September  08


Itanagar water supply project in the final phase of completion’

ITANAGAR, Sept 07: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) J J Singh was briefed on the water supply project for Itanagar Township by the Public Health Engineering Department Secretary Er. Tomi Ete at Raj Bhavan, here today. Er. Ete informed that the Rs.115.25 crore JNNURM project, which is being implemented under Prime Minister Special Economic package to Arunachal Pradesh is in the final phase of completion.  The PHED Secretary gave a commitment that the project will be completed by December 2012.

Interacting with the senior officials of the department the Governor, who has been monitoring developmental projects in the State, especially those under PM Package said that people of the township are suffering due to shortage of portable drinking water. He emphasized on taking the matter more seriously and exhorted the officials to complete the project within the set time-frame. He suggested on working double shifts during working seasons.

The Governor, who took initiative in delinking the project with setting up of Municipal Corporation, expressed happiness on the progress of the work. Reposing faith on the department officers and people working on the project, he expressed his hope that it will be completed at the earliest.

Assuring adequate fund from the State Government for the project, Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg, who is also State Planning Secretary said that shortage of fund should not be a reason for delaying in completion of the project.

Earlier, with a help of PowerPoint presentation PHED Superintendent Engineer, Er. Toko Jyoti informed that 85% of work has been implemented.

It may be mentioned here that Prime Minister of India laid the foundation Stone of the project in 2008. The Governor made several inspects of the project at different stages of its progress. He also made aerial surveys of the project.

Going into the details of the project, Er. Jyoti further informed that the whole township works on service lines in the sectors, construction of aerators, chemical house, Clariflocculator, filter house and pump house are almost completed. Laying of pipelines is done simultaneously in different parts of the township. He also apprised the Governor on inspections by Third Party monitoring teams and senior officials of Central and State Governments.

PHED Superintendent Engineer expressed his gratitude to the State Government, especially Finance and Planning Department for being very supportive.

Secretary Tourism and Director (Public Private Partnership and Project monitoring Unit) Sonam Chombay, PHED Itanagar Division Executive Engineer Er. Tadar Manku were also present in the meeting. (PRO to Governor)



3 UPDF cadres surrender

TEZU, Sept 07: In a  major achievement of the Lohit district police and administration, three cadres of UPDF, namely, Chow Jaan Pangyuk (22), Chow Sanjiv Munglang (19) and Chow Halingta  @ Sam Manlai, (29), all from Wingsing village, Nongtaw surrendered before Additional Deputy Commissioner, Namsai yesterday in presence of Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, officials of 12th Assam Regiment and other civil police officers.

They joined the UPDF a year back, however as per the record they did not involve in any criminal activities till date and there was no specific case registered against them.

Two grenades, one Chinese made pistol, RDS of 22 calibre, and six RDS of 9mm caliber were recovered from them and further investigation is in progress.

They were bound to surrender before the magistrate due to long pursuance and pressure created on them by police, army, SIT and administration. DIPRO



Major power cuts from Sep 19-24

PPWC demands power supply from Rina hydel

PASIGHAT, Sept 07: There will be major power cuts in the East Siang district from September 19-24 next as there will be no power supply from 8 am hrs to 4pm due to maintenance and repairing works of 132 KV Hoj to Ziro line by PGCIL informed Superintending Engineer (E) APEC-II, Pasighat Er. Rokom Bado.

Meanwhile, reacting to the information, the ZPM cum Pasighat Public Welfare Committee Chairman Okom Yosung demanded immediate restoration of power supply from Rina Hydel to provide electricity to Pasighat Township to meet up the crisis during the given period.

He further added that there is no power at Pasighat since Thursday morning,  such unscheduled power cuts in the district headquarter has left the people in a helpless situation.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra along with EE (Hydropower), EAC and ASM visited Rina hydel to take stock of the ongoing progress of the hydel. DIPRO



ITBP donates furniture, stationary items to Ganga Sec. School

Siram asks students to dream high

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Sept 07: The Sector Headquarters of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force, Khating Hills here donated furniture and stationary items to Ganga Secondary School under its Civic Action Plan today.

