December 11

YOMA organizes extempore speech competition

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: Mimeng Apang of Kingcup Public School was adjudged the winner of the 1st ever Inter-School extempore speech competition on the theme ‘Role of youth in social change’ organized by Youth Organization Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (YOMA) at Vivekananda Hall here today. She won a 14 inch HP Laptop.

Second position went to Siddhart Goswami of KV no.1 who won 11inch mini laptop, while the third prize went to Tadar Yaming of VKV, Nirjuli who was given a 7inch Lenovo tab.

Three panel of judges were associate professor, DNGC, Dr MQ Khan, Chief Editor, Arunachal Front, Pradeep Kumar Behera and Headmaster C-sector, Govt. School here Igo Riba.

Deputy Chief Councilor, Itanagar Municipal Council, Kipa Babu and director, higher and technical education, Joram Begi attended the programme as chief guest and guest of honour.

Meanwhile, president YOMA, Pani Tapo, called on the youths of the state to stay away from activities which would hamper the growth and development of the society.


DHS reviews performance

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: Papum Pare District Health Society (DHS) reviewed the overall performance of the health activities in the current financial year in a meeting at Yupia today.

The meeting discussed in brief about performance on various health activities, like ASHA status, maternal and child health, immunization, school health programme, weekly iron folic acid supplementation, AIDS, malaria etc.

The DRCHO, Papum Pare appealed to all the stake holders to help improve the districts health scenario by joining hands together.

DDSE (Incharge) E Rumi appealed to DHS to conduct more sensitization workshop for the nodal teachers on WIFS program for its proper and successful implementation. On the issue of not involving WIFS programme in private schools, Papum Pare ADC BJ Duia suggested the DHS to formulate some mechanism through which these schools can also be covered in future.

Earlier, DMO S Ronya highlighted the basic aim and objective of the meeting.

The meeting was attended by HODs, medical officers, PRI members and other health staff.


Power allocation revised

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: In view of the  onset of lean hyrdo season and subsequent reduction in the state allocation schedule, the power department has imposed the revised power allocation to district/divisions through Grid with effect from Dec 10, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

In a press release, Chief Engineer, Transmission, Planning, and Monitoring Zone said that all divisons/districts shall strictly abide by all instrucitons/directives issued by the SLDC Itanagar in this regard. The SLDC has been ordered to monitor hourly power drawl by all concerned and to report regularly on defaulting division/districts for corrective measures. Non-compliance to the instruciton by any utility/division may invite disconnection of entire division/district from the Grid sub-station in order to protect the stability of the system, the release said.


Allegation baseless: Tana

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: Reacting to All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) president Tadar Attu’s claim that he was being instigated to defame editor cum publisher of The Arunachal Pioneer, one Sanjeev Tana in a release today said that it was totally false, baseless and fabricated allegation.

Tana claimed that Attu approached him twice at his residence asking for an appropriate authority or forum to lodge a complaint against a daily newspaper alleging that the daily had been publishing defamatory news in the state; accordingly he (Tana) gave website address of the press council of India.  

Saying that the question of instigation does not arise, Tana claimed “As per his (Attu’s) confessional statement he had defamed the daily for the work assured by the Minister and now he defamed the minister for not fulfilling his commitment.” Tana appealed Attu for face to face clarification instead of levelling baseless allegation.


Umbrey takes a dig at State Govt.

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: Chief ministerial candidate of People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) Laeta Umbrey has said that the appointment of more than 24 parliamentary secretaries with the rank of state ministers along with team of PA’s, PSO’s, drivers, peons and other staff and similar number of chairmen and deputy chairman with red beacon provision have taken a heavy toll on the state exchequer.

To rub salt in the injury, the ‘myopic’ Govt. has gone ahead with appointment of more than dozens of OSDs, advisors and other extra constitutional functionaries to drain the already starved state exchequer, Umbrey said. The creation of large number of chief engineers posts in various departments has further shaken the financial health of the State, he said. He also informed that the Govt. has already procured 523 luxury vehicles mostly for parliamentary secretaries, chairmen and OSCD’s at staggering sum of Rs 41,92.42,989.

