Daily Archives: January 1, 2017

BJP forms government in Arunachal Pradesh with 33 PPA MLAs joining it

ITANAGAR, Dec 31: In a fast paced development, a BJP government was today installed in Arunachal Pradesh after 33, out of 43 Peoples' Party of Arunachal (PPA) MLAs led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, joined the saffron brigade in this politically fragile state. Khandu paraded the MLAs before Assembly Speaker...

APST bus damaged by miscreants in Assam

PASIGHAT, Dec 31: An Arunachal Pradesh State Transport (APST) bus (No. ARX-0475) was damaged by some miscreants at Sisiborgaon village in Dhemaji district, Assam on December 29 for allegedly picking up passengers in Assam. Reportedly, the miscreants charged and abused the driver and conductor of the APST bus for allegedly...

Governor visits Ziro

ITANAGAR, Dec 31: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh V. Shanmuganathan on Saturday visited the Regional High Altitude Fish Seed Farm, Tarin at Ziro and interacted with officials and fish farmers of the area. The Governor, who is on a three-day tour to Lower Subansiri, exhorted them to go for larger production...

CoSAAP takes exception to PPA’s statement

ITANAGAR, Dec 31: Taking exception to the recent press statement of People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) wherein it mentioned the implementation of 7th CPC as reason for suspension of seven PPA legislators including Chief Minister, Pema Khandu and Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein, the Confederation of Service Associations of...

PPA temporarily suspends four more legislators

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Dec 31: A day after BJP leader Tamiyo Taga and Government Spokesperson Bamang Felix dismissed the suspension order issued by the Chief of Peoples' Party of Arunachal (PPA) Kahfa Bengia, the PPA team came out to assert that it has temporarily suspended four more legislators from the...

Arunachali girls to represent India in World Cosplay Summit 2017

ITANAGAR, Dec 31: Arunachali girls Juno Pinggam as Kurumi and Chiichi as Kotori from ‘Anime Date’ a live from Arunachal Pradesh have been selected to represent India in the upcoming World Cosplay Summit 2017, to be held at Nagoya, Japan from August 2017. The preliminary competition in India was organized...

Hello 2017 !

Flights Of Fantasy Group Captain M Panging VM (Retd) Yet another new year dawns! The Sun’s rays over Dong in Arunachal Pradesh usher in another New Year 2017. There were many hits and misses in the preceding year. On the positive side, after many months of turmoil, the political scenario saw some...

Northeast appears safe for scribes

Northeastern part of India, which often receives media headlines for relentless troubles and violent incidents, has completed one more year with no journo-casualty. For record, the region has not reported any murder of scribes in the last three consecutive years, even though numerous cases of misbehave, assault and threatening...

Solar lamps distributed to remote border villages

ITANAGAR, Dec 31: The AoL Rural Electrification Project has distributed Mobiya Solar lamps to the remote villages in Longding, Changlang and Anjaw districts recently. In Longding district, DUDA Dy Director Bapenlu Kri along with Director, Rural Electrification project of AoL, Chaitanya Sangawar, distributed the Mobiya lamp to 119 families of...

New Year greetings

ITANAGAR, Dec 31: Arunachal Pradesh Governor, S V Shanmuganathan has wished a happy and prosperous year 2017 to the people of the state and expressed hope that the New Year ushers in peace and prosperity in the state. In his message, the Governor called upon the people to commit themselves...

Donyi Polo day celebrated across state

NAHARLAGUN, Dec 31: The Donyi Polo Day was celebrated with religious fervour across the state on Saturday. The day also marks the culmination of a month-long celebration of Indigenous Faith Day. In Capital Complex, the day was celebrated with enthusiasm by the believers at Golgi Boote Ganging, Itanagar and Kargu...

Training prog on integrated farming system

ITANAGAR, Dec 31: A three days training programme and demonstration on integrated farming system was conducted for tribal farmers by ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak in collaboration with KVK, Dirang at Morshing village under Kalektang circle from December 29-31. The programme was organized, especially for those farmers engaged mainly in...

AVYS defuses misunderstanding

ITANAGAR, Dec 31: Clarifying to the strong resentment expressed by doctors of District Hospital Daporijo and Upper Subansiri DMO published recently in local media as claimed by Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti, AVYS chairman Ramesh Jeke informed that the statement was based on the claims of patients of the hospital...

Demonstration on scientific pig farming held

ITANAGAR, Dec 31: Demonstration on pig farming was conducted at Samuguri village by the KVK Lohit under ICAR-NRC on Yak, sponsored by ATMA, Kheram in Namsai district recently. The farm unit in the village will be maintained by the farmer women. Under this programme, they were initially provided cross-bred piglets, feed...

BJP leader Okep Jamoh dies

PASIGHAT, Dec 31: Pasighat MLA Kaling Moyong expressed shock and grief at the sudden demise of Okep Jamoh, who breathed his last on December 29 last at the age of 66. He left behind wife Oman Moyong Jamoh, five sons and two daughters. Son of Late Matsan Jamoh and Yayem Pajing...

