Arunachalee IAS officer earns accolades in the land of five rivers

Amar Sangno

ITANAGAR, Oct 21: At a time, when the North East states, particularly Arunachal Pradesh continued to be plagued with shortage of honest officers and endemic corruption a young Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Arunachal, Dr. Joram Beda has become shining example of honesty and sincerity. He has kept the pride of North East region as well as Arunachal Pradesh alive in  the land  of five rivers called Punjab with his sheer determination and administrative farsightedness. He is the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Moga district in Punjab and he brought his district in  number position in implementing Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme. Dr Joram Beda, a 2008 batch IAS of Punjab cadre, though looks quite different from other people in Punjab, his good administration and effective monitoring skills in carrying out the developmental projects and his zeal for serving common people as an administrator has enabled him to earn appreciation from the government of Punjab on 7th September 2012 for good performance in MG-NREGA.  In its appreciation letter to Dr. Beda, Commissioner MG-NREGA Government of Punjab writes, “While reviewing the progress of your district, I am delighted to know the commendable work done by you and your team in the implementation of MG-NREGA. I convey my personal appreciation to you please keep it up”

Though he looks diminutive in figure his efficient and commanding prowess and strictness in principle makes his presence felt among the staff. Dr. Beda is not only an efficient IAS officer but also a doctor by profession, which makes him even easily accessible to common people.

Sharing his joy over the appreciation letter from the government of Punjab, Dr Beda said that his task was to ensure proper team work. “It’s always important to make every team member realize and understand his/her role” Beda added. He further opined  that team work is vital to achieve a goal. He educated the gram panchayat members about the importance of MGNREGA as they are the key component in project preparation and successful implementation of MGNREGA.

He further said that MGNREGA is very handy tool for bringing socio-economic as well as infrastructure development in rural areas because through its proper implementation we can provide livelihood to the needy as well as create durable assets for the villages side by side.

On being enquired by this reporter, young IAS officer said he would feel lucky enough if he gets an opportunity to serve own state.

There are many efficient young officers from the Arunachal Pradesh working in different fields across India and the world, who are contributing their skills in nation building and make our state proud.



MS Chauhan traced in Delhi

Itanagar, Oct 21: IPS officer MS Chauhan, who probed the high-profile PDS scam and mysteriously went missing in Arunachal Pradesh's West Kameng district on October 16, has been traced in New Delhi on Sunday. "Chauhan was traced in New Delhi this morning and the Investigating officer will rush there to investigate," IGP (Crime) Arvind Deep said. He declined to give further details.

Chauhan, SP of the Special Investigation Cell, who was appointed by the Gauhati High Court to probe the multi-crore PDS scam in the state in 2008, went missing from Tippi when he along with inspector Mohan Kaye and constable Vikram Singh, were on their way to Tawang. Chauhan had handed over his cellphones to his driver while leaving the vehicle at Tippi market and asked them to wait for him at a nearby river where he was supposed to join them for lunch, but did not turn up.

Police had no information about his Tawang trip as he had not reported his movements to them. Chauhan, who was transferred to Delhi on October 8 and released from his responsibilities on October 10, had not left the state. An IPS officer of 1998 batch of the Union Territory cadre, he had charge-sheeted 56 persons including  ministers, several IAS officer and contractors in the PDS scam. He was waiting for sanction of prosecution from the Arunachal Pradesh government against another 36 accused in the Rs 1000 crore scam. PTI



Mt Gorichen expedition team arrives in state capital

ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The Mt Gorichen Expedition team arrived at Itanagar today after successfully scaling one of the toughest mountains in the Himalayan range. The expedition team members will be officially flagged in tomorrow at the Banquet Hall by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

The 12-member team led by Dr KR Romeo Meetei accompanied by 4 Sherpas successfully scaled Mt Gorichen 6488 mtr on 9th Oct at 7 am. The team comprised of top mountaineers from Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal, Sikkim, West Bengal, Mizoram, Assam, ITBP and four mountaineers from home state Arunachal Pradesh. The first mountaineer trio to reach the summit was Anshu Jamsenpa followed by Shanti Rai and Joran Sanga.

