October 02

YOMA opposes inclusion of 12 Arunachalee villages to MAC

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: The Youth Organization Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (YOMA) has condemned and opposed the inclusion of 12 villages of Likabali under Mishing Autonomous Council (MAC) by the Assam government.

In a release, it said, Arunachal is facing serious threat from Assam just like India faces from Pakistan. It is not a virgin issue but it has been done intentionally by Assam Government repeatedly to encroach Arunachal land. Such irrational and immature act will hamper the age old peaceful coexistence and communal harmony between both the states.

It further advocated for the state government to talk to its Assam counterpart to rectify the issue.


APATCYO demands replacement of forest corporation MD

ITANAGAR, Oct 1:  Alleging that Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Ltd is running without its managing director claiming that he is camping in New Delhi, the Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization (APATCYO) has given 15 days ultimatum to the chairman for replacing him with a new appointment for the post.

In a letter to the chairman of the forest corporation, it said, due to his absence people face lost of problem.

Owing to the absence of the MD, no staff is regular in the office, it said.

The organization warned of taking action against the chairman if the demand is not fulfilled within the timeframe.


Kimin bandh called off

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: All Kimin Youth Welfare Association (AKYWA) has called off its proposed 24-hr Kimin area bandh on October 3 after BRTF authority assured to start maintenance work of the Kimin-Potin road within three days. This was informed by AKYWA president.


Union apprises deplorable condition of Iron bridge at Tamen

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: Apprising the deplorable condition of the Iron Bridge above Kamla river at Tamen, The All Raga Area Students’ Union (ARASU) has urged upon the concerned authority for its immediate repair.

In a release, it said that the bridge is about to collapse anytime and needs immediate repair before we witness any loss of lives and property.

While also claiming that most of the government officials and staff of Raga Administrative block are absent from their duty place, it demanded that immediate necessary action be taken against the absentee government employees.

It warned of democratic action against the absentee government employees if they continue to be absent.

The union further demanded a SBI ATM booth at main market, Raga.


Association demands compensation for deceased’s family

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: Informing  that one W/C Chowkidar under Sangram PWD Division died of electrocution on October 28 last, the Nyobia Youth Association (NYA) has urged department of power (electrical) to compensate the family of the deceased in the form of a regular service.

In a release, it condemned the department for negligence of duty and irresponsible attitude which took away the life of the person.

It demanded SDO Sangram to set up enquiry committee to probe into the incident.

Suggesting OC PS Sangram be made the head of the committee, it said that if any staff found guilty should be suspended and punished as per law.

The association further requested chief engineer (electrical) to direct the executive engineer and his staff to shift to the power division at Sangram from its camp office, Ziro.

It warned of indefinite strike at Sangram if the shifting is not done within a month’s time.


AMSA comes to the support of AACWA

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: The Arunachal Medicine Suppliers’ Association (AMSA) has urged state government to fulfill the six point demands of All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association.

In a release, it said, state Government earlier issued drug license to only those firms which deal with minimum 10 companies of medicinal items, but since last three financial years, health department is issuing direct licence where there are 100 plus govt approved drugs license firms.

If Assam government can adopt policy for the welfare of the tribal contractors by adopting 1% Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) during tendering/quotation, why can’t the same be applied in our state? it  questioned.


DPGC conducts Seminar

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: The two days UGC sponsored national seminar on “Ethnicity and ethnic identity at the grassroots in Arunachal Pradesh- a historical perspective’ organized by the Department of History, DPGC, Kamki concluded on September 27.

The inaugural session was attended by former chief minister Jarbom Gamlin as chief guest.

Prof. Sajal Nag from New Delhi gave the keynote address.

Principal of the College Dr. R Karlo gave the welcome address while Dr. Tage Habung highlighted about the seminar.

There were four technical sessions held and 18 papers presented. Prof. Nag and Sara Hillary from RGU conducted the technical sessions as resource persons.

Principal Dr. R Karlo distributed certificate of participation to all the 280 participants from various parts of North East.

The seminar was cosponsored by former CM Gamlin, PRI members of Kamki and Bomde Kamki and Gumge Kamki.


Keh-me-ha festival celebrated

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: ‘Keh-me-ha,’ the harvest festival of Mishmi tribe was celebrated here on Sunday with great festivity at Mishmi Heritage Cultural Centre. The centre, the venue of the festival is a long cherished dream of Mishmi community in Itanagar for a festival ground. It is for the first time that the community festival is celebrated in Itanagar in its own festival ground. This was under the initiative of Shivumso Chikro, Assistant Professor, Don Bosco College, Itanagar and Darga Lombo,  News reader, All India Radio, Itanagar acting as President and General Secretary of Kemeha festival committee.

