Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

Universities should be place of debate, not violence: President

Kochi, Mar 2: Advocating free thinking in university campuses, President Pranab Mukherjee today said students and faculties must engage in "reasoned discussion and debate rather than propagating a culture of unrest". He also said it was tragic to see students caught in the vortex of violence and disquiet. His comments come...

APCC slams Modi govt on LPG hike, DDUGJY

ITANAGAR, Mar 2: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has slammed Narendra Modi, following the steep hike in nonsubsidised cooking gas (LPG cylinder) prices from March 1. The Congress has demanded its roll back. "Common people are being ripped apart by Modi as LPG cylinders are hiked by Rs 86 and...

Contractors’ bills pending for years: AARCA

ITANAGAR, Mar 2: The All Arunachal Registered Contractor Association (AARCA) has lodged a complaint with the Chief Secretary against the Chief Engineer (Power), EEZ and the Executive Engineer (Elect), Deomali Electrical Division and others for allegedly harassing few firms and their attorney holders by not clearing their pending bills...

Students allege encroachment of Govt. lands

ITANAGAR, Mar 2: The Siang district unit of Adi Students' Union (AdiSU) has drawn the attention of the Siang Deputy Commissioner towards encroachment of school lands and government farm area in the district and demanded to free the lands from the grabbers. In its complaint letter, the students' union informed...

BSC picks 7 budding talents for final selection

ITANAGAR, Mar 2: Seven budding sports talents from the state were picked for final selection by the Army' Boys Sports Company (BSC), Secunderabad. They were selected after three days talent hunt conducted at RG Stadium, Naharlagun and at Sange Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA), Chimpu from February 24 to 26 February. If...

Arunachalee students duped in the name of free education, CM to intervene

ITANAGAR, Mar 2: For the 214 odd students from across Arunachal Pradesh who landed at Hyderabad for higher studies 'free of cost' under a 'scholarship' programme, it was a heaven sent opportunity. Unfortunately, it wasn't. All the students including girls hailed from poor family backgrounds with not more than Rs...

RBI meeting on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

ITANAGAR, Mar 2: The Reserve Bank of India, Guwahati conducted a Town Hall meeting on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises related issues on March 1 at Naharlagun. The meeting was attended by senior officials from Department of Industries of the State Government, NABARD and banks, representatives of organisations...

Family allege foul play & police inaction as boy dies

Correspondent ROING, Mar 2: The mysteries surrounding the death of an 18 year old boy from Bolung village seems to be not so mysterious after all, as family and relatives allege murder after companions disclosed about physical assault. To add to the miseries of the grieving family, the officials at...

Efforts to revive Papum Pare tourism

ITANAGAR, Mar 2: The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) meeting of Papum Pare District was held on Tuesday at DC Office Chamber, Yupia to discuss the status of tourism promotion in the district. DC cum Chairman DTPC Tai Kaye emphasised that all the tourism infrastructures and amenities that are lying...

NE dances showcased at Jan Pratha Utsav

PASIGHAT, Mar 2: Colorful dance performances by around 300 artists from across the eight North-East states marked the three-day long Jan Pratha Utsav, organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, an autonomous body under Ministry of Culture, GoI at Engo Takar De:re, here from Feb 24 to 26 last. Popular...

Deputy Speaker election

ITANAGAR, Mar 2: State Legislative Assembly Speaker has fixed Mar 7 next to elect Deputy Speaker of the sixth Legislative Assembly. Nomination paper shall be delivered to the State Legislative Assembly Secretary on or before Mar 6 while, the nomination maybe withdrawn not later than 1000 hrs on Mar 7,...

Halt interview: ATA urges CS

ITANAGAR, Mar 2: Arunachal Teachers' Association (ATA) has in a representation to the state Chief Secretary on Wednesday appealed to her to keep the process of interview/ viva-voce for selection of APCS (Entry Grade) in abeyance till March 15 next as the matter is subjudised. ATA informed that many aggrieved...

ALSYA threatens to call 2nd phase Lower Subansiri bandh

ITANAGAR, Mar 2: All Lower Subansiri Youth Association (ALSYA) has threatened to launch the second phase of district bandh unless its demands were not met at the earliest. ALYSA called Lower Subansiri bandh on February 28 in protest against non-fulfillment of its various demands, which included early completion of land...

Opium addiction a serious concern

Pongchau, Mar 2: Opium consumption has been a menace for the society for far too long. Its production and consumption has led to societies being destroyed slowly and steadily. The younger generation has imbibed only the economic gains of opium production sidelining the ill effects which is much more...

Mother and child health campaign on RMNCH +A and MI

ITANAGAR, Mar 2: An awareness campaign on RMNCH +A and Mission Indradhanush was jointly conducted by Directorate of Field Publicity, Ziro and Along units at Sangram in Kurung Kumey district on Tuesday last. Attending the meeting as resource person Sangram MO, Dr. Noor Hussain explained about RMNCH +A and advised...

