AAPSU opposes move to grant citizenship Rights to Chakma and Hajong...

ITANAGAR, May 22: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has strongly opposed the Government of India's decision to grant citizenship rights to Chakma...

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Govt to provide zero interest crop loan under CM’s Krishi Rinn...

ITANAGAR, May 22: Alive to the concerns of marginal farmers, the state government has decided to provide facility of Zero Interest Crop loan to farmers of the state to enable them easy access to formal credit through banking channels. According to a recent notification from the Finance Department, the government...

ABK firm on its decision, DC clarifies his position

Reporter PASIGHAT, May 22: Sticking to its earlier decision, the Adi Baane Kebang (Apex) has said any deviation from the Dharmedra Sharma led High Power Committee recommendation on boundary demarcation of Lower Siang and geo-mapping already submitted to the state government will be opposed tooth and nail. "ABK will stand firm...

Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy

ITANAGAR, May 22: West Siang, Upper Subansiri, East Kameng and Papum Pare entered the semi finals of women's football in Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy. West Siang Beat Lower Subansiri 3-2, Upper Subansiri beat Capital Complex 2-1, East Kameng beat Kra-Daadi 1-0 and Papum Pare beat Changlang 3-0 in the quarterfinals...

789 individual toilets to be constructed to achieve ODF

ITANAGAR, May, 22: The Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner informed that 789 individual household toilets and five pay-and-use toilets will be constructed in the next two months with the help of the NHPC and Power Grid to achieve Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. Toilets will also be constructed in all schools...

Taga gives nod for separate Sericulture Directorate

RUKSIN, May 22: Minister for Industries, Handloom & Handicrafts, Tamiyo Taga informed that he has already given a nod for creation of separate Sericulture Directorate to conduct sericulture activities smoothly. Taga informed this while opening a training centre at Sille Sericulture Farm in East Siang on Sunday, and informed that...

DC calls for documentation of bio-resources of Arunachal

ITANAGAR, May 22: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner underscored the importance of documentation of rich bio-resources of Arunachal Pradesh through Peoples' Biodiversity Registers (PBR). Attending the World Biodiversity Day celebration by Arunachal Pradesh Biodiversity Board, Itanagar at Roing, Shinde narrated the importance of bio-resources of the state and called upon...

Pema acknowledges AOL contribution

BENGALURU, May 22: Chief Minister Pema Khandu while on a visit to the Art of Living (AOL) international headquarters on Monday thanked AOL founder Shri Shri Ravi Shankar for contributing to Arunachal's development by opening several schools across the state. The Chief Minister offered Shri Shri Ravi Shankar a statue...

‘Anshu’s Mt Everest record will be difficult to break’

ITANAGAR, May 22: The double ascent of Mt Everest by Anshu Jamsenpa within four days, 22 hours and 45 minutes on May 21 is indeed a critical record, which will be very difficult to break. For any Everester, descending from the peak involves more risk than ascending. It takes the...

East Kameng DTFI reviews MI-4

SEPPA, May 22: The District Task Force on Immunization (DTFI) of District Health Society of East Kameng district on Monday convened a review meeting to take stock of the status and target achieved during the 4th round of MI-4 phase under the National Health Mission. Acknowledging the difficulties faced by...

How to help someone who is suicidal?

'Why would someone want to kill themselves?' It is the very first question that comes to our mind when someone is expressing about thoughts pertaining to suicide. It is not unusual for most people to take such explicit expression lightly and showing tantrum to blame it finally on the...

Water supply disrupted

ITANAGAR, May 22: The water supply to Naharlagun and Nirjuli townships has been disrupted due to breakdown of main pipeline at Borum village. In a release, PHE & WS, Naharlagun division informed that normal water supply is expected to resume by 24 evening, and requested consumers to cooperate with the...

Association appeals for early release of pending salaries

ITANAGAR, May 22: The Arunachal Pradesh ATMA Staff Association has written to the Directorate Agriculture appealing for early release of the nine-month pending salaries of ATMA staffs working in East Kameng, Siang and Lower Subansiri districts. The association informed that while staffs of other districts have received their salaries, the ATMA...

13 to get scholarship at the Helping Hands initiatives

ITANAGAR, May 22: BKT Film Academy has offered Helping Hands, an NGO for North East in Delhi, scholarships worth Rs 17 lakhs for training of budding artists for film & TV serial. Committee of selection was headed by Film Producer, IAS and IPS officers as members. Helping Hands received 1076 applicants...

