154 candidates in fray
Pranab, Sangma, Shatrughan to visit state today
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: 154 candidates are in the race for the Oct 13 Arunachal Pradesh
Legislative Assembly polls, as election fervor grips the state. Of the sixty member
house, three seats have already been secured by the Indian National Congress elected
This includes Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, sitting MLA Tsewang Dhondhup and debutant
On the last date, 27 have withdrawn from the race leaving 154 in the fray.
Indian National Congress 57, Nationalist Congress party are fielding 36 candidates,
All India Trinamool Congress- 26, Bharatiya Janata Party-18, Janata Dal (United)-03,
People’s Party of Arunachal-11 and Independent- 03.
Meanwhile Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukarjee is slated to release the INC party
Manifesto at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan.
General Secretary, AICC in-charge Arunachal Pradesh V Narayanasamy, APCC President
Nabam Tuki, CLP Leader Dorjee Khandu, CWC member Luzinho Falerio, MP Mukut Mithi,
MP Takam Sanjoy, MP Ninong Ering, Secretary AICC, in-charge Arunachal Pradesh Sanjay
Bapna, Secretary AICC Ranji Thomas along with all rank and files of APCC and frontal
organizations would attend the programme.
Mukherjee will also attend the launching ceremony of official website of APCC at
Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar.
Popular Bollywood Star and MP Shatrughan Sinha is scheduled to arrive in the state
on a two day visit. He would address public rally at Ganga Market, Itanagar at 1530
Hrs onwards and at Thakkar Complex Areas, Naharlagun on September 30.
NCP Star Campaigner, former Lok Sabha speaker P A Sangma, National General Secretary
and MP Tariq Anwar will address the Nationalist Congress Party, Arunachal Pradesh
Unit rally meeting at Takkar Complex, Naharlagun on September 30.
Indian National Congress - 57
Bharatiya Janata Party - 18
Nationalist Congress Party - 36
Janata Dal (United) - 03
All India Trinamool Congress - 26
Peoples Party of Arunachal - 11
Independent - 03
Total - 154
144 clamped in Dirang after group clash
Reports from District on election preparedness
BOMDILA, Sept 29: Deputy Commissioner cum District Magistrate West Kameng, have clamped
144 in and around Dirang Township after a group clash. Reportedly, the rival groups
have damaged dwelling houses and inflicted injuries to persons including gherao of
the Police Station Dirang. Superintendent of Police, Palden, rushed to Dirang to
control the law and order situation.
The electioneering and campaigning has been however allowed, provided prior permission
for a rally or procession has been obtained from the competent authority and without
affecting the peace and order of the area. This order would remain in force for a
period of 7 days from the date of issue.
A co-ordination meeting, of all the contesting candidates and their Election Agents
was held in the DEO cum R.Os office here today in presence of the two Central Observers.
This co-ordination meeting assumes importance consequent upon the political rivalry
resulting in ugly instances in the wake of the campaigning for the Assembly Elections
particularly in 4-Dirang and in 6-Thrizino-Buragoan Assembly Constituencies.
Taking serious note of the incidents at 6-Thrizino-Buragoan Assembly constituency
and particularly that of the incident at 4-Dirang Assembly Constituency where 144Cr
PC had to be promulgated on 27th last, DEO cum RO Swati Sharma reiterated that strict
action would be taken against the defaulters irrespective of one’s political stature,
social standing or party affiliations. In order to ensure public order, peace and
tranquility in the district, before, during and after the election, she deliberated
on the law and order issues, strict adherence to the Model Code of Conduct, immediate
removal of unauthorized party offices, formation of peace committees to be headed
by the respective Administrative Officers of the area,
Randomization of polling parties etc. She also informed that campaigning has been
banned from 2200 hrs to 0600 hrs and use of Walkie-talkies for electioneering purposes
has been prohibited and would be confiscated even if legally licensed. Keeping in
view the security of the contesting candidates and in interest of public order, DEO
cum RO Swati Sharma directed the contesting candidates to keep posted the concerned
AROs and OCs of the respective police stations of their movement plan. Besides the
role to be played by the Micro Observers during the Poll day, in order to keep a
direct tab from the district headquarters, necessary arrangements would be made for
live voting in at least 12 polling stations in the district which comes under the
critical and hyper sensitive categories, she added.
