Arunachal- State News in Brief, 10th May 2017

ITANAGAR- CM Extends Greetings on Buddha Purnima 

Chief Minister Pema Khandu has extended warm greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh particularly the Buddhist community on the pious occasion of Buddha Purnima. In his message, Khandu called upon the people to follow the principles preached by Buddha to lead a moral life, to be mindful and aware of thoughts and actions and develop wisdom and understanding. He reminded the principles of four noble truth of Buddha which signifies and brings the essence of life in every individual. Suffering, cause of suffering, how to overcome suffering and end of suffering by following the 8 noble paths. On the pious occasion, CM prayed Lord Buddha to bless each sentient beings with compassion, love, brotherhood and human values so that the world becomes one big family which has no room for hatred, enmity and negativity.

PASIGHAT- AdiSU called 12 hours bandh on 12th May

The Adi Students Union has called the 2nd phase of 12 hours bandh on 12th May in all Adi inhabitant areas like East Siang, Siang, Upper Siang, , West Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Namsai and part of Lohit district. The Union has alleged that Sate Government is failing to cooperate with the demands submitted by AdiSU and ABK. it must be noted here that the  AdiSU has already called its 1st phase of 12 hours East Siang bandh on 2nd May last demanding the state government to restrict the territorial jurisdiction of Lower Siang District as per recommendation of Dharmendra Sharma led High Power Committee while upholding the Geo-Physical mapping submitted by ABK to the government. ABK Youth Wing has appealed the state government to respect and regard the sentiments of Adis who don’t’ want to part the Nari-Koyu Assembly Constituency with the new district.

ITANAGAR- Guv Extends Greetings on Buddha Purnima 

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P.B. Acharya has extended his sincere greetings to the people of the State in general and to my Buddhist brethren in particular on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima. He expressed his hope that that the occasion will spread Lord Buddha’s message of love, peace and compassion. In his message, the Governor said that the eight fold noble path of Lord Buddha – Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration encompasses the entire Wheel of Dharma, with its central axis of ethical discipline. The idea of ahinsa or harmlessness is very closely connected with it. It is self-discipline in body, word and mind, self-development and self-purification. It is a Path leading to the realisation of Ultimate Reality, to complete freedom, happiness and peace through moral, spiritual and intellectual perfection. The Governor appealed to all to follow the eight noble paths and rise above the materialist world. He exhorted all to strengthen brotherhood / fellowship amongst the different tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. On this sacred occasion, I offer my prayer to Lord Buddha to bless each one of us with his choicest blessing, the Governor said.

YUPIA- Inter-State DCs and SPs Meets

A inter-state Deputy Commissioners and Superintendent of Police level meeting held at  North Lakhimpur on Tuesday. In the meeting Tai Kaye DC, Papum Pare  impressed upon frequent boundary problems with North Lakimpur  district to uphold peace and tranquillity in the region. Frequent eviction drive at Gumto, Bogoli  Denka, Lora-I & II, Lower Jumi, Kakoi III and Kakoi CO Headquarter by Assam Police and forest staffs  with district administration is unfortunate, he added. The Deputy Commissioner Yupia reiterated that the meaning and terminology cannot be  misinterpreted and defined arbitrarily. The status quo means to uphold movable and immovable properties  and assets in their respective jurisdiction but does not restrict and confinement of construction of  roads and bridges, schools, Aganwadi centres, hospitals and others state Govt and central govt project  and schemes under territory of Union of India. Meanwhile, the DC North Lakhimpur admitted that certain  some un thoughtful action has taken place in the past on their part as they have no clear idea of local  boundary commission report and wrong perception of territorial boundary and assured DC Yupia to take  corrective measures in future.

