Frustration mounts as govt cold shoulders agitating traffic wardens

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Itanagar Traffic Wardens (ITWs) who started their agitation on Jan 9 continue to battle it on their own as the...

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Waii denounces forced and early marriage

SEPPA, Jan 21: Home, RWD and Labour & Employment Minister Kumar Waii denounced the practice of forced and early marriages, which has always been a crime. Addressing the 8th General Conference of All Pipu Chayangtajo Gawepurang Sawa Students' Union (APCGSSU) during his whirlwind tour of Chayangtajo and Bameng, Waii recalled...

Petroleum conservation campaign launched

Correspondent RUKSIN, Jan 21: Following directives from Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) in collaboration of Petroleum Conservation Research Association and Petrol Pump owners of East Siang district launched a month-long awareness campaign on 'Conservation of Petroleum Products' in the district on Saturday. Conducting the awareness programme...

18th Ligang T20 Cricket Tourney begins at Oyan

Correspondent RUKSIN, Jan 21: The 18th Ligang T20 Cricket Championship organized by Ligang Cricket Committee of Oyan began at Oyan village playground in East Siang district on Saturday. Pasighat West MLA Tatung Jamoh, who inaugurated the tournament, suggested the players to maintain discipline and play the game with true sportsman spirit. Informing...

Attack on officers condemned

PASIGHAT, Jan 21: East Siang units of Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) and Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers' Association (APCSOA) have vehemently condemned the incident wherein ADC Ruksin and EAC Koyu were allegedly attacked by a mob on Jan 17 while on duty. Expressing their utter dismay,...

House gutted in Palin

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The SPT building and kitchen of one Gora Paku of Palin were reduced to ashes in a fire accident. The house owner could save nothing as the fire spread quickly engulfing the home in minutes, informed All Kra Daadi District Students Union (AKDDSU). A team of AKDDSU visited...

Help for Wakka fire victims

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: In a bid to aid those affected by the recent fire mishap at Wakka in Longding district, the All Arunachal Pradesh Postal Employee Welfare Association conducted a day long donation drive within its association members on Friday. An amount of Rs. 52,470 along with other relief items...

Former CM Tuki inaugurates Primary School at New Goya

TORU, Jan 21: Former CM cum local MLA Nabam Tuki on Saturday inaugurated Government Primary School at New Goya, under Toru circle. The ceremony was attended by Govt officials, GBs, PRI leaders and general public of the circle. Responding to public representation submitted by ASM Dakte Hoj, Tuki assured to...

NABARD launches 20 farmers’ clubs in Diyun

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on Saturday launched 20 farmers' clubs in Diyun circle of Changlang district. Explaining about the main objective of forming farmers' clubs, NABARD District Development Manager Kamal Roy advised members of various farmers clubs to work together to develop...

KVK Lower Dibang Valley conducts Scientific Advisory committee meeting

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lower Dibang Valley organized Scientific Advisory committee Meeting at its office premises to review progress of activities of previous financial year and Action Plan for ensuing financial year of the Farm Science Centre (KVK) on Saturday under the chairmanship of Senior Nodal Officer...

Nirjuli lift the Sixth T-20 Christmas Trophy

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Nirjuli Cricket Club (NCC) lifted the Sixth T-20 Christmas Trophy defeating Police Colony Cricket Club by 6 wickets in the final at Ganga Village playground here today. The Tournament was organsied by Ganga Youth Club. Police colony cricket club after winning the toss elected to bat first,...

Society condoles student’s demise

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The All Puroik Welfare Society (APWS) on Saturday deeply condoled the untimely demise of Tadung Yachu, Convenor of All Puroik Students Union (APSU) who died on January 19, 2017 near Puroik Colony, Papu Nallah. Late Yachu served the society in distinct capacities. He did BA from Dera...

Raju urges State govt. to explore possibilities for cargo flights

ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Friday asked Arunachal Pradesh government to explore possibilities of bringing in more cargo flights as the state has immense potential in horticulture crops, floriculture and medicinal plants. Addressing the 'Digi Dhan Mela' at Indira Gandhi Park here, the Union minister...

Digi Dhan Mela : ‘A historic step towards cashless’

ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Arunachal Pradesh on Friday took a historic step to go cashless with the formal inauguration of "Digi Dhan Mela" at Indira Gandhi Park here in tune with the Centre's programme of "100 cities 100 melas" for a cashless economy. The Digi Dhan Mela aims at helping the...

