September 22


News Impact



TAH affected people seek Rijiju’s intervention

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: A delegation of Trans- Arunachal Highway (TAH) Affected people from Tai boundary of Tirbin circle to Gabu stream of West Siang district called on Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and requested him to intervene and direct the state Govt to start land compensation process for TAH under  “The right to fair compensation and transparency in land acquisition, rehabilitation and  resettlement Act 2013.”

In its representation submitted to Rijiju on September 16 at New Delhi, the delegation including Tayi Tasar, chairperson, 7-Tirbin Anchal Samiti, West Siang,  expressed resentment that the  concern authorities at district level were not considering the above mentioned Act 2013  which is extended in state  by Govt vide notification no LM-20/2005 (pt)/1546 Dtd 20th March.

The delegation in its representation further demanded immediate completion of land acquisition process for  TAH and payment of land compensation to the affected people without delay. Saying that the BRTF road in state had been constructed without paying compensation, the TAH land affected people further said that the existing BRTF road should also be included for payment of compensation.

Rijiju reportedly assured the delegation to give necessary instructions to the state Govt for immediate implementation of TAH project.

A copy of the representation was also submitted to Union Road Transport and Highway Minister for necessary action.



MLA office inaugurated amid protest


DAPORIJO, Sept 21: The MLA office of Dumporijo assembly constituency was inaugurated by former MLA Larbin Nasi amid strong protest by All Tagin Youth Organization (ATYO) today.

While addressing the public, Nasi informed that conversion of the old Inspection Bungalow (IB) into MLA office was a purely temporary arrangement and for the convenience of public. He clarified that there was no any ill intention behind the conversion of IB into MLA office.

However, the members of ATYO strongly protested it by displaying placards and banners during the inaugural function. Later, the protestors were dispersed by police and CRPF personnel.

ATYO alleged that the protesting youths were mercilessly beaten by police and CRPF personnel in front of a magistrate. The organization demanded an inquiry into today’s incident by the higher authority.

Meanwhile, Tagin Cultural Society while condemning the unfortunate incident appealed to both the parties not to exaggerate the issue.

Home Minister Tanga Byaling also appealed to every NGO, student union, association and senior citizen of the area to discourage any kind of provocative issues which may lead to breach of law and order.

“We should think for the greater interest of the society and promote communal harmony instead of fighting each other,” he said.

The office inauguration function was attended, among others, by the local MLA and members of All Dumporijo Constituency People Welfare Society.



Arunachal SBA introduces ranking system for players

Yajum and Ribya ranked No 1 in women and men’s singles

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) for the first time has introduced ranking system for players of various ages and categories to identify their playing standards.

As per the ASBA rankings, Laa Yajum holds the number one spot in Women’s single category while Jokom Ribya is ranked number one in Men’s single category.

The pair of Pinki Karki and Taring Yania is ranked number one in Women’s double and the duo of Ambita Sonam and Rahul Thapa is ranked number one in Men’s double category.

Other number one ranked players in Boys and Girls (Singles and Doubles)  categories are -- Nikhil Chetry (U-10 Boys single), Laa Tukum (U-13 Boys single), Yumlam Mopi (U-13 Girls single), Laa Tukum (U-15 Boys single), Yumlam Mopi (U-15 Girls single), Akshay Raito (U-17 Boys single), Laa Yajum (U-17 Girls single), Akshay Raito (U-19 Boys single), Pinki Karki (U-19 Girls single), Laa Tukum and Laa Robin (.U- 13 Boys double), Yumlam Mopi and Kapu Rumi (U-13 Girls double), Laa Tukum and Lunku Sih (U-15 Boys double), Akshay Raito and Kalung Takhi (  U-17 Boys double), Kalung Takhi and Akshay Raito (U-19  Boys double), Pinki Karki and Taring Yania (U-19 Girls double).

While releasing the rankings in a press conference at Press Club here today, ASBA Secretary Bamang Tago called upon the players to take up the sport seriously and practice hard to perform better. He informed that all the ranked players would be trained by ASBA from tomorrow and some of them will be selected to participate in the North East Zone Inter State Badminton Championship to be held at Guwahati from October 16 to 19 next.

ASBA Joint Secretary Dilip Gurung was felicitated on the occasion for his outstanding contribution for promotion of badminton in the state.

Interested may log on to ASBA’s official website (www.badmintonarunachal. org) for more details on the rankings of the players.



Residents adopt resolutions to make their area garbage free

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: The residents of Ward No. 18 under Itanagar Municipal Council in a meeting convened by the Councilor of the Ward have adopted several resolutions to make their area garbage free.

The meeting decided to construct dustbins in various locations for proper disposal of waste materials. Plastic dustbins will be provided to each and every household by the councilor.

The meeting adopted resolutions prohibiting pig farming, bamboo plantation and late night motorcycle riding creating noise pollution within Ward No 18. It further resolved that strict action will be initiated against those who are found involved in any ‘illegal’ activities and NOC must be obtained from Ward Councilor for any construction and earth cutting.

