Daily Archives: March 5, 2017

The Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal on, Rijiju to meet him

NEW DELHI, Mar 4: The week-long visit of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh next month will take place as scheduled, notwithstanding objections by China. The Dalai Lama will be in the north eastern state from April 4 to 13 and Union Minister of State for Home...

Gao reacts to purported letter to Shah

BJP lodges complaint to police ITANAGAR, Mar 4: State BJP President Tapir Gao on Saturday evening came out strongly against the purported letter doing rounds in social media and asserted that it was the handiwork of some politically-motivated people to cause friction among party leaders. Speaking to this daily, Gao, who...

Stand on your own feet; Governor asks Puroik community

ITANAGAR, Mar 4: Governor P B Acharya advised the Puroik community to stand on its own feet for social and economic progress by empowering themselves through education. 'Strive forward with positive mindset, go for entrepreneurship and form cooperative societies in the fields of tribal expertise, like handloom and handicrafts and...

AdiSU opposes any deviation from Committee recommendation

PASIGHAT, Mar 4: The Adi Students' Union (AdiSU) has clarified its stance on Lower Siang district territorial boundary creation, saying that any deviation from the Dharmendra Sharma-led High Power Committee recommendation, which was submitted to the state government on April 7, 2015 will be strongly opposed by the AdiSU...

APPSC candidates attend mock viva-voce

NAHARLAGUN, Mar 4: In all, 16 qualified candidates participated in a daylong free mock viva-voice, organized by the Apatani Career Guidance Forum (ACGF) for the APPSC mains 2017 qualified Assistant Engineer (Civil) candidates, at a city hotel in Naharlagun on Saturday last. Professors from Rajiv Gandhi University, including S K...

College holds national conference

ZIRO, Mar 4: A two-day long national conference on Rural Livelihood, Environment and Sustainable Development, organized by the Department of Geography, SCCZ concluded at Saint Claret College on Friday last. During the conference, which was also attended by Lower Subansiri EAC, Mokar Riba and IGTAMSU, Ziro, Chancellor, Arvind Kumar Das,...

AAPSU urges govt to give priority to education and health sectors

ITANAGAR, Mar 4: Reiterating its 18-point demand submitted through a memorandum earlier, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has strongly appealed to the state government to give priority to education and health sectors during the ensuing budget session. Citing that the government needs to take bold initiatives for drastic...

Cub-Bulbul Utsav

Correspondent ROING, Mar 4: The district level Cub-Bulbul Utsav was held on Saturday, wherein seven schools participated. The event was organized especially for the Cubs and Bulbuls between 5 to 10 age group with an objective to provide them with an opportunity to interact with each other. Various fun and entertaining activities...

Ha Anchal team wins 1st Martyrhood Volleyball Tournament-2017 of Lt Romik Tada

NIRJULI, Mar 4: The Ha Anchal Segment Volleyball team won the 1st Martyrhood Volleyball Tournament-2017 of Lt Romik Tada by defeating Nyobia Anchal Segment volleyball team. Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resources Development Agency Chairman Yora Tagung, members of All Kra Daadi District Students' Union, including its President Gora Rikam, ANSU leaders...

International Women’s Day

ITANAGAR, Mar 4: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) will celebrate the International Women's Day at Longding on March 8. The theme of this year's celebration is "Be bold for change - Women in the changing world of work: Planet 50:50 by 2030". The programme is being organized in...

Tago is SAA Chairman

ITANAGAR, Mar 4: The State Government on Friday appointed Bamang Tago as the Chairman of Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) with immediate effect. Meanwhile, Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) and sports fraternity of the state have welcomed the appointment of Tago in the post. He has vast experience in sports field and...

Pioneer of education in Ziro, Kuru Tangu passes away

ZIRO, Mar 4: One of the pioneers of education in Ziro, Kuru Tangu of Reru village in Lower Subansiri district passed away on March 3 at his residence after prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife and children. A visionary leader in the field of education, Tangu founded Nime Ashram...

Training on citrus plantation concludes

PASIGHAT, Mar 4: A three-day long training on good agricultural practice for controlling fruit drops in Khasi Mandarin Orange (Citrus reticulate blanco), organized by the Department of Fruit Science, College of Horticulture & Forestry, CAU, Pasighat concluded on Saturday. Altogether, 30 citrus fruit growers/ farmers from Takilalung village and GTC,...

Maintain unity amidst diversity: Bhagaiah

Correspondent PASIGHAT, Mar 4: Joint General Secretary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS), V Bhagaiah has appealed to the people of Arunachal to maintain unity and work for social transformation. Bhagaiah, who was addressing an 'Intellectual Meet' at Pasighat College of Horticulture and Forestry on Saturday, urged the citizens to develop the...

