Daily Archives: January 7, 2017

Rijiju may replace Pema as CM: Report

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Days after Chief Minister Pema Khandu joined the BJP with 32 MLAs to present the saffron party with its first full-fledged government in the region, speculations are rife that he may be replaced soon. According to rumours that surfaced in the corridors of power of Itanagar, Pema...

Si-Donyi celebrated with traditional pomp and gaiety

DAPORIJO, Jan 6: Si Donyi festival was celebrated with traditional pomp and gaiety in Daporijo, Dumporijo and in other parts of the state. Si Donyi festival of Tagin community is celebrated every year in the month of January for the wellbeing and prosperity of humankind. Union Minister of State for...

DD to launch new channel for NE

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: A month after Prasar Bharati announced to launch Arun Prabha, Doordarshan’s second channel for the north-east, the first ever interactive meeting in this regard was held at the Doordarshan Kendra centre here on Friday. The meeting which had its prime focus on evolving the prospects of film...

Chief Secretary visits Handloom Expo

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: State Chief Secretary, Shakuntala Gamlin visited Special Handloom Expo-2017, being conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Handloom Handicrafts Development Society (APHHDS) here on Friday. She appreciated the department officers for displaying impressive stalls especially, the cane stall put up by an NGO from Kra-Daadi district. The Chief Secretary further thanked...

Sub-Junior (U-14) National Football Championship 2017-2018

Arunachal to play Mizoram on Jan 8 ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Arunachal Pradesh will play against Mizoram in their opening match of the Sub-Junior (U-14) National Football Championship 2017-2018 North East Zone qualifying round on January 8 at Bokaghat, Assam. They will take on Manipur in the second match on January 10. Rocky...

Administrative officers are backbone of government: DC

PASIGHAT, Jan 6: Administrative officers are the backbone of the government and supposed to be strong, dedicated and sincere to deliver a clean and transparent administration. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak during his first coordination meeting with the administrative officers of East Siang at Siang Hall...

Chum Darang named ‘Person of The Year’ Mingkeng Osik

PASIGHAT, Jan 6: Miss Earth India finalist, Chum Darang has been named as the ‘person of the year 2016’ in fashion category, by TNT-The North East Today on Wednesday last. TNT recently conducted mass public polls for TNT person of the year 2016 that encompassed categories ranging from politics...

Cleanliness drive conducted

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: A day-long cleanliness drive was organized by the Namey Youth Welfare Association (NYWA) and Upper Primary School, Namey at Namey village. During the drive, hundreds of volunteers cleared the overgrown weeds along the 3 Km long Namey to Nari road. The NYWA further informed in a release...

Workshop on IPPI and Mission Indradhanush-IV

CHANGLANG, Jan 6: The District Task Force for Immunisation-cum-Workshop on IPPI and Mission Indradhanush-IV was organised by the District Health Society, Changlang for successful implementation of both the programme at DC’s Conference Hall here on Friday. Chairing the meeting, SDO Changlang, Nampang Wangjen stated that successful implementation of IPPI and...

IEC activities conducted to promote digital payment

BOMDILA, Dec 6: Altogether 70 trainees participated in an awareness programme-cum-hands on training on Digital payment organized here under the guidance of West Kameng DC, Dr. Sonal Swaroop on Friday. It was attended by officials from DC office, residents of Bomdila township and villagers from Sera, Pedung and Wanghoo...

NBK conducts social awareness tour

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The Nugong Banggo Kebang (NBK) conducted social awareness tour of Nugong Banggo area recently to educate the villagers about all round development. During the tour, the members of NBK visited the ongoing PMGSY road construction from Jorsing to Komsing and Riew to Mopit. They observed that the...

Meeting held to create awareness on Digital India

WAKRO, Jan 6: The concept and process of digitization, various cashless activity modes like card, internet banking, USSD mode, Aadhaar and UPI payment was explained to PRI members, GBs, HoDs of Wakro Circle and members of business community from Wakro and Medo, during a meeting organized under the initiative...

Nugong Banggo Kebang seeks retention of AE

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The Nugong Banggo Kebang has sought retention of Assistant Engineer PWD, Pangin, Ojing Pajing. In its representation, it maintained that the AE is carrying out construction work of the long pending motorable suspension bridge over Siang River at Sangam and that his posting would badly affect the...

MoU signed

ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Tajuk Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and B4B Solutions Pvt. Ltd. jointly signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Software Technology Park of India (STPI), Guwahati for establishing Business Process Office (BPO) in Itanagar. This is the first BPO in Arunachal Pradesh and one of its kind providing Call...

Union budget bone of contention

The presentation of union budget prior to assembly election in five states has become major bone of contention. Opposition parties on Thursday approached the Election Commission seeking the deferment of the Union Budget's presentation in view of polls in five states. Led by the Congress, representatives from several opposition...

