October 06


News Impact



Husband arrested in Tawang rape

case, two on the run

Staff Reporter

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 heinous crime.

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 system.

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 release.



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 outfits.

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 Act

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 Act, 2013.

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 August 15.



Preparations afoot to receive Dalai Lama

TAWANG, Oct 5: Preparations have been started to receive Dalai Lama in Tawang next year.

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 in 2015.

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.

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ABK defers 36 hrs bandh

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.


Eid greetings

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 Governor.

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.


Football tourney

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 31.


Pasighat celebrates Srimanta Sankardeva’s 566th birth anniversary

HK Roy

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 concluded yesterday.

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 Bomjen.

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 the commuters.

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

Dear Editor,

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 paper.

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 leave.

Why we should miss the opportunity because of someone’s fault?


An Aspirant




Errors in Answer Keys

Dear Editor,

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

Dear Editor,

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.


Lego Tajang

Polo colony




Make use of the waste

Dear Editor,

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.


Javon Samon

Goju, Bordumsa




ILP and haircut

Dear Editor,

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 doers.


Jiken Bomjen, APCS

EAC Office,





Take a test

Dear Editor,

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 ongoing culture.

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





Understanding “Swachchta”

Dear Editor,

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 citizen thereafter.

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 is required.  

By the way, is there any law against littering??


D. Lollen

Nehru Chowk,  Aalo







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