November 03


News Impact



Worrying trend of pending cases in Arunachal

Lohit, East Siang tops the crime graph

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Nov 2: The number of pending cases, both civil and criminal in various courts of Arunachal is quite high. As per the data available with this daily, it seems that over the years even though crime graph has risen, not many accused have been punished.

Data collected from Law & Judicial Department and Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) presents gloomy picture in this regard. The total numbers of pending cases in the state including civil 2129 and criminal 7522 is 9651. The Chief Judicial Magistrate cum Civil Judge (Sr. Div) Yupia has the highest pending criminal cases (3919) followed by Chief Judicial Magistrate cum Civil Judge (Sr. Div) Seppa (1100 cases) and Judicial Magistrate First Class cum Civil Judge (Jr. Div) Daporijo(935 cases).

Chief Judicial Magistrate cum Civil Judge (Sr. Div) Yupia also has distinction of having the highest pending cases of both criminal and civil number numbering 4442. Judicial Magistrate First Class cum Civil Judge (Jr. Div) Yingkiong has lowest pending case-75. Kurung Kumey, Dibang Valley, Anjaw, Changlang and Longding districts does not have the separate courts till now. The cases of these districts are transferred to the nearby courts.

Also, it is seen that number of crime incidents has increased considerable in the last decade. As per the crime graph of Arunachal sourced from Arunachal Pradesh Police starting from the year 2005 to 2013, rape and kidnapping have witnessed massive increase. In the year 2005, thirty five cases of rape and 58 case of kidnapping were reported in the state.

In 2013, rape incident rose to 75 and kidnapping to 142.

In the period between 2005-2013,  altogether 622 murder, 297 attempt to murder, 431 rape, 726 kidnapping, 203 dacoity, 631 robbery and 259 riot cases have been registered throughout Arunachal. Worryingly the number of riot cases which include communal riot and group clashes has increased manifold in the last decade.

As per the police source, the presence of large number of community, clan and area based organizations/student unions is contributing to this rise.

When we consider the serious crimes like murder, rape and kidnapping, it throws up interesting facts.

As per the data of APP, the East Siang district has registered highest rape case followed closely by Capital City (Comprising areas under 13 Itanagar assembly constituencies), Lohit and Changlang. In the same period from 2005 to 2013 Dibang valley, Anjaw and Tawang recorded least rape cases.

Capital City is fast emerging as the ‘kidnapping capital’ as it occupies top slot in kidnapping related incidents. Changlang and West Siang district occupy number 2 and 3 positions. 193 citizens have become the victim of kidnappings in the state capital. However, police sources believe that graph may be higher as many citizens do not report the matter to police and deal directly with the kidnappers.

Lohit district recorded the highest murder cases followed by Capital Complex, West Siang and Changlang. Dibang Valley, Anjaw, Tawang and Papum Pare (Rural) are the most peaceful districts of state as they recorded the least crime incidents.

Whenever any crime takes place, the most important question which comes to the mind of every Arunachalee is, will the accused be ever punished?

After going through the data, it looks like even though the criminal incidents are on the rise, the courts are battling the backlog problem. The question that remains is whether victim of criminal incidents will ever get justice in this land of khushi-khushi.



Citrus decline alarming in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Nov 2: Arunachal Pradesh Horticulture Research and Development Mission (APHRDM) has said that there was an alarming situation of “Citrus Decline” in the State, especially in Lohit and Lower Dibang Valley districts, affecting orange cultivation in large scale.

“Hundreds of hectares of Orange orchards are being abandoned as the decline has completely engulfed the plantations and spreading to other areas. There is an urgent need to arrest the problem before it spread to other districts which will be a total disaster for citrus industry in the State, said APHRDM MD Egam Basar, in a release.

As per the survey conducted by APHRDM in the two districts last month, the situation was highly alarming, especially in Wakro, Roing and Korunu circles. In one of the plantation, a farmer had to abandon an orchard of 10500 plants due to the decline. The problem is also reported from East Siang and Papum Pare districts.

Citrus Decline is caused by many factors. However, the survey team suspects three causes; Nutrient deficiency (especially Zinc deficiency), Citrus Greening disease and Viral infections (Tristeza and Yellow corky Vein virus) to be responsible for present crisis. Greening disease is caused by gram negative bacteria which get into orchards through infected planting materials and later is transmitted to other plants through a fly called Citrus psylla. Control measures includes both controlling the bacteria as well as the insect carrier.

