Daily Archives: March 8, 2017

State seeks autonomous councils

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The state government will write to the Centre to expedite the process of creation of Autonomous District Council of Tirap & Changlang and Autonomous District Council of Tawang & West Kameng. This was informed by the Chief Minister in a written response to former Chief Minister Nabam...

Tapir Gao detained in Guwahati Airport with cash

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Mar 7: In a highly embarrassing moment for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its Arunachal Pradesh state unit President Tapir Gao was caught with cash at Guwahati airport by the income tax officials on Tuesday. As per highly placed sources, Gao who was campaigning in Manipur was returning...

Mere Vichaar Andolan Committee to take out peaceful protest rally

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The Mere Vichaar Andolan Committee (MVAC), with support from former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul's wife, Dangwimsai Pul, announced to take out a peaceful protest rally from Akashdeep Complex to Tennis Court at Indira Gandhi Park, here on March 10 next, regarding non-fulfillment of its earlier...

Mere Vichaar with home ministry

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The state government has sent Kalikho Pul's notes "Mere Vichaar" to the centre. In a written statement, Chief Minister Pema Khandu informed that "State Cabinet has forwarded the notes to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India for investigation by any agency as deemed fit". He...

Tumke Bagra elected as Deputy Speaker, two bills passed

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: Tumke Bagra was elected as Deputy Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. The representative of Aalo West Assembly Constituency was in the same post for a brief tenure during the Kalikho Pul Government. Chief Minister Pema Khandu has congratulated Bagra on his appointment to the...

Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences to be functional next year

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: Health and Family Welfare Minister Jomde Kena said that the state’s first medical college, Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences will be made functional from the next academic session (2017-18). Kena disclosed it during the second day of the state legislative assembly on Tuesday. He informed...

Governor institutes several awards for students of govt colleges

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh PB Acharya has instituted awards in the names of eminent personalities for outstanding students of 14 government colleges of the state. Accordingly, three best students in academics, sports and performing arts in each college will be given the awards every year. The Governor...

Women like them: Masem Ane’s story

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: Masem Tachang's story is inspiring in so many ways - not only on Women's Day but every day. She now lives on the fringes of Pakke Tiger Reserve. She was born inside the tiger reserve when her family was relocated outside to Mobuso-2. Despite this change, one...

‘Be active partners in the developmental process of the state’

International Women's Day ITANAGAR, Mar 7: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh P B Acharya and his wife Kavita Acharya have expressed their hope that the occasion of International Women's Day will encourage women to become more active partners in the developmental process of the state. In his message to the people on...

CSIR-NEIST organises training on aromatic plant

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology, Itanagar branch organized a training and awareness programme on "Cultivation of Aromatic Plant and Distillation Technology" under the CSIR-800 programme at the institute premises on March 7. About 40 farmers/villagers/beneficiaries from different parts of Arunachal Pradesh and North Lakhimpur, Assam...

MoU signed to pave way for new RK Mission School in EK

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishment of new Rama Krishna Mission Residential School at Lumdung under East Kameng was signed on Tuesday between state governments, headed by Education Minister Honchun Ngandam, Parliamentary Secretary RD & Panchayat Mama Natung, Secretary Education Bidol Tayeng and representative of...

Women empowerment, Ambedkar and International Women’s Day

Every single person on earth has the potential and the right to live a decent life - this stands tall and true across cultures and civilizations. But “Women - the half of the sky” seem to be misnomer in this context as men have encroached upon their legitimate halves...

No Confidence Motion against Aka defeated

YUPIA, Mar 7: The Motion of No Confidence moved by III-Kimin Anchal Samity ZPM, Tai Tayu against Zilla Parishad Chairperson (ZPC) Nabam Aka was defeated on Tuesday, and she would remain to hold her office as ZPC of Papum Pare district. Earlier, a meeting with all elected members of the...

Orgs demand recruitment of anthropology teachers

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU), Arunachal Anthropological Forum (AAF) and Rajiv Gandhi University Research Scholars' Forum (RGURSF) have urged the Director of Higher and Technical Education to take necessary steps for early recruitment of Assistant Professors in the Anthropology Department of Dera Natung Government...

Govt aware of unemployment

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The government has said that it is aware of the increasing unemployment in the state which has risen to 57,396 by 2015. However, the government's response on steps being taken to help the unemployed was a reflection of lack of ideas and efforts to help contain unemployment. "The...

