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September  - 02


State celebrates Solung with traditional fervor and gaiety

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Solung the main festival of Adis was celebrated throughout the State with pomp and gaiety today.

Attending the festival at Solung Mopin Ground here today as chief guest, local MLA Techi Kaso said that he was happy to be a part of the celebration and greeted the people of the community on the occasion. Describing the importance of celebrating festivals for one’s own identity, Kaso exhorted the younger generation to carry forward this legacy by actively involving in such celebration. He urged them to participate in festivals so that they can learn and keep the tradition alive. He said that no religion, custom and tradition is small, everyone should respect it and celebrate it with the feeling of oneness.

Kaso, who attended the festival for a brief period, lamented the deplorable road condition of NH52A where crowds of vehicle could easily be seen throughout the day. During such vehicular traffic, there is every possibility of accidents, and we should discourage the bad practice of imposing or giving fines for that, appealed Kaso.

Earlier, the MLA released the Solung souvenir Diigok Roli.

Guest of honour Dagmo Jini, recalled his days as circle officer at Shillong where he was entrusted to work for opium eradication in the state, especially in Tirap and Changlang. He said that now the ugly tentacles of opium has spread to Adi belts which is a major cause of concern. He appealed community members to keep themselves away from opium addiction. He also urged the people not to sacrifice too much of animals in the festivals.

The veteran also remembered how Mopin and Solungs were first celebrated in 1966 in public pioneered by Late Daying Ering. He advised every community to "keep culture intact. Otherwise it will disturb you,". He also appealed to the decedents of Abotani to live in complete peace and harmony for development. And, if any differences arise, it should be resolved by sitting together, he added. Earlier, he released an Adi audio CD.

Colorful cultural dance by ponung parties, modern dance by tiny tots of Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan and inaugural song by Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang were some of the main highlights of the day-long celebration.

There was also a prize distribution of Lutnyung Megu Memorial Drawing competition and felicitation of Class- X, XII and JEE topers, Among those felicitated were Nancy Jamoh of VKV School, Nirjuli who scored 100% in her class. Adi movie Yeken ke Binyat by Delong Padung was released on the occasion. Celebration of the festival at Naharlagun came alive vividly this morning with community members thronging the festival ground with their best traditional attires.

Participating in the celebration as chief guest, Home Commissioner Tajom Taloh, advocated for preservation of their language and folk culture, which are in danger of extinction. He said people should participate in the celebration of ethnic festivals as they provide us an opportunity to gain knowledge of our respective languages and cultures. Recounting his personal experience, he said, there are much precious folklore, songs, and dance forms with which the younger generation are getting detached with the passage of time. He advised the young generation to learn and practice them keenly to promote their culture and identity.

Tony Koyu, a prominent social worker and managing director of APIDFC, who was the guest of honour, stressed for promoting the spiritual aspects of the community even as they endeavour to preserve their language and other cultural elements. He said that tribal languages are dying out rapidly all over the world and therefore we should work hard to preserve our languages by developing a proper script and promoting our respective literature.

On the occasion, the festival celebration committee also felicitated Angkom Paron and T. Melong, for their lifelong service and contribution to the cause of Adi culture.

Rajya Sabha Member Mukut Mithi, who graced the occasion as chief guest at Roing, called upon all to contribute for preservation of our culture and tradition and said that festival acts as a platform to showcase our rich cultural heritage. He reminded that Arunachal Festival (celebrated every year prior to Statehood Day from February 11-20) was also initiated in the year 2003 when he was the chief minister of the state for the same purpose to preserve and showcase rich cultural heritage of every tribes of the state in a common platform. He further said that every festival has its own significance and reflect the identity of a community. However, he stated that the way of celebration of almost all the festivals of Arunachalee tribes has drifted away from its originality which needs to be brought back to its original form.

MLA Jomin Tayeng said that apart from merry making, festival is an occasion to share love, joy, peace and extend brotherhood to other community residing nearby. He further called upon each and every one to work together and stand in unity to spread this message of love, joy and peace.

At Changlang, Deputy Commissioner Opak Gao, Superintendent of Police Tumme Amo along with heads of offices witnessed the celebration organized by the Adi community residing at Changlang.

The deputy commissioner, speaking on the occasion, urged upon all the people to maintain cordial relation with other communities to uphold the feelings of unity and integrity. He said that festivals bring all the sections of society together irrespective of caste, creed and religion and help promote peace and harmony. He exhorted all to continue to maintain and preserve the age old culture and tradition along with modern day complicacies.

Adi community at Bomdila also celebrated Solung.

Participating in the festival, MLA Phurpa Tsering prayed for good health and prosperity for all and the prevalence of unity and amity in this blessed place of Lord Buddha.

Earlier, officiating the celebration as the guest of honour, Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi called for preserving ones rich culture and tradition in order to maintain ones identity but incorporating the changes which are for the betterment of the people and the society.

Earlier, the Chairman of the celebration committee, Project Director Dakbom Riba dwelled at length on the importance and the mythology of the celebration and said that the festival is basically agriculture related like the other festivals of the state praying the Almighty for a rich harvest, peace and prosperity and overall well being of the sentient beings.

At Pasighat, the festival was celebrated with traditional gaiety and religious fervour at the Solung ground today. People from all walks of life participated enthusiastically showing the sense of unity and integrity.

"We are still in touch with the root," said Oshong Ering, IAS (Rtd) a prominent writer, who graced the occasion as Chief Guest, passing a good message to the younger generation. According to Ering, such celebration is like a mirror of the society through which one’s own identity is reflected.

He appealed to all to celebrate the festival in true spirit preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of Adis.

Education Minister Bosiram Siram and Member of Parliament Ninong Ering also joined the celebration and expressed their best wishes to all. Among others Aloke Kumar IPS SP, S.C. Debnath ADC, head of offices, retired IAS and APCS officers, senior citizens, public leaders and general public of Pasighat were also present.

Other highlights of the day were "Taku Taabat" (a ritual to begin) and the ceremonial flag hoisting by the Chief Guest followed by chanting of hymns by the Solung Miri. Tayom Dai described the mythological aspects of Solung to the gathering on the occasion.


State Govt & NEDFi sign contract for 3rd party monitoring of projects

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Arunachal Pradesh Govt  and North Eastern development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) today signed a contract for third party monitoring of Special Plan Assistance (2009-10), RIDF and BADP (2009-10) projects implemented in the state.

