The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti has demanded that the Assam Government take immediate steps to ensure that the Government of India and Arunachal Pradesh Government call off the Public Hearings on 3,000 MW Dibang valley and 1,750 MW Demwe Lower (Lohit) projects, which are scheduled to take place in August this year.


ITANAGAR, April 6: The Tapun Area Welfare Society (TAWS) has accused the Centre of being soft on Chakma refugees, which had allegedly encouraged them to destroy forests at Diyun range under Lohit district.
The society alleged that the refugees were violating the prescribed norms fixed during their resettlement from Mizo district to Tirap Division of the then North East Frontier Agency (NEFA).

Over 200 people have been attacked by gastroenteritis in several villages under Namsai sub-division of Lohit district in Arunachal Pradesh over the past few days. Official sources said here today that no deaths were reported from any of the affected villages so far. Many villages, including Philobari, Silatoo, Lekang and Khowji, had been hit by the disease. Local medical officers visited the affected areas and treated about 200 patients. However, proper treatment could not be provided, following the lack of adequate medicines.