Daily Archives: January 9, 2017

Fate of many PMGSY roads in Bameng hanging in balance

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: The fate of many roads sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in Bameng block of East Kameng district is hanging in balance due to poor implementation, said public leader of the area Vijay Sonam. Interestingly, Bameng Assembly Constituency is represented by BJP MLA Kumar Waii,...

Apparent saffronisation imprint on tribal Arunachal amid political upheaval

With the recent merger of Pema Khandu-led People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the saffron party has grabbed the power in Arunachal Pradesh for the second time without winning elections. In 2003, BJP was briefly in power after Congress MLAs merged into BJP. Even though...

No end to water crisis at Debing

Correspondent RUKSIN, Jan 8: Water scarcity has become a perennial problem in Debing village. Like previous years, this year too, the villagers have been facing acute shortage of drinking water. Unfortunately, the villagers said, the Public Health Engineering (PHED) Department still has not realized the sufferings of the people. According to them,...

Hamara Arunachal !

Flights Of Fantasy Group Captain M Panging VM (Retd) Hamara Arunachal... Arunachal Pradesh...the Land of the Rising Sun...the Pradesh of14th century  Malinithan, the medieval Ita Fort, the land of Parsuram Kund of Mahabharat era where Parsuram washed away his sins, the land of Bhismaknagar and the beautiful Rukmini who was whisked away in marriage by Lord Krishna...the land of...

Habung Welfare Society organizes cleanliness drive

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: Over 150 members of Habung Welfare Society carried out a cleanliness drive at Tomo Riba State Hospital, Barapani and Super market areas of Naharlagun on Sunday. The volunteers included officers, housewives and students. Attending the social service, Capital DC, Sandeep Kumar Singh appreciated the society and requested...

Pario inspects road projects

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: Palin-Chambang MLA, Takam Pario made an extensive tour to his constituency and inspected various ongoing road projects recently. He was accompanied by Chambang BDO, Gumke Tako, Yangte ZPM, Tarh Monika Takam and other PRI members. Stating that his top priorities are road connectivity, Pario said that he...

Training on ‘Nursery Management in Fruit Crops’

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: In all, 25 trainees from different villages attended a three-day-long short-term training on 'Nursery Management in Fruit crops' conducted at the College of Horticulture and Forestry, CAU, Pasighat from January 5 to 7 last. Dean of the College, Dr. A K Pandey who inaugurated the training programme,...

2 bike lifters nabbed

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: Yazali Police apprehended two bike lifters along with two stolen motorcycles on January 6 last. As per the report, a police team from Yazali Police Station led by OC SI Afa Phassang arrested the two bike lifters, who have been identified as Md. Iqbal Khan alias...

Fear grips Poma village over reported sighting of Tiger

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: The people of Poma village are living in fear following the alleged citing of Tiger in the vicinity of village. According to the villagers, the tiger has been spotted roaming around Khamyir and Poma area. Reportedly, the growls of the tiger can be heard during the night...

Traffic wardens to launch ‘whistle down’ strike

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: The Itanagar Traffic Wardens (ITW) have decided to launch a 'whistle down' strike from January 9 onwards to press for fulfillment of their demands, which include, regularization of jobs, pay enhancement and ensuring life security. In a release, the ITW on Sunday stated that decision was also...

APCDPOWA mourns fellow officer’s demise

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: The Arunachal Pradesh CDPOs' Welfare Association (APCDPOWA) has expressed shock and grief over the demise of Tao Nalo, who was serving as the CDPO of Nacho ICDS project. Saying that he was a very hard working and sincere officer, the association offered condolences to the family members...

Traditional dance and drama competition

ITANAGAR, Jan 9: The teams of Ganga Village and Kargu Gamgi have been selected from Capital Complex for the district level traditional dance and drama competitions to be held at VKV, Itanagar on January 12. The teams were selected on the basis of their performance in the traditional dance and...

RRWS members visit Tor-Tagio Lyn

ITANAGAR, Jan 8: A team of 56 members comprising executive members of Riika Riibla Welfare Society (RRWS) and others hiked to the age-old Natural Stone Store known as Tor-Tagio Lyn at Sam-Sath, near Peying River in Yachuli Circle of Lower Subansiri district on Saturday last. RWS President, Nyelam Nedo suggested...

Time to pass on the baton

The bitter feud in the Yadav family is threatening the very existence of Samajwadi Party. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, his father and party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav is engaged in intense battle for the control of party. Brother Shivpal Yadav and close confidante Amar Sing is aligning...

Budget Anxiety

Focus on villages, tax cuts By Shivaji Sarkar India keenly awaits the Union Budget giving the much needed demand and production boost for all-round happiness. The wait is for new tax policies, public and private investment in both industry and agriculture, overall growth and what strides the Government will take with...

