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NPF unhappy over ECI's decision on Arunachal polls

Kohima, Sept 21: With only few days left for filing nominations for the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections, the Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF) today expressed unhappiness over the ''delay tactics'' of the Election Commission in giving the green signal to the NPF to contest elections in that state.

In a release issued here, NPF secretary general KG Kenye said the NPF, being one of the oldest regional political parties in the North East, had recently decided to contest the October 13 Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh.

The NPF, with the cock symbol, is contemplating to field at least five candidates in Tirap and Changlang districts of Arunachal Pradesh, he stated.

The secretary general also expressed his party's displeasure over the alleged delay of the ECI in granting the green signal to the NPF to contest the forthcoming Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh.

A team of the NPF, led by political advisor to Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and former Nagaland Speaker Z Lohe, is camping in Arunachal Pradesh since last few days, party sources said.


Roadway, thanks to NREGA

BOMDILA, Oct 21: In a follow-up of centre’s flagship programme for rural employment, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Assurance (NREGA) programme was given a thrust in West Kameng district by DRDA project director Dagbom Riba, who disbursed wage payments for the mule track at Shajijing (Nachibon village) and the porter track at Ditchik village, constructed by the respective villagers under the NREGA of Nafra CD block.

“Besides providing wages to rural people, it as also an effort to provide better connectivity to border area villages,” said Riba.

During the programme, Riba was accompanied by Nafra BDO S Gurung, DRDA technical assistant SN Singh, extension officer (RE) Sang Droma and other technical staffers, who physically visited the work sites constructed by job card holders and distributed the payments.


Natung reacts

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: East Kameng District Congress Committee president Hari Natung said that the allegation leveled by MLA Tani Loffa that there was an attempt on his life by some unidentified youths of Seba and Ningcho on September 14 and 15 is false and rubbish.

Natung said that the incident must be the handy work of some persons wanting to disrupt the poll activities of the ensuing assembly elections and to distort the image of INC candidate of Seppa West.   

Natung urged upon the people to abstain from such heinous act which has no place in the democracy. He further urged upon leaders of other political parties of East Kameng district not to encourage the people to take part in such activities.

Natung also urged the state government and the district administration to keep strict vigil so that such incidence does not occur in the near future.


Itanagar is in Andhra Pradesh, says DU

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: Yes, you read it correct. Delhi University in a letter to Dr M Q Khan, Associate Professor of English at Dera Natung Govt College, zeroed down that Itanagar is in Andhra Pradesh, much to the shock of the learned teacher.

Dr Khan had applied for the post of Associate professor in Delhi University. In response to the application, University sent a calling letter, without much home work.

The address obviously confused the postal department as well. The letter arrived on Sept 14 whereas the interview was to be held on Sept 9.

When an Institution of repute makes such gross mistake, one cannot accuse ordinary Indians of being ignorant.  It looks like, they have a long way to go.


RGU teachers to join protest

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: Rajiv Gandhi University Teachers’ Association (RGUTA) is joining All India Protest Days on Sept 23 and 24 in response to a call given by Federation of Central Universities Teachers’ Associations (FEDCUTA) against the failure of the University Grants Commission (UGC) in consulting FEDCUTA before finalization of Regulations of service conditions of teachers.

Other demands of the Association include- rectifications in the pay fixation table of Associate Professors and Professors; enhancement of grade pay of Assistant Professors and Professors; option from CPF to GPF; old Pension Scheme for teachers appointed since 1.1.2004 and retirement age of 65 for Librarians.

The first day of the protest will be marked by wearing Black Badges by all the members of RGUTA, to be followed by a peaceful procession and Dharna in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s Secretariat on the second day.

Executive members of RGUTA appeal all members to co-operate and participate in the proposed Protests Days.


Districts geared up for assembly polls

KHONSA, Sept 21: Assembly elections hardly a few weeks away, the Tirap district administration and District Election office at Khonsa is putting in all efforts to create a conducive atmosphere for free and fair elections.

The DEO, Ankur Garg is personally spearheading all poll preparedness programmes. Every aspect is being closely monitored by him to ensure smooth and incident-free elections.

Recently Sachin Shinde, IAS, Assistant Commissioner (Election) accompanied by DSP G.N. Roy and his team raided the shops in the premises of State Transport Office, Khonsa and seized huge quantities of liquor. The shopkeepers were clandestinely concealing the liquor in their shops to sell during elections. Apart from this the district administration is sensitizing the entire township to check activities of mischief-mongers and hooligans. Round the clock police patrolling in and around the township is being carried out as a pre-emptive step to thwart any untoward incidents. This has been necessitated by presence of different political parties having established their temporary offices at Khonsa.

