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Congress declares 56 names

Itanagar, Sept 13: The Indian National Congress has declared the names of candidates for the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative assembly elections. The party is yet to come up with the names for 16-Yachuli, 12-Pakke-Kessang, 18-Palin and 47-Namsai constituencies. Sitting Congress MLAs Nyato Rigia, Thajam Aboh and Tadik Chije are notable absentees.

The names were made available to press by In charge of Congress Election Committee Oscar Fernandes.


No. & Name of Constituency  Name of Candidates


1 Lumla (ST)                           Jambey Tashi

2 Tawang (ST)                        Tsewang Dhondup

3 Mukto (ST)                           Dorjee Khandu

4 Dirang (ST)                          Tsering Gyurme

5 Kalaktang (ST)                     Tsering Norbu Thongdok

6 Thrizino- Buragaon (ST)         Naresh Glow

7 Bomdila (ST)                        R.T. Khunjuju

8 Bameng (ST)                        Kumar Wai

9 Chayang Tajo (ST)                Kameng Dolo

10 Seppa East (ST)                Tame Phassang

11 Seppa West (ST)               Hari Natung

13 Itanagar (ST)                     Kipa Babu

14 Doimukh (ST)                    Nabam Rebia

15  Sagalee (ST)                    Nabum Tuki

17 Ziro Hapoli (ST)                  Padi Richo

19 Nyapin (ST)                      Tatar Kipa

20 Tali (ST)                           Takam Sorang

21 Koloriang (ST)                   Lokam Tassar

22 Nacho (ST)                       Tanga Byaling

23 Taliha (ST)                        Punji Mara

24 Daporijo (ST)                     Yari Dulom

25 Raga (ST)                         Nido Pavitra

26 Damporijo (ST)                  Takar Marde

27 Liromoba (ST)                   Jarbom Gamlin

28 Likabali (ST)                     Jomde Kena

29 Basar (ST)                        Gojen Gadi

30 Along West (ST)               Gadam Ete

31 Along East (ST)                Jarkar Gamlin

32 Rumgong (ST)                   Dibang Tatak

33 Mechuka (ST)                   Passang Dorjee Sona

34 Tuting Yingkiong(ST)          Gegong Apang

35 Pangin (ST)                      Tapang Taloh

36 Nari Koyu (ST)                  Tako Dabi

37 Pasighat West (ST)           Omak Apang

38 Pasighat East (ST)           Bosiram Siram

39 Mebo (ST)                        Lombo Tayeng

40 Mariyang Geku (ST)          J. K. Panggeng

41 Anini (ST)                         Rajesh Tacho

42 Dambuk (ST)                    Roding Pertin

43 Roing (ST)                        Pomaya Mithi

44 Tezu(ST)                          Karikho Kri

45 Hayuliang(ST)                   Kalikho Pul

46 Chowkham(ST)                Chow Tewa Mein

48 Lekang(ST)                      Chowna Mein

49 Bordumsa-Diyum              C.C. Singpho

50 Miao (ST)                         Kamlung Mosang

51 Nampong(ST)                   Setong Sena

52 Changlang (South) (ST)     Phosum Khimhun

53 Changlang North (ST)       Thinghap Taiju

54 Namsang(ST)                   Wangki Lowang

55 Khonsa East (ST)             T.L. Rajkumar

56 Khonsa West (ST)             Yumsem Matey

57 Borduria-Bogapani(ST)       Wanglin Lowangdong

58 Kanubari(ST)                     Newlai Tingkhatra

59 Longding Pumao(ST)          hangwang Wangham

60 Pongchao-Wakka(ST)        Honchum Ngadam



Don Bosco Career Guidance Tour

ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Don Bosco School, Itanagar in collaboration with DBYC organized a week-long Career Guidance Tour for the class IX students.  

The programme which was basically a pleasure trip was something very different as in the course of the programme the students were given a day of interactive career guidance sessions by the 92 Artillery Division of the Indian army, en route Nathula.  

During the course of the day the students were given inputs on careers in the armed forces in general and the army in particular.  The demo dummy firing of the field guns by the jawans caught the attention of all the students. The students were also taught as to how to make specific graphs of the enemy location which is very important for accuracy in shelling. They also had a real feel of the guns as well as certain surveillance equipments, including the 20 kms distance night vision equipment.

