September 17



The office and Press of this Daily will remain closed on September 17 on the occasion of Biswakarma Puja. Hence, there will be no edition of this Daily on September 18.






Vishwakarma Football Running Trophy

Abu Nigla FC, Sartam Brothers FC reach semis

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: Abu Nigla FC, Jote and Sartam Brothers FC reached the semifinals in Vishwakarma Football Running Trophy-2013 defeating Dary Rai Yanda FC and Joy 7 Sporting Club respectively at Club at KV No 2 playground here today.

Abu Nigla FC beat Dary Rai Yanda FC 5-4 in penalty shootout while Sartam Brothers FC pipped Joy 7 Sporting Club 1-0 with goal from Techi Talar to book the team’s place in the semifinal.

Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy will meet Chimpu Sporting Club in the third quarterfinal match tomorrow at 2:30 pm while the fourth quarterfinal will be played between Jiyo Aur Jine Do and Tempo Union FC at 3:30 pm, according to organizing committee.



2nd Giogi Taya State Level Football Tournament

Jalley Sonam FC play 2-2 draw against E-Sector

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: Jalley Sonam FC and E-Sector team played out a 2-2 draw in the first match of the 2nd Giogi Taya State Level Football Tournament played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

E-Sector’s captain Tarh Bhai and Jalley Sonam FC’s Habung Kobing scored two goals each for their respective teams.

The second match was played between Papu Hill SC and Langkung Ragia FC in which the former lost 0-3 to the latter.

Tana Gumin, Rigco Tagi and Gura Paku scored a gaol each in 46th, 65th and 73rd minutes.

Today’s match:

1.   Papu Nallah United vs Tatung SC, 1 pm

2.   Gora Makik SC vs IGPFC, 3 pm.



Website launched

KHONSA, Sept 16: The Website of Khonsa government higher secondary school, www.ghsskhonsa.in  was launched coinciding with the Teacher’s Day recently with great enthusiasm and fanfare. It was launched amidst the presence of the Principal, Vice Principal, teachers and students by Ajay Kumar Singh, DIO, NIC. The Website has all the necessary features which are easy to use.

The Principal and the school family had appreciated the singular effort of the DIO in installing the Website against all odds. The Principal, Manphe Hosai while lauding the effort of the DIO said that the Website was a long-felt need of the school and hoped that it would serve the interest of the school in no small measure in this age of computer and internet. DIPRO


Veteran football tourney

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: With the attempt to promote peace and brotherhood among people of the state, inculcate sportsman spirit, discipline among younger generation as well as facilitate the senior and veteran players to encourage them, Capital Complex Sporting Club (CCSC) in collaboration with E&Ks is going to organize the first State Level Veteran Cup Football Tournament-2013 for Men’s above 30 years at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun from October 19 to 27 next.


Admin to issue notice to  halt construction in government land

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: In the maiden meeting of the Multi Member Land Action Committee, Doimukh chaired by its chairman cum EAC Doimukh, Padung Doke, it was decided that the administration will issue public notice to halt any type of construction activities within the periphery of government land and in event of failure to comply with the notice by any person will be treated as the contempt of resolution adopted by the committee and a legal action will be initiated against the defaulters.

It was also decided that the entire HoDs of Doimukh circle shall furnish the departmental inventory from 1990 to till date as regards to possession of land/staff quarters by the department and list of illegal non- staff occupants of quarters within four days from the date of issue of this order.


Retention of transfer sought

ITANAGAR, Sept 16:  Opposing the  reported transfer of Dr. Kaling Tamuk medical officer of Community Health Centre (CHC) Boleng to Yomcha in West Siang, the Zilla Parishad Member of Boleng in East Siang district sought retention of transfer, saying that said CHC is running without doctor and other para-medical staffs. ZPM also questioned the manner of transferring the medical officer. It said that the entire area is solely depending on the medical officer and in such situation sending him away out of the area would make things more worst.


State level Karate-Do C’ship from Oct 4

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: The All Arunachal Pradesh Sho-Tokan Karate-Do Association is going to conduct its 4th Sho-Tokan State Level Karate-Do Championship on October 4 and 5 next.

Various clubs from across the state are expected to participate in the championship.


GSU reacts

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: Reacting to the clarification given by West Siang district administration over alleged collection of certain percentage of amount from the compensation given to people affected by two lane BRTF road from Aalo to Mechukha,

Galo Students’ Union (GSU) said that GSU had never alleged the DA’s involvement in the unauthorized collection of money. Rather we had lodged a complaint with the administration against the ‘Cross Check Committee’ after being hinted by the Kamba ADC that the committee was allegedly collecting the amount from the affected people on behalf of the PAPLOA (Project Affected Peoples’ Land Owner Association).

