November 29


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006


Special commendation medal to Arunachal pavilion at IITF

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: The Arunachal Pradesh Pavilion at 32nd Indian International Trade Fair (IITF) 2012 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi received the Special Commendation Medal for excellence in display.

The award was received by Indira Mallo Jain, Secretary Textile & Handicrafts from D. Purandeswari, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry in the closing ceremony held at Shakuntalam Theatre yesterday evening.

The Department of Textile & Handicrafts, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh participated in the India International Trade Fair after a gap of 10 years, informed Pavilion Director Haj Dodung.


Eviction drive at Pasighat

PASIGHAT, Nov 28: East Siang District Administration along with police personnel carried out eviction drive at Gramsevak Training Center (GTC) area.

The team was headed by the Estate Officer Nidhi Srivastava (ADC), Ojing Nangkar (LRSO) and Olak Apang (CO).

During the drive the team removed fencing from the encroached land in and outside the GTC Training Hall.

Later, the team inspected GTC office and residential areas and traced many temporary, semi-permanent structures and under construction works on the day.

Srivastava confirmed that the drive would continue in the township and further informed many unauthorized constructions including RCC buildings would also be taken down soon.

She appealed to the citizens to cooperate in the endeavor to make Pasighat beautiful and congestion free town. DIPRO


ANYA demands additional police force  in Kurung Kumey

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) in a one-point memorandum to the Chief Minister requested him to sanction two additional police battalions for deployment in Kurung Kumey district to tackle law and order situation.

While pointing out the recent attack on Koloriang CO, the ANYA said that there is no enough police force deployed at Koloriang to minimize the increasing crime rate in the district.


Three houses at Dollung Ramghat village illegally evicted

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Yupia Township Staff Welfare Committee alleged that Assam Forest personnel along with Police has evicted three OBT houses and taken away materials worth lakhs of rupees from Dollung Ramghat village under Tarasso circle, Papum Pare District on November 23 last.

The committee appealed to the state government to take action against such officials responsible for eviction drive and deploy police force for protection of  the villagers of Dollung Ramghat.


Bandh opposed

Itanagar, Nov 28: The Himalayan Development & Charitable Society (HDCS), a NE based NGO and Town Development Committee (TDC), Naharlagun have jointly opposed the 12-hr Capital Bandh called by so called All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization on November 29 and urged the bandh callers to look for other democratic means to register its protest. “Such bandh calls not only paralyze the normal life and social atmosphere but also hampers the students in their study,” Chairman cum Managing Director of HDCS and TDC Bengia Augung, in a release said and urged the bandh callers to adopt other democratic means to draw attention of the authority. The bandh also coincided with semester examinations of Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic College, he said and appealed to all capital dwellers to oppose such kind of any bandh call.

While opposing the 12  hours capital bandh call given by All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization, the Nirjuli Market Welfare Committee (NMWC) appealed the district administration to take stern action against the bandh callers. It requested the general public not to support bandh and also requested the traders of Nirjuli to keep their shops open on Nov 29.


Attack condemned

Itanagar, Nov 28: The Himalayan Development & Charitable Society (HDCS), a NE based NGO and Town Development Committee (TDC), Naharlagun have vehemently condemned the recent attack on Ranjit Sinha, Associate Editor of Arunachal Times and termed it as barbaric and cowardly act by some frustrated youths. Both the organizations requested the investigating agencies to find out the ground realities as to why such attacks are taking place repeatedly amidst security.


‘Enhance cash reward’

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: All Arunachal Pradesh Anti Corruption Activist Association demanded the state government and the state police to enhance the cash reward upto Rs 10 lakhs to the informer in Tongam Rina attack case. The association appealed to the every organization to fight for the cause and threatened that failure to fulfill the demand of the association would invite rigorous agitation.


Forest staff quarter gutted

YINGKIONG, Nov 28: A staff quarter of forest department was completely gutted down in a fire accident at F-colony, Yingkiong Upper Siang District today.

However, no any human casualty was reported and the cause of fire is also not known. The fire brigade rushed to the spot and doused the fire. Yingkiong police is investigating the case. DIPRO


Si Donyi Cricket final on Nov 30

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Subansiri Colony Cricket Team will play against Directorate of Horticulture Cricket in the final of the Si Donyi Cricket Tournament on November 30.