Field Advisor cum LO K N Damo coordinated the expedition very well but he had his share of anxiety when he lost all communication with the team members for four continuous days. That time the team members were at Summit Camp and the weather had gone from bad to worst. When he was about to press the panic button for search and rescue operation, he got the good news about the successful summit from the ITBP posted at Mago on October 11 evening.

Earlier, the expedition team members were accorded a civic reception at Bomdila by West Kameng District Administration and the NGO members.

Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi while congratulating and felicitating the mountaineers stated that this expedition will open a new era of mountaineering and adventure tourism in the State.

Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary HPD, R T Khunjuju also conveyed his hearty congratulations to the team members and presented a memento to all the mountaineers through Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association (AMASA) President Tsering Wange.

Congratulatory messages to the team have also been received from Dirang MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Sc & Tech Phurpa Tsering, Indian Mountaineering Foundation President Col H S Chauhan and other dignitaries.

Organized by Department of Sports & Youth Affairs in collaboration with Indian Mountaineering Foundation, this is the first successful civilian expedition to Mt Gorichen which is located in West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh. The expedition was flagged off by Governor Gen J J Singh on September 22 last at Itanagar.



West Kameng road mishap: 8 extricated bodies handed over to relatives

Governor, CM mourn

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Oct 21:  Eight persons, who were killed in a tragic road accident in West Kameng on Saturday morning,  were identified and their bodies extricated, handed over  to the relatives after post-mortem today, informed West Kameng SP T T Lama.

Eight people died on the  spot and eight others injured when a pick up van ferrying them skidded off Bhalukpong-Bomdila road and fell into a 800 feet deep gorge in West Kameng district. The accident occurred while the driver was negotiating a sharp turn.

All the passengers of the vehicle which met with the accident were porters of the Army Special Corps battalion stationed at Tawang.

One of the  passenger received serious injuries  in the road mishap. However, condition of all other seven passengers are reported to be stable, the SP informed. The injured were admitted to Bhalukpong primary health centre on Saturday and were evacuated to Tezpur on Sunday morning, the SP said.

Meanwhile, Governor J J Singh and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have expressed shock and grief over the loss of eight precious lives in a tragic accident on the Bhalukpong-Bomdila road near Nechiphu in West Kameng district on Saturday morning.  In his condolence message, the Governor offered prayer for eternal peace of the departed soul. He also prayed for early recovery of the injured persons.

In a message this morning, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said said that the tragic news has in fact come as a dampener to the Puja celebrations and prayed for eternal peace of those killed in the accident. He also hoped that the injured would be provided with best of the treatment and survive the tragedy.

Meanwhile, he urged the people, especially those traveling on puja vacations, to remain extra-cautious and avoid similar tragedies.

“It is the time to rejoice and share happy moments with near and dear ones. Let’s not, by our own mistakes, turn the festivity into a tragedy,” the Chief Minister appealed.



Durga Puja begins with traditional fervour

Staff Reporter

NIRJULI, Oct 21: As thousands of devotees thronged various puja pandals to pay obeisance to Ma Durga on the occasion of Saptami today, Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy addressing the devotees at NERIST puja pandal exhorted the people of the state to use peace as the weapon to protect the sanctity of the institute.

Gifted by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a first of such model institute in the nation to meet technical manpower requirements of the seven NE states, NERIST is unique and represent the spirit of India, Sanjoy said in his fervent appeal to guard the institute from any disruptive forces for it to earn laurels for Arunachal Pradesh.

As puja festivity has gripped India, state capital, a replica of mini India, cannot be an exception to this annual festival, he said.

Community Durga puja started in the state capital 38 years ago as per available record. The Sarbajonin Durga Puja, Naharlagun Community Hall Puja Committee, which celebrates Durga, Lakshmi and Kali pujas, is celebrating 39th puja this year, he said.

“I’m happy to be part of this great festivity, which is celebrated as victory of truth over evil. Mother Durga had fought a 10-day long ceaseless battle to kill demon Mahishasur to end his tyranny in heaven.

“Goddess Durga, considered daughter of the Himalaya, a manifestation of truth and purity,  the Supreme Power Adishakti herself and embodiment of the three flowing channels of primordial energy – Maha Lakshmi (Central energy channel), Maha Saraswati (Right energy channel) and Maha Kali (Left energy channel) is the subsequent kundalini powers. These energies mould together to generate the ultimate source of energy as Ma Durga.

