November 10

Career counseling cum orientation programme held

SEPPA, Oct 9:A two-day carrier counselling cum orientation programme began at conference hall, Govt. Model College, Seppa today.

Attending the programme, East Kameng DC Sandeep Kumar Singh said that the college days are the high time to mentally prepare and equip oneself with knowledge to face the challenges of future. While giving tips for success in future endeavours, he advised the college students to stay focused in their studies with proper timing, attitude, discipline and dedication. He also briefed the students about the career options after graduation and important attributes like soft skills, technical skills etc. Singh added that reading books and newspaper are must for knowledge and improving vocabulary. He asked the college principal to procure necessary books and magazines for which the expenditure shall be borne by the district administration.

Scientist KVK, T. Dada, CDPO Bana, DK Thugon and LRSO were the resource persons on various subjects.

Principal of the college Robin Hissang briefed about the importance of introduction of semester system and career counseling for better results. DIPRO


Sensitization prog on skill development

AALO, Nov 9: A day-long sensitization programme on skill development involving PRIs of the district under the chairmanship of West Siang ADC, Tamik Talom was held at the conference hall of DC office today.

Chairing the Department of Industries conducted meeting, Talom said that skill development through Job Mela is an innovative programme by the Govt. to engage many unemployment youths to pursue different trades to remain self reliant. Our youth should not depend only on Govt. for jobs as this dependency syndrome hinders them to go for self income generation avenues open up by the Govt. in a big way through many departments.

DDI Gomar Angu and ADI Geto Ori disclosed that the third Job Mela will be organised at Aalo on Nov 20 and appealed all PRIs to send unemployed youths of their jurisdictions to take part in the Mela.

A total of 16 Vocational Training Providers will come to motive the youths for selection in different kinds of trades. ZPM Tumpe Ete, AS Chairperson Tai Tasar and Rebi Rime also spoke on the need to mobilize unemployed youths through such Mela. DIPRO


VKV Jirdin to represent West Siang at state level Science Congress

AALO Nov. 9: The group of students from VKV, Jirdin led by Nasum Tajom as group leader stood first in the District Level National Children Science Congress (NCSC) held at GHSS, on November 7.

Goken Angu, Principal NM Govt. Hr. Sec. School Aalo gave away the prizes. Deputy Director of School Education Tumto Lollen also attended the programme.

The VKV will represent West Siang at state level Science Congress. Panel of judges were ADOs Yompe Ado, Jarni Yomcha and Senior Teacher AP Singh. DIPRO


Changlang district level training under RKSK

CHANGLANG, Nov 9: The district level training for Peer Educator Programme under Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakaram (RKSK) was held at Changlang from Nov 3 to 7. The training was conducted for Medical Officers, ANM, DCM and Counselors. The resource persons for the training were Dr. Mope Loyi, Dr. T.K. Mondol, Dr Reji Krishnan, Dr. Mrinal Kanti Thakuria and DAHPM Puno Kimsing.

During the inaugural session, DRCHO Dr. Tope Yomcha urged the participants to learn as much as possible and use the knowledge in the field.

Dr. Karrik Basar, DMO, in his keynote address also asked the participants to follow the training attentively saying “we know when we hear, we remember when we see and we learn when we do.”

The PE programme aims at providing holistic both clinical and community level services to the adolescents. Peer Educator (PE) who will be in the age group of 15-19 years and will consist of both in-school and out-of school adolescent children. Clinical services to the adolescents will be provided through Adolescent Friendly Health Clinic (AFHC) at the District Hospital and some CHCs and community level services will be provided through Peer Educator. The key aspect of the programme  includes nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, conditions for NCDs, substance misuse, injuries and violence (including GBV), and mental health and it is expected to improve life skills, knowledge, and aptitude of adolescents.


IGGC College day celebration concludes at Tezu

TEZU, Nov 9: The 26th College Day celebration of Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu, which started on Nov 3, concluded on Nov 6 with colorful events.

Attending the inaugural function of the College Day celebration, Tezu MLA, Dr. Mohesh Chai appealed the students to inculcate in them ethos of social values, discipline, motivation, morality and diligence towards elders and watchfulness in their duties and responsibilities shunning ‘drug addiction’. He also urged them to streamline their career to take up UPSC exams as a mission and responded to their demands to be addressed in near future.

Lohit Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak speaking in the function exhorted the student community to be research oriented and help the college grow into a research institute in the eastern zone of the state apart from showcasing their talents in different activities.

SP Ved Prakash Surya advised the students that College days are the formative days to be civil service oriented and students should be focused since then.

Attending the valedictory function, former Education Minister Khapriso Krong urged the students to concentrate seriously on career building and utilize the resources made available to them through the institution to stand afoot in the society.