The District Election office is working on a war-footing to give finishing touches to all paper work and other arrangements for smooth conduct of elections. The local people who possess licensed guns have begun to deposit their guns at the Police station of their respective jurisdictions. Though this is a routine exercise during elections, people are extending their cooperation, thanks to the awareness and prior information intimated to them by the district administration.

All preparations for the 13th October polls in readiness notwithstanding, the DEO is not leaving any room for any lapses or hiccups whatsoever and he is personally supervising the preparations to ensure flawless and smooth polls.

As a matter of fact Tirap district had smooth Panchayat and Parliamentary elections in the recent past in spite of apprehensions due to presence of insurgents in the district.

SEPPA: The electioneering process in East Kameng District is going on peacefully. A team of Engineers from ECIL,Hyderabad headed by SC Sarkar are engaged in the 1st level checking which would go on till Sept 22.

It began today at DEO's office in the presence of DEO Pige Ligu and ADC Mige Kamki.

EVM awareness campaign and training to voters was also conducted here at General Ground.

This campaign began from Pakoti and Mebua on Sept 18, Bana and Pampoli were covered on Sept 19 in which the trainers from DEO's office imparted training to the voters on EVM operation and methodology.

ANINI: In order to ensure smooth conduct of Assembly elections in Dibang Valley District. Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer, Tayor Jempen is leaving no stone unturned to look into every aspect.

As a part of this exercise, a team of experts from Electronic Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) today imparted training to the master trainers on use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM).

All the nodal officers of EVM awareness team have attended the training programme, which was held at the office PHED Inquiry office, Anini.

The Master Trainers will conduct awareness campaign in interior and remote circle HQs of Dibang Valley district to educate the villagers under the 41 Anini (ST) Assembly Constituency with effect from September 24 next, informed RO, Jempen.

Meanwhile, the first level checking of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) was done in the presence of the Administrative Officers and other nodal officers in charges.

DEO, Jempen has informed that altogether 62 EVMs have been checked which were used in the last Parliamentary Election. He further informed that this exercises was carried out as per the directives of Election Commission of India. EVM used in the last Lok Sabha Election will be put in to re-use in the coming Assembly Election as there is no defects are detected and is fit for re-use, he added. The EVMs are checked by the team of ECIL Engineers from Hyderabad under the strict supervision of Er S S Mukherjee.

Mukherjee disclosed that as on now 6 EVMs have found to be defected, which will be repaired by the team here itself before the commissioning of EV machines for conducting of polls.

Talom Dupak, EAC/ERO 41 Anini constituency informed that the final publication of EPIC is completed. The total electors during 2004 were 4292 which has come down to 3,740 after deletion of double entry voters from electoral roll.

Further, he informed that out of 44 polling stations under Anini Constituency, 6 have been identified as hyper sensitive & 12 to be sensitive.

AALO: The 1st Phase of Training to Presiding and Polling Officers for conduct of ensuing Legislative Assembly Election was held in Aalo Club on Sept 19- 20.

While initiating the Training Amjad Tak, IAS DC cum DEO West Siang appealed the Presiding and Polling Officers for free and fair conduct of the election.

The resource persons of the training were ADC Kanki Darang, EAC (Election) T. Pertin, DF&CSO( Master Trainer EVM)Tomo Gamlin, and DIO I/C K C Wangmo. (DIPROs)


Bomdila on a clean drive

BOMDILA, Sept 21: A mass social service cum total sanitation drive was conducted on  Sept 19 at Bomdila township under the patronize of  Deputy Commissioner West Kameng Swati  Sharma  from 0900 hrs to 1300 hrs in order to keep the Bomdila township neat and clean.

Braving the inclement weather, the employees of entire govt. department of the district took active participations in the mass social service cum total sanitation drive led by the concern head of departments.

The student communities along with their teacher of various schools in Bomdila, members of bazaar welfare committee also joined the social service.

Appreciating the concept of organizing such type of mass social service, large number of general public also took active participations during the mass social service which in long run will be remember and help in keep the township clean and hygienic.

With the advance of the tourist season and by seeing the tourism perspective in this beautiful hilly station Deputy Commissioner while interacting with the people had strictly warn all the resident of Bomdila township to keep their surrounding clean and hygienic as cleanliness is a area where compromise can’t be made because it is link with human health.

DC also advised the people of Bomdila to inculcate the good habit of throwing garbage in their dustbin.


Khrimey resigns from INC

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: Senior Politician R K Khrimey has resigned from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress party.

Khrimey represents the 5 Kalaktang Assembly Constituency and was an associate member of the INC.  He was however denied a Congress ticket for the ensuing assembly election.


Society demands restoration of power supply

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: Totpu Panchayat Youth Welfare Society highlighting the public grievances on power disruption in the area appealed the EE (E) Naharlagun Electrical Division Nirjuly to replace the existing defunct transformer of Totpu Panchayat immediately.