The effort to acquire a land in Itanagar for Mishmi festval ground in state capital began in December 2012 initiated by Itanagar based Mishmi Welfare Society (MWS) under the leadership of Jathi Pulu and Lupalum Kri. The festival began with symbolic rituals of burning the newly harvested paddy crops. It was followed by a community feast and friendly volleyball match. Ke-me-ha means to ‘eat new rice’ is one of the most important seasonal agricultural festival of the Mishmi tribe. It is a festival related to the first seasonal harvesting of crops like paddy and various other edible items starting from the middle part of August- September every year.


BJP opposes appointment of retd. IAS officers as principal advisor

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: State unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has viewed the appointment of retired IAS officer Sharada Prasad as the Principle Advisor to Chief Minister seriously and demanded immediate revocation of the appointment.

Describing the appointment of a retired IAS officer in the post as ridiculous and against the interest of state’s financial health, BJP said that state government could have appointed any IAS or APCS cadre from the state in place of Prasad, who is very new to the state.

The party also flayed the Chief Secretary, GoAP for allegedly misleading the Government by recommending the name of Sharada Prasad as the Principle Adviser to the Chief Minister without approval of the State Cabinet and having a second thought about the financial health of the state and its people.


VKV Ziro observes Ozone Day

ZIRO, Oct 1: VKV School, Ziro yesterday observed Ozone Day at their school premises in a befitting manner with the theme “Save Our Sky”.

Attending the function, Umesh Mishra, DIET Lecturer, Yachuli explained in details about importance of the ozone layer and its depletion due to various kinds of pollution caused by human being.

Mentioning the list of chemical substances that are responsible for loss of ozone layer, he suggested students to share the knowledge with village people so as to minimize the use of such substances.

The programme concluded with a slogan “My environment is my best friend. I love environment and I will protect my environment” by students and teachers of the school.

Earlier, Rajiv Prasad, S/T highlighted on the importance of ozone day which is celebrated all over the world on September 16 every year.

Among other Radha Devi, Jt. Secretary, VKV AP Trust, P M Unnikrishnan, EO, K P Rao, Cluster i/c Subansiri VKV AP Trust attended the programme. (from -Yachang Tacho)


School land damaged by overflowing stream

ITANAGAR,  Oct 1 : Apprising that Govt Primary School, Sood village suffered huge damage by the overflow of stream due to the blocked drain during heavy rainfall on September 29, it’s school managing committee has requested Capital DC to direct the executing agency, TK Construction company of the Trans Arunachal Highway, Yupia to divert the stream towards another side to prevent further damage.

In a complaint letter submitted to Capital DC, it said, that it had many a time requested the agency for the same but to no avail.

It also claimed that despite of submission of the report to the DDSE for the required fund has yielded no response. The committee further said that the school land will be returned to the donor if both the demands are not met.


Committee demands for a regular CO

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: The Silsango Circle Headquarter Development Committee has demanded for posting of a regular CO along with staff at Silsango under Papum Pare district.

In a memorandum submitted to the chief minister, it said that the newly created Silsango circle is being administered by Mengio CO. Due to the dual charge, the officer  is not able to give equal justice to the job and public of the area are the ultimate sufferer.

It also urged for providing job opportunities to the land donors in C and D grade jobs.

As per the agreement, state government had agreed to provide C and D grade jobs to the land donors of the circle, but till date nothing has been materialized yet, it added.



ITANAGAR, Oct 1: Condemning the recent minor rape case of Ziro, The Apatani Students’ Union Capital Complex has sought exemplary punishments to the three culprits involved at the earliest.




News Impact

Month-long national voluntary blood donation prog launched

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: Along with rest of the country, the month-long National Voluntary Blood Donation programme was formally launched by Director of Health Services Dr. K Nishing at Conference Hall of Directorate of Health Services, Naharlagun today in presence of all the officers and staff of the DHS, National Rural Health Mission and Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, Naharlagun. This year’s theme of celebration is “Voluntary blood donation will cost you nothing but it will save a life.”

