October 30

NE Badminton C’ship

Arunachal bows out of team events

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Arunachal Pradesh Junior Team suffered a heartbreaking 2-3 semifinal defeat to host Manipur in the North East Zonal Inter-state Badminton Championship being held at Imphal, Manipur today.

The defeat against the host saw Arunachal lose the match after having a two-match lead.

Laa Talar gave Arunachal 1-0 lead defeating Unil Kumar 24-22, 21-16 in Boys Single before her younger sister Laa Yajum increased the lead to 2-0 beating Angita 21-23, 21-19, 21-14 in Girls Single.

Talar pairing with Jokom Ribya lost 16-21, 21-23 to Manjit and Dingko in a keenly contested match in Boys double. Manipur's Somibal-Purnima defeated Pinky-Yania 21-06, 20-22, 21-15 in Girls double event to restore parity (2-2) in the fourth match.

Arunachal' Akshay Raito and Yania lost the deciding fifth match against the pair of Unil Kumar and Somibala in three sets (21-16, 10-21, 17-21).

State's senior team made an early exit yesterday losing 1-3 to the same opponent.


JACAP pleads governor to withhold HTS bill

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Joint Action Committee of Arunachal Pradesh (JACAP), headed by former MLA Lokam Tassar sought Governor's intervention to withhold payment of HTS bills under PDS. The JACAP in a representation to the Governor claimed that the state government is processing fund of Rs 200 crore diverting plan head to non-plan head for payment of PDS HTS bills under the department of Food and Civil Supplies ignoring the legal implication and incomplete clearance from FCI.  

The representation further claimed that after a prolonged correspondences and meetings between the state government and FCI, it was resolved to make payment of the bills in quarterly by the state government which would be reimbursed by FCI.

Accordingly, JACAP said, "state Govt created a revolving fund diverting plan fund to non-plan fund and made payment of bills for the first quarter of the year to the tune of Rs 58 crore but the FCI had never reimbursed the amount to state government for various reasons."


SAI STC Extension Centre at IGJHSS Pasighat

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: The Independent Golden Jubilee Higher Secondary School (IGJHSS), Pasighat has been selected as the most suitable school in Pasighat to set up Sports Authority of India STC Extension Centre.  

The school was selected after going through various aspects involved in sports promotion by a team consisting of Pasighat East MLA Kaling Moyong, Nari-Koyu MLA Kento Rina, Pasighat ADC Deepak Shinde, Consultant MYAS, VVSN Rao and District Sports Officer Nada Apa. Earlier on Oct 28 and 29 they had visited various other schools in Pasighat to explore the possibility of setting up of SAI STC Extension Centre to tap the natural talent in sports as per the direction of Sports Authority of India.

It was informed that Archery, Athletic and Taekwondo will be taken up initially as this region is predominantly tribal region having excellent talent in these disciplines. Sri Sri Vidya Mandir will provide Yoga and Meditation training to the athletes.

The proposal for SAI STC Extension Centre at Pasighat was made on October 6 at DC's Conference Hall, Pasighat by MLA Kaling Moyong and DSO Nada Apa. This was followed by a feasibility report on Extension Centre  submitted to Sports Authority of India. DIPRO


UOAP demands resignation of CM

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Condemning the dropping of four ministers from their posts and resignation of two MLAs, the United Organization of Arunachal Pradesh (UOAP) has demanded that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki should resign on moral ground.

It is a complete sign of dictatorship and disrespecting the constitutional laws by organizing a tragic dinner party of the legislators, it said in a release.


Book Fair to mark birth

anniversary of Sardar Patel

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Following the directives from the Union HRD ministry to host events on days of national importance, the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) is organizing a three days book fair from Oct 29 to 31 at university premises to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Iron man of India, veteran statesman and former Home Minister of Independent India, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.

In his inaugural address, Vice Chancellor, Prof Tamo Mibang spoke at length on the contextual and historical significance of the Book Fair.

The chairman, Library Advisory Committee Prof N C Roy highlighted the contribution of Patel towards unity and integrity of the country.

Among others Prof. M Hussain, Visiting Professor, Dr. David Pertin, RGU Dy. Registrar, Registrar Prof. Rachob Taba, Dr. D K Pandey, the Librarian in-charge also spoke on the occasion.

