November 10


News Impact



Rijiju reiterates commitment to create road infrastructure

Adventure @ Mechukha wraps up

Staff  Reporter

MECHUKHA, Nov 09: The three-day Adventure @ Mechukha 2014 concluded this evening with hectic sports and adventure events. The numbers of participants doubled up in Para-Gliding and Power Propelled Gliding events today. Other adventure activities such as Trap-shooting and Air Rifle also drew huge participants. Power Propelled Gliders carrying the Tri-colour and Adventure @ Mechukha flag which flew over the festival ground received roaring applause from the audience.  

Addressing the huge gathering on the valedictory function of the adventure festival, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju exhorted that Mechukha could be a adventure tourist hub, if the road connectivity improved. “If the road connectivity improved, Mechukha could be the centre of attraction for tourists from the mainland and Northeast” Rijiju said.  He further assured to pursue the concerned ministry in Delhi for special funding exclusively for Adventure @ Mechukha festival, so that the calendar event could attract more tourists.

On communication bottleneck of the state, particularly Mechukha sub-division which creates larger distance with New Delhi, the Minister of State for Home assured to remove the distance with Delhi by connecting road to every village. He disclosed that he had already discussed with the Minister concerned to propose for all weather road from Likabali to Mechukha so that people should not face transportation problem.

Responding to the representations of the public which was submitted by  Festival Organizing Chairman cum Local MLA Passang Dorjee Sona, the MoS Home said that Mechukha and Monigong will benefit from the proposed road from Tawang to Vijoynagar saying that the proposed road will touch Monigong and Mechukha. To realize the mega border road project, even the government is ready to invite foreign consortiums (companies) for constructing the project, Rijiju disclosed.

On land compensation of various projects under Mechukha constituency, Rijiju said that he had discussed with the concerned authority on the matter so that the land donors may get their compensation. At the same time he appealed to the public to donate the unused land to the government for developmental projects. “The developments are being affected by legal petitions filed by compensation seekers’ he added. Unless people judiciously use the funds provided by the government for developmental activities, no development is possible, he added.

He further exhorted that Arunachal needs special attention from the Centre especially on the developmental front. “After 1962 Chinese aggression, Indian government paid less attention to Arunachal, the same attitude will not be repeated again” he assured. Rijiju also visited food stalls of Adi (Bokar, Ramo,Pai-Libo), Memba and Tagin communities. He also participated in Trap-Shooting and the Air Rifle events. He encouraged the Sangey Laden Sports Academy Archery Team for their wonderful performance in Archery.

Earlier, Local MLA Passang Dorjee Sona exuded hope that the Minister of State for Home Affairs would support and guide the people of Mechukha in its pursuit of development. On behalf of the Mechukha public, local MLA submitted nine points  memorandum including road connectivity from Mechukha to Monigong via Dorjeeling, BRO road to Residental School at Rapum Village and opening up of traditional trade route via Lola pass in Mechukha and Domla Pass in Monigong.

Phosum Khimhun, Parliamentary Secretary Geology and Mining, Vikas Anand, Secretary to MoS Home, CB Kumar, Chief Election Officer, Pige Ligu DC West Siang, and Ravi Dhawan ADC Mechukha were among other dignitaries present during the function. A short documentary film on Adventure @ Mechukha and various cultural programmes were also screened to mark the valedictory function.



Two arrested for demanding ransom, police lauded


ITANAGAR, Nov 09: The Itanagar Police today arrested two persons for demanding huge ransom from the Executive Engineer of a central government organization by threatening with dire consequences since November 3 last.

The arrested duo were identified as Achi Tallo, 22 and Arun Tayung, 23, both from Seppa, SP in-charge Deepankar Mishra, who supervised the operation, informed.

On receipt of the complaint, a police team led by Itanagar police station officer in-charge inspector T Bage had laid a trap in the engineer’s residence here since the last two days and the duo was caught this evening, he said, adding Bage assisted by SI A Passang and five IRBn cops had maintained strict vigil.