We had urged the administration to look into the matter and initiate necessary measure to stop such unauthorised collection with immediate effect, GSU said.

While sticking to its demand, GSU demanded the West Siang administration to constitute a committee, including member (s) from GSU, to enquire into the matter without further delay.

Also the administration should issue notice to the EAC, Town Magistrate Aalo and ADC Kamba to stop collection of money in their respective area by any organization, the release added.

Relief distributed to fire victims

AALO, Sept 16:  A joint team of Arunachal Vikash Parishad, Aalo unit,  Seva Bharati and Donyi Polo Dere Trust Committee visited the fire victims of Pessing village under Jomlo-Mobuk  Circle on  Sept 13. The team distributed household materials including plates, buckets, cups, spoons,  kettles, big mosquito nets, blankets, ete to each of the seven fire affected families.


ATDSU threatens stir over transfer of DDSE

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: All Tawang District Students’ Union (ATDSU), in a letter to Tawang Deputy Commissioner, has demanded for cancelling the transfer order of Tawang DDSE Rinchen Phuntso within five days failing which ATDSU will launch democratic movement in the district.

The students union claimed that the DDSE has been transferred despite appeal from various quarters for retaining him.


6th Kargu Gamgi foundation day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: Kargu Gamgi Naharlagun-Nirjuli observed the 6th Foundation Day at its E-Sector Prayer Centre yesterday. Addressing the gathering, Dagmo Jini, President Kargu Gamgi Naharlagun-Nirjuli stressed on peace and solidarity for all the indigenous tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and appealed for preservation and promotion of indigenous faith and culture.

Dr. Tai Nyori, former president and Jomnya Siram also spoke on the occasion.

Emin Rumi, General Secretary presented the annual report and highlighted the achievements of the Kargu Gamgi during 2012-13.

Earlier, the day-long programme began with mass prayer seeking blessings from almighty Donyi Polo.


Training on MS Power Point gets underway

ITANAGAR, Sept 16:  A week-long training programe on Ms Power Point got under way at Administrative Training Institute being conducted under 100% course fee sponsorship of Department of Personnel and Training government of India under its plan training assistance 2013-14. Altogether, 23 junior and middle level officers of various departments are attending the programme.

In his brief inaugural address, training director Pema Tshetan said ATI    aims to  strengthen capacity of government functionaries at all levels by promoting complete computer literacy and build their capacity and skills in computer application. The workshop is conducted in support of Integrated Technical Institute of Computer Education, release added.


Anti-drug rally

ROING, Sept 16: The Lok Sabha Youth Congress of Eastern Parliament APYC in its executive meeting held at Roing on Sept 13 discussed the measures to be taken to bring awareness on ill effect of drug use and to conduct awareness on Food Security Bill. After threadbare discussion the house decided to organize Mass  anti-drug rally and awareness on Food Security Bill. The meeting presided over by Vice-President LYC East APYC, Bakemso Towsik was attended among others by Wanglang Hakhun G S-Administration,  Taker Taloh GS-Outreach and all the General Secretaries of LYC East APYC.

Later the  house met the  APCC president Mukut Mithi next day and decided to conduct the programme on  Nov 2 at Roing, according to a release.


Five singers enter final of little Champs competition

AALO, Sept 16: Five participants Rikjom Lollen, Jumken Lollen, Mimba Padu, Mikten Padu and Jompi Lollen have made it to the list of

finalist for the Little Champs Singing Talent Competition after melodious performance with Gazals in the first round and Mopin related song in the second round in the semi-final contest held at Gumin Kiin  recently.

Attending the programme Yomto Jini, public leader and Domin Karbak, Radio Artist appreciated the endeavour of the committee to search out and give a platform for the young kids to exhibit their hidden talents in singing. The panel of judges  and  singers consisting Torik Kato, Liduk Padu, Geken Geyi and  Guest Judge Er. Komba Taso gave useful tips to the young competitors.

Mijum Lona, Chairman, Bejum Ado Vice President and Kirwa Doji Programme Incharge, distributed certificates of participation and encouraged the ousted singers to come out with improvement in the next competition. The final of the competition is slated from 29th Sept next. DIPRO


Life Skill Education prog for girls ends

TEZU, Sept 16: Life Skill Education cum Personality Development Camp under Innovative Activities on girls’ education concluded today at BRC Hall, Tezu. The objective of the programme was to promote girl education and also to make teaching and learning effective and joyful. Forty-six girl students and six escorts and staff from DDSE office attended the programme.

