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NSS camp at Doimukh

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: National Service Scheme (NSS Unit) of Govt. Higher Secondary School Doimukh has organized its VIIIth Special Camp with the theme the “jaan hai to jahan hai” from September 10-12.

With the initiation of J. Mishra, Programme Officer, NSS Unit of Govt. Higher Secondary School Doimukh, the officers from Department of Town Planning, Itanagar, participated in the programme as a resource persons.

Siyang Rebe, Assistant Town Planner, dealt with the basics concepts of Disaster management while Terge Sora, Assistant Town Planner, spoke on Disaster Management and its relevance in Arunachal Pradesh and Tabom Tamut, Assistant Town Planner, spoke at length about Global Warming.

More than hundred volunteers of NSS enthusiastically took active participation and interacted with the officers. The NSS students further wished to attain various training programme on Disaster management in future, so that they can be asset for the Community in Disaster Management. The day ended with positive note “Be prepared to face adverse situation and by preserving the Earth with awareness”.   


College election

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: Election to the Indira Gandhi Government College students Union, Tezu was held on 09th Sept. as per the guidelines of Lyngdoh Committee Report. Conducted by Dr. P.C. Swain, Returning Officer and Mr. Rajen Miwu, Assistant Returning Officer, the whole process was completed smoothly without any problem. Faculty members acted as polling and counting officers. Roshman Tawsik was elected as the General Secretary and Sheva Tayang was elected as the Assistant General Secretary.  


State Rovers take part in national event

ITANAGAR, Sep 11:   The Bharat Scouts and Guides, New Delhi organized a ten days  national level trekking cum environment and nature study programme for Rovers/Rangers at Darjeeling, West Bengal  from Sept 1. Two Rovers from State Headquarters, Rovers crew, Polo Colony, Naharlagun participated in the mega event.  



ITANAGAR, Sep 11: Loyi Lollen Lotem and Amo Welfare Society has condoled the untimely demise of late Pintum Loyi, assistant general manager of APST. While extending condolence to the bereaved family member, society prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.


Annual fresher’s meet

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: North East Homoeopathic Medical College Students’ Welfare Association (NEHMCSWA) has celebrated its 11th annual freshers’ meet at college auditorium today.

In his inaugural address, college principal Dr S K Srivastava highlighted the importance of homoeopathic system of treatment and role of physicians towards disease free society. He stressed on the need of mass awareness on homoeopathic system of treatment in various parts of the state. The Principal also expressed his happiness over maximum number of students enrolled in the institution for the current session.  

Loti Rilo and  Sanjay Pimung have been declared Ms and Mr Fresher of the year -2011-12.


Re-tendering resented

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: All Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Labour Welfare Society (AAPTLWS) has expressed resentment over the invitation of tender again for construction of ATIC building (balance work) at CHF, Pasigaht without settlement of ‘some problem’ that cropped up between the NPCC and construction agency M/s Barapani Enterprises.

Claiming that the said firm had been implementing the work as per the tender published on July 9 last year, the general secretary of the Soceity Meeli Sora in a release today said that the work, however, have been stopped ‘due to some problem within NPCC Ltd and PA holder of M/s Barapani Enterprise with certain term and condition”.  Re-tendering of same work without settlement of ‘controversy’ between the parties is illegal, Sora added. He called for early settlement of issue.



ITANAGAR, Sep 11: The General Body Meeting-cum-General Conference of Dutta Peoples’ Forum (Capital Complex) (DPF (CC) was held on 10th September at Dree Ground, in which  new executive body were selected for three years. Chiging Tana is the president with Koj Tagaing Tara as general secretary.

Tatung Nai Robin and Pate Talo have been selected as president and general secretary of All Itanagar Youth Welfare Association.


Social service

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: Donyi Colony Welfare Society conducted social service at government primary school, D sector on 10th September. Large number of people participated in the social service along with women group of the colony.


Medical camp in Tirap

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: Tirap Indigenous People’s Society (TIPS), Khonsa, recently conducted a series of Medical Camps in collaboration with Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti. The medical team conducted camps at Barap, Lazu, Pongkong, Kheti and Chassa. A total 306 patients were examined and medicines were distributed. The District Medical Officer, Khonsa contributed some medicines and Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti provided the rest. It is to be mentioned that TIPS is planning this sort of people friendly programme in the remote parts of Tirap district.


