Noa Dihing on spate, flood in Changlang, Lohit remain grim
Two injured in Kurung Kumey
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Noa Dihing River is flowing above danger level at Miao, Bordumsa
& Diyun Circles of Changlang district with unabated bank erosion flowing incessant
The gauge reading at Miao on 21st April, was 239.95m, which is only 10cm below the
all time historical gauge reading recorded so far.
Noa Dihing River outflanked its left bank and flood water entered Bijoypur, inhabited
by Chakma refugees, inundating 80 houses. Villagers were instructed to move to safer
location and not to stay at night in the vicinity of nearby area, where the flood
water has formed a new course. On 25th July’2007 also Bijoypur village faced the
Executive Engineer, WRD Bordumsa B.K.Karki, and his team members who visited the
site informed that it will take some years, to make the field suitable for cultivation,
as it has been covered with a thick layer of sand, silt, cobbles and pebbles. Temporary
structural measures for flood control will not be effective, as the breach of river
bank is very large, approximately 400mtr and the velocity of water is also very high.
Though there is no loss of human life, however there was loss of domestic animals.
It is apprehended that if the rain continues for some more days then villages under
Diyun circle will also be inundated with flood water.
Under Miao & Kharsang Circles also, it has been reported that there is wide spread
loss of agricultural land. Structural intervention carried out at Dharmpapur village
has also been partially damaged. Road connectivity from Kharsang to Bordumsa via
Makantong has been cut off.
Lohit: Though flood water in submerged area of Dharampur, Vijoypur, Kaba, Pathar
Gaon, Samuguri, Mengkeng Miri and Bhogamur village has slightly receded, relief operation
is still continuing. Rice and other essential food items were made available at the
in the designated relief camp.
As per reports received this evening, PWD road to Chesing Wingko and Nongtaw village
area is still inundated while the water is overflowing the road at Jenglai Kachari
in Piyong Circle by the flood water of Jengthu river.
In Namsai Circle, water is overflowing NH 52 at Manmow and vast area of Manmow, Samuguri,
Bhorbeel area, Menkeng Miri, Menkeng and Khamti and Pangen villages are still inundated.
The Tengapani River has eroded 20m wide strip whereas large agricultural area is
still under water at Nongtaw Shyam, Nongtaw Khamti and Jenglai villages.
Water has slightly receded at Dharampur and New Silatoo vill under Lekang Circle
but heavy erosion is still continuing and overall flood situation is grim.
Though situation in entire Namsai sub – division is grim the administration monitoring
flood situation and ready to meet any situation for extending all possible help to
marooned people of the area.
Tezu, the district headquarters of Lohit remains totally cutoff today from rest of
country. The Tengaani bridge which has been eroded is almost on the verge of total
Danglat Bridge, constructed by BRTF is eroded by Sukhanalah river. In Sunpura circle
all the river and tributaries are flowing above danger level. Haju village has been
badly effected and all standing crops swept away.
Koloriang: Two people including a pregnant woman have been seriously injured after
a landslide hit a quarters of the official of the DC following incessant rain. A
baby which was trapped inside the debris of the damaged house was safely evacuated
after an hour of hard work. Deputy Commissioner Bidol Tayeng said that injured would
be evacuated to Naharlagun for further treatment tomorrow, provided the weather looks
up. He further informed that whole district has been hit following incessant rain.
Power crisis hits Roing
ROING, Apr 23: The intake point of the Deopani hydel of 750 KW-I and 500 KW-II phases
were damaged under the impact of heavy shower on Apr 21 last forcing the people of
the township to live in darkness.
As the Eze River has been flowing in high spate during last several days, the intake
point is facing danger. The lone river is the only source of power and drinking
water for the people of the township.
O Apum AE Hydro Power (civil) assessed the damages occurred in intake point. Apum
informed that there have been landslides in the 2.9 Km Deopani channel.
