October 13


News Impact



Byaling writes to Telangana CM over mysterious death of teenager

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Oct 12:  Home Minister Tanga Byaling has written letter to Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chrandrasekhara Rao seeking his intervention for a proper investigation by the Telangana police into the mysterious death of teenager Raju Kino on September 25.

Raju was reportedly found hanging in the bathroom of ALR Complex North-East Hostel under Chevalla Police Station of Ranga Reddy district of Hyderabad.

He was among the students who were supposed to take admission in Dr. YSR Education and Welfare Group Foundation Group of Institution, Chevalla Hyderabad.  

The Home Minister had written the letter to Rao after aggrieved Balong Kino, father of the deceased sought his intervention for speedy investigation into the case and forensic report to unearth the cause of the unnatural death of his son.  

Byaling requested the Telangana government to pass on necessary direction to its police department for carrying out a proper and speedy investigation. Byaling also sought a copy of the forensic report.

The aggrieved father expressed his resentment at agents who were coordinating with the institution for admission for lack of cooperation.

“Agents who were supposed to coordinate and keep updating about our wards were not cooperative,” alleged father of late Raju.

Meanwhile, when contacted, Investigating Officer of Chevalla Police Station Mohammad Khalid informed that the case is under investigation and post mortem and forensic reports are yet to come. He further disclosed that forensic reports would take 60 days come.

“We have not recovered any suicide note from the deceased; however we are cross-examining every possible angle to unearth the cause of the death,” Khalid said.

 Police official said late Raju was alone at his room as his eight friends went to watch Champions League Cricket match at Hyderabad, 50 kilometers off Chevalla. When the friends came back, they found Raju hanging in the bathroom, police added.  The police have seized the cricket match tickets from other boys for examination.

Earlier, doctors, after preliminary examination had suggested the cause of death as suicide.  However, till the forensic and post mortem reports come, the death would remain shrouded in mystery.



ABK WW seizes 50 cartoons of beer

PASIGHAT, Oct 12: The Women Wing of Adi Bane Kebang, East Siang Unit seized around 50 cartoons of beers from various hotels and shops at Rottung, Kebang, Babuk and Yembung villages on October 10. The consignments were seized during the team’s tour to Babuk village under Pangn circle where the ABK (WW) organised an awareness programme against drug and substance abuse and alcoholism.

These items were found selling even in small paan gumtis and hotels illegally, ABK WW team sources said.

The ABK team appreciated the administration’s co-operation, especially EAC Pangin circle Tajing Jonnom, who arranged one PI and police team to carry out the drive.



BJP happy with poll preparedness

Apang hopeful of BJP victory

ITANAGAR, Oct 12: Veteran BJP leader and former Chief Minister Gegong Apang today held last minute election management meeting with the party workers at Kanubari in Longding district which was also attended by party candidate Rongnai Maham.

Apang expressed satisfaction over the poll preparedness of the local election management committee and exuded the confidence that the party will emerge victorious in the bye-election.

Earlier, Apang visited the family members of former minister late Newlai Tingkhatra and expressed his solidarity with the family.

Apang said that this is the first time the Congress has broken the tradition by not providing ticket to the member of a departed veteran Congress leader in the state.

The former Chief Minister also dismissed the alleged allegation leveled against the BJP leadership by Congress that it was trying to mislead the people of Longding and 58-Kanubari in particular. Apang said that the people of Longding will give a befitting reply to Congress through the ballot.



Governor calls on Centre for promotion of rich cultural heritage

Tap tourism potential of the state: BJP

ITANAGAR, Oct 12: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism, Shripad Yasso Naik called on Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj Bhawan here today and discussed on the promotion of rich cultural assets of indigenous people of the State and harnessing the tourism potential.

The Governor emphasized on the need for more focused and concerted effort in the promotion and preservation of the rich cultural heritage of the state. He said that Arunachal Pradesh is not only rich in biodiversity but also rich in ethnic and cultural diversity.

Each tribe has distinct cultural traditions and practices, the Governor said and stressed on setting up of a Regional Cultural Centre at Itanagar for which detailed project report has been submitted by the State Government.

