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Ashes of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika immersed at Lohit

NAMSAI, Nov 13: Honouring the deep attachment of late Dr. Bhupen Hazarika with Arunachal Pradesh, the ashes of legendry icon was immersed at River Lohit at Parashuram Kund today at 1200 hrs amidst huge gathering.

The ashes were brought to the Parsuram Kund site by SDO, Sadia at around 11am.

A sea of fans with broken hearts and tears rolling down their cheeks made a bee-line to pay their floral tributes to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.

On behalf of Chief Minister Nabum Tuki, MLAs Chowna Mein, Kalikho Pul, Chow Tewa Mein, Nang Sati Mein, Karikho Kri paid rich floral tributes to Dr Hazarika.

ADC Namsai T.Miso, while paying his tribute told that the people of North East should forget their differences and become one honouring  the spirit and efforts of Bhupenda.  S. Sengupta, EAC, Namsai while paying floral tributes to late Bhupenda said that there is never going to be another musician like Bhupenda.

T. Gangkak, EAC Wakro said the haunting voice of  Dr. Bhupen Hazarika would reverberate forever.

Rakesh Kumar Singh, AGM of Athena Demwe Power Limited said that Bhupenda will always be remembered by the people of Arunachal,  especially Namsai sub-division since his ashes were immersed  in the sacred Lohit River at Parsuram Kund Dip.

S.B.Gohain, SDPO Namsai and Dr.C.K.Gohain, in-charge SMO Namsai CHC were part of the overall arrangement.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki would be arriving the state capital tomorrow at 2 pm carrying the urn containing the ashes of Dr Hazarika, whose mortal remains were consigned to flames inside the Guwahati University campus on Wednesday.

The Assam government had consented to hand over the ashes following the request of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) that the cultural icon’s ashes be immersed in the major rivers of Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, a coordination meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Information Commissioner and APLS president Y D Thongchi at the State Museum today to chalk out programmes for paying tributes to Dr Hazarika after the arrival of the Urn containing his ashes at Itanagar.

The urn would be taken to JN State Museum in a decorated vehicle with ‘gayan and bayan’ from Naharlagun heliport.

After the arrival of the urn at JN State Museum at 3 pm, floral tribute will be paid to the portraits of Late Hazarika by the VIPs. The ashes would  also be kept at State Museum on November 15 for the public to pay their homage.

State’s first celluloid film Meri Maa Mera Dharam will be screened while songs of the music maestro will be played at the venue. A Sarva Dharma prayer will also be organized  involving heads of various religious groups at the venue.

The ashes would be sent to different places and immersed in important rivers, namely Siang, Subansiri, Kameng, Lohit, Tirap and especially in Dibang river as he was born at Bolung village on the bank of the river.


Sensitive APPBn beat out post running without facility

Prafulla Kaman

RUKSIN, Nov 13: The beat out post (BOP) of Arunachal Pradesh Police Battalion (APPBn) set up at Debing on Assam-Arunachal border, around 10 km from here has been running with myriad of problems, causing great deal of dissatisfaction among the cops and local people including the PRI members.

Lack of required number of police personnel  at the BOP and non-existence of communication facility raises question about the safety of not only the people but of the cops themselves.

The outpost set up in 1981 is running without minimum requirement like wireless phone and protective bunker around the camp. To top it all, there is no water supply and electricity since its establishment.

Due to lack of wireless phone, sending of urgent message to the concerned police station is a hard task to be accomplished.

Four policemen including the Incharge and three other constables are dwelling in a worn-out kachcha house (see picture).

The Debing area falls under Ruksin sub division in East Saing district. Located at the vulnerable area bordering Rajakhna Panchayat of Assam, the local people are witness to number of clashes between the dwellers of both sides Assam and Arunachal.

The PRI members led by Kamin Apum (ASM of Debing-I) had moved the East Siang Superintendent of Police during July 2009, demanded his initiative for providing necessary infrastructure and facilities to the BOP.

Alleging the inaction of their elected leaders, Yom Yomso, the head Gaon Burah of Debing said that due to indifferent attitude of the elected leaders, problems being faced by the people of the village have not been solved. Talking to this correspondent, In Charge of the BOP Sarat Bori expressed his anguish over the pathetic condition of the camp and urged the authority to look into the problems.