NSUI alleges violation KV admission norms

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: Alleging illegal admission in the KV, NERIST, the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Papum Pare district unit has urged the KVS regional education officer A V J Rao to cancel all such admission made with total violation of admission rules in KV, NERIST.

It further demanded allotment of majority of KV seats to APST students and also advocated for inclusion of NSUI member in admission committee for transparency in admission procedure.

Earlier, in a letter to Assistant Commissioner of KVS, Guwahati region office on August 18,  the NSUI also lodged complaints against illegal admission in class –XI (Science) in the KV NERIST. The admission committee had declared a list of wait listed candidates as per KVS guidelines, but in practice they did not follow  the admission rules and wait listed candidates were deprived of getting admission.


Teachers  urged to perform

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: While lauding the Education Minister Bosiram Siram and  higher level officers of education department including Education Commissioner and SPD (SSA) for  enhancement fo SSA teachers salary, Upper Subansiri Sarva Sikhsha Abhiyan Teachers Association (USSSATA) has appealed all the SSA teachers  of the district to  perform their duty with sincerity and devotion  as the teachers are the builder of the nation.

The ASSATA unit also appreciated the state Govt headed by Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin for visible improvement on education scenario in the state.



ITANAGAR, Sep 11:  Reacting to the venue of the reported meeting held by All Nyishi Nyejir Yapa Association on Sept 10 at UD guest house, Nirjuli, the UD and Housing department today clarified that it has not permitted any private party to use its Guest House at Nirjuly. Such ‘wrong information’ may create misunderstanding, a departmental release said and condemned it.


ACCCRF supports bandh

ITANAGAR, Sep  11: All Capital Complex Citizen Right Forum (ACCCRF), in its meeting here yesterday decided to support the bandh call given by All Nyishi Nyejir Yapa Association on September 13.

While supporting the press statement given by Nyishi Welfare Society in local dailies on September 8 last, ACCCRF in a release said that it has accepted the apology tendered by Pradeep Thakur.

The Forum criticized the Home Department for failing to arrest the attackers of advocate Taba Tagum.

Though the culprits are moving freely in the state capital, no arrest has been made yet by the Home Department, the Forum said. It also criticized Nyishi Elite Society (NES) for playing a role of mute spectator on the advocate attack case.

Meanwhile, the Forum appealed to all the Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries who have been passing their leisure time at New Delhi for the last 2-3 months to return to the state capital and attend offices regularly for the welfare of the people.


Teachers Day

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: The Banyum Abu English Medium School, Mengio in Papum Pare district has celebrated the Teachers Day cum Parents Meet  with various  programme at school campus recently.

Chief guest Er Nabam Bate and guest  of honour Er Nabam Takek appreciated the teachers community for  their untiring efforts  in spreading education in remote area. They also donated a 350W generator for boys and girls hostel of the school.

Around 800 parents besides students took part in the programme wherein the school children presented various cultural and innovative programs to mark the occasion.


Awareness prog on RTE

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: All Palin Chambang, Yangte, Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Students Union (APCYGTSU)  will conduct week-long awareness programme on “Right to Education” from Sept 18.

It will also conduct a mass awareness programme on RTE at Nyokum Hall, Palin on Sept 24. Joint director of elementary education Hage Tatung and ANSU president Sikka Gapak would attend the programme as resource person and special guest, the  union informed in a release today.


Forum express concern

ITANAGAR: All Nyishi Educated Youth Forum (ANEYF) has expressed concern over attack on media persons during recent 48 hour capital bandh call issued by ANSU. Forum called upon all organizations and unions of state to refrain from such barbaric and childish act in the future as media are considered fourth pillar of society. They should be given full liberty to carry out their activities without any fear, forum added.

ANEYF further demanded immediate arrest of those IRBn personnel who misbehaved with women and uttered derogatory word at Gohpur during capital bandh. Forum has appealed to both Nyishi Elite Society (NES) and Nyishi Welfare Association to maintain cordial relation for betterment and well being of the community. They called both bodies not to indulge in mud-sliding as it hampers social fabric of Nyishi and also shows disunity among community.


