November 06

Traffic advisory

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: The National Highway (NH-415) from Arunachal State Hospital tri-junction to Chandni Hotel tri-junction, Naharlagun will be partially closed for traffic from 8 am to 3 pm on November 8 on security reasons during the APP Raising Day celebration at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.

Police has made alternative arrangements for incoming and outgoing traffic.

Vehicles coming from Itanagar will be diverted at ASH tri-junction via Prem Nagar and take the highway again at helipad tri-junction. Similarly, vehicles coming from Nirjuli will be diverted at Chandni Hotel tri-junction and take the highway back at G-extension tri-junction.

To ease traffic congestion in between Mithun Gate and Ganga Market,  PWD (Capital Circle)  will open the road from Tempo stand point to Ganga Market via Rajbhawan, Circuit house and ESS sector, Bamk Tinali point to Akashdeep via TT Marg, CM Bungalow, CD-B & F-Sector from Nov 6, informed the Superintending Engineer, Capital Circle, PWD.


3 murder accused arrested

AALO, Nov 5: A team of Aalo police led by Officer in-charge, Inspector O. Tamut, Investigating Officer SI Thungon Tali arrested the alleged murderers of Dorik Basa, a student of BA III yr, Donyi Polo Govt. College, Kamki in the midnight of Nov 1.

The murder accused Gumba Gara, a Class-X student of GHSS Aalo, Oni Samyor, a Class-XI student of GHSS Aalo and Kento Ngomdir, a Class VII student of Panya Middle School were arrested within 48hrs of the murder and have been booked under Aalo PS C/No.127/15 U/S 302 IPC.

Meanwhile, police arrested two students of SFS College Aalo who assaulted their own lecturer. The lecturer was assaulted for not allowing to copy in an examination.

Further, Aalo Police has arrested one Kento Bagra in connection with C/No.447/323/384 IPC for extortion. DIPRO

Meanwhile, Nyiko Pangii Society has lauded the prompt action of the Aalo police team in nabbing the alleged murderers of Late Dorik Basa. The society called for awarding exemplary punishment to the culprits.


Police personnel undergoing yoga training

ZIRO, Nov 5: A five-day yoga session for Lower Subansiri district police personnel began at Abotani Hall, Hapoli here on Tuesday.

In his inaugural address, Lower Subansiri SP Tumme Amo exhorted the participants to keep on practicing whatever they would learn during the five-day long session for a healthier life. He also emphasized the need for all policemen to practice Yoga to relieve from all the stress that comes with their job.

Yarang Michi, a trained yoga teacher from the international Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Centre Kerala and Canada is imparting training to the participants on good breathing techniques, postures, anger management etc.   

Deputy Superintendent of Police John Pada, Dr. Alka Gauri from IGTAMSU also spoke on the occasion.  (DIPRO)


APMC members meet DC

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Outlining the status of APMC in the capital region, Capital Complex DC Mige Kamki informed the APMC members on the immense importance of APMC in regulating the fruits, vegetables, meat and fish market in the capital region.

In the first meeting of the newly selected members of the APMC Capital Complex held at Chairman APMC cum DC Itanagar Capital Complex chamber today, Kamki also emphasised upon the improvement of the quality of APMC products in the capital as the standard of living has gone up but consumers are compelled to buy daily essential items from the road side/footpath vendors.  He strongly urged the members to work for the benefit for consumers in the capital by exercising the power conferred upon in the Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Produce Marketing (Regulation) 1989.

Kamki also directed the APMC members to initiate required action for APMC check gates and assured of support from administrative department.

Further, he also suggested for cooperating with members from line departments such as Animal Husbandry and Fisheries so as to physically check the live animals and fishes at the entry point for the benefit of consumers in the capital region.

Speaking on the occasion, APMC member secretary, Okit Palling informed that under Agriculture Marketing Network (Agmarknet) APMCs have to undertake daily reporting of prevailing rates of products under APMC, Quantity of Produce brought into the market, produce exported out of state boundary, numbers of license issued to vendors and wholesaler etc., which is to be collected only if the APMC check gates are functional.

The new member of APMC Itanagar Capital Complex includes Taro Modi, Tadar Akap, Yumlang Achung, Khoda Tanik and Kipa Taniang, apart from four ex-officio members from government departments.


DA to evict roadside nuisances

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: The Capital Complex administration will be carrying out an eviction drive on Nov 7 to seize and confiscate bamboo, firewood and other roadside nuisances along the National Highway.

Capital Complex DC, Mige Kamki informed this in a meeting to review security scenario in the Capital Complex for the ensuing festival season. Executive magistrates would be carrying out eviction drive from Chandra Nagar to 6 km of Itanagar, Papu Happa to Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa.

