Daily Archives: January 8, 2017

BJP National Executive welcomes Pema into party fold

NEW DELHI, Jan 7: Downing curtains on 'speculations' that turned into hot-selling 'news' for several media houses, the BJP National Executive officially welcomed Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu into the BJP 'Parivar'. The political resolution passed and adopted by the National Executive meeting held here on January 6 and...

Gao refutes media report of replacing Pema as CM

NEW DELHI, Jan 7: Arunachal Pradesh Unit of Bharatatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied any move to replace incumbent Chief Minister Pema Khandu as speculated in a section of media. "There is no question of replacing Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who enjoys full support of entire BJP party," State...

GSU disappointed over govt.’s alleged non-responsive attitude

ITANAGAR, Jan 7: The Galo Students' Union (GSU) has expressed its disappointment over state government's alleged non-responsive attitude to various demands of the union. In a meeting at Aalo on Saturday, GSU discussed various issues pertaining to Galo community and other relevant matters. GSU expressed its dismay over non-posting of...

Black out in Kameng districts

ITANAGAR, Jan 7: The entire East and West Kameng districts have been reeling under complete darkness since January 5 due to disruption in power supply in 132kV, Balipara-Khuppi Feeder line caused by system breakdown at Balipara Sub Station, informed the Executive Engineer (E), Bomdila Electrical Division. Power supply is likely...

Grand chariot festival ‘Poi-Leng’ concludes

Chow Bilaseng Namchoom NAMSAI, Jan 7: The three-day Poi-Leng (catafalque) festival concluded on Saturday with burning of the mortal remains installed on the Chariot at Mahabodhi Lord Buddha College (MLBC) premises here with great religious honour. More than 3 lakh monks and devotees from far and wide thronged the ground on...

2 held with marijuana

Correspondent RUKSIN, Jan 7: Pasighat Police arrested two persons with six kg of marijuana from Ngopok village under Mebo Sub-division on Wednesday last. Acting on tip off, police along with women activists, raided the houses of Kolet Borang and Balal Perme at Ngopok village and seized around six kg marijuana from...

Arunachal to take part in Vibrant Gujarat summit

AHMEDABAD, Jan 7: Arunachal Pradesh has announced its participation in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017, which will kick-off from January 10 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu looks to explore possibilities to develop the largest untapped hydro power potential in the State and further...

MHADS urges its members to conserve eco-system

ITANAGAR, Jan 7: The Murh-Hatey Academic Development Society (MHADS) urged its members to avoid clearing jungles in the name of Large Cardamom cultivation, which may destroy the eco-system. Addressing the 12th foundation day of the society, its chairman Dr. Bamang Raja suggested the members of the society to seek technical...

Relief materials handed over to Wakka fire victims

ITANAGAR, Jan 7: A team of Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS) which reached Wakka, Longding on Wednesday last, handed over the relief materials donated by the well wishers of Papum Pare district in presence of Wakka branch Chandan Welfare Society and village Chief, Longam Wangham. The APWWS team led...

DCs briefed on Digital India Programme

ITANAGAR, Jan 7: A detailed briefing on Digital India Programme for all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) was conducted by the Special Secretary (IT), Prince Dhawan during the recently concluded DC-SP conference. The department of IT has been effectively using the platform of the Common Service Centers (CSCs) to encourage the...

‘Hiking can be an excellent activity for Scouts & Guide’

PASIGHAT, Jan 7: The Scouts and Guides of Indira Gandhi Upper Primary School (IGUPS), Banskota, Pasighat accompanied by DTO T. Padung, Scoutmasters of different schools took part in a 2.7-km-long hiking prorgamme from IGUP School to Komlighat on Friday. Participants conducted various activities like formation of human-bridge, pyramid etc. "Hiking can...

Aisu Panyang wins ‘Little Miss Catwalk’ title at ‘Nanhipari Little Miss India-2016

ITANAGAR, Jan 7: Aisu Panyang (14) of Arunachal Pradesh has won the 'Little Miss Catwalk' title in the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar (KIIT) organized 16th Edition of Nanhipari Little Miss India-2016 contest at Bhubaneswar from December 29 to 30 last. Over 30 contestants from all over the country...

Training on Jute-Yak blended fabric manufacturing commences

DIRANG, Jan 7: A six-day-long training on 'Manufacturing of garments from Jute-Yak blended fabric' conducted ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak Centre and ICAR-National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology (NIRJAFT), Kolkata commenced on Saturday. Nine trainees from different villages of Yak rearing region are attending the training. Director...

‘Road Safety Week’ from Jan 9

ITANAGAR, Jan 7: The 28th road safety week will be celebrated throughout the state from Jan 9 to 15 with the theme 'your safety secures your family, be cautious on the road'. During the weeklong programme, various awareness programmes on road safety measures will be taken up to educate...

‘Safai Abhiyan’ conducted

AALO, Jan 7: A massive cleanliness drive 'Safai Abhiyan' was conducted by Galo Ane under the aegis of Galo Welfare Society in collaboration with department of Urban Development at the Daily Market Bazar, here on Saturday. West Siang DC, Gamli Padu launched the drive which saw participation of officials from...