“We attempted to restore the diverted course but it is in vain, until there is improvement
in the weather, restoration is almost impossible”, Apum said. Meanwhile, labourers
of the PHED has been engaged in war footing to locate alternative sources in order
to avoid drinking water crisis. “As we could not depend on this river (Eze) with
the start of monsoon the crisis for the drinking water is imminent. The department
tap water from number of seasonal streams to meet the crisis”, informs the department
DC warns against rampant and unauthorized quarrying
BOMDILA, Apr 23: Deputy Commissioner West Kameng, Rinchin Tashi directed the AMDO
to put a check on rampant and unauthorized quarrying being carried out in an around
Bomdila township, Sera and Pedung which leads to landslides of varying magnitudes
triggered by the incessant rainfalls and poor drainage system. Worried by the early
onset of monsoon and the incessant rainfalls in the area and beyond, DC Tashi called
upon the officers to be prepared in advance for any eventuality. The district has
witnessed several natural calamities in the past leading to loss of valuable human
lives and properties worth in crores.
Tashi said this while addressing the first coordination meeting of all the HODs of
the district headquarter after assuming the charges of DC.
The DC assured initiating prompt disciplinary actions against illegal encroachment
of government land and mushrooming up of illegal constructions in the district headquarters.
He further made an appeal to reach out to the people as the departments and the officers
are responsible for the effective implementation of the various programmes and policies
of the government. All-out efforts should be made to ensure that the benefits of
the developmental activities reach the people at the grass-root level. Until and
unless the government servants are responsive and accountable, the developmental
activities can’t take place in true sense, he said.
Upholding the adage of Clean and Green Arunachal, DC Tashi emphasized on the effective
disposal system by digging garbage pits in one’s residential premises and conducting
mass sanitation drives on last Friday of every month in the district headquarters
Bomdila and in its peripheral areas starting from April 30.
Likewise, plantation of saplings would be carried out in the premises of every household
on May 7. Concerned family has to look after the sapling after plantation.
Society for NIT at Dedziling
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Kameng and Tawang District Development Society (K&TDDS) has expressed
surprised over terming Dedziling near Bhalukpong, the proposed site for NIT, as controversial
place by some organizations of the state. K&TDDS believed that sharing boundary
with Assam does not make Bhalukpong a controversial area.
Society further informed that local residents have donated land free of cost for
the construction of NIT. Also proposed site is well connected with road, railway
and airport facility at Solabari(Tezpur) hardly 40 km away. K&TDDS went on to add
that Dedziling, the proposed site, measuring about 700 hectares, includes de-reserved
areas.A map of the proposed site was also prepared by Range Forest Officer and countersigned
by divisional forest officer, Khellong Forest Division, Bhalukpong.
The Society demanded that institution be established at Dedziling as soon as possible
without bias and controversies.
SULPIC to launch 2nd phase of agitation
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Subansiri Lower Project Implementation Committee (SULPIC) has decided
launch its 2nd phase of agitation in the form of bandh call in the right bank of
Subansiri Lower HE Project under Dollungmukh circle w.e.f. April 25 to 29 due to
non-fulfillment of its 9-point demands.
Meet the demands of the project affected people: Union
Meanwhile, All Raga Area Students’ Union (ARASU) has urged the NHPC authority and
state Govt to fulfill the demands of the Subansiri Lower Power Project Implementation
Committee (SULPIC) at the earliest.
Supporting the movement of the SULPIC in favour of their demands, the ARASU said
authorities must fulfill the genuine demands of the people of the area to remove
the feeling of deprivation and without compelling the union to launch agitation.
The union further said that Dollungmukh circle under Raga Sub-division is deprived
of proper road connectivity. There are no basic facilities in the area, the union
The people of this area had hoped some developments with the fulfiment of demands
raised by the SULPIC, the Union said, while adding that now it is time for NHPC
and state Govt to give a serious thought to the demands to bring in development in
Even after signing of MoAs with state govt, NHPC is not giving any heed to fulfill
the demands of the the SULPIC, the union said. Demands of the committee are immediate
shifting of Law College and conference hall to Dollungmukh, recruitment of Groups
"C" and "D" posts from project affected people, shifting of all project related offices
from Gerukamukh to Dollungmukh, opening of 50 bedded hospital at Dollungmukh, intra-village
road via circle office Hqs Paro-NH52 and other amenities and facilities.
