September 01

Adi Film “Gyargo Pongkok” to release on Solung Day


RUKSIN, Aug  31: Pajing Film Ltd is all set to release an Adi Feature Film titled “Gyargo Pongkok (Blessed Moment)” on September 1.

The film is directed by N Dara and jointly produced by Dina Tatak and Karsang Pajing.

This is the second Feature Film present by Pajing Film Ltd, wherein Er Ibrahim Pajing and Yalem Tatak are playing leading role.

Earlier, Pajing  played lead role in Adi Film ‘Aati Peyng’  produced by Pajing Film Ltd.


Aying Apong, Adi feature film releasing today

Staff reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Aying Apong, (Foreign liquor) an Adi feature film on alcohol abuses, Directed by Darbom Tayeng and Produced by Danggap Perme Tayeng is releasing today.

This is their second film after “Yelam Riné” a magnificent feature film on Donyi Poloism and Christianity in Adi belt.

The “Aying Apong” portrays the prevailing alcohol addiction scenario amongst youths particularly in Adi belt.

Mída, a youth has slowly discovered an interest in drinking, but his interest has brought numerous problems in his family life and ultimately his wife Nyamné also died of Mída’s negligence and uncaring nature.

However, after losing his wife, Mída become conscious about his mistakes and follies and later reformed himself.


Governor, CM greet people on Solung

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief Minister Naban Tuki have extended their greetings to the people of the state, particularly the Adi brethren on the auspicious occasion of Solung.

Joining the Adi community in offering prayers to Doying-Bote and Kine-Naane for their choicest blessings to all, the Governor expressed the hope that the occasion will usher-in peace and prosperity in the society.

In his message, the Governor said, “Solung, one of the most popular festivals of the State, has always facilitated in the revival, protection and preservation of the wealth and uniqueness of the age-old heritage of the Adi community. It provides new impetus for scientific and logical advancement to their rich traditions of music, dance, food and culture.”

In his message, Tuki said, “Let’s propitiate Doying-Bote and Kine-Nane and successfully seek their blessings for high yield of crops, wealth and prosperity. While rejoicing the ‘Festival of Refreshment’ let’s also pray for peace and bonhomie between all the communities on this festive occasion.” While appealing to the people from all walks of life to join the celebration, the Chief Minister underlined the importance of preserving the rich cultural heritage of indigenous tribes of the state.

“Facing the onslaught of modernization and culture from outside, our festivals are the best medium to remind us of our distinct traditional heritage and keep us rooted with our culture. In other words ‘our festivals are the strongest and surest bond between us and our roots’,” the Chief Minister added.


Power supply disrupted at Sange

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Power supply at Sange of West Kameng district has been snapped after flash flood damaged the transformer along with its accessories including the 300 m HT line.

According to the Executive Engineer (elect), Bomdila division, the power supply at Sange and its adjoining areas has been disrupted following damages caused to the 250 KVA Transformer of Sange power sub-station and high tension line by flash flood on August 29.  

Power supply in the area will remain disrupted until repairs can be made, the EE informed.


Street show on disaster preparedness

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The Disaster Management Cell of JN College, Pasighat organized a street-show on disaster preparedness yesterday sponsored by the Department of Disaster Management, GoAP.

It was a treat to watch the dramatized predicament presented by the students in context of earthquake and fire incident.

The lower campus of JNC witnessed a huge number of students, staff and public during the ‘amazing’ show.

Ogam Apung, Field Officer, District Disaster Management, in his address, assured the spirited gathering of his total cooperation with JNC in organizing such events in future too.

Col. Navin Tiwari, OC 22 AP (I) COY, NCC, Pasighat, also spoke on the occasion.

The entire programme was organized under the leadership of Leut (Dr) K K Mishra, Co-ordinator of the Disaster Management Cell, JNC.


Unemployed youth imparted skill based training

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Rural Self-employment Training Institute of Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank imparted skill based training on electrical wiring to 25 unemployed youths from different districts of the state.

Addressing the valedictory function of the month-long training yesterday, AP Rural Bank Chairman SR Banerjee hoped the trainees would be able earn a living from the knowledge they have gained in the training. He assured that the bank will assist them in setting up their own business.

NB Doye, SMM, SRLM advised the passed out trainees to be good electricians and start earning for themselves and their families. She asked the passed out trainees to motivate other youths to take up various skills based training for earning livelihood. She informed about SRLM’s commitments for women and development of SHGs and their role in Rural Livelihood Mission.


AHV&DD director given warm farewell

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The officers and staff of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Veterinary and Dairy Development bade farewell to Dr. Hage Tabin, Director, AHV&DD, who has retired from service on superannuation after rendering 36 years of continuous service in a function at conference hall of the department at Nirjuli on August 29.