The programme was coordinated by Col. Patel and Lt. Col. Malik from the Head Quarters of 2 Mountain Division of the army.  What took the students by surprise was the hospitality shown by men in uniform and their promptness in rising to the occasion and coming up with substantial assistance which made their trip to Gangtok a memorable one.The exposure trip which is an annual programme organized by the school for the class IX students is gradually taking the shape of a Career Guidance Tour, thanks to the 2 Mountain Division at Gangtok.  “We enjoyed the trip a lot”, said Bengia Pandey, a participant, “but what made the trip very special was our day with the personnel of the armed forces.”  The School management as well as DBYC has expressed heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made it possible for the students to get a taste of the army hospitality.


15 State Level Karate-Do tournament begins

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Sep 12: The state government should give more support to sporting organizations and events to accelerate the sports activities in the state said former minister Lechi Legi while attending the inaugural function of the 15th State level Karate-Do Championship-2009 as the chief guest.

While citing the importance of sports in today’s society, Legi acknowledged that karate as a sport has brought tremendous laurels for the state besides putting Arunachal Pradesh in the world map of sports.

Sports Authority of Arunachal member secretary D K Dinglo attending as the guest of honour said that Arunachal Karate-Do Association (AKA) is responsible for making the state government implement the 5% reservation for meritorious sportspersons in various government departments.

120 karatekas from 11 districts are taking part in the 15th State level Karate-Do Championship-2009 that began today at Nikum Niya Hall Nirjuli.

The Nikum Niya hall was packed as the tournament in its first day has been able to draw a huge number of spectators.

Karate is practiced for self-perfection, for self-defense and as a sport. The kumites (sparing) and katas (demonstration) performed with striking art of using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes and open-handed techniques besides others intrigue the audience present.

At the highest state level of competition, the mental game became the deciding factor between the winners and losers today though karate is considered as a life-long marathon which can be won only through self-discipline, hard training and one's own creative efforts.

Earlier, the Arunachal Karate-Do Association (AKA) president Sensei Likha Tara and general secretary Sensei Lungkung Marik also spoke on the occasion.

A demonstration was also presented by karatekas of SAI, Naharlagun at the inaugural function.

A technical seminar was also organised for judges and referees yesterday at the same venue.

The finals of all categories of  kumite and kata will be held tomorrow.  


Govt lifts restriction on entry of visitors

ITANAGAR, Sept 12: Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operators Association (APTOA) and several foreign tourist groups stranded in different parts of India for want of entry clearance were relieved today as Government of Arunachal Pradesh lifted 8 days mandatory stay outside the State before entering in Arunachal.

The decision of the state government which was taken following outbreak of H1N1 was sharply criticized by the tour operators.  

Dr Ando Kazuo, whose Japanese group was held up at Guwahati for last four days because of the earlier notification, was a happy man to receive this good news. Notwithstanding the PAP problems, he and his group was happy that Govt of Arunachal Pradesh was taking extra care in containing swine flu disease which has engulfed ¾ of the world. APTOA thanked the Department of Tourism and The Directorate of Health Services, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh for lifting the restriction. This order has come at the right time as the new tourist season has just begun and Arunachal Tourism is opening up to receive increased number of foreigners and Indian visitors this season, stated Tsering Wange Chairman of APTOA.

Earlier APTOA made several representation to the State Govt to lift the restriction as transmission of  H1N1 virus is minimum from foreign tourists/Indian nationals returning from abroad.

As per Ministry of Health & Family Welfare notification dated 7th September, total 5638110 passengers were screened at 83 Airport Counters manned by 225 doctors and 172 paramedics. Of the total sample tested, only 1042 (0.4 %)   came from the Airport screening, rest of the samples were collected indigenously from different parts of India!

APTOA would render unconditional support and cooperation to the Health Department and will make sure that every foreign tourist intending to visit Arunachal Pradesh is medically checked before applying for permit and would be screened again at any one of the four designated entry points – Bhalukpong, Banderdewa, Ruksin and Namchik before they are allowed to enter the State.

This is to ensure that no H1N1 virus is brought to the State by the visiting tourists as health and safety of our people are of paramount importance, said APTOA Chairman.

APTOA also recorded its appreciation for the officials and staff members of the State Tourism Department for contributing relief to the fire victims of Nyigam village.

Meanwhile John Panya President APTOA was felicitated by APTOA Governing Body yesterday on being inducted as Chairman of Environment, Forest and Tourism Cell, APCC (I), Arunachal Pradesh.