State Secretary Planning Ankur Garg and CMD, NEDFi B.P Muktieh signed the contract at a function held here this evening in presence of State Development Commissioner V.K Deb, Chief Engineers of all Works Departments and officers and officials from Planning Department and NEDFi.

Ankur Garg, Secretary Planning said that it is a pioneering role of the state government not only in North East but also in the country to introduce the evaluation process through third party monitoring. He informed that NEDFi would be covering a total of eight districts in the eastern sector, while NEEPCO is covering in the western part of the state in third party monitoring process.  

While assuring full support and cooperation from the government, he  called upon the officers from various works departments to take cognizance of the comments made by NEDFi in its report on SPA for 2008-09. This will enable us to bring about much more transparency in the execution of the projects, Garg stated.

Addressing the occasion, V.K Deb commended NEDFi for undertaking the third party monitoring in the eastern sector of the state and appreciated their report presented to the state government for 2008-09.

NEDFi which was entrusted with third party monitoring for SPA in 2008-09, has been given added responsibility for conducting the same on BADP and RIDF for 2009-10, he informed, adding that the execution of the monitoring process should be efficient and qualitative, as the evaluation is done at the highest level of governance in the country.

He emphasized on a collaborative approach for proper and effective implementation of schemes in the state while adding that the MoU signed today should be beneficial for the development of the state.

Earlier, while welcoming all to the function, the CMD, NEDFi, B P Muktieh, gave a background of NEDFi activities which aimed at industrial development of the region. He informed that the NEDFi is undertaking around 2000 projects in the region at a cost of Rs. 15000 crores.

Stating that the non performing assets of NEDFi is the lowest in the region at 2.4 percent which is comparable to others in the country, the CMD also dwelt on various other activities such as NEDFi Haat organized at Guwahati annually for upcoming entrepreneurs besides other commitments for the overall infrastructure development of North East region. NEDFi will stress upon timely implementation of projects to avoid cost overruns, he said.

During the feedback session, secretary, PHE&WS, Tomi Ete called for avoiding multiplicity of contractors by the departments as it creats hurdles for smooth and effective execution of different projects in the state, while Chief Engineer, RWD, T Welly drew attention to the problems created on account of political interference which hampered the effective implementation of development projects in the state.

NEDFi had undertaken nine projects in East Siang, five in Lower Dibang valley, while two projects in Dibang Valley districts under SPA for the third party monitoring during 2008-09 on experiment basis.

A power point presentation on the findings of third party monitoring of the projects in those three districts was made elaborately on the occasion highlighting the details of the projects with short term, medium term and long term recommendations for effective implementation of funds while ensuring quality projects. DIPR


Union to stage dharna against Apang arrest

Organisations demand CBI enquiry in PDS case

10 days ultimatum for Govt.

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Adi Students Union, Itanagar Unit would organize a dharna in front of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly to lodge their protest against the “pick and choose” arrest of former Chief Minister Gegong Apang  for his alleged involvement in the PDS scam.

The students further said that investigating agency must prove its impartiality by arresting the legislators, contractors and all those others involved in the PDS scam. It also called for handing over of investigation to CBI and removal of SP SIC M S Chauhan.

The Union further called on the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu to break his silence on the arrest of Apang. It asked why the CM was being silent on the PDS issue in the state and why the state government was hesitant on handing over the case to CBI.

Arunachal Indigenous People’s Union and Arunachal Youth Volunteer Association while handing out a ten days ultimatum to the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu said all accused in the PDS case must be arrested and exemplary punishment given in accordance with established law. It further demanded handing over of case to the CBI for fair probe. The association further demanded that Chauhan be immediately  transferred out of the state for his alleged involvement in various cases.  The organisations further said that Chauhan was suspended by the former Chief Minister for his alleged involvement with extremist organizations in 2006. It further demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu if he fails to redress the demands put forward by the organizations within the stipulated ten days.

Arunachal Anti Corruption Sena while welcoming the arrest of former Chief Minister wanted to know why Apang alone was being handpicked while all other accused are at large. It demanded immediate arrest of all accused, handing over of the case to CBI and suspension of M S Chauhan for misusing his official power and status.

It further wanted to know why the state government was shying away from handing the case over to CBI.  

Arunachal People Front while coming out in support of the former Chief Minister said that all those involved in the scam should not be spared. It further questioned the high-handedness of SIC in arrest of Apang while adding that arrest was pre planned. It further said that SIC was a “blunder” and very soon state government will be answerable to the people of the state.

Tamin Elite Society, Upper Subansiri has questioned the procedure used in the arrest of the former Chief Minister. The Society called on the SIC to provide privileges and regards due to the former Chief Minister.

While advocating handing over of the case to CBI, it said that common citizens are bound to question at the lone arrest of Apang in the entire scam.

Capital Complex Yachuli Area Welfare Association said investigation should not end with the arrest of former chief minister while adding that PDS case should be handed over to CBI so that PDS system is streamlined in the state. It further said that people of Yachuli area did not question the workings of SIC even though many of the accused hails from the area.


People support Apang’s demand for CBI enquiry: Omak

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Former Legislator Omak Apang who addressed a press conference in New Delhi today said that the Arunachalee public who are well-versed with the details of long-running PDS case endorse Gegong Apang’s call for an enquiry by the CBI which is the only agency that is fit to conduct a fair investigation into the whole affair.  

He expressed his appreciation for the outpouring of support by the citizens of Arunachal cutting across tribal affiliation, various social and political organizations and all fair-minded Arunachalees after former Chief Minister’s arrest.

The interaction focused on the issue of the evolution of the PIL No. 50/2004 from the date on which it was filed (11/10/ 2004) to the present. It was noted that though the case is subjudice, the details of the case are very much in the public domain and anyone with any familiarity with it would come to the conclusion that the arrest of Gegong Apang is politically motivated. The most glaring illustration of this is that it is only after the resignation of Gegong Apang as Chief Minister and the formation of the new government that his name appears on any list. Further, while there are several other prominent citizens on the list it is only Gegong Apang who has been singled out for arrest in such an unseemly manner.


“Yobin: a marginalized tribe in search of Arunachalee identity”

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: A symposium on Yobin: a marginalized tribe in search of Arunachalee identity was organized by Sokjar and Gamde Gamlin here today. The symposium saw participation of ministers, MLAs, student’s leaders and representatives from civil society and Yobin community.

