Monday, March 5, 2007

Online Version of The Arunachal Times?

No..., don't jump to any conclusion yet.

What do you do to satiate your hunger to keep abreast of latest happenings around the world? Read the paper, watch news channels or log on to the net-these are the obvious things you would do, right. But what if, you wanted to know about the latest happenings of the State Arunachal Pradesh? Grab The Arunachal Times or Echo of Arunachal or Dawnlit Post-all published from Itanagar, of course. But the matter of fact is that when there is 'bandh' or some other transportation problem you wouldn't get chance to lay your hands on the paper for quite a few days at stretch (the dailies being dispatched from Itanagar, reaches Ziro in the evening) and not to forget the peoples staying outside the state, who has altogether no access to the local dailies. And you can't think of news channels, as all you get is news about metros. So, I wondered, if the State dailies has any online presence?

Surprise! Surprise! when I Googled the key word " Arunachal Times" I got this (see the snap shot below)



"G-R-E-A-T", I shouted, now people from this state studying or working outside the state would be able to keep abreast of the happenings of the state. But wait, to my horror when I clicked the link I got this (snapshot below) (what do you think about the sites look?) which has most of the link non-functional. May be the site is in developmental stage.


So, till the site is fully developed, which I hope would be developed soon, the people would have to make do with the conventional ways, as they did before to know about the happenings of the state, country and the world.

52 comments:

  • david

    hello......i m also from arunachal .even though i belong to Chakma community, i always keep updates od news in Arunachal. its so shamefull for all of us Aruachalees that the only local newspaper in our state can't report news online in the 21st century. just imagine how much we are lagging behind. instead of bringing development the politicians are more interested in power war also making noise on the deportion of Chakma- hajong from the state........

  • Siyang

    I am an Arunachalee studying in a technical college consisiting of students from all round the North Eastern states.In our computer labs all my friends sit before internet updating themselves through the online versions of their state newspapers,but,me??
    Wake up Arunachal,though slow and steady wins the race but it wins the slow race and state level development is not a slow race,I suppose.

  • tanom tasing

    kudos to u,u r doing a nice job by giving us opportunity to see views of people from arunachal.it wil look more nice if u present some hot topic n added more information on a.p......

  • AG

    @Tanom,
    Thanks for the nice words and for the suggestion...AD would try to give latest updates on Arunachal despite all the constraints like slow connectivity et. al. here...do keep visiting.

  • yasiyalow

    HI AG! Sometime last week one of my friends was so go hong about ziro being connected with braod band, I thought it altready had broad band connection. Do update about broad broadband service development.

  • AG

    Hi Yasiyalow,
    The broadband connection has just recently been introduced at Ziro unlike otherwise as you thought. BSNL started giving broadband connections during the last week of March only.

  • yasiyalow

    Albeit, its a good news.

  • Onyok

    hi...its gr8 to knw that local news paper in Arunachal are also going net....its very imp to have one you knw..it will be a landmark for the state...we are lagging far bhind than other Indian sates.Its time now to improve ourselves socially,culturaly,economically,technologically etc etc..wake up our frens of Arunachal..

  • AG

    Hi Onyok,

    Thx for visiting.

  • soomz

    hi u guys did a good job by starting this.....i think we can atleast give our honest views and opinions without some politician taking credit for it.....there r so many genuine issues to be highlighted in our states but they get subdued by influence of corruption.

  • AG

    Thx soomz. Keep visiting

  • Anonymous

    Hi I am from Guwahati, can anyone please tell me where the office of Dawnlit Post is located?

  • jayanta deka

    a good point..!
    I am from Namsai and now in Durgapur, West Bengal doing media studies. Whenever somone ask about the latest from Arunachal, I have to search the Assam tribune portal and whatever information I get, I used to convey. But that is not adequate... If Arunachal could hav a portal newspaper then it would b the best for som1 like us....

    A good point to make...

    Cheers..!
    JD
    www.jdodyssey.co.nr

  • AG

    @ Jayanta,

    Good news is that Arunachal Times is up and live now and making beeline with Arunachal Times is Arunachal Front and Arunachal Epitome. And not to forget Arunachal News and Arunachal Diary, ofcourse ;)

  • maathu

    pages of arunachal times is full of unnecessary news articles, avoid it.

  • hira

    excuse me guys, why you dont write something for the favour of chakmas....... have some sympathy for them also. in the last august 08 i have visited the chakma villages and i felt very upset seeing them in such traumatic condition.
    i myself a chakma boy from mizoram
    i think to develop and brings more upliftment in Ap u should consider the chakmas too.... at first, you teach and educate them so that your literacy rate grow more

  • Anonymous

    hira, its very easy solution for chakmas. go back to banglades

  • AG

    @hira,
    Thx for the visit.

    Wish I could write more on Chakmas favorably or unfavorably (pun intended), but as of now nothing to write. Hopefully, I may do some posts on Chakmas in a days to come. Do keep visiting.

