November 11


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NERTP scheme launched

Sericulture movement a must in the state

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Secretary Handloom and Handicrafts, Dr. S S Ghonkrokta has called for a sericulture movement in Arunachal Pradesh. Ghonkrokta was addressing on the occasion of the launch of North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) for the development of sericulture here at Donyi-Polo Ashoka today. A State level workshop cum orientation Programme on NERTPS & Catalytic Development (CDP) for XII Plan was also organized on the occasion.

Envisioning that Sericulture has the potential to become a major economic activity in the state, he exhorted the officers including district officers and field functionaries of the department to act as catalyst to bring in a Sericulture movement in the state. The success story of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) in becoming a major producer of sericulture should motivate us to replicate the same in our state, he said. He asked them to take up with their respective Deputy Commissioners and take steps to adopt villages and encourage farmers to promote more plantations under Sericulture while also adding that “we will be able to create a Sericulture movement like Ranchi, Jharkhand and Bangalore.”

Calling for beginning with small steps towards achieving the target, Ghonkrokta said “Make the beginning with a village.”

“Create a brand of Arunachalee Silk” he said, while underlining the need to create our own brand name by moving beyond cocoon production and exploring the avenue of manufacturing of silk reared from the cocoon produced.

The secretary said NERTPS is a demonstrative scheme, so that farmers are encouraged to take up Sericulture as a sustainable income generating or remunerative activity. The workshop will enlighten on techniques to boost sericulture production in the state. He further asked all the stakeholders in the mission to give their best towards the common goal of sericulture development in the state. Ghonkrokta also laid stress on innovation in designs and techniques of textiles and handloom products in tune with changing times and market demands. “We also need to boost production and at the same time maintain quality” he said while asking the officers and field functionaries too play a vital role as catalyst and facilitators.

Earlier, Joint Secretary, RO, Central Silk Board, Guwahati, Sarat Deori,  speaking on the objective and background of Integrated Sericulture Development Project under NERTPS and Catalytic Development programme (CDP) for XII Plan informed that Catalytic Development Programme (CDP) which was launched during XII Plan has been carried forward in XII Plan with certain modifications and additional components. The workshop will also create awareness on objectives, targets and components of CDP in terms of silk production.

Earlier, Khoda Ruja, Director, handloom and textiles, in his address informed that Arunachal Pradesh is the first beneficiary state to get sanction under the NERTP Scheme. The Scheme aimed at development of infrastructure for up-gradation of Sericulture and will bring improvement in Sericulture seed production. Joint Director of Textiles and Handicrafts, Peto Ete also spoke on the occasion.

Besides the invitees, Jagdish Deori, Director, Sericulture, BTC, Assam, resource persons for the workshop also included Monty Issac, Deputy Secretary, CSB, Bangalore, Dr. C.M. Bajpeyi, Scientist, CSB, Bangalore, A. Reddy, Scientist, RSTRS, CSB, Guwahati, R S Teotia, Scientist, CSB, Bangalore, Dr. P K Handique, Scientist, NESAC, Shillong, Consultant NERTPS. Officers and Sericulture facilitators of the Department of Textiles & Handicrafts also attended the workshop. DIPR



Dibang boat mishap: NHPC breaks silence

Karyir Riba

ROING, Nov 10: With one of the three missing employees of the NHPC still not recovered from the Dibang River, the officials of the company have finally broken their silence over the matter. Speaking to the GM NHPC VK Maini, it has been confirmed that the now deceased employees, along with two other labourers of the company were returning from Dibang Dam site after carrying out inspection of the road from Nizam Ghat to Dam site, and inspection of the drifts on both sides of the river as some investigation work was to be undertaken during this working season at the site, when the private boat in which they were crossing the Dibang river capsized on November 1 last.

The two boatmen and the two labourers were able to swim to safety, but unfortunately, the Junior Engineer and the two contract employees were washed away by the river's currents.

Immediately after receiving information about the mishap, search and rescue teams comprising of NHPC officials and workers were deployed towards both the directions of the river, upstream and downstream. Lower Dibang Valley district authorities and police authorities of both Roing and Dambuk were also immediately informed, who along with the State Disaster Management officials and locals, extended their help in the search operations. Through efforts of NHPC executive director Itanagar, the Pawan Hans service was also included in the operation.

One body was spotted by the chopper on the next day of the accident which was recovered with the help of ITBP swimmers. This body was identified to be that of one of the contract employees, John Wungmaiwo. After completing all required formalities, the body was handed over to the family and the last rites were performed on November 4, in the presence of NHPC officials. The NDRF also joined the rigorous search for the two other missing people from November 5 and concluded their search on November 7 without any success.

