Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

Law fraternity wants Pul’s notes probed

ITANAGAR, Feb 16: India's legal fraternity on Wednesday demanded a probe by a central agency into the allegations by former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Late Kalikho Pul's explosive notes, where he named four top law officials, who sought huge bribes from him. According to a report by web portal, The...

Pema assures fund for Pasighat ALG civil terminal

PASIGHAT, Feb 16: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday inspected the provisional civil terminal site, adjacent to Pasighat ALG and assured to grant required amount at the earliest to make the existing CST building operational for air services. Submitting a status report on the proposed provisional civil terminal and a...

Speaker joins Oriah celebration

ITANAGAR, Feb 16: Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly T N Thongdok has appreciated the Wanchos for making an honest effort to preserve and protect their rich traditional culture. He was speaking during the Oriah festival of the Wanchos of Longding district at Itanagar on Thursday amidst a huge...

Lohit launches Smart Classrooms

TEZU, Feb 16: In a bid to boost the education scenario, three new smart classrooms were inaugurated in Lohit district under the initiative of Deputy Commissioner Danish Ashraf. The state of the art Smart Classroom system made by K-Yan Systems was procured through the 2016-17 untied funds of the DC...

Pasighat prepares for Smart City race amidst fund constraints

Maksam Tayeng PASIGHAT, Feb 16: Every town/city shortlisted as Smart City by the Ministry of Urban Development, GoI was allocated funds to the amount of Rs 2 crore each by the concerned ministry for preparation of master plan or Detailed Project Report (DPR). However, Pasighat Municipal Council has allegedly not...

Itanagar-Papu Nallah via DPVB road to be repaired

ITANAGAR, Feb 16: UD & Housing Parliamentary Secretary Techi Kaso informed that the Itanagar-Papu Nallah via Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan road would soon be repaired. Kaso said that at many locations, the alignment have been completely damaged, mainly due to landslides. He also informed that the PWD will carry out survey...

Achievers felicitated under MLA Talent Scheme

ITANAGAR, Feb 16: More than 50 outstanding achievers, mostly students of 27th Liromoba Constituency of West Siang district were felicitated under the MLA Talent Scheme 2017 at Itanagar, with the theme "Dedicated to Sincere Mothers". The MLA Talent Scheme was personally initiated by its local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Sports...

West Kameng bans mining

BOMDILA, Feb 16: West Kameng District Magistrate cum Deputy Commissioner Sonal Swaroop has issued an order prohibiting all kinds of mining activities within the jurisdiction of Bhalukpong Sub-division. The order has been issued to check the reported indiscriminate collection of boulders, sand and minerals from the forests, road sides and...

AAPPP puts forward its demands to the govt

ITANAGAR, Feb 16: The All Arunachal Pradesh Panchayat Parishad (AAPPP) has called for regularization of all levels of contractual staffs under the Panchayati Raj Department, implementation of 2nd state Finance Commission recommendation, early notification of ZPCs as district planning committee chairman, appointment of district Panchayat development officer, and establishment...

Dalai Lama representative arrives in Tawang

TAWANG, Feb 16: Representative of his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tempa Tsering, accompanied by DoKAA chairman Jambey Wangdi, landed at Lumla Heliport to a rousing reception led by RWD Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi, Tawang DC Sang Phuntso, Lumla ADC RD Thungon, Padmashree Lama Thupten Phuntsok, HoDs and monks. The...

Sensitization workshops on legal literacy and prevention of gender-based violence

DAPORIJO, Feb 16: A series of sensitization workshops on legal literacy and prevention of gender-based violence, followed by two-day long door-to-door campaign to create awareness on functions and services of Women Help Line (WHL) were organized by the Arunachal WHL, in collaboration with Cherom Chera Welfare Society at Daporijo...

Meet on shifting of wine shops from highways

AALO, Feb 16: A meeting was convened under the chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner, Gamli Padu with all wine shop owners on Wednesday last, as a follow-up action to implement the Supreme Court order for removal of existing liquor shops, IMFL/beer bar and bonded warehouse located within 500...

Open Potrang Lake to pilgrims: AVP

ITANAGAR, Feb 16: The Arunachal Vikash Parishad (AVP), Taksing block unit in Upper Subansiri district has appealed to the state government to open the Potrang (Pur ang Yamju) Lake near the Indo-China border in the district for pilgrims and general visitors. "Before the Chinese aggression in 1962, the lake, located...

Quiz competition conducted

ITANAGAR, Feb 16: Altogether, 150 students participated in a quiz competition on traffic and road safety measures organized by Road Safety Cell, PHQ at Garden Dew School and Vivekananda Central School here on Thursday.

Complaint against extension of service

ITANAGAR, Feb 16: The All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Union (AAPUU) has claimed that Director of Higher and Technical Education Tejum Padu, who is due for retirement this April, is trying to extend his service. "Instead of creating jobs for unemployed youths and giving equal opportunities to subordinate officers, the government...

Permission for recruitment sought

ITANAGAR, Feb 16: The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has sought authority for the Director to recruit various C-D grade employees in the Department of Accounts and Treasury. In its representation to the state Chief Secretary, it said that the department is facing acute shortage of staff.

A touching gesture from the Army

Dear Editor, In a kind of big departure from the often seen VIP centric rituals & functions, the Army Military Station based at Aalo, on the auspicious occasion of the 68th Republic day, did something which came as a breeze of fresh air. Paying a befitting tribute to martyr Tape...

What is the net result of demonetisation?

Dear Editor, Kudos to Salil Gewali for his brilliant letter titled “Cashless economy with caution”(February 13). It is nice to notice that when blind support to demonetization has become the ultimate yardstick to “prove” one’s “patriotism”, when the slogan of “going cashless” has become the ultimate “proof” of one’s “modernity”; there...

Aadhar and interview

Dear Editor, Through your esteemed daily I would like to request the chief minister and governor of Arunachal Pradesh to intervene into the recruitment process of Peon, LDc & Udc, under the department of Women and Child Development, Govt.of Arunachal Pradesh. The viva voce for the said posts is going...

Select the best location

A bitter feud has developed over selection of site for establishment of headquarter of the new Lower Siang district (LSD). State government recently declared that permanent headquarter will be set up at Garu and Likabali will be a temporary one. The decision of state government is being bitterly opposed...
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