The package for 130 students included sixteen pairs of desks and benches, dictionaries (Cambridge), atlas, blackboards, writing material (papers/copy books), detergent powders etc.

Attending the programme organized to hand over the items to the school authority, Education Minister Bosiram Siram highly appreciated the Force for contributing the items for the benefit of the students in particular and the school as a whole.

“This kind of noble gesture on the part of ITBP is highly appreciable and I salute them for extending the much needed help and support to the students,” Siram said. Addressing the students, Siram advised them to dream high, set a goal and strive to achieve it through hard work. He asked the students to maintain discipline, punctuality and respect teachers for success in life. The minister also appealed to the teachers to devote themselves to teaching and help the students to reach the pinnacle of glory.

In her speech, Borum ZPM Taro Modi, highlighted some problems of the school, such as shortage of teachers, accommodation facilities for girl students etc. and urged the Education Minister to solve them in the larger interest of the students. He also urged the Minister to upgrade the school to higher secondary level.

The programme was attended by Capital SP Hibu Tamang,  Commandant, Sector HQs Angad Prasad Yadav and his subordinate staff and jawans.

The ITBP takes up various social welfare activities in their area of operation under its civic action programme in order to build a cordial relationship with local people.



Cyber crime in Arunachal !

4 including 3 police constables arrested

ITANAGAR, Sept 07: In a first of its kind incident Arunachal Pradesh police has cracked a cyber crime which was reported at Deomali police station. A complaint was lodged at Deomali PS regarding making and circulation of MMS on internet on 5th September. Police immediately registered a case (No. 19/12 dated 05/09/2012 U/S 293 IPC R/W 66-E/67-A of IT Act’).  

Giving details account of the incident Nupur Prasad, assistant inspector general of police (AIGP) (crime) said police has arrested four people in this regard. Of the four arrested, 3 are police constables.

“During investigation we found that four accused along with 3 girls had gone to riverside at Deomali for a picnic on 5th of September. The four of them took some obscene pictures of girls at some stage of party. They circulated those pictures to their friends using MMS and it was uploaded in internet too,” informed AIGP Nupur. Further she added, “Immediately after receiving complaint from victim, police swung into action. We had arrested one of the accused within few hours of incident and today few more were arrested. Police is looking to arrest more people in this regard.” She also added that APP has started the process of suspension of the three police personnel and a separate departmental enquiry is being carried out.



Is ILP enough to protect rights of indigenous people?

Amar Sangno

ITANAGAR, Sept 07:  Once again the demand for deportation of illegal immigrants has been revived in the entire North East region following the mass exodus of North East people from other parts of the country after the bulk of hate SMS and rumours of attack in the wake of  communal violence in some districts of lower Assam.

At the same time chorus for indigenous rights growing louder everyday in the north east region and interestingly all political parties and civil societies in Assam are demanding for the effective implementation of Assam Accord, 1985.

Of late, apprehension of demographic invasion has gripped Meghalaya and Manipur also as they are demanding for Inner Line Permit (ILP) though the Centre turned it down subsequently.

However, Arunachal Pradesh is far from joining the chorus to protect the  indigenous rights and identity of tribal people of the state, rather it appears that  Arunachal merely reposes its faith on inner line permit (ILP) system to prevent demographic invasion. The illegal immigrant issue and porous check gates are neither a serious issue for Arunachal Pradesh government, nor it is a hot cake for  those unions and organizations who are  always searching for issues  to make their presence felt.

The number of migrants at the state capital Itanagar is surreptitiously soaring up every year. Statistical record says that so far the district administration has issued one year (photo pass) ILP to 45,777 people and temporary pass to 20,746 since 2009.   Majority of ILP holders are daily wage labourers and  others are the relatives of already employed people from outside the state.

Interestingly migrant workers who obtained fifteen days temporary ILP never  return  back to the place where they came from, rather they are loitering  around in the capital complex in search of job. It is said that once the migrant workers are engaged in work in state Capital, they feel safe, no matter how hard the administration tries to deport them.