Lohit District DDSE Barom Siram speaking on the importance of Girls education he said that educating a boy means educating a child but educating a girl means educating a family and educating society as a whole.

He further added that this kind of programme/camp is conducted with an objective to build self confidence, self reliance and self dependence and to inculcate leadership qualities among children.

Modules covered were action song, use of compass and directions, vocational behaviour, by S. Tiwari; adolescence education by V.S. Tiwari; health and hygiene by S. Chopra; craft work-door mats, greeting cards etc by Kalpana Das.

Similar programmes were conducted in other four blocks, viz., Wakro, Lekang, Namsai and Chongkham. DIPRO


Death of Daktum Riba mourned

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: The Galo Peoples’ Federation (GPF) has deeply mourned the sad demise of retired Deputy Secretary (PWD) and one of the senior members of Galo community Daktum Riba here yesterday.

He left behind his wife, 3 daughters and a son.

Describing Riba’s death as irreparable loss to the Galo society, the members of the GPF, in a condolence meeting today prayed to almighty Donyi-Polo to rest his departed soul in peace and give strength to the bereaved family.

They also observed two minutes silence as mark of respect to late Riba.

In its condolence message, Galo Indigenous Faith and Cultural Council (GIFCC), said that Riba’s death is an irreparable loss for Galo community, who was actively and devotedly involved in the indigenous faith and cultural movement, particularly of Galo community of Arunachal Pradesh.

GIFCC prayed to almighty Donyi-Polo for eternal peace of the departed soul and give strength to the bereaved family.

Expressing grief and sorrow over death of Riba, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee also conveyed heartfelt condolence to bereaved family to cope with the tragedy and prayed to almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul. Kargu Gamgi, Itanagar while expressing deep shock over sudden demise of Riba, termed his demise as great loss not only to his family but also to the entire Galo people.

The members of Kargu Gamgi observed two minute silence and prayed almighty Donyi Polo for eternal peace of the departed soul and to give enough strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.


News Impact

Huge quantity of illegal timber seized

PASIGHAT, Sept 16: The Mebo Range Officer Neeraj Tamuk seized three Shaktiman trucks while transporting illegal logs to nearby Saw-mills at Mebo on last Thursday evening. The owners of the seized vehicles have been summoned and fined.  

Meanwhile, the DFO Pasighat Naveen Kumar today officially informed that acting on a secret information three big timber –laden trucks bearing Registration No. AS-01-DC-9813, AS-22-C-2111 and BR-06-G7920 were intercepted by Pasighat Range Officer, Osar Gao and his staffs at the Pasighat check-gate on last Friday at  around 10.30 pm. According to Kumar the said vehicles were transporting the illegal consignment to Assam without valid permit/documents at night. The department has estimated the value of the swan timbers as 10-12 lacs and further investigation is going on and owners of all the seized vehicles have been summoned for interrogation and next course of action, he further added.

“The raids are conducted on the  basis of secret information, however all raids do not lead to desired result,” said DFO Kumar. Significantly, the forest department has decided to bolster its network to bring the illegal timber trade to further down.

It was probably one of the largest seizures, he said adding  illegal timber trade has come to its minimum.  DIPRO



Siang Stage-I & Stage-II Dam over Siang River opposed

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: The two-day all Banggo level meeting of Upper Siang and dam affected part of East Siang district held at Yingkiong general ground, Upper Siang on September 14 and 15, has vehemently opposed the construction of Siang Stage-I  and Stage-II Dam over Siang River.

“The project will devastate human lives and bio-diversity of both the districts by inundating all forest and agriculture lands. The dams, if completed, will flood all fertile agricultural lands, destroy ecology, flora and fauna of entire Siang belt and displace thousands of people of Siang valley, the meeting observed.

It was also resolved to form a Anti-Dam Core Committee in the name of Siang Indigenous Farmers Forum (SIFF) which will take up all matter related to dams over Siang River with the appropriate authorities of the State and the Central Governments.

Public Leader of Pangin Kaling Jerang, social activist from Mechuka Tsering Naksang and Siang Peoples Forum general secretary Oyar Gao also attended the meeting and explained in details about the advantages and disadvantages of mega dam. Former Chief Minister Gegong Apang, MLA Alo Libang, all four ZPMs of  Tuting-Yingkiong constituency, ASMs, Panchayat members, GBs/HGBs, local public, dam affected villagers, representatives of Mori Banggo, Rotgo Banggo, Ringgong Banggo, Nigong Banggo, Boying Banggo, Magong Banggo and Begging Banggo, AdiSU, etc. attended the meeting

The meeting was chaired by Gemin Jiji, President ABK, Upper Siang unit, according to a release issued by Gemin Jiji.



