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Student commit suicide in Aalo, VP arrested

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: A class XII student Tamer Yorpen of govt higher secondary school, Aalo is reported to have committed suicide last night. He hanged himself at his Upper Colony, Aalo house last night around midnight.

According to police source, Tamer was under stress after few of his friends were expelled from school who had come to his defense after an altercation with a junior student on Sept 12.

The situation in Aalo is reported to be tensed after the suicide of the young student with angry students seeking actions against the school authorities.

According to a school source, the social service captain of the school and a class XI student Token Bagra and Late Tamer had an altercation during the morning assembly after the former reprimanded his senior for not standing in the queue. The class XII students reacted to the incident and gheroud the chamber of the principal and vice principal expressing resentment at the mistreatment of a senior student at the hands of a junior student.

However, things took a turn for the worse when the school authority led by vice principal of the school Jomdo Lona restricted seven students involved in the incident. The committee formed by the school authority rusticated two class XII students Mimar Doji and Johny Ragyor from the school for the whole year while three students were expelled for one month and two for fifteen days respectively.

According to a police source quoting the father of the deceased, Tamer was deeply affected and depressed by what happened before he took the extreme step.

Meanwhile, Vice Principal Jomdo Lona has been arrested and a case had been registered under section 306 of IPC against him. Angry at the death of the young students, some youths allegedly attacked the VP at his residence and damaged his car.

 The relatives have demanded setting up of an independent judicial inquiry to investigate the whole episode and award exemplary punishment for those responsible for Tamer’s death.

All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) including community/area based and district students unions including West Siang District Students Union (WSDSU), Galo Students Union (GSU), Kargu-Kardi Students Union (KKSU), Basar Area Students Union (BASU), Paktu Aao Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA), Jigo-Yego Youth Association, (JYYA) All Bori-Bokar Students Union (ABBSU) and All Bokar-Ramo-Pailibo Students Union (ABRPSU), has reacted strongly to the case.

The conglomeration of organizations under the aegis of AAPSU squarely blamed Jomdo Lona, Vice-Principal, Govt. Hr. Sec. School along with the five other teachers for the death of the young student.  The 5 member committee is solely responsible for coercing the young student to take extreme step of taking his own life, it said. It appealed the authorities to immediately arrest all the teachers involved and termination from their service for their involvement that resulted into the death of a student.

It further appealed professionals not to seek bail on behalf of the accused teachers as it may flare up the situation at Aalo.

The organizations further said that Arunachal Teachers Association should not to interfere into this matter and let the law take its own course of action.

The Union said that instead of owning responsibility to the whole event,  Vice Principal, Govt Hr Sec School, manhandled Gokar Basar, President, Galo Students Union today and threatened him not to lodge FIR against him or face dire consequence.

The AdiSU has also strongly demanded that inquiry be carried out by the concerned authorities to initiate immediate steps to unearth the truth behind the whole episode and take action accordingly. The union said that case should not be treated as a suicide case but as murder by the vice-principal.  

The AdiSU also requested the Arunachal Teachers Association to refrain from involving in the issue as “injustice has happened to the student who was compelled to kill himself”.


Army adopts Govt primary school


ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Army unit stationed at Tuting decided to adopt the Rishing Basti Government Primary School, Tuting recently.  The Army not only carried out maintenance of the school buildings, few of which were leaking but also created beautiful paintings on the walls of the class rooms making the environment more lively for the little children.  The teachers are also happy as the Army provided them with many teaching aids and posters.  In this festive month, the Army recently organised a painting competition in which all the school children participated.  Prizes were distributed to the promising children of all the classes. Babu Tondrang was awarded with the prize for Best Painting.

 The efforts of the Army have been appreciated by the local population, who also expressed their keenness in contributing to such causes.       

In the past, the Army has organised numerous free medical camps, sponsored the education of children, provided facilities to village community halls, trained local youth for recruitment and many other similar activities.


VC appeals for commitment and dedication

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Vice Chancellor of  Rajiv Gandhi University  Prof. David Reid Syiemlieh said everyone should work with a sense of commitment and dedication to take the University to new heights. He also appealed for cooperation and dedication in rendering service and urged one and all to go an extra mile.

He was speaking at a programme organized by Rajiv Gandhi University Employees’ Association (RGUEA) in which the employees of RGU have extended their warm welcome to the newly appointed VC, a renowned academician of the country. He further said that special attention should be given for academic excellence and urged the house to be a facilitator and adviser in making RGU a safe, happy and peaceful place for the entire university community. He also stressed on the need of good planning and monitoring in the University for developing an academic friendly environment where students, teachers and employees could find a better platform for overall growth.

Not others but see what you can do and give for uplifting RGU, he said while adding that let us have a global attention with focus on Arunachal Pradesh for its growth..   

Among others Registrar i/c & COE Dr. Tomo Riba, Deputy Registrar Dr. Tana Showren, RGUEA President Nangram Toglik, Vice-President Biro Taba, General Secy. Taniyang Ningee, Asstt. Registrars Dr. David Pertin and Nani Tamang Jose also spoke on the occasion.


One NSCN (K) cadre apprehended

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: In continuation of its operations in Tirap District and in the run up to the Deepawali celebration 19 Assam Rifles and Arunachal Pradesh Police apprehended one hardcore cadre of NSCN (K) faction in a daring operation in Bank Colony, Khonsa. Acting on a tip off the AR launched a joint operation with Arunachal Pradesh Police and cordoned off the suspected area on the night of Oct 24. The cadre tried to run away but was caught due to the alertness of the troops. The column apprehended Self Styled Sgt Laitwang Wotey, age 35 years, resident of Longbu village, Lazu Circle, Tirap District along with two Chinese grenades and one extortion note/ recrutiment letter from NSCN (K). Self Styled Sgt Laitwang Wotey confessed his involvement in extortion and issuing threats to locals. The apprehended cadre alongwith recoveries was handed over to Khonsa Police Station today.

