Daily Archives: January 3, 2017

CM drops 3 ministers, 2 advisors, 5 Parl. secretaries

ITANAGAR, Jan 2: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has dropped three ministers from his council of ministers, said a notification issued by the chief Secretary on Monday. On the recommendation of the chief minister, Governor V Shanmuganathan gave his assent to the removal of Animal Husbandry, Veterinary and Dairy Development, Fisheries,...

Cattle hit by foot and mouth disease in West Siang, six Mithuns die

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jan 2: At least six cattle (mithuns) have reportedly died due to outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) at Tato circle in West Siang district. This was informed by a local resident Tatin Rida over the telephone here this evening. More than fifty cattle specially mithuns are...

Governor visits Advance Landing Ground, Ziro

ITANAGAR, Jan 2: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh V. Shanmuganathan visited the Advance Landing Ground (ALG) at Ziro, Lower Subansiri district during his final leg of district tour on Monday. The Governor along with local MLA Tage Taki, Secretary to Governor Talem Tapok, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen, Superintendant of...

AAPSU, APC distribute relief materials to Wakka fire victims

ITANAGAR, Jan 2: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) on Saturday distributed relief among the fire victims of Wakka village in Longding district. A team of AAPSU headed by its vice president (Proto) Tayuk Sonam handed over the relief materials of both Arunachal Press Club and AAPSU to the...

2 more special trains on Rangiya-Murkongselek route

Correspondent RUKSIN, Jan 2: The NF Railway has introduced two additional passenger trains services on Rangiya-Murkongselek BG route. The first special train, which was launched to run between Dibrugarh and Murkongselek station via Lumding, Guwahati and Rangiya, arrived at Murkongselek station on Saturday last and left the station on the same...

Pario elected leader of PPA legislature party

ITANAGAR, Jan 2: The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) legislature party meeting was held on Monday under the chairmanship of MLA Takam Pario in a city hotel. In the meeting all the ten legislators spoke and put forward their suggestions. After a threadbare discussion the legislators unanimously elected Takam...

APYC announces series of stir against demonetization

ITANAGAR, Jan 2: Continuing its tirade against the demonetization, Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) today announced a series of agitation against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government and its demonetization decision. Addressing the media persons at Press Club here, APYC President, Jikke Tako said that Prime Minister Narendra...

RAR with a mission to help Wakka fire victims

ITANAGAR, Jan 2: A 15 member team of Royal Arunachal Rider (RAR) embarked on a motor-cycle ride, heading for Wakka in Longding district with relief aids and voluntary funds for the 22nd December fire victims. Earlier on December 31, 2016, the RAR members collected a total of Rs 81, 500...

Fire has become nightmare for Arunachal villages

Come winter, the news of fire gutting down houses in Arunachal Pradesh is not uncommon at all. Traditionally, the tribes of the state have been living in thatched houses for ages. In fact, the tribals are so deeply attached to the thatched houses or chang ghar that even the officers,...

CM calls on Governor

ITANAGAR, Jan 2: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday called on Governor V. Shanmuganathan at Raj Bhavan here and briefed him on the recent political development in the State. The Governor, who has returned here on Monday from three-day tour to Lower Subansiri District, shared his observations with the Chief...

2 Cong MLAs join BJP

Itanagar, Jan 2: Two out of three Congress MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh today joined the BJP, reducing the strength of the party to one in the House of 60 members. The state assembly secretariat has accepted the defection of MLAs Wanglin Sawin representing Khonsa East constituency and Gabriel Denwang Wangshu...

Noted entrepreneur Techi Lama dies; CM, org mourns

ITANAGAR, Jan 2: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has expressed shock over sudden and premature demise of a flourishing entrepreneur and a youth leader Techi Lama who succumbed to a massive heart attack this morning. Paying his last respect to the departed soul, Khandu offered floral tribute and condoled the...

Strengthen Nocte village council: Aboh

KHONSA, Jan 2: Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh has inaugurated a male dormitory (Morong) in presence of Chiefs of Dadam and Huakan, Dadam Circle Officer, Asan Kri, Dadam Block JE Ashosk Kumar Tiwari, PRI and public leaders, GB and general public of Laho village on Monday. The male dormitory,...

DCC seeks white paper on demonetization

ITANAGAR, Jan 2: The East Siang District Congress Committee (DCC) on Monday demanded a white paper on demonetization and posed several questions before Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including how much black money has been recovered or unearthed since November 8, 2016. The DCC led by its president Takom Mike in...

Donyi-Polo Day celebrated with competitive progs

ITANAGAR, Jan 2: Bulsi Tatak, Class-VII student emerged winner of the senior category (boys and girls) Adi Agom Luki competition organized by the Aji Nilung Tunkgo, an informal institution under Golgi Bote Donyi Polo Gangging, Itanagar to mark the Donyi Polo Day celebration on December 31. Tenzing Tali (Class- VII),...