In order to ensure a free and fair election, Central Observers L. Satya Srinivas
and SP Kadu Patil impressed upon the contesting candidates and their agents the need
to maintain law and order, peace and tranquility in their irrespective constituencies.
Meanwhile the first phase of the training for the polling officials of 7-Bomdila
Assembly constituency began on Tuesday. The 2nd and 3rd phase of training for the
7-Bomdila Assembly Constituency would be held on 3rd and 7th of October in the Officers
Club Bomdila. Training in other Assembly Constituencies of the district is also being
conducted and would be summed up on 8th of October.
DAPORIJO: In order to conduct the forthcoming Assembly elections in a free, fair
and hassle free manner, the district administration is working in tandem with the
observers and ROs stated the DEO here today.The First Level Checking of EVMs was
done successfully here on Sept 25.
ROING: Anuradha Mall (IAS), General Observer to Assembly Election for 42-Dambuk and
43-Roing Assembly Constituencies checked poll preparedness in the district. Mall
along with YW Ringu, DEO, M.Tato, ARO and Nani Sha, Protocol Officer inspected Polling
Stations in and around Roing Township to ensure peaceful and smooth conduct of Assembly
Election in the district.
ANINI: District Election Officer, Tayor Jempen exhorting polling officials to be
impartial and neutral during the conduct of polls. He was addressing the training
program of presiding officers and other poll personnel. Jempen urged them to equip
themselves with the prescribed guidelines of Election Commission of India for discharging
their duties in effective manner. Election Observer, M.V.S. Rami Reddey, called upon
the polling officials to be very clear about rules and handling of EVM machines since
the poll will be conducted in the region, which has no modern facilities.
Meanwhile in a meeting with the Sector Magistrates Jempen urged them to gather all
the necessary information before the actual commencement of polls such as route maps
and its accessibility to all polling stations, law and order situations so as to
avert any unruly situations.In view of lack of telephone facilities in remote areas,
he asked them to coordinate with panchayat bodies. He also asked them to ensure that
poll teams should reach their respective polling stations well ahead the time along
with police team and also assist the presiding officers in preparing the polling
booths and proper sealing of poll materials and conduct of mock polls before the
commencement of actual poll. He further asked them to keep strict vigilance over
the activities of political parties and their supporters to ensure that elections
model code of conducts are not abused.
Seppa: To ensure erroneous free election, the first level randomization of the EVMs
was done at election office, Seppa in the presence of Liken Koyu, Co (Election),
Marjum Karga, Nodal officer( EVM) and DIO (NIC) Krishan Murari.
At least 347 nos. of EVMs were randomized in which no machines were found defective.
The second level would be conducted very soon, informed CO (ELN).
Aalo: The West Siang DC Cum DEO Amjad Tak, IAS had a consultative meeting with various
political parties. The District Election Officer sought co-operation of all political
parties for maintaining peace. He also asked the political parties for submission
of Tentative Movement Plan and rallies.
SP Tusar Taba called on all the political parties to be fully aware of the Election
Guidelines and strictly follow it.
Changlang: Changlang Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election officer, Dr S B Deepak
Kumar, IAS issued an order to all the Public Leaders and Gaon Burahs of Changlang
District to strictly abide by Model Code of Conduct to avoid disqualification of
candidates or penal action or both. Dr Kumar mentioned that distribution of Cash
or gifts, alcohol, opium, to mobilize the voters in their favour is a clear violation
of Model code of conduct.
ZIRO: Observer for Lower Subansiri P R Bishnoi in a meeting with the candidates and
election agents today stressed on proper adherence to election code of conduct and
asked them to maintain a register showing expenditure.
On concern expressed on defacement of public property, DEO Sadhana Deori clarified
that all banners, buntings and posters on public properties was taken off and show
cause notices served to the violators of the model code of conduct.