The Governor further said that along with the cultural richness, the State is blessed with huge tourism potential, including adventure sports, religious and cultural etc. It is a dream destination for art and culture lovers, he said, and suggested for inclusion of atleast two pilgrimage circuits of the State in the Ministry of Tourism list including Bhalukpong-Tawang circuit, Aalo Menchuka circuit and Tezu- Parasuram Kund circuit, which are important Buddhist Cultural Centres and pilgrimage places in the State.

Stating that Arunachal Pradesh is truly a mystical land to be explored, admired and enjoyed, the Governor suggested for more cultural and tourism related infrastructure to be developed, reports PRO to Governor.

Meanwhile, a delegation of state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by president Tai Tagak met the Union Minister at Raj Bhawan and submitted a representation to the Union Minister.

While apprising the visiting minister of huge tourism potentials of the state, Tagak hoped the Union Minister’s visit will pave the way for tapping the abundant potential of tourism industry in the state to a newer height. The BJP team sought the Minister’s intervention to tap the huge tourism potential of the state.



Hemanto Bengia shares his voice with ‘Voice of West Siang’

AALO, Oct 12: Renowned singer of the state Hemanto Bengia attended the semi-final round of “Voice of West Siang” upon invitation from the West Siang District Socio-Culture and Economic Development Society here yesterday.

On the occasion, Hemanto presented songs of the NEFA days along with noted singer Bengia Tabb, who is also Chairman Nyishi Art and Culture Society.

He sung “Suraj ka Kiran Sirij Ka Bhusan Hamara Arunachal” in chorus, Alo Nyijir Dayato and Buku Hoom Hoom Kare” to the thunderous applause from all genres of music lovers.

“Like my mentor late Bhupen Daa, I never compose any song without any meaning and most of my songs are based on patriotism and social significance”, he said.

He said there is no dearth of singing talents in the state and it is important to groom and give them the platform to perform. He laments that frequent changes of authority in the State Directorate of Art and Culture has come as a stumbling block in formulating a long-term policy and programme.

Our traditional folk songs and dances cannot take the back seat and it needs to be linked with national music and music course should be introduced in school to engage underused music teachers, he opined.

Tabb also stressed on cultural exchanges among various communities for systematic promotion and preservation of age-old culture thereby generating feeling of oneness.

“Our people should speak our own dialect and give importance to girl education, he said adding that educating a boy educates an individual and educating a girl educates a family.

He congratulated the nine singers, who turned up for the semifinal round vying with each other for a place in the grand finale.

In the singing competition of Galo Round, ‘Moge Melodies’ were presented and dedicated to ailing legendary singer Moge Doji, who turned up for the show and presented a Galo audio album “Ane Abo Aya” sung by singing prodigy, 13 years old Jumken Lollen who wrested the top slot in the Little Champ Voice of West Siang conducted earlier. DIPRO



Dera Natung  Memorial Football

East Kameng retain title


PASIGHAT, Oct 12: East Kameng Football Association (EKFA) retained the 2nd Dera Natung U-16 Memorial State Level Football title defeating arch rivals Kurung Kumey 4-0 in the final at Nari, East Siang district today.  Riku Pordung put East Kameng ahead in the 27 minute. The team was leading 1-0 at the end of the first half.

EKFA doubled the lead in 47th minute of the second half with goal from Talem Tali before Riku Pordung scored the third goal for his team in the 58th minute through a free kick. Feto Pordung scored the fourth goal to complete the drubbing of the team.

EKFA also won the first edition of the tournament held at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun in 2009 organised by Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA), informed EKFA coach Judi Bagang.

Sonam Doka of EKFA was adjudged as the “Best Player” of the tournament while Riku Pordung of the same team became the highest scorer with seven goals in his kitty. Dado Syam of Kurung Kumey won the award for the best goal keeper.

Member of Parliament Ninong Ering attended the final match and distributed trophies and prizes to the winners and runners teams.