Addressing gathering on the occasion Dr. Nishing told that blood donation is very important to save a patient’s life.  Though science has made rapid strides in all fronts but it has not been able to replicate blood in any laboratory. It can only be gotten from someone only through voluntary blood donation.

Dr. S Kakoty, Project Director, APSACS in his keynote address highlighted the importance of the day and said that the day is being observed all across the country with month-long plan of activities to promote and generate awareness on voluntary blood donation.

Secretary Maharaj, RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar as a special invitee narrated how perception level has changed on voluntary blood donation in Arunachal Pradesh as compared to last couple of decades back when even close relatives refused to donate blood to save the life of his near ones because of the lack of awareness.

Now awareness level has risen and people especially students from DN Govt. College, Itanagar come voluntarily to the blood bank to donate blood.

Dr. Riken Rina, JD (BSD), APSACS also spoke on the occasion and presented the scenario of blood requirement in the country and highlighted that our country needs about 80 lakhs units of blood per annum and is only able to collect 5 lakhs units per year. He advocated for more participation of healthy individuals to bridge gap between the demand and supply of blood.

Dr. Nabam Budh, Dy. Director(Blood Safety),APSACS also spoke on the occasion highlighting the importance of the day and the activities taken up across the state to generate awareness on voluntary blood donation.

Dr. Dani Duri, Jt. DHS(NLEP); Dr.Hage Taki, Jt.DHS (NVBDCP), Dr. KT Mulung, Deputy DHS (NVBDCP), Dr. T Khampu, Deputy DHS (P&D), Dr. Moi Nyori, Deputy DHS (TB) and Dr. Raja Dodum, Nodal Officer (National Urban Health Mission) were also present on the occasion.

The other highlights of the day were the conduction of three in-house voluntary blood donation camps at Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun; RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar and General Hospital, Pasighat.


Governor, CM greet people on Gandhi Jayanti

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki have greeted people of the State on eve of Gandhi Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

In his message, the Governor said that Gandhiji’s message of truth and non-violence is universal. His ideal continues to transform diverse societies across the world. In today’s challenging environment, Gandhian philosophy has become more relevant.

The Governor expressed his hope that the occasion will strengthen the Gandhian spirit and values in minds and actions of the people.

Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s strive for liberation of the deprived, oppressed and fostered communal harmony till his last breath, the Governor urged upon the people to take pledge to rededicate themselves to realize the dream of Gandhiji and make the country more secular, democratic, tolerant, progressive, prosperous and self reliant.

On the occasion, the Governor also reminded the people of Gandhiji’s guiding words of wisdom, who said, ‘The measure of a country’s greatness should be based on how well it cares for its most vulnerable populations’.

In his message here this evening, Tuki observed that Mahatma Gandhi's contribution towards bringing peace and non-violence to this world is unparalleled.

“Therefore, his teachings must be promoted to resolve current conflicts, avoid violence, find peaceful solutions and to make our world a better place to live,” he said.

Emphasizing Mahatma’s teachings on non-violence, Tuki advocated the philosophy as the only means to a peaceful and progressive society.

“Mahatma Gandhi had quoted - An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind – that holds true for all times. Practicing non-violence will ensure a peaceful society and only a peaceful society can progress ahead of others,” the Chief Minister added and offered it as only mantra for progress of Arunachal Pradesh.


SLMC reviews ongoing projects under PM’s package

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: Chief Secretary H K Paliwal has reviewed the  ongoing projects under Prime Minister’s Special Economic Package  in  a  two days  State Level Monitoring Committee (SLMC) meeting held here on Sept 30 and Oct 1.

During  the 24th review meeting of the SLMC, Paliwal, who presided over the meeting reviewed the progress and status of the New Secretariat Building at Itanagar, Pare Hydroelectric Project (110 MW), Dibang Multipurpose Project (3000MW), Itanagar Water Supply Scheme under JNNURM, Harmuti-Naharlagun Railway Project,  construction of Greenfield Airport, Trans-Arunachal Highway, four-lane highway for Itanagar, Two-lane connectivity road for district headquarters, providing connectivity to 513 settlements under Bharat Nirman, improvement of ALGs etc.

The Chief Secretary urged all the executing agencies to strictly adhere to the timeline so that the projects are completed on time, according to an official release.

The meeting was attended by all the Commissioners and Secretaries of the State Government, Chief Engineers of the four projects namely Brahmank, Arunank, Vartak and Udayak, the General Managers of the North East Frontier Railways, NHPC, NEEPCO and the Chief Engineers of the executing departments of the State Government.


