January 09


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Jan 08: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006


Dharna, rally at sensitive locations banned

Naharlagun, Jan 08: The District Magistrate, Itanagar Capital Complex (ICC) in an order under section 144 Cr.P.C. has banned all kind of dharnas, rallies and processions by NGOs, Political Parties etc in sensitive and VIP locations, including CM’s office, Raj Bhawan, Civil Secretariat, Legislative Assembly, DC and SP’s office premises with immediate effect.

“Holding of such dharnas, rallies, etc., at such sensitive locations results in security hazards and leads to public inconvenience as all these places are frequently visited by public and VIPs for various works. To ensure proper security of these establishments and also to reduce public in-convenience, it is felt mandatory not to allow any kind of processions, dharnas, rallies, etc. in and around these establishments,” the DM justified.

All associations, organizations, NGOs and political party, individuals have been asked not to seek any permission from the District Magistrate for holding dharna, rallyetc at these locations. DIPR


Preparations afoot to receive CM at Pasighat


PASIGHAT, Jan 8: East Siang district administration has intensified security measures in and around Pasighat Township in view of the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s proposed visit.

The district administration has made requisition for additional security forces for ensuring full-proof security and peaceful conduct of the scheduled programmes.

According to sources, the chief minister is arriving at Pasighat on January 10 and he will attend a cultural programme at Pasighat bazaar in the evening and hold at Pasighat for the night. His second day itinerary includes opening of the Circle Office and Govt Secondary School at Yagrung, foundation laying of State University at JNC hilltop and inauguration of Amusement park (Chat Puja) cum recreational park at Pane Korong.

On the other hand, East Siang District Congress Committee (DCC) publicity secretary Alleng Perme informed that the CM would address a public rally at Pasighat bazaar  on January 10.

Preparations such as food and lodging arrangements, repairing of urban roads, road to State University site and construction of pandals etc are going on in full swing.

The heads of officials are assigned their respective responsibilities to look after their activities for reception of the chief minister.


AAPANWA demands action, release of its president

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: All Arunachal Pradesh Abotani Nibu (Priest) Welfare Association (AAPANWA) in a ‘counter complaint’ lodged at Itanagar police station has demanded immediate arrest of the persons who had allegedly assaulted the  Association’s president and other members during the Lengri Niki-Sii Donyi Polo yullo (festival) at Nibu Nyijik Model village, Jaami Jate, Itanagar on Dec 25 last.

The association also appealed to the capital complex deputy commissioner and Superintendent of Police for proper verification of the case and to release the AAPANWA president  who was reportedly arrested earlier  on the basis of “false complaint.’


Re-tendering demanded

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: Alleging that local people of Deomali circle did not allow them to submit the ‘quotation’ under tender notice vide no NBF -102/2/2008 dated 05/12/2012,  the All Arunachal Scrap Contractor Association (AASCA) has appealed  to the Tirap Deputy Commissioner to look into the matter for re-tendering of the same.


12th Tang Memorial Football Tournament

10 teams confirm participation

ITANAGAR, Jan 08: Ten teams have confirmed their participation in the 12th edition of Tadar Tang Memorial State level football tournament beginning at General Ground, Pasighat on January 11.

Besides host East Siang, teams from East Kameng, Kurung Kumey, Papum Pare, Capital Complex, Lower Subansiri , Upper Subansiri, West Siang, Lower Dibang Valley and Lohit have confirmed their participation in the tournament, informed Arunachal Pradesh Football Association General Secretary G Doke.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki will inaugurate the championship on January 11. The final will be held on January 22.


IPPI prog re-fixed

CHANGLANG Jan 08: The first phase of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) program in three administrative circles of Jairampur, Nampong and Manmao has been fixed on January 17 instead of Janaury 20 due to ensuing Pangsau-Pass festival, reports DIPRO.

The District Task Force (DTF) Committee on IPPI held a meeting at the Conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner to chalk out detailed program to carry out the pulse polio immunization program in Changlang successfully.

