Forest fire hits water supply
By Pradeep Kumar
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Adding salt to the injuries of Itanagarians, many of whom have been facing water crisis, massive forest fire suspected to be caused by either miscreants/ illegal timber operates/ hunters/ jhoom cultivators has disrupted water supply to the state capital.
The fire in the Mopung Mike hills ignited Sunday last caused massive destruction to the Itanagar main water supply line of 450 mm dia that feeds 11 MLD potable water daily to the water treatment plant at Gekar Putung, Itanagar PHE&WS division executive engineer Tadar Mangku told this daily over telephone.
Smoke engulfs Capital
The smoke emanating from the burning of hill tops around the Capital Complex for the last few days, mostly for shifting cultivation anticipating the onset of monsoon, engulfed Itanagar on Wednesday. While the capital administration has banned destruction of forest and burning, the environment and forest department has formed a team to rush to the spot and initiate remedial action. But alas…the hills continue to be devoured by man-made fire. - AFND
GoI directs Assam to maintain status quo, stop construction
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: The government of India has directed the Assam government, particularly its forest department to stop construction work in Tarraso area immediately and maintain the status quo.
Referring to tension in Tarraso area along the Arunchal-Assam boundary following erection of fresh infrastructure by Assam forest department, director of (North East) on behalf of the GoI, in a letter to Assam chief secretary and home commissioner on Tuesday, said, “It is requested to kindly sort out the issue in consultation with the GoAP” and a report in the matter may kindly be sent to the min...Read more
Department signs MoU with railways to boost tourism
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Aimed at boosting the high potential tourism sector in Arunachal Pradesh, states tourism department signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) to provide value added tour packages and booking facilities to this Himalayan state .
The MoU was signed by tourism secretary Dr. Joram Beda and IRCTC Ltd regional manager John Lepcha today in the tourism directorate office in a modest ceremony, which was attended by senior officers, including director Taru Talo and deputy director Tage Buda and IRCTC officers.
Guv visits bamboo processing centre
POMA, Apr 23: Governor Nirbhay Sharma and first lady Jyotsna Sharma visited the bamboo processing centre here today, and inspected its exhibition stall, charcoal kiln, etc.
Interacting with the officials, artisans and GBs, the governor emphasized on revamping the centre by improving the existing asset. He advised them to take it up as proper commercial venture, while expressing his hope that the centre will go a long way in augmenting the socio-economy of the rural community.
He said that production of any produce including horticulture products, handloom and handicrafts are available in th...
CS assures fair investigation into death
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Chief Secretary (CS) in-charge Dharmendra Sharma today informed a team of the Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) that the report of the postmortem conducted on the body of Matthew Dabi, who recently died in mysterious circumstances while on duty as a polling officer at Sine polling booth in East Siang district, is expected to arrive from the forensic laboratory in Guwahati (Assam) in a few days, and called for calm till the inquiry board constituted in the matter ascertains what led to his death.
During discussions with a CoSAAP team led by ...Read more
Man arrested for encroaching
ITANAGAR, Apr 23: One Ta Lapung was arrested by a police team led by Itanagar CO Mokar Riba today for erecting an unauthorized wall in the campus of a government quarters in Vivek Vihar. Capital Complex DC Mige Kamki said any act of defacing, encroaching on or damaging public property such as roads, drains, etc, will be dealt with strictly under the law. (DIPRO)
6 houses gutted in Aalo
AALO, Apr 23: Six OB Type houses were gutted in a fire accident that occurred around 6 pm at PI Colony here in West Siang district on Tuesday.
The fire that continued for three hours was later put out by fire brigade personnel with help from the BRTF, the Army and civilians.
As the place of occurrence was inaccessible to the fire tender, water and firefighting equipment had to be ferried manually. The efforts of the firefighters were further hindered by the jungle and bamboo groves in the locality that had also caught fire.
The district administration has provided immediate relief of Rs 40...
Meet on CMUHIS
NAHARLAGUN, Apr 23: A meeting on implementation of the Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme (CMUHIS) under Itanagar municipality will be held at the Itanagar municipal council office her on April 25.
‘Crossing Bridges’ wins Rajat Kamal
NAHARLAGUN, Apr 23: Sherdukpen feature film ‘Crossing Bridges’ has been awarded the prestigious Rajat Kamal for direction in the 61st National Film Award.
The award, comprising Rs 1 lakh each for the producer and director, was announced on April 16 last.
The film’s director and scriptwriter Sange Dorjee Thongdok, and producer TNT Films Production, will receive the award from President Pranab Mukherjee at a function in New Delhi on May 3.
The first ever film in an Arunachalee language to receive a national award, ‘Crossing Bridges’ was chosen under ‘The best feature film in the l...