Dr. Tabin joined the Department in 1978 as Veterinary Assistant Surgeon and served in various capacities before  he was elevated to the present post in 2011.


News Impact



Woman raped then strangled in West Siang

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: In yet another shocking incident of crime against women, a 35-year-old woman was strangled after rapping her brutally in a remote area of West Siang district on Friday.

According to Likabali Police Station OC Tali Kaye, the accused identified as Bohuna Das of Harmutty, Assam, strangled the woman to death after fulfilling his wild desire and threw her body into nearby stream at Garu village of West Siang district on August 29.

It was only in the evening of the day when her husband realized that his wife had delayed coming home from the filed. He then went in search of her wife and recovered her body near the stream at Garu village under Gensi circle.

She is survived by her husband and three children.

The accused was arrested from Lakhimpur yesterday with the help of the driver of the truck where he was working as a handyman. He has reportedly confessed to committing the crime. The accused has been currently lodged at Likabali Police Station.

A case has been registered against him at Gensi Police Station (No.04/14) under sections 376 (Rape) and 302 (Murder) of IPC.

According to the OC, a truck with mechanical defect was being parked near the field of the victim since August 21 and the accused handyman was asked to take care of the vehicle by the driver of the truck. The handyman might have committed the heinous crime after the driver had gone in search of a mechanic leaving him alone in the truck.

The fractured arm of the victim shows clear evidence that she had struggled to resist the rapist before she succumbed to strangulation, the OC said.

Meanwhile, shaken by the heinous crime, the people of Likabali and Gensi circle along with Jigo Yego Students’ Union today took out a protest rally from Market area to Police station, Likabali to seek justice for the victim. Later, they submitted a memorandum to the district administration demanding speedy trial of the accused and his capital punishment. They demanded that the accused must not be granted bail under any circumstances. They also demanded compensation for the family of the victim.

The protest rally turned violent for a moment when the protesters had demanded to hand over the accused to them.

Meanwhile, Galo Welfare Society (Women Wing), Galo Peoples’ Federation (GPF) and Galo Students’ Union (GSU) have condemned the heinous crime in their strongest term and demanded exemplary punishment for the rapist-murderer.

While appreciating police for their prompt action in apprehending the alleged rapist-murderer, GWS Women Wing demanded exemplary punishment for the accused. The Society appealed to all sections of the society including community based organizations, students’ unions, NGOs, civil societies, women organizations and people of the state to come forward in support of the victim's family in seeking justice for the victim.  

It conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

“Rapist has no place in Galo society,” said  Galo Peoples’ Federation (GPF), and demanded exemplary punishment for the accused. GPF also flayed the state government for the deteriorating law and order situation.

The Galo Students’ Union (GSU) appealed for handing over the accused to Gensi Police where the case has been registered.

GWS has demanded  prompt investigation into the case and speedy trial of the accused. Further, the accused should not be granted bail under any circumstances, demanded the students union.



CCLAPF urges govt. to resolve land occupation and allotment issue

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: In order to discuss about the latest developments on the ‘contentious’ land occupation and allotment imbroglio of the Capital Complex and to chalk out its future strategies, a joint meeting of the ‘Central Executive Committee’, the ‘Advisory Board’ and the ‘Panel of Advocates’ of the Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF) was held today under the chairmanship of its Chairman Takam Dari Sojik.

During the meeting, the members present expressed grave concern over slow progress in resolving the issue by the government. The meeting, however, appreciated the fact that taking into consideration the seriousness of the issue, the matter has already been taken up during Cabinet meeting earlier.

While acknowledging the complexities of the whole issue, the meeting however requested the government to expedite the process and take some bold step to resolve this issue permanently.

The meeting further resolved to take up the issue with the government with renewed vigour in order to bring this issue to a logical and acceptable conclusion.



Delong dedicates ‘Solung Tomtat’ to Adi people


PASIGHAT, Aug 31: Renowned Adi singer Delong Padung has dedicated his new audio album ‘Solung Tomtat’ to the people of Adi community on this festive occasion.

The new audio CD comprising a set of melodious songs related to Adi folklore was released in a simple but impressive function held at Pasighat Solung Ground (Lamrung Gangiing) on Saturday.

Releasing the audio CD in presence of the members of ‘Central Solung Festival Celebration Committee, cultural researcher Kaling Borang applauded the young artist Padung for his immense contribution to the state’s art and culture. He said that the songs composed by the young artist showcase many aspects of Adi folklore and traditional behaviors associated with the festival and mythological belief.