The meeting took note that various construction materials/ debris/ bamboos/ firewood etc lying beside the roads are causing nuisance to the public especially school children and pedestrians preventing free movement. Further, such nuisance can endanger human life and add to the traffic woes in the Capital complex, added the meeting.

All administrative and police officers of the Capital Complex participated in the meeting.

Briefing on the law and order scenario, the DC informed that by and large the Capital Complex till now is peaceful and encouraged the administrative officers and police to work in coordination with each other to maintain peace and tranquility in the Capital Complex. DIPRO


DRDA staffs calls for revoking of

APO appointment

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: The state unit of All India DRDA Staff Welfare Association has called for revoking the new appointment of APO (M) at DRDA Yingkiong saying that the move is against DRDA admin guidelines and laid down norms.

In its representation to the rural development commissioner, it said that the appointment has blocked the promotional avenue of TA (M) to the post of APO (M).

We have appealed for downsizing the staff strength of DRDAs several times and called for complete ban on new appointments. The department of rural development is well aware that the salary for the staffs is due for five months in some of the DRDAs due to de-lined of DRDA admin from MORD and delay in release of grant-in-aid by state government but continuous new appointments taking place in DRDAs is making worse the salary system, its letter read.


Teachers’ training concludes

KHONSA, Nov 5: The 3-day teachers’ training on ‘correction of language in Hindi’ concluded at DIET here today. Altogether 40 teachers from various schools of the district participated in the training.

Speaking on the occasion, DIPRO Denhang Bosai urged the teachers to be well updated, trained and dutiful saying that with the advent of time their onus and challenges has increased with the multiplication of programmes in the education system according to the needs of the students and the society at large.

While dwelling at length on the education scenario from the ancient Gurukul system to the present education pattern, Bosai told the trainees that a teacher must be a good communicator and said that such a training programme provides them the scope to hone their communication skills.

DDSE Pobi Lombi in his address asked the teachers to make use of the knowledge acquired during the training adding that their responsibility was huge because Tirap district was lagging behind in education sector with only a handful of officers from the district. He assured to take up the problems pertaining to the department with the higher authorities.

Earlier, in his welcome address DRC Lecturer AK Mishra threw light on the aims and objectives of the training. Later, the DDSE distributed the certificates to the trainees. (DIPRO)


Kishan Mela at Katan

GEKU, Nov 5: Over 60 farmers participated in an Upper Siang, Geku Krishi Vigyan Kendra organized Kishan Mela-cum-farmer’s exhibition competition at Katan of Upper Siang district today.

During the Mela farmers of Katan Circle participated with their best farm produces while, technological displays of KVK were also arranged where some of modern agricultural technologies were unfolded by scientists of Kendra.

The farmers also interacted with KVK scientists led by programme coordinator Dr. M C Debnath, regarding various issues like green manuring crop, organic farming, integrated crop management, protection of cereal and horticulture crops, animal health management, cultivation of edible mushroom and scientific pond management etc.


Annual college meet concludes

DAPORIJO, Nov 5: The annual college meet of Government College Daporijo concluded with much fanfare and cultural programmes at the college campus yesterday.

Attending the valedictory function, Upper Subansiri Zilla Parishad chairperson, Sushil Nalo urged the students to work hard and study sincerely as they are the society builders of the future. He asked the student community to promote communal harmony in the society. He also asked the college authority to keep in touch with the ongoing college infrastructure construction at Jeram Village for quality work.

Upper Subansiri Superintendent of Police, Taru Gusar urged the students to refrain from any antisocial activities like drug addiction and any unlawful activities.


Post adequate teachers, doctors

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Claiming that the GHSS, Liromoba has been facing shortage of subject teachers and lack of basic civic amenities like inadequate water and power supply, non-distribution of sanitary napkin for girl students etc, the Galo Student Union has today appealed to the state government to initiate early steps to address the grievances of the said school.

The Union in its release said that a team of GSU visited the GHSS, Liromoba wherein it interacted with the government in-charge of Mid-Day Meal and Student Stipend and were informed that no stipend has been released to students since February, 2014 session.

It further urged the authorities to post one Allopathy doctor at CHC, Liromoba at the earliest.  


DYWA for fair investigation

in doctor assault case

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, Nov 5: The Dulom Youth Welfare Association (DYWA) has registered protest against the Siyum Nacho Lemiking Students’ Union and Rural Women Welfare Society Nacho for allegedly trying to safeguard the alleged culprit involved in a doctor’s assault at Nacho on Oct 15.