Subansiri Colony Cricket Team reached final beating Sinalita Cricket Team by four wickets in the first semifinal while

Directorate of Horticulture Cricket Team beat Taliha Payeng Circle Cricket Team by equal margin in the second semifinal.


AAPWU meeting held

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union, Kurung Kumey District conducted its meeting at Koloriang yesterday regarding delayed payment of labourer wages/ salaries.

During the meeting the house expressed their displeasure over the failure of Electrical, PHED, UD, WRD, RWD,IFCD departments of Kurung Kumey district to disburse labourers’ payment in the first day of every month and appealed to the concerned departments to look into the matter seriously and disburse labour wages/salary on first day of every month.


Guru Nanak Jayanti at Ruksin, Pasighat


PASIGHAT, Nov 28: Along with rest of the country, Sri Guru Nanak Devji Sabha of Pasighat observed the 544th Guru Nanak Jayanti today with religious zeal at Pasighat town Gurudwara. Several hundreds of Sikhs living in Pasighat joined the celebration.

The day-long celebrations, included Prabhat Phery, Akhand Path Madhya and Bhog, Nisan Saheb Sewa, Nagarkirtan, Prashad distribution, Guru-Ka-Langar, Deep-mala and singing hymns of Granth Sahib besides various competitions among the children.

The Deputy Commissioner of East Siang RK Mishra, Army personnel, government officials and local businessmen also took part in the occasion.

At Ruksin, the 21-Sikh Regiment of Army camping at Rayang camp also celebrated Guru Nanak Jayanti with great enthusiasm.





136 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Bandh paralyzes normal life in Bomdila

‘Bandh enforcers offer cold drinks, snacks to stranded passengers’

Bomdila, 28 Nov: 12 hours bandh call given by West Kameng Indigenous People’s Society (WKIPS) today paralysed the normal life in Bomdila. Not a single shop was open and all vehicles were off the road.

WKIPS members representing six indigenous tribes - Monpa, Shertukpen, Miji (Sajolong), Hrusso, Bugun and Sartang have been demanding the arrest of those culprits, who brutally beaten ASI S Thinley and assaulted SI A Tayeng inside Police Station on November 17.

Only one assaulter has been arrested till date and rest of the criminals are still at large even though 12 days have passed by. West Kameng Indigenous People's Society (WKIPS) president Tsering Sonam, in a release said that law and order in the district is at its lowest. When police themselves are beaten up inside Police Station then how safe and secured are the ordinary citizen in the district? He questioned.

Bandh supporters numbering 300 stopped the vehicles at Upper tri-junction. Scores of vehicles, including tourists vehicles, who were either heading towards Tawang or Tezpur got stranded. The stranded passengers and the tourists were pleasantly surprised when bandh supporters offered cold drinks and snacks to each one of them and requested to bear with them till 5 pm.

This simple act of humility was much appreciated by the restless and hungry travelers especially women and children. They have not expected such a gesture from the bandh callers! At 5 pm, the bandh supporters gheroed the Police Station and tried to break into the high security gate which was heavily guarded by the security forces. They shouted slogans against Police department and the District administration for failing to arrest the culprits even after 12 days of incident.

The Bandh call was supported by All West Kameng Students Union (AWKSU), Kameng Youth Organization (KYO), Bomdila Town Committee (BTC), All Hrusso Students Union (AHRSU), Govt College Students Union and all community based organizations of the district.

The Society has decided wait for another two days before finalizing second phase of agitation, if their demands are not fulfilled by then.



Burglar arrested, stolen property recovered

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: In a major breakthrough, the City Police has apprehended one Rajib Tanti, age 26 years, from Laluk area of Lakhimpur district, Assam in connection with Naharlagun PS case no. 143/12 U/S 457, 380 IPC.

Naharlagun police team comprising SI T. Nega, HC I Ngomdir, HC [D] T Hinda, Ct T Drai and Ct CT Kokma following a tip off rushed to No.2 Parvatipur, Harmoti, Assam and apprehended one Rajib Tanti, a permanent resident of Dolohat Tea Estate, under Laluk Police Station. One mobile handset and few stolen local ornaments were recovered from his possession. The CJM court has sent him on seven days police custody, according to Naharlagun police.