The invincibility factor
In politics there are no permanent friends and enemies but only permanent interest.
Old foes becoming friends is the current trend today. So the subtlety with which
one changes his own stand amuses everyone. The departure of former Zilla Chairperson
Dature Miuli from the Congress party fold has revived the confidence in Laeta Umbrey’s
supporters. Besides there are external factors which are being played to Umbrey’s
The internal strife within the Congress party due to hordes of party ticket seekers
has led to large number of dissidents joining Trinamul Congress. Although INC has
completed its list of 60 candidates, power bickering is not over yet. While PCC Chief
Nabum Tuki and Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu have shown solidarity amidst the report
of both trying to outdo each other over CM’s post, the people have followed the story
While people here in Roing continue to debate on local issues, the concerns drawn
could also be a part of larger agenda. The outcome of the poll will have wider ramification
extending beyond the constituency. The emergence of Kiren Rijiju as one man army
had been a failed attempt, an attempt in the name of change. The effort however is
not being capitulated and is being carried forward in the coming assembly election
which is backed by a strong lobby of powerful intellectuals. This desire for ‘change’
aptly resonates the youth movement here in Roing which intends to change the old
guards and that is practically the same story everywhere. Therefore, youth campaign
in support of Umbrey can neither be undermined nor disowned. It is by virtue of fate
that today Umbrey is part of the brigade that embodies change.
Also many of the recent developments in the state will shape the future political
course. There has been growing demand for Autonomy under sixth schedule of the constitution.
The attempt by Nagaland People’s Front for an entry to the state politics has send
mixed feelings fuelling speculations among the people. Such effort has now made the
people to think of Naga integration as certainty. In western districts the growing
Tibetan influence has culminated to demand for a separate administrative and cultural
entity. Now with both eastern and western districts asserting their cultural and
political identity, the time ahead will bear witness to growing resentment over hegemonic
attitude by the powerful tribes in the remaining districts.
Back home, as Umbrey’s youth brigade strives to change the system, it needs to be
reassured that they are not taken for a ride. Yet for change and justice it is imperative
that political hegemony has to end and the present youth movement deserves praise
in their effort. Nevertheless the very voiceless people, whose empowerment could
be a reality, cannot risk being on the loosing side. It is this sturdy factor entrenched
in the minds of people as Mithi being invincible outweighs all logic and gives place
to pragmatism. The rhetoric of neither peace nor development can draw people but
the ability to prove that they are part of the winning team will make sense. Having
built up a strong intelligence network and committed party workers Mithi acquires
all means to predict the mood of the people with precision. So by no means he can
ever go wrong in determining the outcome. Umbrey however if wins the election will
open a new chapter and bust the notion of Mithi’s invincibility. (Contributor is
Editor, Roing Times)
Nikh Kamin files FIR
ITANAGAR Sep 29: Sitting MLA Nikh Kamin filed an FIR at Naharlagun Police Station
against vested interested persons who have forged and scanned his signature.
Kamin said that his forged signature was misused to lodged a complaint against government
officers of Yazali Zilla segment of anti-party activities during the recent concluded
Lok Sabha election.
He said that the alleged complaint filed was fabricated with an intention to tarnish
his social and political image. The MLA further claimed that many elements have
been trying to sabotage his political career and there is no iota of truth in the
While condemning the act, Kamin requested the OC to trace the culprit immediately
and demanded stern action against the vested interested persons responsible for the
Congress party has a vision for India: Sanjoy
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Addressing an election rally at Taliha, MP Lok Sabha Takam Sanjoy
said that Congress party has a vision for country and its people and it is a party
that stands for development and prosperity. Multi crore developmental packages are
possible only when the local representative stands united said Sanjoy while highlighting
the achievement made by the Congress government led by the Chief Minister.
He further said that only Congress Govt can provide total grass root development.
Among others, Secretary AICC Ranji Thomas, Industries Minister Tanga Byaling, General
Secretaries APCC Minkir Lollen, and Tachu Hina and former MLA Tara Payeng spoke at
BJP demands increase in security cover
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: BJP in a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer has urged for increase
in security cover of its nominees for the ensuing assembly elections.