A case (No. 288/14 u/s 387/34 read with section 25/27 Arms Act) has been registered and investigation launched, he informed.

Appreciating the police team for instilling a sense of security in the minds of the citizen in distress, DGP S Nithyanandam immediately announced cash award for each member of the team and exhorted the entire police force to work in unison for making Arunachal Pradesh crime-free.

The DGP reiterated the appeal of the police to immediately report to the nearest police station in confidence in case of receipt of any ransom demand for the police to act.

 “Without the cooperation of the civil society the police cannot tackle crime alone,” he said.



2nd Gora Tamer Memorial Football Tournament

Learn to accept defeat gracefully, Negi suggests players

Subansiri United FC, Football Club Doimukh play out goalless draw

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: The debutant club Subansiri United FC (SUFC) played out a goalless draw against Football Club Doimukh (FCD) in the opening match of the second Gora Tamer Memorial Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

Both the teams started the match on a cautious note with occasional forays into rival territory. Neither team was able to make any inroads into other’s end at the first half.

After a barren first half, the second half saw some aggressive play from both sides but neither team was able to score and the match ended in a goalless draw. Goalkeepers of both the sides were outstanding as they stood firm to ensure their sides remained unbeaten.

Subansiri generated few scoring opportunities in the dying moments but poor finishing cost the team.

Todo United FC will be up against Senki Soccer FC in tomorrow’s first match at 12 pm while the second match of the day will be held between Young Brothers FC and Gora Makik SC at 2 pm.

Earlier addressing at the inaugural function, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi said that icons of smaller communities and their contributions to the society usually do not get proper recognition and get lost in oblivion. He appreciated Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) and sponsors of the tournament for organizing the tournament in memory of the Gora Tamer, who was a renowned social worker, reformer and political interpreter.

Advising the players, the Chief Secretary asked them to learn to accept defeat gracefully since winning and losing is part and parcel of sports. Further, winning a game or two does not make any team or player better than other, he said, adding that a true sportsperson is someone, who can accept defeat gracefully.

He also asked the players to maintain sportsman spirit and discipline throughout the tournament before declaring the tournament open in presence of APFA president and former MP Takam Sanjoy, Secretary Planning Sonam Chombay, APFA general secretary, G Doke and hundreds of soccer lovers.

In his speech, Chombey while speaking about growing popularity of Soccer in the country, especially after launching of Indian Super League (ISL), urged the APFA to make efforts to hunt and groom soccer talents to ensure that at least one or two players from the state gets chance to play in the next edition of the ISL.

Late Gora Tamer served as president of Panchayat Raj (now ASM) of Palin and was awarded with President medal by then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for his outstanding contribution in the Panchayat Raj and social reformation in 1965. He was appointed as Political Interpreter (PI) in 1971 and resigned in 1975. During his short tenure as PI, he took up many social reforms, like eradication of forced and child marriages and many other social evils that prevailed during those days. He breathed his last in 1984 aged 70.



MLA calls for peaceful co-existence along boundary


JONAI (ASSAM) Nov 09: Pasighat-West MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary (Industry) Tatung Jamoh today called upon the people of both Arunachal Pradesh and Assam residing along the boundary area to maintain a cordial relation to ensure peaceful co-existence.

Attending the concluding programme of 4th Do:nyi-Po:lo Yelam Youth Festival held at Bijoypur HS in Jonai (Assam) today, Jamoh urged the people of both sides to maintain their age-old relationship for creating a conducive atmosphere in the boundary area.

Stressing on collective responsibility for overall development of the two neighbouring states, the MLA said that socio-economic development of a particular area depends upon the unity and peace and proper utilization of natural resources.

“The boundary dwellers of both the states should extend cooperation to each other in case of inclement situation. Problems such as communal tension and disputes should be solved through proper negotiation”, Jamoh, who paid a maiden participation in social functions in Assam counterpart said in his address.