The arrest was made following a written FIR from one Ipe Basar AE/PWD Itanagar on October 31 informing that his local beads, laptop, 2 (two) mobile handsets worth Rs 15, 00,000 were stolen by unknown culprits. Accordingly a Case no 143/12 U/s 457/380 IPC was registered at PS Naharlagun and endorsed to SI T. Nega for investigation.

While appreciating the good work done by SI T.Nega and his team, SP Capital assured to suitably reward the team for putting their best efforts to recover stolen property.



Imbibe righteous values of the Sikhism: Governor

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen (Retd.) JJ Singh called upon the Sikh community to imbibe righteous values of the Sikhism and stay rooted to their cultural heritage and traditions.

Attending the 544th birth anniversary celebration of Guru Nanak at Gurudwara Saheb, Naharlagun on today, Singh exhorted them to maintain the spirit of sacrifice and community service and help the other people.

The Governor emphasized that true Sikh is the one, who is a good human being and live by the path propounded by the Gurus. Do good deeds and remember the God, he advised.

General Singh, who have visited many countries in the recent past said that because of the strong traditions, hard work and cohesive living of Sikh community, they are respected and well regarded throughout the world.

The Governor appreciated the Gurudwara Singh Sabha Prabhandak Committee (GSSPC), Naharlagun for organizing the jayanti and properly maintaining the Gurudwara.

The Governor also participated in the Shabad Kirtan and Anand Saheb Path organized on the occasion and performed by the Ragi Jatha from North Lakhimpur. Led by Gyani Surindra Pal Singh, he also took part in Ardaas (Common prayer).

Earlier, President of GSSPC, Naharlagun Sardar Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu welcoming the Governor, expressed gratitude for latter’s participation and for his immense contributions towards the Gurudwara. As token of love and appreciation, on behalf of GSSPC, Naharlagun Sardar Kanwarjit Singh presented a Saropa (Saffron scarf) and a tradition Sikh sword to the Governor. The Gurudwara committee also felicitated members of the community who had contributed towards the Gurudwara, which was constructed in 1974.

Later, the Governor joined the invitees and guests and members of Sikh community in the ‘Guru Ka Langar’ or the community feast organized by Naharlagun Gurudwara Singh Sabha Prabhandak Committee (GSSPC).



Strengthening grievances redressal mechanism top priority of City police’

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: A proposal has been submitted to the State Government through PHQ Itanagar to constitute a District Level Committee to bring more transparency and accountability in police functioning, informed Capital SP Surender Kumar. The constitution of the district level committee would strengthen the grievances redressal mechanism, the SP hoped and said the committee would meet once in every three months to discuss various issues related to problems of public with respect to police.

The said committee would be headed by either CM or MP of the area. The members of the committee would be comprised of all local MLAs, renowned educationist, eminent jurist, CE (West), DMO, district forest officials, Chairperson of reputed NGOs, Chairperson and member of Women Commission, prominent leaders of students union, District DC and SP etc.

The list of the members of the said committee would be submitted to Govt. for approval after the executive order for creation of said District Level Committee is issued from the   Governor of A.P. Secretariat, Itanagar.

The said committee would provide suitable platform, where public and police can raise their grievances and can find out amicable solutions of their problems.



Coordination meet resolves to defy bandh

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goel in a coordination meeting  with the Govt officials, Market Welfares committees  and transport federations informed about the loss caused to the common man due to frequent bandh calls given by different organizations in the Capital Complex.  Due to the frequent bandh calls, the livelihood of poor persons including traders, commercial vehicle owners, vegetable vendors, daily wage earners is adversely affected. Most of the time of the District Administration is lost in maintaining law and order in the capital complex and as a result, the development issues take a back seat, he said  adding most of the organizations giving bandh calls are unregistered, have no membership base and there are no substantial issues involved in the bandh calls.