Agriculture Minister calls for developing Sonajuli Farm as a model farm

ITANAGAR, May 22: Agriculture Minister Wangki Lowang, accompanied by Chairman Agriculture Marketing Board, Ngurang Pinch visited the Government Agriculture Farm, Sonajuli on Monday to take stock of the ongoing farming activities and infrastructure requirement for revamping the farm. The Minister held detailed discussions with the officials of the farm and...

IFCSAP visits Tirap

Thinsa, May 22: The central executive team of the Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP), lead by its president Dr Ligu Tacho, Secretary General Bai Taba and secretary headquarter Take Dakpe, made extensive tour of Tirap district and inaugurated the Rangshum-hum indigenous prayer centres at Thinsa...

Free medical camp organized

ITANAGAR, May 22: A one-day free medical camp was organized by the Divine Mercy Parish Chimpu, at Saint Claret School Campus, on Sunday. The camp was organized under the leadership of Reverend Father Bipin Lakra, where a medical team, comprising of doctors, sisters and nursing students from the Catholic Mission...

Newly built house gutted

AALO, May 22: A newly built house of one Kamar Yomcha was completely gutted in a fire accident which broke out at around 6.30 PM at Yomcha on May 18 last. Household properties, traditional ornaments and important documents were reportedly destroyed in the fire. The cause of the fire is yet...

DC asks department to be disaster prepared

KHONSA, May 22: Addressing a disaster preparedness meeting in the district, Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha urged all the concerned agencies to gear up with all necessary resources to tackle any type of disaster, adding that the crisis management plan has been prepared to face fire accidents, landslides, floods...

Horticultural skill training

ZIRO, May 22: To give a boost to Horticulture sector in Lower Subansiri, a six-day horticultural skill development training commenced on Monday. Organized by the Horticulture Department in collaboration with the Indo- Global Social Services Society, the training would emphasis on organic cultivation of kiwi, large cardamom, kitchen-gardening and nursery...

Week-long Umang Festival concludes

Nirjuli, May 22: The week-long Umang Festival, organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Paralympics Association came to an end at Nikum Niya ground, Nirjuli on May 21. Literacy, cultural and volleyball competitions were organized among the participants from different districts. There were four cultural troupes and six volleyball teams. Tai Nikhio Sporting...

Prevent revenue leakage: DC

TEZU, May 22: Lohit DC Danish Ashraf has called upon all the departments to improve their revenue base and prevent revenue leakage during a meeting to maximize revenue generation In this regard, the NIC was directed to develop an online portal to monitor the revenue earned by various departments, wherein...

Free eye screening camp

PASIGHAT, May 22: The Karuna Trust, along with District Blindness Control Society of Pasighat organized a free eye screening cum surgery camp from May 19 to 21, in association with the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital. More than 300 patients were screened in Anpum and Jeying areas and 180 spectacles were distributed,...

Readers Forum

An open letter to CM on Secretariat noise pollution

Dear Editor, Through your esteemed daily, I would like to inform our young, dynamic and promising...

Unbearable noise from Centralized AC

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter with great anticipation for a solution at the earliest...

Left to our own to fend our land and property

Dear Editor, Through your esteemed edition, development is utmost necessary but without clearing the interstate boundaries...

Faux pas, gaucherie and gaffes by Pakistan

Dear Editor, It is another faux pas for Pakistan after International court of justice hold off...

Disburse stipend

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

Regarding APPSCCE

Dear Editor, This letter is to the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission regarding the recently advertised...

North East

SPG stops Tarun Gogoi from visiting Dhola-Sadiya bridge

Guwahati, May 22 (PTI) Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi was today prevented from visiting Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Tinsukia district to be inaugurated by...

Sports

Sudirman Cup: Sindhu wins match but India lose 1-4 to Denmark

Gold Coast, May 22: It was a disappointing start for Indian shuttlers in the Sudirman Cup being held at the Gold Coast in Australia...

National

India does not impose partnerships on others: Arun Jaitley

Gandhinagar, May 22 (PTI): Making a pitch for stronger ties with African countries, Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley today said India does not believe...

World

24 Injured in Bomb Blast in Military Hospital in Thailand

Bangkok, May 22 (AFP): A small bomb struck a Bangkok military hospital today wounding more than 20 people, police said, three years to the...