Arunachal- State News in Brief, 19th June 2017

ITANAGAR- Healing cum invocation 

The two days 1st ever Donyi-Polo healing cum invocation of holy water programme was held at Donyi Polo Mandir, Niti Vihar here on Saturaday and Sunday. Four healers along with their team members from Changlang district performed the healing programme. On the first day, More than 700 people from different strata of society irrespective of their religion, sex, age, caste or creed took part in the mass healing programme , while on the 2nd day’s healing programme, acquiring water by magic for purification of devotees cum formal programme was held. Daporijo MLA Dikto Yekar  who attended the programme as a chief guest  suggested for helping other needy people as per own capacity & according to the situation for the blessing of almighty. He also urged all the indigenous faith believers to limit the consumption of alcohol and meat as they seem to be root cause of ill health.

BANDERDEWA- Plantation Drive 

The Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church Council and its organisational wings held a plantation drive on Saturday at New Life Bible College Dobam village near Banderdewa Around 400 saplings were planted on the occasion by the members Under the guidance of APCRCC President, Reverend Dr N Tasar and Principal of NLBC Dobam, Evangelist Dr Techi Anand with the message to plant more trees for future generations.

PASIGHAT- 1282 IMFL seized 

Women Against Social Evils (WASE) in coordination with Mebo Police raided several grocery and Brittle shops  at Ngopok, Kiyit and Borguli village under Mebo Sub-Division and seized 1282 IMFL bottles.  A FIR was also lodged against these shops. The team also raised objection over illegal sale of Petrol and Diesel in most village grocery shops.  Meanwhile, WASE has strongly appealed the District Administration to conduct a departmental enquiry to find out who are illegally selling IMFL and fuel to these village grocery shops. It must be mention here that, owing to such open sale of IMFL even in the far off villages, the team WASE led by President Omem Ering had submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister, Pema Khandu during his recent Pasighat visit and has reiterated its strong opposition against installation of IMFL distillery unit at Industrial Growth Centre, Niglok.

ITANAGAR- Pilgrimage destinations 

The Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operators Association (APTOA) has appealed to the Ministry of Tourism to develop the pilgrimage destinations and historical sites of Arunachal Pradesh by including places in its Prasad Scheme. The Prasad Scheme, launched two years ago gives focus on development and beautification of the identified pilgrimage destinations. “Though the Prasad Scheme was launched along with the Swadesh Scheme in 2015, the state has not yet been able to reap the benefits of the scheme,” the APTOA said in its memorandum submitted to Secretary (Tourism) Rashmi Verma during a consultative meeting, organized by the Ministry of Tourism at Guwahati on June 16. It appealed to the ministry for inclusion of the state’s famous pilgrimage destinations and historical sites under the scheme for further growth and development.

ITANAGAR-  Career counseling session

A two-day career counseling session was organized by All Hong Employees’ Welfare Association, Ziro (AHEWA) in collaboration with Delhi based NGO – Helping Hands for the young aspirants of Hong village for UPSC, APCS and other competitive examinations, on Saturday and Sunday  at Vivekananda Hall, Itanagar. 245 aspirants  attended this counseling session. The key resource persons were the first IPS officer from Arunachal Pradesh, Robin Hibu, IGP, Delhi Police, Habung Lampung, CMEO (IMC) cum EAC, Tame Yajum, EAC and Sanjay Kedia, personality consultant cum corporate trainer, who motivated the aspirants to bring out the latent talents in them. The resource persons gave tips on method of preparation for general studies, correct selection of optional subjects, method to score more marks and time management while preparing for the civil services examinations. Through interactive session, the resource persons emphasized on hard working, dedication, persistence, will to do and focus on the aim to achieve success in any competitive examination, as there is no short cut method to achieve success.

PASIGHAT-  Renaming of Pasighat General Hospital

In a final consultative meeting of district administration with members of BBK, BBYK, ABSU, ABK, Senior Citizen, Ex-bureaucrats, PRI leaders, MLA and MP, resolved for partial modification by renaming the General Hospital, Pasighat as Bakin Pertin Memorial Institute of Health, Training & Research Centre, Pasighat instead of Bakin Pertin General Hospital, Pasighat as notified earlier. It was also noted in the meeting that, renaming of any institute or installation of any statue in government establishment or road naming etc. should be made by the government after obtaining popular public mandates and duly forwarded by concern Dy. Commissioner of the district in near future. While clarifying the stance of the Bogong Banggo Kebang on renaming issue of General Hospital, Pasighat to this scribe, General Secretary BBK, Mongol Gao, said that they are not against any individual but are against the process by which notification was issued without the knowledge of local bodies including MLA and MP.


