September 12


News Impact



Commission demands early charge sheet against rapist-killer

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) today urged the West Siang district administration and the police to expedite investigation into the shocking incident of crime against a 35-year old woman who was raped and murdered at Garu village under Gensi circle recently.

Demanding immediate submission of charge sheet against the culprit, the  APSCW  further requested the State Govt. to pay compensation to the aggrieved family members as immediate relief as per the Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme, 2011.

Meanwhile, a two-member APSCW team consisting of Yabin Zirdo and Yapi Kulo met the aggrieved family of the victim, police and local administration to get first hand information about the gruesome act and the present status of the case.

During interaction, Likabali SDO informed the team that almost all the official work has been done and report and findings have been submitted to the DC.

The charge sheet against the culprit has not been submitted as the post mortem report is still awaited; the SDO further informed the team.

 The women commission members also met women group of Old Bomte village and local students organization and discussed about the incident. They also met the culprit at Likabali Police.



Organizations oppose establishment of ITBP firing range

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The Durpa Village Welfare Committee is opposed to the establishment of the proposed firing range of 10th Bn ITBP at Durpa-I village under Kimin circle claiming that local residents of Durpa village are under threat because of it.

In its letter to the DC, it claimed that the firing range is being used without 'notification' for such practice, thereby affecting life and liberty of over 500 local residents therein and also violating the Right to Property of the residents of village. As per the 'The Manoeuvres, Field Firing and Artillery Practice Act 1938', and 'The Works of Defence Act 1903' (Act VII of 1903), the areas could be notified by a State Government, subject to the provisions such as giving notice before three months while conducting any maneuvers. The Acts stipulates further that no area may be notified more than once in three years, domestic animals be moved before the manoeuvres, compensation be paid to the inhabitants or loss of crops and damage to property etc.

However, on the contrary, without complying with the revisions of law, the 10th Bn ITBP Battalion is carrying out firing practices at Durpa Village in an arbitrary manner thereby affecting life, the committee claimed. It has further come to our knowledge that the said land arbitrarily used as firing range by 10th Bn ITBP is now proposed to be acquired by the State Government for establishment of firing range which will endanger the life and liberty of local villagers who use the area to collect firewood, forests products, grazing of domestic animals and cultivation', the letter read.

The All Kimin Youth Welfare Association (AKYWA) is also of the opinion that the proposal should be cancelled.

In its representation submitted to the Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner, it reasoned that the proposed firing range is situated just at the distance of 300-400 metres from Govt Hr Sec School, Kimin which will create disturbance to the area.



MP dissatisfied with MGNREGA implementation

DRDA governing body meeting

ROING, Sept 11: Arunachal East Parliamentary Constituency, Member of Parliament Ninong Ering has expressed dissatisfaction over the poor implementation of MGNREGA in the district which comes to an average of 10 work days only.

He was speaking at the 12th Governing Body Meeting of District Rural Development Agency of Lower Dibang Valley District which was held at Anchal Samiti Hall here today.

He urged the Project Director to expedite and provide the materials to the wait list under IAY at the earliest and start the new list soon. He also cautioned PD DRDA to provide good quality CGI Sheets under IAY and there should not be any compromise in the quality.

He further asked the Project Director to carry out the Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 immediately in the district and urged all the PRI members to cooperate and provide true data to the enumerator so that correct Socio-Economic Status of the people are reflected and the benefits meant for the poor people reaches the needy people.

He further appealed all the executing agencies to truly implement all the rural development schemes on the ground saying that all the schemes shall be strictly monitored through the District Monitoring and Vigilance Committee and strict action shall be initiated in case of non-implementation or negligence.    

Ering further emphasized on decentralization of fund meant for procurement of items and also urged the HoDs East Parliamentary Constituency to stay in the constituency so that people can easily reach them. Parliamentary Secretary for WRD cum MLA Gum Tayeng participating in the meeting said that it was painful to see the flood damages at Paglam. She said, "People of Paglam can no longer stay in the same place as it is inundated by flood water every year and the intensity of flood damaged is increasing. Whole of Paglam Village consisting of about 250 houses has to be shifted to a new and safer place".  