Party General Secretary TaiTagak said that its candidates are being threatened by
workers of the rulling party. He further alleged that allurement in the forms of
cash and kinds are being offered to withdraw from the race.
He pointed out that its nominees in Hayulliang, Dumporijo and Liromoba (ST) are facing
The concerned authorities at the districts have been approached by the party candidates
but no security coverage given to them so far, he alleged.
Even as the state prepares for the polls, mood in the Congress camp is upbeat. Of
the sixty, it has already secured three seats. Tawang in an unprecedented move sent
three representatives uncontested to the Legislative assembly.
Two scenarios seem possible. First that the candidates themselves have proven track
records delivered on development agenda and are extremely charismatic. The other
could be that democracy has become a martyr so that it paves way to power politics.
We would discuss in leisure why in a vibrant democratic set up like ours, it is possible
to send all the representatives elected unopposed from one district. Whatever may
be the case, it has got everyone talking in the state. Power, is indeed very infectious
The 57 seats thankfully will see some kind of contest. For the first time, in the
electoral history of the state, we have so many parties to choose from. In a state
where people choose not to contradict anyone in power, it’s a welcome change. We
all know what will happen once the final tally is out, given our track record, but
none the less it is interesting to begin with.
It’s not a coincidence that aspirants are picking up parties like Nationalist Congress
party and All India Trinamool Party.
Loyalty switch is not just a pre poll syndrome. It’s a foregone conclusion that many
new milestones will be set once the results are declared. One just hopes that we
the people will be given a chance to have our one say before they have their final
Activities heightens at APCC office
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee vice president Padi Hinda
has been given the overall charge of APCC office till completion of the state assembly
AICC observer and MLA Sarat Saikia is going as Observer to Hayuliang, Tezu, Chowkham,
Namsai and Lekang assembly constituencies under Anjaw and Lohit districts for the
ensuing state assembly elections.
Meanwhile, APCC has expelled the eight panchayat leaders of 40-Mariyang-Geku Block,
Upper Siang district from the primary and active membership of INC party for a period
of six years for their involvement in anti-party activities.
The expelled panchayat leaders are Anchal chairperson Vijoy Taram, ASMs Omon Panyang,
Lolodong Tayeng, Dabe Borang, Nang Pertin, Okut Lego and Osin Dai.
6 weeks Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme ends
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: The valedictory function of the six weeks Entrepreneurship Skill
Development Programme (ESDP) on "Basic of Computer Applications" was held at Conference
Hall of MICE ( Manipal Institute of Computer Education), Namsai recently.
The programme was organized by Branch MSME Development Institute, Itanagar in association
with DIC, Namsai/Tezu, Lohit District from August 13 to September 23.
Namsai Additional Deputy Commissioner R K Sharma attending the function as chief
guest appealed the participants to take full opportunity of ESDP training programme
and advised the participants to take the self employment venture in the field of
Information Technology for their livelihood.
Explaining the advantages of Information Technology he expressed the need for conducting
more training programmes for the unemployed youth. He urged the participants to be
in touch with DICs and other departments of the central/state government to avail
the benefit of schemes available for potential entrepreneurs.
He thanked Br. MSME-DI for conducting such type of programme and assured full cooperation
Joint Director of Industries, DIC, Tezu, A K Sharma requested the participants to
come forward for self employment venture and assured full cooperation to interested
Branch MSME-DI, Itanagar Assistant Director In charge Vivek G Nikhade urged the participants
to be innovative y identifying the product demand and to utilize the resources which
are locally available for taking up self employment ventures.
A Pongrem, ADI, DIC, Namsai assured full cooperation to the participants of ESDP
while B Gogoi, Centre Coordinator, MICE, Namsai thanked the participants for undergoing
ESDP. He also thanked their faculties for covering ESDP on Basics of Computer Applications.
The ESDP Certificates were also distributed among the successful participants.