NAHARLAGUN-  Surprise inspection of the Petrol Pumps

The Mobile Inspection Team (MIT) of the department of legal Metrology & consumer affairs, Naharlagun has conducted a surprise inspection of the petrol pumps agencies in and around capital complex area today. Twenty numbers of dispensing pumps of five agencies have been test checked with the help of field test measures kits to ascertain accuracy of delivery. All the pumps were found giving delivery of petrol /diesel within prescribed limit of tolerance except for two units. The owners of the pumps which were not within tolerance limit were asked to refrain from using the pumps till rectification. The MIT was led by Daro Marbom DCLM (HQ) along with senior’s officers from the department. The Controller Legal Metrology & CA, Hoktum Ori asked the MIT team to conduct surprise inspections in randomly throughout the year for better protection of common consumers.

BOMDILA- Gaon Burhas Meets 

Exhorting the Gaon Burahs to play a vital role in facilitating peace and tranquillity which in turn paves the way for development, Deputy Commissioner Sonal Swaroop termed the Gaon Burahs as the eyes and ears of the district administration at Boha village under Kalaktang sub-division in the district today. ‘It is not sufficient for the Gaon Burahs to be proficient in traditional laws and tackling the problems of the villages only. Rather, they should also be well versed and well aware of the various developments and the flagship programmes of the government’ she said. She was addressing to all the twenty two Gaon Burahs under Kalaktang ADC post along with the PRI members and the villagers of Boha. Directing the Gaon Burahs to strictly monitor the educational scenario in their respective jurisdiction, DC Sonal Swaroop asked them to put in more effort in creating awareness on Aadhar, bank schemes and schemes meant for the girl child. Decrying the reported cultivation of Cannabis in the jungles of Boha, the DC impressed on the villagers that both cultivation and consumption are illegal and punishable under the law. She urged them to desist from the practice and assured that the government and the district administration is very serious and committed to provide them with an alternate source of income. Sonal Swaroop happens to be the first DC to visit far-flung Lubrang and Broksarthang villages under Dirang circle to assess the plight of the Yak herders as the issue had become a burning point in the meeting. She also happens to be the second DC to visit Boha village since the creation of West Kameng in June 1, 1980.

Arunachal- State News in Brief, 10th May 2017SIANG-  Assessment of damage of the Pangin-Pasighat Highway 

In order to assess the recent damage of the Pangin-Pasighat stretch of Trans Arunachal Highway near Rottung and also to take stock of the state of preparedness in case of such eventualities and other natural disasters in the district in the foreseeable future, a meeting was held on Tuesday in Pangin under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Siang District Rahul Singh. The DC while stating that natural disasters are sudden and can strike anywhere often without warning stressed on proper preparedness and planning to contain and effectively reduce the magnitude of damage and scale of loss in the event of any natural disaster or calamity. He directed Highway Department and T.K Engineering to work together in close coordination to survey, identify and notify high risk zones and landslide prone areas, identify early signs of damage and to maintain constant vigil in order to avert any catastrophic occurrence.  In order to establish an early response system and enable immediate and timely information dissemination, he directed T.K Engineering to install one of its wireless in the District Emergency Operation Centre (DEOC). He directed the District Disaster Management Department to conduct awareness programmes with proper demonstrative methods and supporting videos in all villages of the district, set up awareness camps in villages and issue circulars on Do’s and Dont’s.

CHANGLANG- Disaster Preparedness Reviews

Changlang Deputy Commissioner Wayong Khimhun reviewed the disaster preparedness activities done by the line departments in context of south west monsoon in a meeting held in his conference hall, today. Giving instances of damages in the past DC cautioned key Department to be prepared to restore and deliver essential services immediately in case of its disruption due to natural calamities.  Stating that resource crunch poses a major hindrance during emergency situation he directed all the line department of Changlang to submit updated data on resource inventory for ready reference of the District Administration.  Saying that public awareness on various facilities centres identified by the Govt. as vital he asked Disaster Mangement Deparment to display list of all these facilities centres in important public places enabling them to avail the services without confusion during the event of natural calamity. He also asked the department to display list of all identified safe shelters in the district.  Showing concern over the drains frequently choked which are the root causes of landslides in many cases he directed PWD and RWD to be vigilant and clear choked drains at the earliest. Further, the DC also instructed DMO to keep sufficient medicines and DF & CSO to keep sufficient food grains as well as other  essential items in buffer stock during monsoon season. He urged SP, Changlang, 14 Assam Rifles and CRPF to respond promptly for search and rescue operation whenever the District Administration requisition there services