Meet stresses on alternative livelihood for opium cultivators

ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Secretary cum Commissioner (Tax and Excise) Marnya Ete emphasized on early formulation of meaningful state policy on alternative livelihood and rehabilitation for drugs abusers and opium cultivators in the State. Ete said this during a meeting of core-committee and deliberation committee for formulation of state policy on...

‘Ride To Light’ cycling expedition

ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Ride To Light-a seven days cycling expedition to remotest areas of three eastern districts of Arunachal Pradesh is being organized by 'Batti', an NGO, in collaboration with Directorate of Youth Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. The 50-member expedition team comprising 25 cyclists, including from foreign countries, supporting...

Rally for better salary and job reservation

AALO, Jan 20: AAPWU, AAPAWHU and AAPAWU units of West Siang district on Friday came out in the streets of Aalo demanding implementation of minimum wages of Rs. 18000/- for Anganwadi Workers and Helpers, ASHAs and all Contingency Workers, 100 percent reservation for Anganwadi Workers to the post of...

Govt. accords top priority to road link:Mein

ITANAGAR, Jan 20: While addressing a huge gathering in the beautiful valley of Koloriang, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said that the efforts are on to bring development in the far-flung and border areas of the state at par with the plains and foot hills areas so that the...

Annual review meeting of agriculture deptt held

Formulate state specific programmes: Lowang ITANAGAR, Jan 20: The 2nd Annual Departmental Review meeting of Agriculture department was held at the Directorate of Agriculture, Naharlagun on Thursday. Addressing senior officers of the directorate and also the district level officers, Agriculture Minister Wangki Lowang directed the department to formulate state specific programmes...

Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017 starts

CHANGLANG, Jan 20: Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2017 began here at Nampong festival ground on Friday. Traditional huts of various tribes of the district and Burma, local cuisine, cultural items from various corners of India as well as from neighbouring country Burma, sightseeing, open air restaurants, floating restaurants are the...

ATA comes out in defence of Education Secretary

ITANAGAR, Jan 20: The Arunachal Teachers' Association (ATA) fervently condemned the demand for transfer of the Secretary Education by AAPETA and other organizations. The demand for transfer is totally based on self interest of the Gen. Secy. AAPETA whose promotion is under the scanner of Secy. Education, it said. It...

Training on emergency care and resuscitation management

ITANAGAR, Jan 20: The two-day training on emergency care and resuscitation management organized by Directorate of Medical Education, T&R, Naharlagun concluded at Seminar Hall of Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) Naharlagun on Friday with distribution of certificates to the participants. Doctors from various districts and TRIHMS...

Arunachal Pradesh at Kolkata book fair

‘Ethnic Communities of Arunachal Pradesh’ by Batem Pertin to be released Arunachal Pradesh is again at the 41st International Kolkata Book Fair' 2017 (IKBF) now called the 'Festival of Kolkata' for the sixth time. It will be held from Jan 25 to Feb 5 at Milan Mela. Except the host state...

Readers Forum

To take the bull by horn

Dear Editor, Should the bull taming game be back to the fields of Tamil Nadu during...

Akhilesh and Samajwadi Party

Dear Editor, This refers to your editorial “Three horse race in UP” (Jan 18). It is...

Misplaced priorities

Dear Editor, While languishing at 130th position of Human Development Index that tells the tale of...

The new face of terror

Dear Editor, It is quite unnecessary to be surprised on the realization that a train tragedy...

Official hurdles

Dear Editor, Recently a friend of mine from Canada wanted to visit our state Arunachal Pradesh...

Mukhya Mantri Seema Vikash Yojna

Dear Editor, Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the present...

North East

Japanese envoy calls on Assam CM; discusses trade

Guwahati, Jan 21 (PTI) Japan's Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu today called on Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and discussed investment opportunities, people-to- people...

Sports

Saina a win away from Malaysia Masters title

Sarawak (Malaysia), Jan 21, (PTI): India ace Saina Nehwal produced a dominating performance to notch up a straight-game win over Hong Kong's Yip Pui...

National

Over 3.5 Lakh People Sing National Anthem, Set New World Record

RAJKOT, Jan 21 (PTI): Over 3.5 lakh people today set a new world record by singing the National Anthem at an event at Kagvad...

World

Pak asks India to suspend work on hydro projects in J-K

ISLAMABAD, Jan 21 (PTI): Pakistan's two parliamentary committees in rare joint resolution asked India to immediately suspend work on two hydropower projects in Jammu...

China shuts down 17 websites