GHSS Kaying wins district level Subroto Cup

ITANAGAR, Jan 2: GHSS Kaying beat GHSS Boleng 2-1 in the final to become champion of the 5th district level Subroto Cup football tournament (U- 17) of Siang district on December 30 at Pangin. All the GHSSs and GSSs of the district participated in the tournament. Siang ADC Tamik Talom witnessed...

Historic decision

In a landmark decision the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that no politician can seek vote in the name of caste, creed or religion. The court's verdict came while it was hearing several petitions in the Hindutva case. A seven-judge constitution bench, in a majority verdict, said any appeal...

Achhe Din Kahan?

2017 make or break year By Poonam I Kaushish Happy New Year! Will it be happy? Most important, where is our Pradhan Sevak taking India? Questions abound. Given that the promise of ache din with minimum Government and maximum governance has turned out to be an ephemeral mirage over the last...

No more political turmoil

Dear Editor, Last two years we have seen many unprecedented events in the political arena of Arunachal Pradesh. A peaceful state was brought to the attention of national media for all the wrong reasons. We have lost a dynamic leader in Kalikho Pul and all the developmental activities hampered during...

Let’s hope for the better

Dear Editor, The year 2017 certainly will have special significances for India's much neglected North-East. Decades of futile and corruption based Indian National Congress misrules in most of the states have made them economically backward with very little infrastructural developments as well as employment opportunities for the local people. Recently,...

NSG Website Hacked, Defaced With Abusive Message Against PM Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI, Dec 02 (PTI): Suspected Pakistan-affiliated operatives on Sunday hacked the official website of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) and defaced it with a profanity-laden message against the Prime Minister and anti-India content. Officials said the hacking attempt was noticed early on Sunday and the URL - www.nsg.gov.in...

Nuclear-capable Agni-IV missile successfully test fires from Odisha coast

Balasore (Odisha), Dec 02 (PTI): India today successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV with a strike range of 4000 km as part of a user trial from a test range off Odisha coast. Supported by a mobile launcher, the surface-to-surface missile was flight tested from launch complex-4 of...

Note ban: Jharkhand naxals suffer loss of Rs 80 crore

RANCHI, Dec 02 (PTI): Several extremist groups in Jharkhand were reported to have incurred losses to the tune of Rs 80 crore following the demonetisation decision of the Central government on November 8 last and thus suffered a body blow, a top police officer said on Monday. The ultra groups...

Supreme Court Bans Use Of Religion To Seek Votes

NEW DELHI, Dec 02 (PTI): In a majority verdict, the Supreme Court today held that any appeal for votes on the ground of "religion, race, caste, community or language" amounted to "corrupt practice" under the election law provision. Referring to the term 'his religion' used in section 123(3) of the...

Jharkhand Coal Mine Cave-In: Number Of Deaths Rise To 18

GODDA, JHARKHAND, Dec 02 (PTI): With the recovery of two more bodies on Sunday, the death toll in the coal mine collapse at Lalmatia open cast coal mine climbed to 18. Operations at the mine were being run by Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) in Jharkhand's Godda district. RR Mishra, officiating...

Air Marshal Anil Khosla The New Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Of East

SHILLONG, Dec 02 (PTI): Air Marshal Anil Khosla took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) Eastern Air Command in Shillong on Sunday. An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Air Marshal Khosla was commissioned in the fighter stream of Indian Air Force in December 1979 and has over 4000 hours of...

Prepared for a two-front war but want peace: Army chief

New Delhi, Dec 02 (PTI): Army chief General Bipin Rawat today said his force is prepared for a two-front war involving Pakistan and China simultaneously but emphasised on the need to look at cooperation and not confrontation with Beijing. His remarks came days after Beijing raised eyebrows over India testing...

CJI slams Centre for delaying transfer of High Court judges

New Delhi, Dec 02 (PTI): The Supreme Court today questioned the Centre as why judges and chief justices of high courts are not being transfered despite the recommendations of the collegium and asked it to file a status report on such pending transfers with detailed reasons in two weeks. The...

2016: The year that was not for tigers as toll in MP touched 33

Bhopal, Dec 02 (PTI): Once a home to tigers, Madhya Pradesh now appears to have turned into an enemy territory for them, as the state witnessed the highest number of feline deaths in 2016, when it lost 33 big cats, taking the toll to 89 in a period of...

Modi should disclose amount of black money unearthed: Tewari

New Delhi , Dec 02 (PTI): Continuing its attack on demonetisation, Congress today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tell the nation the amount of black money, counterfeit currency and terror financing unearthed since November 8, when the sudden move to withdraw high-value currency was announced. Party spokesperson Manish Tewari...
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