September 02

Tayeng pays visit to flood affected areas

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: Parliametary Secretary WRD cum local MLA Gum Tayeng visited flood affected areas of Paglam circle in Lower Dibang Valley district today in order to take stock of the flood damages and lessen the suffering of flood affected people.

While interacting with flood affected people she assured them of all possible help. Later, she trekked on foot and visited the bridge at Sisar where the approach road had been washed away.

Atul Tayeng, ADC Dambuk briefed the Parliamentary Secretary regarding the extent of damage and relief measures undertaken. Tayeng gave away 200 quintal rice for the people of the flood affected area as an immediate relief. Anchal Samity Chairman Baling Perme has donated 20 qtls of rice to the flood affected people on behalf of the PRI members.

Taking serious note of the absence of PWD officers, she directed the ADC to take strict action against all such Govt officers who remain absent during hour of crisis. She was accompanied by Niklen Lego, ARCS Roing, PRI members, Martha Borang, State General Secretary Mahila Congress, Senior leaders of the area & OC, Dambuk among others.


6 houses gutted

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: At least six houses were reportedly gutted down to ashes in a devastating fire at Yomdo Colony Dumporijo in Upper Subansiri district on Saturday last. This was informed by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) Convenor Tadar Kakum this evening. According to release, it claimed that fire broke out around 3.15 pm, however, the cause of the fire is yet to be known.

Huge house-hold properties including cash amount of Rs one lakh are reported to be burnt in the fire mishap. AAPSU further demanded immediate relief for the fire victims.


Compensation sought

ITANAGAR, Sept 1: Continuous rain that the state saw in the last few days has devastated many places causing landslides and soil erosion.

At Palin, the ZPM while claiming that many livestock and properties of general public and government department were damaged requested the concern authorities for early release of relief package for the victims.

In another release, Anchal Chairperson, Pistana, saying that Belo, Ambam, Moya, Sito, Pistana and Shally villages were extensively damaged by flood, also sought compensation for the victims.


Rengging Village lift Solung Trophy

PASIGHAT, Sep 01: Rengging Village lifted the Solung Football Trophy defeating defending champion Mirem Village through sudden death in a nail biting final match at General Ground here yesterday.

The game proceeded to sudden death after both teams failed to break the 2-2 deadlock in extra time and penalty shootout, informed Tayom Dai, DFA General Secretary.

The winner was awarded cash prize of Rs. 60,000 along with the trophy while the runners up team was given Rs. 30,000 with a trophy.

The award for best player, best goalkeeper and highest scorer went to Daniel Jamoh of Mirem, Karik Moyong and Thomas Ering, both from Rengging team, respectively.

The prizes were given away by Nanom Tangu Jamoh, Member, State Information Commission and Talem Taga Burang, President ABK WW East Siang unit.


Residents highlight their problems

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: The residents of Ward No 11 under Itanagar municipality have highlighted the various problems faced by them in a meeting convened by IMC Chief Councillor Higio Aruni, who is also the Councillor of the said Ward.

Construction of designated dustbins with timely disposal of garbage, renovation and widening of all the existing drains, regular electricity supply and installation of a transformer at Abotani Colony here, repairing of the existing drinking water tank and building a fence around it, improvement/repair of sector roads, land encroachment problem etc came up for discussion in the meeting. The residents of the Ward appealed to the Chief Councillor to take initiative to address these problems. Every speaker in the meeting stressed need for developing their Ward as a model one.

Addressing the meeting, the chief councillor highlighted the various problems faced by IMC. While informing about future plan and programme for development of the area, she assured to look into their problems.

She distributed Chief Minister Health Insurance Cards to the registered beneficiaries and also polythene bags to the residents for disposal of garbage at their homes on experimental basis.

IMC CMEO Bokar Basar appealed to the capital dwellers to develop civic sense and advised their children to place garbage in designated dustbin properly. He also appealed to the motorists to park their vehicles at parking lots only to avoid traffic congestion.


APB&OCWWB hands over accidental benefit

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: The Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) has provided Rs 50,000  (in cheque) as accidental benefit to the nominee Giogi Yagung, wife of late Giogi Takik  (beneficiary) at a simple function here today.  Late Takik, a casual high skilled labour under the office of Executive Engineer, PHE Department, Sangram, Kurung Kumey district had passed away while performing his duty on June 30 last.    APB&OCWWB secretary S De Sarkar along with Deputy Director cum OSD Saikia Yongda, administration officer, Neelam Taan and registering officer, Hage Obing handed over the  cheque in a simple function in his office amounting to Rs 50,000 as accidental benefit to the nominee.