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Mother of three burnt to death

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: One Gyamar Rupa, mother of three children, was burnt to death in a fire that broke out in  their house at Upper Damsite, Naharlagun yesterday evening at around 7.30 pm, informed Naharlagun Police.

Fortunately, her three children somehow managed to escape from the fire that completely gutted their house.

Naharlagun Police registered an unnatural death (UD) case and launched investigation, police said.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Meanwhile, an ANSU team visited the spot and urged the authority concerned to release ex-gratia and relief materials to the victim's family at the earliest.


BJP declares candidate for Kanubari bye-election

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Central Election Committee (CEC) has declared Rongnai Maham as the official candidate for the October 15  bye-election to Kanubari Assembly Constituency.

The decision was taken by the CEC during a meeting convened in New Delhi yesterday presided over by party chief Amit Shah, state BJP informed in a release.


East Siang bandh

PASIGHAT, Sept 21: Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) has called 12-hour dawn to dusk East Siang district bandh on September 25 in protest against non-fulfillment of its demands for exclusion of Adi villages from Lower Siang and reorganization of Simen Korong (river) as traditional boundary between Adis and Galos by the state government.

Meanwhile, East Siang unit of Adi Bane Kebang in a separate statement expressed its solidarity with AdiSU movement.


HC directives

ITANAGAR, Sept 21: While hearing a PIL (No 16 (AP) 2014) filed by Durpa Village Welfare Committee relating to ITBP firing range at Durpa village under Kimin circle, the Itanagar Permanent Bench of Gauhati High Court has passed an interim order directing the respondents (no 3, 6. 7) to ensure all precautionary measures to protect the lives and properties of the local residents at any cost. “In the interim, till the returnable date, it is hereby directed that while using the area, in question, as firing range, by the defence personnel of ITPB, Kimin, the respondents no 3, 6.7 shall take all precautionary measures necessary to protect the lives and properties of the local public/inhabitants/villagers/residents of Durpa -1 village under the Kimin circle of Papum Pare at any cost,” the court said in its ruling yesterday.

Earlier, the court issued notice of motion calling upon the respondents to show cause as to why a rule should not be issued as prayed for, and/or why such further or other order(s) should not be passed as to this court many deem fit and proper. The notice is made returnable by November 3.


Traders fined

PASIGHAT, Sept 21: A team of Legal Metrology Deprtment led by Inspector Lupha Sikhet carried out an unannounced inspection at Yingkiong market and seized non-standard weights and packaged commodities from five traders and booked cases against them for violation of Legal Metrology Act, 2009.

Three out of the five traders were Jewelers, who were found using non-standard weight like silver coin/ tola instead of gram/kg.

The tola, which was used in bullion trade during British era were officially replaced in 1956 with metric unit. But the system is still prevailing in some remote parts of the country, including Arunachal Pradesh. The other two traders were found selling imported packaged ‘chutney’ without having mandatory informations, like price, expiry date, ingredients etc as required under Legal Metrology (Package Commodities) Rule 2011.

Under rule 25 of the Legal Metrology (Package Commodities Rule) 2011, imported packaged items should carry product details and information of the importer either in English or Hindi.  

Yet in another inspection conducted recently at Ruksin market, three traders were booked for violation of various provisions under the Act and fines imposed on them . DIPRO

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A genuine comparison

Dear Editor,

In today’s world of modernization, which is development driven amidst growing population, the role of private and public sector seems to stand at different level. Let me emphasize here the difference in the efficiency of private and public educational institution in providing quality education. What I find most intriguing is the perception of general public that the private institutions are best in offering quality education. Going through the newspapers one can see the ads for post of teachers in private institution. Most of the teachers are hired in such school on first come first serve basis. Such institution do not bother about the qualification of the applicants. No rules are laid by any nodal body regarding the minimum qualification of teachers to be appointed in private institution. While to be appointed as a teacher in government school one must clear the TET/CTET/SLET or any equivalent qualification. However, ironically average students in private schools outperforms their counterpart of government schools in examinations. Although the reasons for such anomalies are diverse. One of the underrated reason is that government school teachers are lacking in their moral obligations towards the society as a teacher. Their prime duty is to teach students and involve them in the process of learning to the best of their capability. I fear that Govt. school teachers are taking the home tutor as their replacement. They don’t bother whether students understood what he/she taught, thinking that they can learn from the home tutor or say tuition. Amidst this those who suffers are the poor parents. Affluent parents, who can afford don’t think twice about it. But poor parents have to reshuffle the whole month’s budget. So in the best interest of the society this difference should be bridged by directing all the factors responsible in proper direction.


Dani Byai




Release salary

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to request the Director of Agriculture and the state government to kindly release the salary of ATMA functionaries as per the new guideline released on 3 March 2014.

