Daily Archives: March 19, 2017

ATMs run out of cash, nervousness ripples across

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Even before the official financial year begins, the Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in Itanagar are reportedly running out of cash. The cash shortage partially hit all ATMs, including the State Bank of India (SBI) in and around Itanagar since Friday. The SBI alone has more than...

ATA assures indefinite end to future agitation

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Following assurances that the state government would address the demands placed by the Arunachal Teachers' Association (ATA), the ATA, along with members of its affiliates- All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan Teachers' Association (AASSATA) and RMSA on Saturday assured of ending all proposed future agitations indefinitely. The...

Ngurang Tazap passes away

Governor, CM, orgs mourns demise ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Former PWD Deputy Minister Ngurang Tazap passed away in the early hours of March 18 at a Guwahati-based hospital after prolonged illness. Born on 8 May, 1959, he has left behind two wives, three sons and a daughter. His last rite will be...

Anti-drug campaign at Ngopok

PASIGHAT, Mar 18: In its efforts to eradicate drug menace from East Siang district, the Women Against Social Evils (WASE) district unit on Saturday organized an anti-drug campaign at Ngopok village under Mebo subdivision, which saw the participation of officers, GBs, PRI leaders, villagers and women. Addressing the gathering, East...

Learn gainful skills to become self reliant: Lowang advises youths

ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Minister for Agriculture, Wangki Lowang urged the state's youth to change their mindset and equip themselves with gainful skills instead of solely depending upon government jobs. He was addressing a day-long Skilled Arunachal Conclave-cum-exhibition, which was held at the State Banquet Hall, under the aegis of the...

The ides of March Herald The Spring!

Flights Of Fantasy Group Captain M Panging VM (Retd) As spring season arrives, the results of the recently conducted elections indicate a paradigm shift towards a dominant single party rule in India. Election after election and state after state are being gripped by this single party march. The opposition parties are...

RGU team inspects orange orchards in Aalo

AALO, Mar 18: A team from the Center with Potential for Excellence in Biodiversity (CPEB), Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), along with local citrus growers recently inspected the orange orchards in different parts of Aalo, West Siang district to study the problems associated with orange production. While interacting with the orange...

Consumer Court asks state govt & Pawan Hans to pay compensation to consumer

ITANAGAR, Mar 18: The Consumer Dispute Redressel Forum, Papum Pare district, in an order issued on November 25 last year, had directed the Pawan Hans Authority and the State of Arunachal Pradesh to jointly pay the complainant a sum of Rs 2 lakh for deficiency of service and Rs...

CoSAAP to launch indefinite strike

ITANAGAR, Mar 18: The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) has proposed to continue its third phase of non-cooperation movement in the form of indefinite pen and tools down strike from March 20 next. In a communiqué, the CoSAAP informed that the...

Yogi Adityanath to be the new UP CM

LUCKNOW, Mar 18: Yogi Adityanath, the controversial mascot of hardline Hindutva, will be the next Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. In a move that surprised many, the 44-year-old five-term MP from Gorakhpur was elected the BJP legislature party leader at a meeting of the newly elected MLAs, a week after...

Gemo Tali gets Health Sub Centre

AALO, Mar 18: The Health Sub Centre at Gemo Tali village was inaugurated by Minister AH & Veterinary Science Dr Mohesh Chai on March 17 last. While highlighting the need for sufficient infrastructure and manpower for the sub centre to run efficiently, Dr Chai also took the opportunity to inform...

Orgs allege non-performance of duty

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Mar 18: The All Mengio Youth Association (AMYA) and All Mengio Unemployed Engineer Union (AMUEU) alleged that the EAC cum BDO of Mengio is not performing his duties properly. Addressing media persons here at the Arunachal Press Club, AMYA President Gyamar Guniya alleged that the EAC cum BDO...

Ngorlung Head GB Rende Panyang dies

Correspondent RUKSIN, Mar 18: Head Gaon Burah of Ngorlung village under Ruksin Circle, Rende Panyang passed away on Thursday at the age of 83. Born at Pongging village in 1932 in present Upper Siang district, Panyang was elected as Anchal Samity Member of Ruksin for two consecutive periods and subsequently appointed...

Skill development training for PwD concludes

ITANAGAR, Mar 18: A two-month long skill development training on weaving and knitting, jointly organized by the All Arunachal Pradesh Entrepreneurship Development Association (AAPEDA) and National Youth Project, New Delhi for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) concluded with a certificate distribution programme in the office of the AAPEDA on Friday...

NSS camping at Napit

PASIGHAT, Mar 18: The NSS unit of J N College, Pasighat conducted its annual special camping programme at Napit Village of East Siang district. As part of its two days special camping, which started on March 17, volunteers cleaned the entire village, including the dere (community hall) and drains on...