The DYWA has appealed Home Minister Tanga Byaling to immediately expedite the case at the earliest as possible.

In a release, DYWA urged the associations to refrain from involving in the physical assault case of the lone lady doctor of CHC Nacho. “Let the law take its own course and impartial investigation of the case may be carried out to unearth the truth,” it added.


DNGC College Day celebration ends

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: The 36th D N Govt College Day celebration came to an end on a positive note today.  

Addressing the valedictory function AAPSU president Kamta Lapung  advised the students to be sincere  and dedicated to their studies. He  also called upon the students to  study hard to become responsible citizen of the state as well as the country.

Techi Sanjoy, former president, All Kurung Kumey District students Union also attended the valedictory function. Prizes were distributed to winning houses on the concluding day.

Earlier, the college day was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Nov 2.


NPR database training held

PASIGHAT, Nov 5: The district level training for updating of NPR database and seeding Aadhar number in NPR database was held at DC’s Conference Hall on Wednesday. ADCs of Pasighat, Ruksin, Nari and Mebo and administrative officers were present in the training imparted by Joint Director of Census Operations, Shillong, Bharti Chanda.

Chairing the meeting cum training programme, Deputy Commissioner in-charge, Deepak Shinde informed that East Siang district has achieved 90.78% biometric enrollment under active supervision of DSO D Naksang. Emphasizing on the importance of Census activities, the DC said that the officers entrusted should sensitize the citizens and provide correct data to bring out genuine and authentic data to make the programme a success. He also urged the general public to cooperate with the enumerators who are visiting shortly for updation of NPR database.

Census Jt. Director, Bharti Chanda made a presentation on the importance of NPR and also explained how to fill up the forms in the field. She highlighted on the importance of NPR updation and also informed that field works will begin from Nov 15 and it should be completed by Dec 15 as per the government notification. She also asked all administrative officers to impart training to all appointed enumerators of their respective circle at the circle level. DIPRO


‘Ban playing of dice’

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Saying that the practice of playing dice during festivals in Capital Complex is hampering the society, the Arunachal Youth Organization (AYO) has written to the Capital DC for its immediate ban.


ACF seeks HM’s intervention

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Claiming that All Tawang Youth Association has made a demand to the Tawang DC for destruction of three churches in Tawang on the ground that the locality is inhabited by 100% Buddhist, the Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) has appealed the Home Minister to intervene and direct the DC not to pay heed to the demand.

Condemning the demand, ACF in a letter to Home Minister said “to accede to that demand is to deny the Christian Government employees and businessmen of Tawang a legitimate place of worship.” They cannot be denied their constitutional right to practice the religion of their choice, the Forum added.

Even Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates allow construction of churches and Hindu temples,” ACF stated. Further they stated that Buddhism is universally known for tolerance and hence the organization should desist from such activities.


News Impact


Tourism Dept. refutes Governor’s claim

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: The State Tourism Department has refuted the statement of Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa that the flow of tourists in the state has gone down.

Expressing shock at the Governor’s claim, the tourism department stated that the number of foreign to

urists visiting the state has almost doubled in 2013-14 as compared to the previous years.

Tourists’ arrival in the state has, in fact, seen steady growth in the recent years. As per statistics, the foreign tourist visits has increased in the state from 9888 during 2011-12 to 16162 during 2013-14. Similarly, the number of domestic tourists visiting the state has also increased from 560,358 during 2011-12 to 670,485 in 2013-14”.

The Department has earned revenue of Rs. 16,001,270 during 2011-13 and Rs. 18,117,342 during 2013-15 till July indicating growth of the tourism department and tourist flow.

 “The present Govt. should focus on tapping the ample tourism potential in the state and create more tourist circuits which will not only make Arunachal an ideal tourism destination but also give opportunity to unemployed youths to venture into tourism sector” said Parliamentary Secretary Tourism Mama Natung.   

This kind of remarks made by the Governor that too without knowing the real facts and figures may damage the hard-earned reputation of the tourism department, said an official release.

BBC’s globally circulated magazine Lonely Planet chosen Arunachal Pradesh as world’s “4th Best Region” in 2012. Apart from a special prize for ‘Innovative use of Information Technology for Promotion of Tourism’ Arunachal Tourism was conferred with the National Tourism Award in 2011-12 for the ‘Best State in Field of Clean India Campaign’ and Best Adventure Tourism Destination Award in 2014’ by CNBC Awaz.  Adding another feather on its already decorated cap, Arunachal Tourism was awarded the ‘Best Eco-Tourism Destination – 2015’ award by To-day’s Travellers magazine recently.