All efforts have been made by 19 Assam Rifles and APP to thwart the design and sinister plan of the underground group to carryout extortion and recruitment, said a press release from AR.


VKV, Itanagar emerges winner of district level Science exhibition

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Debolina Paul and Puja Poddar of VKV Itanagar won the first prize in the Papum Pare district level science exhibition held at BRC building, Doimukh today.  Ashwani Kumar Kashyap  of Govt Hr Secondary School, Kimin walked away with second prize. The prizes were distributed to the winners of the Science Exhibition by Dr Tomo Riba as the chief


Earlier, addressing  the participants Riba has called upon the students to be innovative in their ideas and expose their hidden talents for the welfare of the society. Speaking  on the occasion as the first judge of the exhibition, RGU assistant professor Dr Hui Tag suggested the students participants  to give focus on their  own innovative  ideas  to lessen the problems of life as Science exhibition is a show of creativity.

While appreciating participants for the presentation, Tag advised them to be hardworking  to expand their capacity in various field. Dr A K Mishra also spoke on the occasion.


Police arrest one in kidnapping case

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: In a breakthrough Itanagar police has solved kidnapping case of one Takiram Tasing. As per the report Takiram who is 10 years old was kidnapped by one Jomin Bagra from his sister’s residence inside DNGC Campus on 23rd of this month.

After kidnapping the accused demanded rupees 1 Lakh and car, failing which he threatened to, kill the kidnapped boy. However timely interventions by Itanagar police under sub-inspector A Namchoom led to the arrest of main accused.  While talking to this daily SI Namchoom told, “On receiving complaint from one Yanung Tasing we started tracing mobile number of accused. We finally managed to catch him from hotel Laxmi, Naharlagun. He has been arrested and is currently under custody in Itanagar police station.”  

Meanwhile Anggong Society has hailed the effort of SI Namchoom and his team for cracking this kidnapping case within short time.


Be messengers of peace and harmony: Felix

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Addressing a gathering of 98 young BPL youth undergoing training at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Itanagar, MLA Bamang Felix exhorted young people to be ‘messengers of peace and harmony’ in their lives and in the lives of their peers.   He further said “Do good if you can, if not don’t do anything bad.”  

Felix speaking at the Inaugural Function of the 3rd batch of DBTech MoRD Training programme exhorted the youth from the various parts of the state to be agents of change and good-will among their peers.  Recalling the education he received at the hands of Don Bosco Institutions, Felix said, “I have gained a lot from Don Bosco.  Now that you are in a Don Bosco institution, do all you can to groom yourselves to steer the future of our state and nation.”  The MLA also exhorted Don Bosco institutions to continue to work for the less privileged youth and youth at risk.  

The function which began with a minute of prayer and silence in memory of late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu as this marked the first official function at Don Bosco Youth Centre (Residential Training Centre, Vivek Vihar), which has its foundation stone laid by the Khandu.

Fr. Cyriac SDB., Director, Don Bosco Youth Centre, spoke of the great love that Khandu had for young people and the special affinity he had for DBYC.

Fr. Cyriac also spoke about the secular attitude that DBYC has: it is focused on working for all young people, irrespective of caste, creed or colour.

The function was also attended by Rev. Fr. Tom Karthik SDB., Parish Priest, Itangar, Rev. Fr. Philip P.C. SDB., President All Arunachal Private Schools Association and Pisa Dobum, the unassuming Catechist of Catholic Church, Itanagar.  The participants also presented cultural items depicting the rich cultural diversity and heritage of Aruanchal Pradesh.  

The final words that rung in the ears of all was what the Chief Guest Bamang Felix said commenting on one of the dances performed by the trainees which conveyed a  meaning par excellence “a lot of new things are coming from outside.  Youth from east and west, north and south of Arunachal, come and learn and build your tomorrow.”


Orgs comes in defence of CM

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: United Nyishi Youth Federation (UNYF) and Arunachal Pradesh Intellectual Youth Federation (APIYF) rubbished that there would be change in CLP leadership.

Criticizing those “rumor mongers”, APIYF in a release said that this is an act of some politicians with vested interest within the Congress party who are all set to destroy the hold of Congress led Government in the state.

“The people of Arunachal Pradesh have a great respect for Congress party in the state and the people of Arunachal Pradesh have been a family members of Indian National Congress. As such the people of the state have a great hope and aspiration and much confident in the present State Government led by Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin”, the release said.

“Frequent change in CLP leadership in the state would not auger good for Congress party in the state in long run,” the release said and urged the Congress high command to expel those members within the Congress party who are sending such wrong messages to the society thus creating communal tension in the state.

The United Nyishi Youth Federation (UNYF) said that the rumours are being spread by some crooked politicians within the Congress party with malafide intension to create unrest in the state for gaining cheap political mileage.

“Let the chief minister run the Government independently as he has to work for the people of 25 major tribes and other sub-tribes. He cannot run after the command of those crooked politician and fulfilling their sweet desire at the cost of the people of the state. Let the rule of Democracy be run in the state,” it added.