Poll Bugle Sounded

UP formidable challenge By Insaf Uttar Pradesh shall be the crème de la in the forthcoming big electoral fight in five States. The Election Commission has set the ball rolling by announcing the dates beginning February 4. While polls for 609 seats in Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and UP are being...

An appeal

Dear Editor, Through your esteemed daily we would like to appeal to the Chief Minister Pema Khandu to rename Indira Gandhi Park Itanagar as Techi Lama Park. In this regard, we the family member and relatives of late Techi Lama requests CM to consider our plea. Late Lama was person...

India examining ‘all options’ to get Azhar listed as global terrorist

NEW DELHI, Jan 6 (PTI): Undeterred by China blocking its move to list Pakistan-based JeM Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, India has initiated discussions with several member countries of the UN Security Council and is exploring various options on the issue. "We are examining all options and also...

India, Kazakhstan agree to amend tax treaty

New Delhi, Jan 6 (PTI): India and Kazakhstan today signed an agreement to amend the two-decade old bilateral tax treaty under which information exchanged between the two can be shared with other law enforcement agencies. The protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) between the two countries...

Bombay High Court turns down Anna Hazare’s plea for CBI probe into ‘sugar scam’

MUMBAI, Jan 6 (PTI): The Bombay High Court on Friday threw out a plea by Anna Hazare seeking a CBI probe into an alleged sugar cooperative factories scam in which he had named NCP president Sharad Pawar and his nephew Ajit Pawar, a former Maharastra minister. A bench told the...

Pak, B’desh nationals on hunger strike in Alwar jail

Jaipur, Jan 6 (PTI) Nine foreign nationals, including five Pakistanis, are on a hunger strike in Alwar jail's detention centre since the last two days demanding they be immediately released as they have completed their prison term. "Nine persons, including five Pakistanis, have launched hunger strike 2 days ago demanding...

NIA files charge sheet against captured Pakistani terrorist

NEW DELHI, Jan 6 (PTI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a charge sheet against Pakistani national Bahadur Ali, suspected to be a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group, for allegedly planning to carry out subversive activities in India, including Delhi, at the behest of the banned...

Supreme Court Restrains Aircel-Maxis From Transferring 2G Licences

NEW DELHI, Jan 6 (PTI): The Supreme Court today restrained transfer of 2G licences from Malaysia's Maxis which was originally allotted to Aircel to any other telecom company. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar also proposed to restrain earning of any revenue by using the 2G spectrum...

Haryana Achieves Sex Ratio Of 900 Girls Per 1000 Boys: Manohar Lal Khattar

CHANDIGARH, Jan 6 (PTI): Haryana achieved a sex ratio of 900 girls as against 1000 boys in 2016, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today, citing Civil Registration System (CRS) data. This is much in contrast to the statistics of 2011, when Haryana had the worst sex ratio of 834:1000...

81.50 lakh people became unemployed in Bengal after demonetisation: Mamata

KOLKATA, Jan 6 (PTI): Firing a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that the State has suffered a revenue loss of Rs.5500 crore and 81.50 lakh people have become unemployed due to demonetisation. Ms. Banerjee was speaking to reporters...

SC declines urgent hearing of plea to put off Budget presentation

NEW DELHI, Jan 6 (PTI): The Supreme Court on Friday refused an urgent hearing of a plea seeking the postponement of the presentation of the Union Budget due to Assembly elections in five States. “There is no urgency in it. We will lay down the law when this petition comes...

Sonowal emphasises on use of advance tech to enhance agri prod

Guwahati, Jan 6 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today emphasised the use of advanced scientific technologies to enhance agricultural production in the state. "I urge the farmers of the state to take a pledge to adopt new scientific methods of farming for strengthening their economic condition," Sonowal said while...

Look out notice issued by Megalaya Police against Ind MLA

Shillong, Jan 6 (PTI) The Meghalaya Police have issued a look out notice to nab absconding Independent legislator Julius Dorphang who was wanted in a sex racket involving a 14 year-old girl. The police have also requested their counterparts in neighbouring states to share information as a man-hunt has begun...

Tea garden workers to benefit from amendment in PL Act: Min

Shillong, Jan 6 (PTI) Over 80 lakh tea garden workers across the country will benefit from the Centre's proposed amendment to the Plantations Labour Act, 1951, Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said today. "More than 80 lakh workers in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam will be...

Final voter list of Tripura out

Agartala, Jan 6 (PTI) The revised final voter list of Tripura with 2017 as cut-off year has been published, an official said today. "According to the final voter list published yesterday, the total number of voters in the state are 25,05,906 of which 12,75,694 are male and 12,30,212 female," Additional...
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