November 02


The Arunachal Times extends greetings to its readers, advertisers and patrons on the occasion of  Diwali. The office and press of this daily will remain closed on Nov 02 on account of Diwali. Therefore, there will be  no issue on Nov 03.



Likabali bandh suspended

ITANAGAR, Nov 01: The proposed 24 hours Likabali bandh on November 4 by the agitating parents of students of the Green Valley Residential School has been temporarily suspended following assurance from the local administration and the state government to fulfill all its demands.

A board under the chairmanship of EAC, Likabali, Hento Karga including the management of the school, parents and local leaders has been constituted for the refund of the school fees.

“The SP Aalo has also assured us to look into the case registered against the innocent protestors,” informed Doi Riram, secretary, parents of the students.


Yet another 12-hr Capital bandh called

ITANAGAR, Nov 01: All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) has called 12- hour Capital bandh on November 10 to register its strong protest against State Govt.’s alleged ‘irresponsive’ attitude towards its various demands.  

AACWA threatened to launch its second phase of agitation in form of 24-hr capital bandh on November 25 to be followed by 36-hr bandh from December 15, if the demands were not met.

AACWA has been demanding the government to adopt clear policies on VAT, relaxation of 5% security deposit, to accept bank guarantee instead of demand draft, increase rates of every item items as per prevailing market rates, to prefer local contractors in supply works, re-introduce ACP system, to allocate sufficient fund in AOP, to award contract works of below Rs.50 lakh without tendering for local petty contractors etc.


AAPLU demands Govt to set up Labour Court

ITANAGAR, Nov 01:  The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has demanded the state government to set up Labour Court in the state for speedy disposal of cases of the labourers.

Claiming that numerous labour related cases, such transfer, posting, promotion etc are still pending without being taken care of, the Union in its memorandum to the Chief Minister said that setting up of Labour Court will help early disposal of all these pending cases.


Forum gives PD 7 days ultimatum to release fund

ITANAGAR, Nov 01: The 21 Koloriang People’s Forum (KPF) gave project director (PD), Koloriang seven days to release payment against Damin-Panyasang BADP road.

While threatening to file contempt of court against the erring officials for their alleged partiality in releasing the fund and also to stage dharna in front of the DC and PD’s offices at Koloriang, if the demand is not met, KFP said that the high court order to hold up payment of the centrally sponsored scheme should not be a point of excuse as payment for additional BADP fund under Koloriang, Sarli and Parsi-Parlo CD block have already been made cent percent defying the court order, it claimed.


CCLAPF submits reminder to CM

ITANAGAR, Nov 01: Continuing its movement against the mass eviction drive and in its endeavor to evolve out some suitable and acceptable solution to the vexed land occupation and allotment issue in the Capital Complex, the Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF) submitted a reminder to the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today for fulfillment of its demands.

The Forum in its representation reminded the CM that out of the two months’ time sought by him to enable the government constituted committee to table its report, one month time has already been lapsed. The Forum requested for fulfillment of its 8-point charter of demands submitted earlier to him in the form of Public Memorandum on September 29 within the remaining time period of one month.


Assault on AHV Dy Director


ITANAGAR, Nov 01: Arunachal Pradesh Veterinary Association (APVA) has vehemently condemned the reported physical assault on one of its senior members Dr. Rajen Perme, Deputy Director (AHV), Regional Sheep Breeding Farm (RSBF), Sangti, Dirang allegedly by a staff (UDC) attached to the RSBF, who is still under probation period, along with some ‘locals’.

“The incident occured on October 31 evening when the victim Dr. Perme was sleeping at his official quarter at farm campus,” APVA informed.

APVA urged the Administration and the law enforcing authorities to initiate strict action against the culprit as per law.

Further, the Association requested the local leaders of Dirang and Sangti area not to safeguard the accused, which will demoralise the govt. officers, who are serving in the remote places with full sincerity and dedication.


Diwali gift to Govt employees, pensioners

ITANAGAR, Nov 01: On the lines of Central Government employees, the State Government employees and pensioners have been extended the benefit of enhanced DA from existing rate of 80% to 90% with effect from 1st July, 2013.