The MLA suggested the Adi and Mising youths to refrain from detrimental practices of consumption of alcohol and immoral behaviour for their bright future. He laid stress on quality education and exhorted the growing students not to involve in 'dirty politics' during their learning age. Citing the initiatives of the woman wing of Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) in the Siang districts of Arunachal, Jamoh requested the woman communities to come forward to uproot the evil practices from the societies.

Speaking on the ancient Adi-Mising relationship, Jamoh affirmed that Adis and Misings of Arunachal and Assam belong to “Abotani” group and have resemblance in terms of language, culture and religious practices. The age-old relationship between the two ethnic groups should never be diminished at any cost, he said.

Among others Do:nyi-Po:lo Yelam Kebang (DPYK) general secretary, Tajom Tasung, Mising Autonomous Executive Councilors, Raju Medok and Mulakanta Pegu also spoke in favour of preservation of traditional cultures.

Demonstration of ‘Kongki Bote Gognam’, a religious practice of the Do:nyi-Po:lo believers and colourful mega dance by troupes of both the states were some special attraction of the concluding programme.

The three-day youth festival was participated by hundreds of DPYK delegates from Ruksin, Pasighat and Jonai (Assam) block committees.



Seminar says no to polygamy, child marriage

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: A social awareness seminar on status of women and child marriage was organized by Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association (APCA) in collaboration with the members of Don Bosco College (DBC) July here yesterday. ‘Polygamy has been the custom of the various tribes in Arunachal Pradesh and ways and means to change it,’ was the speakers’ views in the seminar.

Every speaker opined that in every aspect, child marriage curtails freedom of an individual with greater impact on girl child, and therefore it needs to be changed. After attaining maturity the engaged couple becomes aware of bad effects of child marriage and express their feelings of opposition. In many cases this turns out to be a ‘forced marriage’ as the parties insist on sticking to their earlier commitment for fear of pride and defamation.

Women speakers like Padmashree Mamang Dai, Taw Aju, Tadar Mepung and Likha Kiran stressed on the need for a change in the mind set of the today’s women in Arunachal Pradesh. Senior members like Jathi Pulu, Tadar Dominic, Kime Aya also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier, Pekhi Nabum, APCA Secretary General said that the women of Arunachal Pradesh have come a long way from earlier days when they had to live under patriarchal system.  But now they can be seen in every walk of life, contributing towards holistic development of the society.

Sighting the examples of various successful women in the state like Nyari Welly, first women MLA, Padmashree Bini Yanga, Padmashree Late Omem Moyong Deori, Ansu Jamshenpa and Tine Mena both Everesters, he said ‘Women are and can be equal to her counterparts. The women in Arunachal Pradesh are still in delusion or trauma by belittling or restricting themselves to marriage, family and social life, although there is no or negligible compelling situations now unlike earlier days where child marriage, abduction or forced marriage and exchange system was prevalent’.

Child marriage was practiced in most of the tribes in Arunachal Pradesh, except Apatanis who have abolished it once and for all in the year 1960 by the Apatani Students Union. According to the child marriage data, Kurung Kumey has the highest ratio closely followed by East Kameng.

APCA president Taw Tebin also spoke on the occasion.

Rev. Dr. John Thomas, Bishop of Itanagar was also present in the function.



MLA inaugurates burial ground at Keilya

From a Correspondent

ZIRO, Nov 09: The decade long demand for a community burial ground by the people of Taru Kago Lyalyang and Taro Taku clans of Hija village under Lower Subansiri district finally materialized with MLA Tage Taki officially inaugurating the burial ground at Keilya near here today.

These clans had their own community burial ground at the present site of Govt. Hr. Sec. School Hija but it was donated to Govt. for  establishment and extension of the said school five decades ago. Thereafter, they did not have any community burial ground until they purchased a plot of land for the purpose this year through self contribution which was inaugurated today.