She requested the Rural Development Agency to provide CGI sheets to the flood victims and also assured to provide some CGI sheets from her MLA LAD Fund. She further urged the DRDA to bring improvement in its performance in the execution of rural development schemes.

Presiding over the meeting as Chairman, Zilla Chairperson Sipi Elapra Linggi sought for cooperation of all the HoDs in implementation of various Rural Development Schemes in letter and spirit.

Earlier, DRDA Project Director, Tage Tado highlighted the physical & financial achievement under various Rural Development Programme for the year 2013-14 implemented by DRDA. Tage clarified that the main reason for inability to provide 100 days work under MGNREGA is lack of fund as the district received Rs 152.29 Lakhs only against the requirement of Rs 324.00 Lakhs in the year 2013-14. He also highlighted the Salary problem of DRDA staff and the accommodation problem face by them due to shortage of staff quarter.

Later, the house approved the Annual Action Plan for the year 2014-15 in respect of DRDA, Lower Dibang Valley District.

Shiv Kumar, DC cum CEO, HoDs and PRI Leaders were present in the meeting. DIPRO



WHS closes the gap between the East and the West

From a Correspondent

ZIRO, Sept 11: The shortlisted World Heritage Sites of Ziro in Lower Subansiri District and Thembang in West Kameng District have in principle agreed to cooperate and put up a joint effort to achieve the coveted tags for both the sites located in Arunachal Pradesh.   

This was the outcome of the meeting between the WHS teams of Ziro and Thembang during the two-day meet at Ziro here yesterday.

The 15-member Thembang WHS team under the patronage of Parliamentary Secretary (Hydro-Power) and Dirang MLA Phurpa Tsering was led by Thembang ZPM Jam Tsering, ASM and Gram Chairperson of Thembang, women and youth volunteers. The Ziro WHS team comprised volunteers Tilling Takker, Gyati Kacho, AYA president Taku Chatung, Niiti ZPM Tilling Sambyo and Er. Punyo Tangu and Er. Kago Habung. A special invitee and main resource person was Director Research Dr. Tage Tada, who dwelt at length on the subject matter.

Acknowledging that Tawang and West Kameng were the main centers of Buddhist culture, Dr. Tada informed that Thembang had been shortlisted under the category of 'Living Monument Heritage' and advised them not to destroy the aged-old Buddhist structures and to give it 'aesthetic touch' in case of modernization of Monpa architecture. He also informed that there was already an Archeological/National Heritage Act for Thembang which will make the case of recognition of Thembang easier. Appreciating the warm Apatani hospitality, Thembang ZPM Jam Tsering also acknowledged the personal contribution of Dr. Tada and the Research Department in inclusion of Thembang to the tentative list. He said that inclusion of these two sites from the state out of the 55 sites from India is a matter of great pride and both should put up a joint effort together.

"Achieving the tag from UNESCO is another issue but we should join hands, cooperate and move together as nominees from Arunachal Pradesh", he said. Everyone present on the occasion also supported the move for the 'joint effort'.

Later, the visiting Thembang team was shown the famed Apatani Cultural Landscape and explained the grounds for its shortlisting. It was also familiarized with the popular 'Home Stay' culture of Ziro and both the teams agreed to share ideas, cooperate and help each other in promoting tourism in their respective places.  

Later at Itanagar, the Thembang team also met Research and IPR Secretary Dani Sullu, who also assured to help the team in every possible manner to achieve the coveted tag.  

Welcoming back the team, Phurpa Tsering said that he will make every effort to ensure that these two nominations reach Paris within the given time frame. 'As and when needed, we will request the state and the central Govt. to send the cases of these two nominations to UNESCO Headquarters at the earliest. Till that time, I urge both the nominees to cooperate and help each other in all the aspects so that both make it to Paris in time", he said.



