Arunachal- State News in Brief, 18th April 2017

Itanagar- School Boy drowned in River 

One 17 year old Class-X student named  Nabam Abo son of Shri Nabam Ishor resident  of Khola camp, Doimukh drowned in Midpu river today on 17/4/17. 12Bn NDRF Doimukh officers and personnel rushed to the spot immediately on receiving the report  for rescue and search operations. Search operations were conducted under the supervision of OC Police  Station Doimukh SI Padi Payang and body was recovered after massive search and rescue operations.

Itanagar- National Seminar on Archaeology, History, Art, Museums

A three day long National Seminar on Archaeology, History, Art, Museums and Folklore of the North-East India is being organized by Rajiv Gandhi University in collaboration with the Indian Archaeological Society and National Museum Institute, New Delhi from 20th to 22nd April, 2017 at RGU. The seminar shall be inaugurated by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, the on 20th April, while Dr. K.N. Dikshit, Chairman of Indian Archaeological Society, will chair the inaugural session. Many eminent scholars, academicians, planners, scientists and administrators from different universities, institutions and organizations from across the nation and government officers from the state of Arunachal have confirmed their participation in the seminar.

Itanagar-  Commerce Block of Dera Natung Govt. College 

Hon’ble Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar digitally inaugurated the Commerce Block of Dera Natung Govt. College, Itanagar from Silver Oak, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. in the presence of Shri Honchun Ngandam, Minister Education, Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Pani Taram, HPS (Home & Education), Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Hage Kojeen, IAS, Commissioner, Education, Shri Bidol Tayeng, IAS, Secretary (Education). The project has been funded from Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). The long felt need of the commerce faculties and students of the college for a separate building dedicated to Commerce Stream only has been fulfilled with the completion of this project. The beautiful building with G+2 storied is of such 1st building in the college. Entire building is fitted with tiles. The building is having 3 class rooms, HoD room, Faculty rooms, Computer room, Students Common room, Toilets for boys and girls with 24 hour water supply. All classrooms are equipped with modern technology like projector, computer etc.

Bomdila- Meeting on GST Implementation 

The Secretary (Revenue) GoI, Hasmukh Adhia had an exclusive meeting with the service providers on Sunday last at Dirang Norphel Retreat to take stock of the connectivity status for Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation in Arunachal Pradesh. The Secretary (Revenue) observed that the connectivity services being provided and the works being carried out for total connectivity in the state is not satisfactory. He also viewed that there was lack of coordination amongst the various departments. Volunteering help from his department, Adhia directed the service providers to be more pro-active and walk the extra mile to achieve the GST objective. He assured to look into the issues and take up the matters at the highest forum for speedy redressal. A short film on Digi Dhan Mela held at Itanagar was also screened on the occasion.

Arunachal- State News in Brief, 18th April 2017Itanagar- DG BDR Reviewed Work Progress

Director General of Border Roads (DGBR) Lt Gen S K Shrivastava reviewed the progress of works on operationally critical roads in the area of responsibility of Project Arunank from April 12 to 14. While inspecting the Kimin-Potin road, which is being upgraded to National Highway Double Lane (NHDL) specification, Shrivastava gave emphasis on maintaining highest quality of work as well as adherence to PDC of March, 2018 at all costs. Shrivastava along with the Chief Engineer, Project Arunank visited Upper Subansiri region on April 13 and reviewed the progress of TCC-Taksing and TCC – Maza roads.The BRO personnel informed the DG about difficult terrains, unpredictable weather conditions and constraints of local resources in the region that are posing great challenge to BRO in timely completion of the roads. The DG took note of the major issues impeding the progress of the road work, like non-availability of construction materials, labourers, personnel issues etc, and assured to address these problems immediately.

Bomdila-  Giriraj Singh interacts with weavers 

Union Minister of State for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh in his maiden visit to the district interacted with the weavers and HODs at Dirang Norphel Retreat on Sunday last. Interacting with the around sixty weavers of Dirang administrative unit, the Minister was all praise for the beautifully hand woven handloom products that was on display but urged to adopt the modern technology to boost the production and income as well. ‘Using the Solar operated Power looms and the improved Fly shuttle looms with Jacquard machine will go a long way in increasing your products and generating income’ he said. Visibly elated after visiting the private weaving units in Dirang Basti, the Minister assured all help from his ministry. Later, the Minister accompanied by the local Legislator cum Parliamentary Secretary H& FW Phurpa Tsering, Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin, visited Chug village. Chief Secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin identified land for construction of a University and an Airport at Chug valley famed for its scenic beauty and vast plain lands.

Itanagar- AAPSU meets VC of RGU

The members of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) on Monday called on Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) to review the educational scenario and apprised him of the aspirations of the students. The Union submitted a ten-point memorandum to the Vice Chancellor and highlighted the necessary initiatives to be taken by the lone central university of the state. The AAPSU stated that RGU should take an exemplary role in infrastructure development and solve educational needs of the present generation.The Union, taking serious note of the infrastructure development in the University pointed out that the University is continuously lagging behind in the overall development in comparison to other central universities in the country.