ASBA to team with Padukone Badminton Academy

Tago with Padukon

ITANAGAR, Oct 12: Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) Secretary Bamang Tago today called on Chairman of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA), Prakash Padukone, his director and team of coaches at Bangalore.

During an hour-long meeting, Tago briefed the former world champion the potential of the state in badminton. Tago explained that the purpose of his visit was to get first hand information about the academy, considered the best in the country, and to work out modalities on possibilities of collaborating with Arunachal Pradesh to train and groom prospective badminton prodigies.

Responding positively to the approach, Padukone and his team extended their willingness to extend all expert support to conduct part time intensive coaching and training for budding players of the state. They suggested Tago to work out an agreeable modality and get back to them for consideration of the same.

Tago observed that the state has several promising and talented badminton players who can bring laurels to the state and the country if proper coaching and training is given to them, any kind of collaboration with the prestigious academy will definitely inspire youngsters besides easing the financial burden on parents who cannot send their children for training outside the state.

In a statement this evening, Tago informed that ASBA will apprise the Chief Minister and the Parliamentary Secretary for Sports & Youth Affairs of the development for necessary support from the state government.

Padukone is one of the best known badminton faces in the country. He is the 1981 World Badminton champion and an Arjuna awardee. He also has several coveted titles and medals in various championships across the world.

Meanwhile, Tago also witnessed the 13th Junior National Ranking Tournament for Under-17 &19 category held at PPBA, Bangalore, from October 6 to 11 on invitation of the Academy.

CM holds public durbar

ITANAGAR, Oct 12: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki spent Sunday by meeting people of all walks.  As the news of the “Public Darbar” went viral, thousands of visitors, including students and youth organizations, Panchayat leaders, patients and individuals queued in front of the Chief Ministers Bungalow, Niti Vihar within no time.  

The much awaited ‘Darbar’ started at 10.30 am and lasted for six hours.

More than 1500 people, called on the CM with their grievances and problem. On the spot, decisions were taken for issues that needed urgent attention or were officially possible. Others were noted down by the CM with the assurance that these would be looked into and sorted out soon.

It is worth mentioning that Friday, officially, has been fixed as the day for public meeting on prior appointment but due to CM’s hectic schedule in form of meetings and other official engagements, the public darbars were deferred. Sensing the pressing wishes of the general masses, Tuki took out his time on Sunday to pay audience to the public and address their genuine issues.


Kristi Kendra celebrate Sankardeva’s birth anniversary

ITANAGAR, Oct 12: Kristi Kendra (KK) Naharlagun celebrated the 566th birth anniversary of Shrimanta Sankardeva with a three days programme with various programmes highlighting Sankardeva’s socio-religious and literary contribution towards Assamese community in particular.

The celebration began on October 3 with cultural procession and ‘Naam Prasang’ followed by literary activity on October 5.

The main function was organized yesterday with various programmes.

Toko Jyoti, Chief Engineer, PHE & WS, and Bengia Tollum, President, Nyishi Elite Society, attended the programme in the open session and opened the wall magazine ‘Puberun 2014’.

In his speech, Toko Jyoti emphasised on maintaining unity and good relationship among Assamese and Arunachalee people’ while Tollum spoke on Assamese culture and Sankardeva.

Dr. Debajit Saikia, Associate Prof. Dept. of Economics, Majuli College and Jadhab Bora, expert in Sankardeva cultural studies, Majuli who were the appointed speakers delivered lecture of “Srimanta Sankardeva and creation of Assamese culture”.


PS calls for amendment of PMEGP

ITANAGAR, Oct 12: Taking part at a review meeting with officers of District Industries Centre (DIC) at the conference hall of Udyog Sadan here today, Parliamentary Secretary (Industry) Tatung Jamoh advocated for amendment in the PMEGP guidelines and framing state specific guidelines. He said that the guidelines which are not suitable for the state may be placed before the cabinet for amendment so that it can suit the state.

He further advised the participating officers to implement the schemes effectively by selecting the prospective beneficiary properly and effectively monitor the activities along with the district administration and bank officials.

Secretary Industry Dr S Ghonkrokta suggested the participating officials to form farmer’s consortium at district level to encourage agri-horti productions.