Associate Professor in Hindi, Dr. V S Mishra addressed the gathering and shared few of his nostalgic moments to the students and college faculties. He has spent almost 25 years in the various colleges of the State and will retire next year.

Principal of Indira Gandhi Government College, Dr. Tasi Taloh urged upon the students to inculcate discipline, determination, morality and strategic planning for success and called for unflinching support from the students and staff to make the institution an institution to reckon with. DIPRO


Social Service

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The NSS volunteers and NCC Cadets of Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Itanagar conducted social service jointly in their school premises in view of the forthcoming inaugural function of the school auditorium on November 13. There were around 200 volunteers and cadets actively participated in the social service under the supervision of the NSS program officer of the school.


Kalaktang MLA refutes allegation

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The Kalaktang MLA has refuted the allegations leveled against him by the Mondal BJP of Kalaktang which was published in a section of local dailies today.

The MLA said that the allegation leveled against him was a calculated and vindictive move by veiled forces working behind the scene to malign his political image.

The MLA also asserted that he had been successful in giving the real taste of quality development to people of his constituency.

“The targeted developments that I have ushered in my constituency during my tenure of last six years are far above what was collectively achieved during the last 20 to 25 years of our Congress government,” he said.

He suggested the Mondal BJP to ask the people of his constituency on developmental activities initiated by him instead of making blatant allegations in the media at the behest of anti-social elements having vested interests.

Meanwhile, the Block Congress Committee Kalaktang has condemned the news that the local MLA is trying to join BJP.

The present MLA has been, is firm and ardent Congress supporter and worker from the day he had entered into active politics, it said.

Kalaktang constituency is among few constituencies where villages and towns are fully accessible by roads and connected with electricity, water supply and with all the basic amenities,  it said calling the allegation by the Kalaktang BJP mandal false propaganda and politically motivated.


Training under IPPE-II

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The training programme of BPT members under Intensive Participatory Planning Exercise-II (IPPE-II) for preparation of labour budget for the financial year 2016-17 under MGNREGA was done on Nov 5.

The district resource team constituted for Wakro CD block under DRDA Lohit, Tezu imparted the training.

Further, the planning of My Village My Development Plan under FFC was also done in the programme.

Baseline survey of Wakro village under Wakro block was conducted by BPT members in presence of the district resource team, stated a release.        


Union reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The All Kurung Kumey Capital Complex  Students’ Union (AKKCCSU) has reiterated its demand for the cancellation of the 28 accountants recruited on contractual basis against the residential schools in Kurung Kumey and Kra-Daadi districts alleging anomaly and said that the posts should be immediately put up for re-advertisement. A representation for the cancellation was submitted to the chief secretary in July last.

They have also demanded for the termination of the District Project Director (DPD) and DDSE cum District Project Officer (DPO) SSA Kurung Kumey alleging them of being involved in the illegal recruitment of the posts.


Clean Kley River Day set on Nov 13

ZIRO, Nov 9: A mass cleanliness drive will be carried out along the whole stretch of Kley River on Nov 13 to mark the beginning of "Clean Kley River Day".

Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Kanki Darang has appealed all to actively participate in the drive. He also informed that the last stretch of Kley about 7.6km from Swkhe point to Siro has been earmarked for govt departments both central and state including paramilitary, students of govt. Higher Secondary School, Ziro and Hapoli Bazaar Committee. The whole stretch of river Kley will be divided and earmarked to various departments, organisations and local public for the cleaning. DIPRO


Road safety awareness prog

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The Arunachal Pradesh Police of Road Safety Cell, PHQ has conducted a training to newly recruited drivers on road safety signs and rule. SI AU Ansari elaborated safety tips and other important traffic rules etc to avoid road accidents through power point presentation. Hand signal demonstration and distribution of pamphlets and other awareness items etc were also carried out during the programe.  Altogether 30 drivers and officers participated in it, a release added.


PMC by-election

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: By-election of Pasighat Municipal Council for Ward-No. 5 will be held on December 16, according to State Election Commission notification.

Counting will be done on December 19.


Khrimu-Kungyelling lift Winter Cup T20

Tawang Vigilance

TAWANG, Nov 9:  Khrimu–Kungyelling (KK) defeated Jang Sports Club (JSC) by 16 runs to lift the Guntek Tchemo Dendur T20 Winter Cup T20. Winning the toss and opted to bat first, KK made the optimum use of the lackluster JSC bowling. Skipper Tsering Wangchu rode on slack bowling and smashed a half century to post a challenging 131 run in 20 over.

