Daily Archives: February 7, 2017

Kamla district within this year, declares Pema

Golden Jubilee Boori Boot Yullo at Raga RAGA, Feb 6: Attending the Golden Jubilee Boori Boot Yullo celebration at Raga on Monday, Chief Minister Pema Khandu announced that Kamla district will be created within 2017. "I have come for the first time to Raga to join Boori Boot. I assure...

Creation of Namdapha district opposed

KHARSANG, Feb 6: In a public meeting held at Community Hall Kharsang, Changlang district on Wednesday last, regarding the newly proposed Namdapha district, people from various sections of the society, including, NGOs, student unions, Panchayat leaders, gaon burahs, public leaders, women's organisations and youths expressed their strong resentment over...

SC quashes HC order for CBI probe against Tuki

NEW DELHI, Feb 6: In a relief to former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the Supreme Court on Monday set aside the Gauhati High Court order for a CBI probe into corruption allegations related to his tenure as PWD Minister in 2006. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S...

Govt announces Arunachal Civil Service Awards

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has introduced the 'Arunachal Civil Service Awards' for excellence in public administration. In a release, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) informed that this has been started to encourage good governance in the state and to recognize the extraordinary services rendered by the government...

Army denies teacher assault

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: The army has denied that a teacher, Ngamtai Wangsu was assaulted by the 4th Sikh Regiment at Ngamding Army Camp area. Reacting to a news published on February 3, where it was reported that the teacher was assaulted by the 4th Sikh Regiment at Ngamding Army Camp...

Water supply disrupted

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: Water supply was disrupted in Naharlagun and Nirjuli townships due to breakdown of the main pipe line at Borum village on February 6. Normal water supply is expected to resume by the evening of February 7, according to a departmental release.

CBSE to conduct NEET for MBBS, BDS courses

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: Following a Supreme Court order, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET- UG) for selection to MBBS/BDS courses across the country. All the candidates interested in taking admissions in MBBS and BDS courses under central pool and regional quota during...

Longding takes a major leap towards mobile connectivity

LONGDING, Feb 6: In a major leap towards telecommunication, Airtel has installed 10 towers in eight different locations under Longding district, covering several villages like Pungchau, Wakka, Longphong, Senua, Chanu, Wanu and Kannubari under mobile connectivity. The development took place after Deputy Commissioner Himanshu Gupta invited the private telecom company,...

20 days intensive coaching for state karate team concludes

Sports Director asks players to aim for Tokyo Olympics Staff Reporter NAHARLAGUN, Feb 6: The 20 days intensive coaching camp for players selected to represent the state in the ensuing KAI National Senior Karate Championship concluded at Naharlagun on Monday. Altogether, 19 karate players, who won gold medals in the last State...

Training on medicinal and aromatic plants conducted

ZIRO, Feb 6: Over 100 villagers, including the Gram chairperson, goan burahs, teachers and forest officials participated in a daylong training on 'Management and Cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants' at Kalaptukor village, Lower Subansiri district on Saturday last. Organised by the Department of Forestry, NERIST, under an R&D project...

AAPLU seeks early release of salaries

Mingkeng Osik PASIGHAT, Feb 6: The East Siang district unit of All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) submitted a memorandum to the Commissioner of Textiles, Handloom and Handicraft on February 4 last, seeking release of wages/salaries of contingency labours working in the Sericulture Department of East Siang district. The memorandum stated...

Donggin celebrated with enthusiasm

Maksam Tayeng PASIGHAT, Feb 6: Donggin, the festival which marks the beginning of New Year (for the Boris), was celebrated with great enthusiasm on Sunday. Donggin is a festival of abundance and richness, where pigs and mithuns (gayal) are sacrificed to worship and appease gods and goddesses for peace and...

Coordination meet for NDD held

BOMDILA, Feb 6: The district level co-ordination committee held a meeting on Monday and chalked out a road map for effective implementation of the National Deworming Day (NDD) in the district, scheduled for February 10. The programme, which was launched by the Government of India in 2015, aims at complete...

Disaster awareness prog at Yazali

YAZALI, Feb 6: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team and District Fire Service Department jointly organized disaster awareness cum management programme at Yazali General Ground on Saturday. Mock drills on earthquake preparedness and rescue operations were demonstrated, while important tips that can keep one safe during fire, flood and...

PS urges CBOs to unite

Karda Natam DAPORIJO, Feb 6: Horticulture Parliamentary Secretary Punji Mara urged members of clan based organizations to unite and render their selfless services for the welfare of the society, district and state as a whole. Attending the Cherom Welfare Society conference, the parliamentary secretary advised the members of the society to...

Association asks PCCF to withhold advertisement

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: The Forestry Students' Association of Arunachal (FoSAA), in a letter to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest requested to withhold the Range Forest Officer (RFO) advertisement. Stating that it would be gross injustice and denial to Forestry graduate applicants if they are not allowed to compete with...

Association seeks early fulfillment of demands

ITANAGAR, Feb 6: In a representation to the Minister for Animal Husbandry Veterinary and Dairy Development, Art and Culture on January 30 last, the Lohit unit of All India DRDA Staff Welfare Association (AIDSWA) has appealed to him to take early steps for addressing their long pending demands. AIDSWA President,...

ATMA review meeting held

AALO, Feb 6: The governing body meeting of ATMA was held under the chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner, Gamli Padu at the DC's Conference Hall on Monday to review all activities and proposals taken up in the previous fiscal year. Initiating the discussion, Padu stressed on implementation of all...

Screening test of its kind

Dear Editor, I would like to share a bizarre example set by APPSC yesterday by having differentiation in the screening test conducted for the post of inspector, legal meteorology. This was perhaps the ugliest screening test by any commission ever! There were different question papers for candidates who opted for physics,...

“Union Budget 2017” and implications for Arunachal

Dear Editor, In a historic precedence the “Union Budget 2017” was presented by the Union Finance Minister on the 1st of February 2017 shifting tradition from the colonial era practice of presentation at the end of February. This gives the Government a month’s head start for schemes and policy implementations...

Extend every possible support

The people of insurgency affected districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding have made serious allegation against state government of neglecting them. The statement of Arunachal Naga Students’ Federation (ANSF) which was widely published in local dailies on Monday once again reminds us how the people belonging to three troubled...
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