ANYO seeks AICC’s intervention for justice

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Accusing the present state Govt of playing divide and rule policy among the  Nyishi community and  highlighting the movement of the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) for solution to the grievances, the All Nyishi Youth Organization (ANYO) has sought the intervention of the AICC for the well being of the state in general and to give justice to the Nyishi community in particular.

The organization hopes that AICC chief Sonia Gandhi will pay heed to genuine plea of the community, take prompt initiative to put an end to six-month long burning issue and redeem the dignity of the Nyishi community.

The organization also blamed the Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin on Oct 11 violent incident. It held the CM responsible for mushrooming of associations and unions within the Nyishi community and termed the Gamlin led state Govt as anti-Nyishi.

Stating that dilly-dally tactics of the present Govt to solve the grievances resulted in series of bandh calls, the ANYO, however,  appealed to the NES and ANSU to withdraw its 36 hours bandh which was announced during its mega rally and stick to its demand till resignation of present CM.


Workshop cum-training on SECC 2011

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: District Level Training-cum-Workshop on “socio economic and caste census 2011” in Dibang Valley  district was held at Community Hall, Anini on Oct 24th -25th.

In his key note address, Abu Tayeng, DC-Cum-Principal Socio Economic Caste Census Officer said, it would be first of its type in the state. The SECC would be conducted in rural and urban areas and there would be door to door data gathering on Socio Economic status of the people to know the ground reality. DC underscoring the importance of SECC said, Planning of the country will done on the basis of the data collected through SECC programmes. Therefore, collection of complete, accurate and genuine data is of utmost importance to whole of nation.

E. Meya, ZPC attending the programme   assured of every possible cooperation in making the SECC programme  a cent percent success.

He asked block SECC Officer, enumerators and supervisors to carry out works with dedication to bring out actual members of poor people. He also informed that, the national programme is being carried out with financial and technical support of the Govt. of India to complete the entire process by 31st December 2011.

Hage Lailang, Project Director, DRDA-cum-Nodal Officer for SECC in rural area said, the SECC is a challenging task and the entire process would be carried out in close coordination and cooperation jointly by DRDA and Urban Development Department. He also informed that Govt. of India formulated and resolved that, there should be SECC instead of separate BPL survey.          Rajendra Prasad, T.Yaying  are Master Trainer & Facilitators (MTF) who imparted District Level Training-cum-Workshop on “socio economic and caste census 2011”.

Two days Block level workshop-cum-training of Supervisors, Enumerators appointed for conduct of SECC 2011 in Lumla and Zemithang-Dudunghar Block and PRI Members of Lumla and Zemithang-Dudunghar CD Block, under Tawang district was conducted at Lumla on 24th and 25th October 2011.

The workshop-cum-training was inaugurated by Lobsang Dorjee, ADC, Lumla who is also designated as Additional Principal SECC 2011 officer by the Govt. Speaking at the workshop BDO-cum- Block SECC Officer, Lumla, explained Aims & Objectives behind conduction of SECC 2011 and appealed all the Supervisors and Enumerators to perform the enumeration duty with full dedication and enthusiasm to bring out a clean and error free census.  He also appealed all the PRI members, GBs and prominent leaders to extend their all possible help to the Supervisors and Enumerators during the census period.  All total 10 Supervisors, 34 Enumerators and large number of PRI leaders of Lumla, Zemithang and Dudunghar areas attended the workshop-cum-training. K.B. Kayastha, ADO Tawang and Md. Kalim Uddhin, HDO Lumla were the master trainers who trained them on all aspects of SECC 2011.

Meanwhile, the DRDA and UD departments of Upper Subansiri district jointly conducted the Socio-Economic and Caste Census Workshop cum Training for supervisors and Enumerators for the district at the Rijo Conference Hall today. Attending the programme were i/c Deputy Commissioner cum Principal SECC G. Ete, Project Director DRDA, Deputy Director UD and other officers.

G. Ete, while addressing the trainees, encouraged all to discharge their duties with sincerity and dedication as the data collected during the census would form the basis for planning of future developmental activities in the district. Adding that the socio-economic and caste census was being conducted for the first time, he requested the supervisors and enumerators to gather genuine and correct data through first hand house to house visit.

PD H. Ruja explained to those present on the roles and responsibilities of census operation and enjoined all be proud of their role during the census as it was a nation building process. DD UD Welly and UPO (UD) G. Belo also spoke during the programme.

The Enumerators and Supervisors were provided training by Master Trainers/ Facilitators P. Kalita DTO and S. B. Singh J/T Daporijo. (DIPROs)


ASHA facilitators training at Anini

ANINI, Oct 25: The ASHA Facilitators Training in Dibang Valley District was inaugurated by Abu Tayeng, Deputy Commissioner.

Tayeng appealed the government to accommodate more ASHA Facilitators in the district considering the difficult topography of the district. He also urged that the ASHA Facilitators to render selfless service to the society. DC appeals to  the people of the district to come forward  to avail all the available health benefits under programme.

Dr.Tope Yomcha, DRCHO, informed that the training will run till 30th October. And the main purpose of the training is to impart practical and viable knowledge to the ASHA Facilitators to make them capable of bridging and facilitating the ASHAs with the health workers and thereby ensuring that the poor people avail the facilities under NRHM.  

Empi Meya, Chairperson, Zilla Parishad, attended the inaugural session as the guest of honour. He urged the trainees to serve the society with dedication and make the programme beneficial to the common people.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. H.Tabyo, DMO, expressed his profound gratitude and  thanks to  the Deputy Commissioner, the Chairperson Zilla Parishad,  Panchayat Leaders,  trainees and the trainers for their presence and  invaluable support in carrying forward the health mission of the District.  Dr. Tabyo, urged the upon all for   continual support and cooperation to the Health Department of the District .