Anand (name changed), a 28 years old rag-picker revealed this correspondent that he came from Assam without ILP. On being informed about possible consequences for not having an ILP, he  cryptically replied that he would easily sneak.

Sources said that  the under construction railway track at Gumto near Harmuti in Assam  has become a safe  passage  for migrant workers to infiltrate into the capital without ILP.

When contacted  Capital Complex deputy commissioner Sanjay Goel admitted that illegal immigration in state Capital cannot be ruled out. However, he maintained that administration is doing its best  to prevent entry of illegal migrants in Capital.

State Govt should think seriously and take up bold steps  to thwart influx of illegal immigrants  in state capital and   chalk out strategy for effective implementation of ILP system before the railways gets operationalized.



RGUSU demands Centre for appointment of regular VC

ITANAGAR, Sept 07: Rajiv Gandhi University Students’ Union (RGUSU), in a memorandum, has urged the Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal for immediate appointment of a regular Vice Chancellor at Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills here.

The university has been left without a regular Vice Chancellor since resignation of Prof. David R. Syiemliehin in June 2012 which has hampered the university's efforts to become the kind of institution it aspired to be. Every policy and  development initiative made by the former VC for development of the university came to a complete halt due to absence of a regular VC, the memorandum said.

“We failed to understand the logic of the Ministry to accept the resignation of Prof. R. Syiemliehin and his subsequent appointment as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) after he joined the university as regular VC only on September 5, 2011,” the memorandum added. The memorandum also demanded adequate financial assistance during the 12th five year plan for development infrastructure in the university.



Teachers Day celebrated in Lekang

TEZU, Sept 07: Planning, Finance and PWD Minister Chowna Mein exhorted the teaching community to re-dedicate themselves to build the nation for the present and future generation.

Attending the Teachers’ Day celebration at Mahadevpur Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Mein highlighted the contribution of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan to Indian education and urged the teachers to follow the principles and philosophy of the great scholar and educationist.

The programme started with tribute to the portrait of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan by the Chief Guest which was followed by teachers and dignitaries.

Later, Mein felicitated the teachers, including some retired and retiring teachers, as a mark of appreciation for them for their contribution in the society.

Some retired teachers shared their teaching experiences during NEFA days. They appealed to the new generation teachers to adopt innovative ideas and latest methodology in teaching.

Lekang EAC H.N.Dubey presided over the function. He advised the teachers to be more sincere and develop emotional attachment with the students and motivate them.

Teachers from GHSS, Mahadevpur, GHSS, Old Mohong, JNV, Mahadevpur, and students from various schools spoke on the occasion.

JNV Megdong also celebrated Teachers’ Day with great enthusiasm.

Principal of the school S Mohobia, teaching staff and students paid floral tribute to the decorated portrait of Dr. S.  Radhakrishan. Students of the Vidyalaya performed different cultural activities during the celebration. DIPRO



Save Poba Rainforest’ team visits D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary

PASIGHAT, Sept 07: A 10-member team of Jonai based NGO, called ‘Save Poba Rainforest’ from neighbouring Assam paid a day long visit to the D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary recently.  The team headed by NGO president Royal Pegu included journalists from Assam based print and electronic media.

When enquired Pegu and his team members disclosed that  their visit aimed at gaining knowledge to save Poba Rainforest under Jonai area. “We needed some clues to save Poba rainforest which could be planned from D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary area as numerous distributaries flows from this Sanctuary. Saving of Poba Rainforest would save Jonai Sub-division which is under threat from mighty Siang’s continuous yearly erosion,” they said.

 The NGO, which is strongly demanding government to upgrade Poba Rainforest into Sanctuary, said, ‘we will give our cent percent co-operation in protecting D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary. Action on this regard has been initiated by driving out cattle rearers  from the Sanctuary’s Assam boundary, we are also aware of the fact that cattle comes to graze inside D Ering Sanctuary upto 2-3 KMs from our Assam.’ The visiting members showed optimism in settling out the cattle rearing problems around the Sanctuary as gradual effort is on and they have already planted several saplings along the boundary and the river for which they have instructed the cattle rearers to shift their cattles and sheds from the area.