Sarkar while handing over the cheque to the nominee requested all the HoDs of various works’ department of districts to ensure safety of their workers.

ZPM Doimukh expresses opposition to the proposed new project

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: The Zilla Parishad Member (ZPM) Doimukh has come to the support of Doimukh Citizen’s Right Forum (DCRF) and Doimukh Youth Association (DYA) in their opposition to the 80 MW Hydro Electrical Project proposed at Doimukh,

In its letter submitted to the secretary, GoAP, expressing his opposition to the project while saying that the downstream area of Doimukh is being damaged every year during summer and monsoon without any proper compensation, he said that another project upon Pare river will cause more damage to the area.

Claiming that the said MoA was never discussed with the people of Doimukh, neither the required established procedure for implementing hydro electrical project was followed; he said that such arbitrary  decision from the part of the state government will not be accepted under any condition.


Workshop for NSS program officers held

ITANAGAR Sep 01: A one day workshop for National Service Scheme Program Officers of VKVs of Arunachal Pradesh was held at VKV Chimpu yesterday.

Inaugurating the the workshop, State NSS Liaison Officer Dr. VN Sharma advised the teachers to inspire children to do something good for the nation through social service. He suggested the Program Officers to make a list of all students with their blood group which would help donate blood when required.

PM Unnikrishnan, Education Officer of VKVs stressed the need for streamlining NSS activities in schools.


Prerana Shibir by VKV concludes

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: The 3 days residential Prerana Shibir (inspirational camp) conducted for Class VII by VKV, Itanagar conducted here yesterday.

The valedictory function was attended by N Payeng, Inspector General of Police who narrated few successful stories of VKVians in various fields to encourage them.

PT teacher RN Yadav coordinated the camp.

Earlier, the camp was inaugurated by Obuk Panor, DDSE Itanagar on Friday.   


ATI training

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: A five days training on “Establishment Rules” commenced at Administrative Training Institute (ATI) Naharlagun, today.

Altogether 32 ministerial staff from Arunachal Pradesh Civil Secretariat, Heads of Offices of Capital Complex and DC Yupia are attending the programme.


Seva Bharati conducts free coaching for students

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: Free Mathematics coaching class for the students of class X and XII conducted by Seva Bharati concluded at Seppa.

In total, 214 students attended the coaching class conducted at three different centres at Seppa.

Addressing the students at the concluding day function, East Kameng ADC Pooja Jain acknowledged the service rendered by Seva Bharati in the remotest part of the state. She responded to a volley of questions from the students during the question-answer session.

RAMSA co-ordinator Jaro Lingfa suggested the students to be punctual and maintain discipline to achieve the desired goal in life.

RSS Prant Pracharak Pradeep Joshi also attended the function.

The classes were coordinated by Tayeng Cherry and Sarda Lamda.


News Impact



Hollongi Greenfield airport no more a distant dream

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: The dream of every Arunachalee to have a greenfield airport of its own finally seems to be coming true as  the official team of Airport Authority of India (AAI) and state government authorities today made final joint inspection of proposed green field airport site at Hollongi.

Inspection was made basically to freeze the existing assets so that no illegal structure comes up within the proposed site. Papum Pare deputy commissioner Tai Kaye, Techi Hitlar DLRSO, Tana Puna ZPM Balijan, M Loyi EAC Balijan, Nera Techi chairman and Likha Taji secretary land affected committee were part of the team.

For the purpose of future reference, the team made video and photographic recording of the present site, so that no land owner can indulge in any construction activities in coming days to make compensation claim.

“Union civil aviation ministry during its 17th steering committee meeting on 24th June 2014 at New Delhi had directed AAI and Arunachal Government to make video and photo recording of the site. This inspection is the outcome of decision taken in that meeting,” informed DLRSO Techi Hitlar. On his part, DC Tai Kaye assured AAI team that district administration will not allow any construction activities and has already issued notice in this regard declaring moratorium on such activities.

Chairman of land affected committee Nera Techi informed the visiting team that land owners will extend positive cooperation and are waiting for work to start so that people of Arunachal avail the benefit of this prestigious developmental project. The visiting AAI members stated that as soon as project gets clearance from ministry they will start the work.