The problem being faced by the BOP has already been made known to the higher ups of the department.


BJP protests price hike

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: To voice against the increased price hike, the East Siang district BJP unit on Nov 11 organized a meeting at main market, Pasighat led by BJP district President Tamat Gamoh.

On the occasion, the East Siang district BJP unit also submitted eight-point memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, which included checking and deployment of adequate forces in Pasighat to contain law and order.

Improvement of road and sanitation, communication and proper public transport connectivity in the entire East Siang district, more PDS outlets, supply of proper medical equipments to all the hospitals and primary health centres were other demands.

The party further called for proper implementation of schemes and facilities for the farmers. Shortage of teachers and appointment of more subject teachers, proper implementation of mid-day meal and right to compulsory education were also part of the memorandum.  


ALSU conducts 2nd phase of survey at Naharlagun & Nirjuli

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: In continuation of their movement against the menace of ‘Illegal land encroachment’ in Capital Complex, the Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) today completed its second phase of survey in Naharlagun and Nirjuli town. The cumulative assessment of the survey has revealed some startling facts and figures, which are beyond the expectations and imagination of team ALSU.

The menace of illegal encroachment of government land has gripped the entire denizens of capital complex.    As witnessed in the first phase of the survey of around Itanagar area, the land encroachment menace in Naharlagun and Nirjuli was no different. The unchecked and rampant hazard has reached an epic proportion.

“ In a bid to occupy government land illegally, these erring citizens have completely demolished standing govt. quarters and buildings,” ALSU said in a release. “It was revealed during the survey that 80% allotees are govt employees and remaining 20% are people from other walks of life.  ‘D’ Sector which used to house the leaders, bureaucrats and technocrats of the by gone era and once considered the posh locality in Naharlagun has completely transformed into a concrete jungle. The neglected Polo Park, of Naharlagun, is shrinking day by day because of rampant earth cutting by land encroachers,” the release said and demanded the administration to initiate strong measures immediately to control and prevent further destruction and encroachment of this historic and important landmark.

Team ALSU led by its Secretary General Romik Jagu and  other executive members, has prepared a dossier of  documents, consisting of video, photograph and other documentary evidences, which will be submitted along with a memorandum, to the Governor, the Chief Minister,  Chief Secretary, Minister of Land Management & Housing etc.

The ALSU further appealed to all people of Capital Complex to be proactive and partake in erasing this menace.  “As responsible citizens of the state, it is the collective duty of the common public and Govt. employees to put an end to this predicament, and preserve the historical landmarks and encourage the planned expansion of Capital Complex for the next generation,” ALSU added.


Cops assure tight security during Natl Weightlifting C’ship

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: MLA Techi Kaso and Capital Complex deputy commissioner Onit Panyang along with PWD and PHED EEs Er. Ratu Techi and Er. Tadar Manku today reviewed the progress of the on-going  preparations for the ensuing National Weightlifting Championship scheduled to be held at Naharlagun from November 20.

The team inspected the Nyikum Nyia Hall at Nirjuli and directed the sub-committees to intensify their works.

They also interacted with Indian Weightlifting Federation Joint Secretary cum Arunachal Weightlifting Association president Abraham K. Techi and general secretary Daniel Teli and took stock of the progress of the preparation works.

Earlier, Robin Hibu, DIGP had assured the Organizing Committee to personally monitor the all security arrangements during the events.  

Capital SP Hibu Tamang also assured the Organizing Committee to provide tight security during the championship.


BJP resolve to constitute zonal legal core committee

Itanagar, Nov 13: Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) National Legal cell Eastern Zonal convention held at Guwahati, Assam yesterday resolved to constitute Zonal Legal Core Committee to address and study the lacunaes in the issue of land acquisition processes, handling corruption matters in  Northeastern states.

The meeting was addressed by the National Convener, BJP Legal Cell and Senior Advocate of Supreme Court Dr. Raghavendra Singh, National Co-Convener, and Senior Advocate, Supreme Court, Sidhartha Bhatta-charjee and the Organizational-in-Charge, BJP NE States, P. Chandresekhar Roa.

