Arunachal- State News in Brief, 06th June 2017

 CHANGLANG- RKMMS Schools scored Good result 

39 girl students of 2 Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan/Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidayalyay established and being run by R.K. Mossang Memorial Society i.e. Manganton and Lonlung appeared CBSE and result is Passed 100%, 3 scored above 90% while 6,7,11,11 scored above 80%, 70%, 60% and 50% respectively. Big congratulation to our beloved daughters, Teachers and Parents living in interior villages.

ITANAGAR- Road Connectivity Disrupted 

Incessant rainfall has disrupted road connectivity between Hayuliang and Hawai, the headquarters of Anjaw district. The 116 BRTF (GREF) has tried to restore the road but due to continuous rain it is proving difficult, according to an official release here today. On the toher hand a major portion of the infamous Karsingsa block point near the Tourist House washed away due to torrential rain on the night of June 3 last. The damaged portion of NH 415 may cave in anytime and is reportedly posing threat to the life of motorists. Meanwhile, Karsingsa ASM Kipa Taniang has appealed to the PWD and Highway departments to take precautionary measures at the block point on NH-415 between Nirjuli and Karsingsa. He further urged the departments to start construction of a structure which may be helpful for safety and security of passersby and also to take measures to stop further erosion of the road.

ITANAGAR-  Contractual employees on Strike

The contractual employees working under various programmes under National Health Mission (NHM) under the aegis of Arunachal Pradesh National Health Mission Employees Association (APNHMEA) today launched a four-day pen down strike to press their demand for regularization of their services. The strike has been called in protest against alleged apathetic attitude of the authorities in Health Department towards meeting their demand for regularization of contractual service of 10-14 years, even if technical employees including doctors, nurses, ANMs, health assistants, lab technicians etc working under the same flagship programme have been systematically regularized over the years. In the event of non-committal response of the Govt., the Association will continue its second phase pen down strike of 10 days starting June 12 next, warned APNHMEA in a release here

CHANGLANG-  Ambulance Flagged off 

Changlang North MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary for DoTCL Tesam Pongte and Changlang Deputy Commissioner Wayong Khimhun flagged off an ambulance and a hearse vehicle meant for Yatdam Primary Health Center from the District Hospital here today amidst a gathering of head of offices and public leaders of Yatdam circle. The Parliamentary Secretary, while dedicating the ambulance for the people of Yatdam, hoped that it would help providing better health services to the people of the circle. It was a long felt demand of the people of the area, he added. He, however, suggested keeping the hearse vehicle attached with District Hospital, Changlang for general use. The Parliamentary Secretary, later, visited the under construction building of District Hospital being implemented by PWD, Changlang under MsDP and asked the department to fast track the construction work maintaining its quality.

ITANAGAR- Committee rejected  Hydroelectric Power Project 

The Committee on Hydroelectric Power Project of NHPC Stage-I & II in Tawang has recommended to the state government for considering the resolution adopted during a public meeting in Tawang to reject the NHPC’s stage-I & II projects. In his letter to the Chief Minister, Committee Chairman Rev Thegtse Rinpoche apprised that the project affected people and other stakeholders during the meeting have unanimously resolved to reject the project.The meeting convened by the Tawang Deputy Commissioner on February 14 this year was attended by Save Mon Region Federation (SMRF), Panchayat members, representatives from the state government and Tawang Monastery, public leaders and the project affected people. The committee, based on the popular resolution adopted in the meeting, urged the state government to immediately communicate with the NHPC authority and direct it to scrap its Stage-I and Stage -II projects in Tawang. It also urged the Chief Minister to communicate with the central government in this regard.

YUPIA- Rebia inaugurated R&R 

Urban Development, Housing and Town Planning, Land Management Minister Nabam Rebia inaugurated the R & R (Relief & Rehabilitation) village established under CSR project by NEEPCO for project affected people of PHEP at Sopo under Doimukh circle in presence of CMD NEEPCO A G West Kharbongkar, Director (Tech) NEEPCO, DC Papum Pare Tai Kaye and a host of officers among others. Rebia while addressing the gathering at the conference hall of R & R village congratulated the land affected people and said that it is a ‘historic’ day for people of Papum Pare and the state as whole. Sharing his memories on inception of 110 MW Pare Hydel Project, Rebia said that we are emotionally connected to PHEP and it is a “dream come true” for us as we are seeing such wonderful development happening in our place. He further emphasized that with the commissioning of PHEP the whole demographic set up of the area will change as it will pave the way for development of many more commercial activities including eco-tourism and other recreations facility which will not only improve living condition of people but will also make them economically self-reliant.