Deposited money siphoned off by fraudsters


PASIGHAT, Sept 11: A racket of fraudster active in South- Indian states siphoned off huge amount of money deposited in various financial banks in Arunachal Pradesh.  

According to report, the fraudsters, who introduce themselves as representatives of financial bank collect ATM numbers along with the secret code number (Password) from the customers with a promise to update their accounts.

The fraudsters have managed to deceive a lot of innocent customers in the state, but it has come to light only after a case has been registered by the police against the offenders.

Pasighat Police following complaint of senior teacher from Mebo registered a case (No- 96/2014 U/S- 420 IPC) and started investigation. The victim stated before the police that an unidentified caller, who introduced himself as bank officer in the zonal headquarter, requested him to give the ATM number with the secret code for updating his account. Later the customer found that money had been deducted from his account.

Police in their primary investigation have traced that the SIM card used by the fraudsters was issued from Bihar while the network link was in Bangalore.  Police are suspecting that there would be many more cases of siphoning off bank deposit by the fraudster in the state as the racket has spread all over the country.

"We have requested the bank for details", said Nikom Riba, officer-in-charge of Pasighat PS.

He asked the customers to be alert and not to entertain any telephone calls made in the name of bank officials.



Bank performance in Papum Pare reviewed

YUPIA, Sept 11: District Level Consultative Committee (DCC), District Level Review Committee (DLRC), District Level Security Committee (DLSC) meeting to review and discuss the performance of banks in the district held at Yupia today.

While interacting with banking officials DC cum chairman Tai Kaye emphasized on need for maintaining proper co-ordination between all banks, financial institutions and Govt departments for providing better service to the public. He also asked the banks for smooth implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dan Yojana (PMJDY) for greater benefit of people.

He further advised the banks to conduct financial literacy camp and to make recovery law stronger to make recovery drive process more effective. Discussing the security scenario and its problems he assured to provide security if required and stressed on strong security measures for banks and its officials.

Meanwhile, he also appealed the all participants to give their full support in expediting all matters related to banking services.

ADTH Yupia also requested the banks to provide information to line department if any weavers credit cards (WCC) is sanctioned from their banks.

Earlier, Lead District Mangager H C Miri highlighted the aims and objective of the meeting and requested the house for meaningful and result oriented discussion.

As per reports there is increase in aggregate deposits from Rs. 3544.26 crore in the quarter ending December 2013 to March 2014 to Rs.3753.34 Crores and decline in June 2014 to Rs. 3578.69 Crores. There is increase in advances in aggregate advances from Rs.980.67 Crores in December 2013 to March 2014 quarter ending to Rs. 1002.73 Crores and Rs.1045.62 Crores in June quarter 2014. The Credit Deposit Ratio has decreased from 27.67% December 2013 to 26.72% to March, 2014 and raised to 29.21% in June 2014. Issues pertaining to PMEGP loan, FLC and its report, Sampoorn Vittiyea Samaveshan: Pradhan Mantri Jan Dan Yojana (PMJDY) and its allotment of villages and SSA to banks and security problems were discussed.

Representatives from RBI, all private banks, HoDs,BDOs attended the meeting. DIPRO



Gorkha students urged to concentrate in studies

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: One of the most vibrant communities of state, Gorkhas also known as Nepali have been contributing for the development of Arunachal since time immemorial. However off late, large chunk of Nepali population has been migrating back to their place of origin. Gradually the population of Gorkha is decreasing and those remaining ones are struggling to make their presence felt in the new Arunachal society.

As part of the efforts of young Gorkha people to have better interaction with fellow Arunachalees, the Gorkha Students Union of Dera Natung College yesterday organized an event in a city hotel where new students were welcomed.

Besides Gorkha students, the programme was attended by students from other tribes of Arunachal. Chairman of the Gorkha Students Union of Dera Natung College Shayam Ghatani informed that around 200 Gorkha students from Arunachal and neighouring Assam are  pursuing further study at DNG College. "We organize such interaction programmes to get to know each other and to develop better relation with fellow Arunachalee students," he informed.