Later this evening, the joint team called on Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi at his office and briefed him about progress of work. While lauding the move of having joint inspection, the CS appealed Airport Authority of India to fast-rack the project so that construction of green field airport starts at the earliest.



Solung celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: The Solung, one of the major and popular festivals of Adi community, was celebrated with traditional gaiety and religious fervor across Arunachal Pradesh today.

Attending the Solung festival at Itanagar Solung-Mopin ground, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Kamlung Mossang in his address, wished all a happy Solung, and called upon the Adi brethrens to preserve their cultural traditions for posterity.

“A community which is culturally developed can make progress in socio-economic and political fields with ease,” Mossang said while referring to the Adi’s advancement in all fronts. He however suggested the community to stick to their own cultural roots while embracing new things in the process of cultural assimilation.  

Talking about the drug menace taking a substantial toll on the society with the young people’s ‘growing’ inclination to the substances abuse, the Minister called upon the elders, parents to keep watchful eyes on their children to ward off the impending danger on their life.

In his speech, the Parliamentary Secretary for Education Felix called upon all to protect the wild animals along with the conservation of their proud possession, mithun.

Expressing his concern on serious ecological imbalance in the state, Felix, a conservationist said, “I would like to request you all to make it the most important agenda to work for protection of wild animals.” He commented that 99 percent of landslides, land erosions occurred this monsoon were man-made.

Saluting the Adi pioneers starting from the great freedom fighter Matmur Jamoh, first Union minister from the State Daying Ering to the second longest serving chief minister of the country Gegong Apang, Felix called upon the community people “to continue to pilot the State to make it a better place to live in”.

The festival was attended among others by Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, Home Commissioner Dharmendra Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer C B Kumar, APPSC Chairman Dr Ligu Tacho and Capital DC Mige Kamki. At Naharlagun, Koloriang MLA Pani Taram attending the festival called upon the Adi community to promote their culture and heritage even as they face new challenges. He maintained that culture, being our roots and identity of a community, must be preserved at all costs as it reflects our ancestral values and ideas.

Lamenting over the declining popularity of native language due to negligence on the part of the young generation for preservation of their respective local dialects/ language and introduction of modern education system, Taram  said “along with our traditional cultural heritage we must also make constant efforts to preserve and promote our language.” He said more emphasis should be given on introduction of native languages in school curriculum for promotion of local language. He also appealed all section of the Society to put all efforts for upholding the native languages and culture of the state.

The MLA also made a clarion call to all the communities of the state to promote their respective cultural heritage and build up a conducive atmosphere for peaceful and progressive co-existence.

Adi Bane Kebang Secretary General Bodong Yirang, who is also a renowned Adi poet and lyricist, stressed on promoting the age-old cultural values of the community.

Talem Melong, Adoli Binggep, Dipang Tatak, Angkom Paron and Tagong Rome, all devoted social workers, were felicitated by the festival committee for their outstanding service to the community in preserving their culture and tradition.

Mega dance by all seven Ponung Raseng (Team) of Naharlagun, presentation of folk and modern dance by students and Ponung Rasengs were major highlights of the inaugural function.

Among others Obang Tayeng and Dr Anong Borang, president and secretary of the Celebration Committee and  Tao Peki of Doimukh also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier on arrival, Pani Taram inaugurated the festival by performing Taku Taabt, (the opening of traditional pair of bamboo sticks symbolizing inauguration of auspicious events) at the ground.

Major attraction of this year’s celebration at Naharlagaun is invitation to Banom Moyong, a renowned Solung Miri, balladeer of Solung mythology of repute who hails from Adi pasi village of Upper Siang. He will perform the ponung for three consecutive nights from today to September 3, the last day of the festival.

Our correspondent adds: Along with the rest of the state, Solung Gidii, the main agricultural festival of the Adis was celebrated with colourful programme at Ngorlung village under Ruksin circle in East Siang district.

Attending the festive, Pasighat-West MLA, Tatung Jamoh urged the community leaders to work dedicatedly for the welfare of common people. Stressing on preservation of their age-old traditional cultures, he requested the youths to shoulder their responsibility.

An invited guest hailed from Seppa, Nikam Tallang said that mythology behind the agriculture based festivals of the tribal communities  is almost same. According to Tallang, Adi is the best tribal community in the state, who maintains utmost discipline in works.