Keen constest on the cards in Tirap assembly elections
Many New Entrants In The Fray
Unlike in the past elections in sensitive Tirap District, this time there are more
candidates in the fray and also more political parties trying their luck in the electoral
politics. Some parties are new entrants in the district. Altogether 19 candidates
filed nominations in the 7 – Assembly Seats in the district. It may be mentioned
here that 4 seats fall in Nocte- Tutsa belt while 3 seats are in Wancho belt. There
are 6 new faces in the fray this time and one of them is a woman candidate.
The other fresh entrants in the murky electoral politics are Wanglong Rajkumar from
24 – Namsang, the younger brother of slain former MP, Wangcha Rajkumar in who is
contesting on NCP ticket against the 2 time MLA Wangki Lowang of INC. From 5 – Khonsa
East there are two new contestants in Wangman Lowangcha from BJP who is Vice President
of Central Congress BJP unit and Ngampay Lamaty, former Congress functionary who
is contesting as PPA candidate. They will fight it out against sitting MLA Kamthok
Lowang, AITC and seasoned politician T. L. Rajkumar of INC who had earlier served
as Minister for more than 20 years. Again from 56 – Khonsa West Langwang Sumpa is
trying his luck from BJP along with Jitbo Aboh who is pitted against veteran Thajam
Aboh of AITC and Yumsen Matey, INC. Gabril D. Wangsu is former reputed journalist
and Editor of Dawan Lit – Post from PPA who is pitted against the Env. & Forest Minister
Other candidates in the fray are Wangki Lowang, INC from 54 – Namsang, T.L.Rajkumar,
INC and Kamthok Lowang, AITC. From 55 – Khonsa East. In 57 – Borduria – Bogapani
there is straight fight between sitting MLA Wanglin Lowangdong, INC who dislodged
veteran leader L. Wanglat in the last Assembly Elections and Tonhang Tongluk of NCP.
In 59 Longding – Pumo there is keen contest between sitting MLA Thangwang Wangham
of INC and Tanpho Wangnow of PPA.
In 60 – Pongchau – Wakka there is a triangular contest between Honchun Ngandam, sitting
MLA, Anok Wangsa, Ex- MLA from PPA and Kapnai Wasngsa, NCP. The scrutiny of nomination
papers was done on 26th Sept.’09 at Khonsa and all papers were found to be in order.
One of the striking features in this election is that contrary to the big hue and
cry made in some section of press earlier vis-à-vis presence of Nagaland – based
Nagaland People’s Front in Tirap Elections, surprisingly, not a single candidate
has joined the party. This augurs well for the district because ulterior motive of
certain vested interest groups was doubted for furthering their political agenda
by spreading their tentacles in the district which is already affected by insurgency
problem. The Students’ Unions and intelligentsia also vehemently opposed the intention
of some candidates joining the NPF for obvious reasons.
As usual the Assembly Elections this time is also issue less. In fact, in Arunachal
Pradesh there is never an issue during elections. Even if there are a few issues,
they are conveniently trampled on the ground. The only visible and audible issues
are ‘which candidate is dolling out the biggest freebies like food, drinks, clothes,
cash and mithun and buffalo meat to the gullible voters.’ Another issue is ‘which
candidate has changed color and jumped in to which party.’ Politics in the State
is truly in its infant stage. It has yet to attain age and maturity. Money power
still rules the roost. As of now, nothing is clear in Tirap as to which candidate
will emerge triumphant. All supporters of all candidates can be seen in every camp
arranged by different political parties. Voters go from one camp to another for food,
meat and drinks. So, it is very difficult to predict as to whom they would vote.
The voters eat everywhere but to whom they will vote is a million dollar question.
Nothing can be predicted till the last vote is counted just as in cricket when nothing
can be said till the last ball is bowled. But one thing is certain; there will be
keen contest in many constituencies.
For now, all are keeping their fingers crossed. But candidates are careful in spending
lavishly this time as there are lots of restrictions imposed by Election Commission
of India on their expenditure. Moreover, a team of Officers led by a Circle Officer
is keeping a strict vigil on this matter and any violation of Model Code of Conduct
by any candidates will be booked under relevant law.