The inaugural session was also attended by Mita Mihu, ZPM, Wundo Mihu, Chairperson-ASM; Bande Mili, District BJP President; DDSE, CDPO, R.T.Khom i/c DIPRO, Dr.Saga Migri MS, District Hospital and Panchayat Leaders. (DIPRO)


Union seeks CM’s resignation

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Alleging dysfunctional Government machinery due to stalemate in the leadership issue, the Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribal Union (APITU) has demanded immediate resignation of Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin.

“We are  extremely distressed with the consequences resulting from the stalemate in the leadership crisis in the Government of Arunachal Pradesh that has completely halted the daily business of the government machinery,” APITU said in a release.

“What has come as shocking is the complete halt in functioning of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. It is learnt that the CM Secretariat, which is temporally situated within the premises of the Chief Minister’s Official Residence, has been fortified along with the bungalow. This has turned the highest office of the state completely inaccessible to the common man; it said and questioned the intention of the government.

Besides, the government under the present leadership is also drawing selfish benefits taking advantage of the crisis, it alleged.

“With the bureaucracy running without ministerial heads or solely being run on whims and fancies of those close to the Chief Minister, public exchequer is being looted non-stop.” it alleged

“Takar Marde as the Home Minister has also failed from all fronts in maintaining law and order across the state. The recent violence witnessed in the state capital and the prevailing tensions are just a few instances of his failure. The latest news that a vice principal has been seriously manhandled and assaulted by miscreants at Aalo in West Siang district proves the allegation beyond doubt,” APITU said and demanded his resignation at the earliest.


Deepawali  – The festival of inner cleansing for enlightenment

Dr. Jayadeba Sahoo

India as a spiritual oriented country is very well known for celebrations in the form of different festivals and fairs. The number of festivals celebrated here is hardly comparable to festivals celebrated by other countries. Twelve months in a year filled with more than thirteen big festivals. The main festivals celebrated in Bharat with great zeal and enthusiasm, pomp and gaiety are Shiva Ratri or Shiva Jayanti, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Shri Krishna Janamashtami, Navratri, Dassehra and Deepawali, etc. Deepawali has a special importance amongst them. Though all these festivals are celebrated as per tradition, each festival has its own scientific, moral, ethical and social value. If Deepawali is celebrated with the correct understanding of it’s cryptic Truth, then it will render immense benefit to the humanity at large.  

This is a very popular festival in many parts of India. The celebration of Diwali is marked by the lighting of innumerable lamps in every courtyard and the bursting of crackers. Sweetmeats, new clothes etc., are there as in other festivals. The time for rejoicing is mainly early morning and late night. These hours of darkness bordering the waking hours are preferred as lights and crackers are the highlights of the festivities and these need darkness to have their illuminating effect. Hence people rise early and go late to sleep.

Lord Budha attained final enlightenment after four decades of purging negative and irrelevant thoughts and focusing on positive and purposeful thoughts pertaining to goal of life.  That was a long but steady process of inner cleansing which ultimately made him a realized and enlightened soul. During Diwali – the festival of lights, people clean their hearth, home and surroundings and keep their houses lighted with doors & windows open, hoping to be blessed by goddess Laxmi’s auspicious visit and presence. Outward cleanliness and purity are of no use, if the individual inside is dirty, dishonest and deceitful in intentions and actions.  If the person is unclean in his mind, corrupt in intelligence and vicious in habits, then no amount of external purification can bestow any sanity or luck to the person. 

Goddess Laxmi whom people venerate as bestower/ giver of wealth and prosperity, is herself an embodiment of innate qualities like purity, peace, tranquility, love and power which are not physical but spiritual wealth or treasures needed to be inculcated and developed in life rather than to be begged or bestowed in the form of blessings. In fact, the festival of Diwali inspires us to look within, introspect and meditate on what has gone wrong when and where in our life?  Are we goaded by our senses or are we able to guide them properly?  Is our mind ruling over thoughts?  Is our intellect making correct discrimination and judgment?  Are our sanskars or habits healthy and harmonious for self and others ? It is the materialistic mindset which prompts people during Diwali to invoke goddess Laxmi for physical riches and resources which by nature are incapable of ensuring lasting peace and happiness.  In fact, in their rat race for materialistic acquisitions and sense gratification, people have forgotten the old wise maxim that purity is the mother of peace and happiness.

Purity, in fact, is much deeper than mere cleanliness.  It connotes positive, healthy, universal and altruistic nature of our thoughts, emotions, attitude and memories (TEAM), which begets love, compassion, peace, harmony and happiness. Conversely, impurity implies our negative, narrow, selfish and egoistic character of our TEAM, which creates hatred, animosity, conflicts, clashes, sorrows   and   sufferings. If the divine quality ‘purity’ is symbolized by goddess Laxmi and other deities, devilish quality ‘impurity’ is symbolic of demons like Narakasur & King Bali who in epics have been described to have imprisoned goddess Laxmi and other deities in nether world.  Allegorically, we see that such impurity of consciousness, vision, values, character and conduct are ruling over our times and lives today with impurity and has rendered the world to become a veritable hell (Naraka) with crimes, corruption, disharmony, diseases and disasters.  Purging people and society off this evil spell of impurity with the regular infusion of purity in thoughts, words and deeds, would amount to annihilation of Narakasur and restoration of divinity and discipline in self and society.