“Kamakshya, near Guwahati, is globally known as Saktisthal or Saktipeeth where according to legend, the procreative organ of Goddess Parvati had fallen by the chakra of Lord Bishnu when enraged Lord Shiva resorted to Tandaba dance after Parvati jumped into the yagnya fire for her father Jakhya Prajapati’s insult to Lord Shiva.

“Truth ultimately prevails and this is a gospel truth. The tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh are nature worshippers, while one would find a glimpse of nature in the pandal itself.

“I recall former Law secretary A B Shukla, who was also president of All India Palmists Association and a great Sanskrit scholar. He had in-depth research on traditional practices and once recited the local hymns chanted by the Nyibus simultaneously that of Veda to draw a parlance between the two.

“Pointing out great similarities between the two practices, Shuklaji had gone on record saying the local practices still prevail in rudimental form while Veda has documented the same in a systemic way for preservation and use for greater welfare of the humanity.

“I know Lord Jaggannath, originally known as Nila Madhava and worshipped by the Jajabaras, a hill tribal community, in a cave in Nilgiri hill, was stolen by the brother of King Indradyumnya before being installed in the present Jaggannath temple at Puri in Odisha, belonged to the tribals. Thus, the hill tribe, known as sebayats, have today the first right to worship Lord Jaggannath.

“We the hill people are the proud owner of the great Bharatiya sanskriti. To cite few examples, the Parsuram Kund, one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus in Lohit River in Lohit district, while Malinithan in Likabali has been proved as the sangam (confluence) of Shaktism and Savism.  

“Scholars have proved that the tribal culture is the ancient culture without any root the way those belong to Santan Dharma claim. And India with its rich cultural heritage has been alluring invaders, scholars and travelers from far and wide. No other part of the world is as rich as we are. That is why India is a democratic and secular nation with respect for all cultures, religions and practices.

“Nothing is greater than Mother as word ‘Ma’ finds its mention in Om (Hindu), Amin (Muslim and Christian). Thus, let us take a vow before Mother Durga to work unitedly for peace, communal harmony and brotherhood to make India, particularly this Himalayan state prosperous for a great place to live in,” the young MP said to the applause of the gathering.

Director Prof Dipankar Pal, in his address, termed NERSIT as the jewel of the state, engaged in the socio-economic development of the nation, particularly Arunachal. Its alumni have made their mark globally, including in NASA, he said while reiterating his commitment to work for the greater welfare of the country particularly the state.

NERIST reflects the ‘unity in diversity’ spirit of India as it celebrates all festivals including the locals as proof of its secular nature, he added.

The children of the NERIST employees presented a cultural programme, particularly the Mahishasur mardan that left the audience spellbound.

Puja committee president and institute EE Jille Hiri, on behalf of the NERIST community greeted the gathering on the occasion.



Drive against illegal occupation of footpath, road sides in capital

ITANAGAR, Oct 21: A team of Govt officials including DC Capital Sanjay Goel, ADM-cum-CEO Talo Potom, AEs of Highway division PWD along with PPPF personnel today conducted an inspection along the NH52A from ‘O’ - Point Tinali up to R.K. Mission Hospital  and seized various items like, tyres, old two wheelers, etc  which were stocked near the footpath and along side of the NH52-A.   This was done in order to inculcate a sense of discipline amongst the shop owners  so that they do not block the sides of NH52A and to help the city remain neat and clean.

The site inspection was done as there were frequent complaints about illegal occupation of the sides of the NH52A by various shop owners who are in habit of stocking their business materials on the foot path and RoW of NH52A, which results in no walking space for pedestrian and no space for parking of private vehicles, the  Capital administration said in a release.  It was also seen that many vehicle-repairing garages have parked their tools, tyres, abandoned vehicles, etc on the sides of NH52A resulting in unnecessary congestion and also damaging the aesthetic look of the city. The District Administration reiterates its appeal to all the commercial establishments along the NH52A for not blocking the RoW of NH52A and help it in keeping city neat and clean.