The Yobin representatives put forwarded their case and said that they have been marginalized deliberately  by the government even though they are an indigenous community who have resided in the Dawodi area, now called Vijaynagar for time immemorial.  

Putting forward his sentiments P Yobin, president of Yobin Tribe Welfare Committee said that it was for the state government to take a call on the status of the Yobins. He further added that it was time truth about the community was told to the world.

L Yobin, who is the general secy of the Yobin Tribe Welfare Committee while calling for grant of ST status said that the community has been residing in the area prior to the independence of the country. He questioned the legitimacy of not granting St Status under such circumstances.

Finance Minister Setong Sena said that Yobins were Indian citizens not refugees. He further added that government of Arunachal had recommended granting of ST status to the community in 2000.

AAPSU president Takam Tatung said that Union would take a decision on grant of ST status only after arriving at a consensus with all the stakeholders.

Power Minister Jarbom Gamlin said that people of the state should not equate the Yobins with Chakma and Hajong refugees as the former was indigenous inhabitants of Vijaynagar area while the latter was forced on the state.

Academician Dr Nani Bath said that all efforts need to be put in place so that marginalized communities of Arunachal are given equal preference. He said that everything should be taken into account before frustration sets in.

Speaking on challenges faced by border areas, MLA Pasang Dorjee Sona said that citizen feels alienated because of many factors. He said that employees were reluctant to serve in border areas because of lack of facilities and employees react as if they have been given a life sentence when they posted in far flung areas. He further said that added to al these problems people of border areas do not have access to health, education whereas they have the same aspiration as rest of the people in the state.

ACR chairperson Bamang Tago said that recognition of Yobins was due under ambit of law. Other speakers included NESO leader Gumjum haider, AAPSU Gen Secy Tujum Poyom and MLAs C C Singpho and Kamlung Mossang and Dr Sarit Choudhury of RGU.


Two arrested for assault on doctor

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Two persons have been arrested in connection with assault of Dr Tage Kano at GREF canteen, Ziro on Aug 30.  One person arrested is reported to be from Army deputed with GREF while the other one is GREF personnel.

However the villagers have informed this daily that one of the arrested was not involved in the attack and that he had come over to Ziro from Joram Top today.

Police sources however deny it. They informed that they were picked up from GREF area today.

Meanwhile the Central Executive Body of APDA has called on the district administration to take immediate actio and give justice to Dr Tage Kano failing which the Central APDA shall be compelled to take further necessary action.  It condemned the inhuman act meted out on the the  doctor.  

On the other hand Tajang Village Development Committee has reiterated that GREF shifted out of Tajang village within a week’s time and all those involved with the attack be taken to task within 24 hours.

It said that during the initial years there were cordial relation between the people and GREF, which, however has deteriorated over the time. It alleged the private land of the villagers has been encroached by the GREF personnel. The officer mess is constructed on the main road to Bamboo garden, Horticulture farm and Rai forest and the villagers are facing difficulties to go to their forest and farm due to non availability of alternate road.

The GREF personnel have cut down almost all the pine trees considered sacred by the local peoples and preserved for centuries while adding that GREF personnel were destructing the environment by turning the area into dumping ground of all possible wastes.

Due to the extraction of firewood and construction materials the pristine forest preserved for centuries by the village communities has been destroyed beyond regeneration, they alleged while informing that the sands and stones of the village areas are extracted indiscriminately. It further  gave  four accounts of physical atrocities committed by GREF


Humane side of Police at full display in Russa

Taba Ajum

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: At a time when Arunachal Pradesh police has been gaining all wrong publicity be it Jumchi Nguso death or Roing incident where one local citizen died after IRBn jawans allegedly beat him up, experiences at Russa village comes across very refreshing.  

The dedicated efforts put in by state police at Russa village where border skirmishes between Assam and Arunachal broke out on 14th August has been appreciated by locals. Forces comprising of Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) and IRBn has been camping in the area despite facing logistic trouble. Their relentless endeavor to safeguard the interest of local people and state in general has not going unnoticed.

Working in hostile condition with no proper barrack to stay and almost non-existent medical facilities, the police team is still performing their duty to the best of their capacity. The locals of Russa as a goodwill gesture have vacated their own house to convert it into police barrack. The bonhomie between police and local resident is a treat to watch. “Had it not been the timely intervention of our Arunachal police, the forces of neighboring state could have made life miserable for us. We are feeling safe because our police are guarding us all the time,” told a local resident of Russa village.

Finance Minister Setong Sena, the head of ministerial delegation which visited the area, heaped praises on police force for their prompt action in providing fool proof security to the locals.

Despite tough living condition, police team has been continuously camping in the area and performing their duty.

“Ever since boundary problem started they have been staying here. Though they are facing many troubles like poor water supply, pitiable place to stay, no proper health facilities and erratic electricity supply but still we have never heard them complaining about anything,” told another local resident.

Within the force also there is perfect coordination.

Superintendent of police Tirap district, Paldan, who has been personally monitoring situation by staying at Russa village, deserves every word of appreciation.  Not only villagers, even his junior officials can be heard praising him. “Our SP Paldan was having health problem. Even then he did not move out and stayed with us. He has been source of inspiration for us and his presence always boasts our morale,” told one lower ranked police official.

Perhaps remaining police force of state can learn few tips from those forces currently engaged at Russa village. The need of the hour is to build healthier relation between citizen and police to make this state a better place to live.


Adopt Mebo model in all segments: NCP

ITANAGAR, Sept 1:  Nationalist Congress Party, Arunachal Pradesh has urged the state Govt to adopt Mebo model in all other 59 assembly segments for rapid development of state.

Appreciating the reported decision of All Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president and PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki for awarding contract works on 50:50 ratio to the supporters of two major political parties for execution of two Govt schemes under SPA in Mebo sub-division, NCP state unit vice president Tad Tana in a release today said such historic step deserves appreciation and can well be termed as beginning of democratic movement and realization of importance of opposition parties.  NCP further said such Mebo model should be started from home  constituency of APCC president!

He urged the CLP leader Dorjee Khandu too to support the impartial development model to be followed in all other 59 Assembly segments irrespective of any party affiliation of the people’s representatives from the constituencies.   