  • Dean, CHF CAU, Pasighat

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    I am pleased to inform that the College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat is organizing North East Agri Fair & National Symposium on “IPM Strategies to Combat Emerging Pests in the Current Scenario of Climate Change” from 28th -30th January, 2009.
    I cordially invite you to attend the NE Agri-Fair along with your colleagues and share your experience with the stake holders of the region.
    A brochure containing the details of events those will be organized during the fair will be sent to you on request.
    Thanking you,
    Dean
    College of Horticulture and Forestry
    Pasighat
    Email: chfdeanpsg@yahoo.com

  • AG

    Thanks for the invitation.

  • hira

    thanks to AG for your response and support...... i am really impressesd to have your comments to me........ you guys doing good job

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    Selection of candidated is through Development Management Admission Test (DMAT) to be held on 01-March-2009. IRMA test scores can directly apply.

    Please check out the website www.dhan.org/tda for futher information and applying online.

    Any graduates or post-graduates [min 50% marks] can apply if below 26 years as on 6th July 2009.

    As a student of the Academy from NE, I want more people from the region should apply.

    All the Best.

  • koncho

    How come you did not publish Today's paper?

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  • mobin

    how long we have to depend upon the Assam tribute for the Portal news...its better to have separate for the Arunachal . being a biggest among the north eastern state ,i think its shameful for us.

  • AG

    Mobin,

    You shouldn't be. Being exposed to net quite late than rest of the country, I guess we are making inroad into this wild wild web quite fast with Arunachal Times and Arunachal Epitome going online. Besides, Arunachal Front has also made inroad into the net, though it is yet to populate the page with contents. Then there is your very own Arunachal Diary. So cheer up :)

  • sogimuri

    how far behind arunachal is...since i m reading comments posted in 2008 today.My suggestion...let's share constructive ideas not the divisive & destructive once.

  • AG

    Sogimuri,

    I'm afraid, I was not able to get your point :)

  • hira

    you guys doing great man..........
    i wish you good luck
    but i ask all the chakmas in Arunachal should joinn this forum

  • sogimuri

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  • sogimuri

    forest,agri & horti deptt should to show some alternatives for livelihood to prevent jhumming & deforestation by poor , ignorant & innocent villagers.

  • Anonymous

    hey!! i cannot surf on the arunachal times,wat happened to the website of the arunachal times? does it contain any viruses?

  • AG

    @anonymous,
    You can very well visit 'The Arunachal Times' using IE or by ignoring the warning in FF at the expense of your PC being compromised and your private information being stolen. However, I would recommend you not to do so.

    Google has reported this site as an attack site which install malicious software to steal your information or to damage your PC or to distribute malicious software to other PC's. For more on 'What happened to the website of arunachal times', go through this article at Arunachal News.

  • Anonymous

    @AG
    the site which u gave me is blocked n can not be opened.
    Any way,iam studing outside the Arunchal even though i want myself to get updated with Arunachal news. since the website of the Arunchal times is blocked,so can i get any help from u in finding some website which will keep me in touch with my state(arunachal) news.

  • AG

    @anonymous,
    Why don't you try Arunachal Epitome or Arunachal News or Veracity-Roing News"?

  • Anonymous

    Dear David,
    You need not be ashamed of the current status of local dailies,owe allegiance to own soil, not to temp nest. Spongers need be happy whatever the parahost feeds. Can you explain what is meant by power war in a single party governed state? Also, can you Kindly link why should be there any link between media web casting and the political leaders? Can you also substantiate when political leaders used the high sounding word of "deporting Chakma-Hajongs from the state"? Do not politicize nor politicalise the issue.Lead your community back. Why do imposters are beyond shamelessness

    "Rain Rain Go Back; Never Come Here Again"

  • Anonymous

    Hi
    In Arunachal pradesh, many tribes had migrated from burma like simphoo,khamte etc.They should also be considered as refugee as they had migrated with the permission of either state gov or central govt of India.Similarly Chakma and hajons are also migrated with the consent of our central govt of India. Chakmas are not a refugee. As they have legally permitted to stay in any part of India by the central govet in 1964. For all of your kind information, chakmas are Indian origin and chakmas are Indian by blood, by born, by origin. Only thing is that as we all know that our country had partitioned and the partition of India had created a lot more problem to many Indian like Chakmas, Punjabi/hindus, and when they came back to their own motherland like India they seem to be called refugees. why is it so ? During British rule, the chakma people had also fought against Britishers to kick them out from India, and there are lots more chakmas freedom fighters when you go and ask from chakmas very Old man.
    My request is that do not call chakmas as refugee. And many of chakmas in Arunachal pradesh have already been enjoying their voting right in Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Ajay

    We are making an audio video series based on life & living of geographical & climatic challenged areas.
    We would like to include some places of North Arunachal Pradesh like Gelling, Mayudia, Dong etc for the above concept.
    Because of typical geographical, social & economical background, there life & livings are different from
    other part of the country & this stimulates us to know more about them.
    We are interested to come across the real & traditional lifestyle of the local people of the above areas.
    We are interested to visit all such those places in this month only. But, The only problem we are facing is insurgency in the above areas.
    Even we are small & not supported & funded by any of the govts, We could be easy target for them.
    We are looking forward from Arunachalee, especially the local people to help us to make an audio video series from their areas.
    We await for your further communication in this matter.