AAPSU, CCLAF team calls on DC, discuss land allotment issues

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) led by its president Kamta Lapung along with Capital Complex Land Affected Forum (CCLAF) met the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner and discussed in details all land related issues.

According to an AAPSU release, the Deputy Commissioner has assured to issue clear directives to dispose of cases relating to issues, including mortgage and Non Encumbrance Certificate, transfer of land allotment from one person to another, land possession certificate etc. He also informed the delegations that there is no any clear cut directives from state government for issuance of Duplicate Land Passbook.

The Deputy Commissioner said that he had sent many a proposal to Government for either regularization of all the occupied land or auction of the same plots or imposing penalty to generate revenue for Government. But, there has been no any directive from the Government so far, the release said.

Further, the AAPSU led delegation has agreed with Capital Complex administration to carry out eviction drive in Right of the National Highways, encroachment of land within educational institutions, hospitals, festival grounds, departmental premises, playgrounds etc. AAPSU said that there are thousands of genuine applicants, who are still waiting for approval of their land allotment since last 25 to 30 years.

Keeping these in mind, AAPSU has strongly objected to the ‘un-mindful’ eviction drive carried out by ADM Capital Complex without any clear cut instructions from Government of Arunachal Pradesh.

This kind of eviction drive has left thousands of people to spend sleepless night suffer mental trauma because their homes built spending their lifetime earnings may be demolished any time.

Why was the Government silent for such a long time when the constructions were going on? If these people are evicted where will they go? How will the Government of Arunachal Pradesh compensate those evicted people? AAPSU questioned.

AAPSU demanded the State Government to give clear cut direction to the authority concerned to dispose off all land related pending cases as soon as possible and stop the eviction drive at the earliest failing to do so will invite strong democratic agitation from common masses.

Earlier, the team called on the Director (Land Management) E Nangkar at his office chamber.

During the course of discussion, the Director (Land Management) clarified that no land allotment cases has been kept pending in his office. He explicitly stated that all pending cases of land allotment have already been endorsed to the DC, Capital Complex long back.



Zonal level convention on child rights

TEZU, Sept 16: Two-day long Zonal Level Convention–cum- Convergence Workshop and Awareness Programme on a Child Right on Privacy and Confidentiality in the light of the Protection of Children From Sexual Offence Act 2012 was held in Tezu on Sept 15 last.

Representatives of seven districts, Lohit, Tirap, Changlang, Longding, Lower Dibang Valley, Dibang Valley and Anjaw participated besides PRI members, NGOs, community based organization, PTA, SMCs and other officials and staff of education and DDSE office.

Lohit district deputy commissioner Rajeev Takuk, who presided over the  meeting appealed to the teacher to discharge their duties with complete dedication and utter satisfaction.

Contributions from PRI and other agencies can bring tremendous changes in the education set up of the state, he added.

While highlighting the seriousness of the Provisions of The Protection of the Children from Sexual Offence Act 2012, he suggested for massive awareness campaign on the Child right on privacy and confidentially.

G. Karga, SPO and D. K. Chaturvedi OSD (RTE) in conformity with RTE’ 2009 and The Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act 2012 acted as key resource persons.

Earlier, Rajeev Takuk visited schools of different categories in Tezu Township. He was accompanied by Deputy Director of School Education Barom Siram and his subordinate officials during the visit. Government Higher Secondary School Tezu, Government Secondary School Tezu, UPS School and T Chai Memorial School were visited by the DC.

Takuk had an interactive discussion with the heads of these schools and the teaching staff of respective schools pertaining to their concerned subjects and other sphere of knowledge.

He also inspected the classrooms and had healthy interactions with the students and shared his views on improving the quality of education in present scenario. He spoke on the importance of IEC- Information, Education and Communication.

Some common issues and problems were also discussed in general and he assured to render every possible help and assistance for improvisation of education in the district.

DDSE Siram highly praised the noble step of the new DC for the interests he had shown and time he spared to visit and interact with the students and teaching faculties of various schools under Tezu Town. DIPRO



SUMA concerned at poor education scenario

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: Students’ Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA), in a meeting here yesterday, discussed on memorandum submitted to the concern authority highlighting the various grievances/problems of students and schools within twin capital towns of Itanagar and Naharlagun.