The MLA appreciated All Taru Kago Lyalyang and Taro Taku Burial Ground Committee (ATKLTTBGC) for developing the community burial ground within a short span of time.

Responding to a memorandum submitted by its secretary seeking assistance for expansion of the newly developed burial ground, the MLA assured to fulfill it within five months.

Talking about some problems like drinking water and poor power supply faced by the people of Ziro area, the MLA said that we mostly depend upon small streams to meet the water requirements here. But waters of those streams are not sufficient enough to manage both paddy fields and human consumption due to increase in population. In order to overcome this problem, we have to locate other reliable sources.  

Pange River is the only alternative source of water in Ziro valley for which I have already submitted a memorandum to Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home during his last visit to Ziro, he said.

The MLA assured to solve these two major problems within his tenure. He also assured to bring significant changes through developmental activities as he committed earlier.

ZPM Dani Buker appealed to the MLA for provisioning of basic amenities especially electricity and drinking water to all the extended villages of Hija village. Concerned over the growing incidents of crime in the area, he suggested parents to guide their children properly.

Apatani Youth Association’s president, Taku Chatung appreciated ATKLTTBGC for taking up such a noble job by developing a community burial ground on self contribution leaving a good example for others to follow, who always depend only on government’s assistance for such purposes.

If we can take up any developmental activities in our own in the initial stage, govt. will certainly come forward to help us”, he opined.

Earlier, MLA Taki inaugurated the Lyaliang Sukung (well) at Hija village which was funded under MLA LAD fund to cater for the Hija villagers’ drinking water needs as they are also hosting Myoko festival this year along with all other Hiichi villages.



Karuna Trust & LOGISTIMO wins best practice award

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The essential supply chain management system adopted by Karuna Trust & LOGISTIMO won the best practice award under the category of eHealth. The award was presented during the 5th e-North East Summit held in Aizawl on Friday. The award ceremony was organized by the North East Development Foundation (NEDF) and Department of Information Communication Technology (ICT, Govt of Mizoram.)

The award was given to the organization for the innovative implementation of Essential Supply chain management using Information Communication Technology in 22 Govt Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. These PHCs are being managed by the trust under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode of National Health Mission, Dept of Health and Family Welfare in order to improve the Public health care system in both the states.

Karuna Trust has been using IT based technology which is developed by LOGISTIMO Pvt. Ltd. in all 22 PHCs of Arunachal and Meghalaya using cloud computing technology where all the stock inventory of medicines, surgical items, laboratory items, vaccines and hospital equipments are maintained through a GPRS enabled mobile phone by the PHCs. This system provides live visibility of these medicines to Karuna Trust who can take necessary steps for the replenishment of these essential items within seven days in the PHCs once the stock of any essential item is finished or exhausted. This innovative essential supply chain management in PHC is unique and first of its kind in the country which can help for the smooth and continuous supply of essential healthcare items which can in turn saves the life of hundreds of people.

ANSU joins Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) executive members led by its president Byabang Joram and general secretary Nyanya Gollo under the supervision of social service and health secretary, Tarh Niaw, yesterday conducted a social service at ANSU office premises, Tallang Hira Memorial Complex, here.

The social service was conducted as a part of clean India movement under the theme: “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”.

Meanwhile,ANSU president has urged the Capital dwellers to participate in the ‘Abhiyan’ to keep the state capital city clean and green for a healthy and hygienic living.


Dibang boat mishap: Another body recovered

Karyir Riba

ROING, Nov 09: A second body belonging to one of the three missing employees of NHPC who had been washed away by the strong currents when their boat capsized in the Dibang river on November 1 last, was recovered on Friday. The body of one of the contract employees was recovered on November 3 last.

A reward of Rs 10000 was announced by the NHPC for the founder of its lost members.

The dead body, confirmed to be that of the missing junior engineer, was discovered by some fishermen late in the evening. The body, reportedly, was found floating on the surface of the water as it had swollen up from being in the water for too long. After being informed, the search party immediately reached the site and brought back the body to Roing on that same night.