Nutrients deficiency is specially caused by poor management of orchards due to negligence of farmers and that is why Citrus Decline is also called “Neglectosis”. Good management like fertilization including micro-nutrient application, irrigation and weed control will take care of nutrient deficiency problem.

However, it will be early to say that a particular cause or group of causes is responsible for current citrus decline in the State, Basar said. The samples collected from the surveyed orchards are being analyzed at Central Horticulture and Forestry College, Pasighat and Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, he said adding that a massive exercise to tackle the situation can only be initiated after analytical result is out,

For now, he said, it is very important to take preventive measures. Farmers may take control measure for sucking insects like Citrus psylla by applying Monocrotophose @ 0.05% to prevent the entry of the disease in uninfected orchards. If Zinc deficiency is established, Zinc sulphate @ 0.4 % should be applied and for Greening disease, Tetracycline injection @ 6 gm in 2 litres per tree or spray @ 500 ppm may be applied.

He also advised the farmers not to bring in planting materials or seedlings from outside the area without proper verification and also advised to destroy the badly affected trees or branches and burn them to prevent further spreading of the disease. Maintaining weed free garden is very much essential for preventing Citrus Decline, he added.



Changlang district demands action against perpetrators of murders

MIAO, Nov 2: In protest against the government's failure to nab the culprits of series of cold blooded murders perpetrated in various pockets of Changlang district in the last couple of months, All Changlang District Students Union organized mass rallies in all the administrative centers of Changlang district on November 1 which was supported by several non-political organizations like Changlang Peoples Forum, Changlang District Redressal Forum, Tangsa Literary Society, Miao Mothers Association, Miao Sub-Division Youth Association and Singpho Development Society. The protesters demanded immediate arrest of those involved in the killing of Chingam Techi, murdered in Changlang, Langhom Sajung, a government driver killed at Vijaynagar, Nuseng Khimhun, killed by her husband at Kharsang and Changong Ngaimung killed in custody at Jairampur.

Chingam Techi was murdered in Changlang by a Myanmarese criminal in such a brutal way that his body was sliced to numerous parts. After perpetrating the heinous crime the Myanmarese national crossed the border. Langhom Sajung, a government driver was killed at Vijaynagar while Nuseng Khimhun was killed by her non-tribal husband at Kharsang. He was arrested by police but was set free within few weeks. Changong Ngaimung of Panchun village under Kharsang circle died in custody at Jairampur. It is alleged that he died due to torture by Assam Rifles before he was handed over to police in September but no action has yet been taken.

Through the protest rallies the NGOs and ACDSU have demanded immediate arrest of the culprits failing which they threatened to initiate further movements.

While thanking the public of Changlang district for their support in making the rallies a grand success, ACDSU President Mengpa Haisa has urged the state government and Changlang district administration to be sensitive towards the sentiments of the people of the district by bringing the culprits to book without further delay.

Meanwhile, the family members and relatives of late Chingam Techi while expressing sincere thanks to ACDSU and public for expressing solidarity with them, said that two months have passed but the police department is yet to trace whereabouts of the culprit. They appealed to the Changlang general administration and Police to arrest the culprit immediately and punish the murderer under appropriate sections of the law.

They claimed that the alleged murderer is absconding from the day he committed the heinous crime.



IAF reaches out to villagers with specialized health care

PASIGHAT, Nov 2: A two days free multi-specialty health camp, organized by the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Koyu village concluded today.

Reportedly 22 diabetes and 32 kidney and stones cases were detected during the camp.

DMO Dr. Dubom Bagra informed that a total of 938 people have benefitted from the camp and free medicines were provided to all the patients.

This endeavor of the IAF was to shoulder the social responsibility by creating health awareness at under-privileged areas of the country.

A team of 27 members of IAF were camping from October 31 to make the mission successful. Six Medical Specialist comprising Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Eye, ENT and Dental and nursing officers, nursing assistants and AIR Warriors of IAF extended their services to the villagers during the health camp. They also educated the villagers about various aspects of a healthy living and modifications for improvement in health so as to prevent diseases attributable to the current lifestyle. The health camp was formally inaugurated by Nari-Koyu MLA Kento Rina. He thanked the IAF team, Chief Minister, DMO and DC for bringing health facilities to the doorsteps of the people, who otherwise, are not in a position to avail specialized health care. He also called upon the people to make the most of the event and also the CM’s Universal Health Care Scheme.