Education secretary of the Union Logun Rigio, while highlighting the various problems faced by the student community, such as bus service along with student travel concession card etc, has advocated for pressurizing the government for early redressal of their grievances. He also informed that authorities of some elementary schools have not yet refunded school fees collected from students despite instructions from the higher ups.

Several other executive members also spoke on the main subject and viewed the poor condition of the school seriously. They opined for taking up the matter seriously without further delay. Meanwhile, the meeting unanimously decided to give authority one week to settle the GHSS-Itanagar ‘imbroglio’ failing with SUMA would launch democratic movement for fulfillment of its demand.

Earlier on September 13, a SUMA team met DDSE TT Tara at his office at Yupia and apprised him of the poor education scenario in the district.

The team discussed various problems faced by the students and schools in Papum Pare, alleged school uniform anomaly, collection school fees from student in elementary schools. The DDSE has assured the delegation to discuss with respective school authorities to address the situation.



DC conducts unannounced visit to IMFL wholesale shops

ROING, Sept 16: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar along with B K Singh, Superintendent of Police had made a surprise inspection of wine wholesalers in the district headquarter Roing today. They were accompanied by K Zirdo, Superintendent (Tax & Excise). The surprise inspection was done as a part of routine inspection to check illegal import and selling of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and Beers in the district.

During inspection at two wine wholesalers in the Roing township, excess quantities of IMFL and Beer case were found which was more than the quantities maintained in the stock register. It was also found that the stock registers were not properly maintained and daily sales registers were not up to date.

District Collector has cautioned the wholesalers to maintain the stock register properly and neat & clean and also to update the daily sale registers on daily basis. If any irregularities are found in future, necessary action would be initiated, he warns. Many shops  in and around Roing township were also raided and huge quantities of IMFL and Beers were seized by the police and officials of tax  and excise department recently in order to check illegal selling of IMFL and beers in the district. DIPRO



Lohit DC gives priority on development

TEZU, Sept 16: The Lohit district Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk convened a coordination meeting at DC Conference Hall today.

Superintendent of Police S. Kuruvilla, all the Heads of Departments, Branch Officers and Admin Officers along with representatives from Army, ITBP and CRPF were present in the meeting.

The DC took stock of all the developmental works under every department and discussed on the implementation of plans and policies of the Government by the agencies (departmental) viz., road communication, health and family welfare, power, water supply, agriculture, education, forest and environment, textile and handicraft, ICDS, Small Savings, APEDA, Urban Development etc.

Various department heads highlighted their achievements before the DC. Some of the grievances and practical problems faced by the departments while implementing schemes were also discussed.

While advocating for quality development the Deputy Commissioner said that every possible help and assistance will be provided to every department. Growth and development of the area is our priority, he said.

He also emphasized on revenue generation by the departments and discussed on the fundamental problems especially matters relating to land acquisition by the armed forces (Army, CRPF etc)  and also instructed every department to install biometric attendance system latest by the Oct 1.

SP Tezu also briefef the house on the law and order. He said that forces and protection will be made available for special drives in the district.

Expressing concern over the increasing number of accident cases, which is second only to State capital, he said that special awareness drives on traffic rules will be organized besides enforcement on basic driving rules.

Speaking on the extortion cases, he appealed to everyone to come forward and lodge complaints against extortionists. We should not encourage them, we are ever ready to help you all, he said. DIPRO



Subansiri Melody Hunt 2013

10 reach 5th round  


DAPORIJO, Sept 16: Five contestants were eliminated in the fourth round of the Subansiri Melody Hunt 2013 held at Singhik Hall here yesterday. Ten reached the fifth round after end of the round four.

Each participant was allowed to sing two songs--one classical Hindi song and another Aruanchali song-- in the competition. Witnessing the singing talent, Dikto Yekar, President Lok Sabha Youth Congress Western Parliament said this programme has not only provided a much needed platform to the budding singers to show their hidden singing talents but also given an opportunity to exchange and display the rich culture of various tribes and communities in the state to know each other better.

Such programmes promote also peace and communal harmony in the society, he said and encouraged the contestants and all others to come forward and make proper use of their god given talents.

Special guest of the function Tadu Nguki encouraged the participants to practice hard to perform at highest level.

Guest of honour Takar Rava said that music plays a important role in our live. It educes stress and brings peace to our mind.



New church inaugurated at Namsai

Prayers for world peace and communal harmony held

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: A new Christian Revival Church (CRC) building at Namsai in Lohit district was formally inaugurated and dedicated for prayer and worship amidst much pomp and gaiety with all festivities and touch of spirituality and divine prayers by the General Secretary of APCRCC (Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church Council) Evangelist Tai Ete yesterday.