In keeping with the paramount importance of the IPPI programme, the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Changlang, MC Roy appealed to the HoDs to fully cooperate and extend all help to the medical department by providing their materials and machineries.

Dr. Parthasarathy Dutta, DMO Changlang informed that this may be the last IPPI program as India is going for the certification from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the country is Polio free nation. He asked each and everyone to extend all possible help to the department to carry out the program successfully.

Dr. Tope Yomcha, DRCHO, Changlang, informed that India is polio free since 2011 and no new polio case has been detected so far. The IPPI program targets to cover 23,355 children this year in the two phases the second being fixed on February 24. He requested to the DD (ICDS) Changlang to direct all the Anganwadi workers to assist the health workers on IPPI programme and the DDSE to pass on information to all the principals, headmasters to allow and help to open IPPI vaccination booths in school compound.

Dr. M. Khimhun, DPO (RNTCP) Changlang, appreciated the role of Anganwadi workers in successful implementation of IPPI program in the district, especially in rural areas. DIPRO





177 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.

Strive hard to achieve employment generation target of 1 lakh: CM

ITANAGAR, Jan 08: Advocating convergence of all employable schemes in government and private sectors under State Skill Development Mission (SSDM), Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today exhorted the top echelons of state administration to achieve the target of generating 1,00000 by the end of ongoing five year plan (2012-17) with at least one employment in each family of the sparsely populated state.

The policy formation of State Skill Development Council (SSDC) to make people skilled and State Employment Generation Council (SEGC) to employ them conceived by him have been well received by the masses who are confident of a change towards the better, the Chief Minister told the joint meeting of both the councils, which was addressed by J P Roy, Executive Director, National Council on Skill Development (NCSD) office in the PMO.

“It is a gigantic task but with policy in place concerted efforts are needed to translate the vision into a reality,” the CM said and sought the wholehearted support of the central government in facilitating required funds. He expressed his confidence that Arunachal Pradesh would be one of the greatest contributors of employment generation as conceived by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh through the NCSD to generate 8,0000000 employments during the corresponding period.

Appreciating Roy and consultant Kumar Vivek for their enlightening presentation on the employment potential, fund flow from various heads including ministries and the success stories of various states, the CM gave an overall picture of the state while suggesting overcoming the lapses and avoiding repetition.

He urged Roy to provide constant guidance and advise to equip the state officers with the desired skills in charting out the route for success.

While state’s projected unemployed figure of 2.9 lakh should be identified (graduates, under graduates, school drop outs and uneducated),  a data bank be developed for the employment generated sector-wise – government, corporate, public, private and self-employed for constant monitoring to ensure continued employment, the last category being the highest stakeholders, the Tuki suggested. The CM’s observation came after Roy through a PowerPoint presentation, punctuated with statistics on skill gap analysis conducted by Exhibition Knowledge Resource Analysis (EKRA), a management and consultancy service, highlighted the macro level aspects of sector-wise employment potentials to meet the ever growing skilled manpower requirements within and outside the state.

State’s target of 10,000 employment generation this year is pro rata to nation’s target of 8,0000000 employment generation in next five years, Roy said, adding the number has to go up every year to achieve the target through involvement of more private service providers, like JCB manufacturer to train mechanics and drivers, in a transparent and accountable manner.      

He suggested setting up of an iconic employment hub like Madhya Pradesh, dovetailing of various schemes to avoid duplication and wastage of money and energy and appointment of a district level officer by the DC to constantly liaison with both councils.

Underscoring the importance of skill development, Power, RD and Panchayat Minister Tanga Byaling termed the initiative including CM’s Livelihood Mission School (CMLMS) as path-breaking and suggested a concerted effort to achieve the goal.

Taking note of various suggestions, Chief Secretary H K Paliwal assured to ink a blue print and implement the plan with ‘Team Arunachal’ spirit.

