Daily Archives: April 2, 2017

Final location survey of 3 BG Railway lines in Arunachal begins

ITANAGAR, Apr 1: The Centre has started final location survey to connect Tawang, Aalo and Pasighat with broad gauge (BG) railway networks. The Union Minister of State for Communication and Railways Manoj Sinha unveiled the commencement of the final location survey of the three new BG railway lines to Tawang...

Mobile service to all uncovered villages by 2018

ITANAGAR, Apr 1: Mobile service to all the uncovered villages in Arunachal Pradesh will be provided under the Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan (CTDP) during 2017-18. Around 1893 mobile Base Tran-receiver Stations (BTSs) are expected to cover all the uncovered villages. It was decided in a review meeting held by Union...

PMC submits Smart City Proposal to Centre

PASIGHAT, Apr 1: Pasighat Municipal Corporation (PMC) today submitted its revised Smart City Proposal (SCP) to the union government. Local MLA Kaling Moyong along with Director (TP & ULB, GoAP) Amoy Morang, Chief Councilor Kaling Doruk, MEO Ainstein Koyu, Tarung Riyang and consultants of Voyants Solutions today finally handed over...

Water-logged Aalo-Patum road

The picture shows water logging on the road between Aalo and Patum. Similar scenarios can also be seen throughout the length of the road. The sufferers call for early repair of the road, which also connects Siang district with West Siang.

Tayeng on 6-day constituency tour, says development his priority agenda

PASIGHAT Apr 1: Mebo MLA Lombo Tayeng embarked on a six days developmental tour of his constituency to gather first hand information about the problems and grievances of the people. Tayeng accompanied by Mebo ADC Yemling Tayeng and host of Panchayat leaders visited various villages, including Seram, Kongkul, Namsing, Bodak,...

Congress leader writes to BSNL

ITANAGAR, Apr 1: The Congress party today claimed that the Department of Telecom (DoT) and the BSNL led telecom project, funded by Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) to establish mobile services across 4118 unconnected villages of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam by installing 2G GSM BSS Network at 2817 sites...

Seppa, Bomdila, Roing STS exceeds revenue targets

ITANAGAR, Apr 1: The Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Service (APSTS) has had three more service stations surpassing their target revenue collection. These include the stations of Seppa of East Kameng district, which received 104.9 percent revenue, Bomdila of West Kameng achieved 101 percent revenue and Roing of Lower Dibang Valley district...

April Phool’s Month !!

Flights Of Fantasy April marks the beginning of the new financial year. After the yearly financial year ending rush in all departments and organisations, April marks a huge sigh of relief for a majority of citizens. Due to this crazy dash to complete all financial transactions and billings by the...

Arunachalee troupe performs in Nomami Brahmaputra Utsav

RUKSIN, Apr 1: A cultural troupe of East Siang district led by artiste Delong Padung participated in the Nomami Brahmaputra Utsav, which got underway at Kareng Chapori (bogibeel-ghat) on the right of the mighty Brahmaputra in Assam's Dhemaji district on Friday. The cultural troupe from Arunachal Pradesh showcased traditional song-dances...

Rijiju rejects China’s objection on Dalai Lama’s visit

ITANAGAR, Apr 1: China should refrain from meddling in the internal affairs of India, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday after Beijing objected to the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh next week. The Dalai Lama is to visit Arunachal Pradesh between April 4 and 13. "We are not interfering...

Liquor outlets sealed

NAMSAI, Apr 1: As many as 23 liquor outlets located along the national/state highway in Namsai district were sealed by the officials of Tax and Excise Department on March 31 for non-compliance with the Supreme Court order. Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner through an executive order had directed the owners of...

DC inspects cloudburst affected areas

BOMDILA, Apr 1: In order to learn the ground realities, Deputy Commissioner of West Kameng Sonal Swaroop rushed to Dirang this morning, where a cloudburst had occurred on Friday afternoon. The DC inspected all the areas and infrastructure affected or damaged and assured all possible help from the district administration....

Finance Bill gets presidential assent

NEW DELHI, Apr 1: President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Finance Bill 2017 to give effect to provisions like bar on cash transactions above Rs 2 lakh and compulsory quoting of Aadhaar for filing tax returns. "The President was kind enough to give his assent to the...

Kaso sanctions fund for water tank at Sangri Kugo Colony

ITANAGAR, Apr 1: Local MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Techi Kaso on Saturday approved an amount of Rs5 lakhs from his Local Area Development Fund for construction of water tank at Sangri Kugo colony under Ward No 2. The MLA approved the amount after a women delegation from Sangri Kugo Colony,...

Training cum workshop on ‘Kayakalp’ prog

YUPIA, Apr 1: One day training cum workshop on 'Kayakalp' for the members of Infection Control Committee of District Hospital, Community Health Centres(CHC) and Primary Health Centers (PHCs) was organized by the Papum Pare District Health Society, Yupia at ZPC conference hall on March 31. District Medical Officer Dr Tasso...