As reported earlier, a second body, identified as that of the junior engineer (civil) of NHPC, Binod Kumar Gupta, was found by some local fishermen on November 7.

"As per the reward announced for any information leading to the missing employees, we have handed over a cash amount of Rs 10000 to the finders today", said Maini. The body has been handed over to the family after the legal formalities and the last rites were performed on November 8 in the presence of NHPC officials.

The search is still on for the third missing person, Madan Gurung. Search teams of NHPC are still being deployed and, all fishermen as well as local people from Nizam Ghat to Amarpur Ghat have been sounded to be on the lookout for any floating objects/bodies.  NHPC is trying to arrange another sortie of Army helicopter to locate and retrieve Gurung.

As a mark of respect to the deceased men, the employees of NHPC, Dibang Multipurpose Project have arranged to provide a financial assistance of Rs.50,000 each to the families of both the contract employees, through their personal contributions. The company has also ensured alternate job offer within the same contract to any employable person from the affected families. The top management of NHPC has been reportedly apprised of the situation and is constantly monitoring search/logistics operations. One official from the NHPC head office was deputed to Dibang Multipurpose Project to assist in the matter.

GM Maini said that the whole NHPC family extends its gratitude towards the district and state administration, DSP headquarters Habung Hailyang and his team, OC Dambuk O Darin and his team, ITBP, NDRF, Pawan Hans service, senior officials of NHPC at regional office Itanagar and corporate office, and people of Roing and Dambuk, for providing valuable advice, assistance and support in this endeavour.

Meanwhile, hopes are still on for finding the third missing person.



Rijiju inaugurates Paksing bridge, assures road connectivity to unconnected villages

AALO, Nov.10:  The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the Paksing Bailey Bridge under Kaying Circle today.

Responding to a five point public memorandum pertaining to road connectivity from ADC headquarter to Kaying, improvement of Govt. H.S. School Rumgong, Gase-Gate Road, Miging Miya, Paksing road etc, Rijiju assured to take up all need based connectivity by 2019.

He further said that Payum Circle and its adjoining villages cannot remain without road connectivity through the ages and assured to visit Payum soon to take stock of the development packages which will be initiated by him soon.

The BJP MLA, Rumgong Tamiyo Taga appealed the Minister to take up all community based schemes as individual and selective schemes hinder general development.

Rijiju also visited Bagra village in which he has given specific instructions to all the HoDs of the district to work out consolidated report on areas and villages those are not connected with road heads, drinking water, BSNL networks and electricity so that these need based facilities and amenities are fulfilled by 2019. Hundred percent road connectivity will be provided to all villages without basing on population criteria for the state of Arunachal. He disclosed that his government will work with full commitment cutting across party lines and any political affiliations for the larger interest of the state. Special focus will be given on North Eastern States as there are development lags in this part of the country to march at par with the national main land.

Responding to two point memorandum submitted by Pusi Baggo people pertaining to allocation of fund for construction of two lane bypass road from Nigmoi to Aalo via SFS College, Yeggo and allocation of fund for construction of 100 bedded hostel of boys and girls at Bagra Secondary School, the Minister disclosed that these two demands have already been taken up and funds have already been sanctioned.

MLA Er. Tumke Bagra, Parliamentary Secretary Agriculture Mutchu Mithi, Chairman APEDA Dikto Yekar, MLA Kento Rina, MLA Zingne Namchoom, MLA Pagnga Bage, MLA Tamiyo Taga, former Chief Secretary Tabom Bam, West Siang Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu were also present on the occasion. DIPRO



Social activist Taring Ranjeev dies, CM mourns

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Renowned social activist and founder Chairman of Ranjeev College of Fine Arts, Itanagar, Taring Ranjeev breathed his last after prolonged illness at 6.20 PM here yesterday.

In his early days late Ranjeev was the first General Secretary of the Government Secondary School, Palin. He was Founder Chairman of Taring Welfare Society. He later joined politics and was very active from his area during and after the un-divided Lower Subansiri district. During 1986 to 1990, he became the General Secretary, BCCI, Nyopin and Palin. He had contested assembly elections from 18-Palin in 1990 (Janata Party) and 1995 (from BJP). He was a former chairman of the Environment & Forest Cell. He was also a former member, District Land Allotment Advisory Board, Lower Subansiri and Chairman, Donyi-Polo Vidya Bhavan.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed his deep condolences on the demise of Taring Ranjeev, who breathed his last at Itanagar on Sunday evening.

