India ranks 133 in Press Freedom Index

ITANAGAR, Apr 26: India ranks abysmally low at 133 among 180 countries in the latest annual World Press Freedom Index, which says Prime Minister...

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Apex Bank and NABARD launch Rupay Kisan credit cards

Ziro, Apr 26: The Apex Bank and NABARD have launched off the Rupay Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) in Ziro on April 25. All together, 126 farmers were issued Rupay KCC during the launching Programme. Launching the cards, ADC Nending Chatung urged the people to open bank accounts with the Apex Bank...

Burglar nabbed, booty recovered

ITANAGAR, Apr 26: The residents of a building at E Sector caught a burglar early this morning and handed him over to the police for further action. According to sources, the burglar, identified as Man Bhadur Pradhan, alias Kuku Chetry barged into the two apartments, including one of a journalist's,...

Fire Station in dismal condition

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 26: The condition of the Fire Station, Naharlagun is in dismal condition as the barrack, parking stand and toilets need immediate maintenance. The only toilet for more than 20 fire fighters and officers is blocked for some time and not fit for use. When contacted, SP Fire Service Kime...

DDMA’s Emergency Operation Centre on high alert

ITANAGAR, Apr 26: Due to torrential rainfall in the last few days, many areas in and around the Capital Complex have been flooded, causing landslides and road blockade, prompting the District Disaster Management Authority to put the Emergency Operation Centre on high alert. On receipt of calls in the helpline...

Utility items for UTPs distributed

ITANAGAR, Apr 26: In an effort to provide basic requirement to the UTPs lodged in various police stations in the Capital region, Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner, Prince Dhawan distributed daily utility items for the use of the UTPs kept in the police lock ups at Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli, Ban-derdewa...

Congress IMC councillors join BJP

ITANAGAR, Apr 26: In all, 25 Congress councillors of Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) formally joined the BJP on Wednesday. Of the total 30 councillors that comprise the IMC, 26 belonged to the Congress. However, after expulsion of one of the members from the party, total Congress councillors in the IMC...

Femina Miss India 2017 contestant, Licha Thosum calls on CM

ITANAGAR, Apr 26: Licha Thosum, who is representing Arunachal Pradesh in the Femina Miss India 2017 contest, called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu at his office on Wednesday, accompanied by local designer Nabam Aka, sister and entrepreneur Licha Pera and Likha Topu. Congratulating Thosum for being shortlisted to contest in...

Disaster preparedness of L/Dibang Valley reviewed

ROING, Apr 26: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner In-charge, Chestha Yadav reviewed the disaster preparedness of the district in view of the arrival of South-west monsoon during a District Disaster Management Office conducted co-ordination meeting at the DC's conference hall on Wednesday. All HoDs, administrative officers, BRTF, CRPF and other...

Incessant rain in Lumla, house collapses

Tawang Vigilance TAWANG, Apr 26: A local house at Hoongla village, under Lumla circle collapsed on Tuesday, unable to bear the brunt of incessant rain. The house belongs to Damchoe, a farmer. Though no casualties have been reported, the heavy downpour severely damaged the drains and washed away massive farmlands...

Heavy rain hits life in Siang Valley; CM’s prog postponed

Correspondent PASIGHAT, Apr 26: Heavy and incessant rain crippled normal life in Siang valley since Monday, with moderate to heavy rainfall throwing life out of gear in Pasighat, Mebo, Nari-Koyu, Ruksin and adjoining parts of North Assam areas. Water of the mighty Siang River, other rivers and streams are swelling, following...

Meeting-cum-workshop on digital payment held

PANGIN, Apr 26: A meeting-cum-workshop on digital payment was held under the chairmanship of Siang district Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Singh on Wednesday. Addressing the participants in the meeting, Singh emphasized on the need to implement the digital payment system in letter and spirit at the earliest. Recognizing the importance of...

CM felicitates cyclist, Bhausaheb Bhawar

ITANAGAR, Apr 26: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday met cyclist, Bhausaheb Bhawar, who is in the state on his unique journey on cycle across the country for the fifth time. Felicitating Bahusaheb at his office here, Pema welcomed the cyclist to the state and expressed optimism that his messages...

