Daily Archives: March 4, 2017

China warns India against allowing Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh

Beijing, Mar 3: China on Friday warned India against allowing the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh, saying it would cause "serious damage" to the bilateral ties and peace in the disputed border region. "China is gravely concerned over information that India has granted permission to the Dalai to visit...

Concession on Tawang can resolve Indo-China border dispute: Former diplomat

ITANAGAR, Mar 3: The border dispute between China and India can be resolved if New Delhi accepts Beijing's claim over strategically vital Tawang region in Arunachal Pradesh, China's former top diplomat has said, but Indian officials dismissed it as neither practical nor possible. Dai Bingguo, who served as China's boundary...

Two dead in Dirang fire, no fire tender

ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Two women have lost their lives in Dirang in a deadly fire that started on Friday afternoon. The dead have been identified as Chogymu and Ngawang Choden. Reportedly, one Dorjee Sangyal was seriously injured and has been shifted to Tezpur, while four others are being given medical...

World Wildlife Day celebrated

Utilize hunters’ expertise in wildlife conservation: Prof Mibang ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) Vice Chancellor Professor Tamo Mibang urged the scientific community to utilize the expertise of hunters in wildlife conservation. Hunters know where various wildlife species are found and which are the most suitable habitats for them, Professor...

SC refuses to hear plea seeking probe into ex-CM Kalikho Pul’s suicide

New Delhi, Mar 3: The Supreme Court today refused to grant an urgent hearing on fresh PIL seeking independent probe into the alleged suicide of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul. "Sorry. Declined," a bench comprising Cheif Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K...

Gadi calls for sincerity while discharging duty for the state

ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Parliamentary Secretary for Social Justice, Empowerment & Tribal Affairs Gojen Gadi has appealed to the officers to be sincere while discharging their duty for the development of the state. Gadi said this while addressing the officers of Social justice Empowerment and Tribal Affairs (SJETA), working department and...

APYC stages protest over LPG price hike

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Mar 3: With the steep hike on non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) of Rs 86 sparking protests across India, the Indian Youth Congress, which is leading the protest, demanded immediate roll back of the price. Accusing the central NDA Government of squeezing out cash from the pockets of the...

AdiSU unit alleges irregularity in interview

ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Alleging gross irregularity in conduct of interview for recruitment of newly created various non-ministerial staff under Department of Health and Family Welfare, Siang, the Siang district unit of Adi Students' Union (AdiSU) lodged a complaint with Siang Deputy Commissioner against the District Medical Officer (DMO). In its...

Over 100 patients screened on World Hearing Day

ITANAGAR, Mar 3: In all, 133 patients were screened and hearing aids were distributed during a free endoscopic ear screening camp, jointly organized by the APSHS, National Program for Prevention & Control of Deafness (NPPCD), Department of Health & FW and the Department of Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal...

Training on two-wheeler repair & maintenance concludes

ITANAGAR, Mar 3: The one week Innovative Skill Development Classes on two-wheeler-repair & maintenance, organized by the Department of Automobile Engineering (AUE), Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic, Itanagar, under AICTE-NEQIP scheme concluded on Friday. All the students of AUE actively participated in the training programme which started on February 27 last. Speaking...

Governor to address LA session

ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Governor P B Acharya will outline the new initiatives and policies of the State Government during his speech in the eleventh session of the Sixth Legislative Assembly on March 6. The Governor, who arrived here from Kohima on Friday, will also review the action taken reports of...

Govt to introduce ‘Smart Class’ in school

ITANAGAR, Mar 3: The State Government will soon introduce the concept of smart classes in government-run schools, which will see the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to impart education. These classes will be introduced in all 264 government higher secondary and secondary schools across the state from Classes...

DC inspects highway works, collapsed bridge at Tirbin

AALO, Mar 3: West Siang Deputy Commissioner Gamli Padu inspected the ongoing highway works from Tai to Aalo recently. The Deputy Commissioner, accompanied by a team of highway engineer and officials took stock of progress of short-cut roads at Darka and other areas from Aalo Nyorak tri junction towards Tirbin-...

Anganwadis and ASHAs urged to work in close coordination

PANGIN, Mar 3: Siang DC, Rahul Singh has urged the Anganwadi workers and ASHAs to work in close coordination to bring about positive changes in Health and Education sectors. He was addressing the first-ever District Level Monitoring Committee Meeting of ICDS, held at the DC's Conference Hall on Thursday last,...

Awareness prog on skill development

HAPOLI, Mar 3: An awareness programme on skill development was conducted for the youths of Lower Subansiri district by the Indo Global Social Service Society (SMILE) at Hapoli on Friday. During the programme, a total of 35 participants were briefed on various opportunities regarding carpentry, blacksmith, sericulture, weaving and other...