Like Budha, we need to ask more basic questions as to what is our true identity and nature of self, purpose of existence and goal of life? We need to ignite the sparkle of purity in self, with the holy thoughts and spark of spiritual wisdom on the true nature and religion of our inner being, with its harmonious relations with fellow beings, society and ecology and with the blissful experience of its gleeful communion or meditation with the Supreme Soul. India’s ancient wisdom depicts the inner self of human being as a tiny and microscopic conscient point of light somewhere between and behind eyebrows.  It embodies seven (Satto) innate qualities such as purity, peace, love, happiness, bliss, knowledge and power.  The confluence and predominance of these seven core qualities in the self make the person sattoguni and enjoyer of true inner peace, tranquility and contentment. In the absence or weaker presence of these satto qualities, the person proportionately becomes rajoguni or tamohguni with innate proclivities predominated by aggressive, hostile, combative or negative nature propelled by ego, anger, avarice, attachment, lust and sense-servitude  thereby causing and experiencing pain and misery in self and others.

Excessive body consciousness or materialistic mentality is  the reason for preponderance of these unhealthy and harmful negative qualities and vices in the self and these evil traits grow and spread in society in epidemic proportion engulfing the lives of mankind in the darkness of all kinds of evils, ills & ailments, helplessness and hopelessness. The only ray of hope to fight and finish these mental maladies and their negative fallout in society, is to make a paradigm shift from our mundane or gross conscious mindset to   regular cultivation of soul consciousness and experiencing of soul’s innate positive qualities in constant intellectual communion with the Supreme Being- the eternal source of all virtues & powers- through Rajyoga Meditation. By this process of inner empowerment, we will be able to controls over our unruly senses, mind, intellect and habits and regulate them in positive, healthy, harmonious and balanced way for optimizing our happiness.

Thus, by lighting the inner light of soul and by experiencing its innate qualities and powers in a sustained way and by sharing & spreading the same with others in society through the practice and promotion of spiritual knowledge and Rajyoga Meditation, we can strengthen the process of self-enlightenment and social empowerment which all Diwali stands for.

The earthen lamps called DEEYAS, represent the body which is a combination of the five elements i.e. fire, water, air, space and earth. It is perishable and is only lent to us for a period of time - ash to ash, dust to dust. The flame of the deeya represents the soul, which, if connected with the Supreme Soul-God constantly, will give bright and sparkling rays. The oil represents the priceless ingredient - spiritual knowledge. To keep the flame alight means to be always conscious. “1 am light, being connected always

with the Supreme Light.”

The awareness “when I change, the world changes”, will spread a wave of change. It takes physical power to change the strength of the body. It takes mental power to change the quality of our thoughts, but it takes spiritual power to change the nature of ones being.

This period when Iron Age or Kaliyuga (Dark Age) is coming to an end and the Golden Age or Satya Yuga is about to commence is the present time, called Confluence Age or Sangamyuga (Transition Period). Jesus says, “When you see a cloud coming up in the west, at once you say, ‘It is going to rain,’ and it does. And when you feel the south wind blowing, you say ‘It is going to get hot,’ and it does. Hypocrites ! You can look at the earth and sky and tell what it means; why, then, don’t you know the meaning of this present time.”

On this special festival it is imperative for all to be awakened from that deep slumber of ignorance and be connected constantly with the Supreme Light through meditation. So, let us all irrespective of different religious faith celebrate this  ‘Deepawali’ to empower our self through process of Supreme Communion (Raja Yoga) with Him to inculcate His Supreme Commands of Universal Values to establish a “Value Based Happy Society of Culture of Peace & Non Violence” - our most cherished desire. The understanding of this eternal truth will usher in religious harmony & world peace. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University has been engaged in this task for last 74 years since its inception in 1936-37.  The true way of celebrating ‘Deepawali’ would be to realize the significance of the present auspicious time ( Sangam Yuga, which is end of Kaliyuga - Iron Age and the beginning of Satyuga - Golden Age) and by pledging to discard all negative traits such as anger, greed, ego and lust and by leading a life filled of love, compassion, respect, humility, cooperation, responsibility, divinity to establish a “Value Based Happy Society of Culture of Peace & Non Violence”. Experience light, feel light, be light, spread light, for you are the Light of the world.

On this auspicious occasion of ‘ DEEPAWALI’, take a moment for deep spiritual introspection and free yourselves from the bondage of greed, the lust for power and a slave of promiscuity and make God your eternal companion for true peace, happiness and prosperity. (The contributor is Faculty, Brahma Kumaris, RERF & Head, Dept. of Education, Rajiv Gandhi University)


KKSU appeal

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Kargu Kardi Students Union has appealed to the PWD Yomcha Division to make possible maintenance of the road connecting Yomcha and Aalo, so that the transportation of the delegates and other participants for the general conference cum election of the Union can be made easy. It also appealed to the Electrical Department to initiate necessary measures for the uninterrupted power supply during the conduction of the conference. Since in absence of any other source of electricity it will be impossible to carry on with the conference related activities in failure of the supply of electricity, it said.       

In the XIIth KKSU General Conference-cum-Election would be held at Govt. Higher Secondary School Yomcha, from November 1- 5.

Er. Sentum Yomcha, Superintendent Engineer, PHED and Dedu Poyom, General Secy. Kargu Kardi Welfare Society(KKWS) has consented to grace the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively on the opening day of the conference.