In the occasion, an audio CD titled ‘Solung Gidii’ composed and lyrics by Obit Tapok and a Mishing Feature Film namely- Ami Aro (The Real Man) directed by Daaying Pao were also released. Pao, who is a BEEO (education) in Pasighat office, earlier released another film titled- ‘Ayang Berbo’, which bagged massive public response among the Adi and Mishing societies. Pao, who is a graduate in Hindi, also published a Hindi novel namely- ‘Akhir Kab Tak’ which portrays existing social traditions of the Tribal people living in NE states.

Our Roing correspondent adds: Attending the Solung Gidi Celebration at Roing, the Parliamentary Secretary for Horticulture Mutchu Mithi said festivals in Arunachal can serve as a platform to preserve our unity for 'One Arunachal'.

He appealed all individuals and communities alike to reach out beyond their walls. "The Community Based Organizations in Arunachal should open up and communicate with each other so that we all can lead Arunachal to the path of unity," said the Parliamentary Secretary.

"We should be proud of our cultural identity, but we must also have respect for others too," he said speaking on the importance of culture.

Earlier, Speaking Sipi Elapra, Zilla Parishad Chairperson said "a festival is celebrated as an opportunity to symbolize our unity. This is a moment when we forget our differences, and strive for unity and respect for one another to move forward," she said.

This year's Solung celebration included felicitation of Class X and XII toppers of Adi community from Lower Dibang Valley district. In all, seven students from Class X and nine students from Class XII were felicitated. The felicitation was awarded by Dibang Adi Students Union (DASU).

The toppers from Class X include Soney Tayeng, Sumbi Modi, Mipak Megu, Mito Moyong, Arun Lego and Gebina Pertin. The toppers from Class XII include Olak Lego, Decem Santini Mitkong, Miti Tabing, Aisu Minam Yirang, Science, Mibom Pertin, Aido Pertin, Kabang Lego, Mingul Pertin and Minam Gamnoh.

Allok Yirang, Deputy Director, Health and Family Welfare while speaking on the occasion appealed all members of Adi society to take active part in the celebration. "This is our own celebration, and one should not need an invitation to join in this common festivity," he said.

Earlier narrating the history of a common Solung Celebration in Adi society, Mibom Pertin, President, Adi Baane Kebang, Lower Dibang Valley unit said Roing has a very special place in the history of Centralized Solung Celebration.

NAMSAI: Solung festival was celebrated at Melangkung village in Namsai district with traditional fervor in presence of  dignitaries including  MLA Chow Zignu Namchoom.

Speaking on the  occasion Solung Festival Celebration Committee president Sorbe Pakduk wished  prosperity and happiness for all. Solung mythology was read out by Mirem Paro, president ABK  Youth wing Namsai/Lohit unit.



Orgs demand speedy trial & capital punishment to rapist-killer

Govt. assures all possible help to victim’s family

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (APBOCWWB) chairman Nyamar Karbak has expressed deep shock and condemned the brutal rape and murder of Ijar Karlo by one Bohuna Das, a resident of Harmuti under North Lakimpur district of Assam on August 29.

Karbak, also APYC president, who had rushed to Likabali at the direction of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, consoled the husband and other family members of the deceased and assured all possible help while expressing solidarity with the family,

The death benefit of the APBOCWWB will be released soon, Karbak committed besides promised to provide educational assistance to the deceased’s child presently studying in Chandigarh.

Such criminals are mentally sick and have no place in the society, he said and demanded that the accused, arrested by the police on August 30 be awarded exemplary punishment.

Meanwhile, he urged the agitating students’ leaders of local Jigo Yego Student’s Union (JYSU) and the public to let the law take its own course instead of taking the law in their hand.

Hundreds of students and general public staged a peaceful protest march in the township spearheaded by the JYSU during yesterday demanding capital punishment to the culprit.

Later, they handed over a memorandum addressed to the CM to Karbak. The demands included speedy investigation, filing of chargesheet and conviction of the accused within three months and award of capital punishment to the culprit, according to an official release.

While vehemently condemning the rape and murder incident, All Galo Students’ Union (AGSU) has also demanded quick investigation into the case, filing of chargesheet and conviction of the accused at the earliest.

The accused must not be granted bail under any circumstance, AGSU demanded and urged all the practicing advocates not to move any bail petition on behalf of the accused.  The students union also demanded the district administration to carry out regular ILP checking drive to prevent entry of any unauthorized person to check criminal activities.