Meanwhile, search for the third missing person is still on.


Boxing team leaves for National School Games

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: The boys (U-14 & U-17) boxing team of Arunachal Pradesh left today for Punjab to participate in the 60th National School Games which is scheduled to start at Shri Anandpur Sahib from November 13 to 18.

Teli Kahi and Tenzing Chogyal are the Team Coach and Manager respectively.

The Team: (U-14): Dembey Mihu, Rinchin Wa-nghi, Techi Manya, Dolang Sonam, Tatung Ponung, John Tagru, Ringu Tara, Nabam Dodum, Kipa Par-ang, Guchi Ter, Bamang Lucky.

(U-17): Techi Bida, Peba Lomri, Kogam Potom, Aguk Juja, Khumpong Wangsha, Aadu Milli, Bamang Taning, Hunrang Kongkon, Tacha Tajik, Pem Khandu.

The boxers were given a 20 days intensive training at Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy under the supervision of Director of Sports and Youth Affairs DK Dinglow, who is also the Secretary General of Arunachal Amateur Boxing Association.

While wishing the team best of luck in the tournament, Dinglow hoped the young pugilists from the state will perform well and bring laurels to the state by winning medal.


APP raising day observed at Ziro

From a Correspondent

ZIRO, Nov 09: For the first time in the district, the Lower Subansiri district police celebrated the 42nd raising day of Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) at Police Station complex here yesterday.

Attending the programme, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Kanki Darang while congratulating the APP on attaining 42 glorious years of service to people, appreciated Lower Subansiri district police for solving many major cases within last few months and suggested them to keep up their spirit and tempo in future too.

“At the time of crisis or any emergency people remember God first then police in second. Hence police is considered next to the God”, the DC opined.  

In order to keep their dignity and status intact they should maintain cordial relationship with civil societies as well as the department for effective delivery of service to people, he added.

Quoting a proverb, “Justice without force is powerless and force without justice is tyrannical”, he said that the decision of the court will not be an effective tool unless the order is implemented through police but they should not take the law in their hands which would amount to tyranny.

Lower Subansiri Superintendent of Police Tumme Amo while highlighting the importance of the day briefed about the challenges being faced by the district police including drug menace, crimes against women and children, traffic problem and HIV/AIDS. He appealed to civil societies, NGOs, public leaders, students and media to extend their support to Police in order to overcome these challenges and contain law and order. He also readout the cases that were registered in the district within last 10 years.

Apatani Youth Association, president Taku Chatung advocated that if police and civil societies work hand-in-hand, there is less chances of crime in the society. He appealed to the police department to maintain cordial relationship with public and also to join AYA’s “Clean Ziro Green Ziro” mission.

An essay writing competition was organized among the students of St. Claret College on the topic, “If there were no police in the society” to mark the occasion,

In volleyball competition, 2nd APPBn & Fire Service team lifted the champion’s trophy while DySP team bagged the runner up trophy.


Science workshops conducted at Khonsa & Dayun

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: Seva Bhararti in collaboration with Jnana Prabodhini, Pune conducted science workshops in the middle schools at Khonsa and Dayun from Nov 3 to 8. The main motto of ‘Gyan Setu’ is to spread the joy of education among children, provide exposure towards the world of science, technology etc. and to inspire volunteers and children to develop proactive attitude towards solving various problems before the society.

At Khonsa around 500 students from eight schools participated in the science workshop. The 6 resource persons from Pune made efforts to clear the concept of physics through simple science activities like balloon car, sprinkler, vacuum cleaner, capacity measurement of lungs etc. The second group of resource persons also conducted science workshop covering eights schools under Dayun circle.


Follow the DIPR: Forum

ITANAGAR, Nov 09: The Changlang People’s Forum (CPF) has urged the  concerned authority to direct the contractor to execute the earth cutting work of  Phangtip to Watlom village PMGSY road,  6 km away from Changlang district headquarter as per the DPR.