Restoration work starts on Pasighat-Pangin TAH

Pasighat, Apr 26: Restoration work of the damaged Pasighat-Pangin Trans-Arunachal Highway has commenced in full swing with deployment of heavy machinery, drilling, blasting and deep earth cutting by T K Engineering Consortium. As a long term plan and in order to avoid inconveniences during such incidents, provision for an alternate...

Youths visit Meghalaya as part of exposure tour

SHILLONG, Apr 26: In all, 30 youths from Divine Mercy Parish, Chimpu visited Meghalaya as part of a three-day long exposure trip conducted by the Parish from April 23 to 26 last. The youths, under the supervision of Father Bipin Kakra, the Parish Priest of Divine Mercy Parish, Chimpu and...

2nd phase ZPMs exposure tour begins

Correspondent PASIGHAT, Apr 26: The team of East Siang district Zilla Parishad Members (ZPM) in its second phase of inter-district exposure tour to Western districts reached Yingkiong in Upper Siang district on Wednesday. The team led by East Siang ZPC, Kaling Dai also met the administrative officers and PRI leaders...

Late Kaha remembered

NYAPIN, Apr 26: The people of 12th Lower Nyapin Panchayat observed the first death anniversary of late Tadar Kaha, a renowned social activist and businessman of Nyapin town on April 24 last. He had served the society in various capacities. Apart from being a Panchayat leader, he was also...

World Malaria Day 2017 observed

Correspondent ROING, Apr 26: The Lower Dibang Valley District Vector Borne Disease Control Society (DVBDCS), in collaboration with the NGO Seva Kendra Caritas India observed the World Malaria Day 2017 on Tuesday. The public leaders, students, women self help groups of Bolung, villagers and medical staff participated in the rally...

SDHWC cautions committee

ITANAGAR, Apr 26: The Siang District Headquarter Welfare Committee (SDHWC) strongly stated that any attempt to shift out the district headquarter of Siang district, which is reportedly notified at Nyobo( Perang-Lampang), would only fuel problem among the locals. SDHWC President Tapang Jamoh in a release stated that Nyobo (Perang-Lampang) had...

NSS volunteers training begins

ITANAGAR, Apr 26: A five-day long residential training for 50 NSS volunteers was inaugurated by Director, Higher and Technical Education, Tejum Padu at Tadar Taniang Hall, Don Bosco Youth Center here on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Padu exhorted the participants to spend the five days to develop their personality...

Sensitization prog held

ITANAGAR, Apr 26: A sensitization programe on Revised Technical and Operational Guidelines on TB was conducted at Heema Hospital, Itanagar on Wednesday. The programme was organised by District TB Centre (DTC) Naharlagun. Dr P D Thongchi District TB Officer, Naharlagun also presented a paper.

BJP meet in Itanagar

ITANAGAR, Apr 26: The State Executive Meeting of the BJP, Arunachal Pradesh is commencing from April 27 in Itanagar. National General Secretary, BJP Muralidhar Rao, North East Zone General Secretary Ajay Jamwal, Former Member of Parliament Dr Mahesh Chandra, Members of Parliament Dr Vinay Sahasra Buddhe, Tarun Vijay, Union MoS...

AR prevents extortion

KOHIMA, Apr 26: Continuing its operation against criminal activities, the Assam Rifles (AR) undertook an operation in Khonsa town of Tirap district on Tuesday and apprehended one Wanglam Pansa (Alam), who was reportedly terrorizing and extorting money from Khonsa town dwellers. The over ground worker was nabbed with a...

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North East

Mizoram bans import of pigs and piglets from Myanmar and Bangladesh

Aizawl, Apr 27 (PTI) Prohibitory orders banning import of pigs and piglets from neighbouring Myanmar and Bangladesh were today issued in Mizoram's southernmost Lawngtlai...

Sports

Sandhu upsets Al-Tamini, Chinappa scores easy win

Chennai, Apr 27 (PTI): India's Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, upset sixth-seed Abdulla Al-Tamini of Qatar while Joshna Chinappa scored an easy win over Philippines'...

National

Kupwara army camp attack: Three army personnel killed

Srinagar, Apr 27 (PTI): Militants today attacked an army camp in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, killing three personnel, including a captain, and leaving...

World

China bans list of Islamic names in restive Xinjiang region

BEIJING, Apr 27 (PTI/AP): Authorities in China's Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest effort to dilute...