Daily Archives: February 12, 2017

Heroin worth Rs 1.5 crore seized

Kohima, Feb 11: The police today seized 1.5 kg of heroin worth around Rs 1.5 crore from a car here and arrested one person hailing from Madhya Pradesh in this connection. Police said the personnel manning Phesama check gate found the drug in a car while routine frisking duties of...

Phungzathang joins National People’s Party

Imphal, Feb 11: Phungzathang Tonsing, veteran Congress leader who had resigned from the party, today joined the National People's Party (NPP). In a reception organised by NPP here, the National President of NPP Conrad K Sangma welcomed Phungzathang Tonsing. Earlier yesterday, Tonsing had resigned from Congress without showing any reason. Tonsong was...

Very difficult for a woman to be in politics, says Sasikala

Chennai, Feb 12 (PTI) As her swearing-in remained stalled and more MPs deserted her, AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala today said it was "very difficult" for a woman to be in politics, which she had seen in the time of Jayalalithaa too, and asserted that the MLAs were...

4 militants, 2 armymen killed in J&K encounter

Kulgam (J-K), Feb 12 (PTI) Four militants, two army personnel and a civilian were killed in a fierce gunfight in the wee hours today at a hideout shared by the banned LeT and Hizbul Mujahideen in a village in south Kashmir. The encounter killing of the four local militants set...

Akhilesh, Rahul release 10-pt common minimum programme for UP

Lucknow, Feb 11 (PTI) Seeking to win over 300 of the 403 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today jointly released ten commitments on which their alliance will work on coming to power. The two leaders at a press conference...

‘Islamophobia’ fuelling terrorism: Guterres

RIYADH, Feb 12: "Islamophobia" in parts of the world is fuelling terrorism, the head of the United Nations said on a visit to Saudi Arabia Sunday, as anti-immigrant sentiment rises in some countries. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the comment to reporters after talks with Saudi King Salman, Crown Prince...

N Korea test-fires missile, Abe condemns

PYONGYANG, Feb 12: North Korea appeared to fire a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to US President Donald Trump, who stood with the Japanese leader as Shinzo Abe called the move 'intolerable.' There was no immediate...

Germany elects ‘anti-Trump’ Steinmeier as new president

BERLIN, Feb 12: Billed as Germany's "anti-Trump", centre-left former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Sunday as the new ceremonial head of state. The 61-year-old, who regularly polls as Germany's most popular politician, will represent the EU's top economy abroad and act as a kind of moral arbiter for the...

India beat Pakistan to retain T20 World Cup for Blind

NEW DELHI, Feb 12: The Indian blind cricket team successfully defended its Twenty20 World Cup title on Sunday, defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final for the second successive edition. With eight wins from nine matches, India had gone into the final as favourites and lived up to it with a...

Mary Kom juggles boxing and Parliament

NEW DELHI, Feb 12: Comparisons of her dual role with a certain Manny Pacquiao only evoke laughter from M C Mary Kom but the five-time world champion says being an active boxer and a Parliamentarian at the same time is no laughing matter as the twin jobs are exhausting...

Mohun Bagan-East Bengal derby ends in goalless draw

SILIGURI, Feb 12: The much hyped I-League football derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan at Kanchenjunga Stadium here ended in a goalless draw with both teams goalkeepers returning heroes. On a day none of their ace marksmen failed to fire a goal, East Bengal’s TP Rehenesh was adjudged man-of-the-match...

India set for big win after B’desh lose early wickets

HYDERABAD, Feb 12: A dominant India remained in pursuit of a comprehensive victory after Bangladesh finished the penultimate day at a precarious 103 for three, chasing a mammoth target of 459 in the one-off Test in Hyderabad, on Sunday. Still needing another 356 runs for victory, the only possible option...

Pul’s wife, GAF seek CBI inquiry into Mere Vichaar allegations

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Former Chief Minister late Kalikho Pul's first wife, Dangwimsai Pul has sought an inquiry into the allegations made in the 60-page note, 'Mere Vichaar'. She was supported by the Green Arunachal Foundation (GAF) in her demand, who also asked for a CBI inquiry into the...

BJP cautions APCC not to mix religion with politics

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Taking strong exception to the allegations leveled by APCC on BJP of trying to convert the pristine hill state into a Hindu majority state, state BJP President Tapir Gao advised the APCC to refrain from bringing religion into politics. 'APCC has turned into loose cannon. Of late,...

Commercial flight operations from Pasighat ALG likely this month

PASIGHAT, Feb 11: Commercial flights from Pasighat ALG may soon be a reality as private airliners have evinced keen interest on starting operation from the ALG from this month with a separate terminal for civilians. The existing civil supply office building, adjacent to the ALG will act as an interim...