Cleanliness drive conducted

Correspondent RUKSIN, Dec 31: A day-long cleanliness drive was jointly conducted by the Namey Youth Welfare Association (NYWA) and Upper Primary School of Namey in and around Nari ADC headquarters here recently. During the drive, hundreds of volunteers and primary school students cleared the weeds along the 3-km long Namey to...

Sikkim became India’s first fully organic state in 2016

Gangtok, Dec 31 (PTI): 2016 turned out to be a great year for Sikkim as it became India’s first fully organic state besides being adjudged the cleanest state, overall best in education and tourist destination while the famed Kanchenjunga National Park was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List....

Modi warns of tough action against dishonest, announces sops

New Delhi , Dec 31 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday set out a stern warning of tough action against the "dishonest" people even as he announced a slew of sops for senior citizens, farmers, rural housing, women and small entrepreneurs to soften the blow of demonetisation. He also...

PM announces crop loan benefits, sops for farmers

New Delhi , Dec 31 (PTI): In a bonanza to farmers post demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that government will bear interest for 60 days on crop loans taken by farmers from district cooperative banks and primary societies for sowing operations this Rabi season. In his national address...

2 Malegaon Blasts Accused No More But Falsely Shown ‘Alive’, Claims Suspended ATS Cop

MUMBAI, Dec 31 (PTI): In a sensational claim, a suspended Maharashtra ATS officer has told a Solapur court that two of the absconding accused in 2008 Malegaon blasts case are in fact dead but falsely shown as "alive" by high ranking police officers. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis described the allegation...

No Extension For Third Phase Cable TV Digitisation, Says Government

KOLKATA, Dec 31 (PTI): The government will not extend the cut-off date for third phase of cable TV digitisation on January 31, 2017, an official said on Friday. "We are not going to extend the deadline for phase three. We had to extend it earlier due to various court cases...

BSNL launches unlimited local and STD calls at Rs 144

Chennai, Dec 31 (PTI): Cashing in on the rollout by several telecom operators offering unlimited free call facility, Government run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd today joined the bandwagon with launch of a new Rs 144 plan for its customers offering similar features. The plan, which is valid for six months,...

Demonstration against Sasikalas appointment as AIADMK chief

Cuddalore (TN), Dec 31 (PTI) A small group of AIADMK cadres and supporters of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaas niece, Deepa Jayakumar, today staged a black flag protest here against appointment of V K Sasikala as party General Secretary. The protesters alleged that Sasikala was chosen to the top post...

India and Bangladesh will jointly fight terrorism

Agartala, Dec 31 (PTI) Bangladesh and India will jointly fight terrorism and armed separatists, former Bangladesh foreign minister and chairperson of the Parliamentary Board of Foreign Affairs Dipu Moni said. "Dhaka will not leave any stones unturned in its capacity to crush religious fundamentalism in the subcontinent. The two nations...

BJP’s growth in Tripura due to ‘our weakness’: CPI-M

Agartala, Dec 31 (PTI) The ruling CPI-M in Tripura has said the BJP managed to increase its vote in the recent bypolls in the state taking advantage of "our organisational weakness and by luring people with false assurances." "The results of the recent two by-elections held for two Assembly seats...

Grenade found at gate of ex-bank manager’s residence

Imphal, Dec 31 (PTI) Suspected militants of the proscribed outfit Kangleipak Communist Party (KMC) left a hand grenade at the gate of a retired bank manager's residence and a live bullet was found nearby today. Police said the grenade was recovered at 7.30 AM from the gate of Y Jayanta's...

Assam step for speedy implementation of Majithia wageboard

Guwahati, Dec 31 (PTI) Assam government today said it has reconstituted a Tripartite Committee for ensuring and monitoring speedy implementation of the recommendations of the Majithia Wage Board in the state. On expiry of the terms of the Tripartite Committee constituted in August 2015, the government has reconstituted it with...

Short story collection in Assamese released at Book Fair

Guwahati, Dec 31 (PTI) Renowned educationist-poet-lyricist Amarjyoti Choudhury today released a short story collection of lyricist-music composer Nilakshi Sarma Bhattacharya at the ongoing Guwahati Book Fair. The Assamese book 'Pratichchabi' (Reflection) has been published by Neelachal Prakashan. "This is the age of women. We are seeing everywhere women rising and progressing....

Security beefed up in Aizawl for peaceful New Year celebration

Aizawl, Dec 31 (PTI) Security has been beefed up in and around Aizawl to ensure peace and tranquility during New Year celebrations, Aizawl district SP Lalhuliana Fanai said today. Fanai said though elaborate security arrangements were made since mid-December, additional forces were deployed from today in and around the capital...

Ashwin finishes year as No.1 Test bowler and all-rounder

DUBAI, DEC 31 (PTI): The Indian spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja held on to the top two positions in the ICC Test bowlers' rankings, while the national team ended the year as the numero uno side in the latest list issued here. Ashwin also continued to lead...
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