The protection of elephant corridors in Assam side were also discussed for elephants migrate through these corridors to Arunachal Pradesh.

Interestingly, the team were of the view to jointly develop D Ering Sanctuary, Dibru-Soikoa Sanctuary, Kobo Chapori and Poba Rainforest for easier protection and conservation.        

DFO Wildlife, T Mize who himself accompanied the team sought their full co-operation for protection of this Sanctuary. Participation from Assam side is also greatly needed for threat also comes from Assam side, he added. Jonh Apum, Secretary General-Ecological Biodiversity Conservational Force of  Arunachal Pradesh and his member Lut Perme also accompanied the team.

Hope this visit from Assam will yield fruits in protection of  the Sanctuary. (Maksam Tayeng)



4th DMLC meet of Tirap held

KHONSA, Sept 07: The District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) in respect of undivided Tirap district held its 4th meeting in the Conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner, Tirap yesterday.

The Committee held discussion on the progress of various schemes under SPA, NLCPR, ACA and other centrally sponsored schemes pertaining to undivided Tirap district.

Tirap Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman of the DLMC Dr Sachin Shinde while briefing about the importance of DLMC meeting urged the executing departments to avoid duplicacy while taking up new schemes and also maintain transparency and quality of the works. He requested the executing agencies to follow land allotment procedures before the start of the work to avoid future land complicacies. He told the executing departments to bring supporting photographs of all the ongoing schemes in the next DLMC meeting to make it more meaningful. He urged the administrative officers to monitor all the projects in their respective jurisdiction and submit the report. He also insisted on the work depts. to endorse a copy of any new proposal to be taken up in the district. The work depts. were asked to hand over the schemes to the user agency as and when the work get completed so that the objective of the project is achieved.

The committee also suggested the work dept to keep 5 to 10% Performance Guarantee for a period of 1 year to ensure quality of the works. The executing agencies were suggested to coordinate and discussed each other before taking up of any new schemes so that the right hand knows what the left hand is doing.  

All Administrative Officers, ZPMs, EE PWD (Tirap/Longding/Kanubari), EE RWD/WRD/Power/PHED (Tirap) and DPO Tirap attended the meeting.

The meeting was conducted by DPO Tirap. DIPRO



Solung reverberates Mori village, Taga inaugurates Dere

Aalo, Sept 07:  The Mori village with more than hundred households located in the picturesque hill top wore festive look to cheer about the twin occasion of Solung Festival celebration and inauguration of a big community hall for the village by MLA Tamiyo Taga yesterday.

Giving his Solung greeting to the people, Taga said that the festival is always a rare occasion to expose our culture, oneness and way of life, and the institution of Dere is as old as the existence of tribal society and stressed on maintaining its sanctity. He said that Govt. cannot look into the needs of every household as its welfare measures are confined to road, water, electricity, schools, health and other essential services only and the ingrained dependence syndrome on Govt. and jobs to uplift our economy hinders the value of self-dependence.

Urging his people to venture out for productive sectors like agriculture and horticulture, he disclosed many such schemes he has taken up from his MLA LADS to encourage the marginal farmers. Reiterating that the marketing has been a bottleneck for the progressive farmers, Taga said efforts are being made to facilitate it in the years to come adding that the community-centric developments are the need of the hour. The long-felt demand for creation of a separate district for the area based on the common will and aspiration of the people is still in the court of the Govt. for a decision, he disclosed.

Tayek Goi, Taje Komut, Festival Committee President and Secretary also spoke in details to highlight the significance of the day. Solung Ponung and wide variety of traditional dances and songs were presented on the occasion. DIPRO


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Sept 07: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele. numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.


UDC’s death mourned

ITANAGAR, Sept 07:  Taku Welfare Society has condoled the death of Arki Taku after a chronic illness yesterday. Presently, he was serving as UDC under DDSE, Papum Pare.

Taku, 45, is survived by his wife, two sons, four daughters.