Once cruising comfortably, Jang Sports Club looked worried soon with the required run rate mounting. Though, Thinley Wangchu resisted with 26 runs, JSC lost its nerve on the big occasion to some accurate charge by the bowlers.

The pacers kept the batsmen quiet to upkeep the pressure with regular breakthroughs, wherein JSC succumbed to the intense pressure, collapsing to 115/8 in the stipulated 20 overs, falling 16 runs short.

Thinley Wangchu of JSC and Lham Ngurup of Khremethang CC walked away with the Man of the Series and highest scorer awards respectively while Suraj Tamang of Gorkha, Koncho Sangey of Khrimu Kungyelling and Thinley Wangchu of JSC were adjudged as the joint top wicket takers.

16 teams participated in the tournament organized by Mon Tawang Vigilance and sponsored by Tawang MLA and Arunachal Pradesh State pollution Control Board chairman Tsering Tashi.

Nima Drema, wife of Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi distributed prizes to the winner, runners up and the individual achievers.

Tawang Deputy Commissioner Duly Kamduk, ZPC Jambey Tsering and Tawang SP Anto Alphonse also witnessed the final match.


Veteran FC Ziro maintain winning streak

YAZALI, Nov 9: Veteran FC Ziro continued their unbeaten run in the Veterans Futbol Cup with a hard-fought victory against CO United XI at Yazali, Lower Subansiri districttoday.

CO United XI dominated most of the play in the first-half but failed to score.

The deadlock ended at the 58th minute when Veteran FC Ziro were awarded a free-kick. Pura Talo did not miss the spot kick to win the match.

Meanwhile, Arunachal Unified FC were given walkover against Pepsi XI Joram after the team failed to turn up.


Athletes to represent district only: AOA

ITANAGAR, Nov 9:  Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA), in a release informed that no player/athlete representing Capital Complex (Itanagar) will be entertained in the ensuing Mini Olympic Games scheduled from December 2. Since Itanagar (Capital) is a circle under Papum Pare district, therefore no separate team in the name of Capital Complex will be entertained in the Mini Olympics, the release said.

AOA advised the various Sports Associations to help those players, who are being trained for the ensuing Games to represent Capital Complex, either to represent Papum Pare or their respective district.


4 karates to represent India at

WKF World Championship

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Four Karate players from Arunachal Pradesh representing India left for Jakarta, Indonesia to participate in the 9th WKF World Karate Championship (Cadet, Junior and U-21) to be held from November 12-15.

The team is accompanied by Arunachal Karate Do Association President Shihan Likha Tara and Technical Direct Shihan S Deben Sharma who are also the Team Official and Coach of the participating Indian contingent.

The players are, Mojum Dodum, Tachi Bagang, Minam Tekseng, Sinne Mikhu,

The players from Arunachal will take part in Cadet -57kg, Junior-55kg, -59kg and U-21 individual kumite.


News Impact


BJP asks APCC to prove allegation or tender apology

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh has strongly denounced the Congress’ claim that the 21 Congress dissident MLAs  are working at the behest of BJP.

Terming the allegation as baseless and uncalled for, state BJP President Tai Tagak demanded a public apology from APCC chief Padi Richo for the unfounded allegation and dragging the name of his party into their internal tussle.

Challenging the allegation, the state BJP president also demanded the APCC to prove it.

The Congress is trying to divert the attention of the people to cover up its failures by unnecessarily dragging up our name into their internal matter, Tagak said, and flayed the Congress party for failing to control its own MLAs.

He also said that the Congress has lost the credibility to rule the state due to their internal fight. The people of the state give mandate to the Congress during last elections but the government has utterly failed to deliver and made the people the victims of their political fight, Tagak said.

“The ruling government has shown disrespect to the people by halting various central sponsored schemes and other schemes amounting to Rs 516.55 crore per month. The state needs development and the state government must utilize whatever fund comes from Center judiciously”, Tagak said.

He also sought Raj Bhawan’s intervention for the current infighting in the government and appealed him to call a special session of the assembly to prove majority of the present government. He also alleged that the present government is indulging in horse trading using the state exchequer.

Sate BJP chief spokesperson RK Khrimey claimed that these days the Congress is dragging the name of BJP and Raj Bhawan all the time in order to divert the attention of the public from their problem.

He also requested the Congress high commands in New Delhi to interfere and solve their internal party problem as public have been suffering a lot from the their political tussle.



CM insists on continuous monitoring

of ongoing SPA projects

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today insisted on continuous monitoring of on-going SPA projects by concerned heads of the executing agencies.

While expressing satisfaction over the progress of the works during a review meeting of all on-going projects in the state being implemented under Special Plan Allocation (SPA),  Chief Minister also requested the officers to complete the unfinished projects and submit the UCs in a time-bound manner.