Karsak Dai said that Padung’s contribution to the society is praiseworthy and his initiative should be appreciated by all. She opined that God has given him a special quality and the society should honour his noble work in the field of art and culture.

Among others, social worker Gogo Moyong, Mibu (priest) Oni Pangeng and local folk dance choreographer Yatop Kakki also spoke on the occasion.

Padung had last year released his audio cassette “Lumi Gaayo” during Solung festival.



Luune-Ro, lyrics fusions of Adi folk song and Assamese Bihu song released

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Solung festival being the one of the important festivals of Adi community is the reflection of community enduring cultural socio-economic, spirituals values and aspirations which have universal characteristics even in this modern age.

Keeping up the spirit of the Solung an Audio CD title Luune-Ro (Solung morning) is being released by Itanagar Solung Festival Celebration Committee President Belatee Pertin in presence of huge gathering at Solung Mopin ground Itanagar today.

Through this Audio CD consist of six songs; the composer has beautifully presented the lyrics fusions of Adi folk song and Assamese Bihu song.

The Luune-Ro a modern Adi audio CD is penned and produced by Sri Bodong Yirang, a renowned personality among Adi’s whose lyrics have crossed century with the release of Luune-Ro today.

It is worth mention that, “Iam Siang, My name is Siang”, the official theme song of Siang River Festival-2005 was composed by the same composer.

Apart from this, Siang Literary Forum (SLF) has also awarded the certificate of most popular Adi Poet” to Yirang in 2007.

He has published  numbers of Adi and English poems like, Gyasong, Mingkut sikumapeka, The rich and the poor, Echo of Paddy fields etc and also produced numbers of audio CD albums like Siang Doyii, Ngo adie etc.

The gold medallist Yirang  is presently serving as Director of Elementary Education in GoAP and Secretary General of Adi Baane Kebang (ABK).

Meanwhile, Itanagar Solung celebration has declared Moying Raseng, Mumlung Raseng and Donyi Sanggo raseng as 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners of folk dance competition held on August 29 last at Solung ground.

ABK, President Kangir Jamoh,  Vice Presidents Getom Borang and Toni Pertin and other ABK office berers Nima Tondrang, Tamuna Messar wer also  present on the occasion.

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 Baseless allegations



Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily newspaper, I would like to focus a few lines regarding statement given by one Tadar Mohan, President Arunachal Teacher Association Kurung Kumey District Unit about Parsi Parlo Secondary school on 26th August 2014 in the Readers Forum.

We as lay men know that ATAKK has been established to work for the welfare of the teachers in the district. Now after reading your letters, we gather that it was form to divide the teachers.

You have given a statement that senior most serving J/T is being deprived which is totally baseless. It was also reflected in your statement that since re-opening of academic session 2014-15, the education system is being hampered because of political motivations which also is not true.

At the same time govt. Secondary school Parsi Parlo is running very smoothly since it’s re-opening.

Further, transfer and posting is mandatory for every government job holders. It is not because of political pressurd and at the instigation of political workers.

Meanwhile, it is was very unfortunate to read that govt. Secondary School Parsi Parlo without officially handing/taking over charge a newly appointed teacher is sitting in the chair as Headmaster. This is totally untrue. The  previous headmaster has already handed over the charge except previous years stipend audit.

The statement given by the president is totally fabricated and baseless.


Bamang Pacho,

Vill  Langband

Parsi Parlo




Dear Editor,

Through your daily, we would like to draw the attention of some section of people working under the banner of Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA) Kurung-Kumey Unit for making a provocative statement that appeared on 26th August edition of Readers Forum against section of legislators.

The President ATA,K/Kumey Unit vehemently condemned against recent transfer and posting of Teachers and termed it as root causes of ugly trend in  some schools in the district.

The President ATA K/K Unit needs to know all the facts that have happened to some schools if he is desirous of tackling all the unavoidable situations prevailing at Parsi-Parlo Secondary School.

The schools were vandalised by the goons in recent past. There is corruption as SSA fund meant for Girls & boys toilet were siphoned off through forged bill. There are no sufficient regular teachers in all the Schools. Many teachers have been absenting themselves for a long time. Transfer and posting of govt, servant is a part of govt policy.

No authority or power have been delegated to Panchyati Raj institutions for transfer & posting of teaching staffs by the Govt, but they have been invited to take part in the internal management of respective Schools through School Management Committee (SMC).

We request him to stop going to the local media for cheap publicity.

We also earnestly request DDSE Kurung-Kumey to ensure that all the recently transferred teaching staffs have joined their respective place of posting for smooth functioning of academic session.