'With TMC and NCP sharing the seats of powers at Centre with Congress such  developmental model is a bold step in projecting a people friendly image of the Congress in state and shall go a long way in timely execution of development works without conflicts and court cases,’ the release said.

The NCP leader further said that since PPA too is a regional party and BJP by virtue of being the principal opposition party at Centre and state, it would therefore not be wrong to take them along in the innovative developmental model devised by Nabam Tuki. The big brother role of Congress realized by its president should be welcome by one and all. Even the Central party leadership of Congress would appreciate the arrangement especially in a sensitive and backward border state like Arunachal Pradesh surrounded by hostile enemies, Tana said.

 Such a model would create automatic platform for healthy debate, discussion and consensus on any major development issues effecting the life, culture and destiny of future generation be it signing of MOAs with powers developers or execution of numerous schemes under PM Package,  other development programmes or  even state's AOP's schemes, the release said.


Mobile Phone tower at Kaying on Solung

Ojing Tayeng

KAYING, Sept 01: It was a red-letter day for the people of Kaying  area in West Siang district as  they got the BSNL mobile phone tower  on the day of Solung festival today.

Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board Chairman Jalley Sonam inaugurated the tower in presence of large gathering.

Sonam also addressed the  people  as the chief guest on the occasion of Solung. While appreciating the people of Kaying for maintaining rich culture and  heritage, he advised the younger generation to shoulder the responsibility for promotion of own culture and tradition.Pointing out the vast scope for  horticulture  he  advised the people to  be self-employed and take up horticulture instead of looking for contract and supply works order from the departments.

Sonam assured to construct a podium at Kaying and donated an amount of Rs 50,000 and Rs 20000 to the Solung festival organizing committee and the Ponung parties.

Later, he distributed free exercise book to workers of Kaying at Inspection Bunglow, Kaying and advised the workers to register their name in APB&OCWWB to avail benefits.

Special invitee BSNL, General Manager Shyam Narayan also took part in Solung festival and assured to extend all possible help. He also assured to provide free SIM card to the people of Kaying for a certain period.

All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation, Chairman Takar Goi  was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. He briefed about  the importance of education and stressed on child education.

He emphasised on maintaining unity and brotherhood within the Kaying circle for all round development. He said “we should not damage any public property rather we should take care of it for our own future benefits”. He donated an amount of Rs 30,000 to the Solung celebration committee.

Chairman, Central Solung Celebration Committee, Kaying Taring Nyigang, General Secretary T Padung, President T Tamut  and Kaying ZPM Tasan Tamir also spoke on the occasion. Besides local Ponung parties, Ponung party from Geku, Upper Siang district performed.

Among others, Deputy General Manager BSNL B Siram, Commissioner Labour Ojing Darung, AAPPTF General Secretary Dobing Sonam, Administrative officers of Kaying attended the festival.


Cold storage project at Niglok commissioned

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: 1000 MT Capacity Multipurpose 3 storied cold storage project at Niglok (Ruksin) in East Siang District has been commissioned and handed over to Department of Agriculture by the Project consultant M/S Refcon Project Kolkata on Aug 27.

Chairman Arunachal Pradesh, Agriculture Marketing Board Pasang Dorjee Sona, in his address urged the officers, farmers and traders for better utilization of cold Storage with better remunerative prices to the farmers. He further said that Mini Cold Storage can also be installed where ever needed in the district.

Director of Agriculture Cum-Chief Executive Officer of Agriculture Marketing Board Tago Basar suggested for better management of the project. For proper handling of the machinery items, training would be imparted under supervision of the project consultancy M/S Refcon project at Niglok. He also advised that the cold storage project should be leased out to the private parties by executing proper deed of agreement with the parties concerned.  Mere handing and taking over of the project will not serve the purpose unless the plant is fully utilized by the Agriculture Market committee (APMC) Pasighat, he added.

Deputy Director, Marketting A. Lego said that the cold storage could be utilized for storing of Potato, Orange, Pineapple. Tomato, Mustard Ginger during peak season and can release in the off season for earning more profits.

Among others, SDO, Ruksin Y Tayeng, Chair Person, Ruksin, Anchal Samity Ojing Aje, also spoke.


Society calls for implementation of Act

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society (AAPHWS) appealed to the State Government to implement Persons with Disabilities Act 1995, which reserves three percent of all categories of jobs in the Government sector for persons with disability.

The Society while urging people from all sections to support its demand for early implementation of the Act, impressed upon the authorities that there could not be a more humane and pious job than looking into the problems of suffering humanity. It said that implementation of the same Act in the state would secure the life of the people with disability at present and future as well.

Although the Act is an attempt to bring about change but due to lack of implementation, it has not made much difference.


Rebia calls for dedicated service of teachers

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Parliamentary secretary, Industries Nabam Rebia today called upon all head teachers of all Govt schools to perform their duty with sincerity and dedication. He was addressing head teachers of Doimukh, Kimin Banderdewa, Balijan, Sangdupota, Tarasso circles after he inaugurated the head teachers training on quality aspect and financial management at Doimukh. Altogether 157 head teachers attended the training.

Rebia, who is also Doimukh MLA said teachers should give due importance in building the foundation of basic education of students at elementary level with clear knowledge of subjects.

Admitting that teaching, particularly in primary and upper primary levels, is a hardest profession, the MLA also stressed on quality teaching so that the students gain enough confidence to face any competitive challenges in modern world. He also appreciated the  Papum Pare DDSE for organising such important training.

Capital DC Dr Deepak Kumar highlighted the aims and object of SSA and stressed on transparency in every level with special attention to child education.

Papum Pare DDSE cum DPO Tagu Tana Tara in his address called upon the teaching community to do their best for proper education to the children particularly at elementary level.

Highlighting the measures taken for universal access to education for children, Tara also stressed the need of adopting new teaching method to attract the children in learning process.


Apropos to “Why this Disparity”


Dear Editor,

This is in response to a letter by Tonning Pertin, which was published in your daily on Wednesday reacting to the various reactions and counter-reactions following the arrest of Gegong Apang, former Chief Minister for his alleged involvement in the PDS scam.