He, however, expressed concern over some of the projects being delayed due to litigations and asked the executing agencies to resolve all such issues so that development of the state does not suffer. The CM insisted that all projects should be completed within this working season before onset of monsoons.

The meeting which was attended by all Commissioners and Secretaries of working departments decided that they will personally inspect all projects pertaining to their respective departments and submit detail reports.

The inspection reports will inter-alia include the status and quality of the projects, handing-taking over of assets to user agencies, whether asset has been put to use, by whom, Utilization Certificates and Completion Certificates. Wherever, the Commissioners and Secretaries are not able to reach, the concerned Deputy Commissioners will personally inspect such projects and submit the report.

Tuki asserted that during the inspections the concerned official should also identify critical, priority gaps and propose for inclusion in the next budget. He directed that the inspection spree should be completed and reports submitted by December 31st this year.

Based on these inspection reports, if any misuse of funds is detected, the Chief Minister categorically stated that a thorough enquiry will be initiated and those found responsible will be dealt firmly as per law.

“The pace of development gained in the last four years is unprecedented. We did not make so much progress in the past 30 years that we are doing now,” the CM said. After going through the list of developmental projects – some completed and some ongoing – presented by the concerned departments, the CM also  congratulated all officers and people at the ground level who have made it happen.

He reiterated his call for working as a team and said he will again take a similar review meeting at the end of this working season.

Tuki further directed the departments to send quality photos with details of all such projects for compilation of data of works completed under SPA.“These can be then utilized for publication of a book for the people to know what is actually happening at the ground,” he  added.

He also called for a list of all completed projects and another list of new projects yet to take off.

Meanwhile, Tuki raised the issue of land bank of each department. He asked them to conduct an audit of government land and submit reports on status whether possession is secured and take necessary remedial measures if not.

In the last seven years 2141 projects have been sanctioned under SPA of which about half were taken up after Tuki took over as Chief Minister of the state in November 2011. Rs 483272.68 lakhs has been sanctioned for these projects and Rs 361506.66 lakhs has been already utilized. The Utilization Certificates of the completed projects have been forwarded to the Govt of India. (CM’s media cell)



Rebel MLAs dismiss Cong allegation

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The 21 rebel MLAs of the state strongly opposed the statement of the Congress party that they have been hobnobbing with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

They dismissed the allegation as absolutely baseless without any iota of truth.

“We are no less loyal to the party discipline than any other Congress legislator or member in the APCC. Our difference with present CLP leader for his undemocratic and autocratic way of functioning cannot be construed as anti-party activity as we had never gone against the party but the incumbent CLP leader, which is within the ambit of internal democracy of the party,” the 21 MLA stated in a joint press statement.

They said that the allegations made against them are an attempt to divert the core issue of leadership change by painting it with the colours of anti-party activities.

They alleged that the state has plunged into the abyss of financial mis-management and mis-governance that under the leadership of Nabam Tuki which is evident from the State’s present financial conditions. “All sections of society are facing a state of acute financial crunch. Development has come to standstill while corruption is on rise,” they said and apprehended social unrest with further deterioration in law and order in the state under the present leadership.

They reiterated that the only remedy to save Arunachal from bankruptcy and anarchism was change of leadership.  

“As a concerned citizen and representative of the people, we cannot see Arunachal going down the drain in the hand of some persons with vested interest and that is why we the legislators are camping here to voice our grievances for change of the leadership within our own party which in no way amounts to anti-party activity,” the press statement added.  

It is worth mentioning here that Congress alleged that dissident party MLAs have been working at the command of the BJP. The dissidence was created by a few MLAs at the behest of the BJP, it further said, while APYC alleged that dissident Congress legislators currently camping at Delhi were hobnobbing with central BJP leaders.



AAPSU to convene all-party

meet on Chakma-Hajong issue

President urged to recall Governor on airport remarks

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has today informed that a review petition filed by the Union in the Supreme Court on Oct 15 last against the Court decision to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees is slated to be listed on Nov 19.

In case its appeal is rejected by the Apex Court, there will be a proper referendum on the issue and this will be followed by a state-wide awareness campaign, said AAPSU General Secretary Biru Nasi while addressing the  media persons at Press Club here. Nasi reiterated that the sensitive issue of Chakma and Hajong should not suffer because of the present political turmoil in the state.

The AAPSU GS disclosed that the Union is also going to convene a coordination meeting with the members of Joint Action Committee on Chakma & Hajong of Namsai and Changlang on Nov 13 next to get first hand information and decide on its future course of action. An all party meeting will also be convened which will be attended by the state’s 60 MLAs and 3 MPs to discuss the contentious issue after Nov 19, he said adding that being the elected representatives of the state it is their responsibility too.