AGSU conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.



Mein calls for proper monitoring of agriculture schemes

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: Agriculture Minister Chowna Mein has emphasized on proper monitoring and implementation of various schemes of his department for welfare and benefit of the farming community of the state. He was addressing  the review meeting of the agriculture department held at Namsai on August 30. The main objective of the meeting was to take stock of  various schemes implemented by his department during 2013-14.

Informing that state Government is determined to develop the Agriculture and allied sector of the state, Mein advised the department to introduce mulching techniques of cultivating various crops in cluster area on pilot project basis.

The minister further advocated that cultivation of tea, rubber, oil palm, King Chilly & apiculture will boost up the farm economy and also could be an alternative strategy to dissuade farmers from opium cultivation.

Stressing the need to revamp the extension services and all its stake holders including KVKs in order to achieves more than the target set for the 12 five year plan, the minister also advised the departmental officers to work for  preservation, promotion and commercialization of local vegetables, spices and medicinal plants.

The District Officers, who attended the meeting  presented the status of various programmes being implemented in their respective districts through PowerPoint presentations. They also highlighted various constraints being faced by them while implementing the schemes.

The Minister who  interacted with all the district officers, suggested steps to enhance productivity and farmers income.

Earlier, Hage Kano, Director, Agriculture, in his address highlighted the status of various farmers’ centric schemes implemented by the department besides introduction of new initiatives in Agriculture.

The Adviser, Agriculture, A.K. Purkayastha in his keynote address through a PowerPoint presentation dealt in length the progress and prospects of the Agriculture sector and its contribution towards inclusive growth of the state. He informed that the Department has set to achieve a growth target of 6.5% by the end of 12th five year plan with special emphasis on necessity for Crop diversification and introduction of new economically viable high market demand crops.

Local MLA, Chow. Zignu Namchoom & the Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Namsai also spoke on the importance agricultural marketing to improve rural economy.

Among others, local MLA Chow Zignu Namchoom, Namsai ZPC, ADC, PRI members, progressive farmers, senior officers and all district officials of agriculture department were present in the meeting.  



Business community demands safe release of abducted businessman, to observe shutter down strike on Sep 3

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: The market welfare associations of Itanagar, Naharalgun and Nirjuli will observe shutter down strike on September 3 in protest against kidnapping of businessman KP Chako on Thursday from his rented house at Naharlagun by some unidentified persons.

While vehemently condemning the abduction of the businessman, Itanagar Market Welfare Association, in a release strongly appealed to the law enforcing authority to apprehend the abductors immediately and book them under appropriate sections of the law.

The business community of Capital Complex also appealed to the home department to make every effort to trace out the kidnapped person and ensure his safe release.

They also strongly condemned the rapping and murder of a 35- year-old woman in West Siang on Friday and demanded exemplary punishment for the rapist-killer.

While expressing deep shock over abduction of KP Chako, Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) appealed to the abductors to release him unconditionally on humanitarian ground so that he can be back with grief stricken family.

The incident has created fear psychosis in the minds of the local business community; the ACF said and requested the state government to make every effort to ensure safe release of the abducted person.



APSCW chairperson expresses concern over growing incidents of crime against women

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) Chairperson Gumri Ringu along with Member Secretary Yame Higio attended a regional conference of Northeastern states and Sikkim on “Addressing Trafficking of Women and Children'  at Guwahati recently.

Addressing the conference, the APSCW Chairperson expressed shock and deep concern over the rising incidents of crime against women and girl children.

The Member Secretary presented a situational analysis on women and child trafficking in Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, APSCW, while taking suo moto cognizance of rape cases in the state has sought status report from the Superintendent of Police of the concern districts. The APSCW Chairperson has requested the concern Superintendent of Police to forward the copies of the FIR to the APSCW office for providing compensation to the victims. While demanding capital punishment to the rapists, the State Women Commission has appealed to the State Government to provide compensation to the victims and their relatives under Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme, 2011, according to an APSCW release.



Mother’s Home seeks reconsideration of government’s order

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: With the state government’s decision to open a women’s college in the existing building of Urban Development Department at Lekhi, Nirjuli, Mother’s Home which was functioning from the building for the past 2-3 years has been asked to shift to Tourist Lodge, Karsingsa on temporary basis.  An order on the decision was published in the local dailies on August 29 last.

