Arunachal- State News in Brief, 25th June 2017

ITANAGAR- Guv Congratulates Psighat CitizensArunachal- State News in Brief- 03 March 2017

Governor PB Acharya has congratulated the people of Pasighat on selection of Pasighat, the under Centre’s Smart Cities Mission.  Acharya, said that Pasighat, the centennial Town of State and one of the foremost educational hub of the erstwhile NEFA deserved to be included in the list. He expressed confidence that the first town of the State will now lay new benchmark for excellence in standard of life, healthcare and educational facilities and basic infrastructure.  The Governor, who visited Pasighat in 1965 said that Smart City Mission will drive overall economic growth and thereby improving the quality of life of people by enabling local decentralization for better local area development and harnessing green technology, especially technology that leads to Smart outcomes. The Governor expressed hope that Itanagar, which is under consideration will definitely be picked up in the ensuing selection for which he sought the support of all stakeholders.

DOIMUKH-  Rebia Visits Doimukh PS 

Minister of Urban Development, Land Management, Law and Justice, Nabam Rebia today visited the Doimukh Police Station. He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Tai Kaye, DySP Neelam Nega, UPO and Circle Officer, Doimukh. Noting the dilapidated infrastructure and waterlogging as a serious problem, Rebia directed the DC to acquire the PWD building rented by postal department. The UPO was also directed to speed up the drainage construction around the police station. He said that Doimukh PS should be a model Police Station.

ZIRO- Gyati Takka General Hospital 

The nomenclature of General Hospital, Ziro was formally changed as Gyati Takka General Hospital in a function on Saturday. “Gyati Takka was a legendary leader known for his truthfulness and simplicity during his long political career from 70s to late 1990s,” said local MLA and Parliamentary (Food and Civil Supplies) Tage Taki, while unveiling his bust. “It is a historic occasion for the people of the district to bestow such an honour to the departed leader,” Taki said, and thanked the state government for recognizing the contribution of the great leader to the district during its formative stage. Taking a brief tour of the hospital premises and later speaking at the Abotani Hall, the local MLA assured to look into various needs of the hospital. Commissioner (GA and DA) Hage Kojeen informed the gathering about “Chief Minister’s District Innovative and Challenge Fund” which was recently launched to meet the critical public infrastructure gaps, including health, education or other social sectors.

ITANAGAR- Free Health Camp 

The Regional Ayurvedic Research Institute (RARI), Itanagar conducted a free health check and awareness camp at Government Secondary School, Pachin, Naharlagun on Saturday. A team of Ayurvedic doctors from RARI examined the patients and distributed medicines to needy patients for free.  They asked the school staff, students and general people to maintain good health and hygienic practices and keep their surrounding neat and clean. In total, 159 patients have availed the benefit of the medical camp. Fifteen out of the total patients investigated were found anaemic. The institute has also adopted 10 villages and colonies in Papum Pare district under Swasthya Rakshan Programme linked to Swachha Bharat Mission. Since April this year, weekly OPDs are running in five villages, where free medical check up, haemoglobin and blood sugar tests, and consultation are being facilitated.

ITANAGAR- Himalayan black bear cub  rescued

A Himalayan black bear cub was rescued in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh and handed over to forest authorities for rehabilitation. Oset Tasing from Boleng in the district rescued the cub from his agriculture field on Thursday, forest officials said today. Tasing brought the cub to her residence and after feeding it, she handed it over to the Range Forest Officer of Boleng, the sources  said. The Himalayan Black Bear is an endangered sub-species of the Asiatic Black Bear. It is a medium-sized, sharp-clawed, black-coloured bear with a light brown muzzle and a pale yellow crescent on the chest.

NAMSAI- SDPC donates Study Materials 

The Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee (SDPC), Namsai donated study material and other essentials to 70 school children from economically poor backgrounds, which were distributed by Planning Parliamentary Secretary Chow Zingnu Namchoom in a small function. Namchoom appreciated the SDPC for the initiative of the NGO and assured his assistance in similar programmes. He also called on parents to see that the study materials are properly utilized and that their wards are kept away from drug abuse and other anti-social elements. Among others, the programme was also attended by Namsai ADC, ZPC, government officials and various other district organisation representatives.

TAWANG- Fuel Crisis due to landslide 

Following heavy rainfall that triggered sporadic landslides and multiple blockades, the three districts of Tawang, West Kameng and East Kameng were forced into a major fuel crisis. Heavy blockades were witnessed at several places at Bhalukpong to Bomdila road, forcing sizeable number of loaded oil tankers to be stranded at Bhalukpong and some other places. “There was a fuel crisis due to road blocks at several places, but tankers are starting to slowly arrive”, said a petrol pump owner at Tawang.  “The process of loading and unloading usually takes two days, but due to road blocks it will take about four days.” The IOC employees’ strike also caused the Assam Oil and Indian Oil depots to be affected at Bomdila, Rupa and Dirang. Similar crisis are also reported at Tawang and Seppa.  The crisis has hampered both public and private transport systems. Many auto-rickshaws at Seppa could not ply due to scarcity of petrol.

YINGKIONG- Medal Winers Felicitated 

Wadokai Karate Association, Upper Siang district, Yingkiong on Friday last felicitated all the medal winners of 20th All India Wadokai Karate Championship 2017, at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi on June 4 last. Those felicitated, include Sen Miyu (Gold), Tupten Dorjee (Silver), Kadum Miyu (Silver), Lizum Kamsi (Bronze), Okit Miyu (Bronze) and Karte Borang (Bronze). The programme was conducted under the chairmanship of Yingkiong District Sports Officer, Kamin Toko and was attended by District Sports Officer, Bading Teng, ZPM, Deputy Superintendent of Police, District Tourism Officer and parents of the medal winners.