The meeting organized in view of bandh call given by an organization on 29th November was attended by city SP Surendra Kumar, ADC, SDPOs, Itanagar/ Naharlagun, office bearers of Market Welfare Associations, Itanagar/ Naharlagun/ Nirjuli/ Banderdewa and office bearers of various transport federations/associations, according to an official release.

The DC assured all members present that the district and police administration would provide all possible security measures including joint patrolling by the Police and Magistrates, Naka-bandhi, deployment of para-military forces at critical market areas, etc.

The release said members present in the meeting unanimously agreed to extend their support to District Administration and to keep their markets open and assured that all commercial vehicles including Auto, Trackers, etc,, would ply on the road as usual.

The DC appreciated all the Market Welfare Associations, Transport Federations/ Associations for their support and again appealed to open their establishments and ply the commercial vehicles as usual. The SP present in the meeting informed all about the security measures taken and about deployment of security forces in the capital complex.



AASSATA to go with proposed strike, ATA extends support

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association (AASSATA) has decided to go with its proposed indefinite pen down strike from December 3 despite warning from the Govt to invoke clause of the “no work, no pay.”

Vehemently reacting the state Govt decision to take stern action, the AASSATA said it will not call back its earlier proposed pen down strike. The committee constituted for submitting a report on the regularization of remaining 2003 batch SSA teachers couldn’t prove itself to be worthy enough in the eyes of the SSA teachers, it said.

The committee which was formed on 27th February 2012 had its preliminary sitting on 15th November after a gap of 8 months but it again failed to submit its report even after an extended ultimatum up to 20th November served by the association. This proved to be a fatal blow to all the SSA teachers. Therefore declaring the proposed indefinite strike as uncalled for  and illegal by the concerned authorities is unjustified, it said.

“Many contractual employees served earlier under different centrally sponsored schemes like operation black board (OBB) and Hindi language junior teachers (HLJT) were also regularized through a regularization service policy at one go after a short span of 3 years in service. So our demand for regularization even after nine years of  selfless service can’t be claimed to be unjust neither on the ground of huge state financial implication nor on any other irrelevant subjects,” the AASSATA said in a release.

The AASSATA, however, lauded the state govt for implementing a service regularization policy based on ‘as and when regularization arises’ in the state. But this process is stated to be a very slow and a time consuming one which deprives the same batch of teachers in regularization  and in giving equal status to them as per their appointment.

The Association said instead of having any grudge the present Govt needs to find and workout on positive strategies in solving the legitimate demands of the AASSATA .

 Meanwhile, the Central Executive Committee of the Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA) today decided to extend its support to the indefinite pen down strike announced by the  AASSATA from December 3.  The state Govt should regularize all the SSA teachers of 2003 batch at one go as per the Cabinet decision of Sept 21, 2010, the ATA CEC said.

The failure of the committee formed to look into the demands of the AASSATA has compelled the  ATA  to extend unconditional support to the  serving contract teachers, it said.



Delay in construction of bridge causes concern


RUKSIN, Nov 28: The people of Mebo subdivision, particularly Borguly area have expressed concern over inordinate delay in completion of 100 mt-long foot suspension bridge over Ngopok river between Kiyit and Borguly villages.

Inordinate delay in completion of the bridge along with construction of approach road is causing great problem to the villagers to go to paddy fields.

Alleging massive financial irregularities in the construction of the bridge, the locals raised question over utilization of fund against the bridge.

The suspension bridge was one of the many projects sanctioned under Special Plan Assistance (SPA) under annual plan of 2009-10. The ambitious project worth Rs 1.35 crore was started on time but it is not yet completed due to reason best known to the officials of the executing department.

The public leaders of the area alleged that the implementing agency did not complete the work, despite release of full amount sanctioned for the foot suspension bridge project.

It is also alleged by the people that the implementing agencies did not call tender against construction of bridge at Kadang, Tatsing and Ngopok river pints and thereby violated the norms and project guidelines.

It is pertaining to mention here that the Arunachal Government (vide letter no. PD (SPD)-11/2011-12 dated 24/09/ 2012) released fund under SPA through the annual plan of 2011-12. An amount of Rs 92499.75 lakh has been released against 536 projects proposed by various department including, PWD, RWD, fishery, Industry, Handloom and handicraft etc. The sanctioning of funds, which are waiting for administrative approval and budgetary support, includes 139 schemes (road and bridges) approved under state PWD. Six out of them are for Mebo sub-division in East Siang district for construction of Rural Link-road.