Er Bishnu Prasad, general secretary of All India Federation of Voluntary Organisation (AIFVO) and one of the senior members of the Gorkha community, while addressing the students urged them to concentrate in studies to make better future. He spoke in length about issues like education, employment, sports, culture and identity. "Apart from education, the students should actively participate in sports and cultural activities. Also youth should not forget their root and preserve their cultural identity," stated Er Prasad.



Ziro Valley to get drug de-addiction counselling body

From a correspondent

ZIRO, Sept 11: The Apatani Youth Association (AYA) yesterday organized an interactive meeting with all the principals and headmasters of both government and private educational institutions in Ziro Valley in connection with growing trend of drug abuse and alcoholism among the youngsters.  

Participating  the meeting, Tumme Amo, Superintendent of Police Ziro while observing that 'alcoholism, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS and crime' correlate to each other, he suggested every stakeholder to nip these four social diseases in the bud.

He also urged all the stakeholders to cooperate the district administration and the police in identifying the drug peddlers adding that they should inform police officers immediately when there is any law & order problem at their area or any suspected case of drug peddling.

Earlier, AYA president Taku Chatung highlighted the aim and objectives of the meeting.

After a lengthy discussion, the AYA and the head of educational institutes in Ziro Valley have jointly adopted 9-point resolutions which include conduction of frequent teacher-parent interactive meeting, constitution of a drug de-addiction counselling committee comprising experts from different fields,  installation of CCTVs in all the schools in Hapoli township area etc.

It is worth mentioning that all the Ziro based NGOs have entrusted AYA to take up the issue to control drug abuse and alcoholism in Ziro Valley.



First ever Arunachal People’s Choice Awards 2014 begins

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: The first ever Arunachal People's Choice Awards (APCA) 2014 is all set to kick start this month to reward excellence in media and business.

APCA 2014 is a congregation of media, entrepreneurs and society to bring about the positive energy the state lives with. PR North East a division of Business North East group is the host organiser of the event. Altogether 41 nominees across the state have been nominated for various categories under media and business.

Various state government departments have nominated entrepreneurs under the Micro Small Medium Enterprise (MSME) category while a sub category Popular Brand in Arunachal is self nominated.

The selection of the winner is purely based on people's participation through missed call and online voting. The voting lines are open and will close by September 25. The winners will be awarded on the final day on 30th September, 2014.

Each nominee is given a code to be voted. The event provides an opportunity for the public to vote their favourites in various categories such as Popular Newspaper, popular Working Editor, Popular Journalist (Print & Electronic), Popular Brand, Popular Business Unit in Handloom and handicraft, Popular Entrepreneurship in Tourism sector, Popular Entrepreneurship in MSME, Favourite automotive dealer and favourite fashion designer.

Online voting is available from Sept. 11 to 25 on the APCA 2014 website www.arunachalpeoples choice.com

The award is exclusively for media persons and young entrepreneurs in the state.

This award ceremony is people's analysis of their favorite media persons and most sought after business entities in the state, to give the appreciation and recognition they deserve.

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10 shops, 12 dwelling houses gutted

AALO Sept 11:  10 shops and 12 dwelling houses along with properties were completely gutted down in a massive fire accident at Old Bazar line Basar on midnight of September 8 last. However, no human causality has been reported.

Meanwhile, the District Administration has provided immediate relief materials to fire victims and official team is assessing the total damages caused by the fire accident. DIPRO


DK Badminton championship

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The Second Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Open Badminton Championship will begin at Raj Bhavan Badminton Stadium here tomorrow.

370 players from 13 districts, including Namsai, Lohit, Anjaw, West Kameng, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Tirap, Tawang, Papum Pare, West Siang, East Siang, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri and various clubs have already arrived here to participate in the championship.