Altogether 150 legal experts representing the state BJP Legal cells of the all Northeastern state units including West Bengal and legal experts and academicians attended the day-long convention.

Sambu Siongju, State Convener PR and Legal and Legislature Cell represented the State Legal Cell of BJP at the convention.


District level NCSC 2011

Daporijo, Nov 13: The 19th District Level National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) of Upper Subansiri was held on November 9 at the auditorium of VKV Kuporijo.

VKV Kuporijo topped the district by securing first and second position. The third position went to Govt. H.S.school, Dumporijo. Anuj Kumar Maurya of class IX of VKV Kuporijo stood first, Tenoj Raji Tamin of class IX and Shivanand Thakur of class VIII bagged the second position jointly. Marku Kena of class X of GHSS Dumporijo bagged the third position.

All the four students will represent the district in the state level Science Congress. The prizes to the winners were distributed by .Tape Jeram, District Programme Co-ordinator, RMSA, Upper Subansiri.

The programme was organized by the office of the DDSE, Upper Subansiri district and co-ordinated by P.Kalita, DTO, Scouts and Guides.

S.B.Singh, J/T, GHSS, Daporijo, .Molar Bui, HDO, Taken Nyokir Block Co-ordinator DRDA,  T.Baki TA, DRDA acted as evaluators. DIPRO


AASSATA urges CM to release salary, arrears

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association (AASSATA) has appealed to the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to release the salary and arrears of teachers serving under SSA immediately.

Describing the hardships being faced by the teachers due to non release of their enhanced salary of the present month and arrears of the last six month, AASSATA urged the Chief Minister to release the state matching share of 10 per cent to get 90 percent share of central fund for early release of arrear cum salary.

The SSA teachers’ association also appealed to the Chief Minister to implement the one-go regular policy in letter and spirit.


DAPF resents ADC’s order

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The Dam Affected Peoples Forum (DAPF) of Siyom Bango has resented the notice issued by ADC Rumgong prohibiting participation of Govt. officials in public meeting.

While terming the order as very unfortunate and unjustified, DAPF demanded the ADC to either withdraw his public notice or tender public apology for the same immediately.

“The ADC should come out in open and let the people know the provisions of such law and procedure under which he had issued the notice,” it said.

“The meeting at Pessing on October 14 and 15 was called to form a public opinion over the impacts of the proposed Lower Siang Hydel Project on lands and properties of Siyom Bango area where all the affected people of Siyom Banggo area were invited. The participants irrespective of their individual capacities participated as dam affected people but not as Govt servants in the interest of safeguarding their ancestral lands and properties,” it said.


Fish farm boundary inaugurated

Daporijo, Nov 13: Daporijo MLA Tapen Siga along with the Upper Subansiri deputy commissioner Ameya Abhyankar inaugurated the boundary wall of government fish farm constructed under departmental SPA 2010-2011 at the office complex of the District Fisheries Development Officer on November 11 last. The function was also attended by S. Timba (DPO), Taye Riamuk (DFDO), T. Jeram (PO, APEDA) and other departmental staff.

The fish farm and the compound were inspected by those present and ideas and suggestions were shared to develop the area for more production of fishes to benefit the government and the fisheries department.

Suggestions were also put forwarded to develop the area as eco tourism place by providing walking and angling facilities for the enthusiasts. DIPRO


Socio economic caste census

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Block level workshop-cum-training programme on socio economic caste census 2011 was held on Nov 12  at Anchal samity hall Roing for Roing-Koronu CD Block. The training was attended by enumerators, supervisors and PRI members.

BDO - cum- BSECCO, Roing Gulapsi Manyu urged the participants to have patience and attentive during the course of training programme and to get clarified their doubts, if any,  to avoid the complicacies during door to door visit.

Director - cum- District (SECC) Officer, T. Tatak dwelt at length on the importance of Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 and urged all enumerators and Supervisors to carry out the Census operation sincerely and not to leave out any household.

Master trainer R.N.Dubey ST (Eco) and A.K. Das APO (M) DRDA trained the supervisors and the enumerators.


AG office to celebrate 150th anniversary of ID&AD

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: The Accountant General office here would celebrate the 150th anniversary of Indian Audit and Accountants Department (IA &AD) on November 15 at 11 am at Banquet Hall.