Responding to the government’s order, a team of Mother’s Home along with the Circle Officer, Banderdewa made a visit to the proposed spot and found it unsuitable for the inmate of the destitute home, women and children.

Informing this in a letter to the Capital DC seeking reconsideration of the government’s order, Chairperson of Mothers’ Home Tailyang Shanti said that stairs in the tourist lodge is not safe for physically and mentally challenged inmates of the destitute home who cannot even walk.  Insufficient rooms, no water supply and its location which is very close to the NH52A make it very unsuitable for the hapless women and children, she wrote.

She pointed out that the present building built under the ministry of Housing and Urban Development, GoI, has been allotted to Mother’s Home which invalidates the government order which says that the building was occupied by Mother’s Home without permission.



Gadi asks BRO to complete Bame- Akajan road in 3 years

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: PWD Minister Gojen Gadi during his tour to East Siang district yesterday held a meeting with BRO’s Project Brahmank chief engineer Anil Kumar at Pasighat and directed him to complete the 104-km Bame to Akajan road within three years.

When he pointed out that he had announced this during the Independence Day celebration at Aalo in response to public demand, Kumar assured to take up the work on a war footing to complete the road as targeted, according to official sources.

Earlier, the minister along with senior engineers inspected the town roads of Pasighat and directed them to begin the construction of the proposed RCC and other town roads soon.

The engineers assured to begin the work as soon as the rains stop.

Later, the minister inspected the incomplete bridge over Siyom river where the villagers of Komsing, Ramsing, Beging, Jorsing, Pangyi, Sisen and Pongging urged him to complete the 224-metre Baily Bridge, whose foundation stone was laid by former chief minister late Dorjee Khandu in 2008.

Convinced that 3,000 villages were suffering for want of connectivity to their villages, the minister announced to complete the bridge within two years.

The villagers received the minister during his visit to the beyond Pangin and highlighted their sufferings in the absence connectivity.



Shutter down strike observed at Hapoli

ZIRO, Sep 01: The traders and shopkeepers of Hapoli town here observed the dawn to dusk shutter down strike today in protest against non arrest of the culprits involved in attack and looting of Joram Wine Shop on June 19.

Hundreds of businessmen of Hapoli led by Hapoli Market Traders Association’s (HMTA) executive members staged peaceful dharna in front of the DC’s office. Later, they held meeting with the Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police.

Talking to this reporter, HMTA president Yumdo Tadu said that the DC has assured the business community to arrest the culprits within 15 days. Besides, the DC assured to fulfill their other demands which include installation of CCTV cameras at market places, police patrol at market area and payment of medical expenses to the victim, who sustained injury at the time of looting. In regards to installation of street light, the DC assured to take up the matter with the concern department at the earliest, he added.

While describing the outcome of meeting with district administration ‘positive’ and ‘fruitful’, HMTA Secretary Dusu Tamang, however, said that they will be compelled to go for the second phase of strike, if the authority fails to arrest the culprits within the given time.

HMTA’s vice president Tamo Tatung appealed to state government for posting of more police force at Ziro along with Sub Inspector rank officers and at least one lady SI to contain the present state of law and order situation.

The shutter down strike which was spearheaded by Hapoli Market Traders Association ended peacefully.

It is pertaining to mention here that Joram Wine Shop is located just 12-15 meters away from the Police beat post located at the heart of the Hapoli market. The shop was attacked and looted by a group of persons on June 19 evening. The whole incident was caught in the CCTV cameras installed in the shop and market area.



ABKLSU pleads DC for restoration of road and electricity

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: All Bameng Khenewa Lada Students Union (ABKLSU) today requested the district administration for early restoration of Pakke-Khenewa road.

In a representation submitted to the deputy commissioner Seppa, ABKLSU informed that there is a heavy blockade at numerous locations along Pakke-Khenewa road due to heavy rainfall leaving remote circle headquarter cut off from rest of the world. The Union also informed that disruption of communication hits hard the common people adding that people are facing food crisis.  

Claiming that medical staffs at Khenewa Health center are irregular, ABKLSU further demanded the district administration to post medical officer and staff. It also requested the district administration to restore electricity at Khenewa and Bameng townships.