If voted to power, the PPA would prune all these wasteful expenditures, including the expenditures incurred on VIP visits, celebration of ‘self glorifying festivals’, Umbrey added.


Free medical consultation

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: Dr Dibyajyoti Bora, Sr consultant HPB and Liver Transplantation Surgeon  and  Dr Indra Kuladhipati, MD, DM, Intervention cardiology, Down Town Hospital, Guwahati will offer free consultation service for liver and heart related surgical problems at Arunachal Pradesh State Hospital on Dec 12.   People/patients can register their name  in advance.


CMS inaugurated

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: The Christian Mission School (CMS) being run under Piklo Rasik Welfare Society was inaugurated on December 6 last.

Attending the programme as chief guest, ZPC Kurung Kumey Sangha Tagik called on the students to not only devote themselves for their studies but also to take up extracurricular activities for all round development.

The programme also saw cultural activities performed by the students of the school.

Master Lindum Take was awarded the best student of the year and Songio Yanga was awarded the best player of the year.


Demand for separate ZPM segments

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: The Boh Ramo Bokar (Adi) Elite Society has demanded bifurcation of the 17th Mechukha-Tato and 18th Monigang-Pidi ZPM segments under 33 Mechukha S/T Assembly Constituency.

“The proposal for creation of two ZPM segments bifurcating the existing Mechukha-Tato and Monigang-Pidi was forwarded to the district panchayat officer, West Kameng in October, 2012 by the Member Secretaries of both the constituencies. But, the proposal for creation of the new ZPM constituencies could not be considered in the previous Cabinet meeting due to non-recommendation of the proposal by the West Siang district administration,” the Society, in its memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister, said. It appealed to the Chief Minister to include the proposal before commencement of the next state assembly session in 2014.

Other demands of the society included up-gradation of Tato Middle School to Secondary level school, immediate release of compensation to Tato-II hydro-power project affected people and inclusion of Manigong, Pidi and Tato circles of Mechukha sub-division as tourist place.


NYP signs MoU with KVIC

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: The National Youth Project, Arunachal Pradesh unit entered into an agreement with Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Monday for ‘online information and data based services’ to facilitate the PMEGP beneficiaries to view current status of their applications, provide effective monitoring, provide transparency form receipt of applications to its final disposal, among others.

State NYP president Hari Pado Biswas and KVIC state office assistant director AP Chobin signed the agreement that would help assess the impact of PMGEP and effectiveness in payment of margin money, among others.


Maintain party ideology, Tuki urges NSUI

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: The oath taking ceremony of newly elected NSUI office bearers and executive members was conducted yesterday in a befitting manner at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here under the supervision of NSUI National Secretary cum Incharge Arunachal Pradesh, Surjeet Burmori and former NSUI president Kirbe Dulom.

Attending the ceremony as chief guest, chief minister Nabam Tuki while congratulating the newly elected executive members of NSUI called on them to maintain party ideology and to work with team spirit.

Among others, general secretary APCC i/c NSUI B C Tok, vice president, youth congress Nyamar Karbak, President APMCC Yari Dulom also spoke on the occasion.


Environment Awareness Prog held at Pobdi

AALO, Dec 10: An Environment Awareness Campaign organized by All Aalo Youth Welfare Association (AAYWA) in collaboration with Student Union of Paktu Ete Bangoo with the theme “Each One Plant One” was held at Govt. Secondary School, Pobdi today.

Attending the programme, West Siang Divisional Forest Officer, Nyali Ete said that the awareness programme is essential for the upcoming generation to know the environment that surrounds us and its overall impact on us in today’s context. Due to industrialization, human habitation and cultivation most of the perennial sources and resources of nature are dwindling and it is important for us to plant more trees to maintain its balance for sustainable growth and development. He also expressed his satisfaction over the way the programme has been launched and advised the student communities to put in hard work to excel in life.

Geli Ete President AAYWA  and teachers of the school also spoke on the occasion.

The DFO, DIPRO and Teachers took part in the plantation drive in which large varieties of plants were planted. DIPRO


2nd Christmas Premier League Football Tournament

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: The 2nd Christmas Premier League Football Tournament 2013 began at IG Park here today.