Various publishers such as DVS Publishing House from Guwahati and New Pothighar, Naharlagun are participating the Book Fair.


9th ASVS state level inter school sports meet starts

[ Karda Natam ]

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: The 9th state level Inter-School Sports Meet of Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samiti (ASVS) started at Donyi Polo Vidya Niketan, Ngorlung, East Siang district today.

Inaugurating the sports meet, former Lok Sabha MP, Tapir Gao called upon the students to take part in the competitions with true sportsman spirit and discipline. Emphasizing on discipline, he said that education is incomplete without sports and sports is meaningless without discipline.

ASVS president Tadar Kama spoke about instilling a sense of patriotism along with sportsman spirit in students to make them worthy future citizen of the country.

A total of 312 selected students including 215 girls from 19 schools run by Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samiti are participating in the two-day event.

Competitions among students shall be conducted in six individual events, three team events and a mini marathon among three categories.


Kalamitra Karmashalla camp begins

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: A four-day long Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh organized Kalamitra Karmashalla Residential Camp began at the Art of Living Campus, Jullang, here today.

Hundreds have been registered to participate in the training camp wherein, workshop on classical and folk dance, theater and vocal will be conducted.

Speaking during the inaugural function, Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) Chief Councillor, Kipa Kaku lauded the Sanskar Bharati for nurturing the folk culture into classical dance/song. She further lamented the lack of resources and proper training and workshop which has caused the state's age-old rituals and customs to gradually fade away.

In his address, Director, Art & Culture Department, R D Thongon urged the participants to gain more knowledge and master their skills from the workshop.

Sanskar Bharati Vice President, Gichik Taaza and General Secretary Sukhdev Biswas also spoke on the occasion.

Among the prominent resources persons who will be imparting free training to the participants include Olen Megu Damen, Omak Kamut and Nabam, Rajashree Shirke and Anirudha Shirke from Mumbai, Toijam Shilla Devi from Manipur and Mita Sen from Guwahati.


News Impact


Fire devours 17 houses in Siang district

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: 17 dwelling houses were gutted in a devastating fire that broke out at Reying village under Payum circle of Siang district on October 28 night.  According to official source, 7 granaries, 2 Rice-Mills and Two MIBT shops were also reduced to ashes in the fire mishap.  

Kaying EAC in-charge cum Payum CO Dr. Taking Gammi along with Payum circle MO Dr. Tasi Paleng, UDC Sajom Raksap, Gate ASM Tami Pangu and Payum ABK secretary Kalen Jorang  rushed to the fire ravaged village this morning and took stock of the situation. Gammi informed  that he has requested the higher authorities of the Govt to provide immediate relief assistance to  fire victims.

The fire broke out while everyone was asleep. All the belongings of the victims, both precious and semi precious articles, have been reduced to ashes, informed  ASM Tami Pangu.

There was, however, no report of any casualty and the actual cause of the fire is not yet known.

Meanwhile, Tami Pangu, who also is president of Block Youth Congress, 32-Rumgong Assembly constituency appealed to the local administration to              provide immediate relief  materials and financial assistances to the fire victims for their quick rehabilitation.

He also appealed the State government for early release of compensation to the victims.



BJP's JAC serves 10 days ultimatum

to Governor, threatens stir

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Despite the clarification from the state finance department that there is no financial crisis in the state, the state BJP's Jan Andolan Committee (JAC) is again out with its demand for Chief Minister Nabam Tuki's resignation. It has served a 10 days ultimatum to the Governor for judicial inquiry alleging Nabam Tuki led state government of irregularities into the payments of Hills Transport Subsidy (HTS) and FDR schemes under disaster management department and release of LOC against non-plan head.

Informing that the Governor has assured them of looking into their demand, it warned of hitting the streets if the demand is not fulfilled by the set time.

Addressing media persons at Press Club today, JAC chairman Tame Phassang claimed that Nabam Tuki led state government is planning to make payment of approximately Rs 60-70 crore to one PDS contractor for Hill Transport Subsidy (HTS).

"Payment for HTS is a central subject, however the CM is still planning to go ahead with the payment which is against the rules," he claimed.

"It is his one system of civil deposits. Deposit money in the civil deposits and pay it to whomsoever he wants to," he said.

The JAC has also alleged state government of diverting fund amounting to Rs 64 crore under FDR scheme of Disaster Management department to most of the areas in and around Capital complex and leaving out the actual affected areas.