ANSU not happy with Governor’s clarification

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has expressed dissatisfaction over the clarification given by the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa on Greenfield Airport, Hollongi and demanded public apology from him besides resignation of Leader of Opposition(BJP) Tamiyo Taga.

Addressing the media persons at Press Club here today, ANSU President, Byabang Joram said ‘the integrity of Constitutional head of the state is very much doubtful as his clarification on the Airport issue is not clear.’ Indeed, the letter  written by Governor to PM for scrapping the proposed Greenfield Airport at Hollongi and upgradation of Lilabari airport in Assam is questionable’ said Joram.

He further said that it is the government of India’s policy to have at least one Airport in each state of the country and accordingly the state government is rigorously pursuing the matter with Union Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Stating that letter of the  governor for scrapping the development project of the state has hurt the sentiments of 13 lakh people of Arunachal Pradesh, the ANSU leader said  the technical committee has already cleared Hollongi site for airport project and  if there is any issue involving  compensation, it can be resolved as per Land Acquisition Act. Targeting someone personally and  suggesting to scrap the development project is not acceptable at all, the ANSU said.

Expressing resentment over the delay in construction of proposed four-lane highway from Itanagar to Banderdewa, ANSU General Secretary Nyanya Gollo disclosed that for not less than five times, ANSU team had called on Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and sought his intervention for early clearance of the project “but to our utter surprise till date we got nothing but only assurance.” There should not be politics on development issues, Gollo said and   resented  that despite   survey  conducted for the road project for many time,  the project is yet to see the light of the day.

Being the representatives of the state, Rijiju is also answerable for the delay of Four-lane highway project, ANSU GS said.

NSUI unhappy with Governor’s clarification

The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) Arunachal Pradesh state Unit condemned the clarification of the Governor JP Rajkowa on Airport project as unsatisfactory.  Instead of begging public apology,  the Governor hit upon the state political leaders, pleaded to the PM Modi for CBI enquiry against the state Chief Minister which is an unjustified political motive, the  NSUI said adding his letter to the Prime Minister itself clearly shows that his motive is to hurt the sentiment of indigenous tribal and against the development of Arunachal Pradesh.

Having an  Greenfield Airport in the state has been a dream of indigenous tribal people of the state who have been eagerly waiting for it for more than a couple of decade and it seems that the dream have been washed away by the Governor along with the suggestion of opposition leader Tamiyo Taga, the release added.

Meanwhile, All Papum Poma Students’ Union has condemned the suggestion of the Governor to Prime Minister for upgradation of Lilabari airport and to reconsider the decision to set up a green field airport in the state in view of the "high cost". Construction of green field airport at Hollongi will not only economically benefit the people of the state but also instill a sense of security   in the people living along Assam-Arunachal boundary, the Union said and requested the governor to recall his letter to PM.

Terming the reported suggestion of opposition leader Taga as anti-Arunachal, the Union also demanded public apology from Opposition leader.

NCP reacts

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Arunachal Pradesh unit today reacted sharply to the clarification of the Governor on airport issue saying his clarification has not gone down well. “By mentioning that he had received suggestion from leader of the Opposition Tamiyo Taga in his letter to PM, the Governor has exposed his intention of working in interest of BJP,” said state NCP unit president Gicho Kabak.

Citing the  Governor’s plea for  CBI enquiry, the state NCP said “It is unheard of a highest constitution authority of the state recommending CBI probe against the Speaker and Chief Minister of the state without holding any preliminary enquiry by any agency within the legal jurisdiction of the state.  Being a former Chief Secretary, he should know that CBI doesn’t have direct jurisdiction over the state government which proves his bad intention to destabilize the government.”

People have no objection to the up-gradation of Lilabari airport but at the same time the airport in Arunachal should also be constructed at any cost,  the NCP  added.



16th UNI-FEST of RGU begins

RONO HILL, Nov 5: The 16th UNI-FEST of the Rajiv Gandhi University began with Vice Chancellor in-charge Prof. NC Roy hoisting the traditional flag on the inaugural day, amidst a huge gathering of students and faculty members here today.

Prof. NC Roy, in his address said that the UNI-FEST is a platform for the students to showcase their talent besides creating a sense of togetherness and unity amongst them.  He further exhorted all students to participate in various sports, arts and literary activities with a spirit of sportsmanship and enthusiasm.

RGU Registrar Dr. Rachop Taba also advised the participants which were divided into four houses to work as a team.

RGUSU president Nabam Akin also spoke on the occasion.

Various sports and literary actvities marked the inaugural day of the festival. (By Mass Communication Students of RGU)



China-India can together influence new world order: BJP

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday termed the Indo-Sino relationship as precariously poised towards positivity and expressed hope that the two Asian giants could together influence the new world order for which peace at border is essential.

