JIC withdraws ‘chakka jam’ near Civil Secretariat

ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The Joint Interim Committee (JIC) for Stipend and Scholarship has withdrawn its proposed 'chakka jam' near the Civil Secretariat on July...

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‘Singpho tribe affected by refugee problems’

BORDUMSA, Jul 19: AAPSU General Secretary Tobom Dai said that since the Singpho tribe was one of the affected tribes of the refugee problem, the youths in particular need to fight for their rights. He was speaking at the valedictory function of the 3rd Singpho Youth Conference at Bordumsa on...

Arunachal State Women’s Football League to begin today

ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The Arunachal State Women's Football League is set to begin at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Naharlagun from July 20. Organized under the aegis of the Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA), the women's football tourney will have a total of seven women football clubs from different regions...

‘Prolonged strike may hamper implementation of RD schemes’

ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The indefinite pen and tool down strike launched by DRDA employees of the state in protest against non-fulfilment of their two-point demands entered the third day on Wednesday without any response from the government. Though there was no fresh initiative from the state government to redress the...

Fund sought for road restoration

SAGALEE, Jul 19: The people of Sagalee area have sought funds from the Chief Minister for immediate restoration of flood damages infrastructures and road. In a release, a group of PRI members, including former MLA Taba Hania have shot a letter to the Chief Minister stating that with the heavy...

Two-way traffic opens on NH 415

ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex Prince Dhawan informed that the NH 415 from Itanagar to Naharlagun has been opened for two-way traffic with immediate effect. However, the restrictions imposed on heavy vehicles will remain the same. The DC issued the order after conducting field visit...

NEUFC launches residential youth academy to tap football talent

SHILLONG, Jul 19: John Abraham's football club, the North East United FC (NEUFC), took its first major step towards nurturing football talent across the eight states of North-East India by launching its own Residential Youth Academy. The Centre of Excellence (CoE), as it has been baptized, will operate out of...

First Women Football Summer Cup 2017

KHARSANG, Jul 19: The KGBV Kharsang team emerged as the champions of the first Women Football Summer Cup 2017, defeating the team of Balinong in the final on July 19. In the first half, both the teams could not register any goals. Midway into the second half, the KGBV Kharsang...

Natural herbs hold the key to cancer treatment: Expert

ROING, Jul 19: Nature holds the key to treating and curing cancer as 80 percent of anti-cancer drugs are derived from nature, said a USA based expert. Professor Anupam Bishayee, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Larkin University (USA), who delivered the keynote address at a seminar on traditional medicinal plants in...

Doorstep screening for TB symptoms

ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The second phase of the active tuberculosis (TB) case finding activities in the state is underway from July 17 and would continue till July 31 next. Accordingly, three districts of East Kameng, Papum Pare and Lower Subansiri have been identified and selected, based on their TB case...

AKDDSU calls for strict action against absentee govt officials

ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The All Kra Daadi District Student's Union (AKDDSU) has strongly appealed to the Deputy Commissioner of Kra Daadi to take strict action against absentee government officials of the district. In a release, the AKDDSU informed that maximum officers of work departments, like PWD, RWD and PHED are...

LED bulbs, energy efficient fans at subsidized rates

ITANAGAR, Jul 19: LED bulbs, tubes and energy efficient fans have been made available at subsidized rates in various outlets opened in the offices of Deputy Directors and Project Officers of APEDA in various districts of the state as part of the GoI's UJALA (Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs...

Laptops donated to the Apnes

WAKRO, Jul 19: Laptops and stationery items were given to Apnes of Apna Vidya Bhavan by donors from Assam during a function organized at Anu Bhawan, Beena Enclave on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Colonel Prasanna Joshi of the 2 Mech encouraged the youths to remain fit and join the...

DC urges people not to remain mute spectators to domestic violence

Correspondent ROING, Jul 19: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner, Deepak Shinde urged people not to remain mute spectators to domestic violence and to report any incident involving domestic violence to the police or appropriate authority. Speaking at an awareness programme on child labour, POCSO Act and domestic violence here on Wednesday,...

North East may get separate zones

NEW DELHI, Jul 19: The Government on Wednesday said it is "pro-actively" considering the matter of having two separate time zones in the country. The issue was raised in the Lok Sabha by BJD member B Mahtab who highlighted that there was a gap of nearly two hours in sunrise...

PWD Capital begins restoration of colony roads

ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The PWD Capital Division A & B have begun restoration works of several colony roads, which were severely damaged by the recent landslides. Days after the weather cleared, engineers of the PWD Capital Division A & B have engaged several heavy machineries in different stretches of roads...

‘Restore water supply’

ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Informing that the denizens of the Capital Complex have been facing much hardship due to non-supply of water following damage to water supply lines recently, the Voice of North-East (VNE) has in a release on Wednesday appealed to the PHED &WS to restore the same at...

Meeting on GST held

YUPIA, Jul 19: A meeting on implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) was held here on Wednesday in the DC's conference hall under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Tai Kaye to take stock of implementation of GST in Papum Pare district. DC Kaye, while interacting with the officers from...

Educational exchange prog between AUS and Maejo University, Thailand

CHIANG MAI (Thailand), Jul 19: The Arunachal University of Studies (AUS), Namsai and Maejo University, Chiang Mai, one of the oldest agricultural universities of Thailand, have mutually agreed for educational exchange programme on joint research on rice, fisheries and medicinal plants. The agreement came after a meeting of the heads...

Administration continues drive against slaughter house

ITANAGAR, Jul 19: Continuing the drive to check illegal meat vendors along the National Highway, EAC Itanagar Jiken Bomjen, along with the OC Itanagar on Wednesday caught six people running illegal slaughter houses along the NH-415. The slaughter houses were being operated at Gohpur, Chandranagar and 6 Kilo. Although the vendors...

Bicycle race to Mark Kargil Vijay Diwas

AALO, Jul 19: The Aalo Military Station is organising a bicycle race as part of the Kargil Vijay Diwas celebration on July 26. The open to all 30 km race will start at Aalo General Ground and pass through Pobdi turning point before reaching the finishing point of Richpal Chowk....

Centre approves Rs 103.30 cr in flood aid for Arunachal

NEW DELHI, Jul 18: The central government today approved Rs 132 crore for Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland as assistance for flash floods and landslides that occurred during 2016-17. A meeting of a high-level committee, headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, approved the assistance of Rs 103.30 crore for Arunachal Pradesh,...

As an alternate road to connect Itanagar and Naharlagun, the Jullang road is far from a better alternative. This particular water-logged patch is only one of several other patches in the Naharlagun-Jullang- Itanagar stretch of road. Some two wheelers were seen getting stuck in the muddy waters, while cars...

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Sonowal urges Jaitley for financial help for flood-hit Assam

New Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today urged the Centre for a "liberal" financial help to the north-eastern state in...

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John Bracewell quits Ireland coaching job

DUBLIN, Jul 19 (AFP): Ireland's cricket head coach John Bracewell says he wants a "new goal and challenge" when he leaves his post after...

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Six million euros for ISRO from satellite launches

New Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) The ISRO has earned six million euros by launching 29 nano satellites from 14 countries in a PSLV rocket...

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Pentagon Asked To Work Closely With India In Cyber And Space...

WASHINGTON, Jul 19 (PTI): Expressing concern over the growing gap between the overarching goals of the bilateral Indo-US defence relationship, a powerful Senate Committee...