APLS sitting

ITANAGAR: The monthly literary sitting of Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) – 28th in its series – was held at the conference hall of JN State Museum here today.

The session, presided over by Sahitya Academy Award winning author Y D Thongchi, also the president of APLS, witnessed the litterateurs from both Assam and Arunachal exchanging their views and expertise at the forum.  

The day’s routine activities started with Habung Duniya reading out a story titled ‘Two shadows of a tree’ and reciting a self-composed poem. APLS general secretary Tokong Pertin read out ‘Ponung ke SMS’, a beautifully composed remik dooying (mini story), in Adi language, while R N Koley narrated his mini story ‘Matri Bhasha’ in Bengali. Innu Bora recited her self-composed poem ‘Uttaran’ in Assamese.

Among others, State Information Commissioner Habung Payeng and renowned poet Ajanta were also present.


News Impact

Disappointed with Govt apathy,

citizens repair bridge

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: Disappointed with non-cooperative attitude of authorities, Pachin Youth Association (PYA) yesterday conducted a mass social service programme to repair the footbridge (Hanging Bridge) which was lying damaged since last two years. During the programe more than thirty youths participated including all executive members of (PYA).  Footbridge was constructed in the year 2005 by private contractors but since last two years the bridge was never repaired because of which it was damaged extensively.  

This bridge links Pachin with rest of the Capital Region.

Villagers, students and govt. employees, businessman use the bridge to reach their destination. The association said despite large number of people inhabiting Pachin village, the authorities never bothered to repair the said bridge.  Even though the village is just near the Capital town of the state, the apathy of the authorities for all to see as the citizens have been forced to take repair work which speaks volume about attitude of the concerned authorities.

PYA informed that despite their best efforts they could not totally repair the bridge and lot of work remains to be done.  They urged state government and local MLA Techi Kaso to sanction funds for a bridge so that people of the area could commute easily.


NES rally in response to Govt’s lackadaisical attitude

ITANAGAR, Sep  11: The proposed ‘Nyishi Dignity Rally’ by Nyishi Elite Society (NES), has been necessitated following State Government’s ‘lackadaisical’ attitude to resolve the infamous ToI issue as well as to strengthen the unity and integrity of the Nyishis in the back drop of ‘attempted onslaught’ on the oneness of the community by powerful divisive forces, said NES in a release.

While appealing to all to join the rally in solidarity to the sentiment of the Nyishi community, NES urged the All Nyishi Nyejir-Yapa Association (ANNYA) to defer its September 13 bandh call which coincided with the rally. The rally would go ahead as scheduled since it is decidedly publicized, NES informed.

Reacting to the Government statement in regards to ‘sub-judice and breach of privilege’, NES said that the same status was in place during the talk between the NES, ANSU and Government on August 18.

“We fail to understand, if there was any other new development after August 18 meeting”. “It was stated loud and clear that any major issues could be hammered out at social and political forum outside the court, it said.

“As far as clarification of Jarpum Gamlin in response to a press statement of an organization is concerned, we have substantial evidence that Jarpum had talked to the senior correspondent, ToI before May 7 which sharply negates his statement,” NES said. “We have also reasons to believe that he took advantage of being president of APC in censoring the ANSU Press conference to register their protest on ToI portal dated 4.5.11 which initially ignited our sentiment, NES said. It called upon Jarpum to influence ToI management to reveal the source of the derogatory news item.

NES reiterated that the sentimental movement of the community has nothing to do with the stability or instability of the state government and it is irrelevant.

NES, meanwhile, reminded the self-proclaimed organizations like Nyishi Consultative Committee (NCC), Nyishi Welfare Association (NWA) etc. that they are Nyishi by blood and have to think and act as Nyishi instead of taking up patricidal attack through the media for their personal mileages.


Expectation from new APSCW

team: APWWS

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society while welcoming the new team of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women expressed the hope that the team would live up to the expectations of the people of the state.

In a press release, it said that maximum efforts will have to be put in by the new team for the welfare of the women and girl child in the state.

It further expressed its satisfaction at the appointment of experienced women’s activists as members of the Commission by the government.