In a condolence message this morning Tuki said, “Late Ranjeev was a first generation social activist from Palin-Chambang area of Kurung Kumey district, who immensely contributed in socio-cultural development of his community and society. The void left by him will be difficult to fill for years.”

“Besides being a prominent figure with vast knowledge and experience, late Ranjeev was a strong political as well as social activist. He contributed to the development of the society all through his life in various capacities,” Tuki asserted.

Paying tributes to the late social activist, Tuki remembered his association with late Ranjeev and prayed for his eternal peace in heavenly abode and strength to his family members and well-wishers.

Meanwhile, Laah Punglu Charitable and Cultural Society deeply mourned the death of Taring Ranjeev. Late Taring Ranjeev was one of the well-known social workers and leaders from Abu Laah Lineage. His demise has caused irreparable damage to our family, the society said. It prayed to Almighty that his soul may rest in peace.

The staff and students of the Ranjeev College of Fine Arts also offered their condolences on the demise of Taring Ranjeev, the founder Chairman of the College. The members observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul.



Govt committed to balanced development: Gadi

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: PWD Minister Gojen Gadi today inaugurated the electrification of Sibe-Siru and its neighbouring villages under Basar circle of West Siang district, about 20 km from Basar, under Rajiv Gandhi Vidyutikaran Yojana.

Addressing the villagers on the occasion, Gadi said that the present government led by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki is committed to balanced development of the entire state for the people to reap the benefits.

“Rise above petty differences and unite to support the executing agencies for accelerating the pace of development,” he told the villagers

The minister also announced sanction of 23-km Nyodu to Sibe-Siru road at an estimated cost of Rs 19.70 crore under DoNER’s NLCPR scheme. The minister was accompanied by Basar ZPM Jaya Basar, Basar-A ZPM Tonir Basar, Mineral Development & Development Corporation Ltd vice chairman N Gadi, EEs, HoD of Basar area, PRI leaders and GBs.

The local leaders, particularly of Sibe-Siru ASM D Geyi, HGB and GBs lauded the minister for his development initiative and appreciated the GoAP for providing electricity and water supply besides sanctioning, road project for one of the remote areas of the constituency.



Estimate submitted for renovation of Pakke-Kessang mini hydel:AE

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Admitting that the Turbine-Generator unit of Pakke Kessang (1x30 KW) Micro Hydro Project (MHP) had stopped functioning since April 2014, the Assistant Engineer (EM), Seppa E & M Sub-division, hydro power department said that he had inspected the hydel during June last and found that the armature and field windings of alternator had completely burnt out with failure of voltage control unit.

While reacting to a news item published in this daily on Nov 5 (Pakke-Kessang, a virtual moonlight town), Assistant Engineer (EM), D K Shukla clarified that he had submitted an elaborate report as well as an estimate in details to the concerned higher authorities for renovation and modernization of electro-mechanical equipments/ repair /replacement of defunct electrical-mechanical components for existing Micro Hydro Project. But due to fund constraint, the scheme is not sanctioned as on date.

Shukla also informed that he had further submitted the detail estimate of Rs. 17.37 lakhs to concerned higher authorities for obtaining fund with administrative approval for immediate restoration of the said hydel station.

Giving elaborate information about the functioning of the MHP, the AE further said “since its commissioning during 2001, the Turbine-Generator (TG) unit of said micro hydro project was generating the power without switchyard. The TG unit was generating and supplying the power to consumers directly through LT line resulting huge voltage drop. Beside these, all protection system such as existing control and feeder panel is defunct and not repairable for further use, so it requires urgent replacement.” There is an urgent need to enhance the power generation by special renovation/replacement of electro-mechanical equipments of the hydel, the engineer added.



BCIF for cancellation of compensation to Greenfield Airport affected people

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The Banderdewa Circle Intellectual Forum (BCIF) has called for cancellation of the names of the 156 Chakma refugees and 263 private individuals from the list of affected land owners of the proposed Greenfield Airport, Hollongi and not to release any land compensation amount to them.

In its representation submitted to the Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, it alleged that the list of affected land owners (156 Chakma refugees and 263 private individuals) is fake. The forum said, the projected site for construction of the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi falls within the forest area and it was de-reserved for settlement of Chakma refugee in the year 1978 by the government. “Some high profile politicians and officers with malafide intention to get huge land compensation in the name of land acquisition and compensation have prepared the list in the name of their kith’s and kin’s and Chakma refugees to an estimated cost of Rs. 645.72 crore.”