The State Cabinet today in its meeting approved it and asked all government employees to work with more determination, dedication and perseverance in the benefit of state and people.


PRYWA conducts social service

ITANAGAR, Nov 01: The members of Poma Rillo Youth Welfare Association (PRYWA) recently organized a social service by carrying out repairing work of road from Zoo Tinali to Poma village.

Major potholes were filled up and temporary drains constructed to ensure that rainwater does not stagnate. They carried out the repairing works with the help of JCB machine.

The said stretch of the road was lying in dilapidated condition due to damage caused by monsoon rains. Further, the poor condition of the vital road was causing great inconvenience to the villagers of Poma, Bhat, Jote, Basarnallah.

The members of PRYWA informed that repairing work was conducted with the support of Techi Rotu, executive engineer, capital division.


TAH verification team on compensation to start work

AALO, Nov 01: The Land Acquisition Committee constituted to carry out detailed survey and assessment of land and properties falling both sides of the proposed Trans Arunachal Highway will carry out the verification works soon.

The team-A will start the assessment and verification work for compensation from Aalo Bridge Point toward Tai in Tirbin Circle up to Daporijo boundary from November 7.

West Siang LRSO Pumek Ronya has sought the cooperation of police, administration and all members of Land Acquisition Committee to team up to start the verification work.

All HGBs, GBs, PRI Leaders of respective villages falling under the stretch of verification and who are directly affected are expected to present in their respective places during verification time.  DIPRO


KVK organizes capacity building prog  for rural youth

PASIGHAT, Nov 01: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) East Siang conducted three days training cum demonstration programme for rural youth undergoing Forestry Work Experience Programme at College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agriculture University, Pasighat from October 29.

The trainees were exposed to Chinese Eco Carp hatchery management and seed production technique of fishes, soil quality analysis and method of feeding of fishes.

The trainees were also taken to a Chinese Eco Hatchery situated at Bijoypur village of Dhemaji, Assam and to a progressive farmer’s field situated at Mirem Village of East Siang district by subject matter specialist (fisheries) SM Hussain of East Siang KVK. All together 20 trainees participated in the programme.


News Impact

Tuki launches Chief Minister’s Trophy

ITANAGAR, Nov 01: Giving a new thrust to his pet sector games and sports, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today formally launched the Chief Minister’s Trophy at Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy Sports Complex here in a glittering function here. The CM’s Trophy for Football and Volleyball will be held for both Men and Women at block/constituency, district and state level. The Block/constituency level competitions began today.

The winners of block level competition would compete in the district level during December 1-31 followed by state level competition during February 6-20, 2014. The final matches would coincide with the Statehood Day celebration on February 20 next.

A versatile sports persons himself, Tuki in his address said the Trophy instituted by him intended to explore the hidden sporting talents of Arunachal Pradesh.

Attractive cash prizes with trophies and participation certificate would be given during the Statehood Day celebration, Tuki said before serving the ball for the volleyball match to open.

Besides channelizing the youth energy being wasted for unproductive works, the matches would skill the youth, discipline them and those who would excel could choose sports as a rewarding career, he said while referring his government’s pragmatic sports policy that offers cash incentive for national and international medal winners and 10% job reservation for sportspersons in GoAP jobs.

Expressing strong resentment against issue of stapled visa by China to two Arunachalee archers recently, the chief minister informed that he took up the issue with the GoI demanding a permanent solution so that Arunachalees are not deprived from attending  global events in China while India losses sure medals.

However, the promising sportspersons have drawn the attention of Union Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Jintendra Singh, who recently assured all possible supports to promote state’s sports sector.

Every Arunachalee should imbibe sportsman spirit in all walks of life to make our tribal society a model for others to emulate, he said, adding the state is poised for a quantum jump in all spheres of development for which the people have to be mentally and physically ready, to the applause for the gathering.

“The chief minister deserves accolades for giving special attention to sports sector that has facilitated in converting the negative energy of the youth to positive with numerous sports activities taken up throughout the state”, said Sports & Youth Affairs Parliamentary Secretary Wanki Lowang.

Ministers Bosiram Siram, Rajesh Tacho and Tanga Byaling, Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo, Sports Authority of Arunachal Pradesh Chairman Tapuk Taku, APMPB Chairman Bamang Felix and MLA Karya Bagang, among a host of chairmen, vice chairmen, panchayat leaders, were present.  