The respective BRC and CRC are also requested to ensure that attendance statements of teachers are sent from their respective school to DDSE Office for preparation of Monthly Salary.

We also earnestly request the Central Executive Committee ATA to instruct their Units to refrain from levelling any sort of allegation.


Mrs. Dare Logung

Chairman, PPADC

Mr. Lokam Bui


Mrs. Sangha Maya


Mrs. Mangdo Yaram

ASM/member PPADC

Mr. Giogi Taniang


Mr. Dongche Chapo





An area without roads

Dear Editor,

I would like to ventilate our utter disappointment at what we had been observing since many years. The Gohpur Tinali to Jote-Poma road is one of the most neglected roads which had ever been seen. The road is a lifeline and main channel for communication and transportation for the people of this region. The area which is in stone throw distance from the state capital is still lacking in many things due to absence of good road.

NIT, Law College and State Tourist hubs have been blooming at Jote- Poma area but there are no good roads.

We are grateful to Arunachal Times, who have always been flashing out real pictures of deplor­able road condition of the Gohpur-Tinali to Ganga Lake but the PWD authority is in deep slumber. The main cause of the landslide along the road from Gohpur to Ganga lake is rampant earth cutting.

Therefore, in this regard, a resolution was adopted on 9th Nov 2014 in Gram Sabha meeting which was held at Batt village under GPM Batt segment for the immediate ban on earth cutting and declaration of Green Belt on both the sides of the road.

It was also decided to keep space for extension of road, avenue-plantation and to avoid land encroachment among others. The decisions were submitted to DC-Capital Complex for declaration of ban order but the slow phase of file processing in the DC office have caused delay. We are still awaiting proper conclusion from Administration pertaining to above matter.

Lastly, we fervently appeal DC Capital to adopt fast track file movements in the office for the greater interest of the people.


Kara Topu

Gram Panchayat Member



Bring roads

Dear Editor,

Through your esteem daily, I wish to highlight the future vision for Pangi-Sisen-Pongging area. This area is naturally very beautiful having attractive landscape surrounded by lofty mountain in one side and Siang River on the other. Green Vegetation, myriad streams, extensive terraced paddy field sloping down toward Siang River adds more beauty to this area, besides, high productivity.

Once, this was most visited place in pre-independent period. This area is actually around 25-30 Kms away from Pasighat. If road could be constructed via Bodak, it would be one of the best place in the Siang belt. Government employees, who are presently reluctant to serve here, would scramble for getting posted in this area. One could reach here within half an hour from Pasighat. Road in the right bank remains blocked for couple of days during rainy season and communication is cut off between Pasighat and Upper belt of East Siang and Upper Siang Distt. In this hard situation, road to Pasighat via Pangi-Sisen-Pongging, would be helpful to government as well as common people. Thus, I would like to draw the government’s attention to expedite a plan soon.


Irshen Tagi,

Vivek Vihar,




Outsiders not allowed

Dear Editor,

I would like to request that the outsiders not to disturb the people of Ward No. 3(Police Colony and SRPL Colony). Many outsiders are found wondering at night time with alcohol.

The river area are found filled with alcohol bottles which causes problems to the people residing there when they have to go to the river area as many household activities is to be carried out at the river bank.

A penalty of Rs. 10,000 shall be imposed to those outsiders found wondering at Ward No. 3 at night time.




Ward No. 3 IMC






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Maintain the friendly spirit

The Arunachal-Assam inter-state boundary meeting held recently at Biswanath Charali witnessed attendance of deputy commissioners and superintendent of police of Udalguri, Sonitpur, West Kameng, East Kameng and Papum Pare districts. Meeting was held following the directives of the Union Home Ministry to maintain status-quo, peace and tranquility in boundary areas. The main agenda of discussion were to uphold present status in the  Assam-Arunachal boundary areas,  conduct joint patrolling by Assam and Arunachal Magistrates and Police in the  boundary areas, restrain eviction drive in alleged reserve forests till Supreme Court verdict and Boundary Commission report comes, sharing of inter-state insurgency problem and intelligence sharing.

This meeting was held in the backdrop of recent violent clash along Nagaland-Assam border at Goalpara district. Government of India had to intervene to ease the tension between two states. This year in the month of January boundary clashes at Tarasso near Assam-Arunachal boundary lead to death of many citizens. Since then uneasy calm is prevailing on the boundary area. Off late report of boundary skirmish has also been reported from West Siang district and Dullungmukh area. Therefore in this context it is great to know that after elaborate discussion, DCs present in the meeting both from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh reiterated their commitment to maintain peace and tranquility in the boundary areas involving local people from both sides of the states. This spirit should be maintained till the final report of local boundary commission comes into effect.