ITANAGAR, Oct 5: The Tawang Police has arrested Sona Lal Suren, the husband of the
lady, who was sexually assaulted and later murdered at Jang in Tawang district on
September 27, 2014.
A team headed by OC PS Jang left for Assam to arrest the two suspects, namely Babu
Hasda and Babu Soren, who are believed to have fled to Assam after committing the
The Tawang Police as of now is clueless on whereabouts of the other two suspects.
The shocking rape incident has already created uproar in Tawang as various organizations
have condemned the incident in strongest terms and demanded justice to the victim.
The Women Welfare Association (WWA) of Jang unit had called on ADC Jang demanding
justice and exemplary punishment for the accused. Further, the WWA team along with
ADC and OC 90 RCC and BRO labour union members and a team from Tawang Mon Vigilance
met the family members of the victim. (With input from Tawang Mon Vigilance)
Six hostels violate safety guidelines,
DC orders closure
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner in an order has directed the
owners of six private hostels in Lower Subansiri to close down.
Those private-run hostels against whom the order has been issued include Tup Private
Hostel and Nyikum Hostel from Joram, Ngulug Aab Hostel, Joram Tabia Hostel and Love
and Care Hostel from Yachuli and Don Bosco Private Hostel, Ziro.
According to the notification, these hostels had been running for the past many years
without proper permission from the authorities and at the same time were found to
be violating the departmental norms and guidelines for running such private hostels
which prohibits the use of OBT structures for hostels and use of over-lapping bed
These hostels were also found to be inadequately prepared to tackle fire accidents
and natural disasters like earthquake etc as they had failed to install fire safety
mechanism. The hostels were also constructed without proper planning for emergency
exit and entry as specified by the departmental guidelines.
Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner had directed the Lower Subansiri DDSE to inspect
these private hostels.
Further, the school authorities in the district in coordination with the District
Administration will continue to inspect all the private schools and their hostels
to ensure that RTE guidelines are being followed in these institutions as well as
to ensure that the safety and security of the school children are not compromised
from any angle.
The Deputy Commissioner has also decided to adopt zero tolerance policy launched
by the state department of Education in letter and spirit, according to an official
Govt. extends AFSPA in 3 districts in Arunachal
GUWAHATI, Oct 5: The Ministry of Home Affairs, which was contemplating to review
the utility of Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), has extended disturbed
area tag on three districts of Arunachal Pradesh for another six months.
The MHA through a formal notification on September 20, 2014, stated that law and
order situation of three districts Tirap, Changlang and Longding has remained unchanged.
The notification justifies the necessity of extending AFSPA, pointed out that the
factions of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) continue to indulge in
inter-factional clashes. The NSCN also continue to interfere in the political matters
by intimidating leaders for extortion. Apart from Naga rebel groups, United Liberation
Front of Assam (ULFA) and certain Manipur based underground outfits continue to use
these districts for their movement to their camps in Myanmar. The three districts
are also used as corridor for trafficking of arms and ammunitions to various insurgent
groups of the Northeast, the home ministry in its notification claimed.
The declaration of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh as
“disturbed areas” was last reviewed in March 2014, the notification pointed out,
adding that the validity of declaration of these three districts of Arunachal Pradesh
as “disturbed areas” was extended up to September 30, 2014.
The remote frontier districts were first declared as disturbed areas on September
17, 1991 and AFSPA was promulgated to tackle the growing activities of separatist
Longding district, which is carved out of Tirap was also declared as ‘disturbed area’
through a notification on July 30, 2012. (Agencies)
IBHLAPF demands proper implementation of Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Itanagar-Banderdewa Highway Land Affected Peoples Forum (IBHLAPF)
has appealed to the State Government to implement all the provisions under Right
to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement
While requesting to the state government and National Highway Authority of India
for early start of the 4-lane National Highway from Chandranagar to Bander-dewa,
the Forum in a press conference here today further appealed to the authority concerned
for early submission of asset assessment list to the higher authority for early release
of compensation to the affected people.
The Forum appealed to all the highway land affected people to cooperate with the
concern authority and requested them not to construct any new structure within the
ROW of highway alignment after completion of the asset assessment.
It further appealed to the concern authority for inclusion of land development charges
in the DPR/compensation assessment to compensate the land owners as per CPWD rate.
The Forum further appealed to the State Government for immediate implementation of
the Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest
Right) Act, 2006, and diversion of all the Reserved Forest into non reserved forest
from Chandernagar to Banderdewa as per Act.