In the opening match, E-Sector Indira Gandhi Park Youth Association beat P-sector Youth by 2-0.

In the second match, Mc-Mohan line FC beat Gandhi Park FC by 3-2.

In the third match, Taring FC beat Banderdewa Sporting Club by 2-0.

In the fourth match, Vivek Vihar FC beat Joy Seven Sporting Club by 3-2.

The tournament is being organized by E-Sector Indira Gandhi Park Youth Association.


Road safety awareness camp held

ITANAGAR, Dec 10:  As a part of its year long campaign on traffic and road safety awareness campaign to sensitize the students, Capital Traffic Police organized an awareness campaign at Little Star School Papunallah, Naharlagun here today. ASI A.U Ansari alongwith Md Sarfuddin presented the power point presentation on road safety and traffic rule, emphasizing on tips on how to cross and walk on the road and significance of road signs.




In a Press release issued yesterday on Consumer Awareness Campaign held at Yupia and published in this daily,  the Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs, Yupia was mistakenly referred to as Ziro. This may be read as Department LM&CA, Yupia. DIPRO


News Impact

Destruction of electoral roll revision documents

Police confirms prime accused an influential person

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: The  Police launched the investigation on the burning down of the election materials near Hawa Camp yesterday and confirmed the prime accused of the case.

The Papum Pare  Superintendent of Police Nabam Gungte in a release today said that based on the FIR received  from  one Bijay Thakur, LDC of District Election Office, Koloriang, Kurung Kumey yesterday, a case has been registered at Kimin PS (Case No. 21/2013 U/S 395/353/435 IPC) and investigation was taken up by OC PS Kimin. Accordingly the complainant, driver of the vehicle and the three police personnel detailed for escort duty reported at Kimin PS. The investigation officer (IO) has visited the PO, took photographs, drawn rough sketch map of PO, seized the half burnt articles, the Tata Sumo vehicle and collected some ashes as exhibits from the PO, the release said.                

The release further informed that  the IO has examined and record the statement of complainant  Bijay Thakur, Ct Sanjay Bori, Ct. Rutip Bolak  and  Ct. Sehang Aboh of Koloriang PS  and Sunka Tati (Driver) of Tata Sumo B/NO.AR-06-6365.

“After having seen the FIR, statement copies of complainant, police escort team and driver of Tata Sumo vehicle carrying Election materials confirmed that the prime accused of the case was none other, but Lokam Tassar, Parliamentary Secretary Tax & Excise Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh cum Local MLA of Koloriang, Kurung Kumey District,” the release by SP read.                

 The release further said that since the accused is an influential person and a member of Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh, a certain formalities are required before he is taken into Police / Judicial custody in connection with the case. Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker has been intimated about the matter, the  SP informed.

Giving details of the incident, the release further said that Bijay Thakur alongwith three police personnel from Koloriang police and driver were detailed for proceeding to Itanagar for depositing election materials of Kurung Kumey District at Election Office Nirvachan Bhawan, Itanagar. Accordingly they started their journey from Koloriang early morning in a Tata Sumo bearing No.AR-06-6365. All the election related materials like forms for (accepted/ rejected) documents, three numbers of trunks, ten numbers of cartoons containing election papers, four numbers of camera with memory card, one number of office computer machine containing election datas of Kurung Kumey district and some important files pertaining to election matters were handed over to them for onwards depositing at Nirvanchan Bhawan, Itanagar.

“The party was travelling in between Lichi village and Hawa Camp at about 1 pm along the Ziro-Kimin road. All of a sudden, Parliamentary Secretary Tax & Excise accompanied by 15-20 persons stopped the vehicle and asked the driver to get down from the vehicle. When the driver refused to get down, then Tassar snatched the key of the vehicle and forcibly dragged out the driver, three constables and the complainant from the vehicle. After having physically evicted the occupants of the vehicle, Tassar boarded himself in the Tata Sumo and drove the vehicle towards Kimin,” the release added.

