Arunachal: State News in Brief, 13th Feberuary 2018

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Roing- Burglars gang busted 

The police here in Lower Dibang Valley district on Sunday busted a gang of teenage burglars, arrested four of its members, and recovered stolen booty from them. “During interrogation, they confessed to their crime before the police. The group has allegedly been involved in several burglary cases in Roing town for the last couple of years,” said investigating officer, SI Abraham Taying.

Taksing- BRO opened Bridge 

The Border Roads Organization (BRO) has opened another bridge on the strategically important Tama Chung Chung-Taksing road here in Upper Subansiri district. ‘The Bailey bridge over the Dadu Siko river was opened for traffic on 1 February. The road will now be open even during the monsoon season, which lasts for about six to eight months in this region,’ stated a release from the BRTF.
The 128 RCC under the 23 BRTF’s Project Arunank undertook the task of laying the bridge

Daporijo- Dharna demanding road construction 

Various groups representing the people of Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri and West Siang districts staged a dharna here on Monday to protest the state government’s failure to meet their demand for construction of the Potin (Lower Subansiri) to Pangin (West Siang) stretch of the Trans-Arunachal Highway. They highlighted the problems faced by commuters driving on the dilapidated road, which has been in a deplorable condition for years, owing to neglect.

Tuting- Awareness Camp 

Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) organized a day-long awareness camp here recently to sensitise working class on its various benefits and their rights.  Addressing the gathering, Tuting ADC Kabit Apang, in his address, lauded the board for its efforts and contributions to workers, backbone of state building.  Labourers are vital force for development, Apang said, adding technically sound and intelligent ones serve as spinal cord of the nation.

Naharlagun- Mass Rally cum Donation drive 

A mass rally-cum-donation drive for orphan children of Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa’s Home” at A-Sector was conducted by A-Sector Youth Welfare Association (ASYWA). The event led by ASYWA president Tarh Akin, aimed at bringing mass awareness about the sufferings of orphan children, witnessed contributions from all section of people including traders, intellectuals, elders and youth.  The ASYWA committed to the cause of the orphans has made a fervent plea to the civil society to help them on humanitarian ground.

Namsai- Poppy cultivation destroys 

In a bid to eradicate the drug menace, the Narcotic Cell of Excise Department, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh today launched an opium poppy plantations destruction drive in Namsai district along with the Central Bureau of Narcotics, District Administration, Police and other department, CBOs & NGOs.Around 200 hectares of illegal poppy cultivation fields were destroyed today at various locations in Kherem, Emphum, Mimey, Alubari, Mabira, Nalong villages under Chowkham circle of Namsai district, informed the State Nodal Officer (Narcotics Cell) Oli Koyu.

Itanagar- Mamang Dai 

The Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) led by its president Y D Thongchi, a Sahitya Academi awardee himself, today congratulated state’s noted writer-poet Mamang Dai on receiving the most prestigious Sahitya Academi award from its president Chandrasekhara Kambara in New Delhi today.This again brings to forefront the talent of Arunachalees, Thongchi said, adding Dai as a role model would continue to inspire young writers and poets of the state to continue to work in the field.

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