AAPSU to re-launch ‘Operation Clean Drive’

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh unit of North East Students’ Organization (NESO) will re-launch the state wide ‘Operation Clean Drive’ against illegal immigrants before the commencement of summary revision of electoral roll of Arunachal Pradesh.

The decision was taken as per the resolution adopted during the AAPSU’s first Special Federal Session held at its headquarters here on June 30, 2013 under the chairmanship of president Kamta Lapung, AAPSU in a release informed.

The union will depute all its central executive members to all the districts of the state to work with the concern district administrations during the time of summary revision.

While congratulating all the candidates who have qualified the APPSC Preliminary examinations, AAPSU appreciated the APPSC authority for the early declaration of prelims results.

Meanwhile, AAPSU has constituted a 4-member committee to supervise the legal matters of the Union in regards to the Writ Petition filed by one Utkarsh Agarwal against the AAPSU in Supreme Court of India.

The committee included Pritam Sonam, Coordinator NESO  as Convenor and Nabam Tado, Member Secretary (BACH) AAPSU as member, while Advocate  Nabam Jallow and  Advocate  Karyum Dabi have been appointed  as standing advocates.

It is worth mentioning here that one Utkarsh Agarwal had filed a writ petition (No. 503) with the Supreme Court of India challenging the 24th general conference cum election of AAPSU. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court in its judgment passed on  September 23 last  directed the respondent number  3 to 38 to remain personally present in the court on the next date of hearing which falls on November 11.


Fernandes to  address  rally at I G Park

ITANAGAR, Oct 1:  Union Minister for Road, Transport & Highways Oscar Fernendes, who is also the president of the Forum of Parliamentarian on HIV/AIDS will address a meeting cum rally on HIV/AIDS at IG Park, Itanagar on October 3.

The meeting is a follow up of the North East Regional consultation meeting on HIV/AIDS conducted at Guwahati on June 7 and 8, 2013.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Health and Family Welfare Minister Atum Welly, Parliamentary Secretary (H&FW), cabinet ministers and MLAs will also attend the meeting.

Dr. Dhingra, Deputy Director General of National AIDS Control Organisation, New Delhi, will also attend the programme.


Daily FM service from AIR Itanagar

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: All India Radio (AIR), Itanagar is launching its first local FM transmission from tomorrow (Oct 2).

The service will be formally launched by AIR Itanagar office head Rajesh Chandra at a simple function  at  7.30 pm.

Originating from AIR Itanagar  the  duration of the FM transmission will be from 7.30 pm to 10 pm daily.  The highlights of the new FM service will be regional news bulletins in Hindi and English from 7.45 pm followed by local based discussion programmes, Radio on Demand (phone in request for Hindi film songs),  Foot Tappers (Western music), Classic Hindi film songs. The service will be available on 103.1 MHz.

The launching of the new service was announced by ADG Programme, NE Region V Lalrohsanga during his visit to AIR Itanagar earlier this year.


NPF rebuffs the allegations

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: While reacting to the news report about the Students Union movement of Arunachal (SUMA) lodging complaint against Jaadik Tali working president NPF Arunachal Pradesh Unit, Subu Kechi President NPF Lower Subansiri and Geli Ete president NPF West Siang Dist, the NPF Lower Subansiri district today came out with clarification. NPF Lower Subansiri district unit president Subu Kechi in a press statement today clarified that NPF is a recognized regional political party like TMC of West Bengal, DMK & AIADMK of Tamil Nadu, RJD & JD (U) of Bihar. NPF party is legally recognized by the Election Commission of India (ECI) and nothing should be doubt about it, he added.

“Since Arunachal Pradesh is under union Govt, and India is a democratic country, therefore, the NPF party can form and contest election in the entire north east states as well as in other states also. If any other regional political parties like RJD, JD (U), NCP,  TMC, DMK, AIADMK can form their party unit in the state, why not NPF,” questioned Kechi. He further thrashed all allegations labeled against NPF leaders of state.  The NPF party suggested that, “Student Unions should not involve and interfere in political activities rather they should always focus and works for the welfare of student’s communities in state.”


NIMAS conducts basic mountaineering course

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: The inaugural basic mountaineering course conducted by National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS), Dirang concluded today.

The institute established four camps at New Melling (9000 feet), Mago (11,600 feet), Jithang (13,500 feet) and Merathang (14000 feet) in Tawang to reach the mountaineering training area, informed Director of the Institute Gulshan Chadha.