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava and DMO Dr. D Bagra while giving healthy living tips, suggested the villagers to avail optimum benefits of the Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Schemes for cashless expenditure.

The camp was led by AIR Commodore R.C. Panda (VSM) of Eastern Air Command, Shillong and guided by Commanding Officer Dr. Navneet Kaur and supervised by Srivastava, Bagra and EAC Koyu Gobi Nyicior. DIPRO



Org opposes participation of candidates from other districts

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, Nov 2: All Tagin Youth Organization (ATYO) has strongly opposed the allowing of candidates from other districts to compete in the written test for the posts of Warden and full-time Teachers that are meant for Upper Subansiri district.

While referring to the list of qualified candidates for the written, ATYO claimed that many of the candidates who have been declared to have qualified for the written test hail from other districts. The organization demanded that all the posts should be reserved to candidates belonging to Upper Subansiri district only.

Meanwhile, ATYO in  a complaint letter to Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner expressed dismay over the DDSE allowing candidates hailing from other district to attend the written test for the posts. ATYO appealed to the district administration to look into the matter seriously and reconsider the eligibility criteria of the candidates and give priority to candidates belonging to home district considering the ever growing unemployed educated youths.



While the mission Swachch Bharat Abhiyan is on..

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 2: While the whole country is looking forward to making India clean by 2019 with the launch of Swachch Bharat Abhiyan on October 2 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Itanagar is still reeling under acute garbage problem with trash strewn all over the streets and pavements with no proper garbage disposal system.

And with Sunday being a weekend, it’s an off day for Garbage trucks too, making Itanagar an awful sight.



Discover North East ends on successful note

ITANAGAR, Nov 2: The five day cultural extravaganza – Discover North East--Assam and Shilpmela came to an end on Sunday with magnificent display of colour and variety of northeast region.

The Sho community of Arunachal Pradesh presented Dome Tserik, while the Meitei community of Manipur performed Dhol-Dholak Cholom and Thang-Ta. The Garo community of Meghalaya stole the show with their spectacular display of Wangala dance while the Mizo dancers performed Cheraw on the same stage.

Further, the Chakma community of Tripura performed Bizu dance, Limboo community of Sikkim displayed their beautiful Chabrung dance and the Ao community of Nagaland displayed War dance. Bihu dance was also a part of the event to add more charm to the occasion.

On the last day, the renowned folk artiste and exponent Dr Prashanna Gogoi choreographed more than 150 artistes from eight communities of the region on a single stage to highlight the unique diversity of the region.

“It is really amazing to choreograph all these different types of dances. Our region is full of such wonderful dance forms. It was really a dream come true to see all these forms together on a same stage. I hope people have enjoyed it,” Gogoi said.

Discover North East has been conceptualized keeping in view the enchanting and colourful culture of the North East Region that deserves higher appreciation and respect. NEZCC is of the opinion that the atrocities faced by North East communities in other parts of the country is primarily out of ignorance about the region; and therefore a concerted effort is deemed appropriate and need of the hour to showcase the best of the North East way of life, which needs to be realized first within the region, and the same needs to be taken forward to the rest of the country to garner respect and appreciation.

The programme also witnessed traditional food mela, book mela, crafts and painting exhibition among others.

NEZCC director Lipokmar Tzudir said that it was utmost necessary to successfully conduct the programme for the region and its people.

The programme was organized by North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), under the Union Ministry of Culture.

NHPC’s walk for health

ITANAGAR, Nov 2: The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) in association with local daily Eastern Sentinel as media partner is organizing ‘Walk for Health’ to encourage healthy habit amongst  the people of the twin capital towns of Itanagar and Naharlagun on its foundation day on November 7 next.  Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex will preside over the function and launch other initiatives of NHPC ‘Say no to drugs and plastics’.


Candidates allege irregularity in recruitment

ITANAGAR, Nov 2: Alleging irregularity in the written examination conducted by the DDSE, Aalo for the post of Accountant under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) on October 11 last at Aalo, a group of aggrieved candidates has made a fervent appeal to the State Project Director (SPD), SSA to immediately cancel the examination and re-conduct the same in the greater interest of hundreds of genuine candidates. In its letter addressed to the SPD, the candidates alleged that though the education qualification as prescribed in the advertisement for the post of Accountant was B.Com/BBA graduate with five years experience, however, the department allegedly gave the appointments to BA/BE graduate candidates thereby completely violating the recruitment rules.

