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PRIs question Govt on power project

ITANAGAR, July 11: Panchayat leaders of Pistana and Yachuli circles of Lower Subansiri district have voiced their protest against coming up of Panyor Hydro Electric Project, which they claimed was ‘kept secret’ from the public.

In a representation to the Chief Secretary yesterday, the PR leaders led by Zilla Parishad Chairperson Likha Tongum said that  Panyor Hydro Electric Project came to light when M/S Raajratna Energy Holdings Private Ltd of Shimla, started surveying and investigation works in the area. They urged the Chief Secretary to cancel the MoA signed with the private company immediately in the interest of local sentiments.

To the surprise of the people of the area, MoA to this regard was already signed between the govt and the company on February 25 last for implementation of the 80 MW project on BOOT basis for which an amount of Rs 80 lakhs (at Rs 1 lakh per MW) as processing fees was already paid in the name of the Secretary Power, Govt of AP. The grass-root leaders alleged that the whole process was carried out secretly and kept under wraps.

They leaders further came down heavily on the agency for “totally undermining the project affected panchayats”.  

If any agency wants to tap the natural resources available, they have to take the confidence of at least the local panchayat leaders, which is a normal procedure in a democratic setup, the leaders said.

“The local panchayats are the sole custodian and owner of natural resources in the region since time immemorial,” the leaders said and have decided to protest against the execution of the project.


Govt assures students of a guest house in Mumbai

ITANAGAR, July 11: State government has assured Arunachal Students Union Mumbai (ASUM) to look into their demands of setting up of a guest house at Mumbai till the completion of the under construction Arunachal Bhawan at Vashi, Mumbai especially for the ever increasing cancer  patients coming to Mumbai's Tata memorial hospital

In a meeting held at Hotel Middletown, Mumbai between the two ministers and the ASUM President Tok Topu and Convenor Beru Dulom, the members submitted a memorandum stressing the need of an urgent guest house.

Tok Topu briefed the ministers about the difficulties faced by the Arunachalee people in terms of accommodation as the treatment goes on for a long.

The two ministers assured the students community and said that they would initiate the matters personally and urgently as the need of hour, keeping the interest of the large Arunachalees coming to Mumbai.

The Union thanked the minister of education Tatar Kipa and PWD and Urban Development minister Nabum Tuki for taking a serious note of the problems faced by the students and people of Arunachal visiting Mumbai.

Meanwhile ASUM have brought out a helpline especially for cancer patients requiring blood. Escorts can be contact Rinchin Thungon, General secretary at 09867771699 and Tok Topu at  9867955302.

Students coming to Mumbai and Maharashta for admission can contact Dorjee Thungon at 09920538095, Limar Angu at 09870844855 and Debia Suraj at 098702371224.


“No to Simang project”

ITANAGAR, July 11: Adi Among Autonomous Kebang appealed to the government to ensure public participation before any decision is taken on development projects.

People of the area unanimously called for repealing of the agreement between the state government and the power proponents, informed Tamo Taggu, president of the Kebang.

He informed that meeting was held last month at Pareng Village in East Siang to discuss Simang Hydro Power Project which is being harnessed by M/S Adhishanker Power Pvt Ltd.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner East Siang and Regional In charge of the Power Company Mohan Raj and the people of Doggong-Banggo area in which people of the area called on the government to stop the project from going ahead.

Kebang further said government need to take an early deicion on the project.


College teachers association mourn Dr Pandey’s death

ITANAGAR, July 11: Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers’ Association (APCTA) expressed its grave concern over the untimely demise of Rajiv Gandhi University registrar late Dr Deepak Pandey on July 9 last.

Late Dr Pandey was a sincere teacher and had undisputed personality throughout his career at JNC Pasighat, WRGC Deomali and as Principal in-charge Government College Yachuli before joining RGU as registrar.

The association expresses its solidarity with the bereaved family members and urged upon the concern authorities to take appropriate action in investigating the cause of his untimely demise.  

Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers’ Association also aggrieved the untimely death of late Mala Taba, a student of B A III rd year, Dera Natung Government College Itanagar who died at a tragic road accident at P-Sector Itanagar yesterday.

The association prayed to God almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed souls of both deceased.


BJP seeks Govt attention

ITANAGAR, July 11: BJP has called on the state Govt to restore power supply and PDS items in Pasighat. It said that lone PDS outlet is running short on items.

For the last two weeks normal life in Pasighat have been badly crippled following massive power cuts and even after several days, power supply has not been restored by the concerned department, it said.

It further said that due to absence of proper drainage systems, people of the town are facing problems.

Bharatiya Janata Party East Siang District Unit called upon the state government to restore the power supply at Pasighat Township on priority to mitigate the sufferings being faced by the people of the area.