The rock climbing training was conducted at New Melling.

The ice craft and snow craft training were conducted at a glacier located close to Gorichen Peak base camp at height of 16,500 feet. The trainees were also imparted skills in survival and navigation.

Keeping in view the requirements of adventure tourism industry, the trainees were also taught about trekking guide, trek planning and soft skills.

The institute is likely to conduct courses on rafting, kayaking and canoeing during November-December this year. It has also planned to conduct Skiing courses at Sela Pass in Tawang during February-March next year.

Eminent mountaineer Rajender Jalal, who climbed the Mount Everest three times along with six other mountain peaks above 8,000 meters, including Annapurna-I, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri in Nepal and Tibet, attended the closing ceremony as the chief guest. Jalal has also been honoured with National Adventure Award and Vishist Sewa Medal by Govt of India.

Director Sports and Youth Affairs, GoAP DK Dinglow presided over the function.

Out of 25 students 5 were sponsored by Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and 11 by Army. The rests represented various State Governments and mountaineering associations.

All the 25 students were given qualification certificates of basic mountaineering skills in the graduation ceremony.


APFPA  applauds MoA  signed by APFA and Reading FC

ITANAGAR, Oct 01: Terming the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) and English club Reading FC as historic, secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Football Players Association (APFPA) Kipa Ajay has welcomed the move and initiative by the state government which would help the game grow in the state.

“This is the first time that such a move has come about ever since the football scene in the state kicked off at a semi-professional level in the early 90’s. While we always felt that the state can make great strides in field, now with the signing of the MoA we are confident that we can reach great heights”, said Ajay.

The MoA between APFA and Reading FC was inked Monday  by APFA president and Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy and Reading FC advisor Tomo Nomuk at the chief minister’s residence in presence of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, MLAs Techi Kaso and Ralom Borang, and officials of the Sports and Youth Affairs Department.

Ajay has lauded the move initiated by the APFA president and the state government which had flown in Reading FC officials last year to assess the footballing talent in the state.

The players’ association secretary admitted that while there is still a long way to go before the state becomes a football powerhouse, under the Sanjoy’s presidency great strides have been made.

“Recently at an under-19 national level tournament, the state team performed very well compared to previous outings. Such feats would not have been possible just a few years back.”

Ajay also spoke about the role of the players’ association in helping with the initiative. “The game has changed tremendously in the last few years and the APFPA is trying to ensure that players not only change their playing style but also their attitudes both on and off the field. Discipline is key in today’s game and we will extend our wholehearted support to the government and Reading FC to find the next football star.”

As per the MoA, Reading FC will station two of its senior coaches in the state to train both players and local coaching staff initially for a period of six months. The club will hold camps across the state, scout young hidden talent and groom them at par with global standards. The English club will provide advice and assistance to completely makeover other roles crucial to the development of the game including referees and other officials, managers and scouts, football academies and infrastructure.

The APFPA secretary also informed that a league competition has been tentatively scheduled to be held in November this year.


Misuse of fund alleged

ITANAGAR, Oct 1: The 12 Pakke Kessang Indigenous Youth Organization has sought the intervention of the Chief Minister and the Chief secretary to take action against wrong doers who were allegedly misused the fund for construction of  playground  and rostrum  under Pakke-Kessang in East Kameng district during  2007-2009  when Atum Welly was  Sports Minister.

Armed with RTI papers the organization said that payment against the sanctioned playground and rostrum were reportedly paid to the  respective contractors, but in reality the contractors were not aware of the works/supply order in their names. The organization further said that when sought through RTI the concerned department had failed to produce the papers like  money receipt, utilization certificates and name of the contractors saying that the concern documents with the original signatures were damaged by termites. The organization expressed suspicion that the fund amounting to Rs 17 lakh might  have been “drawn by some powerful persons and the department was trying to hide the facts.”

 The Organisation has also appealed the Govt  to direct the  concern department to furnish the document sought instead of applying “avoiding tactics” like documents being damaged by termites, torn, lost or burnt etc.

The organization, meanwhile, requested Health and Family Welfare Minister Atum Welly to provide sufficient medicine/equipments in 12 Pakke Kessang  constituency. It also  demanded posting of sufficient teachers at schools of Pakke Kessang area and maintainance of damaged roads.

