No clues on Gangkak’s death after verification of phone numbers: Police

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Apr 27: The state police on Thursday informed that after preliminary verification of around 14,000 active numbers, no important clue was found on the mysterious death of Tumi Gangkak, former under-secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC). Police spokesperson Sanjay Bhatia during a press briefing here informed that data of 21 cell IDs have been sought and analysed so far, but no concrete clue was found leading to the death of Gangkak. According to the investigation report of SIT, the case has taken a new…

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SIFF opposes proposed 10k mw mega dam over Siang

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Apr 27: The Siang Indigenous Farmer’s Forum (SIFF) on Thursday opposed proposed construction of a 10,000 mega watt dam over the Siang river. The forum said that by next week the state government is likely to sign multiple projects with capacity of over 13 giga watt, at an investment of more than 1.5 trillion. Addressing media persons at APC here, SIFF representative Bhanu Tatak informed that, union Power minister R K Singh is likely to visit Itanagar to initiate signing of 13 memorandums of understanding (MoUs)…

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Prepare impact assessment report on Dibang project: Committee

By Staff reporter ITANAGAR, Apr 27: The Dibang Multipurpose Hydro Project Downstream Affected Area Committee (DMHPDAAC) on Thursday demanded the state government to prepare ‘cumulative downstream impact assessment’ for the project affected people in the downstream of the 2880 mw project. Addressing media at APC here, DMHPDAAC chairman Gotem Tayeng informed that the downstream affected people are of the unanimous opinion that the affected families must be liable for compensation after the compliance of an adequate cumulative impact assessment and downstream impact assessment. The representative from the National Hydro Power…

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MLA visits fire accident site, distributes relief

GEKU, Apr 27: Mariyang-Geku MLA Kanggong Taku along with EAC Borik Perme, Panchayat leaders and other, visited the fire accident site here on Thursday. The MLA met the affected families and distributed immediate relief material including blankets, buckets, utensils and cash. At least eight dwelling houses and one granary were completely reduced to ashes in a devastating fire accident at Geku on Wednesday. Two houses were also partially damaged in the inferno, the cause of which is yet to be ascertained. Properties worth lakhs of rupees and local beads have…

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Lohit launches 15-day personality development programme

TEZU, Apr 27: The Lohit district administration on Wednesday launched a 15-day programme with the theme “Team up…For a Better Future”, in collaboration with Indian Army, IGG College, Brahmakumaris, HDFC Bank and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, for the students, unemployed youths, SHGs, NGOs, CBOs and others. More than 250 persons have registered for the programme. Lohit DC Shashvat Saurabh inaugurated the programme, which was attended by all the HoDs and participants at Amik Rinya Hall here. The inaugural day of the programme was focused on career counseling in Armed Forces which…

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AAPLU, APB&OCWWB organise awareness camp

ITANAGAR, Apr 27: The Upper Siang district unit of All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) organised a mega awareness camp at Mariyang on Thursday. Attending the program, APB&OCWWB Chairman Nyato Dukam said that he has been traveling every district in the state to ensure that every single labour is well informed about their benefits and rights. He added that he interacted with the laborers to know their grievances and accordingly address it on the spot. Dukam informed…

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Workshop on CM dashboard portal organised

TEZU, Apr 27: Training cum workshop on CM dashboard portal and newly developed e-pragati including CSS tracker portal held at district secretariat here on Wednesday for Lohit, Namsai and Anjaw districts. State planning & investment (monitoring division) department in collaboration with the district administration, organized the day-long workshop cum training for precise and effective monitoring of schemes and projects in the state which was attended by the officials of the three districts. DC Shashvat Saurabh while addressing the workshop informed that the CM dashboard and e-pragati is being monitored by…

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PAA urges PCI to provide coaches to state

ITANAGAR, Apr 27: The Paralympic Association of Arunachal (PAA) Secretary General Techi Sonu called on president and secretary general of Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) in the national capital on Thursday and discussed issues pertaining to promotion and development of paralympic sports in the northeastern state. Sonu, on the occasion also submitted a memorandum to the National Paralympic Federation (NPF) requesting for deployment of the three coaches for Arunachal Pradesh in the powerlifting, badminton and athletes disciplines for imparting training for preparation of state divyangjan athletes to participate in upcoming…

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