Daily Archives: March 20, 2017

One dead as heavy snowfall lashes Tawang

ITANAGAR, Mar 19: A Bulgarian national, identified as Maria Dimitrova (25 years) was killed after she was hit by an avalanche while trekking in the hills of RA3, near Sela Pass on Saturday. Speaking to this daily, Tawang SP, Manoj Kumar Meena informed that Dimitrova was reportedly thrown some 100...

UD Parking Lot remains a non starter

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Mar 19: There is no sign of the chaotic traffic in Itanagar easing out any time soon; at least not for the next few months, as the 'Parking Lots' located at Bank Tiniali, constructed under the Urban Development Department is far from functional. The four-leveled parking lot, inaugurated...

Concretising IG Park

Amidst the maddening chaos of an unplanned town, green IG Park in Itanagar gives some amount of solace. While the nights see a completely different scene with police having to patrol the place looking out for some people who do not necessarily conform to the expected Arunachal societal codes, come...

Committee seeks Union Home Ministry’s intervention into Higio assault case

ITANAGAR, Mar 19: A delegation of Justice for Higio Gungtey Committee (JFHGC) on Saturday called on Union Ministry of State Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and sought immediate intervention of the Union Home Ministry into the Higio assault case for speedy justice. Gungtey, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh and is a...

The steel cable of the suspension bridge over Tiding River, which links Anjaw with the rest of the world, reportedly broke this morning due to years of wear and tear, informed the All Anjaw District Students' Union. The students' union strongly urged the authority to take immediate steps to...

GSU to go ahead with bandh call

ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The Galo Students' Union (GSU) has decided to go ahead with its proposed bandh call on March 27 in protest against non-fulfillment of its nine demands, out of the 10, placed before the Chief Minister. Earlier, on Friday, all Galo frontal organizations comprising of Galo Welfare Society,...

Labour board organizes mega health camp

Tawang, Mar 19: Speaking during the mega awareness camp conducted by the Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board at Zomkhang Hall, Tawang, MLA Tsering Tashi hailed the contribution of the labourers in various fields. Highlighting the important dimensions of labour welfare, he fondly remembered the contribution of...

Hillang Ruth and Mudang Omo win Run for Consumer Awareness marathon

ITANAGAR, Mar 19: Hillang Ruth and Mudang Omo were crowned champions of Itanagar Mini Marathon-Run for Consumer Awareness in the women's and men's category respectively on Sunday. The mini marathon that started from IG Park here culminated at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Naharlagun. Yabang Tali and Nabam Yakar grabbed the...

Govt declares one-day mourning for Ngurang Tazap

ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The Arunachal Pradesh Government has declared one-day state mourning on March 20 as a mark of respect to former PWD Deputy Minister late Ngurang Tazap. The government has announced that the national flag will be flown at half mast during the period of state mourning throughout Arunachal...

Students protest grant of bail to alleged rapist

ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The All Mishmi Students Union and All Anjaw District Students Union of Anjaw and Lohit have expressed their displeasure over the bail granted to an alleged rapist by the Circle Officer of Hayuliang. On Friday last, a peaceful rally was organised by the unions in Lohit and...

Hepatitis- ‘B’ vaccination camp at Debing

Correspondent RUKSIN, Mar 19: A total of 287 villagers were given vaccination against Hepatitis-B after they were tested for the disease during a day-long awareness cum vaccination programme conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNC), Pasighat, in association with Ruksin Community Health Centre at Debing village in East Siang district on...

Khandu attends swearing-in of new UP CM

LUCKNOW, Mar 19: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu attended the swearing-in ceremony of new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Lucknow on Sunday. Khandu shared the attendance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP Party President Amit Shah. Khandu had left for the national capital on Saturday from...

Vocational training programme for rural women ends

PASIGHAT, Mar 19: A two-day vocational training programme on agro-based and cottage industry for rural women, conducted by the ICDS at CHF conference hall concluded successfully on Friday. Resource persons, including Dr R C Shakywar, Dr N G Pillo, Dr K Momin and Inty Ering imparted training on fruit preservation,...

Coordination cum review meeting of AWs

BALIJAN, Mar 19: Balijan ICDS Project conducted its project level coordination and review meeting of Anganwadi workers at Balijan on March 17. Anganwadi workers from various centres of the project attended and gave presentation of activities carried out at their respective AWCs. Attending the meeting, ICDS functionaries of the projects and...

EAC refutes allegations

ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The Extra Assistant Commissioner in-charge of Mengio on Sunday refuted the allegations of non performance and breaking the guidelines of MGNREGA leveled against him by the All Mengio Youth Association (AMYA) and All Mengio Unemployed Engineer Union (AMUEU). In a press statement, the EAC in-charge stated that...