Parents of late Katem Dai seek thorough investigation into son’s death

PASIGHAT, Mar 7: The parents of late Katem Dai, a civil engineering student of the Scholar's Institute of Technology and Management (SITM), Guwahati, who died on February 20 last following a tiff with his classmate at the institute's hostel, have appealed to the concerned authorities of both Assam and...

Blacklist fair price shop: AMYA

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The All Mengio Youth Association (AMYA), in a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Yupia urged his office to verify and blacklist proprietor of Nabam Yajar Fair Price Shop for alleged irregularity in distribution of commodities to beneficiaries. The AMYA also alleged that at least five kilos...

Mini Secretariat by year end

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The Mini Secretariat building is expected to be handed over to the District Administration, Capital Complex by December 2017 by the Executing Department. This was informed by Itanagar-Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner, Prince Dhawan, who visited the under construction site of the Mini-Secretariat in Naharlagun to review the...

Tago assures to work to uplift sports sector

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: Newly appointed Chairman of the Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA), Bamang Tago has assured to work to uplift sports sectors in the state. On a visit to the SAA office at Chimpu, Tago interacted with officials of Sports and Youth Affairs Department. "I am extremely proud to...

Pensioners displeased with non-payment of revised pension

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The state pensioners on Tuesday expressed displeasure with the state government over non-payment of revised pension, which was announced by the state government on January 16, 2017. The association maintained that denial and delay in payment of retired benefits is violation of fundamental rights and further...

Two days workshop on ‘Accreditation by NBA’ held at RGGP

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: Two days workshop on "Accreditation by National Board of Accreditation (NBA)" was conducted at Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic (RGGP) here from March 6 to 7 under AICTE-NEQIP scheme. Experts, Professor Urmila Kar, Department of Education and Management, NITTTR, Kolkata and Dr D R Poddar, Retired Professor, Jadavpur...

Association demands departmental enquiry

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The All Arunachal Pradesh ITI Trained Unemployed Youth Association (AAPITITUYA) has appealed to the SSA Rajya Mission Project Director to institute a departmental enquiry into the recently conducted interview for the posts of Part Time Instructor (Work education) in Upper Subansiri district and to cancel the...

Traders demand hike in fish and meat prices

ITANAGAR, Mar 7: The traders of Hapoli market in Lower Subansiri district have stopped selling meat and fish items since Sunday last in protest against the administration's failure to revise the market prices of these items. Demanding immediate hike in prices of fish and meat in Hapoli market, the Hapoli...

Guwahati-based IHR gives fresh hope to infertile couples

GUWAHATI, Mar 7: In a remarkable development in the field of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF or test tube baby), and giving hope to many couples suffering from childlessness, Guwahati-based Institute of Human Reproduction (IHR) has successfully undertaken a latest method in IVF to deliver a healthy baby. The Institute of...

It’s advantage China for now

As India struggles to upgrade infrastructure in the border areas, China on Monday opened a new airport terminal at Nyingchi Mainling Airport, which is located close to Arunachal Pradesh. It is the second largest airport in Tibet region and will be able to handle 750,000 passengers and 3,000 tonnes...

Microfinance Credibility

Need to take fresh look   By Moin Qazi   Microfinance has generated considerable enthusiasm, not just in the development community but also at political levels. The idea that small loans enable millions of poor people to pull themselves up by their bootstraps has captivated liberals and conservatives alike Inevitably, there has been...

A citizenship in crisis

Dear Editor, The obvious explanation for the unpopularity of Muslims in contemporary American society centers on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. But where does the explanation lie for the recent shooting of the 32 year old Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas City last month? Should we be...

Changing realities

Dear Editor, Disgruntled elders seem to be constantly complaining about the hectic life styles of parents who find it challenging to balance work-life and fail to provide quality time to their children. Where once children were imbibed with moral stories from the Aesop and the Ramayana- Mahabharata ensuring that the...

Artificial lines of religion

Dear Editor, It should be learned that deep classification and division of human beings as Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism and others based on artificial lines of religion is a superficial identity, and human shall need to move farther from superficiality towards absoluteness to attain collective harmony of...

H-1B Visa Concerns Conveyed To US: Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

NEW DELHI, Mar 7 (PTI): The Indian government has conveyed its concerns at a 'very senior level' in the US administration on the move to curb H-1B visa processing, Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said. "I think our concerns at a very senior level has already been...
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