Daily Archives: March 16, 2017

Protest against racism in Delhi and Itanagar

ITANAGAR, Mar 15: Arunachalee students on Wednesday organised a dharna outside the Karnataka Bhawan in Delhi in protest against the attack on Higio Gungtey, a student of Christ University, Bengaluru. Higio Gungtey, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh and is a fourth-semester student of Christ University, was allegedly beaten and forced...

Legislative Assembly passes budget

ITANAGAR, Mar 15: The State Assembly on Wednesday passed the Rs.16015 Crore budget for 2017-18 with Finance Minister Chowna Mein terming it as progressive, reform oriented and 'people's budget.' It was passed with voice vote after two days of debate and discussion by the members. The budget, which was presented by...

Sanctuary of Democracy Shifts

ITANAGAR, Mar 15: The 42 years of journey of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Building in Naharlagun came to an end with the conclusion of the 11th session of the Sixth Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. By April, the sanctuary of democracy is shifting to its permanent new building at Itanagar. It was...

Trade Unions serve 14 days ultimatum to govt

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Mar 15: The Joint Working Committee of Arunachal Pradesh Trade Unions (JWCAPTU) comprising of 12 different Unions has served 14 days ultimatum to govt seeking immediate removal of all the Ex-Officios from the Workers’ Board and to stop non-statutory benefits. Addressing media persons at Arunachal Press Club...

Governor meets community leaders

ITANAGAR, Mar 15: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh P.B. Acharya met the representatives of Assamese, Bengali, Jain, Malayalee, Marwari and Punjabi communities in Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. The Governor exhorted them to maintain one's distinct identity, culture and traditions and also concomitantly intermingle with the local communities. He urged the representatives...

State BJP lauds budget

ITANAGAR, Mar 15: On the conclusion of debates & discussions and passing of the Budget 2017 - 18 in the State Legislative Assembly, BJP Arunachal Pradesh congratulates Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein for presenting a "pragmatic, pro-poor, developmental oriented comprehensive budget with many new...

Gambling and sale of tobacco products prohibited

ITANAGAR, Mar 15: The Capital Complex District Magistrate, Prince Dhawan has in an executive order U/s144 Cr.P.C of 1973 r/w Section 31 of the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Control Products Act (COTPA), 2003, issued on Wednesday, prohibited sale and consumption of Tobacco/ Gutka/ Cigarettes/ Panmasala, etc in and around...

RGU conducts workshop on ‘Advances in Electronics and Communication’

ITANAGAR, Mar 15: A two-day workshop on 'Advances in Electronics and Communication' was conducted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering and Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh which concluded at the Institute of Distance Education, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) on Wednesday. Earlier, while speaking...

DTF review meeting on IPPI and Mission Indradhanush

ZIRO, Mar 15: A meeting of the District Task Force on Immunization (DFTI) was held at the Conference Hall of the General Hospital here on Wednesday to review the performances of the 1st round of Mission Indradhanush(MI) and IPPI and to discuss the microplan for the 2nd round of...

World Consumer Rights Day observed

ITANAGR, Mar 15: The World Consumer Rights Day was observed across the state on Wednesday. In Bomdila, while addressing a gathering at Multi Indoor Sports Club, DF&CSO, T Gamlin called upon the consumers to be well aware of their rights and responsibilities. He urged the traders to shun illegal practices...

Coordination meeting on flagship prog and Aadhaar enrolment held

YUPIA, Mar 15: A coordination meeting with all administrative officers including head of departments and BDOs on the ongoing Central Govt flagshipship programme and status of Aadhaar card enrolment of officers, staffs and beneficiaries in Papum Pare district was held at DC's conference here on Wednesday. Presiding over the meeting...

Pema congratulates Parrikar, Singh

ITANAGAR, Mar 15: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has congratulated senior BJP leader Manohar Parrikar for being sworn as the Goa Chief Minister for the fourth time on Tuesday. Khandu also congratulated N Biren Singh, who took oath as the chief minister of Manipur today. In his congratulatory letters,...

AR apprehends weapons dealer

KOHIMA, Mar 15: One Malu Sethi, a resident of Ponklasahi, Orissa was apprehended from Paharpur village with deadly explosives, detonator, shrapnel's & equipment for making IEDs during an operation launched by Jairampur Battalion of Assam Rifles on March 14. He is reported to have admitted to supplying explosives to terrorist...

Donyi Polo Kargu Gamgi inaugurated

ITANAGAR, Mar 15: A Donyi Polo Kargu Gamgi (prayer center) was inaugurated at Balisori under Kamku Circle, West Siang district on Sunday last amidst the presence of hundreds of believers. While addressing a huge gathering on the occasion, AGICTF President Marpe Bojir urged all to preserve and maintain their indigenous...