While Industries Commissioner Makbul Pertin highlighted the objective of the meeting, joint director industries and Additional Mission Director Subu Tabin in his PowerPoint presentation spelt out the GoAP vision for the next five years.

He disclosed that most of the 100 youths trained at Nodia have been employed in private sectors, 22 Rottung-IIT trained employed by hydropower developer JP Group while 600 being trained in Punjab with funding from union ministry of tribal affairs would be employed soon.

The PMO has specifically directed in writing that all skill development programmes irrespective of departments both central and state should be implemented through the SSDM with industries department being the nodal department.

Labour and Employment Secretary Garima Gupta highlighted targets and scopes of her department.

Agriculture-Horticulture Commissioner Hage Kojeen informed that the pilot project under CMLMS would start soon at Nampong.

Terming unemployability not unemployment as the main problem in the state where land-owning are poor, RD secretary B R Babu suggested state-specific plan, while Capital DC Sanjoy Goel called for providing training and counseling to manpower available in the state to make them employable to check import of skilled and unskilled labour from outside.

Lohit DC RK Sharma and Anjaw DC Doly Kamduk spoke about scopes in their districts.

National Youth Project- Arunachal Pradesh vice president Pradeep Kumar suggested relaxation of bank norms for granting loans to trained personnel and a mechanism to monitor self-employed groups, which would form majority chunk of employment. He disclosed that the NYP has already trained 25,000 during the last three years and constantly keeping track of all self-employed persons, mostly youths including opium-addicts turned farmers in Anjaw district.    

Senior officer including Development Commissioner Ramesh Negi and Principal Secretary to CM Yeshi Tsering also attended the meeting besides a host of secretaries.



96 persons  deported, 300 liquor bottles seized

ITANAGAR, Jan 8:  The  Capital Complex administrative today  conducted a massive  drive against  persons without ILP and illegal selling of plastic bags, liquour, gutka and tobacco products etc  in the state Capital despite ban order issued earlier.

 Four teams comprising 12 Executive Magistrates  conducted the drive along with police and para military personnel  at Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli & Banderdewa area and detected 96 persons without ILP. Later they were deported outside the state.  The teams also  seized more than 300 bottles of liquor sold illegally without license  and thousands of packets of Gutka/ Nicotine  and  plastic bags, etc. during their drives. Later the seized materials  were burnt  to ashes in front of the DC Office, Itanagar.

It is hoped that such drive would restrict the sale of such harmful & dangerous products in Capital Complex especially near schools & hospitals.

Informing that such drive would continue in coming days, the capital district administration appealed all concerned not to sell the banned products. The Administration also appeals to the residents not to employ any persons without valid ILP.



Society demands eviction of encroachers at M’pen, dossier on Chakma refugees

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: Expressing concern over the recent violent incident in Miao area and ‘manifold increase’ in Chakma refugee population, the Singpho Development Society, Bordumsa has urged the State Govt to immediately ‘evict illegal Chakma encroachers from entire M’Pen Singpho village.’

The  Society in a memorandum  addressed to the  Chief Minister  also urged him to provide  sufficient compensation  to the ‘riot victims’, who lost their dwelling houses in recent violent incidents.

In its seven-point memorandum, the Society further demanded creation of police outpost at M’pen Singpho village and deployment of additional  security forces in Maio and Diyum area.

Claiming that Chakmas have allegedly moved out of their assigned settlement blocks and encroached upon forest reserve and destroyed the forest cover of Manabhum hill, the Society said “sudden demographic invasion has challenged  the very crucial issues of our survival both economically  as well as socially.”  Claiming that Manabhum reserve forest has become an asylum for the illegal migrants as well as anti-social elements, the  Society   further said that the illegal migrants from Assam, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh have entered into the settlement area  and they are being permitted to settle in Arunachal Pradesh.  It urged the state Govt to  properly demarcate the settlement blocks of the Chakma so that they remain confined in the blocks. Expressing deep concern at the sudden influx of illegal Chakma migrants and subsequent increase in crime graph, the society observed  “immediate census of the Chakma refugees by the state Govt is indispensable”. The census of the Chakma refugees should entirely be based on the possession of refugee identity cards issued by the Govt, the Society said adding that “dossier   of the original Chakma refugee settlers be prepared and provided to the ministry of home, Govt of India”.