The ATMA fund has already been received from central government and it is supposed to be delivered to district level within the fortnight of receipt of fund from Centre as per the rule but we are yet to get our money.


An employee




Declare results

Dear Editor,

Through your esteem daily let me write the aggravated feeling erupting among the aspirant candidates who are waiting for their written examination results of Constable (Tax & Excise Department). The department conducted Physical Test and Written Examination 2 years back in 2012 but still there is no declaration of results even after a huge gap of 2 years.

So my question to all the authority and the   concerned department is why they are taking 2 years for declaration of result? What is the intention? Why a game of hide and sick is being played with the poor unemployed youths. Therefore, I request the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and his government to direct the concern department to declare the result of the Written Exams for the post of Constable (Tax & Excise) as soon as possible.






Question repeated

Dear Editor,

It seems like history is repeating itself, the history of fraud and corruption etc during competitive examination and this time it is Guahati high court. How can they repeat that many questions for sheristadar examination from last exam? Apart from this, in the reasoning section I could not find genuine reasoning questions except synonyms and antonyms.

It is our request to the recruitment incharge to provide explanation as soon as possible or else we demand re-conduction of the same examination so that justice will be given to those candidates who worked hard for it.


Kipa Tajur, Nirjuli




A grievance

Dear Editor,

With utmost respect to our reputed public service commission, I would like to place some grievances in your esteemed daily. For many students like me belonging from financial unsound background sole hope is APPSC.

But from the last few instances our thread of trust towards the commission is weakening day by day. I want to highlight few points about the recruitment of lecturer conducted by the commission last month for the government polytechnic colleges. Since for getting a job for an engineering student in our state is like an undertaker play, one needs everything. So in hope of getting a better job in teaching profession, with lot of hard work we qualify GATE for pursuing Masters’ degree in technology in a good college. But alas! After analyzing the whole process of interview we found that it was not that technically inclined, instead the stress was more towards the general awareness and personality.

I wonder how a person with good general awareness can teach technical subjects. Also there was no value for masters’ degree and many other aspects which are given due importance in the recruitment of lecturer were not taken into account which other state commission does.

Therefore it’s my utmost request to the commission to induct teaching oriented candidates. And please do give some weightage to their degree, number of paper published in the journals, paper presented, conferences attended, etc which are the most important aspects a lecturer in engineering college must possess. If the faculty are efficient so as the students will.

Yours ,

Kaling Tasing





Do not create deadlock

Dear Editor,

The recent controversy over the leaked paper and the idea of the mass movement sounds alluring. However, the course of history has proved time and again that mass movements are difficult to sustain, because every individual has limited resource and time- to add, different other responsibilities and problems.

Other thing is that the ends must be realistic and should not be like “all must resign” and means must not base on “I don’t believe in nonviolence”. The concerns should be on how to find an efficient solution to the issue and not creating a deadlock. It should not come under the illusion of heralding a revolution by redemption of the Commission out of the corruptions. That is of course an important issue but too big an issue at this moment. What is needed is a quick and efficient solution to the issue.

Moreover the way Youth took up the issue though commendable and credible is embedded with gross flaws. They should have at least let the exam to continue. Their concerns were genuine but they could have at least waited for a week to see the official response. It is the democracy that gave them the right to protest and complain; but they themselves ignored the very democracy which provides them the opportunity, by not allowing the law to take its own course. The problem was mainly about one paper which could have been easily dealt with by “making it qualifying” as one suggested in the same paper. But it turned out to be like chopping up the head instead of taking a pill for a headache. The argument that same thing might have happened in other paper though is a point- but it is just an assumption; and assumptions are not a rule. In this way if one thinks, how can we guarantee that future process will be crystal clean?

The immediate thing what the aspirants should do is to get assured about the stipulated date/the time frame of the re-examination or continuation of same examination- whatever may be the case. The inquiry about the wrong-doing, action to be taken comes later; for which the aspirants may issue an ultimatum to the commission.








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Extortion on the rise

Likabali Police recently arrested four people for indulging in extortion activities in the area. As per the report, arrested persons were extorting money from non-APST government staffs, claiming themselves to be the members of outlawed National Liberation Council of Taniland (NLCT). Police have registered a case at Likabali Police Station (no.14/14) U/s 384/387/506/34 IPC read with 25 1B Arms Act.

It is pertinent to mention here that teachers constitute large chunk of the non-APST staffs posted in Likabali area. The extortionists are believed to have even targeted government school teachers. Such immoral act of demanding money from teachers deserves to be strongly condemned. It is a matter of great concern as Arunachal is witnessing massive increase in criminal activities. Many young Arunachalees are venturing into crime world. The government will have to take some drastic measures to break such trend. Besides improving the policing, state govt. should ensure that criminals are given strong punishment.

In the meanwhile, Likabali police should be appreciated for strongly clamping down against the thugs.