Transportation of diesel for power generator is also suffered by disruption of road, union added.  The zonal students union later urged the authority to expedite 2nd phase of PMGSY road from Pakke to Bameng and shifting of all administrative officers of said areas at their respective posting places for effective administration and speedy development.



Apex organizes loan recovery camp


ZIRO, Sep 01: Arunachal Pradesh State Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd (APSCABL), Ziro branch today conducted a ‘KCC Loan Recovery Camp’ at Nehabo village, Ziro which was assisted by Nehabo Farmers’ Club (NFC).

Discussing with the NFC and the individual loaners, Branch Manager, Mudo Ado disclosed that the bank is proposing to provide another loan of higher amount to those who follow the terms and conditions and refund the loan amount on time. He also briefed on the role of bank for availing loan by farmers as well as terms and conditions of loan provided to individual or group.

The farmers, who availed loan from APSCABL, Ziro branch under Kishan Credit Card (KCC) scheme, refunded their availed loan amount. Rs. 2,45,273 was collected from them by the BM.

Satisfied with the timely repayment of loan amount by the NFC, he urged other farmers who have availed loan from the bank but yet to return it, to learn from NFC.

Talking to this reporter, Hiinyo Amung, a member of the club said, ‘Earlier we faced lot of hardship to expand our gardens but after getting the loan under KCC, we could able to procure varieties of seeds and implements. It also helped us in marketing our products’, she added.

She, on behalf of the club, has thanked Apex Bank for the loan and requested them for providing higher amount of loan under the same scheme for expanding their farming activities.

Among other Hiinyo Manu, ASM of the area, Kago Kampu, secretary Siiro Farmers Club, Tage Melyang journalist also witnessed the loan recovery camp.



Mein inaugurates spices processing unit at Namsai

ITANAGAR, Sep 01: Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary and Dairy Development Minister Chowna Mein inaugurated a spices processing unit at Namsai yesterday.

Speaking on the occasion, Mein said that the State Government will take up a pilot project to promote cultivation of King Chilly in the state. He urged the agriculture department to select and nurture those youths who are interest in taking up agriculture as commercial venture.

Director of Agriculture Hage Kano assured full cooperation to the farmers in cultivation of King Chilly in Namsai and adjoining areas. He hoped the farmers will no more face any difficulty in selling their products with opening of the spices processing unit.

Few farmers shared their experiences in cultivation of King Chilly.

The spices processing unit--the first of its kind in the state is presently engaged in drying Mephit Kong which is also known as King Chilly or Bhut Jolokai in Assam or Mithun Mircha in Arunachal Pradesh.

The proprietor of the unit Chow Amat Namchoom called upon the Govt. agencies and farmers to join hands together to put Arunachal Pradesh as one of the King chilly growing states.

AK Purkayastha, Advisor Agriculture. Ravi Jha, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Namsai, a host of Govt. officials from Agriculture, Horticulture, Industry departments and King chilly farmers from Lekang and Namsai circles attended the function.

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 A case of favouritism

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to reveal the favouritism shown by Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, head of Forest Force and & Principal Secretary, department of  environment and  Forest, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh in transfer and posting of Aduk Paron, DCF, DFO, Anini Social Forestry Division, Anini to DFO, Dibang Forest Division, Roing.

Aduk Paron, who had took over the charges of Social Forestry Division Anini on 20/02/2012, had been issued transfer and posting order posting him  as DFO, Dibang Forest Division, Roing replacing Mori Riba, ADCF on 09/01/2014 when both the Officers were "Nearing Completion of Normal Tenures at respective places of posting”. Whereas, as per standing Govt guidelines for regulation of transfer and posting of all categories of officers and staff, including Civil Secretariat, the normal minimum tenure at posting place is three years.

Paron dispatched his LPC on 10/01/2014 to DFO, Dibang Forest Division, Roing. He also gave notice on 16/01/2014 to CCF, Tezu, with intimation to PCCF & Principal Secretary, E&F, GoAP that he would be taking over the charges of Dibang Forest Division, Roing, ex-parte on 20/01/2014 in anticipation of their approval. But both the offices remained mute.

However, High Court had stayed this illegal, arbitrary and unilateral transfer order on 20/1/2014 and the CM  while observing the lapses, issued an order on 21/01/2014 directing PCCF & Principal Secretary, E&F, AP to please “Issue retention orders until further orders’.