HAWAI- Enrolment of Young Electors 

Targeting special focus on enrolment of eligible young electors particularly in the age group of 18-19 years, extendable to 21 years, a special IEC campaign was launched on June 1 last at Hayuliang, Anjaw district. In an information generation meeting, District Election Officer Mamata Riba called upon the young coming of age and left out voters to avail of the special drive scheduled from July 1 to 31. She also called upon the political parties to update status of booth level agents so that the special drive goes of smoothly, and more so that the BLAs, BLOs and Supervisor together work for an error free E-roll where no eligible voter gets left behind.

ITANAGAR-  AAPSU demands all Party meeting 

The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has reiterated its demand that the State govt convene an all-party meeting involving all the MLAs and Members of Parliament from the State, on the vexed Chakma-Hajong refugee issue within 10th of this month. Addressing a press conference at Arunachal Press Club here, the apex students’ body informed that it will launch rigorous democratic movement provided the State govt fails to comply with its one-point demand. AAPSU president Hawa Bagang said that they are not against granting Indian citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees but are opposed to settling them in Arunachal Pradesh. He said, the State cannot be a dumping ground of the refugees, adding that if they are allowed to be settled here then they will claim all the benefits of Indian citizenship which will be harmful for the indigenous people of the State.

BASAR- Houses Gutted  

In a fire incident at GoriVillage in Basar Circle of West Siang district, the houses of one Marli Basar, a retired SSB personnel and another Gohen Basar were reduced to ashes on Saturday afternoon. While there have been no reports of any human casualty, sources informed that both Marli Basar and Gohen Basar have lost all of their household properties including a Maruti 800 each. There is no confirmation on the cause of the fire yet. However, what is known is that, a fire fighter truck from the Basar Police Fire Station and another Water Tank Truck of the ITBP were pushed in action to douse off the fire. While the intervention was not enough to rescue the houses of the two individuals mentioned above, it however, stopped the fire from spreading further to the nearby houses, the sources added. Apart from the fire fighters and the ITBP personnel, the locals are also said to have rendered their services in helping to stop the damages by way of standing guard around the neighbouring houses and helping the dwellers move the properties in anticipation of the worst case scenario.

ITANAGAR- Edu Expo 

The 2nd edition of Itanagar Edu Expo, a career & education fair, got underway at Hotel Arun Subansiri, Zero Point Tinali here on Monday. The visiting students got the opportunity to meet deans, principals and representatives of more than 30 reputed colleges and universities from all across the country and were able to explore and evaluate courses ranging from engineering, medical, dental, hotel and hospitality management, petroleum engineering, BSc, MSc, finance, graphic designing, mass communication, BBA, MBA, etc. Apart from bringing students and best of educational institutions under one roof, the event also aims at helping aspirants and parents to have detailed discussions regarding the course of their choice and the fee structure of the same as well as various other facilities provided by the universities. The students can also avail themselves of scholarships and spot admissions if they so desire, said a release here, adding that entry for the event is free of cost.

KHONSA-  Awareness programme on digital banking

An awareness programme on digital banking and cashless transaction was organized by the Tirap District Administration, in collaboration with Khonsa SBI branch at the circuit house on Monday. Deputy Commissioner in-charge, Techu Aran emphasized on the importance of cashless transaction and digital banking. ‘Digital banking system minimizes the use of hard cash. A bank customer does not need to stand in queue for long time in the banks under the system’, he said, and further urged all government revenue generating departments to go cashless and opt for digital realisation to help curb revenue pilferage. The SBI resource person gave a power-point presentation explaining all the details of digital payment methods, like internet banking, SBI Quick, BHIM, BUDDY, USSD and other modes of cashless transactions to the public and government officials present in the programme.