After waiting for 30 to 40 minutes, the complainant and the party boarded in a truck and in Tata Sumo coming from Ziro. After covering 4 Km towards Kimin from place of occurrence, it was found that the Tata Sumo which was robbed by Lokam Tassar and party was parked near the road. They get down from the vehicles and inspected the parked vehicle. During inspection, it was found that all the election materials kept inside the vehicles were removed by Lokam Tassar and burnt down completely near the road, the SP Papum Pare informed in the release.

KK DC submits report

Meanwhile, the Kurung Kumey deputy Commissioner while submitting a report on the burning down of electoral summary revision documents to the Chief Electoral Officer, said that “the miscreants took out all the documents of electoral roll revisions like Form -6, Form -7, Form -8 so on of four assembly constituencies viz, 18-Palin, 19-Nyapin, 20-Tali, and 21-Koloriang and burnt down the documents along with the computer set and four cameras.  The DC further said that as per FIR lodged at Kimin PS, the group of people was led by 21st Koloriang assembly constituency MLA. A case has been registered and  it is under investigation by the police.

Meanwhile, a group of Koloriang people including PPA working president Bengia Kahfa and Chairman of 21-Koloriang Indigenous People Movement (21-KIPM) in a complaint letter to the Chief Electoral Officer urged him to take action against the alleged accused in this case under the provision of election code of conduct and take up the matter with Election Commission of India for punishment to accused. It further opposed any decision of re-hearing and appealed to the CEO to regularize “the already accepted summary electoral revisions with the available documents of DEO, Koloriang.”

Meanwhile, expressing serious concern over the snatching and burning of E-roll papers between Lichi and  Hawa Camp in Papum Pare District  by miscreants, State BJP president Tai Tagak demanded intervention of the state Chief Minister to unearth the truth behind the incident and to reveal the name of culprits at the earliest.

Meanwhile, strongly condemning the burning of electoral roll of Kurung Kumey district at Hawa Camp near Kimin on Monday, All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization(AAPYO) today demanded suspension of officials for allegedly failed to perform their duties in protecting the electoral roll. It also stated that miscreants should be booked immediately.

The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA), Kurung Kumey district unit has vehemently condemned the incident of damaging and burning of election related documents pertaining to Kurung Kumey district by unidentified persons.

“We are astonished to know that such anti social elements exist in our peace loving state, who are directly hampering the development of the state in particular and Kurung Kumey district in particular. The day light incident is a clear sign that they are even not fear for the laws of the land,” the ANYA unit said in its letter to the Chief Secretary.

The documents damaged by them were being transported to Itanagar from Kurung Kumey district to submit the same at State Election Office and prepared by the officials by taking few months by keeping aside their normal duty for the development of the district and damage of such important documents by the culprit had demoralized the working passion of the officers and the staff, the letter said and demanded the CS to become hard on this issue and instruct the law enforcing agency to expedite the process for their immediate arrest and give them stem punishment as per the law so that such incident does not recur in future.




APC & APUWJ express concern over  AAPYF’s  claim

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: A day after the president of All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) Tadar Attu made some ‘shocking’ claims; the Arunachal Press Club (APC) and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) have expressed serious concerns over the developments.

On October 24 last, the AAPYF president had laid a series of allegations against editor cum publisher of The Arunachal Pioneer Chopa Cheda to DC Capital Complex demanding that the daily publication be shut down.

However, at a press conference on December 9 last, Attu alleged that he was acting on the provocation of the state Health and Family Welfare Minister Atum Welly and his close aide Sanjeev Tana.

Attu further claimed that he was offered contract work amounting to Rs 30 lakhs by the alleged masterminds.

Reacting to the December 9 developments, the APC and APUWJ has voiced its concerns stating that “if the allegation of a senior cabinet minister’s involvement in the matter is true, it is indeed worrying”.

“Such allegations are a matter of serious concern and should be a cause of worry for not just the press fraternity but the entire state”, the two organizations stated today, adding “If the minister really is behind the conspiracy than answers must be sought and we most definitely will be seeking legal recourse on the matter”. They also added, “It is a well known fact that in the past, politicians in the state have used various unions and associations to target press persons for their personal gains which includes attacks on media houses and selective targeting of journalists but if this new allegations is true, it is a new low.” The APC and APUWJ appeal for co-operation and urges people not to indulge in acts which can tarnish the hard-earned reputation of journalist and media houses.