‘Know your leader’
ITANAGAR, Sept 29: Out of the 4 candidates two candidates, namely, Nani Ribia and
Subu Koyang took part in the ‘know your leader’ programme and expressed their views.
The programme was conducted by the Apatani Students Coordination Committee of Rajiv
Gandhi University (ASCC,RGU) here on Sept 25 last.
Expressing their gratefulness to both the candidates for attending the programme,
the ASCC RGU appealed all the voters to stand for the right and dedicated leader
in greater interest of the society.
Governor wins golf championship, to donate the prize to an orphanage
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: Showing exemplary skills with his never say die attitude and fighting
spirit, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh won the winner’s trophy in his category
while taking part in a golf tournament organized at Royal Spring Golf Course, Srinagar
on September 26 last.
Conducted by the Piramal Health Care Limited in association with Air India and Jammu
& Kashmir Tourism, the tournament saw participating a large number of dignitaries,
including Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister
for Health Ghulam Nabi Azad, Bollywood star Suresh Oberoi, Cricket legend Kapil Dev
and Cricket Commentator Charu Singh amongst others.
Gen. Singh received a Golden Golf ball and a LCD TV set as a prize.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor expressed his gratitude to all Kashmiris for
the warm hospitality and said, we always cherish our stay here. He had studied in
Jammu for three years during his student days and had also served as a Brigade Commander
in Kashmir valley. As the Brigade chief, while leading his troops from the front,
Gen Singh was wounded in one of the many operations against the terrorist. He was
posted at Jammu and Kashmir when the terrorism was at its peak and had played an
important role in restoring normalcy in the region.
Referring to the trophy and the prize, which he received as a winner, Gen Singh announced
that he will donate the LCD TV set to one of the orphanages in Arunachal Pradesh
and the Golden Golf ball trophy, which he won for standing overall first in his category
to the Maratha Light Infantry's Regimental centre at Belgaum, Karnataka. It is likely
to be displayed at the Chief's gallery in centre raised in honour of Gen Singh, who
is the former Chief of Army and Honorary Colonel of the Regiment.
The tournament, which commenced with a ceremonial tee off by Arunachal Pradesh Governor
were of two categories--Handicap till 12 and Handicap 13 to 20. The Governor took
part in the 13 to 20 handicap category.
The city of Srinagar was the centre of all golfing action as people from across the
industry, bureaucracy and the government came together for one of the biggest single-day
corporate golf events in the Indian golf calendar. Srinagar’s Royal Springs, which
is in fact the result of the seeds sown by the former chief minister Farooq Abdullah,
who played a great role in creating this magnificent golf facility, is a truly wonderful
course that he has helped nurture and is most certainly one of India’s golfing gems.
It may be noted here, the tournament, being held on World Tourism Day, was, in a
way, a message being sent by the authorities to invite people to the beautiful valley.
With improved infrastructure in the valley, golf is perhaps one of the best mediums
to boost tourism. In the last decade-and-a-half the Royal Springs Golf Course (RSGC)
has been active in Srinagar and it has seen a surge in golfing tourists, reports
PRO to Governor.
Arunachal Karate team leaves for Muzaffarpur
ITANAGAR, Sep 29: A 21-member team of Karatekas from Arunachal Pradesh left here
today for Muzaffarpur to participate in Ken-Ei-Mabuni National Karate Championship
to be held there from October one to four next, informed Arunachal Shito-Ryu Karate-Do
The team: Below 13 years (boys) : Teshi Bai; Below 15 years (boys): Ashok Shahani
(-52 kg), Govind S. Thapa (-57 kg), Sobesto Kri (-63 kg), Sorrow Rangmang (-70 kg),
Mahindra Singh (+70 kg), 16-17 years (boys): Kanu Degio (-55 kg), Matu Mugli (-61
kg), Biri Dargo (-68 kg), Elemso Kri (-76 kg); 18-21 years (Boys): Charu Tata
(-68 kg), Nyabu Baja (-78 kg), Sodyong Kri (+78 kg); Senior Male (above 21
years): Sartam Tali (-55 kg), Ajay Chetry (-60 kg), Raj Kumar Medok (-67 kg), Tagri
Raju (-75 kg), Tadar Eba (-84 kg), Yesenso Yun (+84 kg); Female Senior (above 21
years): Higi Yamum (-55 kg).