Meanwhile, taking strong exception to the Governor’s comment on the Greenfield Airport issue, AAPSU President Kamta Lapung has said that the Governor owes an apology to the state’s people as his statement has hurt their sentiments. The Governor’s attitude is clearly anti-Arunachal and anti-development, Lapung said while adding that the union has already submitted a memorandum to the President of India seeking recall of the incumbent Governor.

The union is also going to organize a rally against Governor, he informed and sought people’s support.

AAPSU general secretary Biru Nasi also urged the government not to politicize a vital development issue like the Greenfield Airport which can  go a long  way in boosting the economy  of the state by creating more job avenues besides, growth of tourism in the state. The state government cannot make land compensation an excuse for not initiating the Greenfield Airport project in either Hollongi or Karsingsa, he said. Speaking about the issue of disproportional land compensations which have been hampering early implementation of the project, Nasi said that the government can shift the Airport project to any other place, the Union has no objection granted the project remains within the state’s territory.   

Referring to the Governor’s letter to PM suggesting him to upgrade the existing Airport at Lilabari, North Lakhimpur, Assam, instead of constructing Greenfield Airport in Arunachal Pradesh, Nasi sought justification from him over such a proposal. How can the Governor justify his statement which is clearly against the welfare of the state’s people, his attitude has created an apprehension amongst people especially, over the existing land boundary issue with Assam, a permanent solution to which is yet to arrive, Nasi said.



Ering flags off “Smart City Mission Rath”

PASIGHAT, Nov 9: After the first round of Citizen Consultative Campaign, East Siang administration today launched the “Smart City Mission Rath” to reach the outskirt villages to register more and more citizens to “mygov portal” and also to gather public opinions, suggestions for preparation of Smart City Mission (SCM) proposal.

MP Ninong Ering flagged off the SCM Rath at the DC’s office in presence of MEO cum DC In-charge Deepak Shinde, ZPC Kaling Dai, Dy. Chief Councilor Kaling Darang, ABK (WW) President Yalem Taga Burang, councilors, PRI leaders, officers and staffs of DC’s establishment.

MP Ering lauded the efforts of the MEO Shinde and his team of officers, PRI leaders, councilors, ABK Women Wing and others for their untiring efforts. He further said selection of Pasighat as Smart City was quite reasonable. Pasighat is the idle place for Smart City that has vast scope for extension of human habitation upto Mebo, Takilalung, Sille –Oyan, Nari –Koyu etc. It will be appropriate place to be connected with rail, Air and waterways.

“Granting as Smart City by the union ministry will give sense of recognition as an integral part of India and I had several fruitful discussions with the Union Urban Development Minister, V Naidu. I intended to pursue the Prime Minister Narendra Modi but he was outside the country. However, I have written a letter to him in this regard and will also personally meet him soon in the forth coming parliament winter session”, he informed.

People of the centurion town have to change their mindset and cooperate the administration to make the city smart. If granted it would be the greatest opportunities to improve our lives. The objective is to promote our core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of 'Smart' Solutions.

The focus is on sustainable and inclusive development and the idea is to look at compact areas, create a replicable model which will act like a light house to other aspiring cities. DIPRO



Rijiju calls upon students to be

embedded with own culture

YACHULI, Nov 9: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has advised the students to be rooted to their culture and traditions and not to be swayed away by westernization. It is good to be modern, but not at the sake of our identity, he said while addressing the students and faculty members on the 9th Annual day celebrations of the Government College Yachuli.

Stating that many people are afraid to come to the Northeast due to terrorism and underground activities, Rijiju also called upon the youths to remove this fear from the hearts of the mainland Indians.

He further said ‘It is your moral duty to be responsible to your college and enrich the institution with your positive contributions. The three years that you spend in this college should be a memoir of your good deeds’.

Earlier after an aerial survey of college campus, Rijiju said that the college has the potential to be one of the top colleges of the state and assured all support for it.

Responding to the memorandum for an approach road and an auditorium, Rijiju directed the authority concerned to prepare the necessary documents and emphasized on inclusion of all the other infrastructural necessities not mentioned in the memorandum as well for early processing. However he felt the need for all the stakeholders to nurture the infrastructure developed with care and commitment and so that every single penny sanctioned for the developmental work should be utilised judiciously.

Also attending the programme, MLA Ziro-Hapoli, Tage Taki encouraged the students to develop innovative ideas for constructive transformations.