Resource mobilization meeting for empowerment of PR institution

BOMDILA, Dec 10: The Arunachal Pradesh State Finance Commission (APSFC) organized a one-day Resource Mobilization meeting for the Panchayat members of West  Kameng, East Kameng and Tawang at Bomdila today.

Chairperson APSFC F.M Jaswal dealt on the objectives of the meeting which was to facilitate the PR Institutions for self-empowerment. She assured to recommend the state government for early devolution of the power and the functions to the PR Institutions but cautioned that with empowerment come responsibilities which one should not shy away from; officially, morally and ethically.

Based on her experiences on the functioning of the Panchayat, she called upon the PRI leaders to suggest means and ways to generate revenue at the respective levels so as to make the institutions financially strong and empowered and to execute schemes and plans independently for the welfare of the people.

Secretary APSFC Dani Salu in his address impressed upon the PRI leaders that for the success of any institution or an organization, a robust and sound financial standing is a must. Besides the Grants-in-aid and the Centrally Sponsored Schemes, we need to work out means and ways to generate revenue at the local level so as to make the Panchayat strong and viable. Of the many, one way of generating revenue could be creation of assets by the Panchayat themselves and collection of revenue and implementation of property tax, he added.

In his observation, Deputy Commissioner AK Singh stated that as the concept is a new one, the onus of taking the people into confidence lies directly with the Panchayat and the PRI leaders. They need to adopt a firm, positive and well justified stand to make the people understand the true essence of self governance for which resource mobilization is a must.

On the prospects of generating revenue, DC Singh said that a large number of Power Proponents are active in the district and the district is also a front runner in the Agri, Horti and Tourism sector. He opined that revenue / local tax could be levied on the notified Quarries in the district. Also, revenue could be generated from the agriculture and horticulture produce by charging a specified percentage from the wholesale buyers. Likewise, tourism and land compensations in addition to the Hoardings & Advertisements are the areas which could be ventured into for generation of revenue, he added.

As various aspects and local sentiments had to be taken into consideration to make this objective a successful one, the Chairperson APSFC gave a week’s time for submission of a comprehensive report to the Commission with details and justifications.

Expressing his gratitude to the PRI members who are to embark on an all important mission ADC cum DPDO Habung Donyi urged them to make a steady inroad in their attempt to take the people into confidence and to impress upon them the benefits of independency and self governance. DIPRO



SC bans use of red beacon light

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: In a ruling which can have far reaching effect, the Supreme Court today ruled that red beacon light can only be used by high dignitaries holding constitutional posts while on duty. The Supreme Court ruling has put an end to its misuse by politicians and bureaucrats flaunting it as a status symbol, saying it is reflective of the "Raj mentality".  An apex court bench also asked the government to make appropriate amendments in the Motor Vehicles Act to make the fine amounts a deterrent.

The SC also banned pressure horns, multiple sound emitting horns and musical horns in vehicles. A bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi asked the Centre to issue a fresh list of people eligible for using red beacon on their vehicles and asked the government to amend the rule within three months. The bench also said the state governments cannot enlarge the list of VIPs eligible for red beacon. The court passed the order on a PIL filed by Uttar Pradesh resident Abhay Singh on misuse of red beacon. The apex court also banned private individuals from using siren in their vehicles and directed the authorities to take punitive action against those doing so.

The apex court ruling will be slap on the face of so called VIPs of Arunachal who blatantly misuse read beacon. Numerous govt appointed vice-chairman, chairman, MLAs and govt officials who are not authorized to use read beacon are seen zooming past with it in their vehicles. It will be interesting to see whether authorities will crack down on these illegal VIPs after this ruling by apex court.  ATNS with inputs from PTI



ABK, AdiSU demand re-arrest of culprits

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: A delegation of Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) and Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) yesterday met West Kameng deputy commissioner at Bomdila and submitted a memorandum demanding immediate re-arrest of the culprits involved in the physical assault on Dr. Rajen Perme at Sangti, Dirang recently.

