November 05

NEEPCO to execute Kurung Kumey Hydro Power project

Itanagar, Nov 04: The Arunachal Pradesh government has allocated the 330 MW Kurung Kumey Hydro Power project to the North East Electrical Power Corporation (NEEPCO) for execution.

The state cabinet in its meeting on November 1 also approved setting up of a Gas Power Plant at Miao in Changlang district and a Nursing College at the state capital.

It further approved the launching of Chief Minister's Health Insurance Scheme and CM's Trophy events for Football and Volleyball for both girls and boys. DIPRO


AAPYO demands CM to act

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: Claiming that Planning Department has appointed seven lecturers on a standard term of deputation for a period of three years on July 4, 2011 during the tenure of Ankur Garg as the Secretary of Planning, All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) today demanded the chief minister to call back the deputed lecturers and send them back to their respective colleges.

AAPYO in its representation to the CM stated that deputation of lecturers to the Planning Department has further worsened the situation of several colleges that were already facing acute shortage of teachers.

The authority has effected the deputation order despite being aware of the fact that there was acute shortage of teachers in many colleges, the release lamented.


Govt. adopts provision of self certification of documents

NAHARLAGUN, Nov 04:  The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to adopt the recommendations of 12th report of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission with effect from October 21 last where it has recommended adoption of self certification provision for simplifying procedures.

Under the provision, any person can attest and certify his documents like marksheet, birth certificate without going to a gazetted  officer to get their certificates attested.

However, under this self-attestation method, the original documents are required to be produced at the final stage.

“For government departments, the existing requirements of attested copies or affidavits in various application forms need to be reviewed in a phased manner and wherever possible provision for self-certification of documents would be made, after obtaining approval of the competent authority.” DIPR


NMWC demands action against vandalism

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: Claiming that some miscreants vandalized a pandal and destroyed the idol of goddess Laxmi in front of Bobin store at Nirjuli on the night of November 2, Nirjuli Market Welfare Committee (NMWC) has demanded the Capital DC to take immediate action against those miscreants involved in the vandalism.

In a letter to the DC, the market welfare committee said every Indian has rights to practice their religion peacefully. But the incident of November 2 night has curtailed the legitimate rights of a majority community of the country.

The committee blamed the lackadaisical attitude of the police of the Nirjuli Police outpost for such lawlessness in Nirjuli area.


UNO comes to support of AACWA

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: The United Nyishi Organization (UNO) has come to the support of All Arunachal Pradesh Contractors’ Welfare Association (AACWA).

While extending support to the demands of AACWA, the UNO in a release said that the people friendly Government should not hesitate to invite the AACWA to discuss its various demands.

“No doubt there are numerous NGOs in the state. But, the state government should judge the NGOs which are working for the welfare of common people of the state,” the release said.

Saying that 80 percent of the youths and public are in the field of contract works, the Organization urged the state government to fulfill the demands of AACWA.


NSS volunteers participatein pre-Republic day parade

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: Nine NSS volunteers from various Colleges, Government Higher Secondary Schools and Polytechnic Colleges participated in the pre-Republic Day parade at Gurudas College under Kolkata University from October 21 to 30 last.

Likha Pantom of Dera Natung Government College was the leader of the team that comprised of three girls and six boys.

Two volunteers will be selected out of the nine participants. The selected volunteers will represent the State NSS unit in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26 next year.


AGYO seeks support for setting up rehabilitation centre

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: Expressing serous concern over increased use of drugs among youths in the state, the All Galo Youth Organization (AGYO) has urged the government to help the organization set up a drugs rehabilitation centre.

In its letter to the health minister, AGYO said that drug use has been increasing among the young boys and girls throughout the state which is a matter of grave concern.

“We must all stand together and fight against this menace by creating awareness about the harmful effects of drugs,” the letter said.


Orientation prog for medical officers

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: A three days orientation training on vector borne diseases for medical officers was held at Yupia recently.