During its recent visit, the Forum team led by its President and General Secretary found that the breadth of the PMGSY road is not as per DPR.


Social service conducted

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: More than 100 volunteers from All East Kameng Capital Complex Student Welfare Association conducted a social service at RK Mission Hospital premises and Helipad area here today.

The volunteers during the drive cleaned drains, jungles around the Helipad and residential complex.



President of India Pranab Mukharjee is scheduled to visit Yupia on November 21 next to address the convocation of first batch of the NIT, not November 23, as wrongly published in this daily’s Nov 9 edition under the headline - ‘Gadi exhorts engineers…’ The inadvertent mistake is regretted.

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Make dream the aim and purpose of life

Dear Editor,

No person is born awful. Every person has a human corner in their heart how dire the person might become. And every person has a hidden dream and a little wish somewhere inside their head and heart to see himself living in a world with no fights and only peace. I guess everyone wishes that but most forgot. Here is some to remind you about it.

Society is where we live in; no one is early man at this present time. Every comfort we get in our day to day life we get it from society. Even the basic needs like cloth, food, proper shelter; everything comes from the society. Without society our lives would be terrible. Don’t we notice that we are superior than animals to a great extent only with the existence of society? So don’t these make us feel that we are morally obliged to serve society for its betterment? Then why are we killing it? Why do people hate each other? Why is our social circle of safety and comfort so small? Why do people don’t bother to help others? Why there is no trust? Why corruption? Why narrowness? We can make our mind broader and be moral human beings. What is going to make us more human? Not our hatred which cannot even conquer itself. Not our ego which cannot even withstand itself. Not the tribe or region which is so finite. Not religion, religions has divided our society don’t you see it? It’s the spirituality that will unite and it’s that one single thought in your head to be a better person and that determination in your heart to take that step will make it.

We have seen our past with world wars and civil wars, terror attacks and everyday harassment, rapes and murder, etc; when are we starting to live in peace. No one is going to live forever and make up to the unknown duration to future where there will be no hatred, no war, no jealousy, no greed; no column in newspaper about rape, murder, loot and who has even guaranteed for it. Present is the moment to take that step towards humanity. Drop your hurtful past and future full of anxiety, sentimental religion and community full of ego and take the present moment of yourself full of happiness and zeal to be more human than ever. Not for someone but for everyone and for our self and our present. We can make our families a bigger family with world full of people.

Now sit back, relax and think about it to fulfill the dream. Let it not be just a mere dream but an aim and purpose of life.


Munjoy Khimhun



Increase the upper age limit

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) towards an important issue which needs to be addressed emphatically by the Commission.

That, the upper age limit for appearing in the Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service (APCS) examination conducted by the APPSC needs to be relaxed from present 33 years to at least 35 years or more for APST as a special case. This is required given the fact that we have lost one precious year due to the legal tussle between commission and the candidates whose forms were rejected initially.                    

Further, because of the General Studies (Paper-ll) leak, we are still losing our precious time. We are being victimized for no fault of ours and the candidates who are appearing for this examination on age relaxation are the worst sufferer. They are put to disadvantage because for many candidates this is going to be their last and final attempt due to the delay in conducting the examination.  Therefore, to compensate for the years wasted and to ensure that no one is victimized because of the precious years lost, we request the APPSC to kindly consider our genuine case and relax upper age limit to atleast 35 years or more, so that everyone gets equal opportunity and justice prevails.

To draw my point, it should be mentioned here that even UPSC has relaxed upper age limit to two more years for all categories due to slight change in its syllabus. So, now, it has been increased from 35 to 37 years for STs. Ours, is also a very genuine reason as we have clearly lost more than a year and the uncertainty still looms large.