In the week-long annual day celebrations, various cultural, literary and sports events were held between Panyor, Penn, Kley and Kamala house. Kley house emerged the overall champion house.

Deputy Commissioner, Kanki Darang, SP Tumme Amo, ADC Yachuli, AC Borthakur, HoDs, PRI members and public leaders also joined the celebrations. DIPRO



CC pavement work in full swing

ITANAGAR, Nov 9:  The State Government’s commitment to provide the Capital Complex with CC roads would become a reality soon, said SE, PWD, Capital Circle T Kamchi.

The SE informed that the Cement Concrete (CC) pavement works in the Capital Complex is going on in full swing at different locations. Of the total sanctioned 22.76km of CC pavement roads 13.35 km have already been completed, he informed.

The ring roads works starting from the Tempo stand point to Ganga market via Raj Bhawan, Circuit House and ESS sector and the other route from ‘O’ Point to R K Mission via the Panchouli, BSI, Senki Park has been taken up in the first phase while the sub roads and the sector roads would be taken up later on, informed Kamchi.

Further, the construction of ring roads would act as an alternate route for the commuters and also help ease the traffic congestion. The phase wise construction of roads will also ensure systematic coverage of CC roads in the entire Capital Complex instead of haphazard construction, he said.

The SE further informed that the work on CC roads took a break during monsoon due to unfavorable weather. However, the department carried out all the repairing works during monsoon, such repairing of potholes, damaged culverts etc for the safety of the public, informed the SE.

At present, ring roads works are going on in full swing along with the on Itanagar-Jote road along with maintenance works, the SE informed and added the a stretch of 3 km of road has been completed along the Bage Tinali-Doimukh road.

He said that the State Government is keeping strict vigil on the works of the department to ensure the best quality roads to its denizens. DIPRO



Thousands collect rice on Rice Day in LDV

ROING, Nov 9: Large numbers of people thronged the Fair Price Shops with their bags and basket on the first day of “Rice Day” in Lower Dibang Valley District today. Long queue of Ration Card Holders could be seen in various Fair Price Shops located in and around Roing Township and the nearby villages in Jia, Bolung and Parbuk to collect their PDS Rice this morning.

About 3462 Ration Card holders out of total 12,627 in the district have collected PDS Rice today till filing of this report.

In Parbuk Circle, 75 percent of the card holders have collected their PDS rice today. Reports from the FPS located in remote villages under Hunli and Desali Circles are yet to be received.

The District Administration of Lower Dibang Valley District has earlier declared November 9 and 10 as the “Rice Day” for distribution of PDS Rice in Roing, Koronu, Parbuk, Hunli and Desali Circles of the district. The Fair Price Shops were directed to keep their FPS open compulsorily on November 9 and 10 apart from keeping the FPS open on all working days for effective monitoring of PDS item distribution on these days.

Teams of Govt. officers and officials deputed as food Observers were seen monitoring the distribution of PDS Rice in various FPS locations today. Separate teams of govt. officials also monitored the dispatch/receipt of PDS item in various FPS. DIPRO



Papum Pare DEO asks AEROs to strictly

follow ECI guidelines

ITANAGAR, Nov 9:  Papum Pare deputy commissioner cum DEO Tai Kaye and S. Mize, ERO (Hq) did spot inspection of the offices of AERO Doimukh, Naharlagun and Itanagar,  today to get firsthand knowledge of the ongoing summary revision of electoral roll.

The revision process is in full swing in Papum Pare district.

During the inspection, DEO urged upon the AEROs to strictly adhere to the instructions and guidelines issued by ECI, while disposing of claims and objections. He directed all AEROs to check anomalies like faulty and incomplete filling up of forms by the applicants, seeking ordinary resident proof and compulsory  verification of Inner Line Permit in case of non-APST applicants. The ‘No objection certificate’ issued by Mukhiya, Gaon Bura or PRI leaders will not be accepted. The NOC or deletion certificate should be obtained only from administrative officer concerned. He further exhorted to strictly cross verify if any foreign national applies for enrolment. Applicants who are government employees should get proper recommendation from the head of department concerned and in case of private labours, identity of the employer concerned should be established and verified. No bogus applicants, under age and foreign national to be entertained at any cost, in the greater interest of the state and nation as a whole, he said. DIPRO



Daporijo witnessing rapid infrastructure development

[ Karda Natam ]

DAPORIJO, Nov 9: Very soon the denizens of Daporijo town is going to enjoy its new infrastructures like the CC roads and stadium for sports lovers as department of UD & Housing is trying its best to create new face in the town. Some of the roads in the township will no more be in pathetic condition as before, and will be motorable.

Construction of the Outdoor Stadium and CC Road in the township is in full swung.

