Daily Archives: February 2, 2017

Governor reviews security scenario

ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh P B Acharya reviewed the overall security scenario of the state with senior officers of the Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB), Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF) and Assam Rifles at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on...

Pema calls budget inclusive, says will help infrastructural and economical growth

ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has hailed the Union Budget 2017 presented on Wednesday as one of the best and inclusive till date, that will particularly boost infrastructural and economical growth of the country, including the North East states. The Chief Minister expressed optimism that North East in...

Tawang wins award for Best Tourist Destination

Arunachal Tourism Awards 2017 ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Tawang won the award for the "Best Tourist Destination" of the year, while Pappu Passa Valley bagged the award for the "Emerging Destination" of the year in the Arunachal Tourism Awards 2017. Ace mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa was chosen as the "State Tourism Icon" of...

ABK seeks equal distribution of facilities

ITANAGAR, Feb 1: The Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) has sought the intervention of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh to shift all the zonal offices looking after the eastern zone to the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh. In a representation to the Governor, the ABK stated that all the state government...

Fire continues to wreck havoc in Daporijo

DAPORIJO, Feb 1: In yet another fire incident, three houses were burnt down at Dukom Colony near the Deputy Commissioner's office here on Tuesday. Reportedly, property worth lakhs of rupees, including valuable local ornaments were destroyed in the fire. However, fire tenders could not reach the spot due to absence of...

Raga celebrates 50 years of Boori Boot Yullo

Nyishi community has a larger responsibility: Mein Staff Reporter RAGA, Feb 1: ADC headquarters Raga, under Lower Subansiri district bore a festive look as the Boori Boot Yullo Golden Jubilee Celebration-2017 officially began with traditional fervour on Wednesday. Sprawled across the misty ground of Raga were more than 51 cultural troupes and...

Reh celebrations begin

ROING, Feb 1: Reh, the three-day long major festival of the Idu Mishmis, started on Wednesday with much traditional fervour and gaiety in the twin Dibang Valley districts. This year's Central Reh Celebration marks its 50 years as a general community celebration of the festival since its start in 1967,...

Lt Gen S K Shrivastava takes over as DG-BRO

ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Lieutenant General, Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastava has taken over as Director General, Border Roads (DGBR) on February 1. Lieutenant General, Shrivastava was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers from Indian Military Academy, Dehradun in 1980. The officer has held various staff, instructional and command appointments. Prior to taking over...

Public outcry over bank closure

YINGKIONG, Feb 1: There has been public outcry at the sudden closure of the Tuting branch of the State Bank of India since January 30 last. Reportedly, the Branch Manager has gone out of town to attend Reh festival at Singa -one of the remotest circle headquarters under Tuting sub-division. While...

Governor asks John Abraham to take tourism to newer heights

ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Brand Ambassador Arunachal Tourism John Abraham on Wednesday called on Governor P B Acharya at the Raj Bhavan and discussed on steps to popularise tourism of Arunachal Pradesh in the national and international circuits. Sharing his vast experiences in Arunachal Pradesh since 1965, the Governor advised the...

DCM urges Tai-Ahom youths to keep Tai tradition alive

ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein has called upon the youths of the Tai-Ahom community to come forward to keep the Tai legacy and tradition alive for greater interest of their community. He was addressing the festive revelers at 4th Me-Dam-Me-Phi celebration of the Tai Ahom community, organized...

Functional literacy progs held for rural women

ITANAGAR, Feb 1: A series of functional literacy programmes for elderly women were conducted by the NGO Indo Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) Under its project 'Positive Fatherhood', programmes were held at eight different targeted villages, namely Chimpu, Lor-putung, Donyi, Jully (Jullang), Pachin, Puroik, Gohpur, Dokum and Dokum recently. The 'Positive...

Transfers and postings -then and now

Transfers and postings in government service in earlier days were done as per practical requirement and exigencies in places of Arunachal, irrespective of its nature and distance. Each employee after receiving an appointment letter took it as mandatory as his own body cloth and used to proceed mostly on...

Skill development training for unemployed youths

ITANAGAR, Feb 1: A six-week long skill development training program on “electrical wiring activities” for the unemployed youths being organized by the North East Multipurpose Development Society (NEMDS) at its headquarters in Naharlagun began on Wednesday. The programme is sponsored by the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI),...

Pertin calls on Prof Sugata Bose

ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Directorate of Research, GoAP, Batem Pertin called on Professor Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University and Member of Parliament at his residence on Sunday last, and invited him to attend a seminar to be held at Itanagar on September next. Professor Bose is the grandson...