Quoting the bible, he encouraged the believers to be prayerful and contribute towards maintaining peace in the society. Attending the programme as special guest, vice-president of Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) Sinai Wangno emphasised on the need to strengthen the bond of unity and brotherhood among all tribes and religious groups in the state in his short speech.

Earlier, the APCRCC President Tarh Kama unveiled the church’s dedication monolith while reading out Nehemiah 8: 10 from the bible and extended the APCRCC’s gratitude to the state government, ACF leaders, former AAPSU & APCRCC leaders, local legislators and leaders of Namsai area, church leaders and all those people responsible for bringing to an amicable solution to the early problems over the construction of a church in Namsai.

Among others, secretary of the Lohit and Dibang Valley districts CRC council Er. Hakung Sofring, Head Master of Manmao secondary school Mito Riba and few others also spoke.

The day long celebrations witnessed prayer for world peace, praise and worship, biblical discourse, choreographies and community feasting, which was attended among others by leaders of APCRCC, APCRCWW and ACRYA, hundreds of delegates from CRCs of capital complex, East Siang, West Siang, Lohit, Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley districts and also few members from nearby Assam, besides many government officers, public leaders and score of young and old believers.



ANYA KK unit submits charter of demand to CM

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) Kurung Kumey district unit has demanded for immediate termination of Kurung Kumey DACO, CO Sarli cum finance and account officer, Cashier of Kurung Kumey DC for their alleged involvement in siphoning of public money amounting to Rs 2.50 crores.

In a charter of demand submitted to the chief minister, it also sought enquiry against Kurung Kumey DC to ascertain his involvement.

Its other demands are setting up of ATM at Koloriang and Palin, establishment of post office at Koloriang, identifying Government Higher Secondary Schools at Koloriang, Sangram and Nyapin as CBSE centers, posting of a regular principal and vice principal at Koloriang, Nyapin and Sangram Higher Secondary Schools, establishing a police station at Koloriang, Palin and Tali, immediate functioning of Patuk ADC headquarters with posting of incumbents, women police station at Koloriang, immediate creation of police outpost at Pipsorang, Chambang, Gangte, Tarak Langdi, Yangte, Phassang, Sarli, Damin circles and Patuk ADC headquarters, immediate posting of circle officer at Tali, Yangte, Tarak Langdi, Gangte, Palin, Sangram and Parsi Parlo circles, immediate functioning of 40 bedded hospital at Palin along with proper infrastructure and posting of doctors, nurses and other para medical staffs, creation of ANM (Nurse) Training Centre within the district, immediate supply of electricity at Damin, Tali, Pipsorang, Chambang, Gangte, Tarak Langdi circle headquarters and its various villages, road connectivity from Chetam to Pipsorang CO HQ, construction of bridge over Komla river, road connectivity from Daha, Gangte, Tarak Langdi to Chambang, posting of doctors and nurses at Tali, Pipsorang Health Centre and various other circles within the district, immediate setting up of police check posts at Yapap Hogu, the boundary between Lower Subansiri and Kurung Kumey district and regular and adequate supply of electricity in the entire Kurung Kumey district through NEEPCO.



Entrepreneurship & skill development programme conducted

ITANAGAR, Sept 16: Improve your skill to earn and become own destiny makers instead of looking for only white colour jobs, speakers exhorted a group of 20 unemployed young women taking part in an entrepreneurship & skill development programme (ESDP) on ‘Fancy cloth bag making’ here today.

Pointing out that about 50 crore women in the country use hand bags matching their dresses and various occasions, state social welfare board secretary C R Khampa said that hand-made bags have huge ready-made market.

“Be creative to make eye-catching products with indigenous touch to be market-driven to get remunerative prices  for improving your income,” Khampa told them.

DY365 Arunachal bureau chief Mukul Pathak cited the example of Barpeta in Assam where 400 families engaged in making bamboo handicrafts and decorative items earn at least Rs. 30,000 a family per month.

“Self-motivation and perseverance hold the key to your success,” said Pathak to encourage them.

If Napoleon Bonaparte drew a line on his right palm to fulfil his wish to become a world conquer, why can’t you change your destiny with your own hands, senior journalist and National Youth Project (NYP) vice president Pradeep Kumar poised a question?

“You all have the calibre and use it to your advantage in your best interest,” Kumar advised.

The 45-day ESDP sponsored by union ministry of small and medium enterprises is being conducted in collaboration with the state branch of NYP, said its Arunachal in-charge assistant director Pranab Kumar Das. The ministry offers scopes for self-employment generation contributing towards growth of women entrepreneurs which stood at 13% in India today, he added.