“The present dispensation in New Delhi is pushing speedy resolution of boundary issues based mutual understanding and concession”, he said while addressing the Fourth Rumtum Kamgo Memorial Lecture here.

“Sooner than later, people of Arunachal Pradesh will travel to China just like any other Indian citizens,” he said.

“India will not compromise on Indo-China border issue but we will work on improving bilateral relations between the two countries”, he said.

Tracing the root cause of China’s claim over Arunachal Pradesh, he said, such claimant of Chinese government gained momentum only after accession of Sikkim to the Union of India.

Further, he hinted at “work-in-progress” towards “water-sharing agreement” with China.  “We have water-sharing agreement with downstream riparian nations without knowing how much water we shall receive from an upstream nation like China,” he added.

Explaining the mindset difference between the two nations, Ram Madhav cited ancient history.

“Chinese and Indians are culturally different, we think differently”, he said while emphasizing that the Chinese followed Sun Tzu’s teaching in “Art of War” but as Indians failed to learn from Chankaya’s teachings

Holding Nehru’s infatuation with communist ideals for the defeat in the hands of China in 1962, Ram Madhav said that post Nehru’s visit to the Soviet in 1927; Nehru flirted with communist ideas and ideals that are all well documented. He had taken a liking to communist China that led to signing of “Panchsheel Agreement of 1954” which had “peaceful co-existence” as its core tenet, he added.

Earlier, in his opening remarks, Madhav said that India is safe not just because of military power but because of thousands and lakhs of patriotic people like Rumtum Kamgo who had tirelessly worked to defend the indigenous culture. PTI



Need to conduct more training on Braille,

Sign Language stressed

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: The SSA Project Director, Opak Gao reiterated the need for organizing more training programme on Braille, Sign Language and Curriculum Adaptation and said that SSA (AP) is trying to provide various facilities under the programme so that more number of children with special needs (CWSN) are included in mainstream schools.  

He was addressing participants from all districts in the training programme on Braille, Sign Language and Curriculum Adaptation on NCERT materials organized by the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rajya Mission at Science Centre here today.

The training was aimed at facilitating inclusive practices in school and to sensitize on concepts of inclusion for resource person for CWSN and teachers of all districts.

Stating that the resource persons need to make an extra effort to address the needs of CWSN in an inclusive classroom setup, State Coordinator Inclusive Education SSA, Rajya Mission, Techi Pratap suggested using inclusive pedagogical practices and curricular adaptations while teaching them.

Deputy State Project Director Likha Sampu also said that the resource persons for CWSN and teachers should first understand their responsibility towards the children’s academic development and their inclusion in school with all possible facilities provided by the GoI.

During the training, theoretical lectures were conducted by experts from Himalayan University, State Pedagogy unit SSA besides, two days practical exposure of participants at  Doni Polo Mission School for Hearing and Visual Impairment.



APYC questions BJP statements

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Reacting to the press statement of the state BJP, the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) has strongly condemned it.

In a release, APYC spokesperson, Niglar Veo questioned that what was the logic behind the BJP demanding the Congress to prove majority? The BJP does not have any legitimate ground to make such a silly demand. If the BJP does not desist from such political indulgence, it would be understood to the people that the BJP is working hand in glove with some expelled MLAs to destabilize the democratically elected Govt. and to disturb the developmental process of the state, added the release.

APYC also appealed all apolitical institutions not to involve and interfere into the local party politics and also appealed the BJP and other political parties to refrain from indulging in cheap politics which will hamper the development and tranquility of the state.

Citing the Greenfield Airport fiasco, APYC alleged that the BJP is trying all out efforts to misuse and misguide the Raj Bhawan. People of the state have the highest expectation that the incumbent would protect the sanctity and stature of the institution and would not allow any group or political party to use for their vested and political end, it added.

The release further stated the state has limited working period and the BJP should rather ask the state and central Govt. to release the funds in time, particularly of the prioritized sectors so that the projects are achieved before the expiry of the working season.



Union alleges negligence in segment

1E of Nechipu-Hoj TAH

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: The All Pakke-Kessang Pijeriang Dissing-Passo Seijosa Students’ Union (APPDSSU) has alleged negligence in the road construction work of segment 1E in the portion of Nechipu to Hoj of the Trans-Arunachal Highway project.

In its letter written to the regional officer, ministry of road transport and highway calling for construction of the road according to the concession agreement (CA), the union claimed that the executing agency Sushee IVRCL Arunachal Highways Limited has diverted from the CA which is the existing BRO road and is not as per submission of project highway alignment plan/strip plan in segment 1E between Sede to Pakro which is 31kms.