Dr. Perme, serving as Deputy Director in Sheep Breeding Farm, Sangti under the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry under Dirang sub-division of West Kameng district was mercilessly beaten by one of his subordinate staff, namely Tashi along with two other accomplices in his Govt. residence on October 31 at around 8:30 pm without any reason and provocation, said the joint memorandum submitted to the DC by ABK and AdiSU.The memorandum informed that the culprits were released on bail on the same day of their arrest without ascertaining the facts of the case.

“It is very unfortunate that the concern Investigating Officer (IO) without going through the pros and cons of the case has released all the accused on bail. The IO was supposed to examine the victim and take his statements. But, unfortunately, that was not done,” the memorandum alleged.

Both ABK and AdiSU urged the DC to instruct the officer in-charge of Dirang police to immediately re-arrest all the accused and book them under appropriate sections of the law. They also demanded immediate termination of the accused from government service.



ANYA reiterates demands, serves ultimatum

ITANAGAR, Dec 10:  Reiterating its earlier demands for creation of Kamle and Pakke-Kessang districts, headquarters at Raga and Lemmi, the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) today served ten days ultimatum to the state government to fulfill the demands. ANYA said that Raga is separated into two parts both in Lower Subansiri and Upper Subansiri districts over the 25 years and has been deprived of developmental activities due to topographically variation. It also demanded creation of Pakke-Kessang in East Kameng considering the population and administrative vastness of the district. The association strongly demanded that rapist and murderer of Bhalukpong and Yazali minor girl rape and murder case be hanged.

ANYA also demanded immediate road connection between Gumto to Kimin via Dingka, Bogli, Habia and Lora villages and from Tarraso to Balijan via Ramghat. It also demanded the state government to detect and deportation of Chakmas and Hajongs from the Nyishi inhabited areas.



The demand for autonomy

Appu Gapak

“Arunachal is beautiful with its rich culture and diverse people living together,” said a tourist overwhelmed with the diverse culture Arunachal is blessed with.

But perhaps, this impression of his is soon going to change with people beginning to assert their right to autonomous self-administration within the state itself.

The unfolding internal divisions, characterized by lack of trust (if not distrust) among diverse ethno cultural groups, have threatened to wreck the state from within.

On November 25 last, the state saw a major development.

A massive rally was organized at Tawang to demand for the creation of Mon Autonomous Region (MAR) comprising Tawang and West Kameng districts. And it has intensified with elected leaders and public deciding to call on central delegates and authorities concerned at the Union ministry of home affairs soon.

Its reason for the demand - ‘As Monpas, Buddhist by religion; have distinct age-old culture, script, culture and tradition, the demand aimed at preserving their culture, tradition, script and language through self-governance as it would help frame need-based plans and policies and ensure its proper implementation while facilitating blending of traditional system of governance appropriately with modern methods within the provisions of the Constitution.’

The demand is pending with the Centre as the state Legislative Assembly already passed a resolution recommending creation of two autonomous councils - Mon and Patkai in February 2004.

As per the constitution of India, the provisions of forming Autonomous District Councils have been placed under schedule fifth & sixth.

Provisions as to the Administration of Tribal Areas in the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram have been given is placed under sixth schedule of Articles 244(2) and 275(1), while fifth schedule of Article 244(1) mentions the provisions as to the Administration and Control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes ‘elsewhere’ (other than the states mentioned in the sixth schedule).

And since the formation of NEFA in the year 1972 from part of Assam and thereafter Arunachal Pradesh in 1987, it is no more included under sixth schedule of the constitution of India which makes it unlikely for the parliament to consider the demand unless there is constitutional amendment.

“Arunachal Pradesh is no more included under sixth schedule, so forming autonomous district council is not possible,” said associate professor, RGU, Dr Nani Bath adding, “Unless there is constitutional amendment.”

However, the professor feels the demand is impractical given the rights that Arunachal Pradesh as a tribal state enjoys.

“Given the legal protection that we, the tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh, are entitled with, there is no need for protection inside an already protected area,” he says as a matter of fact.