While criticizing the  East Kameng LRSO and SK  for alleged injustice done to the genuine land affected people of the area, the Organization urged the East Kameng DC to direct the LRSO and SK to verify and take new measurements of the lands affected by the Trans-Arunachal Highway in Pakke Kessang area.

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Confer more power to ADM

Dear Editor,

After the 25th years of our Statehood, Mr Talo Potom ADM cum CEO seems as a real administrator and law abiding officer in our state especially in Capital Complex. He is living inspiration for the young generation of state. The whitewash of tinted paper from all types of vehicles, allotment of many common parking places, stoppage of illegal encroachment of govt quarter and land, drive against vendors & structures in the NH52 etc. A lot of credit for all these goes to MrTaio Potom sir.

All those who think negative about him, please re-think and kindly visit his office & see his restless laudable work. I am sure that you will be surprised & salute him. In this corrupt & money speaking society, he is seems only man who is serving his duty honestly & efficiently. I am sure that if govt remove him from his post, then ultimately the Capita! Complex will become "maha khusi-marji" place as before.

Hence, I on the behalf of all common responsible citizens would like to appeal the govt of AP especially the Chief Minister to confer more administrative powers to Mr Talo Potom sir, so that he can serve people more efficiently. And also appeal to all unions, NGOs, civil societies etc to please support the honest & efficient officer instead of labeling allegations and creating obstacles.


Bomyi Doke Lendo,




Capital citizen lacks driving sense

Dear Editor,

I wish to draw the attention of concern authorities towards traffic indiscipline in our capital i.e. Itanagar. I was saved from death once recently due to someone's rash driving near the Ganga market. I would like to share that drivers hardly follow lane discipline, particularly young people, as a result of which accidents are increasing tremendously. Overtaking from the wrong direction, not giving proper signals, over speeding are just some of the ills of our traffic system here.

Unless immediate steps aren't taken to stop such behavior on roads, life in Itanagar will remain a hazard. Adding to this, unless rule breaker isn't punished strictly by the concern authority instead of taking fine "The lane sense is the sane sense" will remain a mere slogan. The big question is why one should suffer due to other's reckless driving.


Yumko Maying

BA lllrd year

Union Christian College Dist. Ri bhoi, Meghalaya.



Kudos to APPSC

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to appreciate the APPSC for early declaration of result of various exams in the recent past. The way the APPSC functions nowadays is really appreciable and encouraging for the job fighters.

The commission has declared the result of APPSCCE prelims exam within four days and again the written result of TIO within two months. Obviously, this is a positive sign for the Sunemployed youth of the state. And definitely, these works would help to revive the unemployed youth's hope for fair play in the recruitment process. I hope APPSC will keep on doing their noble works honestly without any discrimination. At the end, I request APPSC team to declare the written result of FPO exam as soon as possible.



Vivek Vihar, Itanagar




Be safe

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to alert my fellow Arunachalees that whoever go to Dibrugargh for any purpose and depends on hotel stay there, must not stay at hotel, RAJA GUEST HOUSE". I along with my wife reached Dibrugarh on 28th sept,2013 at 4.30 am for medical treatment and we got looted just outside of the said hotel gate by four miscreants when chowkidar was about to open the iron gate. Both the manager and chowkidar of the hotel enjoyed watching the whole episode instead of helping their customer by opening the Iron Gate if not atleast shouting for help. All my belongings including costly mobile hand set, purse containing Rs,10,000 (Ten thousand) ATM card, Driving licence and identity card were snatched away by four miscreants but alas! The hotel men were the main culprits as they were only the silence on lookers of the whole episode.


Marge Karbak







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Human activities responsible for global warming

A major international assessment of climate change adopted by 110 governments provides conclusive new scientific evidence that human activities are causing unprecedented changes in the Earth's climate. Produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme in 1988, the report confirms that it is extremely likely that most of the warming since 1950 has been due to human influence. The IPCC's previous assessment, released in 2007, described the evidence for human-caused global warming as "unequivocal," with at least a 9 out of 10 chance of being correct.

The new report further states that greenhouse gas emissions at or above current rates would induce changes in the oceans, ice caps, glaciers, the biosphere, and other components of the climate system. Some of these changes would very likely be unprecedented over decades to thousands of years. Limiting climate change would require substantial and sustained reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.

The role of the IPCC is to supply policy-relevant information about climate change to the world's governments. Its Fifth Assessment Report will be considered by negotiators responsible for concluding a new agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  in 2015.