During its inaugural session, DMO, Papum Pare district Dr S Ronya requested all participants to be determined in implementing all IEC/BCC activities in the district. He further emphasized on leprosy control, management and its treatment.

Dr Libe Nyorak, Dr Mopi Riba and Dr P J Sharma were the resource persons of the three day programme.


Ex-minister contributes iron for building ‘Statue of Unity’


PASIGHAT, Nov 4: Former Arunachal Minister Rajen Gohain Namchoom has contributed few iron tools for use in the construction of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a dream of project of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Gohain Namchoom, son of late Chowkamon Gohain, the first parliamentarian of the state has contributed iron farming tools used in his agriculture farms at Chongkam village in Lohit district for use in construction of the statue christened “Statue of Unity.”

Chongkam village is known as richest agriculture site in the country.

Sources informed that BJP National General Secretary and former Arunachal-East MP Tapir Gao accompanied by party's National Council Member cum Spokesperson Wangman Lowangcha collected iron tools from Gohain at Chongkam recently and handed it over to Modi.


AKYF dissatisfied with road work

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: Expressing dissatisfaction over road works under PMGSY from Tajina bridge point to Kaji village in Upper Subansiri district, the All Kaji Youth Forum has demanded the department concerned to setup a committee to re-check the road work at the earliest.

According to the Department, he Forum said, the work is completed and the payment has already been made.

The Forum criticized the authority concerned for making payment against the road work without proper verification.


Boleng ZPM seeks action against AERO

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: Alleging that Assistant Election Registration Officer (AERO) of Boleng in East Siang district has carried out voter registration on November 2 at Boleng which was supposed to be held at Suple camp as per the notification, Zilla Parishad Member Oshi Mibang demanded action against the AERO for changing the venue.

In a complaint letter to the Secretary, Election Commission, the ZPM claimed that the AERO had arbitrarily changed the registration venue without giving proper notification to the PRI leaders of the area which has deprived hundreds of people from the registration process.

Seeking the state Election Commission’s intervention in the matter, the ZPM further urged the authority to direct the AERO to strictly abide by Election Commission guidelines.


KV No.2 participates in 44th KVs National Sports Championship

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: The students of KV No. 2 here participated in the 44th KVs National Sports Championship at Chennai, Guwahati and Chandigarh from September 20 to 25 and bagged medals in Boxing, Judo and Badminton. Master Madin Hina was selected for SGFI for winning gold in the championship.

Fifty students from the school participated in the National Level Sports Championship.

Earlier, the school bagged 92 medals, including 54 Gold, 21 Silver, 17 Bronze, in the KVs Northeast Regional Sports Meet, according to a release.


Agricultural inputs distributed to farmers

ROING, Nov 4: Department of Agriculture distributed agricultural inputs (spray machine) to 47 farmers of Denlo, Injonu and Koronu village under National Food Security Mission at Koronu of Lower Dibang Valley district today.

Kalyani Namchoom, EAC (Hq) and CO in-charge of Koronu distributed the inputs to the beneficiaries in presence of Monti Linggi, Anchal Chairperson, Kawda Linggi, ASM Injonu and other PRI members of the area.

Toktil Modi, ADO informed that chemical fertilizers, weedicides and pesticides were already distributed to the farmers under the scheme. She also briefed the farmers about the use of the chemicals and methods of application. DIPRO


News Impact

Deomali Police arrests NSCN imposters

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: Miscreants masquerading as members of NSCN are on the prowl in Tirap district looking for easy target, mostly non-tribals to threaten and extort money from them.

One such group of five members was nabbed by Deomali Police led by OC K Boruah on November 2 with help of some local people. Police recovered all the documents they forcibly took away from a JE and one Arif Ali, including the extorted money and a local-made pistol from their possession.

The accused are identified as Jinsen Socia, a habitual criminal, Boni Sonar, Zamal Ahmed from Assam, who provided the pistol, Pongam Wangsa and Khunnok Socia. All the accused are in Deomali Police custody and a case has been registered against the criminals under various sections.