It has decided to rehabilitate the Chakma refugees at Kokila at an estimated cost of Rs.153.46 crore which is illegal as such the land is a Government land, it claimed.



Migratory birds arrive in DEW sanctuary

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The migratory birds have started arriving in large numbers at Daying Ering Wild Life sanctuary, East Siang District.

The movement of wild animals and birds were spotted by PCCF cum Principal Secretary (Forests) Omkar Singh along with CCF CAC Pasighat during their visit to DEM Wild Life sanctuary recently.

The team spotted foot marks of wild elephants, hog deer, barking deer, wild buffaloes and variety of endemic and migratory birds like Ruddy Shelduck and Great Cormorant in large numbers.

Meanwhile, the PCCF stated that such visibility of wildlife in large numbers is the result of the effective protection activities carried out by the department staff and co-operation and coordination of local communities. He advised the EDC members to develop eco-friendly huts in fringe areas.



Tsering assures setting up a Mini-Hydel Project at Sisar

DAMBUK, Nov 10: Parliamentary Secretary for Hydro-Power Development, Phurpa Tsering assured to set up a Mini-Hydel Project at Sisar River and announced a sum of Rs 1 lakh to immediately start the investigation/survey of the project.

Tsering was addressing a public meeting at Dambuk in his maiden visit to the Dambuk ADC headquarter today.

He said “Water and Electricity is the right of every citizen. It is the responsibility of every govt. to provide basic necessities like water and electricity to the people.” He assured to take up the genuine problem of the area with the govt.

While responding to complaints from the local people that the Hydro-Power Developer in the area namely NHPC Ltd are not heeding to the genuine demands of the local people, the Parliamentary Secretary opined that the NHPC Ltd is disrespecting the MOU/MOA signed between them and the state government by depriving the local people of their due benefits in terms of employment opportunities and others. He informed that a letter has already been written to the Chief Office, NHPC Ltd to redress the grievances of the local people as per the MOU/MOA by the end of March 2015.

Earlier, Parliamentary Secretary for WRD Gum Tayeng submitted a three point memorandum to the Parliamentary Secretary for Hydropower Development on the occasion which includes Development of a Multi-Purpose Hydel Project at Sirki River, Mini–Hydel Project at Sisar River and Flood Control Measures in the Western Bank of Dibang River from Nizam Ghat to Paglam by NHPC Ltd. She informed that a Mini-Hydel that was commissioned in the year 1993 at Sissar river could hardly supply electricity to the people of the area for just one year and due to silting on the power channel and washing away of intake point, it was written off in the year 1996 by the then Commissioner East citing lack of funds for repair and maintenance of the hydel. Since then the people of Dambuk are living in the darkness with only two hours of power supply in 24 hours through DG Set even in this era of fast growing technology and modernization.

ZPM Kaling Pertin and Anchal Chairperson Dambuk Baling Perme appraised the grievances of the people to the visiting Parliamentary Secretaries.

Later, the Parliamentary Secretaries made a site visit to the proposed Hydro-Project Sites at Sisar and Sirki Rivers along with Er A. Katan, Chief Engineer, Department of Hydro Power Development, Er T Jerang, SE(EM/GEN), DHPD, Er T Tatin, SE(Civil) DHPD, Er Y Angu, EE(Civil) DHPD, Er J Geyi, EE(E& M) DHPD, Er K Rubu, EE WRD, Er Napi Modi, EE(Power) and others. The Parliamentary Secretary also visited the Dibang Multipurpose Project Site at Dibang River. DIPRO



Core Group for Tibetan cause convene public meeting in Tawang; demand Bharat Ratna for Dalai Lama

TAWANG, Nov 10: The core group for Tibetan Cause campaigners convened a public meeting attended by the locals and Tibetans of the district at Zomkhang hall, here yesterday.

Convener of the North East States and former Arunachal Minister and Lok Sabha MP RK Khrimey called on the people of the district to unite and rise for the Tibetan cause. He stated that whenever any issue related to Tibet is mentioned, the local denizens are alarmed and fear a conflict with China as they dwell near the Indo-Sino border.

“Waging war against any nation is not easy in this era as all nations are mighty and powerful unlike 1962,” he said.

Citing examples of other religions of the world, Khrimey said that the followers of other religions fight for the grace and dignity of their religious leaders while on the contrary Buddhist people only fight for attaining the blessing of the gurus. Differentiating the Tibetan refugees from the other neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bangladeshi and Bhutan, he said that Tibetan refugees are our honoured guests as we have embraced them and promised them protection and rights under the Geneva Convention.