"All the MLAs were asked to submit concept notes for the same, whereas as per norm it must be done through the concern DC," the chairman said.

The committee further alleged that the state government is releasing LOC under non-plan head.

"It is his last resort to save his chair," he mocked. Phassang also condemned the recent physical assault of DDSE Marken Kadu and held responsible the government for the deteriorating law and order problem in the state.

"The accused hasn't been arrested yet. Home Minister Tanga Byaling should also resign," he retorted.

The committee sought white paper from the state government for its claim that there is no financial crisis in the state.



Aboh holds review meeting with officials of food  & civil supplies dept

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: After taking over the charge of minister for food & civil supplies, Tirong Aboh today reviewed the activities of department especially the preparedness for implementation of the NFSA 2013.  He lauded the officers and officials of the department for timely completion of the massive work of beneficiary selection under the NFSA 2015. In-spite of inadequate man power due to non creation of various posts against newly created six districts, the department is striving towards achieving the target of pre-requisite criteria for implementation of this important act.

Aboh also said that food and civil supplies is one of the most important departments dealing with essential commodities and serving the basic requirement of the poor and needy consumers residing in the rural and international border area. He asked the officers of the department to maintain transparency and accountability while delivering services to the consumers. He assured his cooperation for further improvement and efficiency in working system in the interest of the common people of the state.

Earlier, Secretary Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Gamli Padu briefed about the activities of the department starting with organizational structures, preparedness for  implementation of NFSA, end to end computerization of TPDS and other challenges  faced by the department like non re-imbursement of HTS bills by Govt of India, litigations and  non-creation of various posts. The Secretary was accompanied by the Deputy Director Tojir Kadu, DFCSO Amit Bengia and SDFCSO Tame Messar, according to an official release.



President lauds Arunach

al’s health insurance scheme

Itanagar, Oct 29: President Pranab Mukherjee has lauded the Chief Minister's Universal Health Insurance Scheme launched in Arunachal Pradesh and termed it as one of the most benevolent ever launched.

Mukherjee, who was apprised of the scheme by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki during a courtesy call at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday, said it could be replicated by other states successfully to help the needy and the poor, an official communique said here today.

The Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister's Universal Health Insurance Scheme was launched on September 16, 2014 and a total 1,61,000 families have been enrolled till date.

The main objective of the scheme is to provide free medical and surgical treatment, except outdoor patients facility, in government and private hospitals in cashless manner using biometric embedded smart card.

The enrolment of beneficiaries was started on July 1, 2014 and distribution of smartcard is almost complete in all the districts.

The President congratulated Tuki, who elaborated other schemes taken by his government for the development of Arunachal and welfare of its people, for the effort and sincerity in putting into place a seamless health delivery system.

Tuki also updated Mukherjee on the progress of Prime Minister's special package in the state besides implementation of all central and state government flagship programmes, the communique said. Tuki invited the President to visit the state, to which Mukherjee agreed in principle and assured to visit the north eastern state sometime later this year, the communique added.



Spot verification carried for

compensation assessment

AALO, Oct 29: The district administration led by West Siang DC Pige Ligu carried out random spot verification of components assessed by the District Land Acquisition Team from Gabu Stream to Tai under West Siang district today.

The DC was accompanied by SP Mari Riba, DLR&SO Pumek Ronya, AE (Highway) Gemar Padu and officers of the committee representing respective department. This exercise was necessitated after the Compensation Estimate has been returned back by MORT&H, Govt. of India due to high cost of estimate and other technical reasons. The DC instructed the team to carry out realistic assessment of assets with total transparency at the backdrop of litigations and even CBI enquiry into alleged irregularities in compensation assessment for construction of Trans-Arunachal Highway project in other parts of the state and directed the DLR&SO to finalise the estimate at the earliest for onward submission to CE (Highway). DIPRO



Smart City: PMC launches consultative meet

[ Prafulla Kaman ]

PASIGHAT, Oct 29: Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) in collaboration with District Tourism Department has launched a series of programme to hold consultation with cross sections of the society before drawing up action plan for Smart City project.

The first meeting was conducted at Pasighat Tourist Lodge yesterday evening which covered many aspects of smart city, such as challenges of urbanization, basic amenities, sustainable environment with floriculture, commercial prospects, security issues and good governance etc. The meet focused on 'preparation strategy' of a well-planned smart city at Pasighat.