The new Commission is led by Gumri Ringu as Chairperson, Radhilu Chai as Vice President and Bini Yanga, Meyo Taku, Dharmawati Mangmaw, Yapi Kulo and Yabin Zirdo as members of the Commission.

Ringu was a member in the first Women’s Commission and also a former chairperson of Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Board.

The Society further hoped that the team would usher in a new era for the welfare and empowerment of women in the state.


Forum supports band call, demands justice for advocate

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: Sagalee Sub-Division Youth Forum (SSDYF) has unanimously decided to support the bandh called by All Nyishi Nyijir Yapa Association on 13th September’2011 regarding the assault of advocate Taba Tagum on 2nd September’2011. State government has failed to arrest main alleged accused Bamang Taji and his associates till date, said a release.

Such barbaric and inhuman act should be condemned by all the section of the society irrespective of tribe and caste the SSDYF said. This is not only the assault on one lawyer Taba Tagum but it is the assault on soul of every lawyer including the whole judiciary system, the forum added.

Further they welcomed the decision made by the Bar Association of Guahati High Court Itanagar Permanent Bench (GHCIPB) at Naharlagun not to plead the case on behalf of the miscreants involved in the attack of Taba Tagum. SSDYF also appealed to all other Nyishi organizations and NGO’s to support cause of Taba Tagum, who comes from poor family like many of the Nyishi people.  Forum urged ANSU, NES, and all other Nyishi organizations to come forward so that a solution comes out as it is a matter of problem between brothers of same community.


ACCYWA inspects dilapidated NH 52-A

ITANAGAR, Sep  11: A team of All Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association (ACCYWA) led by its president Khyoda Daniel and general secretary Tai Roket today inspected the NH-52A from Banderdewa to Hollongi to take stock of the present condition of the highway.

The road, which has been left unattended after the monsoon onslaught, was lying in deplorable condition from Banderdewa to Hollongi, claimed ACCYWA.

It claimed to have found during the inspection that the road was in pathetic condition in at least 37 points due to absence of protection walls and drainage system. The bridge near Nirjuli Baptist Church is on the verge of collapse due to lack of protection wall while the road was in worst condition at Karshingsa block point, Tama Fabrication and Vintage point (6km) near here which need immediate repairing.

The condition of the road has been further worsened by unplanned roadside constructions, it claimed, and demanded the authority to take action against such illegal activities.  “We have already met several departmental engineers to remind them of the present pathetic road condition as well as to repair it immediately. But they replied that the PWD and Urban Development Department is not taking any initiative to repair the road despite submission of DPR four times,” ACCYWA general secretary Tai Roket said.

Meanwhile, ACCYWA has demanded the PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki to relinquish his post if he was unable to serve the state as a PWD Minister. Taking strong exception to Tuki’s stay in New Delhi for more than 3 months, the association urged the AICC chairperson, prime minister as well as state Governor to remind him of his duty and responsibility.

Meanwhile, ACCYWA has extended its support to NES’ proposed Dignity Rally on September 13.


Bandh call declared illegal

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: The Capital Complex district magistrate in an executive order declared the proposed 12 hours capital bandh by All Nyishi Nyejir Yapa Association on Sept 13 illegal.

No official intimation relating to the proposed bandh call has been given to local administration by the said organization and holding of peaceful rally and calling of bandh by two different organizations on the same day is likely to create serious law and order problem in entire capital complex, the executive order issued the capital district magistrate said.

Moreover, the Supreme Court had declared all types of strike and bandh illegal, the order read. Considering all the reasons mentioned above, the Capital district   magistrate declared the proposed bandh illegal.


Appeal for eye donation

Mass awareness campaign on Eye Donation at Kimin

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: A public awareness campaign on eye donation was organized at Kimin CHC by District Blindness Control Society (DBCS), Yupia on Sept  10 on the occasion of 26th National Fortnight on Eye Donation. The meeting was addressed by Dr. Taba Khanna, Eye Specialist from Arunachal State Hospital and NPCB Cell as resource person. While highlighting the magnitude of problem of visual disability in the world and India in particular, he said that there over 284 million visually impaired and 39 million totally blind population in the world. Special mention was made about the corneal blindness whose sight can be restored by corneal transplantation, through eye donation and appealed to all segments of the society to realise and share the responsibility of burden due to avoidable blindness in our society. Eye donation in India is dismal with only 25000 cornea collected last year against a target of 1 lakh, due poor response from society. He also informed the gathering that Eye Bank establishment at Naharlagun is on anvil and appealed our reluctant tribal society to contribute to the endeavour of health care team. Health education on importance of vision checkup for school children and prevention of epidemic conjunctivitis were also imparted by the resource person. Dr. (Mrs.) Tana Aruna Likha also spoke on the occasion and appealed the members present to spread the message to community for noble cause.