AAPGYWA team calls on Patanjali CEO

HARIDWAR, Mar 3: A team of the All Arunachal Pradesh Gorkha Youth Welfare Association (AAPGYWA), led by it Chief Adviser, Engineer Bishnu Prasad Baral has called on Patanjali CEO Acharya Bal Krishna Maharaj at Haridwar in Uttarakhand on Thursday. During the interaction with the CEO, the team discussed ways and...

Demand committee asks CS to take final call

ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Contradicting the claims made by the Siang District Headquarter Welfare Committee (SDHWC) over the notification of Siang district headquarter, the Siang District Headquarter Demand Committee (SDHDC) on Friday requested the state Chief Secretary to take final decision on notification of district headquarter as per the recommendation...

Meeting on MI & RI held

CHANGLANG, Mar 3: A meeting of District Task Force for Immunization on Mission Indradhanush and Routine Immunization was held under the chairmanship of Changlang DC, Wayong Khimhun on Friday. The DC, while thoroughly observing the performance reports submitted by the MOs in-charge of various health facilities said that more efforts...

People’s cooperation sought

ROING, Mar 3: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Deepak Shinde appealed to all to cooperate with the BRTF (GREF) in the ongoing road and drain construction works by obeying traffic advisories and other directives to ensure smooth progress and timely completion of the works at Roing Market areas. He also...

DC convenes coordination meeting

ITANAGAR, Mar 3: A coordination meeting of all the heads of offices of line departments under the Capital Complex administration was convened here on Friday by Itanagar DC, Prince Dhawan, wherein he urged the officers to come with innovative ideas and to work together for the development of the...

NIFCS condemns alleged unceremonious Nyokum celebration

ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Claiming that the Nyokum Yullo celebration ritual parts were distorted and mocked in some parts of the state during the celebrations, the Nyishi Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society (NIFCS) on Friday highly condemned the reported sporadic incidents. However, the society did not specify the places where it...

Citizens resent handing over PHC to society

ITANAGAR, Mar 3: The citizens of Dollungmukh area expressed its resentment over the department's decision to hand over the Primary Health Centre, Dollungmukh to NN Charitable Society to manage under Public Private Partnership mode. In a representation to the Director Health and Family Welfare, citizens called for instructing the...

AKDDSU alleges malpractices in bidding process

PALIN, Mar 3: Alleging malpractices in the bidding process for construction of various roads under PMGSY in Kra Daadi district, the All Kra Daadi District Students' Union (AKDDSU) has demanded re-tendering of the works worth amounting to rupees hundred crore. The Union claimed that complete chaos prevailed in the venue...

Intolerance on the rise

President Pranab Mukherjee has spoken out in right time by calling for free thinking in university campuses and that universities must engage in reasoned discussion and debate rather than propagating a culture of unrest. The president's call for right to dissent comes at a time when there is heated...

Delhi Univ Fracas

Politicisation of education By Insaf Seats of learning are sadly turning into political battlegrounds. Nation’s capital Delhi yet again confirms this nagging trepidation. The ongoing ABVP-AISA students’ clashes in prestigious University’s north campus have further stoked the raging debate between right to free speech and nationalism. Be it Delhi’s JNU, Hyderabad...

Brilliant shield

Dear Editor, Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics --- What a brilliant shield so as to sweep all the ills of alarming poverty, hunger, malnutrition and illiteracy under the carpet of jargon like “GDP growth"! But this is the story of whose "growth"? That of the elite immersed in the luxury of...

A clarification on Siang district headquarters

Dear Editor, It is to inform you that the headquarter of newly created Siang district was notified undemocratically vide government notification dated 24. 11. 2014 at the wills and whims of the representative of 35 Pangin constituency without taking in to the consideration of the general interest of the public...

Maneka Gandhi calls for ‘zero tolerance’ on child begging

New Delhi, Mar 3 (PTI): Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday pitched for “zero tolerance” for child begging. “We have decided to come down heavily on children begging. I am planning a meeting with the Commissioner of Police and say zero tolerance (sic). I am not...

Indo-Pak to hold parleys on various aspects of Indus Water Treaty in Islamabad

New Delhi , Mar 3 (PTI): India and Pakistan are expected to hold parleys on various aspects of the Indus Water Treaty in Islamabad later this month, nearly six months after New Delhi decided to suspend talks on the pact in view of the terror strikes by Pakistan-based groups. The...

Green Panel Asks Mumbai-Based Builder To Pay 40 Lakhs For ‘Environmental Damage’

PUNE, Mar 3 (PTI): The National Green Tribunal's bench in Pune has directed a builder to restore the environmental damage allegedly caused to a housing society in Khandala due to illegal hill cutting and tree felling. The western zonal bench of judicial member UD Salvi and expert member Ranjan Chatterjee...
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