Arunachal- State News in Brief, 10th May 2017ITANAGAR- Guv Congretulates Team Itanagar 

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P.B. Acharya has congratulated the ‘Team Itanagar’ for its cleanliness drive thereby raising the rank of Itanagar from being the third dirtiest city in the year 2016 to 216th in Clean City across the country in the year 2017 as per the Swachh Survekshan-2017 ranking. The Governor applauded the Team led by Hon’ble Chief Minister,  Pema Khnadu and his team of Chief Secretary Smti  Shakuntala Gamlin, Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan, Chief Councillor Itanagar Municipal Council Smti Kipa Kaku and denizens of Itanagar-Naharlagun for their extensive effort in cleanliness drive throughout the city The Governor, who is the one of Nav Ratna (Nine Gems) for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan emphasized that sincere efforts are required to make Itanagar Open Defecation Free (OPF) with the involvement of citizens, trade associations, NGOs and students in collaboration with District Administration.

ZIRO- Women Football Tournament 

The Central Dree Festival Committee (CDFC), Ziro, has introduced Women Dree Football Tournament this year. Assistant Commandant of the CRPF, Abishek Yadav, kicked off the tournament at Ziro Higher Secondary School playground.  First time introduced the women football  was all praise for the Apatani community for preserving their age-old culture, despite influence of modernity. Secretary General of CDFC Bamin Gumbo highlighted the objectives of introducing women football tournament in the Dree golden jubilee celebration. The first league match of the tournament was played between All Hija Sports Association and Diibo Sports Club, in which the former defeated the latter 1-0. The winning goal was scored by Taru Suniya. Sojang Lapang Sports Club defeated Laji Bogia Sporting Club 2-0 in the second match of the day.

SEPPA- AEKDSU  Threatens for Andolan 

The All East Kameng District Students’ Union (AEKDSU) has expressed strong resentment over the alleged failure of the East Kameng District Administration to take any action against the land encroaches of various places. In a memorandum  to the Deputy Commissioner, the AEKDSU gave 15 days to fulfil its demands, which included immediate eviction of land encroachers in various locations  and cancellation of land allotment at Ane Donyi Park. The students’ union also demanded stopping illegal sale of liquor, cigarettes, and all tobacco products, fuels, including petrol, kerosene diesel within the school compound of Government Higher Secondary School, Seppa, Bebo Colony. The union  threatened to launch democratic movement in form of bandh call or mass protest rallies, if the demands were not met within the given time period. In another memorandum, the students’ union demanded early installation of five more ATMs within Seppa Township. The union demanded two ATMs at Main Bazaar Line and one each at Type-Ill, Type J and Bebo Colony.

ITANAGAR-   NES  Ultimatum

The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) on Tuesday served a 30 days ultimatum to the state government with regard to establishment of Nyishi Heritage Village at Hoj under Papum Pare district and creation of Pakke Kessang and Khamle districts, among others. The demands, which also include road connectivity for Tali ADC headquarter and bridge over Kumey River; Itanagar-Golloso-Tarasso-Seijosa road connecting Papum Pare and East Kameng district-extendable up to Bhalukpong in West Kameng,was reiterated in a press conference held on Tuesday. Addressing reporters, NES President Bengia Tolum lamented that despite repeated appeals and subsequent assurances from the highest levels of the government establishment, there has been no file processing done, allegedly, in any of the above highlighted NES demands so far.