Sports family condoles member’s death

ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The sports fraternity of Arunachal today deeply mourned the untimely demise of Mindo Padu, chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Referee Committee. Padu died here yesterday after a prolonged illness.

Expressing grief and sorrow over sad demise of Padu, Arunachal Olympic Association Secretary General G Doke, said that his untimely demise is a great loss to Arunachal football. A good footballer, Padu represented the state football team at national level tournaments several times. Doke, who also is the general secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Football Association, on behalf of the sports family of the state, conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Arunachal Karate-Do-Association (AKA) and Arunachal Pradesh Wushu Association (APWA) have also condoled the death of Padu.

Expressing shock over Padu’s sudden demise, AKA general secretary L. Marik and APWA president Toko Teki said that his death is a big loss to entire sports family of Arunachal. Both Marik and Teki conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

The Mopin Preservation Society has also condoled the sudden demise of Padu and prayed to Almighty Donyi Polo to grant eternal peace to the departed soul.

The society members also prayed to bestow enough courage and strength to the bereaved family to withstand the irreparable loss.



Durga Puja festivities begin at Ruksin and Pasighat


RUKSIN, Oct 21: Performance of rituals (awahan and adhivas) by priests on Maha Saptami today marked the beginning of Durga Puja. Pasighat town and Ruksin wore a festive look on the occasion with illuminated and decorated puja pandals.  Devotees were seen thronging the pandals amidst the chanting of hymns.

There are four puja panadals in century-old Pasighat town and two at Ruskin with each pandal costing around Rs. two to four lakh. The management and organizers of the puja are leaving no stone unturned to entice visitors.

Meanwhile, East Siang district administration and the police have tightened their belt to ensure smooth celebration of the festival. Traffic movement has been strictly regularized  in the township to facilitate the pedestrian movement. Puja committees are also maintaining close coordination with the police to thwart any subversive bids by anti-social elements.

It is believed that the Goddess arrives on the earth to kill the demon king Mahisasura, symbolizing the victory of good over evil. She is accompanied by her children Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesha.

The Pasighat bazar, Ruksin market and Jonai bazar of Assam bordering here are witnessing heavy rush of people.  However, the prices of cloths and all other items have risen this year as compared to that of  last year’s.



Awareness campaign on Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan

RAGA, Oct 21: Awareness campaign on Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan cum training on handling of field test kit was held at Raga on Oct 19 last. The awareness cum training programme was organized by PHE&WS Division Ziro, as a part of its month-long campaign to educate and create awareness on Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) and safe drinking water under National rural drinking water programme (NRDWP).

Highlighting the purpose of the campaign, Dani Lampung, Assistant Engineer Raga explained about village water and sanitation committee (VWSC) and its components, the noble initiative of GOI in the form of Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) which has now been re-christened as Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA). He also explained the gathering about NRDWP and its very important components.

Raga ADC Hage Ruja explained the gathering of the necessity to drink water that is free from germs. He said that the people of our state are still lacking in proper water and sanitation practices for which the govt. has initiated programs, such as TSC or NBA. He exhorted the participants to get the training in true spirit and make our surrounding clean and hygienic. He advised the PHE department to carry out such noble program in most coordinated way so that the villagers get benefit out of it.

Bengia Sankio, Assistant Engineer Ziro attending the training as a resource person explained that all the village water supply under NRDWP will be handed over to the respective panchayat for further look after and maintenance. He spoke in length about IHHL, water quality testing and health linkages.

Moji Lomi consultant made a PowerPoint presentation on NBA and water quality testing. He enlightened the participants about various water quality parameters for domestic use.

Raga Anchal Chairperson Makcha Tekir asked the participants to know and identify each other’s role in such a noble program which would benefit all the household of Raga block.

Raga ZPM Maga Dinesh while appreciating the all out efforts made by the department in helping the citizens regarding sanitation and water quality, asked the participants to not only learn and get trained but also apply the knowledge in practical field for the interest of the society. He requested the department on behalf of beneficiaries to acknowledge joint family system and provide toilet for each nuclear family that resides in a single household as a joint family.

Lod Tanyo, Executive Engineer cum member secretary (DWSC) highlighted the history of the initiatives regarding sanitation. He disclosed both APL and BPL category will be benefitted from NBA. When every household and institutions will have toilet and every gram panchayat will become open defeaction free and our country will become Nirmal Bharat which is the aim of the abhiyan.