Later as a part of curative service, free eye checkup was conducted, where over hundred  patients requiring treatment were given free medicines by resource person and those requiring spectacles were prescribed accordingly by T Laling, Ophthalmic Assistant, State Hospital, Naharlagun.


Another award for Anshu Jamsenpa

Itanagar, Sep  11: Everester  Anshu Jamsenpa’s record mountaineering feat is getting its due recognization from far and wide, this time from the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

She has been nominated for the Award of Excellence for Adventurer of the Year 2011 by Adventure Tour Operators Association of India. The award function will be held during ATOAI’s 9th Annual Convention in SKICC, Srinagar on 12th Sept which is being hoisted by J&K State Government.

The award function will be graced by Subodh Kant Sahay, Union Tourism Minister, J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, J&K Tourism & Culture Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora, R H Khwaja Secretary Tourism Govt of India, DVLN Ramakrishna Rao President, Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Convention Chairman Capt Swadeh Kumar and scores of other dignitaries and delegates from India and abroad.

Tejbir Singh Anand President ATOAI confirming the prestigious award to Anshu who hails from Bomdila said the  Adventurer of the Year Award is given to an exceptional individual who has excelled in adventure sports in the past calendar year and whose achievement is  widely recognized. “Through her hard work, sincerity and her personal ambition to push herself as a mountaineer, Anshu has become the perfect role model for adventurers in India and abroad,” added Anand.

Anshu had earlier summitted Mt. Everest (29035 ft.) on 12th May and 21st May this year thus becoming the first mother in the world to climb Mt.

Everest twice in a span of 10 days.  

She was also awarded  “Young Indian Leader Award 2011” in New Delhi 30th June last. State Government has also nominated her for Gold Medal along with Everester Tine Mene.  Everester Anshu is accompanied by Tsering Wange President Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association (AMASA).


Agro base industries mooted

By Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: All India Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress while considering Arunachal Pradesh’s inherent potential for growth of agro-based industries has for the first time spread its frontal organization in the State with Pegge Nyodu as the convenor of Arunachal Pradesh Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress. This was informed by Nyodu during a press conference held at Arunachal Press Club today.

Nyodu stressed on using high technology farming equipments in this computer era without investing much time. “70% of the state population are living in rural areas which depends on farming only. They should be well equipped”, Nyodu said.

APKKMC which is also the frontal wing of APCC, assured to place the grievances of the farmers to the government.

Nyodu thanked the Congress leadership for the appointments and said that they intend to strengthen its unit in various districts, blocks and villages.


Pachin people get health sub-centre

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: The state health department has dedicated a Health Sub-Centre to people of Pachin Colony Naharlagun here on September 10.

Inaugurating the health sub-centre, the chief guest and local MLA Techi Kaso lauded the efforts of the Pachin Welfare Committee headed by Tadar Tania  in materializing the long-felt need of people for a health sub-centre at the Colony. Emphasizing the need of both education and health care facilities as basic need of the people, the MLA assured his full support in both health and education sectors and called upon the people to cooperate with the Govt for implementation of need based schemes.

While responding to the memorandum submitted by the Pachin Welfare Committee, the MLA assured to look into the genuine points and take it up with the state government. He, however, assured to initiate prompt action for construction of protection wall of the Health Sub-Centre which was damaged during the recent torrential rains and to prevent public encroachments and  immediate maintenance works on the NH 52 to Pachin Colony link road and dilapidated suspension bridge over Pachin river between Pachin Colony and D-Sector Naharlagun during the current financial year.

Participating in the programme, the Director of Health Services, Dr Kartik Nishing assured all possible help from the Govt. He also requested public  to cooperate with the Govt and take advantage of the  health sub-centre.