NES discourage donations for ANYA election

ITANAGAR, Oct 12: Nyishi Elite Society (NES) has appealed all concerned including ministers and officers, not to contribute any donation, cash or kind, in the name of ANYA election or conference. It suggested that NES should be contacted if such situation arises.

Stating that NES stands for the positive reformation of Nyishi community, President Bengia Tolum said that it wants to reform ANYA as it is an important platform to take up mature role in the development of Nyishi community.  

Tolum in a press conference held here at Arunachal Press Club said that NES will uphold the legacy of ANYA which was established in September 1976 at Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat.


Mandal BJP condemns murder of ASM

ITANAGAR, Oct 12: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Vth Lower Mandal Branch Balijan has condemned the incident wherein Diganta Teron, ASM of Kokila Panchayat, was murdered on October 8 last.

It urged the concern authority to award exemplary punishment to the accused.


ZPM calls for action

ITANAGAR, Oct 12: Doimukh-II Zilla Parishad Member Tana Yayo (Nabam) accompanied by Chukhu Tanya, Range Forest Officer visited the Gumto Forest Office and sensitive inter-state Boglo Gumto Forest boundary area where she said that forest quarters, trees and plantation were totally destroyed.

She also informed that forest patrolling road from Bogoli village to Gumto Forest Office has remained incomplete.

The ZPM urged the concern department to deploy the staff and renovate the damaged quarters immediately and complete the forest patrolling road as soon as possible for the betterment of the villagers of Gumto and Bogoli Panchayat.


Awareness on Labour Rights

PASIGHAT, Oct 12: More than 400 workers from various departments thronged to the DC’s office to take part in the awareness campaign on labour rights, organized by Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APBOCWWB).

Among others, President Tani Jamoh, Zonal Chairman Tabiram Moyong, General Secretaries Pritam Chetry and Jamuna Dakpe (WW) of All Arunachal Pradesh Labor Union (AAPLU) and Registering Officer Nung Taggu spoke on various welfare schemes like housing loan, medical, marriage, maternity, educational assistances and insurance benefits.

The speakers stressed on the need for creating wider awareness on Occupational Safety and Health, ensuring better working conditions to reduce health risk of the workers. They cleared all doubts raised by participants and distributed solar lamps, umbrellas, school bags and helmets etc to selected labourers at the end. DIPRO.


Social service

ITANAGAR, Oct 12: Rakap and Industry Area Youth Association organized social service for the second time on Saturday to clean the area from NH52 A to Lower Rakap and Industrial Estate.

The volunteers filled the potholes, cleaned the choked drains to improve communication as part of Swach Bharat Abhiyan.

The association meanwhile urged the authority   concerned to improve the road and drainage system and the street lights for the benefit of the traders, and residents, particularly students.

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Mass transfer of teachers runs into controversy

The mass transfer of teacher initiated by education minister Tapang Taloh has run into major controversy with many alleging him of indulging in political vendetta. Taloh justified his move by stating that it has been done to ensure posting of adequate teacher in all the government schools. Further he claimed that most of the teachers who have been transferred have already finished their normal tenure. However his detractors allege that he has only targeted his political opponent of Pangin-Boleng constituency from where he won the last assembly election defeating BJP candidate.

Yesterday a massive rally was organized by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers led by the party’s Boleng Mandal demanding ouster of Education Minister from the state cabinet for allegedly engineering mass transfer of government employees from Pangin-Boleng constituency. Similarly few days ago students of the government higher secondary school Kharsang staged a dharna demanding immediate posting of subject teachers. Both the sides should avoid ugly fight over the issue. Student communities should not become victim in their fight. Genuine transfer and posting should be accepted without creating mess. However, it is the duty of education minister to ensure that no one is transferred on political ground.

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Cleanliness and Daporijo

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to write regarding Daporijo. In Daporijo many people have constructed their toilets and bathrooms near rivers, which goes directly to the river, which in turn makes the water dirty.

That apart, many citizens throw garbage, plastics, dead bodies of animals into the rivers which spoils the river. The smell that emanates from such waste products is harmful to children and adult alike.