The Society further demanded immediate appointment of political officer for the Chakma refugee and    strict  advocated for vigil on the movement of Chakma refugees at Check gates. The society further said that enumeration process for Chakma refugees should be withheld until they withdraw themselves from reserved forests.  


M’pen violence: AAPSU demands compensation

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has appealed to the state Govt to provide adequate compensation to the victims of recent violence incident at M’pen in Changlang district.

Strongly condemning the violent activities, the AAPSU also urged the Changlang district administration to book all the Chakmas who were allegedly involved in it.

Urging the Govt to keep strict vigil on the movement of refugees, the Union said that the AAPSU  core committee will visit the violence affected places within few days and take stock of the situation.



State Govt. signs MoU with NSDL

ITANAGAR, Jan 08: Arunachal Pradesh Govt today entered into an agreement with National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL), appointing NSDL as a Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) for adoption of National Pension System (NPS) and the MoU was signed by Ramesh Negi, Development Commisssioner (Finance) on behalf of Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and Chandrashekhar Tilak, Executive Vice President NSDL on behalf of NSDL, in the presence of Swati Sharma, Secretary (Finance), Purvardh R. Pal, Asstt Manager NSDL, M Mongmaw, Director of Accounts and Treasuries, J.Tayeng, Jt. Director of Accounts and Treasuries, J.K Bhattacharjee, FAO and other officials from Finance department.

NPS is an initiative by Central Govt. of India and Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh happens to be the 26th state to adopt NPS. With this adoption, more than 6,160 employees, who have joined the services of the State Govt on or after 1st January 2008 will be able to avail the NPS benefits. As far as the IAS officials are concerned, the scheme would be effective from 1st January 2004. As on date Rs. 11,04,34,388 has been deposited in the state govt. exchequer. More than 44 lakhs subscribers across Central govt, State govt, Central and State Autonomous Bodies, few corporate and other citizens have been associated with NPS. This scheme which has been running successfully for last few years, have funds more than Rs. 22,000 crores.  Earlier the Vice President through a power point presentation explained that NPS is a system wherein the eligible govt. subscribers contribute the fixed portion of their salaries and an equivalent contribution is made by the respective state govt. every month. These amounts are transferred to empanelled Pension Fund managers (PFMs) for subsequent contribution in instruments like govt. securities, corporate and equities. Collection of funds from the eligible entities and further transfer thereof is co-ordinated by Trustee Bank, namely Bank of India. NSDL has been entrusted with the task of maintaining the subscriber-wise records of the investment made on their behalf. The entire NPS activity is regulated by Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority which has been created especially for this purpose by GOI.

Later, Negi asked the NSDL team to organize a workshop atleast once in a year to create awareness. Thanking the efforts of the department, Tilak said that the preparedness with which they worked as a team was appreciable. DIPR



PCCC seeks CM’s intervention on eviction drive

ITANAGAR, Jan 08: People’s Council of Capital Complex (PCCC) has sought the intervention of Chief Minister  for immediate halt on the eviction drive being undertaken by the capital administration for RoW of NH 52 A.

Pointing out the notice served by the CEO cum ADM, Itanagar Capital Complex for eviction drive  in twin capital along the RoW for NH 52-A on 7th November 2012, the Council said “if the eviction drive is continued further before adequately compensating the affected persons, there would be high public resentment and  outcry, which may not be in the interest of the people friendly government.”

Appreciating the Govt for realizing the necessity of a highway for the state capital, the  Council, however, expressed concern over the  negative impact of the  present highway proposal and its alignment.