He explained that PHE and medical departments have the same motive of eliminating diseases, although the difference lies in the fact that engineers prevent diseases through technology and doctors treat disease through medicine. Doctors treat diseases when one already gets contacted while the engineers try to prevent before it spreads. He also told the gathering that more such awareness campaigns will be conducted in the future and sought cooperation from all.



A story of two unsung heroes

ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The Adis (Abors) have fought wars against British at different places in Adi areas. However, there heroic deeds and supreme sacrifices have never find a place in the history of freedom movement in India. But their supreme sacrifices still alive in the heart of Adi people in form of legend and Myth.

The contribution of Late Borkeng Tayeng and Late Kebo Tayeng who valiantly fought and made supreme sacrifice in protecting the mother land from the British remained only in form of legend within Abor Padams.

In order to keep  the  contribution of Borkeng and Kebo Tayeng in freedom movement and their heroic deeds alive, the Tayeng Welfare Society (TWS) is erecting a War Memorial Monument “ Abor Liireng” on October 23 at Ayeng village, Mebo circle of East Siang District.

The role of Borkeng and Kebo in freedom movement:

It appears from the history of relation between Adi and British that   since 1825 the British wanted to intrude into the Adi territory. However, the Adis were averse the British intention which led to the Anglo-Abor War of 1847, 1858, 1859 and 1861. Such inimical relation of the Adis and British emboldened late Borkeng Tayeng, the Chief of Ayeng Village to rise voice against British authority. The British authority in order to occupy more territory and to expand their administration and strengthen their position in Adi territory, they found it wise to establish post of 300 men at Bomjir and Nizamghat under the command of Major G.W. Beresford, Officer Commanding Nizam Ghat in the year 1881 to prevent Adis from entering into the British territory. By establishing this military outpost the British could strengthen their position and could oversee and indirectly took control of Adi territory. However, the Adis did not like the establishment of Military outpost at Mijom Ghat. Ultimately the hostility and conflict broke out between the Adis and British administration.

Further, the Revolt of 1857 brought feeling of nationalism and also develop a sense of freedom throughout India including Assam and Adi territory. The Indian people including Adis wanted to fight back for freedom of their areas. This sense of freedom movement inspired Adis to fight against British administration. So, in order to protect Adi territory in the year 1882 late Borkeng Tayeng a Chief of Ayeng village of Adis who participated in the conflict against British at Mijom Ghat at Dibang killed many British Sepoys including two Mishing Kotokis of British Government to protect the interest of Adis.

Ultimately the British could not advance and establish their authority in Adi area and abandoned the Military outpost of Mijom Ghat (Needham Ghat).

Later, the British followed a policy of loose administration and appeasement towards Adis but these policies did not work and Adis remained independent. So in order to further strengthen the position and authority of British empires an expedition was proposed to undertake in Adi territory.

J.F. Needham, Assistant Political Officer recommended for an expedition against the Adis and it received the support of W.E. Ward, the Chief Commissioner of Assam who wired to the Foreign Secretary, Govt. of India (under British rule) for sanction of the expedition. He justified in the message that the failure and retreat of the British troops in earlier expeditions had created a notion amongst the Adis, that they were unconquerable. A further outrage occurred on December 23, 1893. A Sepoy was killed and rifle was carried off. As such, the then British-India  Govt accorded sanction for the expedition on December 27, 1893.

The expeditionary forces assembled at Sadiya in the early part of January, 1894. It consisted of 150 men of the 44th Gurkha Rifles under Lt. J.A. Wilson and Lt. G.L.S Ward, 300 men of the Lakhimpur Military Hills Police under Capt. Row, Lt. J.M. Camillary and Superintendent of Police E. Muspratt, 100 men of the Naga Hills Military Police under Capt. W.R. Little and two 7- Pounder guns under Lt. L.W.P East and Sergeant Loweth. Capt. R.M. Maxwell commandant of Lakhimpur Military Police accompanied by Mr. J.F. Needham as Political Officer and 1500 transport coolies. The expedition started on 14th January 1894.