Many of the roads and drainage systems in many colonies and markets are going to be upgraded soon.

District Planning Officer, Shamee Timba along with Deputy Director UD & Housing, Halli Welly inspected  the work quality and implementation of all the schemes in the town. They informed that till now the works being executed are satisfactorily going on.

Construction of development infrastructure at Daporijo (Phase-I) was started last year and will be completed till the end of 2016. Further, construction of the Outdoor Stadium at Daporijo sanctioned at a cost of Rs.1206 lakhs under Sports and Youth Affairs will be completed in 36 months as per the project proposal. The project has started this year and will be completed by 2018, informed officials.



Tadar Tang Memorial Football

Lower Subansiri humiliate Upper Subansiri 6-1

TEZU, Nov 9: Lower Subansiri humiliated Upper Subansiri 6-1 in their penultimate group D match in the 14th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament here today.

Pura Byai put Lower Subansir ahead by scoring in fifth minutes which was equalized by Tania Nibe in 12th minute. The match seemed evenly poised until Mihin Pullo scored the second goal 19th minute to open the floodgate. Toko Takar made 3-1 in the 40th minute.

Pullo again struck in 43rd minute of the second half to further pile up misery on their opponent team. Taku Tatung and Hage Kemo scored the fifth and sixth goal to complete the drubbing of the team.

Upper Subansiri will play their last group match against Anjaw tomorrow.

Earlier, West Siang beat East Kameng by 2-0. Loken Ete scored both goals in the second half.

Arunachal Pradesh Police beat Anjaw by solitary goal in the last match of the day. Guubenso Drai scored the all important goal.

Namsai, Kurung Kumey, Tirap and Papum Pare won their respective matches yesterday.

Namsai beat Longding 5-0, Kurung Kumey beat Upper Siang 5-2, Tirap beat East Siang 2-0 and Papum Pare beat Lower Dibang Valley 1-0.

Namsai will meet Lower Dibang Valley in their last league level match tomorrow at 2:30 pm while Dibang Valley will be up against Longdingat 1:15pm.

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Who is to be blamed ?

As dust settles in Bihar, the blame game over election debacle is starting to grow within BJP and its allies.  Former chief minister and HAM president Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday blamed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and BJP president Amit Shah for the Bihar debacle. Another BJP MP and party stalwart from Bihar Shatrughan Sinha said poll results could have been different for his party had he been projected as the chief ministerial candidate. Likewise few more senior leaders has come out openly and criticized the way whole election campaign was run.  Majority of murmurs within the party has been directed towards party president Amit Shah.

It is believed that several senior party leaders are not comfortable with the working style of Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However BJP has ruled out holding anyone responsible for the Bihar rout and rejected criticism even from within that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's quota remarks was one of the major reasons for the defeat. The parliamentary board member today met at the party headquarters with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah and other top leaders in attendance to review the performance. The party is trying hard to shield Modi-Shah duo. But one cannot deny the fact that entire Bihar election was fought in the name of PM Modi with Amit Shah running the whole campaign. Someone definitely has to take blame for it. Otherwise there will be no difference between BJP and Congress. It is well known fact that Congress party always tries to deflect blame from Gandhis whenever they lose election.




---- Readers Forum ----


Ways to tackle child labour

Dear Editor,

This is in apropos to the article, "the Child labour: a growing menace in Arunachal", written by Appu Gapak in your esteemed daily.  I too agree with her writing except the gender biasness which depends from family to family. In my opinion the first and foremost agenda of Govt should be upliftment of economically downtrodden people. Economic disparity is one of the vital reasons for ongoing child trafficking everywhere in India whether one agrees or not.

Economic deprivation, lack of education and negligence from the government department are solely responsible for this. It will be wrong to wholly depend on the CWC members, department of ICDS and labour department to solve this ever growing issue. It has been found that family involve in such practice are mostly from rural and illiterate background that are not aware about many central and state government welfare schemes available for them. Not having proper family planning and lack of employment is also one of the major cause like many economically deprived family have too many children with a lone bread earner, with the rapid growing in cost of living and same meager earning to look after the entire family.

The present policy under the department of women and child development, Arunachal Pradesh regarding rescue and handing over the victims back to the family itself is not enough. The policy maker need to find an alternative solution to redress such issue and give an exemplary punishment to the perpetrator involved in such trafficking even if they are family members. The government needs to establish some more rehabilitation centre and child care home as many a times the victim is not willing to go back to their family with apprehension of reselling to other family again. The present Juvenile home in Pasighat is too far and not easily accessible for the habitats of Tawang, East kameng, West Kameng, Kurung Kumey and KraDadi district.  Government need to build and sponsor some more child care home and old age home other then Oju welfare society and Mother's Home in the capital and district headquarter.