His death is an irreparable loss and created a sudden vacuum in the society, TWS said in a release and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. It also conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family.

Taku was son of Taku Tako, a permanent settlement of Myokun Lapang here.


GASA conducts sports week

ITANAGAR, Sept 07: The opening ceremony of the first ever Sports Week and Freshers’ Meet of Guwahati Arunachal Students’ Association (GASA) was held today. The programme was attended by Raju Tayeng (Indian Revenue Service, GoI) and Pranjal Sharma Asst. Resident Commissioner Guwahati.

Various games and sports competitions, such as football, volleyball, tug-of-war, marathon race etc, were conducted in the sports competition. Score of students participated in the competition, according to a GASA release.  


Yuva Jagrata Abhiyan

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: All Dirang Students Union (ADSU) organized a “Yuva Jagrata Abhiyan” a youth awareness programme on ill effects of alcohols, drugs and other intoxicants at Dirang on Teacher’s Day. On the occasion, the union distributed prizes and certificates to two differently abled children. Cultural programmes and Mass rally are the other highlights of the day. ZPM Dor Tsering and public also attended the programme.


DC emphasizes on creating rain water harvesting

KHONSA, Sept 07: Tirap Deputy Commissioner Dr. Sachin Shinde underscored the need for creating awareness on rain water harvesting to arrest the chronic water scarcity in Tirap, especially during winter.

Addressing a meeting on rain water harvesting in his conference hall here today, Shinde asked the building constriction agencies to mandatorily include rain water harvesting provision whenever they construct any new building.

The participants of the meeting, including  Tirap SP Vikramjit Singh, representative from different colonies, schools and churches  were shown rain water harvesting projects in other states through a slide show.

It is needless to mention that rain water harvesting is feasible in Tirap district as it receives heavy rainfall from April to September. A rain water harvesting model project has been constructed in the premise of DC office for others to see and emulate DIPRO


Give opportunity to BE and B Tech degree holders

ITANAGAR, Sept 07: All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployment Engineers Association in a letter to Director Small Saving, Naharlagun urged the concerned department to immediately rectify the recruitment advertisement for the post of Field Publicity Officer.

It said that holders of Bachelor Degree in Arts, Commerce and Science are eligible to apply for the said post but BE  or B Tech degree holders are not allowed by the concerned authority to apply for the said post. The association urged the concerned authority to look into the matter and give opportunity to BE and B Tech degree holders.


Colony people conduct social service

ITANAGAR, Sept 07:  The   Upper Vivek Vihar Colony Welfare Society today conducted a social service in and around the sector here this morning. During the social service the dwellers cleaned up garbage, bushes and repaired many partly damaged roads of the sector. The social service started from the main road and covered the all areas of the sector.


Disaster awareness cum orientation programme

TEZU, Sept 07: A disaster awareness cum orientation programme on first aid, search and rescue operation during disaster like earthquake, fire etc. was organised for the students, teachers, panchayat leaders and villagers by District Disaster Management Authority, Lohit at Loiliang Secondary School today.

Demonstrations on disaster management, including fire safety and fire controlling measures was conducted by resource persons from various departments, including the Department of Forest, Medical, Disaster Management Cell, Fire Service, District administration and Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force 9th Bn.

A team of 9th ITBP Force led by Inspector Jaswinder Singh explained through demonstration how to rescue oneself from flood while a demonstration on fire rescue and fire control was conducted by Fire Service Department.

The resource persons explained in details the activities to be taken during and after a disaster.

The programme was participated by all the students, teachers and staff of Loiliang Sec. School, Tezu. GBs, PRI members, Teachers and villagers of Loiliang, Hucheliang, Pomliang, Mekailiang, Danglat, Lohitpur, Koraliang and Dabangam villages of Tezu circle also attended the above disaster awareness cum orientation programme. Safety kits on flood, fire, earthquake and landslide were distributed.