The PCCC strongly feels that the highway as per the present proposal should not be taken up. It requested the Govt to re-consider the decision for the larger interest of people of the twin capital city of Itanagar/Naharlagun.

In its memorandum addressed to the  Chief Minister, the Council,  while pointing out the demerits of the proposed highway from Chimpu to Banderdewa, observed that “if the highway is built as per the present proposals than several walkover bridges have to be built for the commuters, which will require huge investment by the government. Moreover, huge damages will occur to the existing structures of both private and Govt owned properties and thereby will attract litigations and huge compensation claims.” This will retard the state economy and affect the growth of the state immensely, it said.

The Council suggested that the proposed highway from Chimpu to Banderdewa may be diverted to the Itanagar to Pappu Nallah road via Jully. Further from Pappu Nallah to Banderdewa via Yupia. “The existing road proposed for Highway from Chimpu to Bamderdewa may be developed as per the availability of the land without affecting the existing structures much,” it said.

It further suggested improvement of the eastern and western ring roads, the roads from Niti Vihar to Abotani colony, from Niti Vihar to Division-IV, from G-Extention Tin Ali Naharlagun to Police Station (Behind Naharlagun Hospital).The council also suggested  various locations in capital for development as parking  places.



Memoirs of a Boy- An 80 -Page Journey to Memory Lane

Gopal Rai

Apart from the novel, being from very remote place of Arunachal Pradesh and a published novel in his credit at such a tender age of 19 is really a matter of pride for every Arunachalee.

 ”Memoirs of a Boy” by Banta Natung is his debut novel.  The novel may not be as good as Chetan Bhagat’s popular novels but it has some freshness, its story or its treatment.

The novel may not leave lasting impression in the minds of the readers for long.  However, the readers will thoroughly be amused and entertained in an 80-page journey taking them back to the memory lane of their school days.  ”Memoirs of a Boy” is sincerely an interesting reading. Natung’s language is simple and lucid. The story and theme of the novel also are very simple without having any layered meanings.

 ”Memoirs of a Boy” is a love story of student, a village boy Tamo, who revisits his past memory lane while studying in  city who  had come to Capital Complex for his higher studies hoping that he would be getting an opportunity  to meet his  girlfriend who had left him.

“Memoirs of a Boy” will be popular among the teenagers and schools going students. Along with the story, every reader will be transported into their respective school and hostel days.

Many activities teenagers do during their school days are described in a pleasant and sometime in hilarious way in “Memoirs of a Boy”. Chapter ‘The war’ will surely make readers laugh and recall mischievous activities of their school days.

Chapter ‘The Last Letter’ accurately depicts the present day situation of the students. Here is an example, “We were   gang of science psychics who would take money from our parents for tuitions and coaching, but spent the money enjoying ourselves. We were a gang who spent our night out and bet in giving shots. I started drinking.”

The last class mentioned in the chapter ‘The Downfall of the School’   seems to be purely influenced by a short story called ‘The Last Lesson’ by Alphonse Daudet prescribed for class XII CBSE board. “Children today is my last class for and the in this state of Arunachal Pradesh, what do you want me do, teach you or leave you.”

Atypical ending of the story is the plus point of the novel. The   story ends but readers can expect its sequel as the writer has left it there where a new story can be knitted.  A new beginning can be started from the ending of the story.

Few grammatical mistakes are only an error the novel has that can be easily overlooked.  Published in 2012 by Leadstart a Mumbai based publication house, the book costs 95 rupees in India and one can get it at the cost of four dollars elsewhere.  Finally, if readers buy and read the novel, at the end of the novel they will have the feeling of a complete paisa vasool. (Gopal Rai is a former journalist and currently working as transmission executive in AIR Itanagar)



VKV Oyan conducts ‘13th Utsarg Samaroh’

Be creator of your own destiny: Siram

PASIGHAT, Jan 8: Aiming at refining and giving final touch for academic enhancement and as confidence building to the class X standard students at the last part of their academic session, ‘13th Utsarga Samaroh’ was conducted today by Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV) Oyan in the school campus.

