Daily Archives: March 6, 2017

Tread carefully

The proposed visit of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh next month is turning into a major diplomatic row between India and China. Despite China lodging strong protest, India has declared that visit will go ahead. Dalai Lama is expected to visit places like Tawang and Bomdila...

GDP ‘Growing’

Junk it, adopt new indicator By Shivaji Sarkar The GDP is said to be growing. The rate has been varying with different agencies. All, however, remains, around 7 per cent – plus minus 0.25 to 0.5 per cent. The latest Central Statistical Office (CSO) figure of 7 per cent is within...

Hold referendum

Dear Editor, Siang District Headquarters, selection need to be done in following manner. One day Gram Panchayat wise referendum/ Gram Sabha of all adult individuals residing with the district must be held to let the majority people choose their place of choice since, democracy warrants that, majority decision should hold ground,...

An open letter to Chief Minister

Dear Editor, I have no idea whether you go through Reader’s forum while you read newspapers before you begin your day. And if you do, I would be happy that my letter is reaching to you. Before coming to my motive of writing to you, let me create a pseudo situation....

In support of Chief Minister

Dear Editor, I can see this phrase is quite true in relation to today's Arunachal politics. Government changed 2/3times within a year only bringing misery and bad reputation to the people of Arunachal and its image at centre which is the ultimate source of fund for Arunachal. But it is us...

Empower through education, Acharya tells Puroik community

ITANAGAR, Mar 5: Governor P B Acharya called upon the members of the Puroik community to change their mindset and empower themselves through education. The Governor on Sunday visited Puroik Colony, Papu Nallah as assured to a delegation of the Puorik Welfare Society on Saturday at Raj Bhawan. Urging the members...

132 KV Aalo-Pasighat transmission line awaits fitness certificate

PASIGHAT, Mar 5: With the completion of tower erection and stringing wire on January 5 last, the 132Kv Aalo-Pasighat transmission power line is likely to start functioning soon. A team of government officials (Power Transmission) and Pasighat People's Welfare Committee (PPWC) jointly inspected the transmission on Friday last. The work of...

Unemployment and Arunachal

In the midst of all the discussion about politics, religion, tribe and even nationalism, everybody seems to be neglecting the burning issue of unemployment in Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachalee people are more worried about their tribe, area and clan, but no one speaks a word about the growing unemployment problem, which...

Bishop expresses concern over loss of life due to drug abuse

ITANAGAR, Mar 5: Bishop George of Miao Diocese expressed serious concern over loss of human lives due to drug abuse and he squarely blamed the parents for the tragic situation. "It is sad to see our young boys losing their lives and families due to drug abuse," the Bishop said...

Natung conducts whirlwind tour of Richukrong

Motorable road to Tallom Sima soon SEPPA, Mar 5: RD & PR Parliamentary Secretary Mama Natung, along with East Kameng DC in-charge Olik Taring, ZPC Mering Natung and host of HoDs and PRI leaders made an official tour of Richukrong circle under East Kameng district on Friday and took stock...

Forgotten indicators of academic achievement: aptitude and interest

Ethics should lighten up the teaching profession and every teacher should respect and remain in the ethics of his/ her profession. They are to feel obliged by their sense of responsibility to reward back what education has given to them. This indeed will be unachievable unless teachers are aware...

AKA felicitates medal winners

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Mar 6: The Arunachal Karate Association (AKA) on Sunday felicitated all the medal winners of KAI Senior National Karate Championship, which was held in Panaji in Goa on February 25 and 26. Arunachal bagged two silver and four bronze medals in the championship. Though the state could not win...

Maintain cordial Assam-AP ties : Bora

ITANAGAR, Mar 5: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President and Rajya Sabha Member Ripun Bora underscored the importance of more people-to-people contact in order to retain the age-old cordial relationships between the neighboring states of Assam and Arunachal. Addressing a gathering on the second day of an inter-state cultural programme at...

Traffic diversion

ITANAGAR, Mar 5: Capital Complex Police has issued traffic advisory in view of the ensuing budget session of the State Legislative Assembly. The National Highway from Arunachal State Hospital tri-junction to Chandni Hotel tri-junction, Naharlagun will remain closed for traffic during the session from March 6 to 15 from 7...

21 benefit from mock-interview

ITANAGAR, Mar 5: A total of 21 qualified candidates for the APPSC mains AE (civil) exam 2017 attended a mock-interview cum guidance programme conducted by the Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) at Donyi Polo B.Ed College here on Sunday. The resource persons consisting of senior bureaucrats, senior engineers, academicians from RGU...