Chairman, DDMA cum Deputy Commissioner Lohit R.K.Sharma, SP S.P.Kuruvilla, DDMO, Member Secy DDMA,  Damchin Norbu, Medical Superintendent, DH Dr P.K.Sakia, Forest Ranger A.Yirang, Station Officer, Fire Station B.Pangging, Headmaster Loiliang Secondary School V.Linggi also attended the programme. DIPRO


Earthquake jolts NE Region

Guwahati, Sept 07: An earthquake of 'slight' intensity measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale shook Assam and other North East states last midnight, according to the Regional Meteorological Centre here. No casualty or damage to property has been reported so far. The tremor occurred around 11.57 pm yesterday with its epicentre in latitude 25.7 degree north and longitude 91.1 degree east at a depth of 10 km in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, according to the Met office. As per reports received here today, the quake jolted Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland. PTI


Keep up the spirit: NCP

ITANAGAR, Sept 07: Lauding the state police department for conducting free and fair constable recruitment throughout the state, Nationalist Congress Party state unit Convenor Kahfa Bengia today urged the department to keep up the spirit of transparency till the end of recruitment process.

Further Bengia appealed to the people to cooperate with department in selecting most deserved candidates.


Free coaching for UPSC aspirants

ITANAGAR, Sept 07: UGC-Coaching Centre for Entry in Services & Career Counselling Cell of Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar is going to conduct free coaching  on all components of UPSC and APPSC -Civil Services Examinations, in the library Hall of the college from September 17.

Those aspirants who want to attend the free coaching are advised to reach the library hall of DNG College either on September 10 or 12 for registration.


Solung celebration at Ruksin concludes

From our Correspondent

RUKSIN, Sept 7: The day-long programme organised by the Ruksin Town Solung Celebration Committee (RTSCC) at Electric Colony was attended by the local Panchayat leaders, Gaon burahs of Ruksin circle with their best traditional attire.

Adi songs and folk dances (Ponung), particularly the age-old “monotonous” ponungs dances was the main attraction of the day-long concluding programme at Ruksin.

Meanwhile, preparation to celebrate ‘Central Solung Festival’ at Sille-Oyan from September 10 next with three-day programme is almost complete. The chief functionaries of Takam Mishing Porin Kebang (TMPK) and All Bodo Students’ Union from neighbouring Assam are expected to the central Solung celebration.


National Nutrition Week in Danglat

TEZU, Sept 07: The National Nutrition Week was observed at Danglat from September 1-7 where emphasis was given on consumption of  locally grown vegetables, fruits and other food items, which do not contain extra preservatives.

Educative sessions related to nutrition and health issues were organized during the week long celebration. A recipe competition of baby weaning food (for babies of 6 months to 1 year) was also organised at Danglat Anganwadi Centre.

Senior medical officer of District Hospital Tezu Dr. Raju Mena and CDPO W Tangha spoke in details about nutrition.

Social services were organised in all the Anganwadi Centres in Danglat on the first day. DIPRO


Bharat Shiksha Ratan award

ITANAGAR, Sept 07: Debabrata Maji of Mechanical Engineering Department of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) has been awarded ‘Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award by Global Society for Health and Educational Growth; a New Delhi based Non-Governmental Organization.

He received the award from former Governor of Assam & Tamil Nadu Dr. Bhishm Narain Singh in a function at Speaker Hall, Constitution Club, New Delhi on September 3.


Peaceful dharna held

ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Upper Yachuli Peoples’ Forum staged a peaceful dharna in front of the office premises of Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri at Ziro on September 4 last.

The forum organized the dharna after submission of several representation to state government demanding immediate completion of 20 Km BRTF road via Loth to Chambang, immediate clearance of pending bills/payments of contractors, constitution of high level committee to study the reason for delay in construction of the said road, suspension and registration of corruption cases against of departmental officials responsible for alleged misused of public money.







54 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

Let us impress upon our children to dress and behave properly

Dear Editor,

It reveals through the media that young women are molested or atrocities meted out to them. It is a grave concern for all the parents who love their children more than their life.