The people of the district urged the government departments to follow up project guidelines in implementing the project as the Planning Commission instructed the nodal agencies/executing departments to call tender against each construction work and to ensure proper utilization of the money released against the projects.



Villagers in Indo-Bhutan border seek more dev schemes

NAHARLAGUN, Nov 28: Appreciating various initiatives taken up by the present government, the people of 25 villages including Buri, Bleting, Dongmareng, Namtsering Sanghar, Dudunghar, Loudung and Guntse villages living along the Bhutan border desired more schemes to relieve them of the hard life they lead along the international border located above 6,700 feet.

They conveyed their feeling during the three-day tour of their legislator Jambey Tashi during November 24 to 26 last.

Tashi, whose Lumla constituency is area-wise one of the largest among the 60s in the state spread in 618 sqkm touching Bhutan and China, toured the villages to establishing a direct link with his electors to know their perception of development and how the GoAP could serve as a facilitator to come up to their expectations.

On being informed that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki would be visiting Lumla on December 01 next on his maiden trip to inaugurate the new ADC building and meet the people of the area, most of them were eager to attend the function to meet their chief minister.

Taking to this daily over telephone, Tashi said the people were very enthusiastic to welcome the CM and meet him.

 “We do not have a petrol pump and LPG agency and have to go all the way to Tawang to collect the essential items and the transportation cost increases the rates by double.  Kindly seek the intervention of the CM for setting up of such facilities to provide these essential services at Lumla for our convenience,” the MLA quoted many of the people pleading with him.  



Army conducts medical camps in remote areas

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: In its attempt to strengthen the relations and build confidence of local people of remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh Indian Army conducted ‘Patrol Milap’ and organized medical camps in the remotest areas, where practically no medical facilities are available.

One team led by Maj. Himanshu Joshi of 7 Bihar Regiment and another party of 13 Indian Army led by Lt Mohit Dixit of 7 Bihar Regiment and Lt Sanjay Rangani of 70 Fd Regiment conducted Medical Camps at various remote areas in and around Marjunla Camp.

The Party headed by Maj. Himanshu Joshi organized medical camp at Marjunla and Khenwa, Sangbai Camp, Chyang Tajo, Narri Camp and Domdilla.

Another party headed by Lt Mohit and Lt Sanjay travelled near about 110 Km on foot in a very difficult terrain and adverse weather conditions to deliver a token of humanity and faith to the people, who have never even crossed their village boundaries.

The team conducted medical camps at Nampe and Venia. The people of Lamniya were also benefited by this medical camp. Other villages in the deep forest namely. The team also reached to remotest Yakli, Machi, Mechar villages.

The Indian Army provided medical aid to almost 2000 people covering 20 remote villages in the area treating the most prevailing diseases like malaria, RTI (respiratory tract infection), diarrhoea, stomach ache, joint pain and skin infection during the 8 days campaign.

The local authorities also helped the Indian Army in organising and conducting the medical camp. The DMO provided medicines to the Indian Army team. NGO Karuna Trust also assisted the party in the camps.

East Kameng DC, Cos of Khenwa and Chayang Tajo also assisted the army in conducting the campaign.



Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Cricket Championship

Pare Rangers, CCCC register big wins

ITANAGAR, Nov 28:  Pare Rangers thrashed Lower Subansiri District Cricket Association (LSDCA) by 54 runs in the first Super Eight league match in the 3rd Yaja Waii Memorial T20 Cricket Championship 2012-13 at Seppa General Ground played today.

Electing to bat first after winning the toss Pare Ranger piled up 164 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs.

Jun Das scored 86 in 45 balls with help of 3 sixes and 13 hits to the fence and remained unbeaten. Techi Neri scored 39 in 33 balls (1x6, 5x4).

Barring Santanu Choudhary, who took 3 wickets in his 4 overs conceding 17 runs, none of bowlers from LSDCA were successful. There were many drop catches by LSDCA fielders which caused them dearly.