National Convener Dr. N.K. Trikha spoke eloquently about the goals and ambitions of the committee while expressing hope that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will return to an independent Tibet with full grace and dignity with his people soon.

“While his Holiness has called for genuine autonomy for Tibet taking the middle path, we demand full fledged independence to Tibet”, he informed. He also expressed his optimism for the conferment of Bharat Ratna to the Noble laureate.

“We have submitted a memorandum to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for conferment of Bharat Ratna to His Holiness or Gandhi Peace Prize in case Bharat Ratna cannot be conferred to the ‘Ocean of Knowledge’ due to some norms and conditions, and we are really optimistic about it”, he said.

“The independence of Tibet is also vital from the Defence point of view for India as it faces continuous threat from the Peoples Republic of China”, he added. “If Tibet attains freedom and the Dalai Lama takes over its reigns, India will be threat free from the North”.  

Finally, he urged the public to raise their voice, create awareness and shoulder their responsibility for Tibet’s Independence quoting that little drop of water forms the mighty ocean.

Secretary for International Relation of Central Tibetan Administration, Sonam Norbu Dagpo and regional Convenor (Delhi) and Delhi High court advocate, Advocate JP Sharma, also spoke on the occasion along with other dignitaries.

The core group for Tibetan Cause also met UD, Tourism, Art & Culture  Minister Pema Khandu, at Circuit house and held a interaction meeting with the students body of the district on 8th November last. [Tawang vigilance]



Libang assured to give priority on education, health and road communication

YINGKIONG, Nov 10: No development can take place without proper education, literacy, good health and sound mind, proper road communication and transportation services said Parliamentary Secretary PWD, Alo Libang in a public meeting at Likor village recently.

He assured that top priority will be given on education, health and road communication. He opined that these three basic elements are the fundamental elements for all other developmental activities.

Libang assured to complete the road construction from Likor to Bishing during his present tenure and also to open a medical sub-centre at Likor in near future and added that sufficient teachers would be posted at an early date in different schools. Libang appealed all the public, PRI members irrespective of party affiliations to cooperate the government for speedy development of the area, district and the state as well.

ZPM Bading Teng, senior public leader Tadum Libang in their speech also appealed the villagers to work together for all round and rapid development of the area.

Among others Tani Taki EE PWD, O.Siram EE(E), Dr. K. Dai DMO, A. Jongkey EE(HW), N. Paloh AE PHE Sub-Division Tuting, Tanyo Lipir, Takit Nopi accompanied the Parliamentary Secretary during his tour to Likor. DIPRO



Gora Tamer Memorial Football Tournament

GMSC, Todo United register convincing wins

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: In a match of missed opportunities, Gora Makik Sporting Club (GMSC) beat Young Brothers FC (YBFC) 2-0 in the Second Gora Tamer Memorial Football Tournament at RG Stadium, Naharlagun today.

The team scored one goal in each half.

The team could have won the match with a bigger margin if they could convert the abundant chances. They had to wait until midway through the first half for the breakthrough. Neelam Taha put GMSC ahead with a spectacular half-volley taken from just few meters away from the goal posts.

The second half of the match also saw the same story of poor finishing by GMSC forwards. The second goal for the team was scored by Techi Tassar taking a chance of goalmouth melee.

However, credit must be given to YBFC goalkeepers who stood firm in-between the goal posts to save his team from further embarrassment.

The best scoring opportunity for YBFC came in the second half when their forward (jersey no 17) spoiled an empty net opportunity. He almost scored by pushing the ball slowly. However, the goal-bound ball was stopped by a quick and alert defender of the opponent team before it took rest in the net.

YBFC team, most of whom comprised of players of age not more than 16 to 17 years, made all out efforts to find the equalizer but rival defenders thwarted their all attempts to ensure victory.

Earlier in the first match of the day, Todo United FC defeated Senki Soccer FC by Tennis like score (6-0) to earn full points.

Sonam Lefcha and Nada Tamo scored two goal each while Isac Lefcha and Nako Omo netted one goal each to complete the drubbing of the team.

Today’s match

FC Doimukh vs Tagung Neri FC (12 noon)

Papu United FC vs Emchi Gumto FC (2 pm)

Silli Youth Trophy Competition 2014

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The 39th “Silli Youth Trophy Competition--2014 will be held at Silli village General Ground, Likabali, West Siang from November 14.

The competition will feature men’s and women’s football, volleyball, badminton and tug-of war for both men and women. Winners and runners up teams, and individual winners will be awarded cash prizes along with trophies, according to a release.