DA brings smile back on faces of many children with cleft lips

CHANGLANG, Nov 01: To bring smile back on faces of children with cleft lips, surgeries were performed on 13 children of Changlang district to repair their cleft lips at Dibrugarh recently under the initiative of Changlang district administration (DA). A good number of children were also provided with spectacles after proper examination.

The district administration under its innovative programme ‘The Children of the Mist” carried out an extensive child health screening programme in the district during the last couple months. School and Anganwadi children were screened for any disability or incidence of malnourishment during the programme where 12 children were detected with cleft lips and one tongue-tie.

The district administration has also planned a mega medical camp to identify persons with disability, screen them for the same and provide requisite aids and appliances on November 14 to mark the Children’s Day celebration.

Meanwhile, the parents and guardians of those children highly appreciated the district administration for the noble and humanitarian service. DIPRO



Buddha relics to be displayed in Arunachal

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 01: The sacred Kapilavastu relics of Lord Buddha will be in the state for public exposition beginning from November 15 next. This was informed by Chairman, Department of Karmic and Adhyatmik, T G Rimpoche during a press conference at Press Club here today evening.

“Out of the 24 relics, four pieces are being brought to the state for exposition,” Rimpoche said referring to it as a very important and an historic event.

“The main reason behind bringing the relics to the state is we want our people to imbibe the qualities of lord Buddha as Lord Buddha is not only seen as a God but he is also seen as a perfect man. We want our people to attain perfection,” he said and called upon people from the neighbouring states also to come to the exposition and seek Lord Buddha’s blessing.

“As believed by many, though not scientifically proven, that bringing of the relics have been helpful in bringing peace, we are hopeful that the relics will bring in good luck for our people and the state too,” the Rimpoche added.

The relics will be brought to Tawang on November 15 and will be kept for public viewing till November 23 at the famous Tawang Monastery. After Tawang, it will be brought to Bomdila on November 24 and will be kept at Bomdila Monastery till December 2. From Bomdila, it will travel to Namsai on December 3 and will be available for public viewing at Golden Pagoda, Tengapani till December 12 next.

The relics will leave for National Museum, New Delhi on December 13 next.

Meanwhile, on another occasion, finance minister, Chowna Mein while informing about the month-long celebration of Poi Kathina or Kathin Chibar Dan festival of Theravada Buddhism and the exposition of the Buddha relics at Golden Pagoda, Tengapani under Namsai Sub-Division from December 6 next called upon the believers of Lord Buddha to seek his blessing.  “It is a very important occasion for us. I would like to call upon everyone to come and seek blessing of Lord Buddha,” Mein said.

A 25-member steam comprising of monks, intellectuals and researchers from Myanmar have confirmed their participation. Monks and scholars from Thailand, Sri Lanka and Myanmar are also participating, he added.

DIPRO adds from Tezu: Lohit district is preparing for public exposition of the Buddha relics at Tengpani during December six to 12.

The meeting attended by Namsai MLA Nang Mein, Lohit Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk, Namsai ADC Nilima Kumar, HoDs and Public leaders of the area also discussed about security arrangement during that period.

Deputy Commissioner Takuk assured to provide all possible help and assistance from district administration side.

An organizing committee has also been constituted for smooth organization of the ‘Holy Week’.

KK Deori, Curator, PK Nagta, Chemist and Tejpal, Deputy Curator from National Museum, Delhi also participated in the meeting.  DIPRO



Govt. workers demand action against ‘unlawful’ eviction


RUKSIN, Nov 01: The Nari Sub-unit of All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU), a registered labour organization, affiliated to Indian National Trade Union Congress has strongly opposed the ‘unlawful’ eviction carried out allegedly by Nari Elite Society (NES) at Nari town and demanded the district administration for legal action against the violators.

The union, in a written statement submitted to this daily, said the Society on October 5 last conducted an ‘unlawful’ eviction drive at Nari township and violently demolished lots of structures made by the government officials under the very nose of the civil and police administration. The victims are said to be government servants of various departments, who were residing in temporary houses on the allotted land due to non-availability of residential quarters.