YMAC’s day out School children

ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Young Mission Adventure Club supported by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Itanagar conducted adventure Programme at Dharia water fall and Poma at Itanagar on September 9 and 12.

The Programme was flagged off by General Manager NABARD, Itanagar Dr. B G Mukhopadhyay on September 9.

He encouraged the young participants to take part in adventure activities and to explore the adventure tourism and adventure sports potential of the state.

Altogether, 25 young adventures from different district including 5 girls and 6 boys from King Cup Public School Itanagar took part in adventure programme.

Trek to Dharia water fall, river crossing, tents pitching were the main attraction of the Programme.

In the valedictory function held at Itanagar Relief, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management Deputy Director M Tayeng congratulated the participants and advised them to take part in the extra curriculum like adventure sports.

Tayeng appreciate the Young Mission Adventures Club and their members for rendering tireless services for promoting Youth activities specially adventure activities for the youth of the state.


Roing edition ‘The Eastern Mail’ launched

ROING, Sept 13: The Roing Edition of The Eastern Mail, a weekly was formally launched today.

The Chief Editor of the Eastern Mail Shantanu Kri, released the first issue of the Roing edition. He also launched the web edition of the weekly www.roingnewsonline.com.

He was accompanied by Komini Meto, publisher of the weekly and Napi Meto, Chairman of the Kera-a Society.

The Roing edition which will be published simultaneously from Roing and Tezu has formally accepted Raju Mimi, former editor of Veracity, as the resident editor.

Taking up the responsibility as the editor of weekly, Mimi said, “The new venture is to consolidate the strength of the small journalist community from the eastern districts of Arunachal to come under one umbrella”.

Kri while speaking to the gathering said, “Roing edition should become a mouth piece for local people in the region to raise local issues which otherwise fail to get highlighted at the state level Medias”.

Congratulating the resident editor, Kri said, “The effort made by Raju in disseminating local news of Lohit and Dibang through electronic media using internet is laudable.

With the launch of Roing Edition of the Eastern Mail, Meto expressed and wished that the weekly now has the ambitious goal of reaching all the four districts of Lower Dibang Vally, Dibang Valley, Lohit and Anjaw districts of Arunachal Pradesh. The publications will lay stress on local events and issues of these districts.


Seven dead in Seppa bus mishap

Tezpur, Sept 13: (UNI) At least seven people were killed and several others injured as a night bus skidded off the road in Seppa-Tezpur road.

Seven bodies were recovered while 33 others were admitted to Seppa Civil Hospital as police, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and public were carrying out a rescue operation in the area.

The night super bus bearing no AR-02-0378 under the Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Bus was travelling from Seppa to Tezpur when it fell into a gorge near Bana, under Rupa police station of West Kameng at around 10.30 pm last night. According to Police Sources, around 40 passengers were boarded on the ill-fated bus.

Officials fear the toll may go up as the rescue workers were yet to trace out all the passengers. The decease have been identified includes as Maye Rangmo (32), Miss Mero Lamgu (16), Tater Techi Tarang and K.C Deka, an employee of power department.

All the injured were evacuated to the district Hospital Seppa and ten seriously injured were further air lifted to RK mission hospital Itanagar today.

Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu and SP rushed to the spot for rescue operation.

Magistrate Tunge Loya, DSP Seppa U.Saikia, SI P.Phunchu and seven constable, Officer in Charge L.Dawa with 8 IRBN and three Constable from Police station Rupa and ALC personnel from DC office Seppa were engaged in retrieving the dead bodies from deep Gorge. (With input from DIPRO)


Dept reacts to allegations

ITANAGAR: The allegation made by All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) Lower Dibang Valley district on illegal appointment unit published on Sept 12 is baseless and there is no iota of truth in it.  

Urban Development & Housing Division have accepted the joining reports of those incumbents who were actually appointed before the announcement of Election Model Code of Conduct.

It is my moral duty to carry out the Govt’s orders because all the appointment orders were issued from Govt level. So there is no question of any appointment been made at Roing Division said Er Hali Welly, Deputy Director UD and Housing.

We just carried out the orders from govt.

Such publication not only tarnish image of innocent field functionaries but also can provoke other unions statewide, he added while expressing resentment at the allegation made by the union.


Union demands

ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pharmacy Students’ Union said that the Drugs inspector exam should be conducted through APPSCCE in a meeting held recently.  