PHED reacts

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: While responding to the news capsule published in this daily with photos   recently regarding leakages in water supply pipelines in some areas of capital region,  the PHE department has inspected the  water supply system in various location and  detected  many leakages. This was informed by the PHED engineer Tamchi Syam in a release.

He further informed that the department has constituted a leakage  team to identify more leakages and for renovation of the same.

Appreciating this Daily for pointing out the defaults, the department further said renovation and restoration of pipelines is continuous process which the department is  taking care of.


Fund crisis hits garbage management

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: Non-availability of fund in IMC to maintain garbage lifting vehicles has severely affected garbage management under Ward No 22 in capital region. This was informed by Councillor Tarh Pacho (Ward No 22) in a release today. The Councillor further informed that the Govt also did not allow collection of civic charges from the residents for garbage collection. The Councillor appealed all sections of people under his council jurisdiction to manage their garbage as the Councillor is unable to clean the garbage due to paucity of fund.


New courts ready

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The two new badminton courts in the newly constructed indoor stadium inside MLA cottage campus, ESS Sector here were inaugurated this afternoon by local MLA Techi Kaso.

While inaugurating the hall, local MLA advised the badminton players to take full advantage of the new courts and maintain it properly.

Kaso hoped the badminton hall having all modern facilities will cater to the needs of badminton players.

Built by PWD Capital Division (B), the building was officially handed over to the department of sports and youth affairs in a small function.

The hall was constructed at a cost of Rs 1.50 crore sanctioned under SPA fund during 2011-12, informed Assistant Engineer, PWD, CD (B).

Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner, Mige Kamki, IMC Deputy Chief Councilor Kipa Babu and Arunachal State Badminton Association Secretary Bamang Tago were present on the occasion.


DoKA chairman visits Tawang

TAWANG, Sept 11: The newly appointed chairman of the department of Karmik & Adhyatmik (DoKA), Jambey Wangdi visited Tawang yesterday. This is the maiden visit of Wangdi after assuming the office of DoKA. The post of DoKA chairman remained vacant after the sudden and shocking demise of former chairman Rev TG Rinpoche at Delhi in May last.


Universal brotherhood day celebrated

TAWANG, Sept 11 : VKV Kitpi and Losel Nyinje Library, Tawang today celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day to commemorate the soul stirring address by Swami Vivekananda at world parliament of religions in Chicago on Sept 11, 1893.

Through his address, Swamiji drew the world's attention to the Nation's rich history and strong cultural roots.

The celebration began early morning at the office of Losel Nyinje library wherein Colonel Annu Srivastava, 73 Fd Regiment paid tribute to the portrait of Lord Buddha to mark the library's four years of service to the people of Mon Tawang.

Attending the celebration Tawang ZPC Jambey Tsering laid stress on traditional and moral values in education system as prophesized by Swami Vivekananda.

The toppers of classes X and XII for the session 2013-2014 were felicitated by the dignitaries on the occasion. This was followed by interaction session with the parents of students and presentation of cultural programme by the students at Vivekananda Hall, VKV Kitpi. (tawang vigilance)

At Tezu: Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti has celebrated Universal Brotherhood Day at the conference hall of district hospital, Tezu in a befitting manner. The programme began with lighting of lamp by Dr. J Ado (DNVBDCPO) District Hospital, Tezu.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. J Ado appreciated the members of Vivekanand`a Kendra for celebrating such important occasion. The participants from various schools/college presented drama and dances to mark the occasion.

Nagar Pramukh of Vivekananda Kendra Kruleso Ngadong delivered a short speech on Kendra's objectives, while, R C Pandey, senior teacher of Govt. Hr. Sec School Tezu spoke on universal brotherhood day. Dr. J S Bhoumik, SMO,  Tezu District Hospital spoke on importance of blood donation.