PCCF, HFF and Principal Secretary, Department of environment and forest, instead, issued orders of abeyance vide order dated 23/01/2014 and affirmed the HC on 8.2.2014 that impugned transfer and posting orders dated 09/01/2014 has been kept in abeyance. On this affirmation HC, Itanagar Bench vacated its stay order.

But in violation of the HC order, the Joint Secretary, E&F moved the file once again while Court’s order was in operation. Special Secretary, E&F, PCCF & HFF, Principal Secretary withdrew the kept in abeyance order by issuing another order dated 15/7/2014 to implement the impugned transfer order.  

 Taking cognizance of the case, the HC Itanagar permanent bench had once again stayed the order by its judgment dated 30/07/2014.

In violation of standing guidelines of state Govt., disobeying order of CM, and by not honouring orders of Gauhati High Court,   the PCCF, HFF & Principal Secretary, Environment & Forests department had transfered & posted  Paron as DFO, Dibang Forest Division, Roing. Will he please disclose the Gauhati High Court & the Society the reason behind it?


Mori Riba,

Divisional Forest Officer

Dibang Forest Division, Roing



Method of garbage collection need review

Dear Editor

Proper garbage collection must be given a second look in twin capital city. The way garbage is collected in Ward no 28, G-extension road, where I dwell leaves a lot of unanswered questions. First, the collection is sporadic/unscheduled and not guaranteed. Adding to that people living in my locality seems so unmindful and inconsiderate, as they have blocked the colony drain dumping their entire waste disposal in the front of our residential building, which I suppose  was never allotted for garbage disposal and  leading to which  our colony road is turning into a Venice city.

Government is spending money asking citizens/residents to keep their surroundings clean, safe guarding against various diseases. Yet garbage collection continues to stay by the roads of our beautiful G-extension area for weeks before actual collection takes place. There comes an open truck – the guys try to fill it up as much as possible and when they do so, many times you find garbage falling from the truck as they start journey to the dumping site.

Speaking to the guys collecting the garbage seems of no use, as no visible outcome has been wintessed so far. Something needs to be done to ensure that garbage collection in the Twin capital city is done promptly and correctly and that those doing this dirty job are satisfied with the handsome salary.

I would like to suggest the Government to embrace recycling. This issue is not a political one – I am just my tendering my sincere grievances.


Kamtey Ringu

G-extension road (NLG)




Is it time for RGU to become AU ?

Dear Editor,

Now that we have a  right thinking government in the centre and a very capable youth leader of the state, Mr. Kiren Rijiju as the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, it would be a justice to the lone central University of the state to get back its name the " ARUNACHAL UNIVERSITY". This name was unceremoniously taken away for the reason best known to people in power that time. The name change to Rajiv Gandhi University was not received well by the people of state and almost all the intellectual and students of the state cutting across political lines disapproved the move. It is not that the people of Arunachal has any ill feeling for our Late prime Minister but we love Arunachal more and the name Arunachal University gives an identity specific to our state, it's culture  and a social bonding to the people.

Can we take the liberty to request Mr kiren Rijiju to think on the matter for which once there was a huge cry among the citizen of the state. Now is the right time for the right party to take a right decision by restoring the pride of the lone central university of the state. People and the student’s body of the state are eagerly waiting for the restoration of the name


Takar Takam

Abotani Colony




Thanks to  AT

Dear Editor,

Thanks to Arunachal Times and its entire team for feeding us daily news. Really it provides huge knowledge about the state and people. I love to read it every day whenever time is available.


Eli Riba,

JNC Pasighat






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Open Arunachal border for trade purposes

For past many years the people of Arunachal has been advocating for opening border with China for trade purposes. The opening of border trade will not only give employment opportunities to people living along Mac Mohan line but will also give access to cheaper Chinese products in whole of NE states. It also has the potential of easing the uneasy relation between two neighbours and contributes in confidence building measure. Giving fillip to the idea of improving border trade, the authorities of neighbouring Yunnan province (China) has evince interest in improving business and cultural relations with the northeast India and also with the eastern region.

During a recent conclave organized by the Centre for Promotion of India-China Cooperation (CPICC) in Kunming (China), delegates from India and China discussed trade relations and fostering cultural links between regions in the two countries. Government of India should reciprocate to this positive attitude of Chinese authorities. The two countries already are engaged in border trade from Nathula Pass, Sikkim. This experiment has been quite successful. It is time they seriously mull the option of opening Arunachal border, so that trade with China can be done.