Earlier, NYP president Hari Pado Biswas briefed about the course and benefits it would yield to the trainees.



MEHAO LAKE : An unexplored tourist destination

The Mehao Lake, a Natural Lake amidst lush green forest is located in the heart of Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary in Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh. It’s water surface area is approximately 100 hectare with a periphery of about 4800 meter. Little below is another small lake called Mini Mehao lake which is 2.50 hectare in area. The Lakes is situated just 14 kms away from Roing, the district headquarter of Lower Dibang Valley district.  

Mehao lake is an upland lake situated at an altitude of 1640 mtr above Mean Sea Level with GPS co-ordinates N 28°08’51.87” & E 95°56’39.47”.  It resembles a bowl on the hill top on Google Earth. It is an oligotrophic (low nutrient) lake and the water of the lake is crystal clear.

The area is very rich in flora  and  fauna as the Mehao Wild Life Sanctuary is covered with dense forest. The common associate of tree species found in this Wildlife Sanctuary are- Alnusnepalensis,  populus ambeli, Castanopsis indica, C.spicata, Wuercus griffithii, Q.amellosa, Betula alnoides, Albizia mollis, Michelia spp., Mangolia spp. etc.

The wild mammals like Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat, Spotted Linsang, Common Mongoose, Wild Dog, Jackal, Indian Porcupine, Himalayan Black Beer, Assamese Macaque, Stump tailed macaque, Slow Loris, Hoolock gibbon, Sambar and Barking Deer and birds like Great Hornbill, Goosander, Large cormorant, Mallard, Godwall, Cotton teal, Three toed forest kingfisher, etc. are found in this sanctuary. The migratory ducks has also been observed during the winter seasons in the Lake.

However, there is no road connectivity to the Lake as any kind of developmental activities that leads to deforestation is prohibited in the area without prior clearance/approval from the Wildlife Department. There are two ways to visit to the Mehao Lake, one is through the bank of Eze/Deopani River covering 14 km from Roing and has to climb a steeper slope to reach to the lake. Another is via Abango Village about 12 km from Roing by leaving the vehicle at last stop somewhere 5 km further from the village at foothills and then trekking for another 14 km on foot before reaching the Lake. To make full survey or thorough view of the Lake one has to go fully prepared with light beddings and materials for one night halt as there is no provision for lodging in the vicinity.   One old SPT Type Tourist Lodge constructed by the Department of Wildlife way back in the year 2003-2004 is in dilapidated condition and need major renovation to make it worth staying.

The Lake, if given proper attention with well maintained treks, if not motorable roads and infrastructure at least for overnight halt is a potential tourist destination for adventure tourism, birds and animal lovers, trekkers and for sightseeing. (Contributed by Ajay Saring, DIPRO Roing.)

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Arsenic can damage health

Millions of people in South and Southeast Asia may be at risk of arsenic poisoning as massive pumping of groundwater pushes tainted water closer to uncontaminated aquifers, scientists warned in a new study. The study, published by experts from Switzerland, the US and Vietnam, examined changing groundwater flow over one decade in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi.

Arsenic, one of the most common inorganic contaminants found in drinking water worldwide, can be highly toxic to humans. Even in low concentrations arsenic can damage health if ingested over long periods. It is associated with cancer of the skin, lungs, bladder and kidneys.

At some sites in Vietnam investigated for the study, arsenic concentrations were up to 50 times higher than the internationally recommended limit of 10 micrograms of arsenic per litre.

The study focused on a village on the outskirts of Hanoi, Van Phuc, where residents have private wells. Although the sample was small, it is believed similar processes may be underway elsewhere in large Asian cities that are pumping more groundwater, said a co-author Michael Berg, a geochemist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology.

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Grasp the factual gist of article

Dear Editor,

This is in response to a readers forum item written by one Jamoh duo titled-” Will gender discrimination ever end?” which appeared in the 16th of September 2013 issue of the Arunachal times. Couple of days after publication of the article and amidst appreciation from all corners, yet I have been exclusively subjected to criticism by the Jamoh duo. I wish, the duo before portraying me as bizarre thinker, narrow minded, booster of “Gali ka Goonda” and gender discriminator, should have read carefully and brought out the factual gist of the article. In my article I wrote against the rapist not the victim. This can be clarified from the facts of justifications as follows.