The mystery behind the Arunachal CM Bungalow

Dear Editor, The then Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki invited me to visit CM Bungalow situated at Itanagar to check it’s Vastu faults. I surveyed the bungalow and suggested certain changes in its layout with shifting of Borewell from south-west to North-East. But the authority did not take due...

Now the focus should be on developmental agenda

Dear Editor, While condemning the ever altering political scenario of the state, Green Arunachal Foundation (GAF) appeals all the political leaders, irrespective of their party affiliations, to stick to their pledges of serving the people of the state with honesty. The people of the state have been intrigued and frustrated by...

Petrol pumps to stop accepting card payments from tomorrow

Chennai/ New Delhi, Jan 08 (PTI): In order to protest bank transaction fees, petrol pumps across the country will stop accepting card payments Monday onwards, said the Petroleum Dealers Association. The banks have levied a fee of 1% on us. We have no option but to stop EDC machines (also...

PM hits out at ‘political worshippers’ of blackmoney, graft

Bengaluru, Jan 8 (PTI) Castigating the opponents of demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said those terming the government's move as 'anti-people' were the "political worshippers" of graft and black money which were making the economy, polity and society hollow. "Friends you know we have undertaken a big responsibilty in...

Income Tax Detects Rs. 4,807 Crore Black Money; Seizes New Notes Worth Rs. 112...

NEW DELHI, Jan 8 (PTI): Over Rs. 4,807 crore of undisclosed income has been detected while Rs. 112 crore worth new notes have been seized by the Income Tax department as part of its country-wide operations against black money hoarders post demonetisation. Official sources said the taxman carried out a...

From April 1 Aadhaar Will Be Mandatory For Centre’s Rural Employment Work

NEW DELHI, Jan 8 (PTI): Beginning April 1, people living in rural areas need to have Aadhaar under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) that mandates 100 days work for a household annually. People registered under the scheme will be required to give proof of possession of Aadhaar...

French Foreign Minister meets Modi, discusses defence,

Bengaluru, Jan 8 (PTI): Seeking to bolster the Indo-French strategic partnership, French Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed a wide range of issues, including defence and terrorism. "I spoke about different aspects of our partnership," Ayrault told reporters here on the sidelines...

India’s first Global Content Bazaar begins from Jan 12 in city

Mumbai , Jan 8 (PTI): Global Content Bazaar-2017, the first-of-its-kind show in India to promote sale and purchase of content in the multi-crore entertainment industry will be held here from January 12 to 14. Members of the film fraternity from various countries such as Turkey, UK, Spain, Malaysia have confirmed...

India may suffer damage due to US-China trade war: Assocham

New Delhi, Jan 8: India may suffer collateral damage to its economy if it finds itself in the crossfire in the escalating trade war triggered by US President-elect Donald Trump with Mexico and China, industry chamber Assocham said on Sunday. Citing its report on the regime change in the US,...

157 MoUs in edu sector to be inked at Vibrant Gujarat Global

Gandhinagar, Jan 8 (PTI) As many as 157 MoUs in the education sector will be signed during Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which include big ticket investments of Rs 1,000 crore each for setting up two private universities, Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendra Chudasama said today. The 157 investment intentions approved by...

Encephalitis vaccination drive in Tripura from tomorrow

Agartala, Jan 8 (PTI) The Tripura government has decided to undertake Japanese Encephalitis (JE) vaccination drive from tomorrow, officials said. The drive would be carried out between January 9 and 22 in four districts -- Unakoti, Gomati, South and Dhalai, member secretary of Health and Family Welfare Society Dr Sujit...

Another bandh called in Nagaland tomorrow

Kohima, Jan 8 (PTI) Two tribal bodies have called for a bandh tomorrow, following extension of deadline by the State Election Commission (SEC) for filing of nomination papers to six Municipal and Town Councils here. The Ao Senden has called the bandh from 8 AM to 3 PM tomorrow while...

Pankaj Advani Downs Aditya Mehta to Win Kolkata Open

Kolkata, Jan 08 (PTI): Ace cueist Pankaj Advani downed two-time defending champion Aditya Mehta 5-1 in a flawless display to clinch the third Kolkata Open National Invitational Snooker Championship on Sunday. The 16-time world champion was off to a sedate start before clinching the issue by posting a break of...

Australia will have no excuses heading to India: David Warner

Melbourne, Jan 08 (PTI): Australia will have “no excuses” but to bat well, pick up 20 wickets and adapt to the conditions if they desire to beat an in-form Indian team in their own backyard in the upcoming Test series, says vice-captain David Warner. The Australians may be in high...

It will be a challenge to beat India at home: Morgan

Mumbai, Jan 8 (PTI) England captain Eoin Morgan today said it will be a big challenge for the visitors to beat India at home but they are ready for the "special experience" that awaits them in the upcoming limited overs series. "Yes, I am really looking forward to it....
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