It must also be mentioned here that every state in India generally follow the upper age limit of 35 years for STs; in many cases, it is more than 35 years. For example, in Assam upper age limit is 36 years for all categories which is further relaxable to upto 41 years for SCs/STs. Tripura follows upper age limit of 40 years which is relaxable upto 45 years for SCs/STs. In Punjab Civil Service upper age limit is 37 years which is relaxable upto 42 years for SCs/OBCs. UP government in 2012 increased the maximum age limit for candidates appearing in the examination conducted by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission from 35 to 40 years which is further relaxable upto 45 years for SCs/STs/OBCs. Bihar and Jharkhand governments have already increased the maximum age limit to 40 years which is further relaxable upto 45 years for SCs/STs/OBCs. Here, the doubt should not be, why the state of Arunachal Pradesh would follow the norm of 35 years or more just because other states are doing so, rather, the matter to ponder upon is, "why Arunachal Pradesh is an exception when all the states in the union of India including the UPSC follow the upper age limit of 35 years or even more which is the general norm?"

There are many candidates who are appearing for the APCS-2013 examination on age relaxation and because of the years wasted in the conduction of the examination, their future is highly at stake as there are many candidates who have left their further studies midway only to appear for the state civil services. For many candidates, because of the delay, this is going to be their last and final attempt which would not have been the case, had the APPSC conducted its examination on time.       

Every candidate deserves equal chance to compete and those on age relaxation should not be put to disadvantage which exactly is the case at present.   Therefore, it is our humble request to the learned members of the APPSC to kindly look into the matter seriously. I appeal them to consider our genuine case and do the needful initiative for which the APPSC will be much appreciated.         The positive action of the APPSC in this direction will help rekindle our faith in the ultimate fairness of the commission.                                


 T. Ete ,

Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi.



When we will get our certificates ?

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of concerned authorities towards the injustice  being meted out to the students who had hope to get placement during the job mela held last time. The 1st and 2nd batch, who has taken the skill development training from NIFA (National institute of finance and Accounts), Delhi are facing tough time.

Every parents dream for the brighter future of their children. Last year Govt. Of Arunachal Pradesh started job fair with the motive to provide training and job to the unemployed youths of the state. It seemed to be a great success when thousands of unemployed youths joined the job fair. I also joined with my friends with a hope that after the completion of training, we would get training completion certificate from the vocational training providers (VTPs) and get job somewhere to be able to take care of our families.

With this hope we completed our training with great zeal and enthusiasm. But things didn't turn out the way we expected. On completion of the training, the VTPs failed to provide us Training completion certificates. The job mela did give us the training but failed to certify our training.

On enquiry with the Nifa, Delhi, the authorities told us was, “Next week tak apko mil jayga." However many weeks have passed by but till now we have not received our certficates.

In this regard I would like to request ministry of industries to look into the matter and take necessary action. The training certificates can add to our curriculum vitae, which will be  helpful while applying for jobs in the state.


Sandeep Kr. Thakur






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No ministers from NE region inducted

Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and three others were on Sunday inducted into the Union Cabinet as Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his council of ministers, bringing in 21 new ministers as Shiv Sena kept away from the exercise. Suresh Prabhu, a former Shiv Sainik and power minister in Vajpayee government, senior BJP leader JP Nadda and Jat leader from Haryana Birender Singh, who joined BJP ahead of assembly elections, were the other Cabinet ministers to take oath of office and secrecy at a function in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Unresolved issues between Sena and BJP in Maharashtra stopped Sena MP Anil Desai from taking oath as he reportedly returned to Mumbai from the airport after arriving here on Sunday morning.

However, surprisingly today not a single minister from North East region was inducted. Ministerial aspirants from NE region like NPP leader Purno A. Sangma and NPF leader Neiphiu Rio were left out from the cabinet expansion. This expansion was predicted to be a move that is likely to give a big push to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh – with an eye on elections – and reward Maharashtra and Haryana for delivering decisive victories for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recent assembly polls. There was high hope that Modi government will give more representation to NE states but things are turning out differently.  Such neglect will only add to the growing distance between NE people and mainland Indians.