Daily Archives: February 15, 2017

Tawang meet says no to hydro projects

Tongam Rina ITANAGAR, Feb 14: Hundreds of monks led by the Save Mon Region Federation (SMRF), PRIs leaders, common citizens have said no to the Tawang Phase I and II by the NHPC. The rejection of the NHPC projects happened during a meeting on Tuesday headed by the Rev.Thegtse Rinpochhe which...

Arunachal and Pul’s Mere Vichar

Barely six months after former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul died, his much discussed note "Mere Vichar" was made public by the web portal, The Wire. Though there were hundreds of shares on social networking sites, which had made the former Chief Minister a hero, the reaction, otherwise has been...

Violence in Lower Siang

Various organisations of Lower Siang called a bandh against state government's recent notification declaring Garu as permanent headquarters of Lower Siang district. Protesters torched the Sub-Divisional Office on February 13 and also burnt the effigy of Health and Family Welfare Minister Jomde Kena, who they accuse of not respecting...

APCC flays govt, says no to new stipend and scholarship policy

ITANAGAR, Feb 14: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Tuesday demanded immediate withdrawal of the government's new stipend and scholarship policy from single source for the greater interest and welfare of the APST students. Terming it an "anti-student policy", the APCC said that the new policy will deprive and...

Naharlagun-Borum village steel bridge to come up soon: PWD

ITANAGAR, Feb 14: The state PWD in a communiqué, clarified on the recent news item about Finance Department allegedly blocking the progress of the Naharlagun -Borum Bridge. Naharlagun Division PWD Executive Engineer, Techi Nabo informed that the said project has been included in the SIDF for the financial year 2016-17...

State govt contemplating to offer fund for celebration of major festivals-CM

BORDUMSA, Feb 14: Bordumsa, a non-descript town in Changlang district bordering Assam, was hosting the famous dance festival of the Singphos - ShapawngYawngManau Poi, while hundreds of colourfully attired Singphos gathered at the Manau Wang (festival ground) to perform the ritual Manau (dance). Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Deputy Chief...

Anoko Mega, Takam Nabam awarded Grassroots Conservation Leaders

ITANAGAR, Feb 14: Two Arunachalees, Anoko Mega and Takam Nabam have been awarded the Grassroots Conservation Leaders for 2017-18 by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation. A resident of Roing in Arunachal Pradesh, Mishmi tribal Anoko Mega is determined to change attitudes towards hunting within his community. A driving force behind a...

Family of late Pul is being threatened: MVAC

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Feb 14: Mere Vichaar Andolan Committee (MVAC) Spokesperson Tarh Atung claimed that the family members of former Chief Minister late Kalikho Pul are being threatened, and accordingly demanded immediate police protection for the family members. Refraining from taking any names, the MVAC went on to demand that Chief...

IE resource person dies in road accident

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The Arunachal Pradesh (IE) Resource Persons Association has demanded immediate arrest of the motorcyclist involved in a road accident, where one Sangha Tanang (33) succumbed to his injuries. Tanang, who was riding on a scooter, was hit from the rear end by an unknown motorcyclist near Kangkar...

Workers observe pen and tool down strike

ITANAGAR, Feb 14: The second phase of state-wide agitation in form of pen and tool down strike called by Joint Working Committee of Arunachal Pradesh Trade Unions ended peacefully on Tuesday. All workers, including contingency, casual and work charged staff attended their respective offices during the period of agitation, but...

RGU to participate in zonal convention

ITANAGAR, Feb 14: The Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) conducted an Intra-University Students' Research Convention at the EDUSAT Centre of the university on Tuesday, wherein young budding research scholars presented their research projects with high spirit of inquiry, creativity and innovativeness, with aptitude and interest in the field of research. A...

Students demand transparency in tender process

Karda Natam DAPORIJO, Feb 14: The All Chetam Circle Students' Union, in a memorandum to the Executive Engineer of Rural Works Department, Upper Subansiri, asked him to maintain transparency in tender process for execution of road under PMGSY from BRTF to Marbom village. The students' union demanded open tendering for healthy...

Legal aid clinic at Roing opens

ROING, Feb 14: The Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) on Tuesday opened another legal aid clinic at Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district. APSLSA Member Secretary Budi Habung formally opened the legal Aid Clinic at the Chief Judicial Magistrate cum Civil Judge Senior Division Court, Roing, in presence...

Youths donate blood on V-Day

ITANAGAR, Feb 14: When the whole world was busy celebrating Valentine's Day, few youths in the state turned up for a noble cause at Rama Krishna Mission Hospital on Tuesday. According to a release, 18 girls and 29 boys donated blood at a voluntary blood donation camp organized by the...

Chai urges students to stay focused to achieve success

TEZU, Feb 14: Minister for Art & Culture, Dr Mohesh Chai exhorted students to stay focused on their goals to achieve them and cautioned the youths to stay away from addiction of any kind. He was addressing a felicitation programme for meritorious students and achievers of the Mishmi society for...