In the meantime, the public has appreciated the Police for the quick action and has demanded stringent action against the culprits who were polluting the society in the name of NSCN.

According to Deomali Police, a group of 4-5 boys entered the residence of one JE, RWD, KC Pal and demanded Rs two lakhs from him at gun-point on October 28. They extorted some cash, gold rings, ATM cards and other important documents from him.

On the same night the same group forcibly entered the house of one Arif Ali and took away some cash and many other documents at gun-point. They threatened him to pay Rs one lakh within one week failing which he would face dire consequences. The miscreants also told him not to send his children to school as they could be kidnapped if he failed to pay the Rs one lakh, Police informed.

Fearing about his life and that of his children and wife, Ali ran away to Assam.

“On November two, the five member group entered the JE’s residence and tied him with a rope and took away Rs 2,500, two mobile handsets with SIM cards and six ATM cards at gun-point.”

On hearing about the incident, Tirap SP Vikramjit Singh, who is one of the most efficient Police officers, asked the OC and his men to swing to action and book the culprits at the earliest to win the confidence of the people. His strong message worked and the miscreants were arrested soon.

When contacted, local MLA Wangki Lowang expressed grave concern over the incident and instructed the OC to award them exemplary punishment. DIPRO



Tuki interacts with Arunachlee students, employees in Goa

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: Taking the opportunity of being in Goa on invitation, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today invited students and employees from Arunachal Pradesh working in Goa for an informal interaction. What surprised him beyond words was the turn-out of youths working in various private sector companies in and around Goa, who had derived the benefits of the Chief Minister’s ambitious employment generation programme. Words of gratitude weighed heavily in the interaction!

At least 15 youths from amongst about 32 who met the Chief Minister were placed in reputed firms in the hospitality and beauty and spa services. They had all undergone skill development programme initiated by Tuki and found placements in various star category hotels and resorts in the tourist friendly city of Goa.

A young girl, working in the hospitality sector, profusely thanked the Chief Minister. She said that as a school-dropout she had never thought in her dreams to be able to find a respectable job that too in a place like Goa.  Tuki was visibly pleased and happy and in an emotionally charged interaction wished all the young boys and girls from Arunacha Pradesh all the best for their future and career. He appealed them to be ambassadors of the State and never let their State down in whatever they do.

“Outside the state, you are our face. Make us proud through your actions and deeds,” he urged.

Tuki foresaw that this was just the beginning. He observed that since ages youths of Arunachal seldom stepped outside the state except for education.

“The shackles have been broken. Our youths are going out to make a living and this trend will accelerate in days to come,” he pointed.

Also present during the interaction were IAS officers from the state working currently with the Government of Goa in various capacities – Hage Khoda, Talem Tapok and Hage Batt.

The Chief Minister requested the senior bureaucrats to be the local guardians of the youths – both students and working professionals – wherever they are posted during their service period.



There is no shortcut to success: Rebia

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: The first Annual College Day celebration of Government College, Doimukh got off to a colourful start today.

Attending the inaugural function, Parliamentary Secretary Nabam Rebia called upon the students and teachers to build the foundation of the college and make it one of the excellent centres of learning. He said that the infrastructure of the college will be set up in the old hostel complex of Government Higher Secondary School, Doimukh, foundation stone for which has already been laid by the Chief Minister last year. The campus is presently used by JNV but will be shifted to its own campus at Gumto very soon, he said.

Sharing his past experiences, Rebia, who himself is a product of the Doimukh School, informed that the development of the college infrastructure, including classrooms, administrative building, library, etc. will be started very soon for which the government has already earmarked fund in the current financial year.

He urged the students to be sincere and dedicated in their studies as there is no short cut to success. In the present age of cut-throat competition, only the best will be counted and the rest will automatically be shunted out of the race, he cautioned.

Addressing the students and teachers, Doimukh ZPM Tana Yayo asked them to make concerted efforts to nurture the growth of the college to make it one of the best colleges in the state. While delivering few words of advise to the students, she asked them to study hard and live to their parent’s expectation by excelling in their studies. He also asked them to abstain from using drugs, alcohol etc. which can ruin their lives.