While the demand for autonomy is on in the region celebrated much for its rich culture and heritage, the day is not far when we see the whole of Arunachal disintegrating and every region asking for autonomy.



APB&OCWWB conducts free medical  camp at Dudunghar

TAWANG, Dec 10:  A Free Medical Health Camp was conducted on December 7 last at Dudunghar, Tawang, by Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) Tawang Unit, under the noble idea of Board’s Chairman Jally Sonam, with an aim to bring basic Medical facilities at the door step of far flung villages like Blaiteng, Jhangghar, Muktur, Merme under Dudunghar Circle.

Free health checkups and medicines were provided to more than 200 workers /Labours registered under APB&OCWWB and also to the general public of Dudunghar Circle, which is the last Circle Headquarter of West Arunachal bordering Bhutan.

ADC Lumla Mika Nyori, while inaugurating the Health Camp in presence of CO cum In-Charge District Labour & Employment Officer Tawang Tsering Chedon, CO In-charge Dudunghar Circle Tashi Dondup, Doctors of NHPC, Karuna Trust Lumla & Executive members of AAPWU Tawang unit, spoke at length on health & hygiene and also appreciated APB&OCWWB for this noble initiative. Further he also suggested for conducting more Health Camps at far flung villages of the district.

Registering Officer APB&OCWWB Tawang Phurpa Tsering, highlighted the benefits being provided by the APB&OCWWB, Govt. of A.P to the registered workers/ Labours.

All the HoDs, PRI members and GBs of Dudunghar Circle attended the Medical Health Camp. DIPRO



Changlang gets Archery Club

CHANGLANG, Dec 10: Creativity, innovation and ingenuity have become synonymous with district administration Changlang. Adding yet another feather in her cap Deputy Commissioner Changlang today inaugurated the Archery Club in GHSS Changlang in presence of T Taiju, MLA Changlang North,  P Khimun, MLA Changlang South and  Merina Kenglang, ZPC Changlang.

The children of the school and township were beaming with excitement while trying their hands on the world class instruments.

Nabum Tapung, a national level archery player, who is presently working in the SE Office PWD Jairampur taught the students about basic nuances of the sport. Public leaders and administrative officers also tried their hands in Archery.  The archery club has given a new lease of hope to the children of this insurgency ridden district wherein they are full of dreams of representing their district, state and eventually the country in various archery tournaments. It is worth mentioning that the local tribes since times immemorial use various forms of bow and arrow due to which inhabitants of this area have natural flair for archery and the district administration has rightly aimed at tapping the same.

Along with Archery club the district administration has also developed a huge playground for GHSS Changlang.

In the recently developed Volley Ball court in the premises of GHSS today an inaugural match was played between students of GHSS and officers of District Administration team which was led by Vijay Kumar, SP Changlang. The exciting match witnessed a photo finish when the GHSS team overpowered team of District Administration. All the students and teachers of the school thanked the Deputy Commissioner Changlang Chanchal Yadav for providing these facilities to the school and assured that the same will be utilized to the fullest potential. District Administration has also assured to install open air gym equipments like rope climbing, monkey crawl, nine feet ditch, crawl tranche etc to give students exposure of various outdoor activities as well as train themselves for various employment opportunities with state police and paramilitary. These small steps will certainly go a long way in developing sportsmanship and honing abilities of the youth of Changlang and will channelize their energy. District Administration is further committed to replicate similar facilities of all schools of Changlang.



2nd Nyari Welly Memorial State Level Football Tournament

Kurung Kumey knock Lower Subansiri out of tourney

ITANAGAR, Dec 10: Kurung Kumey knocked Lower Subansiri (LS) out of the tournament after a 3-0 win over the team in the final league match of the 2nd Nyari Welly Memorial State Level Football Tournament 2013 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

Lower Subansiri needed to win the match to qualify for the semifinal but KK girls proved too strong for them. Though the match was evenly poised till the end of the match KK converted their chances they created. Gangte Nana opened the score in the 20th minute of the play.

After the lemon break, KK started strongly and scored the second goal in 58th through Bengia Mercy. Tai Yarang completed the drubbing of the team by scoring in the 60th minute (3-0).