If I believe the papers, the various press releases issued by Adi Bane Kebang and Adi Students Union Itanagar, the organizations did not question the arrest of the former Chief Minister. They only questioned the manner in which he was arrested and the procedure used. The organizations were in fact quite disturbed with the high-handedness of a body like SIC which is investigating a very sensitive case. ABK and ASUI were not only the organizations that have questioned the conduct of SIC in arresting Apang but from many individuals and other NGOs as well. If other members of the Adi community had been arrested in the manner the former chief minister was arrested, I am sure everyone would have objected too. I expected that being an advocate and a respectable member of the Adi Community, Mr Pertin should have discussed the matter with ABK and ASUI before going to the press venting his biased feelings.

Everyone agrees that law should take its own course and no interference should be allowed from any quarter to derail the process of investigation. But the moot point is the procedure adopted in arresting Apang and, if the reports published in the press is at all correct, the humiliation that was subjected to during the course of his arrest and at the time of production before the court. How about all the people involved in the PDS scam? Why only one person is being targeted? If I go by the press reports, he was called as a witness. Why did SIC not come out in open with all the charges before he was summoned? How fair is it to call someone as a witness and suddenly take a u-turn and issue an arrest warrant? That too within an hour of his appearance in SIC.

If it is proved that he is involved in the case, let law takes its own course. But twisting the course of law at someone's dictate is questionable. Ill treatment meted out by SIC to a former Chief Minister of `Z' category, only validates the allegation that SIC is not independent and it is partial in dealing with the case. No one deserves such treatment and it was shocking to know. Nowhere in the law is it written that alleged accused should be mistreated. It is violation of law. The way SIC is conducting itself speaks for itself. It is inviting the wrath of the public by its action as if it is above law and all powerful. By its act it has shown that it can arrest, maltreat anyone, while the democratically elected government feigns ignorance about the whole issue.


T. Mibang

RGU, Doimukh




Dear Editor,

The Letter written by Tonning Pertin on Sept 1 under the caption “Why this Disparity?” deserves appreciation and he deserves appreciation for his guts to call spade a spade. Arrest of Mr. Apang shocked our souls. But we should also remember that the PDS scam is also a very serious issue which we citizens simply cannot ignore. There cannot be any excuse in law for being a fatherly figure of state, or in the ground of ruling the state for 21 years etc. If he is involved in the scam SIC has always right in arresting him. We cannot discourage investigating agencies for Apang’s being iconic figure of our state. If he is not involved he shall be exonerated.

Fairly speaking, organisations and unions questioning the arrest of Mr.Apang should infact demand immediate arrest of other co-accused persons involved in the scam. If Mr. Chauhan, the SIC spearhead fails to arrest the rest of the accused persons of the same scam, casting of the label of Political vendetta on the arrest of Mr. Apang by the organisations should be true. Now, whether the arrest of Mr. Apang is a legal exigency or a politically steered one shall be determined by the next move of Mr. Chauhan. If he arrests the rest of the accused persons in row, we can not question the normal course of investigation? We know some of the accused persons were arrested in past and released on bail and some are on anticipatory bail. Mr. Chauhan can not be asked to arrest those accused persons who have already been released on bail. But, SIC should arrest the rest numbers of accused persons of the PDS scam immediately to display their unanimity with law.

Again, if the arrest is a politically steered one, no organisation need to panic for the reason that no one in our state is clean. If some political upper minds are involved in the arrest of Mr. Apang, they are digging their own grave. No wonder today is Mr. Apang’s turn, tomorrow someone will be in the net. So fellow citizens, wait, let the arrest of Mr. Apang open a new chapter in our ever corrupt governments. Needless to say Mr. Apang should be treated honourably during his arrest.

For its extravagant magnitude, high profiled people involved in the scam and for other good reasons, and if at all the present government has nothing to do with the investigation of the PDS scam, there is no doubt saying that Dorjee Khandu government should immediately endorse the investigation of the PDS scam to the Central Bureau of Investigation for fair investigation and deeper probing into the matter. After all too often it claims it self as “People First Government” and PDS scam is an issue of off staking the share of foods earmarked mostly for the poor people.


Tagum Jamoh,

Gauhati High Court,

(on email)



A time will come for all

Dear Editor,

Gegong Apang is undoubtedly the father figure of Arunachal politics and the manner of his arrest should be condemned in the strongest possible words but should not even a father be brought to book for alleged involvement in the PDS scam? Moreover we should look at the brighter side of this dark episode. I believe Mr.Khandu and Co. have dug their own graves; they have set a healthy and irreversible precedent of political accounting. We should wait for the defeat or political sanyas, if that ever happens, of Mr.Khandu to see what his Pandora’s Box reveals.

Carrying this mood forward I would like to thank Tamo Dadda and the Times family (a tale of two jackal dated 30 August) for letting us be a part of the poignant and thought provoking story. It is high time we realize that the land we dwell on belong to other souls too. Our world needs more souls like Mr.Dadda.


Dilip Jomoh, (on email)



The New ‘Divisive Agent’

Dear Editor,

Border problems have been plaguing the north-east states since sometime. As if  political greed, student leaders, irrational insurgents, outside power lobbies were not enough, now we have a new entrant to add fuel to the fire. This new agent is the frenzied Media which flares up every issue as a border related problem. Take the example of the quarrel between two families in Sadiya last week. It revolved round a marital dispute between a Mising family from Assam and a Nyishi family from Arunachal Pradesh. The manner in which the skirmish was reported in the media, especially the television media, the entire incident was given the colour of an inter-state conflict.

I was very surprised at the news presentation of ‘News Live’ regarding this incident. On Sunday at 11:30 a.m. when I switched on the TV, this news was repeatedly telecast. The way of news presentation in most news channels is sick. Urgent treatment is required. If such news is presented in such a sensational fashion, anyone and everyone will be provoked at the propaganda. News in Assam has become very judgemental. News should be news. My father related me of times when the Nyishis (then called Daflas) and the Misings (then called Miris) used to have skirmishes now and then. But at that time there was nothing called two states, one being Arunachal Pradesh. So things didn’t take the menacing shape of inter-state dispute. For example, a couple of weeks back, there was a fight involving a few boys from the Nocte tribe and a few boys from the Singpho tribe in Bordumsa, Arunachal Pradesh. Had the Nocte area been in Assam and the Singpho area put in Arunachal Pradesh, the media would have had a feast by blowing the quarrel out of proportion and calling it an inter-state dispute. Actually this entire idea of statehood in north-east, a territory with more than 200 tribes will be a failure in the 21st century. The best administrative arrangement for a ethnically diverse region like north-east would have been that of a Zonal Republic (based on zones for administrative efficiency) with English as the official language because of its international spirit and usage. But that would never be a reality because of the ethnic politics, misguided notions of insurgents and vested interest of the power lobbies who operate from other parts of India as well as Bangladesh. These are the band of people who best benefit from unrest in north-east states.