Earlier, while welcoming the guests, Principal of the college Dr. NT Rikam informed that the college is still running in a makeshift arrangement basis which has hampered the smooth functioning of the college. The college does not have even required minimum infrastructure and manpower to cater the growing needs of the students. But, in spite of all these problems, the college has shown good result in the last University examination. A total of 41 students passed out of the 96 appeared in the examination, he informed.

The college has an enrolment of 280 students this year and Honors course has also been started in History from this academic session, the principal informed.

While speaking about the Annual Colleg Day, the principal said that this will provide the students an opportunity to show their hidden talents in various co-curricular activities.

On the occasion, the General Secretary of the Students’ Union of the college submitted a five-point memorandum to the Parliamentary Secretary, which included development of college infrastructure, providing sufficient staff, equipments for games & sports and cultural activities, etc.



First documentary film on Losar Festival released

TAWANG, Nov 04:  The first ever documentary film on Losar festival, titled ‘Losar, a New Year Festival of Monpas’, produced by IPR Department was released by Tawang Zilla Parishad Chairperson Jambey Tsering in an impressive function at a town hotel here today.

Directed by Radhe Tajung, Assistant Director of the Department, the 30 minutes documentary film is an attempt by the Department to present a complete feature of Losar Festival as observed by the Monpa communities since ages past.

Releasing the documentary in presence of important personalities, including Rinchin Dorjee, former Chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, Leki Phuntoso, former DIPR, Michiko Wakita, renowned research scholar from Keio University, Japan, and district officers and public, Jambey Tsering lauded the initiative of the IPR Department in documenting one of the important festivals of the Monpa communities. He said that because of modern education the young generations are gradually losing touch with their culture and expressed hope that the documentary would help in promoting the festival. “This is the first attempt of documentation on the festival and so deserves appreciation,” he added.

Phuntso said that the day is a memorable one for people of Tawang and hoped that it would help preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of the people. He also explained the background behind the project which was initiated when he was Director of the Department and complemented the Department and all the crew members who helped produce it in record time.

Former APPSC chairman Rinchin Dorjee appreciated the maiden attempt of the Department in documenting Losar. He called upon the youth to come forward to work for the promotion of their culture.

“We should never forget our past, as past gives birth to our present, which in turn gives birth to our future”, he said and urged them to learn from the elders and knowledgeable persons in the society. Earlier, Obang Tayeng, DDIPR, complemented Rinchin Norbu, Chairman, Losel Nyinje Library, Tawang, for his dedicated support and coordination extended to the department during the making of the documentary. He stressed on the documentation of our respective traditional heritages, and expressed hope that the maiden attempt of the department would help showcase the festival to a wider public. He further said that the cassette would be made available to all the districts of the state.

An active and prominent social worker of Tawang, Rinchin Norbu whose team coordinated and organized the inaugural function, appreciated the IPR Department for documenting one of the most important festivals of Monpa community.



Doporijo College Annual Day celebrated

DAPORIJO, Nov 04: Government College Daporijo celebrated its 2nd Annual College Day on October 30 at Govt. Higher Secondary School ground, Daporijo.

In his inaugural address MLA Tapen Siga emphasized on discipline and peaceful academic atmosphere for growth of any eucational institution. He assured to extend financial assistance for infrastruc-tural development of the college.

While encouraging the students for participation in co-curricular activities for their overall development, the MLA advised them to study hard and maintain strict discipline to achieve success in life.

Dikto Yekar, President, Youth Congress, Western Parliament encouraged the students to devote their time in study for better future.

Principal of the College Motum Nomuk stressed on creation of an environment that is conducive for both teaching and learning for academic excellence. He asked the students to maintain cordial relationship with the teachers and also to attend classes regularly. He advised the students not to adopt unfair means in examination hall.

The Students’ Union General Secretary of the college submitted a memorandum to the MLA.