Awareness workshop on VAT registration held in Tirap and Longding

KHONSA, Sept 11: Awareness workshop for DDOs on Arunachal Pradesh Entry Tax Act & Arunachal Pradesh Goods Tax Act (Registration, Payment, Returns and TDS on VAT) was held here at DC's conference here today. The workshop was organized by the Tax & Excise department.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner, Kamlesh Joshi called for ways and means for improvement of revenue collection in the district. He urged the DDOs to follow all the provisions under the Arunachal Pradesh Goods Tax Act and Rules for proper revenue collection for the state. He further asked the DDOs to award contract/ supply works only to those firms who are having proper VAT Registration Certificate and also to ensure release of payment only after applicable tax dues are paid. The DDOs should issue necessary certificates under the provision of Act & Rules of Taxation in respect of Tax deducted at their end to the contractors/ suppliers on being approached, the DC said.

Earlier, Superintendent (Tax & Excise ) S Wangpan briefed all the members present about the APGT Act & Rules specifically about Entry Tax, VAT, TDS under VAT.

Similar workshop was also held on Sept 5 at Longding, Sept 6 at Kanubari, Sept  8 at Deomali, Sept 10 at Khonsa for dealers and public leaders in which their doubts regarding VAT, Entry Tax & TDS on VAT was clarified. Superintendent (T&E) asked all participants to ensure payment of applicable taxes for maximization of state revenue. The workshops were attended by good number of dealers, shopkeepers, public leaders to equip themselves on VAT matters. DIPRO


AAPACO seeks infrastructural Dev. for check gate

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The All Arunachal Pradesh Anti Corruption Organization (AAPACO) has demanded infrastructural development at Gumto Police Check Gate including installation of a landline phone.

In its letter to the state home minister, it said that the check gate do not have landline phone which makes it difficult for it to be accessed by people.

The check gate is being manned by APP and IRBN whereas the gate being the main entry point to the state Capital should be manned by CRPF personnel till opening of the NH52(A), the letter read.


Exhibition cum consumer awareness programme held

SEPPA, Sept 11: The Exhibition cum consumer awareness programme organized by the department of Legal Metrology & consumer affairs was conducted at Seppa yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Singh said that consumers need to exercise their rights at the time of purchasing commodities and pay extra care regarding the expiry date especially in food and medicines items.

He said that rate fixation can be done in perishable items with regulatory frame works but nothing can be done on MRP items. He also said that verification of petrol pump is necessary and surprise checking shall be carried out from time to time in this regard.

FAO said that consumer awareness is an important aspect for all the consumers in order to know their rights to check the illegal activities of the traders. The legal metrology department needs to strictly implement the Act/ rules enabling the traders to follow and abide by the rules, he added.


AACWA writes to BSNL

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: All Arunachal Contractors' Welfare Association (AACWA) in a two-point memorandum to the BSNL general manager appealed him to allow consortium or joint venture in next tender process for execution of optical cable fibre work in Arunachal Pradesh.  Consortium or joint venture should be accepted for the interest of indigenous contractors of the state, the Association said  claiming  that there is a special provision for joint venture in other departments. It further said that  state labour license should be treated as equal to EPF license in tendering process.


AACS demands setting up of Lok Ayukta in the state

ITANAGAR, Sept 11: The Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena (AACS) has sought immediate appointment of Lok Ayukta judge and its member committee.

In its memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister, it said that the selection should be based on merit.

Its other demands include immediate recommendation of CBI enquiry for misappropriate of Rs 24.5 crore MIS scheme under department of Rural Development during 2010-11 and 2011-12 awarded to M/S Boktak Consultancy, reduction of RTI fees from Rs 10 to Rs 2, urgent construction of four lane highway from Banderdewa to Gohpur and setting up of Arunachal Staff Selection Committee (ASSC) for the post of C&D group.

In another letter to the Chief Engineer, it asked not to release the LoC against RE scheme sanctioned in March and to call for NIT by stopping the work.

----Readers Forum ----




Not yet Independent

Dear Editor,

While on one hand we read about the achievements of women in CWG, in political arena, they travelling to the moon, and conquering other important aspects of our society, on the other, we read of rape cases on a daily basis.  