SAI to hold selection trials

ITANAGAR, Mar 4: The Sports Authority of India, Special Area Game Centre, Naharlagun, will conduct selection trials for both boys and girls (12- 16 years) in four sports disciplines for admission to the centre. The selection trials will be held for few seats in boxing, karate, taekwondo and weightlifting on...

Swachh Shakti Saptah

ITANAGAR, Mar 4: The "Swachh Shakti Saptah" was launched at Simong Gram Panchayat of Upper Siang district on March 3. Swachh Shakti Saptah, launched nationwide by Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is a week-long programme of activities to highlight the role of women in Swachh Bharat Mission and...

Blood donation camp

ITANAGAR, Mar 4: The All Bengali Welfare Federation organized a voluntary blood donation camp in collaboration with Rama Krishna Hospital, Itanagar, recently. Around 55 students turned up for the camp, out of which 37 could donate their blood. The main objective of the camp was to motivate voluntary blood donors, create...

Condolence

ITANAGAR, Mar 4: The Palin Employee's Welfare Association (PEWA) has deeply mourned the sudden demise of Junior Engineer (Power/Electrical) Tarak Hari on March 4 at his residence at Bage Tinali, Nyirubjolli. He left behind his wife and children. In a condolence meeting, PEWA President Heri Maring said that Hari was a...

H-1B Visa Reform To Be Part Of Immigration Package: US To India

WASHINGTON, Mar 4 (PTI): The US has assured India that the H-1B visas issue was not a priority for it and would be part of the larger immigration reforms package that the new Trump administration is working on. The assurance came amid an ongoing debate in the US and reported...

Google India inks MoU with Telangana government

Hyderabad, Mar 4 (PTI) Google India and Telangana government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at supporting the digitisation efforts of the state. Google India will provide Google Cloud credits and access to all cloud platform products to eligible startups engaged with Telangana governments T-Hub initiative and through...

Agriculturists, small traders exempt from registering under GST

NEW DELHI, Mar 4 (PTI): The Centre and states have decided to exempt agriculturists from registering under the Goods and Services Tax regime, while the threshold for traders has been set at Rs 20 lakh turnover. The GST Council has also empowered commissioner-level officers to allow payment of GST levy...

Railways Min in talks with 6 global cos for high speed trains

Chennai, Mar 4 (PTI): Discussions by the Railway Ministry with top six global companies for the launch of very high speed trains in India that can travel at a speed of 600kms per hour was in the advanced stage, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. "We called for six top...

VVIP chopper deal: Associates of suspected middleman get bail

New Delhi, Mar 4 (PTI): Two Indian associates of alleged middleman Christian Michel James were today granted bail by a special court in a money laundering case relating to the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal. Special Judge Arvind Kumar allowed the bail pleas of accused R K Nanda and...

8 more TN fishermen held by Lanka; One attempts suicide

Rameswaram (TN), Mar 4 (PTI): Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on the charge of fishing in the island waters, a fisheries department official said. One of the arrested fishermen allegedly attempted suicide today. The arrest of the eight fishermen from Nagapattinam district is the...

Sonowal asks lawyers to educate people about law

Guwahati, Mar 4 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today urged the Bar Association to join hands with the state government to educate people about law so that they enjoy their democratic rights with dignity. "A strong and a robust judiciary system is of paramount importance to the society and...

Storm warning in Guwahati, advisory issued

Guwahati, Mar 4 (PTI) Kamrup district administration has taken preparedness measures after Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast possibility of storm in the district and its adjoining areas. The district administration has also appealed to the people to follow the advisory, issued by the administration, said a government release today. Assam's capital...

DCs asked to expedite implementation of schemes for minority

Guwahati, Mar 4 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed the Deputy Commissioners to expedite implementation of schemes meant for the minority community. Reviewing performance of the schemes under Multi Sector Development Plan (MSDP) through video conference, Sonowal expressed dissatisfaction on their poor performance and asked DCs to accord...

Record 84 pc turnout in first phase of Manipur polls: EC

New Delhi, Mar 4 (PTI) Manipur today witnessed a record turnout of 84 per cent in the first phase of polling for the 60-seat state assembly today. The Election Commission said the polling percentage could go up as figures of voter turnout were available for 72 per cent of the...

Over 17 thousand BJP cadres arrested, released in Tripura

Agartala, Mar 4 (PTI) Over 17 thousand Tripura BJP activists, including party president Biplab Deb, were today arrested for protesting against the alleged killing of a party cadre by ruling CPI-M activists, and were later released. Altogether 17,331 party activists were arrested and released, police said. However, BJP spokesperson Victor Shom...

Foundation stone of Aizawl bench of Gauhati HC laid

Aizawl, Mar 4 (PTI) The foundation stone of new building of Aizawl bench of Gauhati High Court was today laid by Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla and Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh. Singh appealed to the state government to release funds for construction of the court building. DoNER...
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