East Siang DC reviews Smart City proposal

PASIGHAT Mar 15: A consultative meeting of Pasighat Smart City proposal was held Wednesday evening under the chairmanship of East Siang Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak in his office chamber. Municipal Executive Officer Ainstein Koyu, PMC Chief Councilor Kaling Doruk, Core Committee member Dr. Narmi Darang and Consultant of Voyant Solutions...

Fish farmers meeting held

ZIRO, Mar 15: Progressive fish farmers from Ziro-I and Ziro-II took part in a general body meeting of Lower Subansiri Fish Farmer Cooperative Society Ltd at Abotani Hall, Hapoli here on Saturday last. In the meeting, DFDO, James Nabum informed the participants about the technical aspects of fish farming. DRCS,...

Airtel authority urged to activate mobile tower

ITANAGAR, Mar 15: The Mechukha Eco-Tourism and Conservation Society (MECS) has urged the Airtel authority to immediately activate the mobile tower erected at Mechuka town to facilitate better network coverage in the area. Narrating the problems faced by the people of the area due to lack of proper telecommunication facilities,...

BWS demands high level enquiry

ITANAGAR, Mar 15: The Beyong Welfare Society has appealed to the state Govt to conduct high level enquiry into the Rakesh Beyong murder case to find out the root cause behind murder and arrest all the culprits involved in it. A society release informed that on February 18 last Rakesh...

End attack on NE students

The attack on students hailing from North East region continues to take place in various parts of country despite tall assurance from central government. This time an Arunachalee student has been brutally assaulted at Bengaluru by his landlord. The student was even forced to lick shoe of the landlord....

BJP Juggernaut

Wake up call for Cong, others By Dhurjati Mukherjee The landslide victory of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand comes as a big morale booster for the party. Further, its swift claim to form government in Goa and Manipur, even though it was not the single largest party, speaks...

Different facet of politicians

Dear Editor, Before elections we find politicians making promises which are never fulfilled and hitting out on each other parties .I would like to tell these politicians that if they are so interested in serving the state, they should refuse to take any salary or allowance or any benefit related...

Stringent punishment must

Dear Editor, After Hyderabad, Una and Bastar, it is now the turn of JNU to stage yet another agonizing incident; a Dalit research scholar being found hanging. In another incident, a student from Arunachal Pradesh faced racial attack in Bangalore. How long we will make ourselves lick the shoes of...

French President Congratulates PM Narendra Modi Over BJP’s Showing In Elections

NEW DELHI, Mar 15 (PTI): French President Francois Hollande called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to congratulate him over BJP's good showing at the recently held Assembly polls. "French President, HE Mr. @fhollande called PM @narendramodi today to convey his felicitations at the election results. @Elysee," External Affairs Ministry...

BSP Chief Mayawati To Move Court On EVM ‘Tampering’ Issue

LUCKNOW, Mar 15 (PTI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati today decided to move court against the alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and observe a 'black day' every month against the "murder of democracy" by the BJP. The BSP chief alleged that BJP's victory in Uttar Pradesh state...

Algae Fossil In India, 1.6 Billion Years Old, May Be World’s Oldest Plant Life

MIAMI, UNITED STATES, Mar 15 (PTI/AFP): Scientists in India have uncovered a pair of 1.6 billion-year-old fossils that appear to contain red algae, which may be the oldest plant-like life discovered on Earth, according to a study Tuesday. Until now, the oldest known red algae was 1.2 billion years old,...

75 arrested for alleged links with ISIS: Govt

New Delhi, Mar 15 (PTI): A total of 75 people were arrested from different states for alleged links with dreaded terror group ISIS, the Centre said today. Minister of State for Home, Hansraj Ahir informed the Rajya Sabha that as per the available information, the National Investigation Agency (NIA)...

Raj Babbar offers to resign as Uttar Pradesh Congress chief after poll debacle

New Delhi, Mar 15 (PTI): Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar today offered to resign, taking moral responsibility for the poll debacle in the state, amid demands for structural changes and fixing responsibility in the party. Babbar also echoed Rahul Gandhi on the need for making structural changes to strengthen...

Three militants killed, one policeman injured in Kupwara encounter

Srinagar, Mar 15 (PTI): Three militants were today killed in an encounter with the security forces in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said. A policeman was also injured in the gunfight that began this morning. “Three militants have been killed in the encounter,” a police official said, adding the three bodies...

Ministerial panel to meet next week to finalise wage, IR codes

New Delhi, Mar 15 (PTI): The ministerial panel on labour issues headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet next week to finalise drafts of the new industrial relations code and the wage code. The ministerial panel broadly agrees on the wage code while more deliberations will be held on...

5 killed, eight injured in Kanpur cold storage explosion

Kanpur , Mar 15 (PTI): Five people were killed and eight injured today while several others are feared trapped after a gas leak at a cold storage in Shivrajpur area here caused an explosion in which parts of the structure collapsed. According to SP (Rural) Rajesh Kumar, the gas leak...
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