Daily Archives: February 14, 2017

Students stage protest over stipend issue

A student can only avail single source, say authorities Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Aggrieved over the state government's new policy on stipends and scholarships hundreds of college students of the Capital Complex and Pasighat took out a peaceful protest rally against the state government over the new policy. Organised by Dera...

Hindu population declining in India, claims Rijiju

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Feb 13: In the back-drop of constant allegation by the RSS that Christian missionaries are converting tribal people, the Union Minister of State for Home and Member of Parliament from Western Arunachal, Kiren Rijiju made a highly controversial statement on Monday by stating that, "Hindu population is...

CM holds pre-budget consultative meet with CBOs

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: For the first time in the history of Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Pema Khandu, along with Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein held a pre-budget consultative meeting with various Community Based Organizations (CBOs) here on Monday. The budget, touted to be most innovative so far, is proposed to...

Orgs, family demand CBI inquiry into Pul’s death

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Various organizations, associations and family members have demanded a CBI inquiry into the death of former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul. In a memorandum, the Green Arunachal Foundation (GAF) and wife of late Pul, Dangwimsai Pul urged the Governor that a high level independent committee be constituted to...

Worang Juku festival celebrated

KHONSA, Feb 13: The Worang Juku festival of the Ollo community was celebrated centrally at Lazu EAC headquarters on Sunday. Addressing a huge gathering, DoTCL Minister Wangki Lowang at the onset praised the ornaments worn by the dancers and their ethnic dance movements. He also urged the young generation to...

ASUS submits memorandum to CM

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: A delegation of Arunachal Students' Union Shillong (ASUS) on Monday met Chief Minister Pema Khandu and submitted a memorandum, which included demand for an ambulance for patients from Arunachal visiting Shillong, maintenance of Arunachal Boys Hostel or NEFA Building, an auditorium and dormitory, extension and maintenance...

AACS-AS seeks Governor’s intervention

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Alleging nepotism and favoritism in awarding contract works and also execution of such works without maintaining necessary formalities, the Arunachal Anti Corruption Sena- Anna Samarthak (AACS-AS) urged the Governor to pass necessary order to all work departments to maintain codal formalities and procedures before awarding any...

Tsering Naksang takes oath as member APPSC

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Tsering Naksang was administered oath of office and oath of secrecy as Member of the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission by APPSC Chairman Tajom Taloh on Monday in a simple ceremony. Newly inducted APPSC Member Naksang is a gold medalist from Delhi University, and has also done...

Governor, CM extend Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi greetings

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh P B Acharya and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have extended their greetings to the people of the state, especially to the Singpho community on the auspicious occasion of Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi. The Governor expressed hope that the sacred occasion will usher in...

Streamline teacher posting: ASF

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The Arunachal Students' Federation (ASF) has demanded streamlining of teachers' posting in the entire state, claiming that most of the blocks and circles are not getting proper education due to shortage of teachers and also absenteeism. In its representation to the Education Minister, it suggested for transferring...

Thousands attend free health camp in Longding

LONGDING, Feb 13: More than 2000 people from different locations of Longding attended the two days free 'Laparoscopic Family Planning Operation cum Mega Health Screening Programme', under the aegis of Directorate of Health Services & National Health Mission Arunachal Pradesh, conducted at District Hospital, Longding on February 8 and...

Over 800 participate in marathon

Tawang, Feb 13: The 763 BRTF Project Vartak/BRO organized a short marathon race of five km from Tawang Monastery to War Memorial at Tawang on Monday. Over 800 runners took part in the race, which was flagged off by Brig MP Singh of 190 Bde at 10am. The race was organized...

Lower Siang bandh

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The second day of the four-day Lower Siang bandh passed of peacefully on Monday. Various organizations, students' unions, NGOs and people of foothill areas in large numbers came out in support of the bandh call considering the relevance of the protest. The bandh sponsors and supporters have demanded...

Awareness prog on PPV & FR Act 2001 organised

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: A daylong awareness programme on 'Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Rights Act, 2001' (PPV & FR Act 2001) was organized at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Papum Pare, Karsingsa last Friday. The programme was attended by 109 farmers from Sagalee, Kimin, Balijan, Doimukh and Banderdewa circles, representing...

Adi Baptist Union organizes 43rd general conference

Maksam Tayeng PASIGHAT, Feb 13: The Adi Baptist Union (ABU) organized its 43rd general conference at Mebo Baptist Church, Darne, Mebo from February 11 to 12 last, where around 1000 delegates from 86 churches across the state attended with much enthusiasm. The Mebo Baptist Church at Darne, which was established in...