GHSS Ziro defeat GHSS Hija in final
ZIRO, Sep 29 : The district level Subroto Cup football tournament among Govt. Higher
Secondary Schools in Lower Subansiri district has been conducted at Subansiri Stadium,
The final match was played between Govt. Hr Sec. School Ziro and Govt. Hr. Sec. School
Hija in which the former defeated the latter by a margin of 2-1 goals.
Koj Odo of Hija GHSS scored the first goal in 6th minutes which was equalized by
T. Gyati in 35 minutes. The winner was scored by Pura Pullo.
Koj Choto of GHSS, Ziro was adjudged the Best Player of the Tournament while Mst.
Subu of Hija GHSS and Mst. Hage Koyani of Ziro GHSS won the Best goalkeeper and Best
Lower Subansiri DDSE Mallo Yam Gollo attended the final day as chief guest while
GHSS, Ziro principal Bamin Tami was the guest of honour, according to an official
Smooth traffic for Tourists
BOMDILA: Despite the promulgation of 144 Cr PC in and around Dirang township from
Sept 27last for a period of one week, the district Administration has ensured the
easy and safe flow for the tourists to the district and beyond. Of the 11 approved
travel circuits in the state, the Tezpur – Bhalukpong – Bomdila – Tawang circuit
is the most favoured and visited one. The tourists may set aside and put to rest
their apprehensions but need to comply and co-operate with the law enforcing agencies
as and when the need arises, reports DIPRO.
NESO summits memo to PM
ITANAGAR: North East Students’ Organization (NESO) in a memorandum to the Prime Minister
of India requested that appointment to the post of Secretary, Ministry of DoNER be
an officer belonging to the North East Region.
NESO said that the positive aspect of appointing an officer of the region is that
the officer would have background knowledge of the region, the people and the specific
area of development the region requires.
This would in turn allow the DoNER Ministry to play even more meaningful role in
the development of the north-east region, the organization added.
En-bloc resignation from INC
ITANAGAR: 53-Changlang North Assembly Constituency Block Congress have resigned from
the INC party en-bloc citing denial of INC ticket for the ensuing assembly election
to the sitting MLA W Pongte.
The INC party functionaries of all the frontal organization in the grass root level
and Congress party workers tendered their resignations to support Pongte in the ensuing
There is something in a name
Apropos to the eye catching news items published in your esteemed daily on Sept 22
issue under caption “ITANAGAR IS IN ANDHRA PRADESH, SAYS DU”. It is painful experience
to have such a situation in our life. It is perhaps Dr. M. Q. Khan is not only the
sufferer due to either ignorance of the postal official or mere carelessness of the
person who insist in writing in-complete name or addresses.
It is a common site that many citizens or even State Government sportingly writes
Arunachal Pradesh as A.P, Ar. Pr., or some times simply Arunachal (i.e, Arunachal
Arms Police/ Battalion; Arunachal Bhawan, Arunachal Review etc). If some one writes
A.P, so that whether we have to read it as “Arunachal Pradesh” or “Andhra Pradesh”
that only God knows. But it is desirable, no body should dis-integrate in putting
on of some ones name, say instead of “Tapang Taloh” one should not write “T. Taloh”
as in “Minyong” tribe of “Adi” all male names begins with “T”. Therefore, I suggest
the concerned authority to rename Arunachal Pradesh as “ARUNACHAL” as it carries
same meaning so that no body miss any important interview/meeting un-like Mr. Khan.
Further more, I wish to say that if we calculate cost of all writing official letters,
writing of sign/office board publicity materials of Arunachal Pradesh (inclusive
of State Government NGOs and general public) we spend crores of rupees for word “PRADESH”
in a year. It is perhaps instead of they go a long way, we as Arunachalee have to
go a long way to correct ourselves to suit austerity measure and to solve confusion
once for all.