APPMU extends support to APMU bandh

NAHARLAGUN, Mar 19: Arunachal Pradesh Petroleum Mazdoor Union under the chairmanship of president Gollo Yapung Tana has decided to support the indefinite strike starting March 20 called by the Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union demanding payment of minimal wages and PF among others. The APMU has been requesting the managements...

House gutted in Sagalee

SAGALEE, Mar 19: An SPT building of one Nabam Pekhi of Nimte village, under Sagalee ADC headquarters was gutted down in a fire accident that broke out on Saturday, informed ADC Jalash Pertin in a release here this evening. The house was reportedly burnt to the ground, and no...

6-day EDP for PMEGP beneficiaries concludes

NIRJULI, Mar 19: The six days on-campus Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) for PMEGP beneficiaries, conducted by the Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank-Rural Self Employment Training Institute (APRB-RSETI),Nirjuli concluded on Sunday. At least 29 beneficiaries from Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri, East Siang, West Kameng and Tawang districts attended the EDP...

Gram Sabha approves schemes

ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The Gram Sabha of 11 - Rono Gram Panchayat, held on March 18, approved few schemes for implementation under the 14th FC grants and MGNREGA up to 2020. The meeting approved for flood protection work at Rono Nallah, construction of drain from market area to fish pond,...

Reward for spreading hatred

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which won massive mandate in Uttar Pradesh has decided to appoint controversial religious leader turned politician Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister of the state. Mr Adityanath who was sworn in on Sunday has several pending cases against him including that of attempt to murder,...

Don’t Sit Idle

Jaane bhi do yaroan By Poonam I Kaushish “Na mein khali baithunga, na main baithne doonga,” Indefatigable Prime Minister Modi’s new edict in a country where work is a dirty four letter word that has been erased from our collective psyche. He has hit bull’s eye as all one needs is...

Letter to APPSC

Dear Editor, Through your esteemed daily, we would like to pen down an open letter to the Chairman APPSC. With the news of appointment of Tajom Taloh as the chairman, Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission in December 2016, the unemployed youth of the state and job aspirants were overjoyed, as...

Harsh analogy

Dear Editor, While I am big fan of the writings of Madam Tongam Rina’s column of the ‘Ringside View’ of the Arunachal Times, especially on her crusade against corruptions and other evils eating our State by the corrupt Politicians and their powerful Government Servants and their Corporate World, her views...

Let APPSC conduct exam

Dear Editor, Through your esteem column, I would like to draw your attention towards another departmental recruitment of Group A, B and C posts under Department of Agriculture, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh. Since the state cabinet has already decided to let the APPSC conduct the Group A, B and C recruitment,...

Scientists Probing How 2 Nuclear Reactors Contracted ‘Small Pox’

MUMBAI, Mar 19 (PTI): In a highly guarded Indian nuclear reactor complex, toughened radiation resistant pipes have contracted 'small pox'. As a consequence, literally in a plot similar to a Bollywood thriller Indian scientists are burning the midnight oil to unravel the mysterious nuclear leak at the Kakrapar Nuclear Power...

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

JAMMU, Mar 19 (PTI): Pakistani troops on Sunday violated the ceasefire twice by firing from automatic weapons along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali and Balakote sectors of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army. "There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Bhimbher Gali and Balakote sectors...

Railways to buy recycled water from private players

NEW DELHI, Mar 19 (PTI): The Railways aims to cut down its water bill and save up to Rs 400 crore annually with a roadmap for buying recycled water from private players. With the dual aim of conserving the precious resource and reducing its consumption, the Railways will unveil its...

Jat protest: Security stepped up, roads to remain open, says DGP

Chandigarh, Mar 19 (PTI) Haryana DGP K P Singh today said security has been stepped up and all highways and other roads passing through the state will remain open so that students do not face any problems in the wake of Jat protester. All security measures have been taken, so...

Indian-American Sandeep Mathrani Listed Fourth Overpaid CEO In US: Report

HOUSTON, Mar 19 (PTI): An Indian-American chief executive of a Chicago-based property firm has been ranked fourth on a list of top 25 overpaid bosses in the US, according to a new report. Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive of General Growth Properties, has been listed fourth on the list of...

Note ban opens up new channels of corruption: Economist

New Delhi, Mar 19 (PTI) Describing demonetisation as an attempt akin to striking a rock with an egg, eminent Austrian economist Heinz D Kurz has said it is much too weak and misdirected an instrument to root out corruption. Actually, he said, the Indian governments move opened up new avenues...
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