Chandranagar-Banderdewa 4-lane works likely to start from November

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The construction works of the proposed 4-lane national highway from Chandranagar to Banderdewa is likely to start from November this year...

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AGF appeals Govt for creation of forest protection force

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Arunachal Green Foundation (AGF) today called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu and urged to create forest protection force in the state. Underscoring the need for such force, AGF Chairman Takam Tatung said that state's virgin forest cover, green pastures, stream and rivulets are being destroyed due...

Admin warns erring FPS dealers of stringent action

YINGKIONG, Aug 31: The local administration of Mariyang in Upper Siang district has cautioned Fair Price Shop (FPS) dealers that strict action would be taken against those erring FPS dealers, who are found indulging in corrupt practices like black marketing. Mariyang ADC (i/c) Tage Appa, who presided over the sub-divisional...

Arunachalese lads find berth in Shillong Lajong FC

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Three Arunachalese boys have been selected by Shillong Lajong Football Club, after a trial in Shillong on August 23. Jacob Sonam (Tara) was selected for under-18 category while Gemo Loyi of Aalo, West Siang and Mingam Taloh of Siang district were selected in under-16 category. Jacob, son of...

186 cases of sexual offences against women in Arunachal in 2015

NEW DELHI, Aug 31: A total of 186 cases of sexual offences against women have been reported in Arunachal Pradesh in 2015. The sexual offences cases included rape, attempt to commit rape, assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty and insult to modesty of women. Among the north eastern...

Forum demands recruitment of Asstt. Prof of Anthropology in DNGC

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Rajiv Gandhi University Research Scholars' Forum (RGURSF) in a memorandum has appealed to the Education Minister for early recruitment of Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar. The Forum, in its memorandum, stated that the Directorate of Higher and Technical Education,...

Siang district administration gives emphasis on education, health and agriculture

PANGN Aug 31: While chairing the development cum coordination meeting with the HoDs, prominent leaders and PR members of Siang district on Wednesday, the Siang Deputy Commissioner Rahul Singh has laid emphasis on three major sectors like education, health, agriculture and urged government officials and employees to work with...

Pasighat Meat Market Association cries for justice

PASIGHAT, Aug 31: While showing their deep resentment over district administration's recent order halting the selling of meat at Pasighat Bazaar near APMC fish market, the Pasighat Meat Market Association has staged protest against the order on Tuesday and threatened to continue the protest until their genuine demands are...

Planning department bids farewell to Millo Bida

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Planning Department bade farewell to its longest serving Director Millo Bida, who retired from Govt. service on superannuation on Wednesday, in a function held in the Conference of the Planning Department. The officers and officials of Planning Department, including the District Planning Officers, remembered the contribution of...

Governor summons Assembly session

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The Arunachal Pradesh Governor, J P Rajkhowa has summoned the state's sixth Legislative Assembly to meet for its tenth (Special) session on Sept. 7 and 8 next. In exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Clause (I) of Article 174 of the Constitution, the Governor summoned...

Hayuliang Aseembly seat declared vacant

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The Arunachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly Secretariat has on Wednesday declared the seat of 45-Hayuliang Assembly Constituency as vacant following the death of MLA Kalikho Pul on Aug 9 last.

Incentives enhanced

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh has enhanced the rate of incentive to bonafide Arunachal Pradesh Schedule Tribe (APST) candidates, who qualify the Preliminary and Main Examinations in All India Combined Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The incentives have been enhanced from the...

Governor, CM greet people on Solung

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Governor J P Rajkhowa and Chief Minister Pema Khandu greeted the people of the State in general and Adi brethren in particular on the festive occasion of Solung. Both the Governor and the Chief Minister hoped the festivity will usher in peace, communal harmony and happiness in...

Relief materials provided to fire victims

YINGKIONG, Aug 31: Members of the All Upper Siang District Student Union led by its President and Assistant General Secretary, Kalak Tagi and Tutung Taruk respectively, on Wednesday met the Aug 29 last fire victims here and distributed relief materials like rice, blankets and other household materials. The cause of...