Moreover, capacity building and citizens' engagement, policies to co-create the smart city by identifying creative and innovative solutions to common urban challenges were introduced with the people through power point presentation.

The second consultative meeting was conducted at JN College auditorium today while more such meetings will be organized at General ground, D-Ering Memorial HSS and Gandhi Chowk at Pasighast bazaar covering all 12 municipal wards within this week.

The PMC councillors in a meeting on October 26 last selected two representatives (as volunteer) from each municipal ward for preparation of proposals pertaining to Smart City Project. The meeting chaired by Municipal Executive Officer (MEO), Deepak Shinde assigned responsibility to the volunteers to mobilize the general public and ensure maximum participation in the drive.

The ongoing programme aims at collecting public opinion on what type of smart city they need and what role they will play for its development.

Meanwhile, the district administration sought suggestions and cooperation from the citizens requesting them to participate in the process of smart city planning by registering their names with designated government web portal- www.mygov.in.

It may be recalled that the union government, on August 21 announced seven cities in the North-east to include under its Smart City Project Mission. Thus, the north-eastern cities include Guwahati (with a population of 9.62 lakh), Imphal (2.68 lakh), Shillong (3.54 lakh), Pasighat (24,000), Kohima (1.60 lakh), Agartala (4.4 lakh) and Namchi (12,190). Under the Mission, the Ministry will provide Rs 100 crore per city per year over the next five years. Accordingly, the Centre has made a provision of Rs 48,000 crore for the next five years for the Smart Cities Mission.



Seppa Govt. College celebrates 6th Annual College Day

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: The 6th Annual College Day of Govt. College Seppa (Model Degree College) was celebrated from October 26 to 28.

Sport Authority of Arunachal Chairman Gora Makik, who inaugurated the Annual College Day, lauded the effort of the management and the staff of the college in encouraging the students to involve themselves in sports activities along with studies. He talked in length about the scopes of sports in the state and urged the students to make career out of sports.

While responding to the memorandum submitted by the students' union, he assured to sanction for college ground development at permanent campus for sports activities.

EKSWCO chairman Safar Pao, who attended the valedictory function, encouraged the students to be disciplined and focused in their studies and not to get themselves involved in petty politics.

Speaking on the occasion, Principal Robin Hissang highlighted about the hardships faced for opening of the college and also about growth of the institute. Highlighting the achievements of the college, the principal urged the students to study hard to make the college really a model one.

He also disclosed that the college authority is trying its best to shift it to its permanent campus at Wessang, some 7 km away from Seppa.

Various literary, cultural and sports activities were conducted during the three-day programme.

The students were divided into three houses, namely Nyari Welly, Nicham Sonam and Dera Natung. Nyari Welly house was adjudged as 'Champion House' and Dera Natung House was awarded the best disciplined house.

Kingkong Dari and Devi Singhi were adjudged as the best athletes in boys and girls category respectively.



M&SE urged to give priority to the customers’ satisfaction

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: The Director of Industries, Taru Talo advised the state's Micro & Small Entrepreneurs to give priority to the customers' satisfaction while marketing their products. He said this after inaugurating a Branch MSME development Institute under  the Ministry of MSME, GoI, Itanagar organized day-long State Level Vendor Development Programme (SLVDP) at the Conference Hall of the Directorate of Industries here today.

The programme was held with an objective to provide a common platform to MSMEs to know about the vendor's participation in procurement of goods/services by the central PSUs /Central Government Departments/ Ministry.

Talo further said that the SMEs should develop themselves in the customer driven market with new and quality products and become more competitive. He also lauded the efforts of MSME  in the state to create awareness amongst entrepreneurs regarding the Public Procurement Policy, 2012 which has become mandatory from April this year.

While explaining about the objective of the programme, Br MSME-DI, Itanagar, Assistant Director in-charge GS Khandelwal also highlighted the importance of public procurement policy, 2012 to the prospective entrepreneurs attending the programme.

Among those who attended the programme were Executive Director, NHPC, Itanagar, Ronel Kumar, DGM BSNL, Itanagar, AM Bhalerao, JDI, Department of Industry, SK Dutta and APEDA President, Nabam Regum.



