Arunachal- State News in Brief- 08 March 2017

Itanagar- Tumke Bagra Elected Dy Speaker 

BJP MLA from Aalo West Constituency, Tumke Bagra, was today unanimously elected as Deputy Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Since there was only one nomination filed in favour of Bagra, the BJP MLA was declared elected as the Deputy Speaker by Assembly Speaker T Norbu Thongdok on the second day’s proceedings of Budget session.  His name was proposed by his party member Jarkar Gamlin and seconded by Phosum Khimhun. This will be Bagra’s second term as Deputy Speaker. Previously, he had held the post for a short stint during the Kalikho Pul-led PPA regime. Leading the members in congratulating Bagra on being elected to the coveted post, Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Speaker Thongdok exuded confidence that the newly elected Deputy Speaker would assist the Speaker in smooth conduct of House proceedings according to the best parliamentary rules and procedures, and would maintain the dignity of the House.

Aalo- 20th Pre-Mopin Festival

The Donyi Polo Govt. College Kamki is poised for celebration for 20th Pre-Mopin Festival from 17th to 19th of March. Dr. Mahesh Chai, Minister AH &TD, Nyamar Karbak, Parliamentary Secretary Sports and Youths Affairs and Smty Yaman Bagra, Chairperson West Siang Zilla will grace the occasion as Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and Special Guest respectively.  Nyadar Loya, President Galo Peoples Federation will also attend as Special invitees. Marken Kanyi and Shri Duli Loyi are the Chairman and President of 20th Pre-Mopin Celebration Committee of DPGC, Kamki.

Itanagar- Traning for Aromatic Plant Cultivation

CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology, Branch Itanagar organized a training programme on ‘Cultivation of Aromatic Plant and distillation technology’ under the CSIR-800 programme at the institute premises in Naharlagun on Tuesday. About 40 beneficiaries from different parts of Arunachal Pradesh and North Lakhimpur, Assam attended the day long programme. Dr Jagat C Borah, Sc in-charge, NEIST Br Itanagar gave a brief on the institute and assured to provide all technical support and help to the concerned quarters. He also requested all to come forward to take the advantage of technologies developed by CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat and Br Itanagar for societal development. Dr Chandan Tamuly, Sr Scientist dwelt on CSIR-800 and role of CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat and NEIST, Br Itanagar for socio-economic development of North East India.

Yupia- Nabam Aka will continue in her office

Papum Pare ZPC Nabam Aka will continue in her office with a “no confidence motion” against the sitting ZPC getting defeated, as per norms.Compliance to notice of “motion of no confidence” moved by Kimin ZPM Tai Tayu Anchal Samity and nine other ZPMs of Papum Pare district against the sitting ZPC Nabam Aka, a meeting with all elected members of the Zilla Parishad was held at the ZPC office here yesterday. All the 12 elected members of Papum Pare Zilla Parishad were present in the meeting, presided over by Toko Babu, DPDO-cum-Member Secretary. After marathon discussion, it was unanimously decided by the house that the “motion of no confidence” against the sitting ZPC Nabam Aka may be moved by secret ballot voting. Accordingly, adequate arrangements were made for casting of ballots. All the elected members (12) of Papum Pare Zilla Parishad cast their votes.

Itanagar- Mere Vichaar Andolan Committee protest 

Arunachal- State News in Brief- 08 March 2017Mere Vichaar Andolan Committee (MVAC), with support from former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul’s wife, Dangwimsai Pul, announced to take out a peaceful protest rally from Akashdeep Complex to Tennis Court at Indira Gandhi Park, here on March 10 next, regarding non-fulfilment of its earlier demands. The MVAC, has been demanding immediate investigation by the CBI on the alleged 60-page suicide note written by late Kalikho Pul, based upon the FIR lodged by his wives on August 9, 2016 at Itanagar Police Station, besides resignation of Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and Parliamentary Secretary Tourism-cum-Government Spokesperson, Pasang Dorjee Sona on moral ground to ensure free and fair investigation. MVAC Convenor, Kaling Tasing said that the MVAC will continue with its protests till its demands are fulfilled.

Pasighat- Katem Parents need Justice

The parents of late Katem Dai have appealed to the concerned authorities of both Assam and Arunachal to initiate a thorough investigation into the case to ensure justice for their late son. Katem was a civil engineering student of the Scholar’s Institute of Technology and Management , Guwahati, died on February 20 last following a tiff with his classmate at the institute’s hostel. Katem parent alleged that this  is a case of murder. However the post-mortem report is still awaited, the requisition for which has already been put in Guwahati Medical College. ‘After receipt of the postmortem report, the accused will be charge sheeted , police informed.