Meanwhile, the Forum appealed to the state Government to provide suitable government
job to eligible members of the recent Karsingsa landslide victims’ family and early
restoration of the road from Banderdewa to Karsingsa which has remained cut off since
Preparations afoot to receive Dalai Lama
TAWANG, Oct 5: Preparations have been started to receive Dalai Lama in Tawang next
UD, Tourism, Art & Culture etc. Minister Pema Khandu accompanied by Parliamentary
Secretary (RWD) Jambey Tashi, MLA Tsering Tashi, ZPC Jambey Tsering and Deputy Commissioner
Abhishek Dev and other prominent leaders of Tawang today visited the Tawang Monastery
to assess the set up in the monastery where the Dalai Lama will stay during his visit
The monk officials led by the abbot of Tawang Monastery Guru Tulku requested the
young minister to ensure Govt. assistance for undertaking minor repairs and alternations
in the monastery for the stay of His Holiness.
After a thorough examination of the monastery, including the rooms earmarked for
stay of His Holiness, Pema convened a meeting of public leaders and officers of the
district in the Gompa premises.
Addressing the meeting, Pema directed the Renovation Committee, which was constituted
to assess the renovation works required in various venues of the visit of His Holiness
to start their site inspection at the earliest.
The Deputy Commissioner, who is also the head of the committee, was directed by the
minister to co-ordinate the site-wise inspection programme of the committee and to
submit a report at the earliest enabling him to take it up appropriately with the
State Government. The Minister also requested the Abbot of Tawang Monastery to plan
out the tentative local programme of the His Holiness at Tawang.
Speaking in the meeting, Abbot of Tawang monastery Guru Tulku stated that the ensuing
visit of Dalai Lama will be his sixth visit to Tawang. He requested for installing
a lift in the monastery for exclusive use of His Holiness as his ripe age restricts
use of the staircase. Apart from the need of developing a proper vehicle parking
lot, the Abbot also requested for beautification of the monastery and tent accommodation
for devotees arriving from far and wide during the proposed week long visit and preaching
sermon of His Holiness.
The minister while assuring to look into all the issues raised by the Abbot, directed
the Deputy Commissioner to include all the six ZPMs and Anchal Chairpersons of the
district in the renovation committee in order to ensure larger participation of PR
leaders. He also directed the DC to identify all sectors that will require sub-committee
level supervision. He appealed to all present in the meeting to participate actively
to make the visit of His Holiness a big success.
The Secretaries of Tawang monastery, ZPMs, HoDs of Tawang and other prominent leaders
of the district were present in the meeting.
Earlier in the day, the minister inspected the ropeway from Tawang monastery to Gyangong
Ani Gompa. Parliamentary Secretary Jambey, DC Abhishek, Tawang DMO Dr. Wangdi Lama,
AE PWD Tawang Sikang and few others had a trial ride of the ropeway.
Bangladesh WWRE team lauds cultural heritage of Arunachal
AALO, Oct 5: Bangladesh Army, who conducted three days White Water Rafting Expedition
(WWRE) under the leadership of Major Sadat, visited Donyi Polo Dere, District Emporium,
Darka village and witnessed traditional cultural shows yesterday.
Attending a prayer session of Donyi Polo faith, Major Sadat said that Arunachal located
in the easternmost part of the country is rich in traditional culture and has many
things to offer to the outside world. The simplicity, traditional gestures, rhythmic
folk dances, songs and varieties of cuisines easily available are unique, he said
after visiting the residence of a local resident where they were given the taste
of local beer along with other food items.
Pakjum Ete of Donyi Polo faith briefed them about the Donyi Polo cult after the prayer
session. He congratulated them for the successful mission saying that all ancient
civilizations have flourished in the river valleys and such expeditions will surely
bring goodwill and friendship among the people of the two countries.
The team also visited the district emporium and appreciated the rich varieties of
local weaves, handicrafts and art. DIPRO
NERCORMP-III Changlang inks MoU with partner NGOs
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP)-III
Changlang which started its operation in July, 2014 in the district signed Memorandum
of Understanding (MoU) with its selected partner NGOs in the presence of Changlang
Sub-Divisional Officer N Wangjen.
The MoU was signed on behalf of the Changlang Community Resource Management Society
– a district society of NERCORMP by Ruzing Bellai, Project Manager cum Member Secretary
of District Society and the respective representatives of the partner NGOs, namely
AMYAA, Arunachal Vikas Parishad, Amik Matai Society and Seva Kendra Arunachal East.