JWCAPTU asked not to go ahead with Feb 6 stir

ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Reacting to the Joint Working Committee of Arunachal Pradesh Trade Unions’ (JWCAPTU) recent decision to announce state-wide general strike starting February 6 next, the All Arunachal Pradesh Workers' Union (AAPWU) appealed to the JWCAPTU to sort out any issues through proper discussion instead of calling a...

Accused of forgery, teacher’s suspension demanded

ITANAGAR, Feb 1: the Namsai unit of Arunachal Students' Federation (ASF) has demanded immediate suspension of an Assistant Teacher (AT) of Government Higher Secondary School, Namsai for his alleged involvement in a forgery case. Providing a copy of the FIR lodged against him at Namsai Police Station by the Principal...

Organizations allege partial treatment by GoAP

ITANAGAR, Feb 1: The Memo Ao Youth Association (MAYA) and Pushi Bango Welfare Society (PBWS) have alleged the state government of meting out partial treatment to the people of West Siang district, and sought explanation from all legislators of West Siang in this regard. Meanwhile, the MAYA and PBWS sponsored...

Training on ‘energy conservation building code’ begins

PASIGHAT, Feb 1: Two days workshop-cum-training on 'energy conservation building code' organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) was inaugurated on Wednesday by Deputy Commissioner in-charge Oli Perme. In her inaugural message, DC In-charge Perme stated that the training is a good attempt towards promoting energy conservation. She...

Awareness progs on Swachhta Pakhwada

ITANAGAR, Feb 1: Awareness programmes were conducted at various villages in Aalo and Bomdila by the Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP) on the occasion of Swachhta Pakhwada from January 16 to 31 last. At Aalo, the DFP Aalo unit, with the help of PHE and District Forest Department of Aalo,...

Workshop and training on energy conservation

AALO, Feb 1: Participants from technical department and forest attended a day-long workshop and two-day long training for technical department on Energy Conservation Building Code and Arunachal Pradesh Energy Conservation Building Code. The workshop was conducted by APEDA, Aalo Division and sponsored by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry...

Political funding under scanner

The government of India has taken an important step towards bringing in transparency in the political funding. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced during budget presentation that political parties can now receive only Rs 2000 as donation in cash from one source. For any donation above Rs 2,000, parties...

Disease Burden

Investment in health critical By Dr Oishee Mukherjee There has been international pressure to increase investment in health as the burden of diseases has been increasing with the rise in population levels. More than communicable diseases, the rise is particularly noticeable among the non-communicable ones, which includes lifestyle diseases. Obviously, the...

Repair Arunachal Bhawan and Circuit house

Dear Editor, Arunachal Bhawan and Circuit house of Shillong needs government attention. Maintenance and repairing had been overlooked by the government for a long time. Hundreds of patients from the state go to NEIGRIHMS every week for treatment and there they face the problem of lodging. Government led by former CM...

Questionable recruitment

Dear Editor, This is regarding the recruitment process going on in our state under the aegis of Arunachal Pradesh State Rural Livelihoods Mission, Itanagar. The fact is that the candidates are being eliminated constantly at the different phases of exams-written, group discussion, personal interview though the number of posts are more...

Equal pay, equal work

Dear Editor, Thought your daily esteemed, I would like to share my thought regarding the equal pay equal work that is mentioned in our Constitution. It says everybody will be paid equally for equal work irrespective of caste, creed, religion etc but govt. contingency workers get Rs 7000-/ per month...

Execute work as per design

Dear Editor, In the last year many schemes were sanctioned for construction of girls hostels in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh. The works against these schemes were awarded at Itanagar headquarter by the Engineering Wing and the works were started at the district level without the knowledge of the Deputy...

Declare results

Dear Editor, Through your esteemed daily, I would like to request concern authorities of Directorate of Secondary Education to declare results of TGT and PGT viva voice at the earliest. When APPSC can declare viva voice result overnight, it shouldn't be a problem for Education Department too. Delaying the results...

Budget ups public spending, halves basic tax rate

New Delhi, Feb 1: In a pre-poll Budget aimed at softening the demonetisation blow, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today halved the basic income tax rate to 5 percent and lowered rate for small companies while boosting spending on rural employment, agriculture and infrastructure. Creating history, the Minister presented a merged...

H-1B Visa Issue Not A Sticking Point In India-US Ties: Shalabh Kumar

WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (PTI): Asserting that artificial trade barriers between India and the US would "evaporate" quickly, an Indian-American donor and supporter of US President Donald Trump has said fears about the H-1B overhauling is "overblown" and the issue is unlikely to cause trouble in bilateral ties. "President Trump first...
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