Education, Science and Technology Minister Bosiram Siram inaugurated the Samaroh by lighting the lamp amidst faculties and students in the school auditorium-cum-prayer hall.

In his inaugural address, Siram appreciated the benevolent management for their initiatives. VKV is running more than 30 schools in the state pouring tremendous knowledge for which they deserve cooperation and appreciation both from the people as well as the state government, said the minister in his motivational speech. He felicitated the resource persons on the occasion for their esteemed services.

Advising the students, Siram said, ‘the present day education limits its scope to the student’s performance in academics with career alone as its goal’. The education system should impart noble qualities such as spirituality, sacrifice, selfless service to the motherland and character building besides bookies knowledge in schools.

He urged the students to read books penned on Swami Vivekananda to emerge as enlightened citizens and embark on the task of Nation building. Keep yourselves in good company, read good books, have good thoughts, and do good deeds to become a worthy human, stated Siram in his insightful message.

Later, the minister had an in-depth discussion with the Joint Secretary Radha Didi on various issues, planning together the different common activities, sharing the innovative ways in teaching and learning practices introducing new concepts to enhance the education system of the state. Siram assured to extend all possible helps to the VKV authorities in days to come.

The meeting was also attended by the Circle Officer Sille-Oyan A Perme, East Siang DDSE Tani Talom, Obuk Panor DDSE Headquarter. DIPRO



Si-Donyi Celebrated at Naharlagun

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: Si-Donyi, the most popular festival of Tagin community was celebrated at Naharlagun on January 6 with great enthusiasm and traditional gaiety.

“Si-Donyi is the most popular festival of Tagins and it reflects the unique but rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh. I trust the celebration shall bring prosperity not only to the community but also to the whole humanity, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said while addressing the people on the auspicious occasion.

“It is my firm belief that it will strengthen the emotional integration, brotherhood and mutual understanding amongst the citizens and bring happiness and tranquility in the society” Tuki said.

“As a result of massive transition most of the traditional and cultural practices of the tribal community have been receding. I hope the festival will help in preserving, promoting and rejuvenating our rich cultural heritage.” Tuki emphatically said.

He appealed the learned elders to pass on the folk proverbs, folklores, folk songs and folk dances to the younger generation in order to preserve and showcase the distinct socio-cultural identity of the state.

He announced Rs one crore to develop the Si-Donyi festival ground to a huge round of applause.

Clad in traditional attires, the community members – men and women, old and young alike – enthusiastically took part in the celebrations and also performed a mega dance, showcasing their rich traditional culture.

The participants were seen singing, dancing rhythmically in high spirit with the females smearing rice powder to each other as well as to the guests and other invitees.

The guest of honour, MLA Dr Tangor Tapak also addressed the gathering and stressed on preservation of rich culture and traditions of the state.

Release of a Tagin language grammar and dictionary, and an audio album, ‘Giite Loda Ge’, were the added highlights of the celebrations.

Earlier, the chief priest on the occasion prayed to Si-Donyi and chanted sacred hymns before sacrificing mithun to mark the festival. The animal sacrifices are done with the belief to ward off evil spirits during the festival.

Si-Donyi festival is celebrated every year from 5th to 8th of January with grandeur and religious fervour. The festival signifies the religious belief of Tagin people worshipping nature in various forms of deities and spirits. DIPR



Capacity Building Training for resource Persons/Masters trainers held

AALO, Jan 08: Capacity building training for resource persons and Master Trainers of West and Upper Siang districts under Saakshar Bharat Programme, jointly organized by SLMA and SRC Itanagar commenced here yesterday.

Chairing the inaugural session, Moken Ete, Principal NM HS School Aalo stressed on qualitative education, especially in rural areas where the light of education has not yet reached as expected. Education for all as envisaged by Govt. of India through various attractive packages should be used to address the core issues that confronts educational set ups to improve the educational scenario of the districts, he said.