Review meet on Mission Indradhanush

ITANAGAR, Mar 2: The district health society has conducted review meeting of District Task Force Immunization (DTFI) on Mission Indradhanush phase-4 (MI-4) and 1st round of IPPI on Thursday at ZPC Conference Hall Yupia. Strategies for coming MI-4, round-2 which will start from March 7 onwards was discussed in length...

Area development site survey completed

PASIGHAT, Mar 2: Pasighat Smart City Office (SCO) has completed the "Area Based Development Site Surveys." According to official source, Pasighat is determined to get the smart city project by focusing on retrofit and redevelopment of the existing city by addressing urban mobility, tourism, heritage, economy, environment and smart...

Personality development camp

ITANAGAR, Mar 2: Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV), Itanagar organized a personality development camp for students of neighborhood schools. The programme was inaugurated by State Liaison Officer of NSS Dr. VN Sharma. He inspired the participants to be better citizens by learning from the lives of national leaders. He said that...

Dhawan is new Capital DC

ITANAGR, Mar 2: Prince Dhawan, an IAS officer of 2012 batch took over the charge of Deputy Commissioner Itanagar on Wednesday. A day after his joining, he called a meeting of all the administrative officers where he asked the officers to maintain strict discipline and work culture in office. He further...

A good beginning

One of the main reasons for underdevelopment of Arunachal over the years has been lack of proper planning while implementing the schemes. Due to lack of planning, the government funds are utterly misused by the politicians in nexus with corrupt bureaucrats. Arunachal's underdevelopment is more of poor implementation than...

US Immigration Policy

Blessing in disguise? By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Along with the killing of a young Indian IT professional from Andhra Pradesh in Kansas, US, comes another report of a populist call from American President Donald Trump. He proposes to start a new political era of action concerning the...

Harmonious existence

Dear Editor, While the North Korean dictator recklessly develops weapons of huge destruction like Nerve Gas, Nuclear Warheads, Hydrogen Bomb, etc and threaten safe and harmonious existence of humankind and innumerable beings on Earth, his half brother gets killed by the same kind of nerve gas at an airport in...

Danger of play currency notes

Dear Editor, A fun and business should not be mixed. It’s a big shame that an ATM machine of SBI dispensed not the look-alike fake currency notes but off-sized children play notes too. This faux pas is unpardonable. RBI must take a serious note of this. All measures must be...

False allegation

Dear Editor, This is In response to certain allegations, assertions and false accusations made against me and my wife through a article "Complaint against officials for alleged child trafficking and kidnapping " published in the Arunachal times March 1, Hence, i am clarifying the allegation made by santosh Chakma. The child...

Gurmehar Kaur is an inspiration

Dear Editor, Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to express my kudos to the English department faculty at Lady Shri Ram College, for backing student Gurmehar Kaur and supporting her right to express her opinion on issues that embroil our university. Kaur has inspired and instilled...

India, US agree to strengthen security ties

New Delhi, Mar 2 (PTI): Indo-US cooperation in fighting terror looks set to grow under the Trump administration, with the two sides resolving to further strengthen the bilateral security training mechanism. A delegation of officials from the US met their counterparts in the Home Ministry yesterday and discussed ways to...

Navy Successfully Test-Fires Anti-Ship Missile From Kalvari Submarine

NEW DELHI, Mar 2 (PTI): In what can be termed as the Indian Navy's significant milestone in enhancing its "sub-surface" warfare prowess, an anti-ship missile was today successfully test-fired for the first time from an indigenously built Kalvari class submarine. The weapon was fired from the submarine, the first of...

Aadhaar To Be Made Mandatory For Booking Train Tickets Online

NEW DELHI, Mar 2 (PTI): The Railways will soon move towards Aadhaar-based online ticketing system to prevent touts from blocking a bulk of tickets, end fraudulent bookings and curb cases of impersonation. Aadhaar number has been made mandatory for senior citizens to avail concessions in train tickets from April 1....

PM Narendra Modi Hails Defence Scientists For Successful Test Of Missile

NEW DELHI, Mar 2 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded the defence scientists for the successful testing of interceptor missile and said it is a proud moment for the entire country. "Hearty congratulations to our defence scientists for the successful demonstration of ballistic missile defence capability," he tweeted. With this,...

India Ranks 36 In Internet Inclusiveness: Facebook Report

NEW DELHI, Mar 2 (PTI): India ranked 36th among 75 nations in Internet inclusiveness based on factors like availability, affordability and policies for access, a Facebook-Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report said yesterday. However, India is ranked joint first for policy in the Readiness category, with Japan and Malaysia, it...
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