The appointments of candidates other than B.Com/BBA graduate has deprived the genuine B.Com/BBA graduate youths of the entire district, the letter stated, and reiterated the SPD to immediately cancel the appointment and re-conduct the examination.


BJP membership drive

ITANAGAR, Nov 2: A team of state BJP led by its president Tai Tagak attended a national workshop on membership drive at Kolkata, West Bengal 0n October 31 where the party’s National General Secretary JP Nadda called upon the party leaders from of North Eastern states, West Bengal and Orissa to start membership drive in their respective states and asked them to complete the whole process before March 31, 2015, according to BJP release. The state BJP will launch membership drive on November 7 in Arunachal  in a programme scheduled to be inaugurated by Tagak and Leader of Opposition Tamiyo Taga at party head office here, according to a BJP release.


Villagers to promote eco-tourism

PASIGHAT, Nov 2: Bodak Welfare Committee (BWC) along with PRI members, GBs and youths and villagers conducted a daylong awareness camp on cleanliness cum social service in the area.  The volunteers cleaned the school campus, playground, Musup and village streets and also resolved to maintain cleanliness to promote eco-tourism on priority.

It is worth mentioned that, local tourists come to Bodak for camping and picnics and litter the area with plastics, empty beer and alcohol bottles and even sometimes create law and order problems in the area. DIPRO


District level Science Congress


DAPORIJO, Nov 2: The district level science congress for school children was organized at Vivekananda Public School here yesterday.

Thirteen schools, including private and government, participated in the competition on the theme “Understanding weather and climate.”

Kamlesh Prasad and Neeraj Chutia of VKV Kuporijo stood first and second respectively while Lukmar Bujuk of VPS secured the third position.

The event was conducted by office of the Deputy Director of School Education, Upper Subansiri.

Attending the inaugural function, Thimpu Maying, BEO, in-charge DDSE, advised the students to develop scientific temperament for growth of the nation. Speaking about the key theme, he asked the students to understand the gravity of climate change and shoulder the responsibilities to save mother earth from it. He advised them to create public awareness about the consequences of global warming.


Imbibe the ideals of Swami Vivekananda

PASIGHAT, Nov 2: Swamijis from Rama Krishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar visited Pasighat. During their two days stay here, they visited the General Hospital and interacted with the doctors and patients.

Meanwhile, Tagore Literary Society also organized an interactive programme between the monks and school students at AKB premises here.

The Swamijis addressing the students, said students should imbibe the ideals of Swami Vivekananda to take the nation ahead whatever field they choose to go into.

Swamijis opined that instead of only confining in bookish knowledge students should utilize their full energy and skills for development of humanity.

The Swamijis also distributed books to the students on the occasion. DIPRO


CALSOM organizes Youth Festival at Hawai

ITANAGAR, Nov 2: Cultural and Literary Society of Mishmis (CALSOM) organized a mega youth festival by organizing various events at Hawai on October 31.

The event started with Marathon race with the theme “Run for health’’ wherein around 100 people including students, government officials and villagers participated.

Essay writing, drawing, one act play, folk and modern song competitions were also conducted to create public awareness about harmful effects of drugs abuse and consumption of alcohol in Mishmi society.

Various traditional cultural competitions were also conducted among students of Govt Hr. Sec School, JNV, Kasturba Gandhi and villagers from Hawai circle.

The festival was sponsored by Department of Art and Culture, Anjaw.


Church celebrates Craft Day

ITANAGAR, Nov 2: The 13th Church Craft Day was celebrated by the Ganga Baptist Church today with religious fervor.

The celebration was marked by display of handicraft items crafted by the members of the church followed by presentation of cultural items by the church members including Sunday school students.

Attending the programme, Member of Legislative Assembly, Laisam Simai urged the church members to introspect themselves in respect of the faith and appealed to work with dedication in their respective works. He also dedicated the church office and gave away prizes to the best craftsman in different categories.


Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

AALO/ITANAGAR, Nov 2: Nyiko Bango comprising Logum Jini, Eyi and Biru villages has launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with the theme “Clean Nyiko Campaign” yesterday.

The first phase of the campaign started at Eyi village with enthusiastic participation by army, public leaders, officers, intellectuals, businessmen, GBs, women, youth, students and general public yesterday.

Addressing the villagers on the occasion, PHED Chief Engineer Tagom Ketan said that health, education and sanitation were most essential for the people and government has given major thrust on these important sectors through various flagship programmes but no visible development and changes could be seen at the ground level. He suggested the villagers to build individual household latrines so that department can provide assistances as per government norms.   