Training on climate resilient agricultural technologies conducted

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: In all, 53 farmers mostly women took part in a three-day long farmers' awareness-cum-training programme on climate resilient technologies conducted at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar under National Innovation on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) research project which concluded on Wednesday. The main...

Solung celebration begins

Correspondent RUKSIN, Aug 31: The celebration of Solung, the main agricultural festival of the Adis began on Wednesday. The celebration at Depi village under Nari Circle was attended by former MP Tapir Gao, public leader Karto Kaye of Nari and others. Community people of all walks of life gathered at Depi village...

Eye donation awareness rally

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: To create awareness among public on the importance of donating eyes, a rally was organized by "Saksham" in collaboration with NSS unit of VKV, Roing and Health Department of Roing at Roing on Tuesday. The rally, which started from VKV school gate at 5.45 am, passed through...

Scout Masters and Guide Captains training for teachers

CHANGLANG, Aug 31: Sixteen teachers working under Newman Educational Society have successfully completed Scout Masters course while 12 teachers completed Guide Captains course in a week-long basic training course for Scout Masters and Guide Captain at Holy Rosary School which concluded on Wednesday. The course was conducted under the auspices...

APWWS unit conducts awareness meeting at Mechuka and Tato

AALO, Aug 31: A team of Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS), Aalo unit conducted a series of meeting at Mechukha and Tato recently to create awareness among the women on various social evils, duties and responsibilities of women as a mother and wife towards her family and husbands...

Pema emphasizes on proper use of RTI Act

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Chief Minister Pema Khandu in a meeting with the State Information Commissioners led by its Chief, Joram Begi in his office chamber today emphasized on constructive use of Right to Information (RTI) Act. He suggested that the Govt and the State Information Commissioners must jointly sensitize people...

Workers’ Union resents order

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The All Arunachal Pradesh Workers' Union (AAPWU) has strongly condemned the recent order by the Executive Engineer, Naharlagun Highway Division, PWD Nirjuli, discontinuing the services of the labourers engaged at the NH 415 on daily wage with effect from Aug 31. According to the order No. NHD/W-12/2016-17/492-95,...

BSG training camp

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Bharat Scouts & Guides (BSG) of Papum Pare district organized three days district level Tritiya Sopan Training Camp from August 28 to 30 at Don Bosco School, Jollang, Itanagar. Seventy Scouts and Guides from six schools of Itanagar, including GHSS, Arunodaya, GSS, P Sector, GMS, ESS, Hornbill...

Committee seeks re-survey

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: The Kurung Kumey District National Highway Development Committee (KKDNHDC) in a representation to the Chief Secretary sought for immediate re-survey on land acquisition for compensation in Kurung Kumey district for execution of Trans-Arunachal Highway. The committee further said that though the compensation amount for TAH affected...

Readers Forum

False propaganda

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HDI and Olympics

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A clarification

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A letter from Pakke-Kessang

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The lost tribe

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Overstaying the tenure

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North East

NE Indis’s first home-based health care service launched

Guwahati, Aug 31 (PTI) North East India's first home-based healthcare service, HOMELTH, aiming to reach healthcare services to the homes of those in need...

Sports

Thakur not for ‘Four-day Tests’ and ‘Two Tier System’

Florida, Aug 31 (PTI): BCCI president Anurag Thakur made it clear that while he is ready to accept DRS without the usage of ‘Hawk...

National

Cabinet Okays Rs. 500 Crore Development Fund For Asian Region

NEW DELHI, Aug 31 (PTI): The Union Cabinet today cleared a proposal to create a Rs. 500 crore project development fund to increase economic...

World

US In ‘Constant Conversation’ With Pak Over Terror Outfits

WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (PTI): The US has said it is in constant "conversation" with the Pakistani leadership on the threats posed by terror organisations...