Papum Pare District Medical Officer Dr. Bengia Tubin announced the names of Para-Medical staff who would man the sub-centre with immediate effect.

Tadar Tania also spoke on the occasion.


EPS carries out cleanliness drive at Thongmin Gompa

ITANAGAR, Sep 11:  Environment Protection Society (EPS) carried out a cleanliness drive at Thomgmin Gompa today. Thongmin Gompa is known to be one of the oldest gompas of Tawang, probably even older then the great Tawang Monastery. It was founded by Lama Sonam Gyaltsen about more than 400 years ago. It is said that the Robes of this great lama is still preserved at the Tawang monastery. Thongmin Gompa is situated at about 30 kms from the main Tawang township area on the higher realms of the Geshila Mountain. It is believed to be one of the most sacred pilgrim destinations for the people of Tawang. It also is a potential tourist spot.  The premises of this holy place was covered with  lots of wastes and  plastic scraps which also posed a threat to the environment, therefore the Society carried out cleanliness  drive in the spot.

Since the Gompa could not be cleaned regularly because of its distance from the township area, therefore the President of EPS Jambey Dondu decided to take up cleanliness drive atleast once in every two months.


DPSCC organizes indigenous games and sports meet

ITANAGAR, Sep 11:  The two days circle level Indigenous Games and Sports Meet organized by Donyi-Polo Sports & Cultural Centre (DPSCC), Naharlgun, an undertaking of Arunachal Vikas Parishad concluded at Pachin Abotani Vidhya Niketan ground today.  

Around 70 participants from various villages of Naharlgun circle took part in the field and track event including kho-kho and kabaddi.

Altogether, 8 sports persons and a kabaddi and kho-kho team were selected on the basis of their performance in the meet for the district level Sport Meet to be held in next month. The selected players are (sub-junior boys) Dada Sham (100m race), Tader Tai (200m race), (junior boys) Biri Paiya (100m), Tader Aha (400m) Mangri Biju (shotput),  (senior boys) Jige Kamum (100m), (sub-junior girls) Tame Asha (100 m), Lumi Yebin (Shoput).

Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh information and publicity secretary Gyati Rana inaugurated the meet as chief guest yesterday.

In his speech, Rana suggested the youths to manage their time judiciously and take up sports along with their studies. Describing the importance of games and sports, he said that it (games and sports) foster unity, fraternity and brotherhood among various communities thus strengthening the social fabric.Regular practice of games and sports also keeps one physically fit, he said

He also informed about various facilities provided by Govt such job as job reservation in govt departments for the meritorious sports persons. He said that sports, if pursued seriously, could earn livelihood as well as glory for them.

Rana also stressed on the role of the youths in protection and preservation of indigenous faith and culture for identity. He impressed upon them to learn prayers in their own dialect in various indigenous faith organizations, like Meder Nello, Kargu Gamgii, Donyi Polo Gangin, Nyedar Namlo etc.


UNO supports ANSU, calls for early solution to ToI issue

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: While extending moral support to the ANSU in its movement for solution to reporter Pradeep Thakur/Times of India issue, the  United Nyishi Organization has called upon the state  Govt  to resolve the issue with utmost sincerity  without delay.

The state Govt could have acted swiftly for solution to this emotive issue instead of buying longer time, the UNO said. It further said that the issue should not be politicized for the best interest of the state and peaceful co-existence of all tribes. It also earnestly appealed  the fellow brothers not to resort to violent protest.

Regarding the reported SMS doing the round, the UNO  said it might be the handiwork of some divisive element and appealed all not to be carried away by such mischief.


ALBRSU freshers’ social held

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: Second fresher’s meet of All Libo Ramo Bokar Students’ Union (ALBRSU) was held at Naharlagun today to greet the students from Libo, Ramo and Bokar communities of Mechukha sub-division under West Siang district who are pursuing various degree/diploma courses in the Capital Complex. The simple but impressive function was marked with various colourful cultural representations by the students.

Meanwhile, Tajum Koje of Dera Natung Govt College and Yari Komi of Don Bosco College, Jully were adjudged as Mr and Miss Freshers-2011-12 respectively on the occasion.  