Make Chera Talo District Hospital functional: ZPC

KOLORIANG, Mar 18: Koloriang Zilla Parishad Chairperson (ZPC) Sangha Tagik has appealed to the state government to make the Chera Talo District Hospital at Koloriang functional by March 2017. In a letter submitted to the Health and Family Welfare Minister, the ZPC said the Chera Talo District Hospital, Koloriang has...

Workshop on career counseling, legal aid

PASIGHAT, Mar 18: A workshop on 'Career Counseling and Legal Aid' awareness was organized at Doying Gumin College, Pasighat by the Department of Political Science of the college on March 18. Resource Person, Professor T Lhungdim of Rajiv Gandhi University guided the workshop on career guidance. The brainstorming session lasted for...

Swachata Pakhwada Abhiyan

Correspondent RUKSIN, Mar 18: Sille Primary Health Unit, Upper Primary School, Oyan and the business community of the area on Saturday conducted a cleaning programme under 'Swachata Pakhwada Abhiyan' by cleaning up the market places at Sille and Oyan. Inaugurating the programme, Dr Dhananjoy Pait urged the people to keep their...

Desist from impeding development project: PPDF

ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Expressing its resentment over serving of a legal notice by some student organization to concerned departments regarding the execution of TAH from Nechipu to Bana, Passa to Khodaso, Bana to Seppa, Seppa to Passa and Khodaso to Hoj, alleging violation of forest norms, the Papum Pare...

Awareness campaign on wildlife conservation

ITANAGAR, Mar 18: A day-long awareness campaign on preservation and conservation of forest fire, wildlife and natural resources was jointly conducted by the All Arunachal Pradesh Entrepreneurship Development Association (AAPEDA) and Department of Forest & Environment at Sangdupota, Papum Pare on Thursday last. The programme was attended by Minister for...

Lower Subansiri district bandh ends

ZIRO, Mar 18: The 12-hour Lower Subansiri district bandh called by the All Lower Subansiri Youth Association (ALSYA) on March 17 passed off successfully, informed the Association. The Association had called the bandh demanding for immediate completion of land acquisition process for construction of road from Potin to Bopi...

Innovative Perspective Plans for Pasighat

PASIGHAT, Mar 18: East Siang Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak called upon the heads of the departments to come up with innovative ideas/ proposals in the Perspective Action Plans of their respective departments, so that a holistic and integrated road map for the district can be formulated for speedy and...

Military Civic Action

LONGDING, Mar 18: The Khonsa Battalion, under the aegis of Dao division provided furniture to Kunsa Village School, one of the remotest villages in Longding district. Fiber black boards, benches, study tables with chairs were provided under the Military Civic Action project.

Clean Election workshop

ITANAGAR, Mar 18: The 'Clean Election Workshop', organised by the Nyishi Baptist Church Council at NBCC Compound, concluded on March 18. There was an extensive discussion on how Churches could play vital role by ensuring clean and corruption free Assembly and Panchayat elections. Resource persons Reverend Halli Likha, Reverend C Lalraochama...

Progress in 26/11 terror case trial expected: Pakistan

Mumbai, Mar 18 (PTI): Pakistan today said a trial in a terror case like 26/11 takes time to conclude and one must not "jump the gun" and must wait for the court verdict. Abdul Basit, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, said Pakistani nationals suspected of involvement in the 2008 Mumbai...

5 Naxals killed in Dantewada encounter

Raipur, Mar 18 (PTI): Five Naxals were killed while two armed personnel have been injured in an encounter with security forces in the worst Maoist violence-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh today. Officials said the encounter took place early today in the Burgam village of the said district when a joint...

Triple talaq-hit women voted for BJP in UP: Prasad

Gandhinagar, Mar 18 (PTI): The Muslim women "affected by the triple talaq practice voted for the BJP in good numbers" during the recent Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, claimed Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad today. "In Uttar Pradesh, the women who have been affected due to the...

Income Tax Department Makes Public List Of Defaulters Owing 448 Crore

NEW DELHI, Mar 18 (PTI): The Income Tax department today released a list of 29 entities owing 448.02 crore in taxes as part of its strategy to name and shame large defaulters. In advertisements issued in leading national dailies, the department brought out the list of defaulters of income tax...

Swachh Bharat Can Be Achieved Only Through People Support: Kiran Bedi

PUDUCHERRY, Mar 18 (PTI): The objectives of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' can be achieved only through cooperation from Residents' Welfare Associations, Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi said today. Holding discussions with the representatives of Residents' Welfare Associations in Sudhana Nagar during a field visit, MS Bedi asked all associations to come...

POSCO Offers to Return Land for Planned Steel Project to Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar, Mar 18 (PTI): Posco-India has requested the Odisha government to take back its 2,700 acres of land provided to it near Paradip for setting up a 12 mtpa steel plant at an investment of Rs 52,000 crore. "We have received a letter from Posco-India in this regard. The steel...
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