Skill Development Training Centre opens at Roing

ROING, Feb 14: Lower Dibang Valley district Deputy Commissioner, Deepak Shinde inaugurated the Skill Development Training Centre (SDTC) of Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), in presence of government officials, Panchayat and public leaders, at Roing on Tuesday. The centre is the initiative of NHPC, Arunachal Pradesh, under its CSR programme. Citing...

Workshop on gender-based violence

POTIN, Feb 14: A sensitization workshop on legal literacy and prevention of gender-based violence as well as door-to-door campaign was conducted by the Arunachal Women Helpline (WHL) at Potin Village in Lower Subansiri recently with an aim to increase awareness on legal rights among womenfolk, so that they could...

DMO stresses on effective implementation of NUHM progs

NAHARLAGUN, Feb 14: Papum Pare DMO Dr Tasso Kampu emphasized on effective implementation of various programmes under National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) during a training programme on Urban ASHA and Rogi Arogya Samiti (MAS) for local urban bodies, organized by Papum Pare District Health Society at Naharlagun on Tuesday. The...

AACWA seeks action

ITANAGAR, Feb 14: The All Arunachal Contractor's Welfare Association (AACWA), in a four-point representation submitted to the Chief Secretary on Tuesday, demanded disciplinary action against the Rural Works Department under Arunachal Rural Road Development Agency (ARRDA), saying that the departmental officers are imposing two percent Earnest Money Deposit (EMD)...

Heema Hospital organizes health camp

LIROMOBA, Feb 14: A free mega health camp was organized at Liromoba by Heema Hospital, in collaboration with Romin Ao Welfare Society (RAWS) from February 10 to 12. In the health camp, more than 1200 patients were treated by various specialists, viz. medicine, gynae, surgery, ENT, eye, skin, urology...

Governor, CM greet Mishmis on Tamladu

ITANAGAR, Feb 14: Governor P B Acharya and Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday greeted the Mishmi community on the occasion of Tamladu festival. In a message, the Governor expressed the hope that the festival this year will usher in happiness and prosperity for all. "On this auspicious occasion, I pray...

AR apprehends ULFA(I) and NSCN(K) Ranapeyu

JAIRAMPUR, Feb 14: The Jairampur Battalion of Assam Rifle (AR), under the aegis of Dao Division apprehended one Ranapeyu of ULFA(I) and NSCN(K), who was the major facilitator of the ambush laid on security forces on January 22 last at Jairampur. Earlier, two cadres of CorCom (Coordination Committee) were neutralized...

DMO denies allegation

ITANAGAR, Feb 14: The Kra Daadi District Medical Officer (DMO) has denied the allegation of nepotism or favoritism in the recently held interview for recruitment of MTS/MPW. Replying to a press statement given by the All Kra Daadi District Students' Union alleging unfair means and irregularities in conduct of the...

Rina made LA committee

ITANAGAR, Feb 14: Nari-Koyu MLA Kento Rina has been nominated as the member of business advisory committee, Arunachal Legislative Assembly against the casual vacancies caused due to the induction of Dr Mohesh Chai as cabinet minister.

Awareness prog on gender-based violence

Nyapin, Feb 14: An awareness programme on gender-based violence and its legal remedies was organized at Tadar Taning Government College, Nyapin on February 13 by Arunachal One Stop Center, under the aegis of Oju Welfare Association. The team of One Stop Centre educated the participants about gender-based violence and its...

GST Registration Week

YINGKIONG, Feb 13: The Department of Tax & Excise, Yingkiong is organizing GST Registration Week at the Tax & Excise Office from February 13 to 17. CO and Superintendent Tax & Excise In-charge, Nancy Yirang directed all the enrolled VAT registered dealers, firms and contractors to get enrolled into the...

Week-long sporting event organized

ITANAGAR, Feb 14: A week-long sporting event as part of the upcoming Nyokum Yullo celebration was organized at Pichola, Papum Pare district recently. Inaugurating the event amidst the presence of ANSU executive members, Panchayat leaders, students and youth leaders of the area, All Nyishi Students' Union Finance Secretary, Lingdum Taha...

60 adolescent girls participate in Kishori Diwas-cum-exposure visit prog

DOIMUKH, Feb 14: A total of 60 adolescent girls participated in a Kishori Diwas-cum-exposure visit programme under Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls-SABLA, conducted here on Monday last. During the programme, Doimukh CDPO, Tana Chammaro informed about the aims and objectives of Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of...

Felix visits project site of Koloriang water supply scheme

KOLORIANG, Feb 14: Minister for PHE & WS Bamang Felix, accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary Home Pani Taram and Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner, Kanki Darang on Tuesday visited the project site of Koloriang Water Supply Scheme, where the Minister expressed his satisfaction and lauded the department officers for completing all...

Awareness camp

ITANAGAR, Feb 14: The Bharatiya Janata Party Mahila Morcha (BJMM), Arunachal Pradesh conducted a series of awareness campaign on "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao," "Surakshit Matriva Abhiyan," "Ujawala Yojna" and cashless economy in Papum Pare, Kra Daadi and Lower Subansiri districts from February 9 to 12. The first of the series...
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