Aparna Das Sharma gets Best Teacher Trove Award

ITANAGAR, Oct  25: Aparna Das Sharma has been awarded Best Teacher Trove Award  in the quiz and oration skill  competition and for her overall performance in innovative teaching in elementary level at National level teachers’ meet held at Garden City College, Bangalore on Oct 15. She was one of the  members of  resource group of Papum Pare district  and among 150 selected teachers from the nation for participation in the meet.  Large number of dignitaries including Governor of Karnataka Dr Hanshraj Bhardwaj  and Dr Joseph  V G, honary, Consul of Republic of Maldives, faculty members and students of Garden  City College, Bangalore took part in award giving ceremony.

Meanwhile,   all the staff of Papum Pare DDSE office including DDSE T T Tara thanked and appreciated Aparna Das Sharma for her achievement in a simple function held at pedagogy cell.


Arunachal beat Sikkim

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Arunachal Students Union of Delhi (ASUD) beat Demazong Boys, Sikkim 3-1 in their second match of the 5th North East Tamchom Football Tournament 2011, New Delhi today.

ASUD had lost their first match against defending champion DMZP, Mizoram by 5-0 goals at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium  on October 22.


Raising Day

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: All Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Employees’ Welfare Association (AAPSTEWA) has decided to celebrate its 18th Raising Day at Naharlagun APST bus station premises on Oct 27. Addl. General Manager of State Transport, B Bhattacharjee will hoist the union flag as chief guest.


State unit NSUI dissolved

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: PRO Aamir Siddiquie and national secretary, Arunachal in-charge Taranga Gogoi have dissolved the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) Arunachal Pradesh and officially declared its election today. It further announced that the last date of membership drive is Oct 30 and date of election will be announced later soon.


Dewali greetings

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd.) J.J. Singh has conveyed his warm greetings and good wishes to every citizen of the State on the joyous occasion of Diwali and wished that this year's festival usher-in peace and prosperity in the society.

In his festival message, the Governor said that Diwali signifies the triumph of righteousness and victory of good over evil within every human being. He expressed his hope that the festival of light illuminates the lamp of knowledge and understanding amongst the people.

General Singh appealed all to promote communal harmony and participate in development and progress of the State.  The Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin today sent his warm greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh and the nation on the festive occasion of Diwali. The festival of lights that celebrates the victory of good over evil has become an integral part of the lives of people in Arunachal, beyond boundaries of religion, he said. Let Diwali become an occasion for us to renew our commitment to be better human beings and to reach out to the idea of a universal humanity”, he said.

“I wish and pray that this Diwali will usher in positivity and prosperity in our lives and that the bond of harmony that lies in our core gets strengthened”, he said.

Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh has also extended its best wishes on the auspicious occasion Diwali. It expressed the hope that festival will usher in Peace, Communal Harmony and Prosperity and help us come out of the darkness of present state of affairs in the state.

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Nabam Tuki extended its warm greetings to the people on the occasion of Deepawali, a festival of light.

In a festival message, Tuki hopes that the festival enlightens the home and heart of every individual with peace and serenity. May the Goddess of wealth bless everyone with good luck and fulfill their dreams, the message said.


PR leaders hopeful

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: The Panchayat leaders of 31st Aalo East constituency are hoping that AICC will take positive decision regarding selection of CLP leader cum Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.  The leaders expressed confidence that result will be based on long felt demands of people of Arunachal Pradesh.

 Further Panchayat leaders appealed to the Galo community who are residing in capital not to believe in false rumours being spread by few people with vested interest who are doing it for political motive.


Social service

ITANAGAR, Oct  25: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) under the presidentship of Bamang Taji has decided to conduct mass social service at Nyikum Niya Hall, Nirubjully on Oct 27 morning. All ANYA executive members and members of Nyishi community are expected to take part in the social service.



ITANAGAR, Oct 25: The officers and staff of the Deputy Commissioner’s office, Koloriang deeply mourned the sudden demise of Bengia Yapi, who left for heavenly abode on October 21.

Born on 13th August 1986, she was serving as a peon in the office. She is survived by her husband and two kids.


Free Eye Check up camp

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: The District Blindness Control Society, Yupia conducted Free Eye Check up camp at Balijan CHC today, which benefitted many patients of Balijan and adjoining Assam. The camp was organized as a part of community service on the occasion of World Sight Day 2011 and service was provided by Dr. Taba Khanna, ophthalmologist and Takhe Laing, Ophthalmic assistant, Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun. Massive display and distribution of eye care education materials were also carried out simultaneously with the help of Local medical officers and staffs of Balijan CHC.


AdiSU unit demands posting of teachers

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Upper Siang AdiSU has demanded posting of senior teacher each for Maths and Hindi  subject and  one English teacher in Govt Higher Secondary School, Yingkiong within 20 days.

In a memorandum addressed to the Commissioner of School Education, the Union also demanded one history teacher in Govt Higher Secondary School, Mariyang, Upper Siang district and also release of adequate fund for smooth running of the schools.

Shortage of teachers in both the institutions badly affected the academic career of the  students, the Union said while adding that  a private teacher has been engaged to teach Math subject in Govt HSS, Yingkiong and the students are also paying tuition fees  which is unbecoming of a  Govt school.


Club alleges illegal appointment

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Ganga Youth Club (GYC) has alleged that over 100 illegal appointments were made in the Education Department during 2007-08 onwards.

As per information through RTI, it said that no interview/advertisement for recruitment of group ‘C’ and ‘D’ staff were floated/held from 2007-08 onwards. However, in the given period more than 100 appointments were made illegally, it alleged.