The Padyatra and Social Service organized on the occasion was flagged off by Lt. Colonel B. Pattanaik of 1 Bihar Regiment.

He hailed the self regulatory measures taken up by the people of Nyiko Banggo as a noble effort and assured that army will extended all possible help from its side for such noble cause.

The villagers cleaned the surrounding of the village, water tanks, platforms, drains, disposed the collected garbage and maintained water pipelines, public toilets during the cleanliness drive.

Dustbins were provided to the schools and ornamental trees were planted in the premises of the school on the occasion. Besides, awareness meeting on health and hygiene, proper sanitation practices etc was also held. They also decided to award the cleanest man and woman, best sportsperson and household of the village.

The Banggo also organized football and volleyball matches to mark the occasion. The PHE department also demonstrated and distributed Water Testing Kits to the villagers.

Earlier, massive social services were conducted twice by AAPAWS, Darka Baane in which the 7 km stretch of Aalo-Likabali Road was repaired. People from Basar too joined the social service. DIPRO

A cleanliness drive under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was organized at Palin town by Palin Modal BJP yesterday.

Office bearers from state BJP, BJYM, Kurung Kumey district and public also joined the social service.

Later, the BJP team visited Missionary of Charity Nirmal Hriday (Santidan) at New Palin, an orphanage, and distributed sweets and fruits to the inmates. They also spent some moments with them. The team also cleaned the surroundings of the orphanage.

Arunachal Civil Society ‘also organized cleanliness drive as part of Swachch Bharat Abhiyan’ at Itafort on November 1 last.

During the cleanliness drive members of ACS cleared weeds, drains and garbage.

ACS Chairman Patey Tayum urged people to maintain cleanliness, especially at tourist spots like Itafort, Ganga Lake.

‘Itafort is the identity of the state capital, so we should not litter the place. We must keep our surroundings neat clean, he added.

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---- Editorial ----


Ganga cleaning should be continuous process

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the general election campaign had promised that river Ganga will be cleaned by his government. In the past successive governments had made similar promises but Ganga River continuous to get more polluted. No proper action was initiated for the cleaning of Ganga and promises remained on paper only. Supreme Court of India recently came down heavily on Modi government for failing to clean Ganga.

Today in a major decision centre has decided to constitute 25 special teams to check the source of pollution of the holy river so that further action could be taken accordingly. The teams to be drawn from different wings of the ministry of water resources would inspect various drains of the river during winters as there is no flow from the glaciers then, which will give ample scope to them to locate the source of discharge released by industries and other polluting factors. The exercise, which is expected to be completed before the commencement of summer, would be subsequently carried out in all the Ganga-flowing states. This initiative of Modi government deserves round of appreciation as it will help them to get the first hand information about the source polluting the river Ganga. However, they should continue the process and regularly check the progress of work.

----Readers Forum ----



When will Arunachal develop ?

Dear Editor,

In view of the forth coming visit of the president next month, the GoAP has taken rapid work to renovate the main roads in the capital complex. Why this childish politics of eye wash? Would not the Govt of India know the condition of Itanagar and AP in general; political and socio-economical conditions, funds provisions and or the snail paced development rate of AP?

Doesn't GoI know the corruption level in AP? People of AP is being deprived from good roads, electricity, education, health and jobs not by centre, but by the bureaucrats and political leaders of GoAP. Why didn't GoAP renovate the roads when local people suffer every day? Why GoAP renovates it when the president of India is supposed to arrive? There is high level of corruption in every department of GoAP. Like the rest of the country it high time for the leaders, bureaucrats and people of AP to work for progress, development and corruption free society.

Through this esteemed paper, I would like to appeal to the GoAP to continue to maintain the pace of work even when the president would go back to Delhi after his visit for the good of the common people of AP.


Takam Tadar,

Delhi University,

New Delhi




Improper selection process



Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, we would like to draw the attention of concern authority of SSA, West Siang District (A.P) for improper advertisement of educational qualification for the post of Accountant in various residential schools of West Siang.

According to 21 Sept 2014 advertisement by SSA, West Siang District, the educational qualification of Accountant was B.A/ B.Com/ BBA which is completely against the prescribed norms of the recruitment policy.

Other district invited B.Com./BBA for the post of accountant except West Siang District SSA Authority where B.A candidates were invited for the post of Accountant.