This Abor Expedition was popularly known as Bongal Mimak or Mijom Mimak (Needham War). The objectives of the expedition was to attack and punish the Abors of Bomjir, Dambuk, Mebo, Ayeng, Silli, Padu, AdiPasi, Millang, Komkar villages and finally to capture Damroh Village the headquarter and one of the stronghold of Abor who participated during 1881 War at Mijom Yapgo.

The Military Expedition team established a base camp at Yetek-Yepu near Bodak. After establishment of base camp at Yetek-Yepu near Bodak some of the Expedition team led by Capt. R.M. Maxwell Commandant of Lakhimpur Military Police along with Mr. J.F. Needham left for Silli on 2nd Feb’ 1894 and a force of 47 Sepoys under Subedar Anayat Khan guarded the base camp where ration items, war weapons etc. were stored. The base camp was also used as reinforcement camp for conducting further expedition to Abor land. The Abors of Upper belt retaliated the Military Expedition team at Pesang Adi. Meanwhile, Late Kebo Tayeng son of late Borkeng Tayeng and others of Ayeng Village attacked the strategic British Military base Camp of Yetek-Yepu near Bodak on 2nd March 1894. They entered the camp in the guise of Coolies (Porters).  Late Kebo Tayeng killed Commander of the Military Base Camp Subedar Anayat Khan and accompanying Abors immediately attacked other British Sepoys, Coolies and also burnt down the Base camp of Yetek-Yepu. Finally the military expedition of 1893-94 to Abor land could not success and British withdrew the Military Base Camp and returned to Sadiya. (Contributed by Geyong Tayeng)


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006


Governor, cm extend Durga Puja and Dussehra greetings

ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh General (Retd)  J.J. Singh and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have extended warm greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja, Navratri and Dussera.

The Governor wished that the festivity would usher in peace, happiness and prosperity to all.

“May the festivities strengthen the moral foundation of our society and promote peace and harmony in all communities, General Singh wished.

On the auspicious occasion of festivity, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki reminded the essence of the festivals, which is ‘victory of good over evil’. He said truth, humility and good always prevails upon the evil and even if the battle of good and evil at times may seem to stretch a bit too far, at the end good always wins over evil.

“May this festival of Durga Puja light up for us the hopes of happy times and dreams for a year full of smiles,” Tuki said in a message and wished everybody a happy Durga Puja, Navratri and Dussera.

“In these colourful festivals of Maa Durga and Lord Rama, let us pledge our allegiance to all that is good and desist ourselves from everything evil,” the Chief Minister beckoned.

Meanwhile, he also appealed the people to remain vigil and celebrate the festival with sensibility and sanctity.  


Arunachal karatekas win 5 medals in Colombo championship

ITANAGAR, Oct 21: Arunachal Pradesh won five medals, including Silver and four bronze, in the International Seiko Kai Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Championship in Colombo, Sri Lanka today.

Yesenso  Yun won a silver and bronze medal each in Kumite and Team Kumite while Charu Govind bagged a bronze medal each in Kata and Open Kumite under 17 years category.

Banenso Towsik bagged a bronze in Kata under 15 years category, according to information received here today.


Takam Todo dist level football tourney from Oct 25

ITANAGAR, Oct 21: The first ever Takam Todo District Level Football Tournament 2012 would be organized by Takam Youth Welfare Society (TYWS) at General Ground, New Palin in Kurung Kumey district from October 25 to November 3 next.


Arunachal Students Union North-Lakhimpur formed


RUKSIN, Oct 21: With a view to unite the students from Arunachal, who are studying in various institutions in Lakhimpur district of Assam, a union in the name  and  style -“Arunachal Students Union North Lakhimpur”(ASUNL) was constituted in a meeting held at Arunachal Guest House at North Lakhimpur recently, a press release informed.

The main objective of the union is to keep cooperation among the students of different standards and also to maintain close coordination with the student unions of Assam.

About 50 Arunachali students, in the meeting resolved to maintain unity among them.

The meeting chaired by Lallu Yudik later constituted the eight-member executive body of ASUNL including Tapu Dulom and as president, Tajong Panyang as general secretary along with five other functionaries.