Altogether 14 students from Arunachal Pradesh who underwent free 11 months coaching under OIL India Super 30, a Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) project launched by Oil India Limited (OIL), have registered success in the IIT-JEE Advanced 2017.  Project Manager Mrinal Kumar Gogoi, OIL India Super 30, Nirjuli, said, “OIL India Super 30, which is one of the most impactful CSR projects of Oil India Limited under education, witnessed 14 out of 18 students in the batch qualify the IIT-Advance entrance examination in the country”. The OIL Super 30 project wholly supported by Oil India Limited is implemented by CSRL New Delhi, across 6 centres of Guwahati, Jorhat, Nagoan and Dibrugarh in Assam, Jodhpur in Rajasthan and Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. Project Officer Ajit Kumar Prajapati said that written test is the 1st step and the 2nd step is viva voice; after qualifying both that particular student can avail free 11 months residential coaching under the academic guidance of Abhyanand (retired DGP Bihar), founder of Super 30.

TEZU- Woman drug peddler 

The Tezu Police has arrested a woman drug peddler after recovering about 10 grams brown sugar from her at ALC Line, Tezu on Saturday. The accused has been identified as 20-year-old Meena Towang, wife of Akaiso Towang, resident of ALC Line, Tezu. After receiving of information about the selling of contraband drugs in a house located in Tezu township area, a police team from Tezu PS led by its OC Sub-Inspector B Ghosh rushed to the spot and caught the lady red-handed. During search, two plastic pouches containing pink colour powdery substances and 10 small packets wrapped with paper suspected to be contraband brown sugar weighing 10 grams (approx) were recovered from the possession of Meena Towang and seized in presence of the magistrate. In this regard, a case (No. 41/17) under section 21(b) NDPS Act was registered and investigation started. The alleged accused was also arrested and taken into custody

NAMSAI- Drug de-addiction camps

Anti Drugs Action Committee collaboration with the All Tai Khamti Singpho Students’ Union, All Namsai District Students’ Union, All Namsai Area Youth Association and Chongkham Youth Association organised a  drug de-addiction camps at Manmow village near Namsai. The camp is supported in cash and kind by local MLA Chow Zingnu Namchoom and public of the locality. On behalf of the Health Department, Namsai DMO, Dr Nani Rika provided essential medicines for treatment of the patients undergoing detoxification.  The Community Health Centre, Namsai will also be extending services of doctors and nursing staffs as and when the need arises, informed Chairman of ADAC and de-addiction Counselor, Chow Tewa Manpoong. Besides providing medicinal intervention for detoxification, the camp is also conducting awareness counseling, spiritual counseling, yoga, prayers, group discussions and games and sports activities. The camp with a capacity for 20 persons has registered over 15 people and more people are expected to get admitted.

ITANAGAR- NEHRO will take up Thingtu Ngemu killing case 

The North East Human Rights Organisation (NEHRO) will take up the case of killing of a villager in Changlang district by security forces with the National Human Rights Organization (NHRO). the security forces on Thursday shot dead Thingtu Ngemu,  during a counter-insurgency operation, which the army admitted as a case of “mistaken identity.” The NEHRO team  led by its General Secretary, Gulley Sumnyan met the family members of late Ngemu in Kongsa village on June 15and assured to take up the case with NHRO for further investigation. We will also approach the state as well as the central government for providing all necessary help and assistance and releasing ex-gratia payment to the family of late Ngemu, said Sumnyan. Earlier, the NEHRO General Secretary also met the Officer In-charge of Namtok Police Station and appealed to investigate the case in a free and fair manner to deliver justice to the victim’s family.

ITANAGAR-  Drinking water crisis

Itanagar has been facing acute drinking water crisis again as incessant rainfall caused massive disruption of water line from Poma and Senki rivers. According to  PHE&WS dept, about  50 workers and an excavator (JCB) were deployed in the restoration work at Rillo village near Poma. Even though water supply to water treatment plant was restored by this evening, the water supply to Itanagar is expected to be affected on Monday. Reportedly, the Lapu Nallah (Senki) water source 150 and 100 MM diameter were snapped by landslide on Saturday evening and the disruption of pipeline has triggered major water scarcity in Itanagar. It will likely take a few more days to restore normal water supply from Lapu Nallah. Meanwhile, Executive Engineer Tadar Mangku has appealed to the citizens to cooperate with the department.

ITANAGAR-   AKA Provides karate mats

The Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) on Sunday provided karate mats costing around Rs 6 lakhs to its three district associations of East Siang, Tirap and West Kameng on its own, without waiting for the government’s assistance. These mats were purchased with money collected as registration, coaching-training fees and affiliation fees from players, karate associations and clubs in the last couples of years and contributions from well wishers. Karate mats are the basic need for karate practice and training. It provides safety and protects the practitioners from any unwanted accident during practice.  AKA  alleged that ” they have approach the authorities, local representatives and even the MP for providing this type of mats. But, all of them turned a deaf ear to our pleading,” .