Sigin bridge repaired

DAPORIJO, Nov 10: Sigin Bridge has been repaired by GREF on special request and on goodwill basis in the interest of the public.

The Bridge is now fit and open for all vehicles to ply over.

Meanwhile, GREF informed that the roads from Ziro to Daporijo and Bame to Daporijo along with all bailey bridges have been handed over to the State PWD Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) and so the maintenance and safeguard of the roads and bridges are the responsibility of the state PWD and not the GREF. DIPRO


Unions smell foul play in death of a man in police custody

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Condemning the death of a man in police custody at Sangram in Kurung Kumey district on November 1 last, the All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) and Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang Students’ Union (NNSPSU) has called on the Arunachal Pradesh Police department to unearth the reasons of the death.

As informed by the police, the man identified as Tamchi Sonar had raped a 56-year-old woman before strangulating her to death. He had then surrendered before the police and later hanged himself to death inside the toilet of Sangram Police station.

Both the association alleging foul play in the death of the man has also urged the medical authorities to disclose the results of the post mortem.


DFP launches publicity campaigns

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The Directorate of Field Publicity, Arunachal Pradesh region today launched its state wide publicity campaign on govt. schemes “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and Beti Bachao/ Beti Pardhao” in a function organized here.

The campaign will be conducted from November 2014 to February 2015 with a view to make the rural, semi-rural and border area masses of the state more conscious and consequently to come forward to take benefit of the schemes. The Directorate of Field Publicity will organize a total of 18 awareness programmes on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and Beti Bachao/ Beti Pardhao at different localities in the state.

All the field functionaries of DFP Arunachal Pradesh region were imparted training on the selected themes and schemes in three technical sessions.


Timely help contains inferno, no casualties

Nima Khenrab

TAWANG, Nov 10: A fire accident took place at one of the SIB quarters today, located at about 200 meters away from the office of the Supt. of Police here in Tawang. However there were no casualties and the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Timely and immediate help by the police and SSB personnel and EPS group (NGO) contained the fire from engulfing the house.

No fire tenders were at the spot even after an hour of reporting the mishap. A drinking water tank belonging to the paramilitary force was at sight which efficiently helped in containing the fire from spreading further.  The fire was initially controlled by breaking a water pipeline connecting the residence.


Documentation of the Exile Route of the Dalai Lama

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: A CD titled “Tracking the Exile Route of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama” was released at Arunachal Bhawan, New Delhi today by Jambey Wangdi, Chairman, DoKAA (Chois-rig) Affairs.

An initiative of Losel Nyinje Library, Tawang in collaboration with Monyul Social Welfare Association Tawang and supported by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti- Arunachal Pradesh, this documentary CD tries to track the route the 14th Dalai Lama took when he came to India from Tibet.

According to a release, His Holiness Dalai Lama was received at Chudhangbo post by 5 Assam Rifles and the people of Monyul on March 31, 1959 after he crossed Kin-Ze- Mane. He then stayed for one night each at Gorzam, Shakti, Lumla and Thongleng. He was received by the then abbot of the Tawang monastery and Govt. officials on April 5 1959. Later, he was taken to Dzong-Tse the present official bungalow of Deputy Commissioner Tawang where he stayed for three nights. He left Tawang on April 8, 1959 and stayed for one night at Jang on April 16 and left Bomdila for Khelong through Chaku road.

Present on the occasion were Rinchen Dorjee, former Chairman APPSC, Jigme Choden, Additional Resident Commissioner and his deputy K Damo, among others.


Religion should not be mixed up with culture: Aboh

KHONSA, Nov 10: Dadam Area Catholic Women Convention was held Chinkoi village yesterday.

Attending the programme MLA Tirong Aboh urged the "Dadam Area Catholic Women" not to mix-up religion with culture adding that religion and culture are like two parallel lines which can never meet. The MLA appealed the preachers of Christianity to devote their time in showing the people the good way of living and told them not to indulge in politics and other activities which may spoil the atmosphere in the villages. MLA Aboh said that in many other Christian states particularly in the Northeast, people are keeping their culture alive while sincerely following their religion. He advised the people to emulate the example shown by them.

Prizes to the winners of Bible quest and gospel songs completions were also awarded by the Aboh and ZPM Ngamchai Kamhua on the occasion.

MLA Tirong Aboh was accompanied by Chief of Dadam Wanggo Lowang, Chiefs of Upper & Lower Chinkoi villages, ZPM Dadam Block Ngamchai Kamhua, Public leader Moliam Khoisia and members from Elite Society of Dadam Area. DIPRO


NHPC donates ambulance to ASH

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Extending its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Limited has donated an ambulance to the Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun.