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Solve our  problems

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I want to draw the attention of the concerned authority regarding the problems faced by the staff of Saakshar Bharat Mission. All the block coordinators and district coordinators under Saakshar Bharat Mission, Upper Subansiri district are doing their duties without computers and office expenses since their appointments. Though they are using own money for office maintenance, they are facing hardship in timely preparation of reports.

I, therefore, on behalf of the non-deputation staff under the Saakshar Bharat Mission, Upper Subansiri district and All Upper Subansiri District Saakshar Bharat Mission Employed Association (AUSDSBMEA) demand the  concerned authority to provide computer sets  and office expenses, especially to the office of  the block and district coordinator of every district for smooth functioning of office under the Mission.


Taku Maki





Give us justice

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to request the Capital Complex administration to provide justice to the original land affected people of national highway project.

It is observed that some people who have not affected by the national highway construction are claiming compensation from the authorities by submitting false bills while the land and properties of the some actual affected people have  not been verified or re-verified properly.


Rikam Nabam Siram




We are waiting!

Dear Editor,

Already 30 plus days have passed since the publication in your esteemed daily on 14th September, 2012 regarding the state government’s decision to constitute a one-man enquiry committee to probe into the alleged anomaly and manipulation in recruitment process of police constable in Upper Subansiri District. But till today we are still in darkness about the constable interview results and reports of the enquiry committee. According to my perception, one-month time is quite enough for the  team to investigate the matter.

So, such long period of enquiry may create  doubt in the mind of people. Large number of students who had participated in the recruitment drive are still waiting for the results and hope that the concern team will bring definite result without delay.

I would also like to request  all the people as well as society of the District to co-operate the enquiry team through which we can see the genuine result soon. Again I would like to appeal the one-man enquiry committee to move forward rapidly because this matter is now in your hand  and only your definite effort can keep the deserving candidate’s hope alive.

Last but not the least, I as a citizenship of Upper Subansiri district  extend my thanks to the TWS (Tagin Welfare Society) for brining the  matter before the CM and hope that TWS will also help the team to bring-out the result as soon as possible.


Metum Soki,

D-Sector, Naharlagun.



Declare results



Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authority towards  the pending result for the posts  APPBn/IRBn constables in Upper Subansiri district. All the candidates  are anxiously waiting for  the results of the written test exam which was held on 2nd Sept’ 2012.  So many days have passed but  the results have not been declared by the authorities till date.  What could  the main cause of such delay in declaration of results by the District Recruitment Board Members ?

Hence, I on behalf of the candidates appealed to the concerned authority to declare the result as soon as possible for the benefit of all aspiring candidates.


Alen Dignium (Negia)





Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw the kind attention of the concern authority towards the delay in declaring the result of written examination for the posts of IRBn/APPBn of Upper Subansiri district which was conducted 2nd September 2012. Till now written result is not declared which creates doubt in the minds of aspirants. News is also in air that unfair means were adopted and there was corruption in recruitment process. I would like to ask the competent authority particularly police department  to make its stand clear on allegations. And what about one man enquiry report ?

I appeal Chief Minister, who is holding additional portfolio of home ministry to declare the result at the earliest for benefits of all aspiring candidates. As further delay we’ll be message that some foul play is going on to deprive meritorious and genuine candidates.


Jidak Bagbi, Itanagar.

Need to enhance regional cooperation

An ESCAP report underlines the need for enhanced regional cooperation for least developed sub-regions in South and South-West Asia to catch up with their global peers.

Enhanced sub-regional cooperation can reduce wide development and infrastructure gaps in South and South-West Asia, stimulating growth that is more inclusive, sustainable and resilient to economic shocks and natural disasters, the United Nations told a high-level policymakers’ forum in New Delhi recently.

According to the ESCAP South and South-West Asia Development Report 2012-13, the sub-region’s slowing growth together with the uncertainty in advanced economies is exposing its structural challenges. These include the need for more inclusive development, closing wide infrastructure gaps, strengthening food and energy security, diversifying and moving up the value chain in industrial and export structures, and reducing the risks and costs of disasters, particularly in the sub-region’s least developed countries and landlocked developing countries.

The report offers guidelines for South and South-West Asia to work together and with international development partners to boost food and energy security and trade, create employment opportunities for its large youth population and enhance connectivity across the sub-region and beyond.