I would also request the Journalists Association of Assam and senior journalists to take the initiative of organizing training classes for the news producers, reporters and cameramen on the pattern and style of news presentation from time to time. We need trainers from channels like BBC and Times Now, since most of the news channels in Assam are aping the uncultured manner of news presentation rampant in Hindi news channels like Aj Tak or India TV. Its high time quality is ensured in the style of news reporting in the TV channels of Assam for the present breed of channels is lowering the taste and refinement of the people of Assam and several areas of the neighbouring states as well. The reporters and news editors have no knowledge in distinguishing constructive criticism  from cheap sensationalism. News channels should not be used to create a society steeped in misinformation and vile tastes and attitude. The media should endeavour to promote a sober and informed society.


Molokhu Borborua,

Guwahati, (on email)



An open letter to Dept of Rural development

Dear Editor,

The money released under the lst and 2nd installments in respect of the centrally sponsored scheme "IWDP programme" in East Kameng District (East Kameng-VII & V) under Hariyali Guide-lines have been misappropriated and siphoned off. The beneficiaries of the aforesaid project have been denied benefits due to them. As required under the said project, not single physical infrastructure/asset has been created. The officials concerned have manipulated the records and in the official records it is sought to establish that the project has been implemented successfully in terms of the Hariyali Guidelines provided therein. The fake utilization certificate in respect of the same has also been submitted to procure the 3rd installment from the government and they have even succeeded in achieving their sinister designs.

Being an educated person of the area, when 1 came to know the amount sanctioned for the implementation of the aforesaid scheme under 1st and 2nd installments earmarked for the benefits of the poor villagers of my area have been embezzled, 1 filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Guwahati High Court being registered as PIL No. 43 of 2010 against the concerned officials and public leader involved in the scam. The Court was pleased to admit the PIL and issued a notice against the respondents and the same is pending for final hearing in the Hon'ble High Court at Guwahati.

The Government of India, Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Land Resources (IWDP-Division) vide letter dated 28/04/2010  released 3rd instalment for East Kameng-VII amounting to Rs. 49,37816 lakh (Rupees Forty Nine Lakh Thirty Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Sixteen only) and 3rd installment for East Kameng-V amounting to Rs. 32,00,000/- (Rupees Thirty Two Lakhs only) under Hariyali Guidelines. The aforesaid 3rd installment has been released on the basis of the fake utilization certificate. It is apprehended that this time also the concerned agency will mis-utilize the aforesaid released amount.

Court has also taken cognizance of the anomalies / corrupt practices involved in the utilization of the 2nd instalment money, it becomes imminent to debar the DRDA from utilizing the money released under the 3rd instalment to ensure a proper investigation and adjudication of the matter in the larger public interest. Allowing the concerned agency to again utilize the aforesaid sanctioned amount under the 3rd installment would hamper proper scrutiny and adjudication of the matter that is sub-juduce in the Court.

Therefore, I appeal your office to pass an appropriate order restraining the DRDA, Seppa from utilizing the sanctioned amount released under 3rd instalment towards the expenditure to be incurred on implementation of the Hariyali Projects during the year 2010-11 till the PI L No. 43 is disposed off.


Chopa Cheda

Petitoner PIL No 43/2010



The GREF has no moral right to remain at Pine Grove

Dear Editor,

The report of assault by GREF personnel to Dr. Tage Kano is really unfortunate. I know Dr. Kano very well. He is not only a Doctor by profession, but a very committed social worker, and a gentleman. He is one of the most regarded and respected member of our society. We do not deny the fact that there might have been some minor altercation in the canteen on that fateful day, but it is difficult to believe that a person like Dr. Kano might have behaved and conducted in such a manner for the GREF personnel to tie him and humiliate him in front of his wife and minor daughter. Now, the GREF authorities are terming the whole episode as a case of mistaken identity. Do we need to show our identity card to be treated little more humanely?  Can the GREF mend the psychological trauma that his wife and minor daughter might have gone through at that time? This is not an isolated case, I have seen the GREF personnel manning the canteen treat the customers as if they are not selling the items but giving it free to the beggars. If the canteen is not open to public, it should be dully notified so to avoid such incidents.

The public outrageous is only expected. The GREF has no moral right to remain at Pine Grove after this incident and they should vacate the area immediately. The police should arrest the culprits immediately to prevent further repercussions.


Narang Tani

Polo colony, Naharlagun (On email)



There is a justification to Autonomous Council demand

Dear Editor,

It is very painful to inform that Lower Subansiri district headquarter Ziro is one of the poorest district headquarters in Arunachal Pradesh in term of social, economical and political development.

If we look into the fact there must be Degree College each in all district headquarters as per the government of Arunachal Pradesh notification. But in reality there is no Govt degree college and the proposed college at Ziro has been shifted out. Similarly, flourishing Dairy Farm at Siro under Ziro, office of the Divisional Commissioner West (DIG-west), the District Institute of Education and Training (DIE), Krishi Vigyan Kendra had been shifted out from Ziro.

Recently, a polytechnic college has also been proposed at Ziro and the people of Ziro had already donated land for establishment of the polytechnic. However, there is hue and cry in the air demanding shifting of it.  The people of Ziro are now feeling a sense of deprivation.

Therefore, Apatani Students Union (ASU) extend its support to the Apatani Youth Association (AYA) in its genuine demand for the Ziro Valley Autonomous Council and urged the state Govt  for creation of the  Council  for development of minority Apatani community. We also urge all the students and general public as a whole to support the said demand.


Habung Obing, GS

Apatani Students Union



Be grateful to NRHM

Dear Editor,

Apropos to baseless allegation leveled by one Kipa Tanang, Computer Assistant (Contractual), working under NRHM in Kurung Kumey District published in this daily, on 31.08.10, I being the District Accounts Manager (NRHM) Kurung Kumey District would like to give clarification thereof.