The highest run getter from LSDCA was Rakesh Kr. Sihag, who scored 23 runs in 28 balls with help of 1 six and 2 fours.

Akhilesh Sahani took three wickets in four overs conceding 31 runs and Susil Kr. claimed two wickets in four overs conceding 13 runs.

Man of the match award sponsored by East Kameng SP was won by Jun Das of Pare Ranger.       

 In the afternoon match of the day, Capital Complex Cricket Club (CCCC) crushed Papum Pare Cricket Association by five wickets.

CCCC, which decided to field first after winning the toss, restricted PPCA to a paltry 57 runs in 16.5 over.

Deyu Terron was most successful bowler for CCCC. He got 4 wickets in his 4 over conceding only 11 runs. He was adjudged the Man of the Match the prize for which was sponsored by Meku Taffo, JE PWD. Bamon Saikia also took two wickets.

CCCC reached the target losing 5 wickets in 9.5 overs.



Review cum awareness meet on TDF held

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: A review cum awareness meeting on Tribal Development Fund (TDF) was held at Laptap village on November 26.

The joint Technical Management Committee (TMC) meeting reviewed the project activities in progress at the site and also enlightened the beneficiary farmers of Laptap, Pech, Hoj and adjoining villages about status report on TDF Project through PowerPoint presentation by Vivekanand Safi, Subject Matter Specialist (Fisheries) of KVK Papum Pare.

Dr. T. Heli, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Papum Pare informed that TDF project was conceived  with integrated farming system (IFS) module  wherein  orange orchard was the core activity which is infused with agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries and other livelihood  improvement programmes.

The KVK Papum Pare, the project implementing agency, mainly focuses on need base capacity building programme, such training, method demonstration, plant protection and exposure visits of the beneficiaries, Dr Heli said while informing that two key beneficiaries from each village has been trained to serve as trainer for other farmers in the village with ‘each one teach one’ module. He further informed the participant that the said project is in full progress as per the target.

Tana Tada, field coordinator, NN Charitable Society appreciated the noble concept of rural development for enhancing farmers livelihood opportunities by the KVK. He informed that the present TDF project is sure to success and sustain in future for their livelihood opportunities as per beneficiaries response at ground level.

N. Amar, Chairman, NNCS informed that more and more farmers are coming forward to avail the benefits under the TDF Project. He requested the General Manager, NABARD, Itanagar to plan for value chain and marketing of locally produced orange, pine apple and banana of beneficiaries of TDF Project.

Later, Dr. Radhakrishanan (G.M) accompanied by Debojit (Manager) from NABARD and Dr. T. Heli, and his team of Subject Matter Specialist from KVK, Papum  Pare individually verified the beneficiaries’ plots.

Tana Yaki said, “The training and method demonstration organized by KVK team have proved much beneficial as we are now able to grow healthier plants.

Taro Pirij of Pech village informed about Mithun menace in their orchards and appealed for providing fencing.

Dr. Radhakrishanan suggested the KVK Papum Pare to plan for sending a team of farmers for exposure to Centre for Food Technology Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore to get acquainted with food processing and value addition to get higher price for their produce. He also requested the KVK to plan for controlling Mithun in the orchards in consultation with various farmers group in the area.



Saint Claret celebrates departmental fest

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Saint Claret College, Ziro celebrated the Departmental Fest, the most prestigious event of the college with all pomp and novelty.

All the seven departments of the college competed against each other to make sure that they are the best. Each department was given 25 minutes to perform on the stage and the presentation in the classroom. It was a time for the students to exhibit their talents, use their creativity and learn to work in groups. It was a tough time for the eminent judges like Rev. Dr. Paulson Veliyannoor, CMF, Bharat Lingu, Land and Revenue and Settlement Officer, Y.L. Yumlam, District Transport Officer and Tatker Mize, District Tourism Officer to judge the departments as one performed better than the other.  

The department of History showcased the great sacrifices of Indian soldiers in the Kargil War and the Great Wall of China. It was the turn of the Department of English to immortalize the power of love to overcome death through their play, ‘The Game’ and Milton’s Paradise Lost and Regained.