While informing this, Medical Superintendent of Arunachal State Hospital (ASH) Dr. Dukhum Raina said that this kind of noble gesture from NHPC would provide great relief to the patients, especially those from poor economic background, in evacuating them to outside the state during emergencies and odd hours.



ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The Arunachal Mondal Trained Association (AMTA) while agreeing to the demand made by the Arunachal Pradesh ITI Technical Union (APITITU) seeking early advertisement for the vacant 11 posts of Mandal in the department of land management has however reminded that the applicant should be a Recorder Certificate Class Course holder from any recognized institute as per recruitment rule set by the land management department.


Khonsa MLA visits sub-jail

KHONSA, Nov 10: Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh visited the Sub-Jail at Khonsa recently and distributed eatables to all 64 Under Trial Prisoners inmates of the jail.

Later, the MLA interacted with the jail officials and urged them to treat prisoners humanely without violating the human rights. He also told them to maintain the jail compound properly adding that accused are sent to the jail not only to get punishment for their crimes but also to reform themselves.

The MLA said that the basic facilities should be made available to the jail inmates. He was accompanied by Chief of Bera village Bewang Lowang, Wangnam Hakhun, GPC Bera and Dopho Kamhua.DIPRO


BRO Labourers Union submits memo to DG

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The BRO Labourers Union has sought implementation of labour laws and other related policies of GoI.

In its memorandum submitted to its director general, it claimed that the working conditions of casual paid labourers under BRO are not covered under Labour laws which has adverse effects on the work spirit of the labours deployed in the difficult terrain.

Its other demands include abolition of double absent system and grant of 10 days casual leave, implementation of central minimum wages, creation of post of multi tasting service, request for abolition of 6 monthly recruitment system, grant of National and state holidays, introduction of moral boosting measures, introduction of social security schemes, provision of education for the children of BRO labours, provision of adequate medical facilities, construction of permanent worker’s camp, provision of transit camp for labours, provide roof top vehicles and complete ban on execution of works on contract basis.


Tana Jumsi declared winner of District Level Science Exhibition

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: Tana Jumsi of Govt Hr Sec School, Doimukh was adjudged the winner of the District Level Science Exhibition of Papum Pare held at Govt Hr Sec School, Doimukh today.

Mirnya Ngomle of VKV, Nirjuli came second. 10 schools had participated in the exhibition.

The 1st and 2nd position holders of the exhibition will participate in the State Level Science Exhibition scheduled to be held on November 29 next.


TCSU writes to DC Papum Pare

ITANAGAR, Nov 10: The Toru Circle Students’ Union (TCSU)  has sought intervention of DC Papum Pare claiming that the people of Pith village under Lower Subansiri district are trying to construct an approach road from Pith Nalah Iron Bridge point to Charling Pungmin on self help basis without getting any approval from the concern authority.

In its letter, it warned of democratic movement against the DC Papum Pare if it failed to take action against the violators within one month.



Polygamy in Apatani community was banned by Apatani Youth Association (AYA) during 1970’s, not by Apatani Students Union. This was clarified by AYA while referring to a news item published in this daily on Nov 10 under the headline –‘Seminar says no to polygamy, child marriage’.

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Streamline the recruitment process

Dear Editor,

I am a regular reader of your daily. Your paper has become a medium through which youths of AP have found a way to share their problems with the hope of reforming the Arunachal society. I was shocked to read the other day about 100 marks being given for written exam of 3 hours and 250 marks for interview (viva voice exam) of 10 minutes for the recruitment of Full Time/Part Time Teachers, Warden and Accountant conducted by DDSE West Siang.

UPSC allocates 400 marks for preliminary written test, 1750 marks for mains written test and 275 marks for viva which is also called personality test to select best of the candidates for the top jobs under GOI. If education department lacks any proper model to follow for its recruitment process, they can visit website of UPSC or any other standardized institutions of GOI.  They can adopt some features and formulate their own recruitment process to select the best suitable candidates. The secretary education, govt. of Arunachal should have identified such gross illogic of allocating 250 marks for interview against 100 marks for written exam. If this system of examination was indeed permitted by the secretary education, through this paper I would like to request him to explain the logic and reason for laying out such faulty recruit process. I am of the view that allocating higher marks for viva voice than that of written exam increase the chance for partially and corruption. I would also use this incident to request the recruiting bodies of all other departments of AP to avoid indulging in such systematic and legalized destruction of recruitment processes.