Union demands relief for fire victims

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Galo Students’ Union, Rajiv Gandhi University unit expressed deep shocked over the fire accidents at Logum Jini and Pasighat recently.

It appealed the state government to provide adequate relief materials to the fire victims immediately.


CM urged to resume dev. works

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: All Nyishi Youth Council (ANYC) has urged the chief minister to resume development works of the state  by forming his cabinet immediately.

It hoped that the CM would induct only the capable and efficient ones into his council of ministers to run the state smoothly.


Painting competition

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh organized a school level painting competition for Doimukh area at Emchi Middle school, under the project Vision 2020 on Nov12.

Altogether 66 students from different schools of Doimukh participated in the competition. The competition was organized to select some talented child artists from the state to represent at the North East level mega event.

Top six students from the state will meet Mukhesh Khanna popularly known as Shaktiman and participate in 1100 metre painting to be painted by 1100 child artiste selected from 86 district of North East along with 100 senior artists of the country at Baal Kala Sangham 2011 in Guwahati on Dec 29 to 31.


ANYA team visits Mental Hospital

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: A team of All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA), which visited the Mental Hospital Midpu, Doimukh to take stock of the present functioning of the hospital, claimed that no staff was found present during the team’s visit except the chowkidar from PWD department. It said that the out patient department (OPD) of the hospital was started from 2010.

Meanwhile, ANYA has decided to take up  the matter with the Secretary and Director of DHS soon.


Youth Musical Nite

ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Nyishi Baptist Church Council of Capital Complex conducted ‘Youth Musical Nite’ at Immanuel Hall, TBC, Nirjuli yesterday. Various Gospel music items were performed during the musical night.

The function was attended by Techi Kaso, MLA, RK Taj, Scientist, Environment and Forest, Itanagar and Rev. Halli Likha, general secretary, NBCC as chief guest, guest of honor and resource person respectively.



ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Yura Arki and Yura Rajesh were appointed as president and general secretary of the newly formed All Lodokore Village Youth Welfare Association (ALVYWA), Tali.



ITANAGAR, Nov 13: Yego Banggo Welfare Society, Capital Complex mourned the untimely demise of Kirjum Taso.

The society described his death as a great loss to the society. The members of the society prayed to almighty for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.

Galo Students’ Union RGU unit also condoled the premature demise of Kirjum Taso and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.


Governor’s message on Children’s Day

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd.) J.J. Singh has extended his heartiest greetings and good wishes for the good health, well-being and happiness to all the Children of Arunachal Pradesh on the special occasion of Children’s Day.

In his message, the Governor said, “May you grow, realize your dreams and become a good human being. You are the leaders of the future, of our country and our wonderful State”.

On the joyous occasion, the Governor has appealed to every citizen of the State to uphold the spirit of the celebration and give the children their rights to education, health care, equal opportunity to excel, to express his or her opinion and to be free from exploitation.

“For our better future, let us give our best to our children today” he further appealed. PRO to Governor


Lok Adalat disposes 16 criminal cases

Daporijo: The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Upper Subansiri district conducted a two days Lok Adalat at Singik Hall, Daporijo recently and disposed off 16 criminal cases.

While initiating the inaugural session of the Lok Adalat, Sode Potom, EAC cum Member Secretary highlighted the significance of Lok Adalat and urged the litigant parties to participate in the Lok Adalat with clear and sincere intention enabling the Lok Adalat to assist them in finding an amicable resolution to their differences.

The members who attended the Lok Adalat were A. Abhyankar, DC cum Chairman, A. Bitin, SP cum Member, Tadu Bayor, Advocate/ Member, Nerto Riba and Talum Babla, Members. DIPRO.


Seminar on liquid crystals

ITANAGAR: The Department of Physics, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST) will organize the 18th National Conference on Liquid Crystals (NCLC) during November 15-17.

Eminent scientists from USA, Germany and different parts of the country would participate in this seminar.


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Economic growth and rights of Children


A study by the HAQ-Centre for Child Rights, a composite index that looked  into all aspects of child wellbeing in all sectors and indicators for realisation of child rights as a whole has come up with surprising findings.

It reveals that the economic growth of a state does not ensure rights of children.