So, the need of the hour is that the department of Women and child development should introspect in its way of working  and  take the following agency into confidence like medical, Panchayat members and of course the police department and in coordination with the concern district administration. The Panchayat members those in the grassroot level like gram panchayat and Anchal smiti have a pivotal role to play in this matter as most of the victims are from rural background and it is their duty to create a proper awareness and it is their duty and responsibility to make sure that schemes available for BPL category in the village level are properly implemented. And the medical department also has important role to play. They should give a proper counseling to economically poor and illiterate family about proper family planning like encouragement of tubectomy and vasectomy and proper and timely distribution of contraceptives. And same goes to Police department they have to act swiftly when they are asked to and create legal awareness regarding such crime.

And last but not the least when we talk about child labour or the bondage labour it will be unfair to ignore the problems faced by most backward community of our state known as Puroik/Sulong. Till today the Puroik living in some pockets of Kurung kumey and East Kameng district are deprived of their basic rights, which need immediate Government attention and intervention. They are socially and economically backward in nature. In this 21st century, when many are busy in facebook, twitter and whatsapp the light of development is yet to reach them despite many welfare schemes made for them. Till then I can just pray and hope that they too get their share of benefits some day.


Reekam Bengia,

CWC member,




Lessons that Arunachalee leaders need to learn from the Bihar elections

Dear Editor,

Since time immemorial, Magadha/Bihar has always been a land of showstoppers. Chanakya was the architect of the great Mauryan Empire. Jayprakash Narayan, another Bihari, led a successful popular revolt against the imposition of the Emergency in India during 70s. Bihar has always been the cradle of politics in India.  After the Modi-Shah juggernaut was stalled by Aam Aadmi party in the Delhi Assembly election, the victory of the Mahagatbandhan in Bihar has compelled the BJP to start looking for a garage to repair its 'rath' which now has stopped moving.

Political pundits have cited various reasons for the victory of the Mahagatbandhan. Acts of intolerance and the motor mouthed mindless blabbers of the BJP leaders and right-wing fringe groups, the bullying approach of "you are either with the Government or you are a traitor", the usage of cow for votes instead for milks and agriculture, etc. overshadowed the agenda of good governance and development based on which Modi won the 2014 election. Also affecting the fortune of the BJP was the 'arrogance' displayed by some of its leaders, sidelining of its senior leaders in the state and the reign of dissidents orchestrated by the BJP through the 'opportunist' Jitan Ram Manjhi that left Bihar wanting for governance and stability. The people of Bihar were aware of this back stage string pulling which stalled the developmental initiatives introduced by Nitesh Kumar. The list would be incomplete without the mentioning of the monstrous inflation especially that of the dal prices.

To the credit of the Mahagatbandhan, Lalu and Nitesh were able to capitalize on the weaknesses of the BJP and applied the quintessential Chakanya's teaching to good use- "attack on the weaker side of the adversary"- which was leaderless BJP in Bihar which banked heavily on the PM, a 'bahari'. PM Modi should have realized that the DNA of the biharis are made with nothing but that of the 'pride of being a bihari'. The clean image and developmental agenda of Nitesh Kumar was put to the best of use while Lalu consolidated on Mandal politics after all everything is fair in love, war and politics. Rahul Gandhi's decision to fight the election in alliance with the JD (U) and thereby forcing Lalu to join the Mahagadbandan was a masterstroke. Finally 'pappu' has passed the exam and is set for real naukri. It will not be surprising if Congress hastens the coronation of RaGa as the President of the party and perhaps, rightfully so.

The political leaders of Arunachal should learn some lessons from the Bihar elections. Firstly, the leaders have to come down back to the earth and shed off their arrogance especially the younger leaders who touched the sky without working up the ladder. They need to work for the people and not for themselves. People will judge them by their works and not by their positions, empty promises and political rhetoric's. Politics of photo ops and social media networking will be negated by the voters for whom elections are the means to put politicians in the right place.  Development is the only mantra of the new age aspirational politics. Politics of hatred, communalism and false propaganda can't run the long miles of real politics. Dissident movement brewing within the Congress is being watched closely by the people and they are aware of the real picture; that the dissident leaders are being backed by opposition parties, that it is prompted by their greed for power and vengeance, and that they have complete disregard for development and aspirations of the people. The whole episode is putting both the major political parties in bad lights. The central commands of all the parties have to take things seriously. It is high time that all parties work for the State rather than for their political greed and selfish ends or else they should be ready to face the fate that the likes of the Manjhis and the Modis faced in Bihar.


Nang Mil