“But, the Nari Elite Society in the name of ‘cleanliness drive’ demolished many temporary residential houses, gardens, cowsheds etc. rendering many homeless.”

While terming the drive ‘unlawful’ and a ‘conspiracy’ against the government servants, the union demanded the district administration to initiate legal action against the members of the Society for taking the law in their own hand.

It also criticized the ‘inactive’ role of the Nari Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) for not initiating any step against the violators.

When contacted, Nari ADC T S Mibang said the officials are encroaching government land without proper permission. He said had served show-cause notice to the occupants to explain their occupation in government land without possessing valid documents.

Meanwhile, the East Siang district unit of AAPWU has lodged a complaint with East Siang Deputy Commissioner alleging inaction of the Nari ADC and demanded the DC’s intervention on the issue.

“The ADC went on serving Show Cause Notice to the affected families instead of mitigating the situation. He is silent over the illegal activities of the Nari Elite Society, the union noted in the complaint letter.

It also urged the district administration to give compensation to the affected people.

While giving the district administration 15-day to take action against the wrong doers, the union further threatened to launch phase-wise tool-down strike if their demands are not met.

Nari-Seren ZPM Kenyom Dabii, who has been demanding the district administration for demarcation of government land, also blamed the local administration for the unexpected situation.

According to him, loophole in administrative machinery is encouraging non-governmental organization to conduct such eviction drive overtaking the police and civil administration. He sought action against the wrong doers in this case.



The Present Communism

By Kago Gambo

Meaning of communism

Modern communism expounded by Karl Marx and modified by Lenin and Stalin is based on the theory of class struggle. It considers state as an instrument of exploitation and holds that the class struggle will culminate in the overthrow of the present capitalist system and establishment of dictatorship of proletariat. In course of time the state shall wither away and a stateless and a classless society shall emerge.

Communism: Its continuity

Communism as a concept started evolving as early as Fourth century B.C. from the time of the Greek philosopher Plato. Modern communism is similar to the early communism in many aspects. Its description is in order. Modern communism wants to evolve a society organized on the basis of social service and abhors differences based on birth or wealth. It wants to eliminate the existing frictions and differences in the society and bring about unity and solidarity. Modern communism holds that the society is composed of only two classes – the haves and the have-nots. It wants to eliminate economic competition with a view to create a perfect state. Modern communism relegates the individual to the position of an instrument for the promotion of the interest of the community. It is opposed to the holding of private property and this applies to all the classes of the society. Modern communism lays emphasis on state controlled education and holds that the individual interests can be best secured by promoting the general interest. Lastly but not the least it holds faith in the principle of rule by the elites or a group of outstanding persons.

Communism: A change

Communism is a dynamic concept as other concepts. It has evolved and developing and will continue to do so. Communism as a philosophy or concept depends upon the prevailing conditions, time and circumstance during which the profounder/s and its endorsers live. Hence modern communism is different from early communism on many counts. An account of it is as here-under. The present Communism applies to the vast majority of people consisting of workers, peasants, working classes etc. and it does not believe in class considerations. The modern communism is economic in nature. It lays emphasis on the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of the working classes, through nationalization of the economic resources and equitable distribution of wealth.

The modern Communism wants to effect a basic change in the economic structure of the society. It wants to replace the individual ownership of the means of production by collective ownership, and insists on concentration of all the economic resources in the hands of the state. The modern Communism wants to bring about changes in the means of production as well as consumption. It considers the consumer as important as the producer.

The modern Communism lays emphasis on the enjoyment of the fruits of material resources by all the sections of the community. In other words, the present Communism is positive. It deals only with the instruments of production. The modern Communism is Proletariat. It concerns the workers and peasants more than other sections of society.

Popularity and

practicability of the modern Communism

The modern Communism is not only concerned with national states, it is rather a worldwide movement. It insists on the unity of the workers of the world and wants to bring about changes in the economic structures all over the world. In short, the present Communism is international in outlook. It is a highly practical philosophy and has already been given a practical trial in almost one-third of the world. It has a great appeal amongst the workers and the youths.

(Writer is Assistant Professor, DN Govt. College, Itanagar)



3-month home decorating course concludes

ITANAGAR, Nov 01: The three-month home decorating course conducted by Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), Naharlagun concluded yesterday.