It urged the chief secretary to immediately cancel all those illegal appointments and initiate action against the officer responsible for it.


Fishing and hunting banned

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Hunting and fishing by ‘outsiders’ accepting angling in Papum River within Sangdupota circle have been strictly prohibited. It was resolved in a meeting held on October 24 last under the chairmanship of Panye Matung, ASM chairperson IV Upper Balijan under Sangdupota circle.

The meeting which was also attended by the circle officer (CO) GBs and panchayat leaders, also discussed various issues relating to development of the circle.


Singing competition

ITANAGAR, Oct 25: Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang and Govt HS School principal T Tatan would attend the state level singing competition at Nyikum Niya hall Nirjuli on October 26 as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.

The winner of the competition would get chance to perform 8 days stage programme in Mumbai at Borivali from January 28, 2012, according to Intaya Music Company release. Further, he/she would get chance to make audio album with the company, it said.


3G launched in Tirap

ITANAGAR: The much hyped 3G was launched at Khonsa on Oct 25. The function was attended by EAC, T. Aran and DIPRO, D. Bosai as special invitees. The distributor of Airtel of Tirap B. Ajang was also present in the launching programme. While welcoming the participants, the regional Manager, Airtel, threw light on all aspects of 3G. He said that the 3G would have faster network while the user would also be able to see the video of the person he is speaking to provide there is 3G mobile on either end.

While lauding the effort of airtel in launching 3G, EAC Aran said that this was a Diwali gift for the people of Tirap as this is the first time the company has launched in the state of Arunachal. He urged the functionaries to train their staff properly for smooth functioning of 3G.


Do not withdraw prohibitory order: ALSU

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) has appealed to the district administration not to withdraw prohibitory order under section of 144 (CrPC) until the law and order situation is improved in the Capital Complex.

It also appealed to the administration to direct police and para military forces to maintain cordial relation with public while discharging their duty.

It appreciated district administration for banning dice and other gambling activities, fire crackers etc. in capital complex to ensure safety of its citizens and avoid any untoward incidents during Diwali.


News Impact



Mistaken identity  

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the letter “For God sees everything” published on Oct 22/ by Api, it is unfortunate for me as the name happens to be the same as mine.

Apart from the name given in your paper there is no other identification which is causing misunderstanding as I share the same name and am a member Nirjuli Baptist Church.

I would request your esteemed daily to kindly publish any article with proper identification to avoid any kind of misunderstanding as such type of error can cause disturbances in a commoners’ daily life.

I, being a firm believer in Christ , I am disheartened by the comments given in the article, and would request the writer not to try to divide religion by such comments, we are all one in Christ and the churches in the state has been praying for peace since long.


Teli Api

Nirjuli, (on email)



The copy paste power policy

Dear Editor,

Centuries of MoA have been signed so far, but policy makers of this tiny tot state are unable to accomplish appropriate power policy to benefit its own affected people. This has brought in multiple pains to the people and left them to conduct series of protests against the public hearing. All the blame has to be fixed to leaders responsible for realising the needs of the affected people. They have adopted the copy cat power policy of other states/central, whose yardstick to measure the quantum of rehabilitations scheme are not similar to that of ours.

Apart from present rehabilitation scheme which is one time package, state govt should come up with sustainable rehabilitation package to benefit PAF. This can be held by earmarking 5-7% out of total 12.5% free power receivable from poroject proponent for Project affected area. To planners this amount is huge enough to feed all kind of developmental requirements of the project affected area, and will also be pumped in the area annually. Once this kind of legislation is done, I truely hope that it will help PAF permanently and will remain same for their generations to come.

This issue affects for all the Districts, needless to quote that Projects are proposed in all of them.

These inputs are forwarded towards Policy makers without malice through your esteem forum.


Dibang Mihi

Roing, (on email)



Stop forming any more organization

Dear Editor,

This is in the reaction to the news item published in the name of All Nyishi Volunteer Youth Association (AN VYF).  We are deeply pained by their statement demanding action against present NES president Bengia Tolum. As per our observation this allegation seems baseless, as NES did not call any bandh on 11 Oct. Nyishi supported the bandh called by Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes' union (APITU) because of their emotional outburst. In the Nyishi community everybody knows only two associations to whom ninety-nine percent of the Nyishi give mandate to look after Nyishi Cause; All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) And Nyishi Elite Society (NES). And both are doing sufficiently for the Nyishi interest. If someone is demanding arrest of Bengia Tolum, then every Nyishi of Five districts should be arrested including All Nyishi Volunteer Youth Association because they are also either part of ANSU and NES.

We request to stop forming association day by day in the name of Nyishi. All other association within Nyishi Community comes under the Banner of NES and ANSU. We give one mantra for the present problems. i.e simply stop forming more association.

We highly request Nyishi Consultative Committee (NCC) not to organize another rally at this juncture that will simply add to more law and order problem. If some misunderstanding is there let it be solved in between NES and Government, otherwise every citizen of Arunachal Pradesh will be confused between Congress and NCC.


Lingdum Taha

Bamang Sima

Chukhu Taba



Longding needs support

Dear Editor,

Wancho people are unhappy towards the elected leaders who are hesitant to think about the progress and development of the Wancho community and in no way show their concern for the newly created Longding district.

Therefore, with deep resentment Wanchos would like to appeal to Newlai Tingkatra, MLA of Kanubari circle to work for the betterment of the Wancho community and bring development and peace in the newly carved Longding district.