Both the AP PWD (highway) and the agency is playing double standard with some vested interest persons for their own benefit by making shortcut from Sede to Veo of 12/15 kms only, the letter reads calling for constructing the road according to the CA.

The union further demanded that an enquiry committee be set up to look into the negligence.



Arunachal team to join national ‘Kala Utsav’


RUKSIN, Nov 5: A team of young artistes comprising 40 members from the state headed by Delong Padung is set to participate at the national level Kala Utsav in New Delhi next month. The cultural programme is being conducted under RAMSA project.

Padung informed that four government higher secondary schools have been selected from the state for participation in the national level cultural festival.

The Kala Utsav is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to promote arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talent of their school students at the secondary stage in the country. The event will provide opportunity for students of class IX to XII from government aided schools. The cultural items to be presented in the national festival are theatre, folk dance, music and weaving related activities.



Tang Memorial Football

Kra Daadi thrash Upper Siang 5-1

TEZU, Nov 5: Kra Daadi continued their winning streak with 5-1 convincing victory over Upper Siang in the on going Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament here today.

Rigio Tapu, Bania Joseph, Bybang Doley, Trah Rajkumar and Ringu Takar scored one goal each for Kra Daadi.

The consolation goal for Upper Siang was scored by Tong Tekseng.

Kra Daadi won their first match against Kurung Kumey.

Capital Complex, who lost their first and opening match against APP, registered their first win defeating Lower Subansiri by solitary goal in another match in the day. The winning goal was scored by Taw Akash.

Kurung Kumey also registered their first win in the tournament defeating Lohit 1-0 today. The all important goal was scored by Phassang Sajan.

East Siang lost 1-2 to West Siang in the fourth and last match of the day.

Karmar Rike and Ginjom Loya scored one goal each for West Siang.

The lone goal for East Siang was scored by Tator Jamoh. DIPRO



Papa SC win Chukhu Topu

Memorial Football Tournament

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Papa SC won the first ever Chukhu Topu Memorial Football Tournament defeating Sopo FC 3-2 through penalty kick in the final played at Sopo Ground on November 3.

Both the teams played out a goalless draw in the regulation time.

KMC team was adjudged as disciplined team.

Techi Rovi and Techi Chatri won the ‘Best Player’ and ‘Best Goalkeeper’ awards respectively. Golden boot was awarded to Gyamar Vijay. Techi Hitlar was chosen as “Best Captain’.

Papum Pare DLRSO Techi Hitlar and APPDSU leaders were present during the closing ceremony.

The tournament which was organized by Sopo Welfare Society from November 25 aimed at encouraging the youths towards games and sports, particularly football, and also generating public awareness on HIV AIDS, informed the SWS in a release.



KKDOA conducts preliminary selection

trial for Mini Olympics

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Kurung Kumey District Olympic Association along with district administration conducted preliminary round of selection trial to select players fro the ensuing first ever Mini Olympic Games at general ground Koloriang on November 2.

Around 70 athletes, including archers participated in the trial camp aimed at identifying hidden talents in various sports disciplines. Deputy Commissioner Mamata Riba was also present during the selection trial to encourage the sportspersons.

The final round of selection trial will be conducted at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy playground on November 14 and 15, informed Kurung Kumey District Olympic Association.



Kra Daadi karate team for Mini Olympics

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Kra Daadi District Karate -Do Association (KDDKA) has selected 11 players to represent the district at Mini Olympic Games scheduled from December 2 to 5.

The selected players are (Male Kumite) Nyayum Chisi (-50kg), Lingdum Tagi (-55kg), Charu Govin (-61kg), Charu Chitung(-67kg), Bangram Tungi (-75kg), Tai Taling (-84kg). Charu Govin will also participate in individual Kata event.

(Female Kumite): Charu Kayum (-45kg), Yasa Rie (-50kg), Damsup Tungi (-55kg), Likha Ame (-61kg), Charu Aroti (+68kg).

Charu Kayun will also participate in Female Individual Kata event.

Sempai Tassar Tite and Sempai Tassar Taro are the Coach and Manager of the team, informed KDDKA.

All the selected players are asked to attend the coaching camp being held from November 7 to 28 at CSP Indoor Club, IG Park here.



Jang Sports Club to lock horns with

Khrimu-Kungyelling in Winter Cup T20 finals

TAWANG, Nov 5: Jang Sports Club (JSC) thrashed Khremethang Cricket Club (KCC) by 18 runs in the second semifinal to enter the finals of Guntek Tchemo Dendur Winter Cup T20.