NERCORMP project is a flagship project of North Eastern Council (NEC) jointly supported
by Ministry of DoNER and Govt. of India.
Bellai informed that NERCORMP Changlang will cover all the blocks of the district
benefitting 295 project villages and 14,720 households in a project period of 6 years.
The process of village identification will be completed within the October, 2014.
He emphasized that the major roles of the partner NGOs will be to establish rapport
with the community and to promote, establish and nurture Self Help Groups (SHGs)
and Natural Resource Management Groups (NaRM-Gs) in each identified project villages
in the district. The partner NGOs will also facilitate to conduct Participatory Rural
Appraisal (PRA) at every project village and raise awareness on improved management
of resources, to identify appropriate village resources and to orient the community
towards equity issues.
Changlang SDO Wangjen appealed to the partner NGOs of NERCORMP-III Changlang to work
with dedication as per the guidelines of NERCORMP to bring about sustainable development
in the field of livelihood and rural development in the district as envisaged in
the NERCORMP project design.
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: East Siang District Adi Bane Kebang unit along with AdiSU and other
organisations and public in a meeting held at Pasighat today have decided to defer
the proposed 36-hr East Siang district bandh.
The organisation deferred the proposed bandh on October 8 and 9 after the government
assured to constitute a committee to hear all the demands including exclusion of
Adi inhabited villages from the proposed Lower Siang district.
Chairing the meeting, ABK district unit president Okom Yosung said that they will
stand on their demand for recognition of the existing East Siang boundary of ‘Simen
Korong’ as usual boundary and if the government fails to submit their finding within
45 days as per the demands of Adi community, the unit will launch its 36-hr bandh.
The meeting was attended by all executive bodies of district and block units of ABK
East Siang district and AdiSU.
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki have conveyed greetings to the people of the State on the auspicious
occasion of Eid ul Zuha.
In his festival message, the Governor said that Eid ul Zuha, which is also known
as Eid al Adha or Id ul Adha is celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety all
over the world including India. Special prayers meetings are conducted, along with
distribution of gifts and foods to relatives, neighbours and the poor. This festivity
reminds all of the absolute faith of Ibrahim (Abraham) in Allah and promotes goodwill
amongst the people.
“May the sacred occasion continue to strengthen our composite society,” wished the
In his message this evening, Tuki said, “Eid ul Zuha is a festival of sharing and
absolute faith on the Almighty. As long as we humans have ultimate faith on the Almighty,
we would desist from sin and the world would continue in peace and prosperity.”
The Chief Minister expressed hoped that the festival would, as always, foster bonhomie
and cordial relationship between the people following different faiths.
Manipuri Society felicitates its achievers
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: The Manipuri Welfare Society of Arunachal Pradesh (MWSAP) has felicitated
its members for their outstanding contribution to the state in various disciplines
in its 11th General Body Meeting of Manipuri Welfare Association of Arunachal Pradesh
(MWSAP) and 2nd General Body Meeting of Manipuri Association of Northeast India (MANEI)
which kick-started today at the conference hall of Bharat Scouts and Guides, Naharlagun.
The awardees include Sensie S. Deven Sharma (Karate), K. Rupachandra (badminton),
Ekashini Devi (Archery) and Dr. K. Romeo Meitei for his contribution to adventure
sports and mountaineering in Arunachal Pradesh. Citations were given away to the
achievers by MWSAP president S.K. Singh.
The inaugural function was attended by around 200 Manipuris residing in Arunachal
Pradesh and other North Eastern States.
The members of the society also condoled the untimely demise of its members K. Kipjen
and John Kipjen, who died in a landslide at Karsingsha on October one last.
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Switch-11 team won the football match organized in memory of Bengia
Tana, who was a student of Banaras Hindu University, defeating Freshers-11 by 3-2
goals in the final played at the Amphitheatre ground of Banaras Hindu University
on October 2.
Tayum Robin was chosen as the best player while Lie Nyodu was adjudged as the best
goal keeper of the tournament. Baba Nyicyor emerged the top scorer.
Youth awareness camp and Archery competition
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP)’s Lohit unit conducted two days youth
awareness camp at CALSOM School, Tezu on October 4 and 5.
A total of 30 youths and 15 archers attended the camp.
Amblasi Manyu was selected for participation in the state level archery competition
scheduled on November 1 here. Further, 15 youths were selected to participate in
a programme titled ‘Youth For Seva’ being organized by AVP in Naharlagun from Oct
PASIGHAT, Oct 5: The 566th birth anniversary of Srimanta Sankardeva was celebrated
at the state’s oldest Namghar at Pasighat on October 3.