New ABK members take charge in east Siang

Felicitation programe

PASIGHAT, Sep 11:  The Adi Baane Kebang (ABK), East Siang unit felicitated the Class X and Class XII Toppers for the session 2010-11 among the Adi community today at the Doying Gummin Hall amidst huge gathering. The new executive body of the East Siang unit to ABK also took charge during the programe.

The DC Talem Tapok who graced the occasion as Chief Guest lauded the student toppers and said that many youngsters would consider them as their role model.

Speaking about ABK, he said that it is the only court to try both Civil and Criminal cases primarily in the Adi society and we must respect our traditional Customary Administrative System.

Congratulating the new ABK executives, Tapok urged them to amplify their efforts in the service while continuing the march of development and prosperity in the community.

Earlier, President ABK (ES) Okom Yosung and Secretary HQ Tabung Ering in their speeches congratulated the new office bearers and achievers and discoursed about various developments. They while seeking cooperation from the society appealed the gathering to follow the paths shown by the fore-fathers with dedication and sincerity. The duo said that the Kebang has got the power to adjudicate justice to the aggrieved party and all important decisions of political and social matters as well as the disputes among the members of the community are tried and settled by Kebang.

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Development aid and donor nation


An analysis of the procurement practices associated with international development aid by the European Network on Debt and Development has revealed that most of the aid money returns to the donor nation rather than boosting the economy of the recipient nation.

Development aid is ineffective mostly because it is tied to contracts worth billions of dollars awarded to firms in developed countries in a phenomenon dubbed boomerang aid, a new study says.

The study by the European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) shows that more than two-thirds of all aid contracts are bagged by companies in the developed countries.

Eurodad is a network of 58 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from 19 European countries that researches and works on issues related to debt, development finance and poverty reduction.

Eurodad examined case studies in Namibia, Ghana, Uganda, Bangladesh, Nicaragua and Bolivia to arrive at its conclusions, one of which links aid effectiveness with procurement, or the purchase of goods and services in implementing aid.

Few poor countries have managed to become independent from international aid. This is partly due to donors' procurement practices, the report states.

The study shows that half of the contract value in World Bank-funded projects in the last decade went to firms from donor countries, with the share increasing with the size of the contract. In 2008, 67 per cent of all World Bank-financed contracts went to firms from just 10 countries.


Whatever it is, make one!

Dear Editor,

Perhaps Arunachal is the only state which does not have a "protocol" for the selection of doctors. It selects doctors by its own "khusi-khusi" ways- sometimes by interview, sometimes by seniority in NRHM and sometimes conducts written tests. After 24 year of statehood the state has not yet been able to make a protocol for selection of doctors and when it does it also reserves 10% of seat for non-Arunachalees. So my prayer for the elected members in the house will be to please take us out of the shame by making a protocol. We will accept whatever the protocol made but please make one. Jai Hind!


Hage Nobin

Aligarh,  (on email)



Not justified

Dear Editor,

I would like to add something more to the "Clarification" given by Dy. Director (Est.), Deptt. Of UD & Housing, Itanagar in your edition of dated 2nd Sept regarding reservation of 4 post of AUPOs, under the Department Of UD & Housing, GoAP, for physically handicapped (PH) and Meritorious sports persons (MSP). Now, the question is for the recruitment of 4 posts, if we divide or categorise these four vacant posts into 3:5:72, the ratio comes as 0.12 or no post, 0.20 or no post and 2.088 or 3 post respectively so only one post should fall vacant for both PH/ MSP and rest posts come under the other reserved category.

Secondly, a 100 point roster is also maintained in each recruiting department and must need to adopt while following the recruitment process. In such case, first count of 34 shall fall under PH and like after another count of 34 i.e. serial No. 68. Likewise, MSP shall come after every 20 points/ numbers and so on. So recruitment of 4 posts of AUPOs especially for those categories above seems no reason. If the recruitment is done exclusively for the PH and MSP categories, then it can be acceptable, but taking excuses on the ground of Govt. norms seem unjustified.


Sosek Kri,




We already have the forum

Dear Editor,

Now a day’s Nyishi are divided into small pieces by some vested person. Every day they are busy in formation of new associations, unions and so on and everyone is criticizing each other. My dear competitors, we have already ANSU & NES for our community and AAPSU for whole. We trust if anything happen us only ANSU, NES &AAPSU can fight for us. We trust they can bring us justice only.