As in most social sector indicators, Kerala tops the national child rights index, followed by Karnataka. Arunachal Pradesh is the worst performer in protecting the rights of children. One point that stands out in the indexing, the first of its kind in the country is that economic growth does not necessarily improve the wellbeing of children. Jharkhand is the only State whose economic status matches its child rights rank both standing at 17.

Kerala, which ranks first in the national child rights, stands ninth in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) status, whereas Maharashtra, which ranks first in the GDP, is standing third in child rights. Maharashtra does badly in sex ratio and child marriage, which points to the lack of attention to children. Arunachal Pradesh has performed fairly well in sex ratio, child marriage and early childhood care.

The ranking has a regional pattern: four of the five best performing States Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh are from the southern region. On the other hand, all the worst performing States are in the Northeast: Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. In fact, of the five States falling in the not-so-well performing States category, Tripura, Assam and Mizoram are from the Northeast. They are performing badly in almost all indicators.

A significant proportion of the population of the worst performing States, which are performing badly in education, are tribals: Jharkhand and Arunachal Pradesh are tribal-dominated, with indigenous groups constituting 26.3 per cent and 64.2 per cent of the population. This is also true of health, wherein the five worst performing State are Assam, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. With exception of UP, most states have huge tribal populations. These findings need to be taken into consideration by policy makers. A good economy does not necessarily translate into good social index.


Give us more time

Dear Editor,

I would like to request the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission to postpone the date of Mains exam. Although it is known to us that the APPSC is capable of conducting the civil service exam in the shortest time frame. Last year the APPSC broke the record of all the State public service commission in the country in conducting civil service exam in the shortest time frame. But here, the question is not about conducting the exam, that too, of civil service stature in the shortest possible period. The question is about the vastness of syllabus and the time that we have for preparation. For the Mains exam, the UPSC also provides a period of four months. And APPSC syllabus is same as that of the UPSC, then why this disparity? As the date earlier declared by the APPSC is a tentative, it can be extended, if necessary. The demand for postponement of exam by various other candidate is genuine.

Hence, I request the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission to think over the matter and take a genuine decision for all the aspiring candidate.


An aspirant,  (on email)



Increase the incentives for IAS aspirants

Dear Editor,

I would like to pray the state govt. to increase the incentive for IAS aspirants of the state. The state govt provides a sum of Rs.30000  for those students who clear UPSC prelims & Rs.50000 thousands for clearing mains which is a very meagre amount in comparison to amount spent by the students in the course of their IAS preparation. Our students have to stay outside our state like Delhi in order to avail good study materials, coaching and guidance as the same are not available in the state. And the fees they spend in coaching institutes ranges from minimum Rs 1 to 2 lakhs. Moreover single room in Delhi cost Rs.5000 a month. Moreover the incentives provided by other states like Assam, Manipur, Kerala to their students are much higher than our states. With the sixth pay recommendation, if the salaries can be hiked in all sectors of the govt, why can't there be a little increase in incentives for students? So, I  pray our state govt. to increase the incentives which will be of great help to the students and  will boast their moral.


Kim Longri, IAS spirant, Delhi, (on email)



Facilities for tourists in Daporijo

Dear Editor,

I would like to appeal to the people  of Daporijo to  construct good tourist hotels as the town is blessed with lots of tourism potentials right from adventure tourism in Subansiri river, trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing, camping to rich tribal culture.

Moreover, the Dist Hq is connected to major tourist circuits; Itanagar-Ziro-Daporijo-Aalo & Pasighat which is next only to Bomdila & Tawang tourist circuits when it comes to inflow of tourists.

Despite huge potentials for tourism in the district, it has not been fully utilized mainly for two reasons-- lack of accommodation and lack of hygiene.

Most tourists prefer good and clean hotels and due to lack of facilities, the place has failed to attract tourists.

If the inflows of the tourists are high, the economic condition of the citizens automatically improves. And many people can be employed in the sector if the tourist inflow is steady.

So I appeal to the people of Daporijo to construct good private hotels or Govt should come forward to construct good lodges for the greater interest of the tourists and for employment and income generations for unemployed youths of the state.