(Readers’ Forum)






Dependence is death and independence is life


In the wake of sky touching prices of all essential commodities, the worst affected are the house wives, who do look after the kitchen at home, whether she has a pie or no pie in hands a mother has to anyhow manage two times meals for her family. Who will understand the plights of women right from below poverty line (BPL) to the middle class.

The 90% population in the state are neither employed nor have work at hands, hardly 20% population are well placed in agriculture and rest are in the mad race of hunting for regular income source, at times taken to shift agriculture here and there.

The lack of regular income source and availability of work in hands has ultimately compelled the sections of energetic and creative housewives to find out way for generating income for themselves.

The bolly everyone casting their eyes upon is a practical and definitely a short time method of earning for women themselves. It is not bolly as everybody calls but a money rotation system. The housewives sufficiently earned through this money rotation system. Therefore, all cross sections of society should appreciate such positive struggle of our sisters.    Even the local administration should stand by them by providing healthy guidelines time to time. Women always want to do something to earn for themselves, whenever they ask help from individuals no body comes forward to help the struggling woman even the banks do not help them. This is my own experience also.

Therefore, I will always advocate for women cause as the wearer knows where the shoe pinches. However, I would suggest all those women who are taking part in this money rotation system to try to make a success story by consistence and perseverance efforts and by patience. We must learn to stick to a particular profession. Sudden shift of work or profession does not pay in the long run. They should remain sensitive to their family like also.

They can set up their own financial corporate banks and in turn give support to all those helpless women who want to set up their own small business unit. The norms of all nationalized and regional banks are not helpful to individual poor woman in particular. Under such situation, the woman involved in income generating activity through such money rotation system can be a great help to poor women who need small & short term loans at nominal interest (less interest).   

Let us achieve the goal of economic independence through such sheer hard work and a positive struggle for I know that dependence is death and independence is life. Rights must be reciprocated by duties. This is one popular line I have been quoting all time.

Besides, this money rotation activity, there are many more self income generating schemes available. The women must able to tap such resources by being positive and a hard working. Women are the embodiments of the shakti, the laxmi, the durga, the saraswati, the kali and the mother Mary. What we woman can not do, if we stand united. Let us not sleep any more. All tall talk without performance is sign of total decadence of the very foundation of our society. Similarly, politics without performance is total degeneration of Indian democracy.

Work! Work! Work coupled with morality and honest intention must be the secret of success for all of us that too at a time getting a spoonful of cooked dal even once in a blue moon has become a distant dream for million masses.

So, let us not ridicule the positive and practical struggle of our sisters who are working very hard through out day and night to earn money in order to meet their daily essential needs through the much talked money rotation system. Let us all be supportive and encouraging to them. Let us give love to them but not hatred as love is life and hatred is death.


Tame Yam Natung

State president,

BJP, Mahila Morcha,







Recruit UPO through APPSC


Urban Development and Housing is the only department which hardly hands over its vacant posts to the APPSC – like UPO, AUPO and other ministerial posts for recruitment. Most of the vacant posts are filled up through deputation without maintaining recruitment rules framed for engineering and other departments.

Junion engineers serving in RWD and PWD for 2 to 4 years are appointed on deputation against direct recruitment post of UPO, which is equivalent to assistant engineer. Surprisingly, they are absorbed in the  same grade without handing over the posts to APPSC for inclusion in the combined engineering recruitment examination.

Now, Taba Tedir has taken over the charges of director of the department and we have come to know that he is a good officer, who sticks to the rules of the Govt. Hence, we would request Tedir and the concerned secretary to hand over the vacant posts of UPOs to APPSC for recruitment through the combined examination for engineering services.


Mike Bui

Balang Lare

Unemployed engineers

G-Extention, Naharlagun





Capital road needs bigger space


The number of vehicles in the Capital city has increased enormously and the  it  is  increasing  day by day. On the other hand the NH 52A remains the same resulting in traffic congestion. Therefore, the Capital Youth Organisation (CYO) urged the department concerned to take immediately measures for widening of the road to make it traffic worthy.

It has also been noticed that despite establishments of several traffic points in the Capital, there is hardly any traffic police seen in traffic points like Vivek Vihar junction, Gohpur-Zoo road tri-junction. As a result,  traffic rules have been violated by the drivers and sometimes,  such violation leads to fatal accident. So, it is time for the authorities to  look into the matter and  deploy adequate traffic personnel  in police points.


Bengia Nachung


Hibu Omo

Secretary, Info and Publicity, CYO

September - 14