The participants were given training on how to make home decorative items, like artificial flowers etc. with waste materials.

Addressing the trainees on the concluding day function, JSS Director Yorpe Nyokir suggested them to properly use the skills acquired from the training which can help them earn livelihood respectfully. He suggested them to set up shops in their own and start the business instead of running from pillar to post in search of white collar jobs.

North East Development Welfare Society State Unit vice president Tapi Taku emphasized on quality and innovation in their products to compete in the market. Informing that there has been high demand for Arunachalee products outside the State, he suggested them to take part in various centrally sponsored exhibitions like Dilli Hut to sell their products.

Meanwhile, the trainees urged the JSS Director to establish training centres in various districts which will facilitate participation of more interested persons in such training programmes. Due to family problems, they said, can not attend such training with long duration.

Trainees from various districts, including Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri, West Siang, East Siang, East Kameng attended the training.



World Thrift Day celebrated at Tezu

TEZU, Nov 01: The Department of Small Savings celebrated the World Thrift Day by organizing a public awareness programme at the Tibetan Settlement Camp here on October 30.

Chairing the programme, EAC B Tawsik advised the gathering to be aware of various saving schemes and cautioned against unscrupulous and bogus finance companies.

Field Publicity Officer of Department of Small Savings Jotho Yun highlighted about the World Thrift Day which has been observed since 1924. He elaborated at length the various savings schemes particularly offered by the Government of India through a wide network of post-offices across the country. He highlighted about embezzlement of crore of hard earned of the people of Tezu in particular and Arunachal Pradesh in general by some bogus financial companies like Red Cherry, Jeevan Suraksha and Tower Infotech etc.

He advised the participants not to fall prey to alluring false promises given by such bogus financial firms/companies.

NK Bandhopadhyay, Treasury Officer advised the gathering to think about security of their hard earned savings before investment.

Participating in the celebration as resource person, Dr.K Rajendra Babu of Indira Gandhi Government College explained the about the need of savings in the present era of consumerism and how the individual savings help the State and the nation in achieving faster economic growth.

DK Deka from the Department of Posts informed the gathering in details about various post office saving schemes. DIPRO



China opens strategic highway near Arunachal border

BEIJING, Nov 01: China has opened a key 117-km highway connecting a remote part of Tibet located near the frontier with Arunachal Pradesh, with analysts saying the road will help safeguard sovereignty and territory as the region borders India.

The highway links the strategically important Medog county in Tibet to the rest of China, ending the region's status as the only one in the country inaccessible by road.

The highway will also "help safeguard China's sovereignty and territory, as the county borders India", state-run China Daily quoted experts as saying today.

The reference to India is significant as China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet in its border dispute with India.

The road was opened about a week after India and China signed the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA) during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit here last month to address contentious border incursions and aggressive patrolling by the People's Liberation Army.

Special Representatives of the two sides have so far held 16 rounds of talks to resolve the boundary dispute.

Infrastructure development in border areas has also become a contentious issue in recent years between the Indian and Chinese armies.

China has developed Tibet with a string of five airports and rail and road links going up to the Indian border, giving it a strategic advantage in swiftly moving its troops.

At the same time, Beijing apparently has been objecting to similar development taken up by India to beef up infrastructure on its side.

Briefing the media during Singh’s visit, India Ambassador S Jaishankar said the BDCA would not come in the way of India developing its border areas and this work would go on.

The highway was completed after seven failed attempts over the past five decades. China first attempted to build the road in the 1960s, shortly after the 1962 war with India, state media reported.

Significantly the new road connects the last Tibetan county which could not be accessed by road so far. PTI


PM reviews infra along China borders

India plans 14 Rly lines near LAC

New Delhi, Nov 01: Measures being taken to improve infrastructure along the border with China and Pakistan and the maritime boundary are understood to have been discussed at a high level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today.

The meeting of National Security Council was attended by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Defence Minister A K Antony and National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon, sources said.

Senior officials of Defence and Home ministries also attended the meeting which deliberated upon infrastructure along the border and its management, they said.