During the daylong celebration organized by Sri Sri Sankar Guru Krishti Kendra (SSSGKK),
Pasighat, various traditional songs and dances were presented by Assamese people
and ‘Bhawana’ (Drama) was staged in the evening.
MLA Kaling Moyong said that with his literary and artistic contributions, Srimanta
Sankardeva provided the foundation of Assamese culture and also set new values and
social synthesis that would strengthen the traditional bond of unity among the people.
The MLA appreciated Ranju Tamuli and Naren Gogoi, President and Secretary of SSSGKK
respectively for their efforts to organize the celebration.
Earlier, the ceremonial flag was hoisted by the former President of SSSGKK Basu Boruah,
Among others, IAS (Rtd) Oshong Ering, writer Kaling Borang, ZPC Kaling Dai also paid
homage to Sankardeva on the occasion.
Kipa Menya and Kipa Tai Memorial Badminton Championship
ITANAGAR, Oct 5: Jomde Ete of Naharalagun Badminton Club won the title of single
open category in the Kipa Menya and Kipa Tai Memorial Badminton Championship which
Nabum Ravi bagged the first runners up title and Tana Nama and Oni Pabin bagged the
2nd runners up title.
28 players took part in single open to all category.
In the double’s event, the championship title was bagged by the pair of Tana Nama
and Nisho Tagar defeating Kipa Niama and Kipa Kechak in the final. The second runners
up titled went to the pair of Jomde Ete and M.F. Bengia, and Dr. Mui Tama and Tumbom
The award distribution ceremony was held at the residence of Kipa Babu, Deputy Chief
Councilor Itanagar Municipal.
---- Editorial ----
Need for improved roads
The death of five people due to an avalanche of mud at Karsingsa Sinking Zone on
Oct 1 has shocked the people of the state. The incident was purely avoidable had
the citizens and the government been a bit more careful.
There seems to have been negligence on the part of the both. For many months now,
the people have been walking over the Sinking Zone in order to reach their destinations
faster even as the administration has issued directives urging all to avoid the road.
An order was issued vide order No.DM/ICC/01/2014, dated 2nd July, 2014 prohibiting
all traffic movement and closure of the road from Nirjuli to Banderdewa via Karsingsa
and all traffic including commuters were directed to take Doimukh-Gumto-Harmuti route.
The alternative Doimukh-Gumto-Harmuti route is not in a good condition further discouraging
Tragedy, triggered by natural disasters cannot be avoided. But it is important that
measures are taken to minimise the disasters.
Authorities should now place traffic or police personnel to prevent people from crossing
over to the other end of the road as mere warning is not working.
In the meantime, the authorities need to minimise the pain of the commuters by putting
efforts to improve the Doimukh-Gumto-Harmuti route. Assam and Arunachal should be
engaged for taking further steps to improve the road conditions.
The road building agency, on the other hand need to seriously contemplate whether
it is worth the investment on a road that has to be closed every year because of
land and mud slides.
----Readers Forum ----
Give us time to prepare
I am working as clerk in one of the govt. offices. As a human, I too look for greener
pasture, so I took out my time from official clerical work and studied hard to crack
APPSC Main exam and saved all my one year earned and casual leave.
Before commencement of exam, I took all my earned and casual leave in advance in
order to concentrate more on this exam but alas all went in vain due to leakage of
Now no single leave is left for me to appear in this exam. So whosoever conduct this
exam again should give minimum 150 days for preparation because everything must start
from beginning and those who are in govt. job like me can avail new earned and casual
Why we should miss the opportunity because of someone’s fault?
Errors in Answer Keys
It would be very kind of you if you could highlight through the Reader’s Column of
your esteemed daily, following errors in Answer Keys posted online in the web portal
of Hon’ble Gauhati High Court for the written examination conducted recently for
recruitment of Sheristedars.
For question no. 8, correct answer is (C) of; for question no. 28, (A) calculation
is also correct and perhaps more appropriate ; for question no. 33, (D) off is the
correct answer; for question no. 37, (B) chanced upon is the appropriate answer;
for question no. 38, the correct answer is (D) persist in demanding ; for question
no. 59, (B) Venus is correct, subject to the assumption that the question is based
on mean distance of planets from the earth or else the answer will vary depending
on time; question no. 87, (A) basement is also correct.
All the above corrections can be easily verified through internet.
It is hoped that the concerned authorities will take necessary action in the general
interest of all deserving candidates.