The Department of Economics brought out the evolution of Economy from pre-historic to modern times. The Department of Education enlightened the audience about the need for education and various models of education. The Supreme Court was brought alive by the Department of Political Science. The evolution of man and cultural diversity were convincingly presented by the Department of Anthropology.

Finally the Department of Geography took the audience through an array of Geographical topography. The fest was indeed a feast to the eyes of the audience.



Review meet on TLC/NBA

KHONSA, Nov 28: A district level review meeting on Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) renamed as Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) was conducted by PHE & WS Division, Khonsa today.

Likha Tekhi, Executive Engineer cum Member Secretary of District Water and Sanitation Mission (DWSM) highlighted the salient features of NBA. The progress of various component of TSC, including Base Line Survey (BLS), Project Implementation Plan (PIP), physical and financial progress, outstanding bills, revised estimate of both Tirap and Longding districts were presented by him through PowerPoint. He also informed that APL families would also be considered under NBA to avail incentive for construction of individual household latrines (IHHLs) at par with BPL families. He urged the gathering to keep strict vigil on illegal tapping of water from drinking sources and also to ensure quality of water supplied for consumption.

Chairing the meeting, Tirap Deputy Commissioner cum DWSM Chairman Dr. Sachin Shinde, suggested for construction of sanitary toilets by self and not by contractors. He emphasized on providing IHHLs on priority and drinking water facility to those villages where there is perennial drinking water problem.   He directed the executing department to conduct review meeting quarterly.

The ZPMs of Lazu, Wakka, Kheti, Khela-Lamsa, ASM chairmperson of Khonsa, Kanubari, the chief of Kheti village, also gave their opinion on proper implementation of NBA and appealed for early clearance of pending bills on IHHLs constructed in both the districts. DIPRO



3 days training on MPAE begins

PASIGHAT, Nov 28: A three days long training program on Management Practices on Agricultural Extension (MPAE) organized by SAMETI Pasighat in collaboration with EEI-AAU Jorhat started today at the GTC Training Hall, Pasighat.

Dr. AK Bhattacharya and Dr. Dharmendra Bartmuly from Extension Education Institute (EEI) of Assam Agriculture University (AAU) are imparting training as resource persons to thirty Subject Matter Specialist (SMSs) and Block Technology Manager (BTMs) of East, West and Upper Siang districts.

While inaugurating the training Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra said investing in human capital is one of the most effective means of reducing poverty and encouraging sustainable development.

Technological innovation has been a key element in the growth of agriculture throughout the world.

The DC further suggesting the participating SMSs and BTMs to avail the optimum benefits of the training said they require appropriate and up-to-date information on new technologies, plant varieties and cultural practices. It is important to disseminate information about new technologies so that the farmers able to make use of the latest agricultural developments.

Supporting the government decision to allow FDI the Chief Guest said the Government’s decision to allow FDI (foreign direct investment) in the retail sector will bring investments and technology in the entire country. It would benefit farmers as they would get fair price for their products and people would get good quality food grains, he added.

Earlier, B Apum DHO shared his vast experience and knowledge he acquired in the field and focused on beneficial tips on preservation, prevention and increase of productivity.

Principal GTC, Ote Darin informed the course would deliver the state of the art of farming practices, existing management options, good practices, sustainability in farming and hoped that it would serve a useful purpose to the end users.

The DTO (FTC) KL Singh said such training would bridge the gap between the scientists and farmers.

Agronomist Tagam Tamut also briefed about the importance of training on the occassion. DIPRO


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Education sector in Upper Subansiri needs Govt attention

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authority, public representatives and NGOs towards the miserable and dilapidated conditions of various schools and other problems of the Upper Subansiri district.

The govt has established schools in towns and all villages of the district but it has forgotten to equip these schools with required infrastructure and facilities. Schools in the interior villages, even in circle headquarters, are lying in horrible condition. There is no required teachers, class rooms, hostels and there is no proper demarcation of  school boundary.

It is said that schools are the temples of learning and no society can develop without  proper education. But in our district the educational institutions are like temple without priests and deities.

No visible improvement will be achieved in the education sector unless and until the Govt think seriously to improve school infrastructure including teachers’ quarters, hostel etc  with proper demarcation of school boundary and posting of adequate teaching staff in the schools.