It said that the power supply had been disrupted since six months back due to breakdown of one of the transformer, it added.


Effa removed from NCP

ITANAGAR Sep 21: Tungri Effa, has been removed from the post of president of East Kameng district NCP unit for anti party activities.


RGUSU new executive

ITANAGAR: The new Executive Body of Rajiv Gandhi University Students' Union was formed on Sept 21with the election of Tayuk Sonam, M.A. 3rd Semester (political Science Department) and Lingdum Taha, M.A. 3rd Semester (History Department)as President and General Secretary respectively.

David Gao and  Mai Rina are elected as Vice-President and Joint Secretary respectively.

The University authority expressed satisfaction and gratitude to the Election Committee, headed by Professor B. Tripathy for successful conduct of the election.


Gabriel picks PPA

ITANAGAR: Gabriel Denwang Wangsu has decided to contest the forth coming assembly election as People Party of Arunachal (PPA) candidate from 58-Kanubari (ST) assembly constituency.

 Arunachal Pradesh Trinamool Congress (APTMC) had also offered him the party ticket.






(Readers’ Forum)






Transfer order for a retired teacher!


The political whimsical and blatant misuse of power seems to have reached its zenith in Arunachal Pradesh. Even the dead man could be a political victim in the land of “khusi Khusi”.

The most fitting case is that of a transfer order vide WS/EDN/EST/1956/PT.II/ 2009-10 Dt 21st August of Education Department, where in a already retired JT teacher M Rajeswaran  from Govt Higher Secondary School, Basar was transferred  to Nikte Govt Hr Secondary School by DDSE West Siang district, Aalo. Rajeswaran had retired from his service as JT nine month back after serving many years and has been serving in a private school at Basar for last 8 months after retirement.

During his service life at Basar Rajeswaran had been loved and  respected by the people of Basar for his outstanding service, sincerity and loving attitude towards the students and many of  his former students have become officers in the state and central governments.  Basar Ao Welfare Association had felicitated him for his outstanding service and as an honest and sincere teacher.

But alas, the dirty politics have no consideration for noble service rendered by the teacher.

Even after his retirement, some vested interest ‘politicians’ from Basar, many of whom have been his student, had recommended his name for transfer and the DDSE Aalo, unmindfully  transferred him even without verifying the details whether the teacher is serving or already retired.

What more could be said about such irresponsible act? This is a stark example of the dirtiest mind of so called politicians of the 29th Basar Assembly constituency in particular, and state as a whole and sycophant babu’s.


Goi Bam

Bam village





Elect the capable leader


Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I on behalf of the youths of the 10th East Seppa constituency would like to appeal all the responsible citizens of the constituency especially university students, collegians, well-wishers, intellectuals and youths to support and elect the capable leader (candidate) in the  Assembly election in the Seppa constituency. Before giving our valuable votes on Oct 13 next we must think twice - who is the best leader to represent the people and the society.

We have to cast our valuable vote in favour of good leader who may dedicatedly look for the development of the 10th East Seppa constituency, Seppa  is the oldest headquarter of the East Kameng district but still this constituency is the most backward and under developed in comparison to the other district HQs of the state. Due to our blind support to incapable leader in every election, many sectors like roads, electricity etc  remain the same  without development.

Therefore, it is the right time to take a resolve to support and elect capable candidate who can do better for the development of the 10th East Seppa constituency.


Atung Cheda

Youth of 10th East Seppa




We should not underrate China’s capability


Comment made by the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu regarding Chinese capacity  may ignite a conflagration on the bilateral relationship between India and China. Underrating China’s political and military potential will be the idiotic. Arunachal Pradesh is  an inseparable part of India. India has the legitimate right to strengthen its capability to protect its territory through adequate infrastructure development and troop deployments.  

Taking up challenge on economic front will not help reduce any pressure on both the sides, infact it will be hopeless to tackle such growing anxiety. China has always been pragmatic in constitutional regulations which should  not be termed as game of psychological warfare. May be this style of conflict happens in our state  but we must not neglect the fact that China has already developmed two lane road right up to the McMohan line and this is not a psychological expansion.

Indian media have also been not responsible enough to take this issue in a shrewd medium; there has always been exaggeration of the essentials. Before pointing out fingers at the “Global Times”, it is to be seen that have the media here become conscious of their own responsibilities?


Haku Tatak


Mascot Network Society






Vote for the best


The All Yobung Students Union (AYSU) had decided to support such a leader who truly respect the principle of the democracy as enshrined in the Constitution and who have potential to lead the society towards new orientation.

I, on behalf of the AYSU, appeal the masses to shoulder their responsibility by supporting the best leader in the Assembly election, to bring in development in the Rumgong constituency, especially the Payum and Kaying circle.


Tabuk Pado

President, AYSU

September - 22