    With Regards,
    Ajay Choudhary
    daf India
    beautifying digital media

  • Ajay

    We are making an audio video series based on life & living of geographical & climatic challenged areas.
    We would like to include some places of North Arunachal Pradesh like Gelling, Mayudia, Dong etc for the above concept.
    Because of typical geographical, social & economical background, there life & livings are different from
    other part of the country & this stimulates us to know more about them.
    We are interested to come across the real & traditional lifestyle of the local people of the above areas.
    We are interested to visit all such those places in this month only. But, The only problem we are facing is insurgency in the above areas.
    Even we are small not supported & funded by any of the govts, we could be easy target for them.
    We are looking forward from Arunachalee, especially the local people to help us to make an audio video series from their areas.
    We await for your further communication in this matter.

    With Regards,
    Ajay Choudhary
    daf India
    beautifying digital media

  • davidchakma

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  • davidchakma

    Dear Anonymous.
    Truth is always bitter to digest.If you are so against Chakmas, why don't you come out open (at least in cyberspace) and put your views? why showing yourself up as an anonymous?
    What do u mean by "owe allegiance to own soil"?
    Who knows from where your forefathers from before the modern state of India was formed?
    I only owe allegiance to the land i am born and that is where i want to die. I don't care where my forefathers were from.
    It is only a matter of time.Time is what that makes difference and it is the only thing that differentiate you from me.

  • hiramonichakma

    dear Annynomous
    why you always backbite on people. I have never seen hgorrible people as you are . YOu cant do anything to Chakmas or Hajongs. It is not in our hands. the status will judge by the Laws. So i suggest be cautious about your words. Too much barking is not good. Have some sumpathy. SEE.. i myself dont belong to Arunachal, yet i feel very disturbed when you comment on us like that way.

  • Nyummie

    Hi! i enjoy reading the comment posted by the people on ur Online version of The Arunachal Times.Great work!

  • Matey, khonsa

    Pity BANGLA.....
    Well fellow guys..u knw wat by 2025, most of the glaciers of antartica and greenland are going to melt according to the survey and the rate is unstoppable at hand, it is accounted that whole of Manhattan, Florida, southern china ,shanghai, phillipines and 3/4th of Bangladesh will submerged under the sea...and guess wat...fellow arunachalis n northeasterns..we many have to see more of bangladeshis or frens of chakmas paving their way to our homeland...What shall we do then???

  • Anonymous

    hi dear chakmas. how u guys doing. i know what happenned in 1960's the chakmas and hajongs were driven from east pakistan by their muslim rulers and the govt. of india allowed them to settle in various parts of north east as refugees. the fact is that the then PM MR. NEHRU accepted them as refugees and expected them to leave the land as soon situation became normal. now things have changed the population of indigenous tribes of north east has multiplied we have our on ambitions aspiration and needs.our govt. cant feed additional hungry mouths of chakmas.dear chakmas if you want a better life then go back and fight for your rights back in bangladesh. how long will you run?

  • Hage

    Guys! I thnk v cn mk bettr use of tis portal rathr thn turnin it into a fight arena. Why not share some constructive views and get benefittd on eithr side. C'mon lets create that WIN-WIN situation and be a contributor :-)

  • Anonymous

    kindly dont post any blog in regards to those refugees like chakmas or what called hajongs for the better interest of the state.Because of this illegal settlers people of arunachal pradesh hav face lot of mental unrest for last 2-3 decades. secondly whatever i hav seen here about those comments posted by artificial self stylied citizens (chakmas n hajongs)are totally goes against our arunachalee people.i myself belongs from lohit where those refugees were given shelters would like to draw some attentions to bloggers that this refugees r involved in mamy anti social elements like smuggling of arms from neighbouring countries,murder n destroying those reserve forest of arunachal pradesh.I sincerly request the editor to delete some comments which r still posted here as it can create a trouble in near future.

  • tayar

    oh!i love all the view posted here. good work!

  • AG

    @tayar,

    Thanks and keep visiting.

  • jumbom

    Nice Arunachal Times on line. It will be a favourite site for student and people out side the state where printed version of it is not available.In side the state in some place like in my place, Tezu the previous days paper is availble.. but now I can just login in and be updated on the same day. Thanks ArunachalTimes.

  • Techi Takang

    Well, Arunachal Times on line. It a help many students & people to know about the Arunachal Pradesh, mostly who stay outside the state. so keep it up....



    Techi Takang

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