It is a well known fact that all the parents in these modern days take care of their children in every possible way right from their birth to education till their proper establishment. They provide all type of comfort so that their children could excel in their academic career. I do agree that we should grant freedom of speech to be a good orator, freedom of expression to do away with shyness and freedom of education to be successful person in life, but the freedom of dress being enjoyed by the young women of present  days are beyond its limit. I do not mean that a dress code should be enacted especially for the young women and school going girls students but it looks good categorically when women wear cloth decently in their schools, colleges, working places and even in their personal life. In this direction, good steps have been taken up by the Government schools, but certain private schools are yet to see its ray. It is so awkward when young girls wear miniskirts. There is a general query that what would be atmosphere of that family and the institution where they live and learn.

What is generally observed that exposing a body parts has become a kind of fashion for today’s young generation which they adopted from the glamorous world like Cinemas and TV shows. Women could be more beautiful and attractive in their soft spoken, good manner and decent way of life. For some it might be a matter of pride to expose their body parts and thinks it as their birth rights, but it seems that these children are being swayed away by the modern storms which are blowing them away in to the jaws of death and destruction. But then what about we parents! Don’t we lead them to the snare by ignoring them? How could we lose our children’s life for the sake of a mere dress!

I agree that as parents our eyes are blindfolded and we do not see them in that sense as we are adapted to it since their birth, but what about the wolves and hyenas prowling around if a daughter is wearing a dress that attracts the sensitivity of the onlookers or a dress that is not acceptable to the Society ?

We come to know through media that many organizations including women welfare organizations are expressing anguish over molestation, rape, murder and other atrocities meted out to the weaker section of the society, especially the young generation. However, no one has pondered upon the causes behind it, whereas the cause and its solution lie in the hands of parents and the children themselves. Here, some may question how had that happened to my children though she was not used to it ? The answer is simple, it was victimized due to ignition created by another show off children. Today it has happened to theirs, tomorrow it may happen to yours. So why not the parents, brothers, uncles and aunts take up the responsibility to discourage the children from wearing such vulnerable dresses and impress upon them to dress and behave properly.

Lastly, an appeal is made to the women organizations and the associations to voice against such prevailing atmosphere that has penetrated deep into  our family and the society like a killer cancer and lay down necessary Dos and Do nots on dress  and also ban the sale of certain clothes not worthy to be worn by the young girls.


H C Tok

Ganga village, Itanagar



Pollution and twin capital city

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I want to put forward a big issue regarding the ratio of pollution and development in the capital complex.

Our capital is in such a condition these days that there is just a narrow gap between us and the pollution. It is accepted that greater development leads to greater pollution, but in our twin capital city, there is no balance between pollution and development and  pollution  is growing rapidly than development  process.

We can not only blame the authorities for the increasing polluted environment, people are also responsible for it. Management alone will not able to do anything without the support of people.  People of our town should equally shoulder responsibility to save environment and control pollution. It is our town, keep it clean.


Geri Koyu



Global Competitive Index

India’s ranking declined by three places to 59th position in the Global Competitiveness Index 2012-2013 of the World Economic Forum (WEF), owing to “disappointing performance” in the basic factors underpinning competitiveness.

The country, which was once ahead of Brazil and South Africa, now trails them by some 10 places and lags behind China by a margin of 30 positions.

The global list was topped by Switzerland for the fourth consecutive year, followed by Singapore in second position and Finland in third position, which overtook Sweden (4th).

Among the top ten competitive countries, the Netherlands was ranked in the 5th place, followed by Germany (6th), the United States (7th) and United Kingdom (8th), Hong Kong (9th) and Japan (10th).

“India continues to be penalised for its disappointing performance in the areas considered to be the basic factors underpinning competitiveness,”  the news agency PTI said while quoting the report.

The report noted that India’s infrastructure is largely “insufficient” and “ill-adapted” to the needs of the economy. Moreover the country also faces problem areas such as corruption and bureaucracy.

WEF however, said that despite “challenges”, India does possess a number of strengths in the more advanced and complex drivers of competitiveness.

“India can rely on a fairly well developed and sophisticated financial market that can channel financial resources to good use, and it boasts reasonably sophisticated and innovative businesses,” WEF said.


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