Z Singpho only Arunachalee to crack 11 SSB

Pisi Zauing BORDUMSA, Feb 11: A young Arunachalee from Dirakpathar village in Bordumsa, Zaukhumgam Singpho has cracked the 11 SSB Allahabad in his very first attempt and ranked 16 in the 'All-India Ranking'. A graduate in history, Zaukhumgam is the only candidate from Arunachal Pradesh to get through in the 11...

Ride for Festival of Arunachal- 2017

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: The celebrations of the Statehood Day was kick started here on Saturday with "Ride for Festival of Arunachal" by the Royal Arunachal Riders, organized under the banner of "Boulevard of Colors: Culture and Music Street Pageant", which is organized as a part of the Festival of...

Spicy and bland

Group Captain M Panging VM (Retd) Most native people of North East India like their food as simple and bland. A meal generally comprises of boiled rice, boiled meat/fish with green vegetables and chillies/salt. Generally, the only spice components are locally grown ginger, garlic and fermented bamboo shoot. Till rice was...

GPF allege serious violation of MoRTH guidelines

Staff Reporter ITANGAR, Feb 11: The Galo People's Federation (GPF) in a press conference held here on Saturday alleged serious violations of the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) guidelines on the Trans-Arunachal Highway between Likabali and Garu in West Siang district by executing agency M/S JKM, a Gurgoan...

Police arrest one in wildfire case

Correspondent RUKSIN, Feb 11: The Arunachal Pradesh Police of Ruksin arrested a suspect in a wildfire case at Ngorlung Mo:ruk on February 4 that devastated around 13 hectares of rubber and tea plantations, horticulture crops and bamboos. The arrested person has been remanded to police custody for seven days for interrogation. The...

Will not tolerate laxity in duty by govt servants: APCC

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has said that the party will not remain a silent spectator to dereliction of duty by government servants. Taking serious note of a complaint lodged by Tirap DCC regarding alleged laxity in duty by some government officials posted in Tirap, the...

BJP celebrates Samarpan Divas

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: To mark the 49th death anniversary of the BJP's founding father, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, the state BJP joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the day as "Samarpan Divas" at the party headquarters here on Saturday. While delivering his "Marg Darshan", Minister for Power (E), Handloom...

Demand for adequate doctors, supporting staff

PASIGHAT, Feb 11: Claiming that the District Hospital, Daporijo is short-staffed and lacking specialist doctors in various departments, along with shortage of supporting staffs like lab technicians and radiologists, Daporijo unit Block Congress Committee President, Chaktak Nilling on Wednesday last, sought early posting of adequate medical officers and supporting...

Over 600 benefit from mega health camp

KHONSA, Feb 11: In all, 658 patients benefited from a two-day mega health screening camp, organized by the District Health Society, Khonsa under the aegis of Director of Health Services, Naharlagun at General Hospital, Khonsa from February 10 to 11. During the camp, a team of doctors, including DHS-cum-DME Dr...

Lok Adalats settle 206 cases across the state

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Altogether, 206 cases, involving an amount of Rs 1, 020, 1975 were settled in Lok Adalats held in the courts of District & Sessions Judge, Additional District & Sessions Judge and in the courts of the Chief Judicial Magistrates and Judicial Magistrates across Arunachal Pradesh under...

National Deworming Day observed

PASIGHAT, Feb 11: Along with the rest of the nation, National Deworming Day was observed at East Siang district on Saturday last, with DMO Dr M Perme administering children with Albendazole tablets in the Daying Ering Memorial Middle School, in presence of DRCHO, Dr T Gao, Medical Superintendent, Dr...

AR conducts awareness prog for students

MIAO, Feb 11: An awareness-cum-interactive programme was conducted by the 13 Unit of Assam Rifles Battalion, under the aegis of Headquarters 25 at the Light of the World School and Newman School, Neotan in Miao on Saturday. Addressing over 200 students, Major Rahul of Jairampur Battalion advised the young students...

Cleanliness drive at Ward 9

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) Ward No. 9 Councillor Pakyum Tagung appealed to the people of the state capital to cooperate with the IMC in making Itanagar clean and hygienic. Interacting with residents of his ward who come out to conduct cleanliness drive every month on second Saturday,...

Cleanliness drive at Ward 9

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) Ward No. 9 Councillor Pakyum Tagung appealed to the people of the state capital to cooperate with the IMC in making Itanagar clean and hygienic. Interacting with residents of his ward who come out to conduct cleanliness drive every month on second Saturday,...

RKMH to introduce dept of yoga therapy & naturopathic medicine

ITANAGAR, Feb 11: The Rama Krishna Mission Hospital is going to introduce a new department of 'Yoga Therapy & Naturopathic Medicine', which will be guided by qualified doctor and therapist. The services will begin from February 21 next, in commemoration of the Statehood Day, informed a release.
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