It also called for increase of PDS outlets at Pasighat Township for the convenience of the people. The concerned department should do justice to the people and make provision for more outlets for Pasighat Township proportional to its population, it said.

It also appealed for revamping security measures in the township.


Condolences pour in for the young lives lost

ITANAGAR, July 11: Condolences messages have poured on from organizations mourning the loss of four youngsters who died in a motor vehicle accident yesterday in the Capital. The four youths were actively in their chosen fields and had shown tremendous potential.

All Nyishsi Youth Association, Officials, staffs, teaching faculty and students of North East Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Vivek Vihar, Institute of Basic Education (IBE), Rajiv Gandhi University department of Post graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management and Tourism (PGDHMT), All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union (AUSDSU), All Tagin Students’ Union (ATSU), All Lower Subansiri Students’ Union (ALSSU), Apatani Students’ Union (ASU) and Kargu Kardi Students’ Union (KKSU) expressed shock at the death of the youngsters.ANYA mourned the death of its Assistant Gen Secy Lt Doni Dodum. It said that with Doni’s death, community has lost one of its multi talented sons who was also a committed and responsible member of Association.

PGDHMT deeply mourn the demised of Late Yagum Nguri and prayed to God to give strength to the bereaved family members at this hour of sorrow.

KKSU said that the sudden demise of late Yagum Nguri has sent a wave of shock amongst the student community of the state.

The union supporting AAPSU’s demand appealed to the Urban Development department to renovate all roads in the state capital to avert such incidents in the future.

The present condition of the roads in the capital is not fit to meet the demands of the increasing vehicles in the state capital, it added.

IBE chairman said that their premature death of young promising leaders is not only lose to their families but to the state as well.

IBE also prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured ones. Tai Tadap who is recovering in the hospital was a former student of IBE.

One minute silence was also observed as mark of respect to the departed souls. The institute will remain closed on July 12 as part of mourning.


NREGA training for partner NGOs

ITANAGAR, July 11: SIRD Arunachal Pradesh conducted a three day Training cum Workshop under NREGA for partner NGOs in implementation of GP Level Training.

The programme involved representatives from two NGOs nominated and empanelled by Department of Rural Development, Government of Arunachal Pradesh.

The programme covered imparting training to enable them to conduct ‘Orientation cum Awareness Programme’ at Gram Panchayat Level in all the districts of Arunachal Pradesh in the current financial year. The participants were also taken to best practice area in Solenguri Gram Panchayat and Kalabari Gram Panchayat in Pub Chaidur Development Block under Chengmaram, (Gohpur) Assam.

The representatives of the NGOs also gave a brief presentation on the training design they proposed to adopt for covering awareness in all Gram Panchayat Level programmes.


EKMZSU and APPDSSU to boycott conference

ITANAGAR, July 11: All Pakekessang Pijerang Dissingpaso Seijosa Students’ Union (APPDSSU) and East Kameng Middle Zone Students’ Union (EKMZSU) said that without solving last election’s dispute, which led to disintegration of All East Kameng Students’ Union (AEKSU) and completion of quota system of all four zonal students union, it would not take part in the election.

The EKMZSU and APPDSSU resolved to boycott the ensuing AEKSU conference cum election, which is scheduled to be held in last part of July.


World Population Day celebrated

PASIGHAT, July 11: Joining the rest of the country, field publicity unit, Pasighat in coordination with Government Primary School, Sille, East Siang District observed world population day yesterday to motivate and create awareness on population explosion, its control and other development related issue. On the occasion photo exhibition, essay writing, drawing and painting competition was organized. Speaking on the occasion, Head Master T Tatik spoke on demerits of population explosion while adding that rate of growth of population is high in the state.

Earlier, FPA, Pasighat B Basumatary briefing about the aims and objectives of the programme, called for education, healthy, gender equality and equity, migration, environment and sustainable management of resources are more important.

He appealed the people for immediate attention on the said topic.



2000 sapling planted

ITANAGAR: Commemorating the 60 Van Mahotsav celebrations by Environment and Forest Department, 25 Assam Rifles under Dah Division planted 2000 saplings at Changlang, Khimyong, Manmao and Namtok recently to create awareness among the local population about dangers of environmental degradation and to inculcate a sense among the youth to preserve the forest in the district.


Late Taluk Tamuk remembered

ITANAGAR: The first death anniversary of Late Taluk Tamuk, one of the founding members of Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang was observed today at Donyi Polo Gangging Itanagar. A mass prayer was organized to pray for the departed soul.

Born to Late Taro Tamuk of Sisen village under East Siang district in 1953, late Taluk had dedicated his life for the cause of preservation and promotion of indigenous faith, tradition and culture.







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