In his key note address, the Nodal Officer SLMA AK Sharma dwelt at length on the aims and objective of the literacy mission and said that major thrust is on for a lifelong education with major focus on skill development through effective teaching learning methodologies.

The DAEO cum Member Secy Moli Tato said that training is of utmost important to bring about changes in our teaching and learning method to motivate the teachers to give their best to the learners.

Lido Sora also spoke on the occasion.

The key resource persons, Pankaj Deori, Director SRC, Nilav J. Gohain AD SRCAP, S.Pradhan, Senior Lecturer DIET Changlang and VR Sharma, Senior lecturer, SCERT Chimpu will be delivering lectures on their subjects. All Block Coordinators and ADEOs of West and Upper Siang are attending the four days training. DIPRO

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World headed for 6°C of warming

The world is headed for 6°C of warming by the end of the century if governments do not increase the ambition of their emissions reduction targets, according to a new report. An assessment of existing pledges by the consultancy PwC found that cuts need to be much deeper.

Predictions of a world with 6°C of warming are universally dire, with the polar ice caps fully melted, mass migration and starvation. A period of warming of 6°C around 250 million years ago led to the extinction of 95% of the Earth’s living species at that time according to research from Bristol University.

The challenge now is to implement gigatonne scale reductions across the economy, in power generation, energy efficiency, transport and industry.PwC partner said that while increase in the amount of emissions per dollar of economic production, carbon intensity, had fallen, the results are still “too little too late”.

The PwC report adds to a number of studies by UNEP and the IEA energy watchdog warning that efforts to reduce emissions must be ramped-up.


Why is CM silent?

Dear Editor,

Through you esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh regarding his attitude of indifference and silence over the illegal occupation of govt, land measuring around 200 square meters at Pangin town by one of his Cabinet Ministers Tapang Taloh, Minister of Textiles and Industries, Govt, of Arunachal Pradesh. Letters highlighting this issue addressed to the Chief Minister along with copies to the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Minister PWD, Minister RWD and Tourism and Chief Secretary were officially given on dated 8th December, 2012 pleading for thorough probe into the issue by the ZPM, Rebo Anchal Block, 35 Pangin ST Assembly Constituency  Yatop Jamoh (Darang). The encroached lands belong to the Department of PWD and Department of WRD.

It is a matter of serious concern that the Tuki led govt, is adopting the culture of indifference and silence over issues of alleged corruption perpetrated by his cabinet Minister Tapang Taloh, which go against the concepts of Rule of Law and Collective Responsibility. Stringent action should be initiated against Taddo Borang, EAC Pangin, who is solely responsible for the breakdown of law and order in Pangin Township. This incident of encroachment and illegal occupation happened in his presence. The copies of the letter were mailed to all the editors of local dailies but surprisingly the matter has failed to appear in any of the news papers. Further silence and non initiative of govt, action on this issue will compel the public to take the matter to the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.


Kaling Jerang,


East Siang district




Thanks to  Dr.Jomson Bagra and nurses

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily I would like to thank to young gynae Dr. Jomson Bagra of Niba Clinic, Naharlagun who save my life with his expert laparoscopic surgery. Just after Christmas day I was rushed to Niba clinic in very bad condition. In that moment I felt like I was dying. But instead of thanking god I will say thank you very much to Dr.Jomson Bagra (gynecologist) for giving me new life. Also big thanks go to all the nurses who took care of me all the time. Today after my successful surgery I am proud to say that we also have great  expert doctor in laparoscopic surgery in our state and we need not to go to other state for any Gynecology related  problem or for any laparoscopic surgery, only we need to open up with our doctors and have faith on them whether gynae doctor is gent or ladies. Lastly, once again I would like to thank Dr.J.Bagra and the entire staff of Niba Clinic for giving me a new life.


Yami Lazi







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