Winning the toss and electing to bat first, JSC rode on skipper Rinchin Neema's solid 42 runs to pose a modest total of 125 runs.

Chasing an achievable target KCC cruised comfortably towards victory until the JSC bowlers struck havoc and clinched victory from the jaws of defeat. Some disciplined bowling and fielding saw JSC through to the finals.

Earlier, in the biggest upset of the tournament, Khrimu-Kunyelling won the first semifinal by the skin of their tooth beating tournament favorite Gorkha CC.

Chasing 135, Khrimu-Kungyelling kept on losing wickets at regular intervals but a blitzkrieg innings of 30 runs by man of the match Tashi Gyatso helped them to edge past 2 times champions Gorkha CC.

JSC will battle Khrimu-Kungyelling for the title in the finals on Nov 7.

16 teams participated in the tourney organized by Mon Tawang Vigilance and sponsored by Tawang MLA and Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board chairman Tsering Tashi. (Tawang Vigilance)

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Result of Bihar election will have

impact on national politics

In the last and final phase of Bihar election 60 percent of voting has been recorded. After today's voting the electoral fortune of 827 including 58 women have been sealed in EVms. Counting on votes will be held on Sunday. This election has been bitterly fought between NDA and Mahagatbandhan allies. Some of exit poll has predicted that chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad will retain the power.

According to Times Now-CVoter exit poll the JD(U)-RJD-Congress Mahagatbandhan is projected to win 122 seats, with a vote share of 42%, which is exactly the majority-way mark in the 243-member Bihar assembly. The BJP-led NDA is projected to win 111 seats with 41 per cent of votes. It is quite early to pass judgment based on exit poll survey. However the results of Bihar election will have a major impact on the national scenario. If Nitish Kumar manages to win Bihar, his stature will grow and perhaps he will emerge as possible Prime Ministerial candidate in 2019. The anti-BJP front will also further try to consolidate and we may witness realignment of position from various parties. But if Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP sweep Bihar, then BJP will dominate national politics for some years. The momentum gained in Bihar will help them in the future state election especially during UP election. Modi and his close aide cum BJP president Amit Shah have put their stakes in Bihar election. If they lose Bihar within party there might be rebellion against Shah. Also it will badly hurt the invincible image of PM Modi. The whole nation is waiting for 8th November when the result of the fiercely contested election will be declared.




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People believing in narrow & divisive ideology should leave the country

Dear Editor,

Since mainstream Bollywood and philistinism are synonymous terms; I have always resided at the farthest distance from the films churned out from that industry which reap vulgar monetary dividends by catering to the lowest common denominator, promoting violence and barbarically exploiting female bodies coupled with obscene lyrics and dances. So I am absolutely ignorant about the actor or star in Shah Rukh Khan.

However I am fully aware of the off-screen aspect of Khan. As the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders, he has committed an unpardonable sin by barbarically throwing out the greatest ever Indian cricketer named Sourav Ganguly from his franchisee prior to IPL 2011. Despite displaying a stupendous performance in IPL 2010, Sourav was humiliated right in his own city in 2011 by Khan who felt no qualms in sacking the son of the soil inspite of exploiting the Bengal soil for commercial cricketing interests and reaping profit.  Slowly and steadily, Khan’s franchisee cold-bloodedly got rid of all genuinely talented Bengali players from the team.  So no true self-respectful Bengali will ever succeed in pardoning the ungrateful Khan for his supremely racist anti-Bengali measures.

Also it is simply intolerable to have such an anti-Bengali and anti-Sourav as the Brand Ambassador of West Bengal. Just for the sake of pampering the Urdu speakers and migrants  who have practically emerged as the ruler of West Bengal, that star from a vulgar industry has been shamelessly designated as the Brand ambassador of the state of Rabindranath Tagore, Nazrul Islam and Satyajit Ray! The heads of all true-blue Bengalis indeed hang in shame by witnessing the moral and cultural degradation of the major section of their community.

Khan did not hesitate from playing to the gallery when he was body-searched by the security personnel in USA airport. Far from sportingly submitting himself to be physically searched or honouring the USA airport laws; Khan, unlike that great soul A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, shamelessly played the role of cry-baby and declared that he was being “victimised” for being a Muslim! Also he tried to portray USA as “anti-India” so as to garner public sympathy by invoking silly “nationalist” sentiments.