Meanwhile, in the admit card, it was written that examination will be held in General Studies and Commerce. And also the examination purely covered commerce syllabus.

Meanwhile, B.A students secured top rank in written examination but B.Com/ BBA students did not even qualify. We are left wondering how B.A students can compete with B.Com students in commerce subject.

Some of the B.Com/BBA aspirants were disqualified based on written examination and some of them were deprived during Viva Voice interview.

Most of the candidates selected as Accountants are B.A graduates.

Considering these facts, we request the higher authority of the concern department (SSA) to look into the matter graciously and request for fresh written exam for the post of accountant.                             


Tajen Podo

Baity Pusang




Dear Editor,

On 11th Oct, 2014, written interview for the post of Accountant was conducted by the Deputy Director of School Education, Aalo, West Siang District which was unfair and partial.

The preferred educational qualification for the post of Accountant was B.Com/BBA graduates. But, the Department of school education have appointed B.A/B.E graduates for the post of Accountant which is not in accordance with the procedure.

With such appointment procedure, B.COM and BBA graduates have been deprived.

Therefore, we request the department to cancel the appointments and re-conduct written interview at the earliest.






Igu Dance of the Idus

Dear Editor,

I am very much delighted to read the news item published in various local dailies of 31st October’2014 that the Igu Dance of Idu (Theme subject) has been shortlisted and is placed now for final selection for the Republic Day tableau parade, 2015.

However, on closer look at the photo published in the 31st October’2014 edition of the local dailies, I could notice that some important cultural elements of Idu’s are either missing or shabbily depicted, which may require improvement. Since the tableau is subject specific, the tableau designer can take care of some of the rich cultural elements of which are connected to Igu dance of the Idu’s.

1. The traditional Idu house is shabbily depicted which requires more artistic design. The craftsmanship of Idu’s are known to all and more artistic elements could be incorporated to make it a true replica of an Idu house depicting their craftsmanship skill.

2. When we enter an Idu house, a common sight is that the porch of the house is decorated with trophies in the form of shining Mithun/ Buffalo heads, and a single post on the porch called “Atiathola” in Idu dialect is also missing.

3. The background textile motifs where the unusual two trumpets are displayed seems to be of Adi tribe gale design/ motif, which could be replaced by one of the beautiful and ethnic Idu textile designs to fit the Igu Dance theme of the tableau parade.

4. Without Mithun or Fowl, the cultural elements of Idus are incomplete. I would suggest a Mithun model be replaced in place of one of the Igu dancers near the tree and the drummer (subject to traditional permit) could be shifted to the bamboo platform near the main Igu dancers.

5. Since Republic Day tableau parade will be seen by the people world-wide, some changes could be permitted without diluting the true essence to fit the international viewers.

Last but not the least, I extend my best wishes to the team from Arunachal Pradesh and pray that our State showcasing the “Igu Dance of the Idus” will make it to the final List.


Tokong Pertin,

P-Sector, Itanagar




Up-gradation of Ruksin  Headquarter

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, I want to thank state Govt for up gradation of Ruksin SDO to ADC post.

It is a fact that all the communities in this area wanted it to be upgraded as it is situated between Assam and Arunachal boundary. We do hope that common people of the area will not face problems in official works and law and order situation in near future.

Really, the long felt demand of 37th west constituency has been met by the government.

This is my sincere request to all local leaders and common public that we have right to participate in area development programmes. Therefore, all projects should be taken up for the development of the area but on the basis of political affiliation. There must be zero tolerance if anyone tries to do so and every individual and organisations must be aware of it.

Therefore, every local leaders and concern department should work together for the betterment of local area and society.


Tayor Mize

Mirem Village




Account training conducted

Dear Editor,

It was necessary to impart account training to the recently appointed accountants of eight Girls Residential School of Upper Siang district to avoid future problems.

Thus, with the active initiation of Dr. Tariq Thamas, DC cum DPD Zilla Mission SSA Upper Siang District along with Talem Paron, DDSE cum DPO SSA and Norbu Tsering Dist Coord managed to conduct two days account training in the district HQ recently. I appreciate the conduct of this training.


Ajong Siboh





Advertise the vacant post of accountant

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to request the concern authority of Education department to advertise the post of the accountant under SSA mission of Upper Subansiri.  Most of districts have already done the recruitment to the post of accountant except for Upper subansiri.

The appeal to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and DDSE Daporijo for early advertisement please.


Makrum Buchi








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