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Apart from the coffee and a film, Saturday Cinemaghar at E & K’s,
Naharlagun on April 24 would feature an insightful discussion on domestic violence.
The new edition of the Saturday Cinemagarh which was launched last week includes
discussions on the issues confronting the state with an aim to create a platform
for ideas to converge.
The theme of the discussion is “Unseen agony” to be moderated by Member Secretary
Arunachal Pradesh State Women’s Commission Mamta Riba. The panelists are Assistant
Professor of English, DNGC and rights activist Taw Azu, Arunachal Pradesh State Women’s
Commission Vice Chairperson Tadar Mepung and Law Officer, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh
Fractured Glass”, a film on Domestic Violence in the Northeast directed by Moji Riba
would be screened at Saturday Cinemaghar.
Itanagar to host Don Bosco Alumni national centenary celebrations
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Don Bosco Alumni of Dimapur Province in its provincial council
meeting held at Kohima on Sunday last evaluated the various activities undertaken
by the different Units and at the Provincial level during the last year and adopted
the Action-plan for the coming year.
The meeting resolved that every Unit of Dimapur province shall conduct minimum two
programs each – one towards the upliftment of the less privileged, and another towards
the betterment of the youth of the neighbourhood. The Dimapur province comprises
of the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Upper Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.
During the meeting the members of Itanagar Unit has agreed to host the Centenary
Celebrations of the Indian Federation of Don Bosco Alumni in Itanagar in January
2011. The members also decided to participate in the Centenary Celebrations of the
World Confederation of Don Bosco Alumni to be held in Rome from 29th September to
3rd October 2010.
The meeting chaired by Francis Pelevituo Solo, Commissioner & Secretary, Technical
& Higher Education, Nagaland, who is also the Provincial President of the Association,
was attended by 30 other Executive Committee members of the 9 constituent units,
namely, Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Zubza, Kohima, Wokha, Maram, Imphal and Tamenglong.
IDEA initiates sustainable livelihood training programme
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Itanagar Diocesan Empowerment Association as a part of SHG promotion
and sustainable rural livelihood conducted a one day training programme on Mushroom
cultivation and sustainable livelihood promotion at Pachin colony.
There were 30 participants from Ringth Ane, Changtum Ane, Ginagan Dene, and Purte
Dene SHGs of Pachin Colony.
The training programme was aimed at reduction of rural unemployment and promotion
of sustainable income and food security. The participants were also capacitated on
social analysis entrepreneurship, micro enterprise, developing village level business
Book-keeping and SHG animation, maintenance of records and the ways of strengthening
the groups were informed to the participants. The participants also discussed about
the possibilities of eradicating various types of social evils from the family and
APPWU delegation meet CM, submits memorandum
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: A delegation of All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union (AAPWU) recently
met chief minister Dorjee Khandu in his official residence and apprised him of the
various grievances of the union by submitting memorandum.
Later, the delegation held threadbare discussion on their demands with Padi Richo,
Parliamentary secretary for Land Management, Labour and Employment. According to
AAPWU Richo assured the union to look into their demands which included, among others,
conversion of WC employees to WC(T/C) category and ALCs too, VRS provision to labourers
including ALCs of all working departments, proper implementation of MACP in favour
of WC employees, WC status to casual labourers who have already completed 15 years
of service, liveries to WC employees (as admissible), releasing bonus to all categories
of workers whenever fund is available, granting 300 days earned leave for WC employees
of all departments at par with state govt employees instead of 60 days accumulated
earned leave in service period.
T. Puyi memorial Volleyball tourney
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: The 3rd Teli Puyi Memorial Volleyball Tournament will be held at
Kampo Jote panchayat from May one to five next.
Over 40 teams both men and women from Tarasso, Balijan and Sangdupota circles under
Papum Pare district are expected to participate.