Arunachal Pradesh ‘a land of peace and serenity’ is now blanketed by a deepening darkness in the form of crimes.

We hear it from our parents how peaceful and minimum the crime ratio was in their youth, but now we hear of devilish activities, rape, murder, kidnapping, so chilling to the bones. Their next target could be our loved ones, as in the recent case of a 35 year old woman who was brutally raped and murdered; dark day that could never be forgotten by the family as she was their daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother to three beautiful children. But she knew not, that she was curse to be born as a girl. She never knew her faith would rest upon that demon. She never knew that she would never meet her children again nor her family.

If such cases will continue to transpire in our society, I being a girl myself would not want to be a mother of a baby girl in future.

Should we stop going out quivering and shivering of the torment that could occur or would the punishment to culprit bring the bereaved soul back to life?

Can it erase the pain and humiliation one has to suffer in society and family? Could it vanish the trauma the family undergoes? The physical injuries can be healed with medications but what about the broken soul and the mental agonies? The victim is scared for life and neither the victim’s life nor the family’s life will be normal ever again. Who is going to heal them? A doctor, a minister or a police officer?

Why such barbarous beastly brutal act?

We’re living in the 68th Independent year of our country but here again a question arises. Are women really free and safe in the society we are living in? Mahatma Gandhi who felt insecure for the daughters of the nation, once truly remarked that “The day a woman can walk freely on the roads at night, that day we can say that India has achieved Independence”. Witnessing such degrading conditions of the law and order of the state security, one can say that the doomsday is not far.


Geeta Zirdo

Student of Mass

communication RGU




Is Legal System and Judiciary failing us ?

Dear Editor,

I not amused or happy when Honourable and DGP declared that strict action shall be initiated against the culprit and exemplary punishment shall be awarded. Till today, I had not heard of any culprit being punished by CM, HM, DGP, Police, DC etc except judge of a court. I appeal to all dignified and responsible persons not to give such comment just to fool and appease the illiterates and uneducated public.

Any learned and educated people know that culprit can only be punished by a judge of a court. Judgment of court cannot be influenced by anybody.

I am satisfied with the police, which had done everything possible. I am also satisfied with the Chief Minister and his Government,  who had put all-out effort to nab the culprit.

Effort of Arunachal Police had been laudable every time when a crime occurred. They nab the culprit immediately. Example are they nabbed the 4 culprits, who kidnapped a school going girl near AIR colony and gang raped her, they nabbed almost all bank robbers, they nabbed the twin-sister killer. But till now did anybody heard of court handing over punishment to those culprit nabbed by police. Even if it happens, it takes years. Also non implementation of court verdict is a rampant practice now a days by post-verdict compromise or under settlement between appellant and respondent, may be under force and coercion. Such practices erode the trust on court.

It is obvious, that almost, most of the victims are poor and insecure people, lack of instant judgment and delivery of justice is waning away their trust in legal system.

I appeal to CM, Honourable Ministers  and all MLAs to enact law to give tooth and sharpness to legal system. You had been elected by us to enact law for us. I appeal to you all, to at least go through the written constitution of India, through which 3 branches had been created to run the business of Indian union viz Judiciary, Executive and Legislature. I feel that legislature had forgotten their duty and are trying to marginalize the roll of executive. Can’t legislator shun from all other activity of union except legislation? Can’t CM and PM be directly elected by voter to avoid groupism for capturing power? Can’t CM and PM be given enormous power for development of the nation? We don’t have to worry for power to CM and PM. We had given the legislators enormous power to check them by legislation. This can be achieved by keeping the activities of CM and PM completely separate from legislator.

I am appealing through this letter to express my anguish over kidnapping and killing of Mr Chako and happening of similar incident in Arunachal Pradesh. Here criminals are roaming free and without fear, because Legal system has failed us miserably.


Gonong Pertin, Namsai




Deteriorating education system in Singa-Gelling

Dear Editor,

The deteriorating educational scenario in Singa-Gelling areas has forced me to highlight some grievances of the students through the column of your esteemed daily.