I invite enlighten people’s valuable comment on the issue to draw a positive public
A concerned citizen.
Let a last chance be given to the APPSC aspirants
The recent APPSC advertisement for the entry grade selection to various posts has
come as a good news to all the job seekers. Even those who are cynical of the present
situation have also got stimulated to come in for crushing the hard nut. After all,
it is the most prestigious in the public career. So there is no wonder that all the
aspirants be given a fair chance to move heaven and earth to appear for the said
Therefore, I would like to appeal to the Arunachal government and all the concerned
authorities to raise the upper age limit for APST to 30 years from 28 years with
five years relaxation as equivalent to UPSC eligibility criteria. I am sure that
it will bring cheers to scores of frustrated unemployed youths especially those who
have missed the previous selection just for 2 or 3 marks. In fact many are there
who have been waiting patiently to make a last ditch effort to make their dreams
Further, it would be highly appreciated if the authorities relax the Relaxation Rules
for APST serving in various registered NGOs especially the technical and higher educational
institutions (colleges) in recognition of their meritorious service. To be precise,
the upper age relaxation available to the government servants be extended to the
individuals in the above institutions for the sake of the equity and fairness in
modern and civilized society.
I do hope that the present government committed to people’s welfare will surely bring
out a favourable policy to this effect for the interest of the unemployed youth of
Lecturer, Don Bosco College, Itanagar
Democracy should not be reduced to a joke
There is a naked display of wealth by our present-day unprincipled and self-seeking
politicians. Gone are glorious moments when there were ethical values and principles
and gone are the days when there was shining symbols of truth and non-violence. Our
great men and leaders like Gandhiji and others would be turning in their graves on
knowing the precipitous fall in the principles and values of our politicians.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde had two faces, but our Ziro politicians have many faces. They
sway the credulous -illiterate and ignorant masses at the time of elections by mouthing
catchy slogans. But after election they pay lip service to the half-clothed, ill-fed
and poorly housed teeming hundred of voters.
It is time, we have to reverse the parochial trends, wake up to the harsh realities
in the country and release our country from the deadly coil of moral degeneracy,
otherwise the much-trumpeted 21st Century and tall talk of democracy would be reduced
to a joke.
Therefore, leader must stand as a leader to protect, preserve the principles of word
or ethical values in democracy. LEADER stands for L-lovable, E-Encourage, A-Accountability,
D-Dependable, E-Easy approachable and R-Responsible and role model. If these qualifities
are inherent within the leaders, they would really lead and guide the people to right
Lower Subansiri, Ziro
Peace talks only solution to problems
The press statements/speeches of the politicians against another country particularly
at the current situation are brimming to the extent of terrible insecurity for the
common people like us.
On the other hand Arunachal Pradesh is becoming one of the most corrupted states
of the country; the central funds under various schemes for developmental purpose
have always been squeezed and swindled to the utmost level.
Our state’s judiciary remains not separated as an individual organ of the governmental
system thus violating the doctrine of separation of power under the Constitution.
The manifestation of money transaction among the party workers speaks a loud in
the run up to the assembly election scheduled on 13th of October. You’ll find more
and more critical and significant press statements by politicians having little resemblance
The only way to speak to Chinese Government is through peace talk which I as a commoner
think will be better for the people of our state which shares the immediate and a
close remoteness to Chinese terrain. The meeting which has been convened by the Parliamentary
Standing Committee on External Affairs on October six in New Delhi be utilized to
ease the on-going commotion.
Mascot Network Society
Provide regular GPRS service
It has been the long pending demand of the internet freaks of the area that alteast
the GPRS services be made active round the clock, if not the much hyped Broadband
services that was to be put to work long time back at Bhalukpong area.
It is learnt that Bhalukpong is having DSLAM 64kb under rural scheme. But no such
services have been initiated till date. The GPRS services are very poor with its
connectivity limited to few minutes sometimes in a week. So, I would like to request
the BSNL authority to start providing continuous GPRS services at Bhalukpong, if
not the Broadband facilities.