Winners and runners up of both men and women’s teams would be given cash prizes along
Admin declares bandh Illegal
Itanagar, Apr 23: The Capital Region Administration has declared the 12 hours bandh
call given by All Nyishi Youth Association on April 27 as unlawful and illegal. DC
Padmini Singla in an order said that nobody can be allowed to violate fundamental
rights of the citizens by calling a bandh apart from causing economic loss to the
The Association has called for a bandh after the government allegedly failed to respond
to its one point demand on AOP.
The DC in the order further states that actions would be taken against violators
as per provisions of the law.
Support to bandh
Itanagar: Apatani Youth Association (AYA) supported the proposed 12 hrs Capital Bandh
call given by All Nyishi Youth Association(ANYA) on April 27 in protest against
the failure by state government to issue a white paper on non- preparation of AOP
for the state, according to a AYA release.
ITANAGAR: Itanagar Buddhist Cultural society members will conduct a social service
in the premises of Siddharth Vihar, on April 25 as part of clean and green drive.
Later a meeting of the Theravada Buddhist members and IBCS members will be held
to chalk out plan for Buddha Purnima celebration on May 27 next.
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: The Rajiv Gandhi University fraternity has deeply mourned the sad
demise of one of its member Late C.T. Longchut who breathed his last at RKM Hospital
Itanagar after prolonged illness on April 17. He was working as a Xerox operator.
He leaves behind his mother, wife and two kids.
A host of employees of the university attended his last rites at Khampti Basti in
Narayanpur, Assam. The members also conducted a prayer meeting for departed soul
and expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Nyishi day was celebrated at Joram town on April 19th with much
fanfare. Celebration was organized by Joram Youth Welfare Association.
Appeal for help
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Lendo Ao Welfare Association has appealed to local MLA, Galo Students
Union and other social organizations to offer help to victims of fire incident which
took place at Pusi-Doke, West Siang District on April 16
The Association has expressed solidarity with the victims.
Why all important institutes should be based only in Capital?
I, on behalf of the people of Kameng belt strongly opposed the press statement of
All Nyishi Youth Association opposing establishment of NIT at Bhalukpong.
Almost every part of Arunachal Pradesh shares boundary with neighbouring state and
there is often boundary row. Therefore, the apprehension raised by certain organizations
that Bhalukpong is unsafe due to frequent inter-state boundary problems with Assam
carries no meaning.
Bhalukpong is readily connected with railways and roadways. A memorandum regarding
establishment of the NIT at Bhalukpong had already been submitted. Moreover, a joint
inspection report along with the map of the total 750 hectare (approx) of land (including
de-reserved area of railway, FCI and industrial estate) has been submitted for establishment
of the NIT at Bhalukpong.
Why all important institutes should be based only in the Capital? Other backward
area should also be considered for development.
I request the state Govt to take serious note of it and do justice to every section
of the society by establishing the NIT at Bhalukpong. The fruit of development should
not be confined to one pocket of the state only; rather it should be distributed
to various parts of the state.
Secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress and a concerned citizen
The News item which came out in your reputed daily's showcasing the Murky Hydro power
Deals by Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, brought to light by the NCP, Arunachal Unit
yesterday is indeed praiseworthy.
It has unearthed the Hidden Agenda of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
Now every conscious citizen of the State has got the duty as well as right to know,
how much money was received as upfront payment from each Power developer and where
has that Money been used or gone. What were the procedures adopted in awarding the
Projects to the Companies?
How and why did the "People First" Government sell our Ancestral lands without our
knowledge and consent?
Every conscious citizen certainly will be taken aback by such arbitrary steps by
a government with a slogan "people first" in words but Anti-People in deeds.
Let us rejoice
It is our great joy that the Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC) Youth department
is celebrating its silver jubilee to mark the completion of 25 years of God's grace
upon the Youth of NBCC. The jubilee, being a year of deliverance and joy let us understand
and pray that we must be delivered socially, morally and spiritually. We hope that
this silver jubilee would be a blessing and meaningful for the youth of NBCC. Since
the youth of NBCC are celebrating and rejoicing with the Lord, let us the region
also rejoice without mention of denomination
Lingto Gollo, (on email)