Boulevard of Colours

NAHARLAGUN, Feb 13: The organizing committee of Boulevard of Colours, along with Municipal Council Ward-25 carried out a cleanliness drive at the festival venue in Naharlagun this morning, where drains in the area along with roadside garbage were cleaned up by volunteers. Performing artistes of the festival, Toko Teji, K4...

OCC at Ugyen Tsangpo Heliport inaugurated

TAWANG, Feb 13: Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Ugyen Tsangpo Heliport, Tawang was inaugurated on Monday by Tawang Zilla Parishad Chairperson Jambey Tsering, in presence of Deputy Commissioner Sang Phuntsok and other HoDs. The DGCA team during its last inspection on November 17 had placed the requirement for an OCC...

Two days veterinary camp at Amgi

YAZALI, Feb 13: A two days veterinary camp for treatment of foot and mouth disease of mithun and other animals was organized at Amgi village under Takam Passa Panchayat of Yazali circle in Lower Subansiri district on February 11 and 12. Organized by the All Lower Subansiri District Volunteer Front,...

Speaker inaugurates CDPO office

KALAKTANG, Feb 13: Speaker of Arunachal Legislative Assembly T N Thongdok recently inaugurated the office of the Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) at Kalaktang and asked Anganwadi workers and helpers to work with dedication and to give teachings of morality and ethics. Saying that there should not be any compromise...

APSLSA opens two new legal aid clinics at Pasighat

PASIGHAT, Feb 13: Member Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) Budi Habung on Monday inaugurated a legal aid clinic at Additional District & Sessions Court's Complex in Pasighat. The opening of the clinic was followed by a legal awareness camp wherein the Member Secretary spoke about the...

MLA Tacho visits Mipi

ANINI, Feb 13: Anini MLA Rajesh Tacho, accompanied by Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Tamune Miso and various heads of offices and public leaders visited Mipi Circle on Monday. Addressing the gathering during his visit, the MLA appealed to the public to cooperate with the government officials for development of the...

Earthquake and fire safety mock drills

AALO, Feb 13: Aalo Fire Station personnel conducted earthquake and fire safety mock drills at Siyom Valley School, Pessing on February. The students were involved in demonstration on rescue operation during earthquake, fire and handling of fire extinguisher, use of first aid, dos and don'ts during earthquake etc. They were also...

Ranapio arrested in Old Khamdo

KOHIMA, Feb 13: The Jairampur Battalion under the aegis of Dao Division arrested one Self Styled Ranapio of ULFA (I) and NSCN (K), Alan Rai at Old Khamdo village on February 12 last. According to a statement from the Defence PRO, Rai was trying to terrorize and extort money from...

National Deworming Day

YINGKIONG, Feb 13: National Deworming Day was launched in Saint Mary's School, Yingkiong on February 10 last. DMO Dr Radesh Tatan said that the deworming Albendazole tablets should be given to all and not one student should be left out. DRCHO Dr Appir Apang talked about the importance of deworming and...

CHF training on Nursery and Forest Management

PASIGHAT, Feb 13: The ten days training programme on 'Nursery Techniques & Management of Forest Tree Species', organized for personnel of Forest Department of Arunachal Pradesh from January 28 concluded at College of Horticulture & Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat on Monday. Divisional Forest Officer, Pasighat Tabang Jamoh in his...

Reservation for Dalits

Dear Editor, India still needs job reservation for the Dalits not for giving them jobs but for the sake of social justice and to make our administration free from caste bias. It goes without saying that any administrative bias against Dalits cannot act as a deterrent to stop rising incidents...

Two kinds of poverty

Dear Editor, As humanity keeps developing on Earth, two kinds of poverty are also simultaneously growing at rapid pace. First, poverty in underdeveloped societies where humans are dying due to shortage of potable water and food items. Secondly, the so called developed societies, where people face shortage of clean and organic air,...

Accord minimum dignity and rights to Rohingyas

Dear Editor, It is really a matter of utmost shame and disgust to see how the Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine state in the "alien" nation named Myanmar are being forced to lead a horrible life of refugees after getting tortured and displaced by the ethnic Rakhines! Less said about pogrom...

New pattern of APPSC

Dear Editor, I would like to take the space of your local daily to thank Tajom Taloh for bringing transparency and true work culture in APPSC office by the dint of his decisiveness and prompt action. He has showed us how a work can be done and dusted by doing away...

CM and DCM should take initiative

The report of state finance department creating obstacles in construction of steel bridge between Naharlagun Helipad and Borum village is classic example of how bureaucrats can become enemy of the development. The Indian bureaucracy is famous all over the world for its notoriety and red tapism. Many of the...
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