Chan Nyishi

New Delhi, (on email)



What happened to the results?

Dear Editor,

I want to know that what had happened to the advertisement of SSA which was published on 9th December 2010 in "Arunachal Times" for the post of Resource Persons , MIS coordinator , Data entry Operator , Accountant , Art Education , Phy and Health Education and work Education. I am an applicant of Art Education and eagerly waiting for that interview and like me there will be more candidates who are waiting for this interview. But, its almost nine months and still Interview is not conducted. I would cordially request to the concern authorities, please conduct the interview as soon as possible for the sake of unemployed candidates.


An Applicant



‘It is an attempt to befool people’

Dear Editor,

The Nyishi Elite Society would like to clarify on the statement given by Kiren Rijiju wherein he referred about a committee not known to us. Time and again, we have clarified in the past through press media that the Nyishi Community has outrightly rejected the committee formed by the Government because of being bunch of victims. Through the letter of Rijiju, it is learnt that 3 senior members of Nyishi Community have accompanied the government team which was ‘shameful and unfortunate’. The involvement of Rijiju on the issue without even sharing a word with us in his capacity as the Chief Advisor to the Chief Minister has nothing to do with the Nyishi Community nor we endorse it.

Therefore, issuing confusing statements at this juncture to befool the people from a man of his stature is condemnable and we advise him to be at least honest in dealing with the sentiment of the people.


Bengia Tolum,


Nyishi Elite Society



Time for some soul searching

Dear Editor,

This is in response to article “Attack on Advocate-beginning of the Talibanisation of State” by Taba Ajum published on 10th September. He has rightly pointed out that Nyishi Elite Society’s (NES) deafening silence over attack on advocate Taba Tagum is very confusing. NES is always known for fighting for the cause of Nyishi community. However the way they are keeping mum on advocate attack case, it seems they don’t consider Tagum as a Nyishi. We the ordinary Nyishi wants to know from NES people, what is the reason behind their silence on this issue. Is it that they support those who attacked Tagum or they are scared of those who attacked him? Please clarify us in this regard. If you all keep quite we will be forced to make our own conclusion and assumptions.

On the other hand, Arunachalee people should stop intimidating and bullying professionals. We often complain about judiciary and media being so weak in Arunachal and always use every opportunity to ridicule them. However attack on advocate Tagum shows that it is for such reasons that media and lawyers are not able to work freely in the state. The people of Arunachal should ask few questions to themselves. It is time for some soul searching. Even I am a professional student and after completing educations want to come back and work in Arunachal. However such incident discourages us and may be many students including me will better prefer to work outside state after completing degree. Now onus is on you Arunachalee people, whether you want professionals to work freely or lose them to other states.


Pulin Kabak,





Let us create a better atmosphere

Dear Editor,

Today we really need to rectify our self to make our future bright and to take our future generation to right direction. I write this to show my disappointment towards people of this state. When a bandh is called, it’s the common people who suffer and no one else. It affects our economies which in turn affect the development of the state.  There are many ways to solve the problem; Bandh is only wasting our time and money. Today we read in news papers that tomorrow there is a Bandh in Aalo, Pasighat, Tirap, Changlang, Itanagar, Assam. Let us create better atmosphere for better tomorrow. As a citizen of this country, I can only write my feeling on piece of paper, rest is upon you all whether you want to create better future or bad future.


R Ete

Mewar University,

(on email)



This must stop

Dear Editor,

One cannot live or work peacefully in the State capital today. We feel more comfortable and safe in Delhi than in Itanagar/Naharlagun. Hooliganism is the order of the day. This trend must stop otherwise people will start demanding shifting of State capital from Itanagar.



Itanagar,  (on email)



Declare results

Dear Editor,

NHPC Limited Lower Subansiri Hydro-Electric Project had conducted an interview for the post of Personnel Assistant (P.A.) on 4th May 2011. But even after passage of four months, result is yet to be declared. We know that there are official procedures to be followed which might be reason why the result is being delayed. But too much delay has been a torture for the applicants.

We on behalf of all the aspirants' candidates would like to request NHPC to declare the result without further delay.


Aspirant candidates,

(on email)





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