The preparation and disbursement of contractual staffs salary under NRHM in the district is being undertaken by me. Salary for the month of April 2010 to July 2010 has already been released to him at his old pay rate without deducting a single penny. Salary for the month of August 2010 (revised rate) along with the arrears for 4 months (April ’10 to July ’10) is yet to be released by the District Health Society, Kurung Kumey District. The District Health Society, Kurung Kumey, is yet to receive the sanction letter for arrears (April ’10 to July ’10), although the 100% of the fund for the purpose has been credited in the Society’s Account. How can he carelessly alleges that 10% of salary has been deducted at State Headquarter when arrears (April ’10 to July ’10) along with the salary for Aug. ’10 for other contractual staffs of K/Kumey district are also yet to be released?

Hence, instead of spending time in rubbish and unnecessary comments, we should have been grateful for introduction of NRHM programme, from which we are at least earning our daily bread or else we would have been wondering around for jobs.

With the coming of the NRHM, we can see drastic changes in the health sector even in a far-flung district like Kurung Kumey, where we are working now.


Tai Tadi (on email)

District Accounts Manager (NRHM)

Kurung Kumey



The heart breaking tale of two jackals

Dear Editor,

I would like to give my sincere thanks to Mr. Tamo Dada for his article "A tales of two Jackals" published on your daily, for sharing experience of his personal life, and hope there is lot more to come from his side. When I started reading the column, I couldn't stop my finger from scrolling down the web page. There is a point when he happens to encounter the male jackal while driving back to his home late night. I could feel the excitement, adventure even while reading it.

Spotting the dead body of the pregnant female was really heart touching. I felt really sorry for those innocent, speechless, endangered animals that had to pay with their lives because of urbanisation.

I would like to request Mr. Tamo Dada and people like him to drop down such beautiful and aspiring experiences so that people may at least realize what they are doing to the wild. I thank "Arunachal Times" for providing space for such good writers.


Dhon Bagang

Salem, Tamil Nadu

(On email)





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Rain cause damages in Upper Subansiri

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: The heavy monsoon downpour has caused extensive damages in major area of Upper Subansiri district. Many of the interior areas of district like that of Takshing have been cut from rest of the world. Meanwhile All Upper Subansiri District Students Union (AUSDSU) has appealed to the government to make PDS item available as people are facing tough time. However echoing the similar sentiment of All Kurung Kumey District Students Union, AUSDSU has opposed head load carrying system for interior places.

Union has demanded government to airlift PDS items in interior places to prevent any food crisis. Further union has warned that if food items do not reach general public in right time and if there is any loss of life due to delay in airlifting of item, government have to pay heavy price for it.

Meanwhile the Union would organize a football tournament to mark Gandhi Jayanti at Daporijo town.


Leadership development program

BOMDILA, Sept 1: ‘Vijay hi Vijay’ – a state-level programme to develop leadership in ignited youths of the state was launched on Aug 30  at Bomdila. Lauding the role of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti for such valuable programme which has far-reaching effect towards Human Resource Development, DC Rinchin  Tashi after launching the program urged the youths to whole-heartedly participate in such programme for personality development besides the academic pursuit. He also referred to the recently concluded 3-days seminar at Tawang on Traditional System : Change and Continuity amongst the Monpas and opined that this organization has given a lot, not only to the state and the nation but also to the whole mankind in their effort to make this world a better place to live in.

Earlier, the Prant Sanghatak Rupesh Mathur, State Co-ordinator for Vijay Hi Vijay Er. Pai Dawe and Yuva Manch Pramukh West Kameng unit Sange Tashi also spoke at length on the concept of Vijay Hi Vijay and its significance in man-making and nation building besides giving the call for self-introspection.

The programme is aimed at equipping the college students and enterprising youths of the villages and towns with four perspectives on Sterling character, National perspective, Capacity to work in an organized team and Will to Win. During mid September, book based competition in colleges and one day leadership workshop would be conducted for screening of the ignited youths for further participation in the Vijay Hi Vijay meet at VKV Itanagar from October 11-16th where interactions with renowned personalities, Development of various skills such as public speaking, Group discussion, Experience on inherent potentials, Manifestation through team work etc would be the prospects undertaken. (DIPRO)


Skill Development Programme

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Under the Skill Development Programme, sponsored by NABARD, 42 days long training on weaving Jute products is going on at Yupia.

ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA) from Dimapur has organized this training for 25 rural women of Papum Pare and Lower Subansiri Districts. The training aims to impart skills to the women on weaving door mats, door screens, dining table mats, ladies bags, market bags, purses, pen stands, bottle covers etc.

While inaugurating the training session on Aug 23 at Yupia ADC Tai Kaye, said that the participants should take up activities to increase their income.


Action plan against drug abuse

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Arunachal Jagriti (AJ), an NGO will chalk out its action plan for eradication of drug abuse from the state in a meeting to be held at Govt Hr Secondary School, Itanagar on Sept 3. R K M secretary Swami Vishweshanandaji has consented to deliver lecture on how to combat drug menace which has become greatest threat to future generation, the organisation said in a release.


AASSATA opposes cabinet decision

ITANAGAR, Sept 1:  Reminding its ultimatum served to the state Govt for regularisation of SSA teachers on seniority basis, All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association (AASSATA) today urged the state Govt to revoke the cabinet decision for  holding re-interview for regularisation of SSA teachers.

Opposing the decision as unwise, the Association advocated that all the serving SSA teachers were appointed through proper recruitment process. Therefore, there is no need for re-interview for SSA teachers, it said.

Meanwhile, supporting the ultimatum submitted by AASSATA in favour of its demand, the Upper Subansiri unit of the Association appealed to the   state Govt, particularly education department to take immediate step for fulfillment of demands for regularization of SSA teachers.


Oreitation  on IDSP

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: A four-day orientation training under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) concluded here on Aug 27 last.

As many as 37 participants, including District Surveillance Officer, epidemiologist, microbiologist, entomologist and data managers from all over the state took part in the traning programme.

Dr L Jampa, State Surveillance Officer (IDSP) underscored the importance of the training under the IDSP terming it an important step in the capacity-building. He further said that health department would be eased from the burden of tackling frequent outbreaks/epidemics in the state.


Farmers on exposure visit to Nagaland

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: KVK, Papum-Pare under the sponsorship of Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Yupia recently organized Inter-state farmers exposure visit to ICAR complex, Nagaland.

A group of 20 farmers including 11 female farmers representing different Farmers Club and CD-Block of Papum-Pare district visited National Research Centre on Mithun, ICAR, Jharnapani, KVK Dimapur and Central Institute of Horticulture, Medzifema on August 25– 27.