Election Commission Seeks Centre’s Response On Opposition Protest Over Budget Timing

NEW DELHI, Jan 07 (PTI): Acting on Opposition complaint, the Election Commission has sought the Centre's response on their objection to presenting the budget on February 1 before the Assembly polls to five states. Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi has written to Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha who is likely...

Budget Session Of Parliament To Begin From January 31

NEW DELHI, Jan 07 (PTI): The Budget session of Parliament was today convened to start from January 31, a day before the Union Budget is likely to be presented. President Pranab Mukherjee has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on January 31, an official notification said. A similar notification is also...

Over 200 Indian Fishermen Freed From Pakistan Prison Arrive In The Country

ATTARI, PUNJAB, Jan 07 (PTI): Pakistan government today repatriated 218 Indian fishermen through the border in Punjab, two days after their release from jails as a goodwill gesture. All the prisoners crossed over to India around 1.00 am through the land transit route of Attari - Wagah (Pakistan side) border...

Playing pro-poor card, Modi says note ban to lift their life

NEW DELHI, Jan 07 (PTI): Playing the pro-poor card, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said they are the focus of his government and projected demonetisation as a long-term tool to fight black money and corruption to improve their lives. Serving the poor is serving the god, he said in...

Demonetisation Will Lead To Bigger, Cleaner GDP: BJP

NEW DELHI, Jan 07 (PTI): BJP today termed the aftermath of demonetisation a "sacred movement" during which the masses accepted the temporary suffering with enthusiasm and asserted that black money has now been deposited in banks that will lead to high revenues and bigger and cleaner GDP. The economic resolution...

5 New IITs Get Directors As President Okays Centre’s Proposal

NEW DELHI, Jan 07 (PTI): President Pranab Mukherjee has approved an HRD ministry proposal appointing Directors to five new IITs of Tirupati, Palakkad, Bhilai-Durg, Goa and Dharwad. All the five Directors have been appointed for a period of five years. According to sources, Prof K N Satyanarayana had been appointed...

Sakshi Maharaj blames Muslims for population growth, sparks

Meerut , Jan 07 (PTI): BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj has indirectly blamed Muslims for the population growth in the country, sparking a controversy barely four days after Supreme Court made it illegal to seek votes in the name of religion or caste. As the comments by the MP from Unnao...

Filing of nominations extended by a day for 6 municipalty, town councils

Kohima, Jan 7 (PTI) Filing of nominations for the 32 urban local bodies (ULBs), including 3 Municipal and 29 Town Councils spread over 11 districts of Nagaland came to an end today, but the State Election Commission (SEC) extended the deadline by another day for six of those municipality...

Ajmal and Sons eyes Indian market for perfume brands

Guwahati, Jan 7 (PTI) Perfume maker Ajmal and Sons is now focussing on establishing its prime brand 'perfumes' in the Indian market after carving a niche in several Middle-East countries. "We are now focusing on India and we are happy that the first major store is being finally opened in...

Over 8-hr bandh halts normal life in parts of Nagaland

Kohima, Jan 7 (PTI) Vehicles kept off road and very few people ventured outside during the eight-and-half-an-hour bandh called today by Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) in Kohima Municipality under Kohima district and Chumukedima and Mediziphema Town Councils, both under Dimapur district, today. Business establishments and government offices also remained shut...

NF railway resolves to provide better services to women and Children

Guwahati, Jan 7 (PTI) The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Northeast Frontier Railway has resolved to provide better and more secure journey to women passengers, children and senior citizens this year. "The focus for the forthcoming year will be to provide safe and secure journey to female passengers, children...

Sania wins Brisbane women’s doubles title but loses No 1 crown

Brisbane, Jan 07 (PTI): Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza picked up her first title of the season, combining with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands to lift the Brisbane International women's doubles title, but ended up losing the World No 1 crown to her partner. The top-seeded Indo-American duo triumphed 6-2 6-3 against...

Chetan Sharma hits out at HCA, says ready for administration

New Delhi, Jan 07 (PTI): Former India cricketer Chetan Sharma called the Haryana Cricket Association (HCA) a family-run “private limited” and said he was ready to administer the sport in the northern state. The former Haryana seamer, who is the first Indian to take a hat-trick in international cricket, has...

Indians sweep U-19 category at British Junior Open squash

New Delhi, Jan 07 (PTI): It was in the 1970s that Anil Nair won this event first for India and in more recent times country's leading player Saurav Ghosal. Velavan Senthilkumar won the coveted Drysdale Cup (becoming only the third Indian to do that) with a 15-13, 11-2, 10-12, 11-7...

Smith warns his team of ‘difficult series’ in India

Sydney, Jan 07 (PTI): After successfully completing the clean-sweep against Pakistan today, Australia skipper Steve Smith has urged his new revamped team to switch focus to the upcoming "tough tour" of India. Having beaten Pakistan 3-0, Australia are now gearing up for a gruelling four-Test series against India in India,...
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