Yomjum Yomgam

Tour operator

Itanagar, (on email)



Innovative idea

Dear Editor,

Apropos to an article, ''Planning department to use GPS, satellite images'', it’s indeed an innovative idea. By using these technologies one can easily access the progress and development of project.

I really appreciate Ankur Garg, Planning Secretary for implementing such technology in the department.


Koj Kapa

Khonsa, (on email)



Make way for engineers

Dear Editor,

Apropos the article 'APESA Appeal' in your daily in which they called for banning of creation of engineering wings in non engineering departments, I would say that it like monopoly in business sector and it sounds ridiculous.

Let us think about the hundreds of unemployed engineers. If all the posts are filled by the working engineers, then what shall the ever increasing engineers with diploma and degree do? Shall these young engineers wait till those in job retire?

Therefore, the organization should relax the ban on creation of engineering wing/section in non engineering department and open atleast few employment opportunities to the 1000 Diploma/Degree unemployment engineers.


Tubo Hassang

Ziro, (on email)



Cycling on our treacherous roads would be suicidal

Dear Editor,

All those who argue that high petrol prices will not affect the common man, I wish to point out that a vast section of the middle and lower middle class and the poorest of the poor depends on petrol for transport. A strong recommendation for using the bicycle is good but cycling on our treacherous roads would be suicidal.

Although the Centre does not put out numbers, conservative estimates suggest that half the excise duty collection in the country is from petroleum products.

In 2011-12, therefore, the Centre expects to earn about Rs 82,000 crore as excise duty from petroleum products. A Rs 1 cut in excise duty on petrol results in a revenue loss of about Rs 4,000 crore — or 10% of the outlay for the rural employment guarantee scheme — and reduces its ability to spend on welfare schemes and other heads.

Then, coupled with the government’s inability to keep its expenditure under control, there are massive leakages in direct and indirect tax collections and complete exemption of agricultural income from taxes. This explains the government’s unwillingness to cut taxes on petroleum products.

Petrol and Diesel are components of CPI basket. Increase in the price of any will certainly have a major effect on inflation. It will cause automatic and unprecedented rise in prices of all commodities in Arunachal Pradesh hitting hard the common people.


Bajrang Lal Pancharia,

(on email)




The peculiar ATM

Dear Editor,

In response to the letter with caption “Almost became one of the first street beggars” I would like to share with Vivek’s unfortunate experience in Daporijo Town.

The SBI ATM of Daporijo has been playing hide & seek with the people since its inception. Its service is unpredictable. It is something like tossing a coin: you need to depend on luck and chance for getting your own money from the ATM. Infact we need to pray before leaving for ATM booth! Sometimes, it remains defunct for months together due to the technical snag. Even they need to depend on technical person from Kolkata or Guwahati who take several days to arrive in Daporijo.

There is no dearth of Social/Political/Student leaders in the Daporijo Township. In fact, for every five person there is one Social/Student leader. But who care for common cause! Those so called leaders are hankering after easy money and name and fame. They are interested only where the money is involved. They won’t get anything by raising issues like non-functioning of ATM services in Daporijo. In fact they won’t get loan and other money related favours from the SBI if they do so .

Solving ATM problem is not in the election manifesto. Then, why the political leader should bother about? He is not going to stand in the queue like us in the ATM booth.

Lastly, we would like to know from the SBI authority why your ATM is peculiarly behaving and when we could expect proper service from your end?


Tagin Dapo

Daporijo, (on email)



Let’s stop our arguments here

Dear Editor,

Apropos the letter of Byabang Joram published on November 7, I would like to clarify that I neither defended former chief minister Jarbom Gamlin nor showed any reservation over appointment of Nabam Tuki as chief minister.

The intention of my letter was to request the Congress leaders of the state not to play the same trick on Tuki as they did with Gamlin. Because, in the game of pushing and pulling, the ultimate sufferers are the common people.

Further,  what actually I wanted to say was, unlike Union Territories, in a democratic set up like ours, the Centre, AICC chief or any party high commands cannot interfere in leadership change issue unless they get any indication from within the party leaders of the ruling party.

However, let’s bury our differenced here and appeal to all to extend full cooperation and support to the new chief minister for overall development of the state.


Kiryi Potom

Itanagar, (on email)




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