Over 100 VKV students attend

specially designed camp

ITANAGAR, Oct 29:  In all, 159 students from 19 VKVs from various districts of the state are participating in a specially designed three-day camp for the meritorious students of the state VKVs which was inaugurated by Itanagar Capital complex DC, Mige Kamki at Eknathji Centenary Bhavan at VKV here today.

Addressing the students on the inaugural day, Kamki said that Arunachal Pradesh is a unique state where literacy rate is higher than the national average. While appreciating the efforts of Vivekananda Kendra in modernizing the educational scenario of the state, he further advised the students to be sincere and hardworking.

Space Scientist and former Deputy Director of Security, Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi, Dr. TP Sasikumar is the resource person for the three-day camp being conducted by the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust.

Joint Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas Arunachal Pradesh Trust Radha Devi and Education Officer Unnikrishnan also spoke on the occasion.



Food Safety Officers team conducts

surprise raid, seizes adulterant

ITANAGAR, Oct 29: A team of Food Safety Officers led by Assistant Food Controller-cum-designated officer, Lokam Mangha caught one fruit retailer red handed who was using non permitted Calcium Carbide/Acetylene gas for artificial ripening of bananas during a surprise inspection of wholesalers/retailers of fruits in various market of the Capital Complex here today.

The team has seized the adulterant and sent it for analysis. It will also initiate punitive action against the said vendor in due course.

Random legal samples of apples and other fruits were also dispatched to the notified laboratory for monitoring quality standards.

Meanwhile, the department has also directed all fruit wholesaler/retailers of the state not to use Calcium Carbide for artificial ripening of fruits as it is prohibited under Section 2.3.5 of the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on sale) Regulation 2011-being injurious to health.

Consumers were also advised to wash the fruits thoroughly with water before consuming and report any problem related to safety of food to the district Medical Officer-cum-Designated Officer of the district, informed an official release.

---- Editorial ----


Summit of immense importance

The India Africa summit 2015 which begun on Monday has paved the way for improving the relation between India and African countries. Majority of African countries along with their head of state participated in the event.  Addressing the third edition of summit today in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said global institutions couldn’t represent the world if they do not give representation to India and Africa. Modi also took opportunity of summit and meet many prominent African leaders.

 The two previous India-Africa summits were held in 2008 and 2011, in New Delhi and Addis Ababa. Even though the two summits set the pace for cementing the relationship, it was not really considered to be success. Hopefully this time things will not remain same. Modi government seems serious about taking India-Africa relation to next level and they took an important step in this direction by announcing concessional credit of $10 billion to Africa. Also the expert believes that Indian companies stands to gain by investing in Africa, which has huge business potential. Besides earning profit they will earn goodwill for India. In recent years China has invested heavily in Africa and is expanding their influence in the continent. India will have to walk extra mile to match China in this regard. They have made a beginning with India Africa summit 2015 and hopefully things will improve from here on.




---- Readers Forum ----



Impending water crisis in  NE

Dear Editor,

NE India is moving towards serious drinking water crisis due to poor management of available water resources due to over exploitation, non-judicious use and indiscriminate wastage and lack of conservation priorities. The aggressive use of ground water by the construction industry across NE without proper monitoring and surveillance and due to lack of comprehensive legal framework in restricting indiscriminate and non-judicious water use is further jeopardizing the future water crisis; accelerating the process of erosion of the water table. Over applying chemical fertilizers and pesticides washed by rain and irrigation water accumulates in local water bodies and are damaging vulnerable and highly fragile local ecosystems by promoting pest resistance, eradicating agriculture friendly predatory insects and non-target species, introducing detrimental mutations in different aquatic species, causing eutrophication, algal blooms in available, local surface water resources like ponds, pools, rivers, streams, rivulets, lakes, ditches and swamps. Some of the toxic agricultural chemicals even percolate downwards and contaminate ground water. No one is paying attention to the impending dangers of severe water crisis in the entire NE in the future. Several counties across the globe have been shifting to organic agriculture that avoids use of synthetic agro-chemicals; NE states could follow that path. Such organic products have huge demands in western markets and are often sold at much higher process. This could help both the environment and strengthen the foreign currency reserve of the nation. Strong judicial and legislature reforms regarding water use and applications need to be implemented along with strict monitoring and surveillance across the nation. Lack of education and awareness in the rural areas has been causing severe depletion and contamination of water resources and this should be sincerely addressed by implementation of mass campaign and public education in the NE on water use and conservation. Storing and using rain water and roof top gardening and farming should be encouraged where applicable. Every available water body should be utilized for pisciculture and must be protected by local communities from pollution and non-judicious water use. If we all come forward and do our part; the impending water crisis of the NE could be avoided, if we work where there is till time.