Regarding Benami business, I would like to mention here that for last many years general public including unemployed youths and students bodies have been witnessing the opaque policies in all departments in awarding contract and supply works. It is a harsh reality that big businessmen from outside the state have been awarded contract and supply  works against the interest of unemployed youths and people of the state.

As we know, the stagnant water becomes the breeding ground of mosquitoes and other harmful germs, so the prevailing unemployment scenario may become threat to the peace and tranquility of the society. Once upon a time Assam and Punjab were also peaceful states, and Jammu and Kashmir was known as paradise on earth but today the people can well imagine the situation prevailing in these states.

At present there are thousands of unemployed youth in the state. It is right time for Govt to think seriously for wellbeing of the unemployed youths in particular and indigenous people of the state as a whole.


Mahrukh Bayor (Gyorok)

Ex-president, All Upper Subansiri District Students Union, Daporijo




Drain construction is necessary

Dear Editor,

This letter is in support of the letter published in your esteemed daily few days back regarding prohibitory order on the construction of drains along the NH-52 A (ROW). The order has been issued on such a peak time when almost 80 to 100 per cent of the construction has been completed. The government and the executives should have taken proper plan before the execution or implementation of the work.

Who is going to bear the expenses of the poor contractors now? I want to ask the authority why prior notice was not served earlier,  Who will assure us about the construction of four lane national highway in a year or few years? How could we expect early results when the  sanctioning for construction of four lane is under process ?

It is true that construction of four lane national highway will solve the entire problem concerning the development of the roads and its safety but we can construct the drains for the time being till the construction of the four lane highway as a part of safety and maintenance.

We have witnessed the worst condition of the highway particularly during monsoon due to improper drainage and its maintenance. So, construction of drains is not an obstacle, rather it is necessary for safe driving  and protection of the road.

We came to know that many individuals or group of individual are carrying out the construction of drains in their respective colony, area, town etc. without proper permission from the department. I strongly discourage such activities and urge the people to let the work be carried out by the permission holders only for the greater interest of the state.

Lastly, I would like to request the state government and the executives of the state to withdraw the order for the greater interest of the poor contractors in the state.


Dipak Charu


All Arunachal Registered Contractor Association.




Let Gelling be the host

Dear Editor

We are delighted that Siang River and Kepangla Festival is going to be celebrated on coming 8th and 9th December at Yingkiong and Tuting respectively.But at this point, we would like to reiterate that Kepangla falls under Gelling Circle and Siang River enters into our motherland through the Duizing Phu, Gelling Village.

Naming it as Siang River and Kepangla Festival but not holding the festival at original site i.e. Gelling Village has really hurt the sentiment of the entire public of Gelling Circle whereas Gelling Village is competent enough to host the two days Mega Event as there are good accommodation facilities with Electricity, Water Supply and good road communication.

If the Siang River and Kepangla Festival is organized at Gelling Village then the public of Gelling Circle would get a chance to have a glimpse of our Ministers from the state and centre, officers and Tourists as they are expected to take part at the mega celebration.


Youths of Gelling Circle





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Greenhouse gases rise

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Between 1990 and 2011 there was a 30 per cent increase in radiative forcing because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping long-lived gases.

Since the start of the industrial era in 1750, about 375 billion tonnes of carbon have been released into the atmosphere as CO2, primarily from fossil fuel combustion, according to WMO’s 2011 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which had a special focus on the carbon cycle.  About half of this carbon dioxide remains in the atmosphere, with the rest being absorbed by the oceans and terrestrial biosphere.

These billions of tonnes of additional carbon dioxide in our atmosphere will remain there for centuries, causing our planet to warm further and impacting on all aspects of life on earth, said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud.

The role of carbon sinks is pivotal in the overall carbon equation. If the extra CO2 emitted is stored in reservoirs such as the deep oceans, it could be trapped for hundreds or even thousands of years. By contrast, new forests retain carbon for a much shorter time span.

The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin reports on atmospheric concentrations – and not emissions - of greenhouse gases. Emissions represent what goes into the atmosphere. Concentrations represent what remains in the atmosphere after the complex system of interactions between the atmosphere, biosphere and the oceans.