The valedictory function on November one was attended by Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu and All Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee general secretary Tachu Hina.



BJP flays State Govt.

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: The state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticized the state government, this time for delay in commissioning of the Maipani Micro Hydel Station (MHS) in Anjaw district, the construction of which was completed in 2009-10.

According to the project report displayed on the side of the hydel station, the construction of the MHS was started in 2007-08 and it was completed in 2009-10 under SPA fund (PM package), the party informed in a release.

The fact was revealed during the party’s recent visit to Anjaw to pay tributes to the martyrs of 1962 India China war, the release said.

While flaying the Government for wasting public money this way, the party said that if the MHS had been commissioned timely there would have been no scarcity of electricity at least for domestic consumption in that area.

While appreciating the Chief Secretary’s recent visit to Anjaw to inspect the Halaipani Hydel Project, the party suggested for proper monitoring of all on-going projects on regular basis for smooth and timely execution.

The state BJP unit will also visit various districts in phase manner in the coming days to take stock of the various on-going development projects, especially Hydel Projects, Trans-Arunachal Highways (TAH), Border Areas Development Project (BADP), various central flagship programmes and schemes of rural development, health and education especially Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) etc, the release informed.




World Sunday School Day celebrated at CRC Naharlagun

ITANAGAR, Nov 04: The Sunday School Department of Christian Revival Church Naharlagun (Central church of APCRCC) has joined the rest of the world in celebrating the World Sunday School Day on November 3.

Speaking on the occasion, Hento Paron, a former Sunday School Teacher of the church dwelt on the importance of the day and advised students to abhor evil, reminding the common adage, ‘One reaps what one sows’.

Earlier, a Bible verse recitation and news reporting competitions were held among the junior and senior school students, besides captivating puppetry and a unique ‘tangram’ show led by Sunday school’s Teacher in charge Evan. Koj Ripa.

Later, a prayer session for young Sunday school children was led by Deacon of the church and Deputy Registrar of RGU Dr. David Pertin.

He also gave away prizes and citations to the winners of various competitions and Best students awards.

Among others, Pastor of the church Pastor Hillang Taya, Sunday School Teachers Evan. Koj Ripa, Tai Yaha and Toku Abraham spoke on the occasion.

Missionary of the church Rev. Dr. N. Tasar, PPDCRYA President Gibbs Taba and church’s youth fellowship chairman Mitet Paron also attended the function.  PTI



Sensitization training on RTI Act commences

KHONSA, Nov 04: A 3-day training on sensitization of RTI Act-2005 began at NBF hall here today which is being attended by officers and officials of various government departments.

Inaugurating the training programme, ADC and Course Director H Matcha said that RTI had become a household name all over the country but only a few people were aware of the various clauses enshrined in the RTI Act. He told the participants that the Act was promulgated by all the member countries after it was declared mandatory by the UNO in 2005 to bring the ACT into practice. He said that the Act facilitated the common citizens to seek information regarding the schemes and projects implemented by the elected government adding that the Act was for transparency and accountability on the part of the government. He appealed the government departments to maintain proper office records for easy reference and urged the trainees to take the short training course seriously. He said that the RTI Act has proved to be a real boon for the ordinary citizens.

Earlier, Ngasah Tangjang, DLEO and resource person briefed about the importance of the RTI Act-2005 and urged the trainees to attend the training regularly to acquaint themselves with the Act and be thorough about it.

On the first day of the training NL Naam , CO and course Director, Resource persons Ngasah Tangjang, DLEO and Sephua Wangsu, BEO imparted training on Introduction to RTI, Information under RTI Act’2005, Authorities, Officers, Government associated with RTI Act’2005 and Information Commission. DIPRO

The training is organized under the aegis of Establishment branch.



India, China to hold military exercise after 5-year hiatus

Beijing, Nov 04: Indian and Chinese armies are all set to hold their third joint military exercises after a gap of five years, as a 150-strong Indian army contingent today arrived in Chengdu city to take part in anti-terrorism drills.