Hage Ampi and Benai Murtem of LS tried their best to restore parity but all of their attempts were thwarted single-handedly by defender Ha Rupa.

Capital Complex will face Papum Pare in the first semifinal tomorrow and Kurung Kumey will take on East Kameng day after tomorrow.




It is regretted that the name of Kurung Kumey football team was wrongly published in the 5th paragraph of yesterday’s news item due to typing error which further led to mistake in the headline too. Kurung Kumey has not yet lost any match in the on-going tournament. It was the East Kameng team that entered into the semifinal despite losing their match against Capital Complex yesterday by virtue of better goal difference as compared to East Siang. The inadvertent mistake is regretted.

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Time for introspection

The two incidents, that of the report of burning down of electoral roll revision at Kimin and allegation of trying to defame the editor cum publisher of an English daily at the behest of senior politicians has given rude shock to the citizen of state. The burning down of complete data of recently concluded electoral roll revision of Kurung Kumey at Kimin is major setback for the democratic process of state.  If some section were unhappy with the process of electoral revision, they should have taken the matter to court instead of indulging in such act which will only give bad name to the state. The incident also exposes lackadaisical attitude of concern authorities.

The district administration and state election officials made a big mistake by not providing enough security cover.  Last month Kurung Kumey district had witnessed tense moment over process of electoral roll revision. Keeping in account those incidents, the authorities should have taken precaution by increasing the security cover. The second shocker for the day was allegation leveled by an individual claiming that a minister had offered him incentive to defame editor cum publisher of local English daily. Since then allegation has been strongly rebutted. Only time will tell whether allegation is true, but, incident which is first of its kind in the state has surely distressed the press fraternities of state.  Without people support the fledging media industry will fade away and therefore there is huge responsibility on the citizens. The above two incidents does not augur well for democratic system of our state. We need to introspect and ask ourselves some tough questions.

---- Readers Forum ----


Who is responsible for the shortage of PDS distribution system?

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily keeping in view the sentiment of the people I would like to urge Food and Civil Supply department, Government of Arunachal Pradesh to solve the prevailing PDS supply problem in the interior areas of state at the earliest possible. We the citizen of affected areas utterly fails to understand why there has been shortage of PDS items? Whom to blame for such crisis? The Kurung Kumey district is worst sufferer due to PDS problem. The transit godown is situated at Ziro, L/Subansiri district instead of Kurung Kumey. The PDS godown has already been constructed in the district at Sangram circle but still it remains useless. The dispatching of PDS food grain from Ziro to various places of Kurung Kumey district is one of the sole reasons for misuse of PDS item of the district. Therefore it will be better if godown is shifted from Ziro to Kurung Kumey at the earliest. It will benefit all section of people.


Hillang Jadish





Why to include such topic which has no relevance

Dear editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to share some of my views regarding the syllabus and system of examination for various posts. Yesterday I filled the application for the post of Research Assistant under Planning Department to be conducted by APPSC. My optional subject is Maths and I was surprised to see the syllabus of Maths optional subject for research assistant exam. The required educational qualification for that post is a graduate but the syllabus for Maths include many topics that are in Post Graduate level i.e. M.Sc level. Leave about studying those topics in graduation level many topics are never even heard in graduation level. The syllabus is too vast and tough. Is this exam for research assistant or for Mathematical Scientist?? It is really weird and absurd! What I am trying to say is that syllabus of written exam for the job is not related to it. I always wonder about the exam pattern and syllabus for various jobs. Like in the case of RFO, why was there no reservation for forestry students and why the syllabus for many optional subjects in RFO or even Indian Forest Service is not related to the Job of Conserving Nature and Wildlife. Why our governments do not prepare syllabus according to the nature of jobs? Why our selection system is only based on just memorized knowledge? Of what use is studying "Einstein Theory of Relativity" while preparing for getting a job of "RFO"? Similarly of what use will be "Fitzgerald contraction time dilation" in the job of Research Assistant? Why are such topics included in syllabus for jobs which have no practical and applied use of knowledge of that topic? It’s totally weird and absurd!


August Tamut






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