At last, I would like to request all my brothers and sisters of Daporijo town to maintain the cleanliness of the town. I would also like to request the D.C of Upper Subansiri to look after the issue of cleanliness of the township.


Takar Kamlo, Daporijo




Non-Posting of staff

Dear Editor,

Of late, it is understood through the column of your paper dated 27th August 2014, under the caption, “Education Department breaks it’s on Rule” that there are more than 140 BEOs in Arunachal Pradesh. But here I would like to know whether any one of these BEOs is meant for Wakka Educational Block? The BEO who has been posted at Wakka was withdrawn sometimes in the first part of 2014. Since then no reliever has been posted at Wakka. This is the reason that teachers do not stay in their posting place because there is no body to monitor and supervise the functioning of Schools in the area.

Non-posting of such supervisor and sufficient teachers in the international border circle headquarters implies apathetic attitude of the department and the head of the department concerned. Hence it is to appeal to the DSE/DEE for posting of BEO at Wakka and sufficient numbers of teachers so that our children are also enable to acquire quality education and come up at par with the children of other parts of Arunachal Pradesh.


Phochai Pansa,

Ex-ZPM, Wakka




Bad roads and lights

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of concern authorities that due to the lack of street light in Div-IV, Itanagar, many mischievous incidents are occurring during night time.

Lack of street light and the bad condition of roads are the main problems for the general public. Many times, taking advantage of dark, the criminals have stolen valuables from people.

The main victims are the ladies who are unable to travel at night as they are harassed. Many cases have come to light where girls have been in trouble. The youths have given a written complain to the police for necessary action, hoping for positive response.


Tam Takam


Ward No. 7 Youth Association




An open letter to Nobel Peace Prize awardees

Dear Editor

I am not sure in what words I should congratulate you both. Should I congratulate you for bringing laurel to your respective countries or should I sing praises for the commendable job you two have contributed to the cause of “Child Rights and education”.

To be honest I was disturbed, scared to be portrayed as a ‘Hypocrite’. After this news, a feeling of uneasiness confined me when I was served a cup of tea by a girl, probably of your age Malala or even lesser who I suppose have not visited her home or even talked with her family for months or years. Living in a society where the care taker of a kid is a kid has left me spellbound. The logic that a 8-9 years old kid can take care of our child of 4-5 is still unclear to me. The richer the person, the more care taker or friends he can buy for his kids. But yes, though the kid and the caretaker doesn’t have much age difference between them, they don’t enjoy similar rights. Malala, you are passionately fighting for child education and we while congratulating you are thrashing a kid (the care taker) for asking an extra piece of meat in dinner.

We congratulate Kailash ji for fighting against child labor, while we order kids to do several works which we feel lazy to do and which in fact hard to do. We never thought of education for them because we have not yet thought of their basic rights yet! I feel burdened to tell you that many of the people showering blessings and wishes to you two are those who do not support your cause or atleast indifferent about it and I couldn’t help but include myself in the list as I avail services from these kids wherever I go.

There are several reasons which people come up with, ‘Their parents themselves gave them to us.’ ‘They are living a far better life here with us than their own home’ ‘ it’s impossible to survive without a help in a city’. But are these reasons strong enough to take a bullet in our head and to give up a decent job and dedicate our whole life towards it? This thought has intrigued me now.

So, with a burden in my heart I extend my congratulations to you both.


C Norbu

Niti Vihar




Release salary

Dear editor

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to ask  the state government and concerned department regarding non release of salaries for employees working under centrally sponsored schemes such as Sarbha Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA)  Agriculture Technology Management Agency(ATMA) and National Rural Health Mission(NRHM). The funds have already been released from the centre so why are the salaries not being released?  

The fund is released from central only after the state government submit utilisation certificate and all required report including monitoring evaluation. We are doing our job sincerely. If you can delay our salaries, why don’t you delay the salary and expenses of those who are living insde AC rooms and driving around in the foreign made vehicle? Why is the pain being given to the field workers?


Komli sim 






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