Saikat Kumar Basu

Lethbridge, Canada



Let us work together and stop blame game  

Dear Editor,

The media houses in Itanagar should take up the task of creating a website for the people of the state. The website may contain all the information regarding the refugee issue.

Yesterday's "Face To Face" Symposium conducted by Arunachal Press CLIB, Itanagar has at least given us a lesson on where we fall low in compare to so called foreigners. The symposium has started a momentum on right track. But follow up is required though. Hope the proceedings have been thoroughly documented.

First and foremost our job would be to start documenting our past, present and future activities related to the refugee issue. So, that we are no more paralysed while fighting the legal war. I am worried whether the review and curative petitions filed earlier by AAPSU and the state government have sufficient justified grounds in contesting our contentions.

The state govt need to gear up to initiate more concrete steps in dealing with the issue in terms of immediate constitution of high powered committee consisting of politician, academician, social worker, researcher, media personnel, student body and from among the people working for the cause.

We also have to hire the best possible lawyers in the country. We have to thoroughly understand that the crux of the problem lies in the fact that the rights claimed by the refugees come into conflict with the absolute rights of the indigenous tribes with a ‘distinct way of life’. It is only apparent and natural that further steps in this regard has to consider wider social acceptance so that it is viewed as acceptable by the contending parties. It is also essential that as per my understanding, one has to accept and realize that right-based provisions may not necessarily be acceptable solutions. The question here is how does one set the ball rolling? One possible step in this regard is to organize a series of dialogues as we started with our version yesterday in the form of “FACE TO FACE” symposium.

Let’s not blame anyone now. It’s time to work and document whatever we do. If AAPSU supposedly have worked for the Refugee issue since late 1970's, do they have documents to support it?  Actually we have seen that AAPSU has been used as platform to step into the ladder of politics and business.

We have to understand what actually happened in the past. As per my knowhow the Chakmas, who is Buddhist believers and Hajongs the Hindu believers were driven out of the then East Pakistan (present Bangladesh) a Muslim majority nation during 1960's. At that point of time no international community questioned the act of violation of Human Rights. Later when they entered India they were placed in various NE states including in Arunachal Pradesh.

Today the SC of India, as I believe in my little legal knowledge has in consonance with the UDHR, ICPCR and also on the basis of available solid documents in possession with the Chakmas and Hajongs have facilitated them in so to be called as the "Fair Way" in allowing them the Indian citizenship in Arunachal, to which the AAPSU and many of the participants of the programme accepted to. But again here the question is and I am afraid that if any of the state or union territories in India would agree to take the burden of allowing these foreign turned Indian citizens into their land. It is for sure Bangladesh would never accept them to be deported as we have seen in the case of Bangladeshis supposed to be deported after series of discussions with Assam government.

It is laudable that present executive members of AAPSU especially the General Secretary and the Spokesperson as I know them personally are putting efforts in the form of organizing rally to wake up state government from deep slumber and file the review petition in Supreme court.


Bikash Bage

Asst. Professor

Dept. of Sociology

Rajiv Gandhi University



Upper Subansiri deserves better banking service

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed column I would like to appeal to the State Bank Of India (SBI) authority to establish sufficient SBI branches in Upper Subansiri district. The lone SBI branch operating in the district headquarter Daporijo is not sufficient to cater to the needs of the people. The present SBI is devoid of modern amenities required for customer satisfaction. The office building is quite old and is often crowded. Further the ATM booths hardly functions.

The denizens especially from far of places like Taliha, Nacho, Limeking, Maro, Baririjo etc. always find themselves in torturous situation. They cover long distance to reach Daporijo just for bank work. Therefore when bank does not function properly they face lot of trauma. SBI authority needs to understand it. I would like to request SBI to establish at least one branch each along with ATM booth at Dumporijo and Taliha to facilitate overcrowding problems of the lone SBI bank of our district headquarter.


Gomi Maro





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