The team was led by ADO, ATMA, Yupia Soni Muri and SMS, Animal Science KVK, P/Pare Dr. P. Borah.

The farmers group were given first hand information on improved Mithun husbandry and acquainted with the latest indigenous technology on Alder based Jhum cultivation at Ponoma village near Kohima. They were also introduced to Water Shed Development and Land Use Project at Paren, where the concept of systematic land use in an integrated approach of farming is being carried out.

After visiting the various ICAR complex and water shed project in Nagaland the farmers were very much kin to have such a well organized water shed project in Arunachal Pradesh. So, that such project could serve as the learning centre for the progressive farmers of the state.


Nutrition promotion for stronger nation

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Community food & nutrition extension unit, ministry of women & child development organised a one workshop for 50 participants today at Itanagar. The theme of the workshop – nutrition promotion for stronger nation is a part of national nutrition week celebration which started today.

Director, Social Welfare woment and child development R. T. Riba said the national nutrition week workshop 2010 with various action would prove to be useful for the people of Arunachal Pradesh. A diet which meets the nutritional requirements, both in quality and quantity, under the clean and hygienic conditions is of Paramount importance for maintaining good health at all ages and stages of life, she said.

Malnutrition is the largest risk factor in the world for disability and premature mortality, especially  in developing countries, and is entirely preventable, she said.

Station Director, All India Radio L. Varte and B. Bordoloi, officer – incharge, food & nutrition board also addressed the participants.


Workshop on National Children’s Science Congress

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: A State Level Resource Persons Orientation cum Training Workshop on National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) was conducted by Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology (APSCS&T) here in Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre, yesterday.

NCSC is national programme meant for children within the age group of 10-17 years, catalyzed and supported by Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Prodyogiki Sanchar Parishad, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi and being implemented by APSCS&T in Arunachal Pradesh since 1995.

The workshop was organized with the main objective towards orienting the district level stake holders from the school education department and teachers as resource persons for carrying forward and implementing the activities of NCSC 2010 based on the selected focal theme “Land Resources: Use for Prosperity, Save for Posterity” in their respective districts and to motivate and guide the children both from formal and non-formal education system for participating in this programme.

APSCS&T Director and Member Secretary S. De. Sarkar in his inaugural address urged upon the officers and teachers to take more coordinated approaches and initiatives towards participation of maximum numbers of school, children of their respective district in field oriented programme of NCSC. He reiterated that proper guidance is the vital component for the children to understanding the focal theme, sub-themes for preparation of location specific real-life situation quality projects so that children form Arunachal Pradesh can compete with their counterparts at the highest level.   

Representatives from only ten districts participated in the day long workshop. At the culmination of the workshop, resource and other guidelines in sufficient numbers along with the softcopy in CD were handed over to officers from the districts for organizing and conducting the activities of NCSC 2010 in their respective districts in true Perspective of the objectives laid down by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.


Students mourn the death of Nguri Tana

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Nguri Tana a young boy pursuing law at Arunachal Law academy (ALA) passed away on 31st August due to illness. Hailing from Yangte circle of Kurung Kumey district, late Tana had completed his graduation from St. Anthony College, Shillong and was currently in his 3rd semester at ALA. The death of such bright young boy has plunged whole family into shock.

All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has termed his premature demise as great loss to society. “I knew him personally. He was nice boy with excellent academic record. His death has personally hurt me deeply,” said AAPSU president Takam Tatung.

All Nyishi Student’s Union has expressed deep shock over the untimely death of Nguri Tana. Union conveyed its condolence to the bereaved family and prays almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.

All Kurung Kumey District Student’s Union (AKKDSU) has also condoled the death of Nguri Tana. Union has offered deep condolence to the family of late Tana and prayed for peace of his soul. Arunachal Law Academy Students Union has expressed deep sorrow over sudden demise of one of their colleague Nguri Tana. In this regard a condolence meeting was held and two minute silence was observed in remembrance of late Tana.  Arunachal Students Union Shillong(ASUS) joining the rest of the student community has mourned demise of Nguri Tana. Late Tana in his various capacities as member of ASUS during his college days at Shillong has vastly contributed to the union. Union prayed to the almighty god to give peace to the soul of late Tana.




ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh and Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu have extended Janmastami greetings to the people of Arunachal.


ANSU gets support

ITANAGAR, Sep 1: All Papum Poma Students Union (APPSU) has come out in support of the proposed capital bandh called by All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) on 6th of this month.  In a release, union stated that all the demands of ANSU are legitimate and state government should seriously look into their demand.


Morcha demands

ITANAGAR, Sep 1: Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha, East Kameng district unit has requested executing department and contractors to immediately complete construction of roads at Seppa Township, Seppa to Chayangtajo, Seppa to Bameng, Seppa to Pakke-Kessang and Bameng to Lada.


Civic action prog

CHANGLANG, Sept 1: Under civic action programme, 25 Assam Rifles R handed over a bus waiting shed, badminton court & five solar lights to Hatangsu village, Changlang.

The project is fully funded & constructed by Army under operation samaritan amounting.   

The occasion was attended by DIG 25 Sect AR Brig J S Negi , VSM , as chief guest who unveiled the stone for waiting shed & solar street lights.

Changlang DC Opak Gao’s appreciated the efforts of AR. Later, he unveiled the foundation stone for play ground & water supply scheme.


Association demands

ITANAGAR, Sep 1: All Kurung Kumey district FPS Welfare Association has protested against government’s decision to re-introduce head load carriage system of PDS in the district. Association has urged government to airlift PDS item so as essential ration commodities is available in interior areas of Kurung Kumey district.


Woman dead

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: A mother of five children Tara Yater is alleged to have been killed by her second husband on Aug 15 at Sakiang in Papum Pare. Informing this, Sagalee unit of Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society said that the alleged killer has been arrested and currently under Police custody. It demanded that the first husband of the deceased be handed over to Police too. The Society alleged that he abandoned his wife to marry for a second time.


Association demands

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: All Nyapin Sangram Phassang Youth Welfare Association (ANSPYWA) demanded the BSNL authority in the state start mobile service at Nyapin and Sangram immediately by activating the already erected tower in the area.

The students union said that although construction of the tower has been completed successfully last year it remained non-starter/defunct due to lack of sincerity on the part of BSNL authority towards people of the area.

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