A concerned candidate
Correct the silly mistakes
The recently conducted exam for Sheristadar in permanent bench Itanagar, Gauhati
high court has some issues like repeat of questions.
However, I am writing this letter to appreciate the Gauhati High Court for giving
answer key of the sheristadar exam so efficiently. But when I went through the answer
key provided by the High Court I found that some of the answers are out of this world
e.g., Synonyms of cerebral is mental whereas it should be intellectual, Kolkata is
a great city I don't know why it is not big city instead. There are several obvious
mistakes in grammar portion also. It is the duty of the recruitment in charge to
correct those silly mistakes.
We the poor candidates can only urge the department to provide free and fare result
so that justice will be given to diligent candidates.
Make use of the waste
It’s my request to Urban Department, Itanagar that they try modified bitumen composed
of polythene or polyvinyl chloride collected from the waste thrown by people of Itanagar
Township which in turn will keep our capital free from the hazards of polythene.
It’s proved by National Rural Roads Development Agency that the binding property
and stripping value of modified bitumen is much greater than normal bitumen. A well
constructed Plastic Tar Road will result in the following advantages:-
Strength of the road increased (Increased Marshall Stability Value), better resistance
to water and water stagnation, no stripping and have no potholes, increased binding
and better bonding of the mix, reduction in pores in aggregate and hence less rutting
and ravelling, better soundness property, maintenance cost of the road is almost
nil and the road life period is substantially increased.
I wish this little suggestion will help them to improve the Quality of roads of our
beloved city which is always stripped off during rainy season and also reduce ever
growing plastic waste of our capital.
ILP and haircut
This is in response to one of the items in Readers Forum captioned "At a barber Shop"
of your issue dated 29th September 2014 regarding ILP card and hair cut. It appears
from the caption that the gentleman walked away without paying for haircut in lieu
of ILP. This is a serious matter on the part of issuing offices if the allegation
is true. Unfortunately my office also issues Temporary ILP. All the Administrative
Offices issues ILP/TILP including at Civil Secretariat by the Political Deprtment.
TILP Branch is manned by a lady staff in my office. So the question of haircut does
not arise. But in this instant case, both the barber and the gentleman are to be
penalized and the one who stood as a mute spectator, without raising any protest
can't also go away freely a responsible citizen. Such timidity emboldens the wrong
Jiken Bomjen, APCS
Take a test
Nowadays, most of the children in Arunachal Pradesh don’t know their mother tongue
and it symbolize lost culture and identity.
Therefore, administration on their part should have to take some step to stop the
In this regard my suggestion is; while issuing APST certificates; administration
should take test of whether the candidate is able to speak his/her mother tongue.
Certificates shouldn’t be issued to those who fail in the test.
Dr. Chow Nakunand Singkai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “Swachch Bharat Abhiyan” on Oct 2. Lots are
being said about it for the last couple of days. Even in my small town people are
seemingly quite enthusiastic. Even processions have been carried out involving school
children and NGOs. Kudos to all of them!
When I was looking at the slogans shouting procession passing by, two incidents flashed
in my mind like cinema frames.
One is about my dear neighbour who occupies the first and second floors of the building
where I use a portion on the ground floor. The building drain is periodically chocked
up, thanks to all the filths (degradable and non-degradable) thrown down into the
drain from upstairs. The sewage water flooded into my rooms several times causing
so much inconvenience and losses. I requested my friend upstairs a number of times
to have mercy on us, the ground floor users. Each time he says “nothing doing”. Even
cleaning the drain is a gruelling experience. The filthy water from his toilets/
bathroom literally directly showers down on persons whoever is in the vicinity of
the drain. He does not believe in using sanitary pipes. He says we should clean the
drain only when no one is using his toilets!
Two, that is scene number two, is a small countryside in Switzerland. An American
journalist is strolling along a path reading a piece of paper. He knowingly or unknowingly
drops the paper somewhere after reading it and resumes his walk. An elderly person
taps him from behind, and tells him politely to pick up the piece of paper and keep
it with him till he finds a proper place to it dispose off. The American obliges
it heartily. He is so impressed with the incident that he goes on to become a Swiss
As I said earlier, these two incidents, one which is still happening (sic) with me;
and the other which happened with that American gentleman some thirty years back,
kept flashing in my mind as I watched those “Swachch Bharat” procession.
“Swachchta” or the cleanliness has to start from each one of us from within. Then
only rest will fall into places automatically. For that, no speech, no procession
By the way, is there any law against littering??
Nehru Chowk, Aalo
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