The Govt. Middle School Singa is presently run and managed by two Assistant Teachers only. The school should have atleast five junior teachers to properly run and manage the school.

Due to shortage of teachers, students are facing hardship as the school is not functioning properly and with no option, some of the students have already took admission in other schools.

Apart from this, the teacher quarters and boys and girls hostels are also in dilapidated conditions which need immediate renovation.

More over the government has issued computers to various schools in the state but the students of Singa-Gelling schools have been deprived off from this opportunity too.

I appeal to the state government particularly the Director of Elementary Education to look into the student’s grievances by posting sufficient teachers and to provide computers to various schools within Singa-Gelling areas and appoint trained Computer teachers in this regard.


Jitte Mello

Village Singa-Yamelling, Upper Siang




Treat all with equality

Dear Editor,

Your daily issue on 28 august had an item about a vehicle accident near Doke village on the Basar-Aalo road. It was mentioned that three people had met with an accident and undergoing treatment at RKM hospital and the CM also had consented to help.

I would like to mention here that one Gopi Reddy of Likabali PWD circuit house presently working at Gensi PWD IB was also in the ill fated vehicle and seriously injured. He was left alone at Basar hospital as he had no guardian while the others were evacuated immediately. A day later, his relatives at Likabali IB on getting the news, rushed to Basar and Reddy is now undergoing treatment at Dibrugarh. Now why was he not brought to Likabali with the others? Was he not travelling with the family or was a total stranger? Upon that in the press release only the family trio had been mentioned. Is this discrimination as he is a non APST? Mr Gopi Reddy is known by all VIPs, leaders, officers visiting Likabali IB for his famous Yesudas songs and smiling face with an “Anna” in his lips. Let’s treat all humans as equal and pray for the quick recovery of all the injured.


Rickar Taipodia





A noble Job

Dear Editor,

The Contractual ANM Welfare Association (CANMWA) extends  its heartfelt gratitude to Kaliko Pul Minister, Health and Family Welfare, for his endeavour in creation of 214 post of ANMs. The creation of ANM post is the long felt demand of the Contractual ANM serving in various parts of the state under NRHM programmes. The Association hopes that under his able leadership the Health Department would touch a new height in terms of development and service to the people.

It is pertinent to mentioned here that since 2005 the government has not created any post of ANM in the health department which lead to huge number of unemployment. Further, the selfless service rendered by the Contractual ANM serving in various part of the state has not been recognized and appreciated by the government till date despite of several memorandum and representation to the Government. But this time the Minister has heard our demand in length and fulfilled our long felt demand within a short span.

The CANMWA also appreciate the role of the Chief Minister in creating the various post and his commitment towards the Health Department.

Nursing profession is a noble job and we should discharge our duties with full sincerity and dedication leaving no stone unturned in carrying out the motto set forth by Florence Nightingale, all time nursing idol.


Tokmang Borang,




Contractual ANM Welfare Association







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Threatening media is wrong

The recent statement of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao threatening to "bury" two TV channels for "insulting the Telangana assembly, its MLAs, and Telangana's self-respect" is highly condemnable. Coming from the head of the newly born state this is more shocking. KCR needs the support of media to build his state. Also he should remember that without the active support of media, 'Telangana' dream would never have materialized.

Naturally his statement has drawn flake and is being criticized by every section of society. Two leading journalists' bodies on Thursday expressed shock and concern over Telangana Chief Minister's statement. Editors Guild of India and News Broadcasters Association issued separate statements in which they said Rao's remark was a direct attack on the freedom of expression. Press Council of India (PCI) chairman, Justice (retd) Markandey Katju termed the comments made by Rao with regard to the media as "highly objectionable and totally unacceptable in a democracy". Telangana CM should concentrate in governance instead of wasting time in issuing threats to media. He should learn to accept the criticism as its duty of media to be watchdog of the society. History shows that whosoever tries to muddle with the functioning of media often have to pay price for it.