Takam Tadar,

Delhi University,




Time to socially boycott the corruption

Dear Editor,    

Every year central government provides huge fund in the form of grant or funding to all the states and the union territories for the developmental activities. Accordingly many states and union territories have achieved a high level of growth and development through economic and judicious utilization of the funds and grants. However, some states and union territories still remain under developed despite huge monetary support from the central government. Lack of quality developmental activities are due to the corrupt system prevailing in the society. So, if we really desire for the all round development, then it is high time to socially boycott the corruption before it is too late.

A corrupt system will obviously yield a corrupted society and it will go on multiplying till it destroys the society. Corruption begins with the bribery and bribery is a crime. So, if a person is bribing someone for the work to be done then that person is committing a crime. Corruption only leads to creation of huge personal assets and properties rather than creating good roads, hospitals, schools etc. Say, if there has been no corruption in the society, the differences between have and haves not would have been very meager. There would have been good roads, schools, hospitals, quality assets and manpower.

However, if we ponder deeply about the corrupt system, we are also responsible for it. Even for our children’s education our first preference usually goes to an engineering course. Not only that, if a person is an engineer by profession or is occupying a higher position, our expectation becomes very high. We go on demanding high contribution or donation irrespective of his/her income ceiling.  We give more respect and importance to that person who can contribute more bucks. Not only that, we even praise those person who can accumulates huge bucks and properties in a very short span of time and look down that person who cannot accumulates big assets even though they are sitting in a higher position.

If we look back at our olden day’s bribery, corruption and nepotism were alien words in those days. People were so generous to each other and even developmental activities were undertaken jointly by the villagers. Every festive occasion was celebrated with the joint effort of all sections of the society. Differences between rich and poor were almost nil. But with the passage of time, gradually the materialistic world dominated our beautiful, happy and joyful traditional society. Now, everybody is running after money and in the midst we lost our beautiful traditional character. In search of money we take the help of bribery system and thereby doing crime in the society.

So, to bring real and quality developmental activities in the society, let us take an oath that we shall not involve in corruption practices and will not allow anybody to do corruption.  Let us join together and socially boycott the corruption to build a beautiful, vibrant and developed society. Together we can root out the corruption from our society and build a beautiful and happy society.


Minto Ete,





Daporijo deserves better banking service

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention towards poor Banking services Vis-à-vis ATM service in the Daporijo town. In the present age of modern day hi-tech world, the people of Daporijo is still living in technological and infrastructural Dark Age.

Neither the internet facilities works well nor banking facilities can cater to the needs of the people. Day by day the growing number of consumers are demanding more and more banking facilities. For daily business transaction, for meeting urgent demands, for the students studying outside the state, for those undergoing medical treatment and for all other banking facilities, the SBI Daporijo has failed miserably in fulfilling this growing need.

These days’ military forces are establishing their bases in huge number at Daporijo town. They also need fast and easy access to banking service. They are dependent only on the banking services for any monetary transaction in absence of other sources.

The lone SBI ATM is in coma for quite long time. Why no prompt repair work has been carried out so far? Why there is no expansion of ATMs across Daporijo? At least three to four ATM booths are required to cover up the growing demand of the banking services in Daporijo. Even it works sporadically, it is not sufficient for the huge population.

Therefore, I would like to appeal the concern authority to look into the matter of banking services in Daporijo seriously. I also request the SBI authorities to expand SBI Daporijo branch to accommodate the needs of the customer. Further, I would like the authority to install few more ATM Booths at Daporijo. At least one at Gandhi Market and one at New Market in addition to the existing lone ATM booth at SBI Branch office for the convenience of the customers.


Tayom Mothu (Rocky)

ZPM -7 Daporijo HQ Sigin-I






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Time for introspection

Itanagar Police yesterday 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 police team led by Itanagar police had laid trap in the engineer’s residence after which the duo was caught. A case (No. 288/14 u/s 387/34 read with section 25/27 Arms Act) has been registered and investigation launched. Nevertheless Itanagar police should ensure that the complainant engineer is protected and not allowed to be further intimidated by the family members or associates of the alleged accused. The swift action initiated by police deserves round of appreciation.

However, this is one rare case where an officer exhibited courage to stand up against the criminals. Most of the time such incident goes unreported as victim often silently pays money and settle the matter without informing the police. Citizens often blame police for the increase in crime rate. But we tend to forget that without our help, police will not be able to fight against the criminals. Also as per the police report, the two arrested youths are in their early 20s. Off late, it is being seen that increasingly large number of indigenous youths are entering into crime world. The Arunachalee society as a whole should take note of this trend. Time has come to introspect and try find out where things are going wrong.