Thus the fact remains that it was not possible for me to view Shah Rukh Khan in a positive or favourable light. But thanks to the wave of "Good Days" currently lashing the Indian shores, the other side of Shah Rukh Khan has come out in the open.  One need not require any more to visit Afghanistan to view the Taliban. One need not require to board a time-machine to go back to Nazism-infected Germany to view Fascism. Thanks to the saffron brigade and self-declared guardians of “Good Days”, Talibanism and Fascism is reigning supreme in present day India. Instead of trying to eradicate the ills of hunger, malnutrition, illiteracy, unemployment, child as well as bonded labour and dark superstitions; the country is being violently engaged in the debate of cow, Gita, Yoga, "reconversion" and what not! Barring few notable exceptions like our honourable President Pranab Mukherjee, the Who’s Who of the country are preferring to remain dumb, deaf and blind despite the mayhem being committed by the rabid Hindu fanatics. In this pathetic context;  incomes the secular Shah Rukh Khan, the bold Shah Rukh Khan who has rendered a great service  to this country and Constitution by bravely protesting against the communal elements who are hell-bent in transforming this secular democratic heterogeneous multi-lingual multi-religious diverse nation into a colony of Hindi imperialists and Hindu zealots where the non-Hindi speakers and non-Hindus would have to remain subjugated under the marauding feet of the votaries of Hindi and Hindutva.  Rightly has he declared “Nobody has more right to live in this country than me and I am not going to leave”. Yes, India is not the paternal property or fiefdom of Hindus and Hindi-speakers. Not Shah Rukh Khan, but those who cannot rise above the narrow divisive dark chauvinist imperialist ideology of “Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan” should immediately leave this country as they have no moral right to live in this land of equality, secularism and democracy. Indeed it is a relief to get a glimpse of the great side of Khan’s personality who has not hesitated to call spade the spade; thereby risking not only his career prospects or business interests, but even his precious life as well. The patriotism of Shah Rukh Khan deserves lots of kudos and respect.


Kajal Chatterjee,

D-2/403 Peerless Nagar,




Deserves due ‘recognisation’

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the news item published under the headline “Two Maxillo-facial surgeries conducted in Heema Hospital” published on 3rd November edition.First of all let me congratulate Heema hospital, Itanagar for conducting two major maxillo facial surgeries which have not only benefitted the patient but is matter of pride for the Arunachalees that such complicated operations is also being performed in the state now inspite of resource constraint.

However, claiming the operation to be the first of its kind in Arunachal Pradesh might be wrong on their part as such ‘Maxillo-Facial Trauma Operations’ for the first time has been conducted successfully by me way back in 11th September 2013 the news of which was published in your local daily. Subsequently,  operations on ‘Oral cancer’ and ‘Facial Reconstructive Surgery’ was performed successfully on 03rd October 2013 and 20th October 2014 respectively which was also published in your daily. I am not contending the successful operations that were carried out in Heema Hospital but I feel my hard work and dedication in operating the first maxillo-facial surgeries in the state should be duly bequeathed upon. Infact it is also of utmost contentment to be the topper in the All India Post-Graduate Medical Entrance Examination 2010 through which I feel I have consolidated to the pride of our state.  But what delight me most is that people of our state do not have to travel outside to get operated for such cases anymore which incur huge monetary expenses.

Under such circumstance, I feel that the claims of the Heema Hospital to perform the first ‘Maxillo Facial Surgery’ is fallacious to the fact that such operations has been already performed successfully by me. It is my humble request and will be of highly appreciable gesture if your esteem daily issues a corrigendum in this regard.


Dr. Kayon Ratan

Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgeon, MGPGI, Pondicherry.

Ratan Drugs House,




Please don’t compromise with quality

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the news item published today under the headline, “AACWA alleges poor work quality, demands constant monitoring.”  The contractor association deserves kudos for raising such an important issue. It is for everyone to see the kind of work PWD highway is executing at the movement. The state government has provided massive Rs 10 crore for road widening work. However the quality of work is questionable. The contractor association has taken an important step by criticizing the work of their fellow contractor.

If every Arunachalee contractors develop such patriotic feeling, sure, the work quality will improve which help the state in the long run. The AACWA should continue to pursue the matter and put pressure on PWD highway so that quality is not compromised in the ongoing road widening cum repairing work. The citizens of capital complex strongly support the step initiated by AACWA. We too will squarely blame PWD (Highway) if quality is compromised and we will be forced to make our own assumption in this regard. On behalf, of every conscious citizen of capital complex I appeal PWD minister Gojen Gadi, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi and PWD Highway Chief Bora Ete to make sure that quality is not compromised in the ongoing road widening cum repairing work. We have patiently waited for repairing work to start with the hope that situation will improve. If things do not improve, we will be forced to hit the streets. Please don’t underestimate the power of common man.


T Raro, Itanagar