Arunachal- State News in Brief, 2nd July 2017

ITANAGAR- Cleanness drive in PS Campus

The Itanagar Police today carried out social service and cleaned drive in its Police Station campus. The organising of social service was a imitative to make the campus neat and clean and to stay hygiene. SP Papum Pare and Capital Tumme Amo, SDPO Hanyir Techi, OC, PS Tabi Bage. However Home Minister Kumar Waii was supposed to attend the social service but could not attend due to preoccupation.

AALO-  obstruction of Drains or Ditches prohibited 

In an executive order under section 133 of CrPC, the West Siang District Magistrate prohibited obstruction of drains or ditches, diversion of natural drains and erection of boundary wall, fencing without maintaining a distance of 4.5 mt from the centre of the road by any individual or government quarter allottees. The order has been issued following complaints from DUDA regarding illegal constructions, diversions and occupation of township roads in various colonies and sectors.

TEZU- Rehabilitation Centre functional  

The  Lohit district administration has made the much awaited Rehabilitation Centre functional  on Last Friday. About  10 addicts from Lohit and Anjaw districts reportedly have been admitted for rehabilitation. Danish Ashraf expressed serious concern over the adverse effects of opium, other contraband substance and rising addiction among youths.  Rampant opium cultivation has to be stopped and should go for alternative crop to annihilate its impending threat. Our administration is committed to assist for choicest crop to replace opium cultivation and to rehabilitate addicts for better tomorrow,” the DC added.  Speaking on the occasion, DMO, Dr S Chai informed that a total of 44 addicts were registered out of which ten were admitted due to shortage of seats in the Rehabilitation centre.

ITANAGAR- Appeal for Bandh Differ  

The Tanw Supun Dukun (TSD), Apatani Apex Council appealed to the RHEP MoU Demand Committee, Yazali to defer its 36-hour Hoj and 43 km Point (Yazali) bandh beyond July 10 for ensuring smooth celebration of golden jubilee of Dree festival. Stating that it respects and supports the genuine and legitimate demands of the project affected people, the TSD said that the proposed bandh from July 5 would cause great inconvenience and dampen the festive spirit, if not deferred, as the main celebration will be on July 5 and 6. The Central Dree Festival Committee also made the same appeal to the RHEP MoU Demand Committee. The Community is celebrating the golden jubilee of the festival this year. Moreover, Dree celebration begins from July 1 in various parts of the district and lasts till July 10.

BOMDILA- weeklong Vanamahotsava

The weeklong Vanamahotsava, with the theme ‘Each one plant one’, began on Saturday morning at district headquarters Bomdila. To commemorate the 68th Vanamahotsava and the birth anniversary of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, 150 saplings of maple and oak trees were planted at the entry point of Bomdila, which has been identified as a slide prone zone. Various activities have been charted for the week long celebration, including plantation in and around schools by school children, drawing and essay writing competitions for school children, and plantations in the erosion prone areas as identified by the district administration and around the monasteries, besides awareness campaigns in villages. Similar activities would be carried out in the ranges situated at Nafra, Dirang and Khuppi in the district by the concerned Range Forest Officers.

ITANAGAR- Matric scholarships

The Director of Social Justice and Empowerment and Tribal Affairs (SJETA) would release the pre and post matric scholarships from the first week of July. This was informed by the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) in a press statement on Saturday, after the Union held a meeting with the Director of SJETA on June 9 last. The AAPSU also appealed to the student community to steer clear of unnecessary provocation and hue and cry as the scholarship would be released soon. An AAPSU team headed by Education Secretary, Prem Tallang and IPR Secretary, Techi Mupu had called on Director of SJETA Yumlam Kaha for the immediate disbursement of the scholarship for the students. The department had issued an order that an amount of Rs 28, 50, 10,000 has been accorded administrative approval by the state Governor. The Director clarified the since there was delay in the release of scholarship money from the central government,

PASIGHAT-  Torrential rain in Siang Valley

The torrential rain crippled the normal life in Siang Valley.  Siang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh and adjoin parts of Assam are receiving sufficient rainfall for last three days as the South West monsoon, which hit Kerala and mainland India on Tuesday reached to Himalayan region on the next day.The main reason for early arrival of the South-West monsoon is caused by cyclone over Bay of Bengal that made landfall over Bangladesh coast on Monday, according to Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) report. A ‘Cyclone Mora’ helped pull the monsoon into Northeastern region. The MET report predicted heavy rainfall in Northeastern States including Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. The region witnessed heavy hailstorm and thunderstorm during March and April this year, which is not usually noticed in the region during the period. Incessant moderate to heavy downpour has caused water logging in many places, causing great inconvenience to office goers, students, food and vegetable vendors and commuters. The mighty Siang rivers and its tributaries are swelling due to heavy rain in its upper reaches, while the low lying areas and drying up rivers streams are filled with rainwater.

RUKSIN- LDCM members arrested 

The Assam Police arrested three members of Liberal Democratic Council of Misingland (LDCM) from Jonai  in connection with the killing of Congress leader Hiranya Doley, who was shot dead at his residence at Dekapam near Assam-Arunachal border on June 24 last.  A 7.65 mm pistol and six live cartridges were seized from their possession. The trio has reportedly confessed their involvement in the crime before police with Amitab Patir being the shooter. The Assam police have arrested nine members of the outfit, including three linkmen, so far. Last month, the police of Dhemaji unit had arrested three LDCM cadres, namely Kumar Kutum, Govinda Pegu and Harish Pegu from Simenchapori area. They served extortion notices to three officers, including a junior engineer serving under Mising Autonomous Council (MAC) at Gogamukh.