1.       If at all I was interpreting parents that girls are raped because of their short dresses and promiscuous behavior, then my article would have been titled “TEACHING OUR DAUGHTERS HOW NOT TO BE RAPED “ but  the title of the article was “SHOULD WE BE TEACHING OUR DAUGHTERS HOW NOT TO BE RAPED? Whereby, rather I have questioned the society-instead of educating good moral values to our sons that they do not rape people, should we be teaching our daughters how not to be raped?

2.      I never interpreted as wearing short outfits, drinking and night outs and promiscuous behavior of the girl, responsible for getting raped. Rather, I interpreted that although girls make poor choices, girls can’t be held responsible for a boy’s poor choice. please refer para 7, 8,15 and 16(10) of  page 3,

Para-7; “I get that the girl made some poor choices. I get that she may have a history of being promiscuous. I get that she’s been drunk before. I get that she was dressed provocatively. But none of those, individually or in the collective, is justification for rape”.

Para-8; “Everyday people make poor driving choices. But if they’re hit by a drunk driver no one says they deserve it. Lots of people forget to set their house alarm, drive fancy cars, and buy expensive things. But who says they flaunted their wealth and therefore it’s their fault they were robbed? Both of these sound absurd. It’s not their fault, it’s the drunk driver or the robber’s responsibility”.

Para-15; I think girls (and boys) need to be taught about making good choices. I think we need to talk to our daughters about the consequences of drinking, doing drugs, or being in a situation where they’re not in control of their choices. But girls don’t bear the responsibility of a boy’s poor choice. Girls of the world do not carry the burden of not being raped.

Para-16(10); And when cases like Delhi rape case bring out victim-blaming and shaming rather than focusing on the fact that it doesn’t matter what the girl was doing with a boyfriend late night, what was she wearing, if she had sex in the past, or any of the factors that lead to a girl being so intoxicated she passed out, nothing, I repeat nothing, gives cause to rape.

Now, please tell me where my article discriminated “GENDER”. Yes, I did interpret   for a paradigm shift in the outlook of younger generations towards generating a sense of responsibility/accountability and respect within themselves in the society which can be done only by sitting with them and educating moral values. For your kind information, many among the victims of likabali rape case are my relatives. While demanding capital punishment even through article, can I be such bizarre thinker/narrow minded/gender discriminator? Moreover, I am a father of son and a daughter. Can’t I comprehend the pain of a daughter? The main premise behind my write up was to edify our sons a moral value so that they do not rape people and while doing so, girls of the society including mine, surely don’t get raped irrespective of their poor choices-what they wear, how they looked. Because girls don’t bear the responsibility of a boy’s poor choice. Why should they? However, while appreciating the critics, this time, I hope duo must have read unmistakably and understood that in fact, their opinions and mine are alike and also hope that they won’t use absurd word against any writer before they fetch out the factual gist of the article as the duo seemed to be a very learned personnel. With regards!


DR. R Taipodia, Ph.D




Very good initiative

Dear Editor,

Almost every day in our dailies we find different sections of our society pleading the state government for attention towards poor road conditions. Why do we only wait for the state government alone?? I feel proud and appreciate the members of Yupo colony, Chandranagar for building an approach road (400 m) with their own hard earned money. I don’t appeal everyone to construct roads, but at least we can maintain our drainage systems. Poor drainage systems result in poor road conditions. Due to rampant and careless dumping of garbage in and around the drains, during heavy rainfall, water logging takes place. As a result, drain-water and garbage overflows on the road, thereby damaging it. As we have numerous forums and associations in every nook and corner of our state, we together can voluntarily take care of the drains and the roads of our locality. If we demand various rights and facilities from the state, we should also learn to willingly discharge some duties, and contribute towards the betterment of our state.


Yab Nikum

D.N.G.C. Itanagar




Pachin colony is still in Stone Age

Dear Editor,

In this fast developing twin capital city, there exists a place which is on back gear towards the Stone Age. I am talking about the most and ever neglected Pachin Colony, Naharlagun. As like any other sector road of the capital, road condition of Pachin Colony is horrible and will beat any other colony road when it comes to being bad. At least we are happy that it cannot get worse as it has reached the height of being bad. We have been hoping for decades that with time the road condition will improve, but in vain. We even heard rumors about money being sanctioned for the purpose, but seem it truly was just a rumor. People residing on the either side of the road also played their much needed role of dumping excavated earth on the road; blocking drainage etc. Another rumor was about building a much needed motor able bridge in place of the present hanging bridge, but seems it too is a disappointment just like the previous one.

Through your esteemed daily I would like to request the concerned authority to look into the matter, as in case of emergency like medical and fire, it takes very long time for the help to reach.


Tai Dora

Pachin Colony