Legal Literacy Programme-cum-Digital Seva

SEPPA, Apr 1: The "Legal Literacy Programme-cum-Digital Seva Initiative of Access to Justice Project" was conducted at Seppa through District E-Governance Society. District Information Officer Gaurav Kumar and Advocate Sunday Lingfa attended as resource person and legal advisor respectively in the programme. Advocate Lingfa highlighted the fundamental rights of women,...

Sports activities mark day-2 of Mopin celebrations

AALO, Apr 1: The second day of Mopin celebrations at Gumin Kiin, Aalo witnessed games and sports activities, which was inaugurated by West Siang Additional Deputy Commissioner Nyiken Lollen on March 31. Volleyball for men, women, boys and girls, tug of war, blind hit and various other traditional sports competitions...

Fake account condemned

ITANAGAR, Apr 1: The Kipa Welfare Society has strongly condemned an alleged facebook fake account holder Tenjin Tating Mation's online post, wherein he allegedly wrote that the people of 19th Nyapin Constituency would boycott BJP Vice President Tame Phassang from attending the Longte Festival at Chabang. The society condemned...

Indrajit Namchoom U-19 Football Tournament 2017

ITANAGAR, Apr 1: The first phase of the Indrajit Namchoom U-19 Football Tournament 2017, organized by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Itanagar is scheduled to begin from May 1 and continue till May 10 next. In all, eight teams of both boys and girls have registered so far to participate in...

Opportunity For Donald Trump To Build Ties With India: Former US Security Advisor

WASHINGTON, Apr 1 (PTI) : The Trump administration has a "real opportunity" to build on the strong foundation of ties with India laid by its three previous administrations, a former national security advisor said on Friday. "I think we have already started it and, again, on a bipartisan basis. (Former)...

India, Malaysia vow to strengthen strategic, trade ties

NEW DELHI, Apr 1 (PTI) : India and Malaysia on Saturday agreed to strengthen their strategic partnership for mounting an effective response to common challenges of terrorism and extremism during the talks Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with his Malayasian counterpart Najib Razad. The wide-ranging talks also encompassed trade ties. The...

30% of driving licences in India are fake: Gadkari

NAGPUR, Apr 1 (PTI) : Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari today said 30 per cent of the driving licences in the country are bogus. "Thirty per cent of the driving licences in the country are bogus. Now onwards the driving licences will be electronically registered under umbrella of e-governance,"...

Scrap EVMs, Return To Ballot Papers: Congress tells Election Commission

NEW DELHI, Apr 1 (PTI) : Crying foul over efficacy of EVMs in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress today knocked at the doors of the Election Commission and demanded scrapping its use in upcoming elections while reverting to old ballot paper system. Citing the incident of Bhind where VVPAT machines dispensed...

India makes a green statement, launches BS-IV fuel

BHUBANESWAR, Apr 1 (PTI) : India on Saturday made a formal launch of BS-IV grade fuel across the country to keep carbon emission in check and set a target of ushering in BS-VI fuel by April 2020. The launch came days after the Supreme Court banned sale and registration of...

Election Commission Bans Exit Polls For Lok Sabha Bypolls In Kashmir

JAMMU, Apr 1 (PTI) : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday banned exit polls between April 9 and April 16 when by-elections are held for two Lok Sabha seats of Srinagar and Anantnag in Kashmir. "In connection with the bye-elections to Srinagar and Anantnag Parliamentary constituencies in Jammu...

NTPC crosses 50 GW generation capacity mark

NEW DELHI, Apr 1 (PTI) : State-run NTPC has crossed the milestone of 50 GW power generation capacity which will help the country realise the goal of power for all. Lauding the company's efforts, power minister Piyush Goyal tweeted, "Proud to announce that NTPC has crossed 50,000 MW of installed...

‘Left trying to destroy India’s history, cultural heritage’

Kochi,Apr 1 (PTI): The Left is trying to destroy India's history, cultural heritage and individual relationships by espousing a flawed economic paradigm, said S Gurumurthy co-convenor of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, economic wing of Sangh Parivar, here today. Delivering the keynote address at the inaugural function of P Parameswaran Navati Celebrations,...

Female UN peacekeepers to be trained in India workshop

New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI): A batch of UN woman peacekeepers, also known as ‘Blue Berets’, will be trained here during a 12-day workshop starting next week. The April 3-14 workshop, being jointly organised by the the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) in India and UN Women, will be...

Militants open fire on army convoy in Srinagar, one soldier injured

Srinagar, Apr 1: Militants on Saturday opened fire on an army convoy near a hospital on Parimpora-Panthachowk bypass road in Srinagar. A police spokesperson said that one solider was injured in the attack. The militants opened fire on the convoy near JVC Hospital, Bemina at around 1.15 pm, the official said. He...

Assam, Meghalaya CMs discuss border problems

Guwahati, Apr 1 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and his Meghalaya counterpart Dr Mukul Sangma today met here and decided to resolve the boundary dispute through dialogue taking into account views of both sides. "We are all aware of areas of difference along interstate border between Assam and Meghalaya...
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