The 10-day drill code named "Hand in Hand" would be formally inaugurated tomorrow at a designated area close to Chengdu city.

The annual exercises, which began in 2007, are being resumed after a gap of five years.

The first exercises were held in China's Kunming city followed by the second round at Belgaum in Karanataka in 2008.

The next round was called off by India following the denial of visa to a top General heading troops in Jammu and Kashmir on the grounds that the region formed part of disputed territory.

The two sides resumed contacts after China rescinded its decision and began issuing regular visas to residents of Jammu and Kashmir, a move that facilitated a broad engagement between the two giant neighbours.

However, border tensions flared up when Chinese troops pitched tents deep inside the Indian side of Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region in April this year.

It was resolved subsequently ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to New Delhi followed by return visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here last month.

During Singh's visit, the two countries signed the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA) which both sides believe would effectively address a host of issues causing tension at the disputed border.

The military exercises were firmed up during Defence Minister A K Antony's visit here in July this year.

Significantly, the exercises focussing on anti-terrorism drills were taking place as China stepped up its campaign against terrorism after last week's suicide attack at the Forbidden City overlooking Tiananmen square here. Following this China said it would up step anti-terrorism cooperation members of the six member Shanghai Cooperation Organisation consisting of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

India and Pakistan are observers in the grouping. PTI



China sets up radar station near Ladakh to monitor Indian planes

Leh/New Delhi, Nov 04: With IAF now able to operate C-130 Hercules transport aircraft at high-altitude Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector in Ladakh, China is reported to have built a radar station on its side of the border ostensibly to monitor movement of Indian planes over the area.

The structure, according to official sources today, has come up across the DBO on the Chinese aide which has described it as a weather station.

Indian technical experts, who have been monitoring this structure closely, have opined that it could be a radar station which apparently did not exist before. However, no signal has been emitted or received so far.

The work on this structure was expedited by the Chinese after IAF made a surprise historic landing of its C-310J Hercules on a military air strip in DBO on August 20 this year. The matter was raised at the border meetings during which the Chinese side claimed it was a weather station, a statement which the Indian side contested as there was no civilian population in the area.

The DBO air strip had been activated after 43 years in 2008 when an AN-32 transport plane landed there.

However, after the landing, the transport plane was used only for air dropping material for troops of Army and ITBP, manning the hostile terrain in this region.

Hercules has made at least seven landings so far in the area, the sources said. It is capable of carrying up to 20 tonnes of load.

In a related move, Chinese troops mounted on vehicles entered five km deep into Indian territory at Trade Junction area in North of Ladakh.

However, there was no face-off as the Chinese troops pulled back on their own, the sources said. PTI

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We are against illegal land encroachment

Dear Editor,

Hats off to Tagin Cultural Society (TCS) for arranging an open meeting at Rijo ground on 24th Oct 2013 to discuss regarding issue of proposed realignment of Trans Arunachal Highway by bypassing Daporijo Township from its original alignment and rampant illegal land encroachment at Daporijo including that of festival ground cum cremation ground. In the meeting it was observed that all the participants have strongly opposed the realignment of TAH by bypassing Daporijo and demanded for original alignment through existing BRTF road. Also it was revealed in the meeting that some people are eyeing for burial ground and everyone in the meeting had criticized this very idea of grabbing burial ground.

The news of realignment of TAH by bypassing Daporijo Township is a very serious issue. It has touched the sentiments of Tagin community in particular and township dwellers as a whole. Such proposal defeat the very purpose of the policy and objectives envisaged by govt, of India wherein every pockets of the region would be connected through better road facility. Therefore, VDTAWA, appeal the concern authority to look into the matter and fulfill the need of the people otherwise VDTAWA will launch a series of joint democratic protest.

