Heightened political activity in Capital as BJP and rebel Congress return...

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Itanagar is abuzz with political activities as the Congress MLAs opposed to the leadership of the deposed Chief Minister Nabam Tuki...

State News

State and district level committees to check frequent fire mishaps

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: In pursuance of the Governor’s directive to check frequent fire accidents in various parts of the State, instructions have been issued for formation of a committee in each district headed by the Deputy Commissioner with Superintendent of Police as Member Secretary. The Committee will consists of Additional...

Lok Adalat disposes 125 cases, realises close to Rs two Crore

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services today along with the rest of India held monthly Lok Adalat on banking matters in various courts in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and disposed of 125 cases amounting to more than Rupees One Crore, Eighty Nine Lacs. Chief Judicial Magistrate,...

Student dies, family blames railway authority

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: In tragic incident, Joram Tadir of Joram village under Lower Subansiri has died after he ‘accidentally’ fell down from a running train at Mazbat, Darrang district of Assam on February 12 midnight, informed family sources. The accident occurred in the Itanagar (Naharlagun) bound Inter-City Express at around...

Governor takes exception to poor performance of legal team on refugee issue

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Taking strong exception to the poor performance of the State’s Legal Team in properly dealing with the Chakma Hajong refugee issue, Governor JP Rajkhowa today directed the Chief Secretary and the Principal Secretary Home to immediately hire the country’s best lawyers to take up the matter...

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‘Pay salaries, MR & TA bills within March’

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa has instructed for payment of all the salaries and medical reimbursement (MR) and travelling allowance (TA) bills for the State Government employees within March, 2016. Reviewing the Revised Estimate 2015-16 and Budget Estimate for 2016-17 at Raj Bhavan on Friday, the...

Governor greets on Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa on Saturday greeted the people of the State, particularly the Singpho community, on the auspicious occasion of ‘Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi’. He expressed hope that the festival would reinforce the spirit of ‘Ninggu Shingnoi’ - bond of brotherhood and friendship...

SBI services to improve in Daporijo: AGM

DAPORIJO, Feb 13: SBI Regional Office Itanagar, AGM has assured of upgrading and providing better services in Daporijo Township. The SBI AGM informed this in a meeting convened to address the grievances of public in Daporijo town regarding the shortage of ATM booths, bank transaction related issues and other banking...

300 saplings planted during plantation drive

ZIRO, Feb 13: Around 300 saplings were planted in the premises of VKV, Dobi during a cleanliness-cum-plantation drive being carried out by the members of Lower Subansiri Ladies Officer Forum on Feb 13. Joining the drive, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner C Kanki Darang also planted saplings at Gandhi Middle school...

Blood Donation Camp organized by ASWAP

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: A blood donation cum awareness camp to mark the statehood day programme on Feb 20 and the 25th anniversary of ASWAP was organised by Arunachal Student Welfare Association Pune (ASWAP). A total of 84 persons registered and 54 successfully donated blood in the camp. The program conducted in...

CM’s trophy: Day five results

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Kra-Daadi, Capital Complex And West Kameng won their respective matches in men’s football on day five of the State level CM’s Football and Volleyball Trophy Tournament (men and women) at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy complex, Chimpu near here today. Kra-Daadi beat East Kameng 2-0, Capital Complex beat...

Interaction programme

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: More than 50 beneficiaries and trainees from all over the state participated in a one day interaction programme conducted at Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI), Nirjuli on Friday. Speaking during the programme, Director RSETI PB Chetry encouraged the participants to be self reliant. The programme was...

Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi; An ethno-cultural festival of the Singphos

The Singphos are one of the major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh inhabited in Changlang and Namsai districts. They are celebrating the 32nd Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi from February 12 to 15 in the Singphos Cultural heritage Centre at Bordumsa in Changlang district. This is one of their major socio-religious festivals....

Review of Revised and Budget Estimate

De-addiction and rehabilitation centres for five districts ITANAGAR, Feb 12: While reviewing the Revised Estimate 2015-16 and Budget Estimate for 2016-17 at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on Friday, the Governor has announced setting up of drug de-addiction and rehabilitation centres in Wakro, Tezu, Roing, Khonsa, Changlang and Longding. Rs 5 (Five)...

Bandh culture an old habit: DGP

ITANAGAR, Feb 12: Arunachal Pradesh Director General of Police S Nithiyanandam today said 'bandh culture' of the state was not a law and order problem but an "old habit" which will "die hard". "Police alone can't change the old habit at one go. It would take time through mass awareness,...

‘Rice day’ turning into effective PDS tool

ROING, Feb 12: The initiative of Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Ravi Dhawan is bearing fruits with the ration card holders of the five circles, namely Roing, Koronu, Parbuk, Hunli and Desali in the district getting their entitled rice for the last four consecutive months since the introduction of...

Traditional mode of hunting never posed threat to wildlife: Experts

ITANAGAR, Feb 12: The traditional mode of hunting has never posed as threat to wildlife as opposed to modern means of hunting in North East India including Arunachal Pradesh. The advent of modernity has brought modern ways of hunting that has posed as actual threat to wildlife population. Those were...

Immunization coverage under MI up from 55% to 78%: Thungon

ITANAGAR, Feb 12: Immunization coverage under Mission Indradhanush in the state has increased from 55% to 78% over the last six month, said National Health Mission Director, PN Thungon, and he gave the credit to Department of Field Publicity (DFP) for the success. The programme has been a great success,...

Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi begins

BORDUMSA, Feb 12 : The four-day ethno cultural festival Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi of the Singphos began today here at the Singpho Heritage Centre, Bordumsa. Duwa Bisa Latnong, one of the Singpho Chiefs unfurled the festival flag which was followed by firing of 32 gunshots marking the beginning of the...

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North East

Rahul to kick off Cong poll campaign in Assam from Feb...

New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI) Seeking to retain power amid a keen BJP challenge in the key northeastern state of Assam, Rahul Gandhi will...

Sports

India thrash Bangladesh 5-1 in women’s football final

Shillong, Feb 13 (PTI): Kamala Devi Yumnam and Ngangom Bala Devi struck two goals each to power defending champions India to a 5-1 thrashing...

National

Make In India: Swedish Firms Keen To Raise India Investments, Says...

MUMBAI, Feb 13 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven jointly inaugurated the Sweden Country Pavilion at the Make in...

World

Air pollution kills millions annually, mostly in China, India

WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (PTI): More than 5.5 million people die prematurely each year due to air pollution with over half of those deaths occurring...