BAI hails Tago’s appointment as SAA chairman

ITANAGAR, Mar 5: Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Akhilesh Das Gupta congratulated Bamang Tago for being appointed as Chairman of Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA). The BAI President and Tago were in New Delhi attending the AGM of BAI on Sunday. "Tago has gathered sufficient experience in the field of...

CoSAAP joins in march to Parliament

ITANAGAR, Mar 5: A 10-member team from the Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) led by its General Secretary Gonya Riba joined the "Chalo Delhi Parliament March", organized by the All India State Government Employees' Federation on March 2 last. More than 30,000 state government employees from all...

Mibang village under Paglam circle inaugurated

ROING, Mar 5: WRD Parliamentary Secretary Gum Tayeng inaugurated Mibang village at Paglam circle on Friday amidst a huge gathering of PRI leaders, GBs, government staffs and public. The new village has been shifted from Paglam village due to problems caused by floods every year during monsoon. Responding to a...

Awareness-cum-training workshop on renewable energy concludes

TEZU, Mar 5: The three-days awareness-cum-training workshop on Solar Energy and its application, organized jointly by the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Government of India and Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA), concluded successfully at the BRC Hall on Sunday. Addressing the valedictory function, North East region NISE Consultant,...

NESCH urges Delhi Police to ensure safety of NE people during Holi

NEW DELHI, Mar 5: The North East Support Centre & Helpline ((NESCH) has urged the Delhi Police to ensure safety and security of North East people living in Delhi by making tight security arrangements during this Holi. In a letter to Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police Robin Hibu, the NESCH...

Attacks On Indian-Americans ‘very Sensitive Issue’: Pradhan

Boston, Mar 05 (PTI): Terming a series of recent attacks on the Indian-Americans as "very sensitive issue", Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has said that the whole world is "very concerned" about certain developments in the US. "This is a very sensitive issue now....

Policeman, 2 militants killed in 12-hr long Tral encounter

Srinagar, Mar 05 (PTI): Two militants and a policeman were killed in a fierce gun battle at Tral in south Kashmir which lasted for nearly 12 hours. One of the militants was a Hizbul Mujahideen operative identified as Aaquib Bhat, popularly known as Aaquib Maulvi, who was active in...

On Election Commission Wishlist: Barring Candidates Who Default On Power, Water Bills

NEW DELHI, Mar 05 (PTI): The Election Commission wants laws to be changed so that it can disqualify from contesting polls the candidates who do not clear their water and power bills. It has asked the Law Ministry to amend the Representation of the People Act, 1951, so that such...

UP Elections 2017: Every 3rd Candidate Faces Criminal Charge, 30 Per Cent Crorepatis

NEW DELHI, Mar 05 (PTI): Every third candidate in the ongoing UP assembly elections is facing a criminal charge, including some for serious crimes like rape, murder and kidnapping, while crorepatis account for a similar percentage of those in the fray, an analysis of their self-declared affidavits showed today. The...

Mamata Banerjee Expresses Concern After Sikh Man Shot In US

KOLKATA, Mar 05 (PTI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed her concern after a Sikh man in the US was shot outside his home by a man who shouted "go back to your own country". Ms Banerjee demanded that the centre should urgently take up the matter with...

Aadhaar data base fully safe and secure, says UIDAI

New Delhi, Mar 5 (PTI) Dismissing reports of misuse of biometrics data, the government today said Aadhaar-based authentication is "fully safe and secure". Moreover, subsidy transfers linked to Aadhaar has led the exchequer to save Rs 49,000 crore during the last two-and-half years. According to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI),...

India-US set to further strengthen security ties

New Delhi, Mar 5 (PTI) India and the US are set to further strengthen their bilateral security ties under the Trump administration with the two countries deciding to continue exchange programmes on hostage crisis, terror crime scene probe and cybercrime. A delegation of officials from the US met their counterparts...

Saina ready to take on the best at All England

LONDON, Mar 5: Saina Nehwal is fit and ready to take on the world once again. Though she has been out of limelight ever since PV Sindhu won the silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, one can never count her out. Back to full fitness...

Happy to be drug-tested any time, anywhere: Mo Farah

LONDON, Mar 5: Mo Farah has come under immense scrutiny following fresh doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar in recent weeks. The British four-time Olympic has now come out and said that he is happy to be drug-tested "any time, anywhere" and for any of his historical samples to...

Never seen two Aussie spinners this kind of pressure: Ganguly

Kolkata, Mar 05 (PTI): Former captain Sourav Ganguly today said that he has never seen Australian spinners before the duo of Nathan Lyon and Steve O'Keefe put so much of pressure on an Indian batting line-up in sub-continental conditions. "Their two spinners are creating pressure from both ends. It's a...
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