Wancho, (on email)



The missing marks

Dear Editor,

I would like to draw the attention of the APPSC on the confusing paper of the recent DSO/RO examination conducted on Oct 9. The candidate who opted mathematics subject were instructed to attempt any 8 questions each of 10 marks (i.e. 80 marks) whereas the total marks of the paper was 100. It was surprising to see that APPSC, the highest authority in the state and which is believed to be the fairest in the recruitment of public service seems so careless and irresponsible this time. This discourages the candidates especially those who opted for Mathematics.

Therefore, I appeal the commission to either re-conduct the Mathematics paper of the said exam or award us 20 marks. And I appeal the commission not to discriminate the candidate on the basis of subject.


A candidate,  (on email)



Likabali and land encroachment  

Dear Editor,

Likabali is a very old place  which needs immediate attention from illegal encroachment of Assam Govt. As the years are rolling every year land is encroached in a way or other. The Govt. should take immediate necessary action before it is too late. The Assam Gov has already occupied the Mopin field and converted the same into a training ground cum headquarter of 22nd IRBN. Again un-authorised sign board was erected in the Likabali market by the Assam Govt which was uprooted by the Arunachal Govt. This clearly indicates the intention of the Assam counterpart. Deploy IRBN jawans into the whole foothills abundantly and put nakas at every vulnerable points rather than deploying the trained jawans in traffic duties. Immediate deployment of force and Administrative alertness will be most welcome for the whole foothill area.


R. Taipodia,

Likabali, (on email)



Diwali sans gambling

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the executive order of the District Administration banning the playing of dice and any form of gambling during Diwali and also the crackers in the capital complex. Though it has disheartened many of the diwalians, the effort is worth appreciable. It has been observed that during diwali the craze for playing dice and gambling abruptly increase particularly among the tribal people though gambling has never been a part of tribal society of Arunachal Pradesh.  Man, Women, Children, every one found to be busy in gambling during the time of diwali festival. It has also been observed that many tribal women are actively involved in this game during the festival of diwali.

The quest for dice and gambling during diwali has ruined so many families. After losing the entire monthly and yearly planned budget, the only thing remains with them is complaining. The school fees, mobile bill, electricity bill, tuition fee, kitchen expenditures all lost in the midst of diwali. Who will pay this out standings?   Diwali as the name itself signifies the festival of light. So, we can enjoy it by decorating our sweet home with beautiful lights, candles and prepare sweets and snacks for the children and thereby enjoying the diwali to the fullest. Let us celebrate all the festival in right perspectives and enjoy it with the family members. Happy Diwali to all!!


Minto Ete,

Itanagar, (on email)



Problems commuters from Daporijo face

Dear Editor,

I would like to remind the concerned authority that the people of Upper Subansiri are facing untold miseries due to non availability of bus from Itanagar to Daporijo.

Let me share my personal experience. My grandma has pain in leg and was referred to RKM hospital. Being poor she couldn't afford to go by sumo. As usual the bus stopped at Naharlagun station and my poor uncle and grandma had to carry all the luggage to local taxi stand and then after so many hurdles they reached Itanagar. So I guess like my grandma many of our poor people are facing the same hardship. This changing of bus and luggage consumes additional time and money and moreover it is very tiresome. I wonder where are those so called leaders and student union who are meant to stand against such discriminations.

Is it not discrimination when all the district headquarters has the bus service directly from Itanagar whereas for Daporijo it is from Naharlagun? I really fail to understand, even after dropping so many articles in the newspaper the concerned authorities is least concerned to look into this serious matter.

I guess concerned authorities take us for granted. And in coming days they would start the bus service between Banderdewa to Daporijo instead of Naharlagun.


Menbi Riddi

Itanagar, (on email)



Please clear my confusion

Dear Editor,

This is regarding Arunachal Pradesh public service combined competitive Examination (Prelim) 2011, conducted by Arunachal Pradesh public service commission on 25th Sept. 2011.

I would like to draw the kind attention of the A.P.P.S.C. and all the aspiring candidates of the A.P.C.S. that the optional history question paper of the prelim 2011 consisted of 125 questions of which 67 questions were set from the previous history question paper of the year 2007. This means that 53. 6% questions were taken from the ready-made questions of the previous history question paper of the year 2007.

This finding put me in a position of utter confusion on the criteria of the questions for A. P. P. S. C. C. E. Is it genuine and rationale to copy more than 53% questions from the easily ready-made question of the previous question paper of the single set in exams like A.P.P. S.C.C.E.? What are the prescribed norms of questions?

Therefore, I request the highest and the most responsible recruiting agency of the state to check and match the prelim history question papers of both 2007 and 2011, and cast off my state of doubt and confusion.


Kaling Lego







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Corporate corruption


According to the Stolen Asset Recovery (Star) initiative of the World Bank and the UNODC, most large-scale corruption cases involve using legal entities to conceal ownership and control of corrupt proceeds. Therefore, there is urgent need for greater transparency to reduce opportunities for wrongdoing.

The report, the Puppet Masters, examines how bribes, embezzled state assets and other criminal proceeds are being hidden via legal structures – shell companies, foundations, trusts and others. The study's release coincided with a UN conference on corruption in Marrakesh, Morocco, bringing together anti-corruption advocates and representatives from 154 states.

The World Bank and the UN note that 100 countries have ratified the 2003 UN convention against corruption and 170 jurisdictions have endorsed the 2003 recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). But, they say, laws and regulations, while important, are insufficient in themselves.

Campaigners welcomed the report but said the private sector too needed to be more transparent.

The report urged governments to devote more resources to training investigators in fighting financial crime, including large-scale corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing.

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