Regarding, Protection and preservation of public properties like burial ground, airfield, and festival ground etc. VDTAWA has been repeatedly requesting to the Govt for taking action on priority. If it is not preserved and protected, we sincerely urge upon the govt to return us our donated land to our possession. Our sacrifice cannot be ignored at any level and we VDTAWA cannot be a mute spectator in illegal and forceful grabbing of govt land which we have donated free of cost for establishment of District Headquarter vide notification no. LR-21/89/1488, dated Itanagar, the 12 Dec 2006. It reads as; whereas, the land measuring 17,71,841 sqmtrs (177.18 hectares) more fully described in the schedule have been voluntarily donated by the village of Ligu, Dulom, Nima, Liruk and Yekar village of Upper Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, vide Deed of Agreement No. J-3217/06-07, dated 1.12.2006 for establishment of District Headquarter at above village to the govt, of Arunachal Pradesh

VDTAWA is not against the allotment to any individual but we are against encroachers who are damaging the public properties and are making mockery of the govt laws. Apart from this encroachment menace, Daporijo road is beyond repairable as there are potholes everywhere.


Dr. Dujum Dulom

President VDTAWA




What is use of professional course?

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, we are here to express our deep pain and anguish, to the authorities concerned about the painful experience we have gone through. With a heavy heart and shattered hopes, we have written this article in reference to the recently conducted ACF exam by APPSC. Being forestry students we were very hopeful that after clearing written exam, physical test and medical test finally we would be harvesting the fruit of years of hard work in our field i.e., forestry. We both had done our graduation in forestry which is purely a “professional course” and which made us believe that we were the deserving candidates for the post. But, unfortunately even after reaching till viva-voice there was no sign of preference for the forestry students and consequently no candidate with a forestry background was selected among 21 appeared. We want you to understand that in our forestry we have rigorously studied all the required subjects which are the prime requisite for a forest officer in this administration like Forest management, Forest policies, Silviculture, Wildlife, Hydrology and Watershed Management, Environment Science etc. If given a chance, the training for the ACF candidates would had been a polishing process for us as we already have the knowledge and consequently, we could have served the forest department in a much better way. So, we want to know why we were not given even a bit of preference even after reaching viva over other candidates from other non-forestry backgrounds. Why the authorities are so reluctant to give us a chance to practically apply our knowledge?


Bhanu Riba

Onima Mize

Forestry graduates




No equality in practical world

Dear Editor,

Well I am not against the founding father of Constitution of India but I am of the view that Article 14, Right to Equality need to be abolished. The reason is simple, there is so much of inequality in society and the rule/law which can never be implemented in letter and spirit definitely need to be abolished. The Equality instead of Right may be made as privilege.

Without going into so many comparisons, I just would like to cite an example. Just take the example of Doctor (both human and veterinary) and Lawyer. When a Doctor gets government job he is given NPA (non practicing Allowance) whereas when lawyer gets a government job he is debarred from practicing as lawyer and in return he gets nothing (no NPA). Irony of the story is that Doctor keeps on practicing in private clinic etc. despite so many orders etc.

From above you must have understood that LLB degree is not equal to MBBS/BV&AH. The equality is utopian; it really does not exist at all. Sorry all the Doctors nothing personal/ just an observation.


Bojum Lusi Sorum







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Opinion poll divides political parties

With general election nearing, the political parties have started sparring over the issue of opinion polls. The BJP is of the view that only losers demand a ban on such surveys even as the Congress said it never sought such a prohibition. CPM said it has no objection on conducting of the opinion polls but the results should not be published once the election process starts. It also cautioned against manipulation of such polls. AICC wrote to Election Commission last week favouring restriction on the publication and dissemination of opinion polls during polls while noting that the random surveys were "erroneous", "lack credibility" and could be "manipulated" by vested interests.

The opinion poll is quite popular in the West. Numerous opinion polls are conducted before election giving chance to the voters to express their preference. In India opinion poll has never  been popular among political parties. They bitterly oppose these polls whenever things do not go their way. Many political parties have been demanding for ban on opinion poll. At present, there is a ban on opinion polls starting 48 hours before voting. The debate about  reliability of opinion poll may continue, however, for the ordinary citizen it offers the chance to gauge mood of electorate before the big battle.