The meeting comes in the wake of India signing a pact with China for avoiding flare-ups between troops of the two sides with both of them coming closer to each other due to development of border infrastructure. In recent years, the Defence Ministry has started paying attention towards upgrading infrastructure along the border with China to match the capabilities of the neighbouring country.

Antony had conceded in Parliament recently that China is "superior" in terms of border infrastructure as India was late in deciding on building roads and other capabilities near the LAC because of the impact of the 1962 war.

Preparing for meeting challenges on the two fronts, India is also planning to lay 14 strategic railway lines close to borders with these two countries to help in easier and faster movement of troops. The railway lines have been planned in Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.

Seventy-three roads with a total length of 3812 km are also being laid along the China border. PTI


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Public being fleeced

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to appeal to the concerned department and administration to check the present malpractice of the business community of the entire state to check the “khusi-khusi” cost being charged by the shopkeepers for each and every item. The MRP level has no meaning at all. The extra cost of every item being charged is only and only due to the local traders. They have this habit of charging more than the actual MRP. This trend of charging extra has now been slowly passed on to the Non-tribal traders too, who’s excuse is that “kam dam mai dene se dusra local dukan wala humko gali deta hai” or simply “sab dukan mai aisa hi to bechta hai”.

There are no cheap rikshaws in Naharlagun anymore; neither are those frequently plying city buses. Auto rickshaws, trekkers and tempos have replaced them, who charges hell lot of money from the passengers. Minimum charge of auto is Rs. 40/-, for trekker that ply from Itanagar to Naharlagun is Rs. 30/- etc. I wonder what the concerned department or the government is doing in this regard. However, the entire community- governments, concerned department, and traders as well as the buyers/consumers are also themselves to be equally blamed for this price rise. The buyers hardly protest before paying extra. In this era of inflation, artificially created inflation is giving a hard time managing monthly budget for the middle and lower class of the society. I wonder if the Market Welfare Committee is only for the welfare of the business community or they also are serious about the welfare and rights of the consumers.

So, I would like to appeal to the concerned authority, government and the Market Welfare Committee to kindly do the needful to check such malpractices of looting of customers and control this artificially created inflation by local traders.


Tai Dora

Pachin Colony




Please make correction at the earliest

Dear Editor,

Firstly, would like to welcome the decision of Directorate of Higher and Technical Education for launching a new Web Portal for the online registrations to grant stipends to us. For the students studying outside the state it is will be helpful. This was supposed to be great leap in the history of department.

However the website don't seem to be of any good help and most of the sub-links are still on the way to be updated since the time we have logged on and a couple of options don't even open up. We have been instructed to complete the five parts step by step but how can we do that when the page doesn't open up?  Apart from that the way they have highlighted and briefed the information need a slight makeover. Just to give an idea, here’s an extract from the portal. Stipend application form is divided into five parts and a couple more. These are some minor errors that must be fixed as the State's Education department's reputation will be questioned. And the last date being the 10th of November we hereby request the concerned authorities to make amends on the problematic links or extend the deadline.


Abraham Dolo

President   Edmund's Arunachalee Student's Union,

St. Edmund's College, Shillong






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---- Editorial ----


Laudable decision

The decision of the state government to ban issuing of licenses for setting up betting kiosks during Diwali festival should be appreciated by everyone. The Arunachal Pradesh is perhaps the only Indian state where gambling has been legal under the Public Gambling Act, enacted in 1867. During Diwali streets across towns and villages of state are filled with betting kiosks. Many people lose their hard earned money while trying their luck in betting during Diwali. Such situation gives tough time to many families.

Following the order of state government yesterday the capital administration lead by deputy commissioner Sanjay Goel conducted raids and seized gambling items from Chandra Nagar, Chimpu, Ganga Basti, Division-IV, Senky View, and BSNL Colony area of Itanagar and Damsite in Naharlagun during patrolling. The district administration is carrying out patrolling by deploying magistrate supported by a strong 15-member police team headed by an officer in Itanagar, Naharlagun and Banderdewa areas. Such tough move by capital administration should be supported by the NGOs. It is hope that district administration of other parts of state will take cue from their capital counterpart and ensure that ban on gambling is implemented in letter and spirit. Let us have a decent Diwali celebration.