Daily Archives: April 3, 2017

Bailey bridge deteriorating

YAZALI, Apr 2: A bailey bridge over Pai River at Poosa near NEEPCO is reported to have been partially damaged, causing much trouble for the commuters travelling between state capital Itanagar and areas under Lower Subansiri district. According to sources, portions of the steel plates in the bridge have fallen...

Motion set for first phase of 4-lane project

ITANAGAR, Apr 2: The first phase of Itanagar-Banderdewa 4-lane project will cover 10.9 KM from Chandranagar to Papu Nallah, for which, PWD highway has already completed technical bidding process, while the financial bid is expected to be cleared by the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highway (MoRTH) by next...

More cautious approach needed to safeguard tribal people

While racial discrimination against the people of North East, particularly Arunachal Pradesh, has always been a cause for concern, lackadaisical attitude of the Union Tribal Affairs Ministry towards recommendations of the parliamentary panel on tribal women empowerment and to stop human trafficking drew flak. The panel urged the concern ministry...

Devote your time and energy to study, AAPSU to students

ITANAGAR, Apr 2: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has appealed to the students of Arunachal Pradesh pursuing education outside the state to devote their time and energy to studies only. The AAPSU made this ardent appeal following reports that many students from the state are caught up in...

Heavy rain lashes Siang Valley, hits life

Correspondent RUKSIN, Apr 2: Heavy rain lashed East Siang district, throwing life out of gear since Saturday. Heavy rains have been reported in the entire Siang belt, including Pasighat, Mebo, Nari-Koyu in East Siang district and adjoining Dhemaji district. The rains which started Saturday midnight turned torrential with hilly rivers and streams...

Forced conversions wrong: Dalai Lama

GUWAHATI, Apr 2: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today denounced conversion of faith by coercion and called it "wrong and not at all good for society". "Conversion by coercion is wrong as basically one should be free to choose his/her religion and whether one accepts a faith or not...

EKSCWO asks Sushee Infra to complete Nechiphu-Hoj portion of TAH immediately

ITANAGAR, Apr 2: The East Kameng Social and Cultural Welfare Organisation (EKSCWO) asked the Sushee Infra Pvt Ltd (SIPL) to complete the remaining portion of the Nechiphu-Hoj Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) project at the earliest. In this regard, an EKSCWO team, led by its chairman Khya Safar Pao and general secretary...

Dalai Lama’s Tawang visit spiritual retreat or strategic response?

India permitted the Dalai Lama to visit Tawang in 2009, which China claims as ‘an integral part of the Southern Tibet region and is alienable from China’s Tibet in terms of cultural background and administrative jurisdiction’. He is permitted again this year in spite of strong Chinese reactions or ‘warnings’. The People’s Republic of...

58 liquor vendors sealed in West Siang

AALO, Apr 2: The officials of Tax and Excise Department, West Siang, sealed 58 liquor vendors falling within 500m of the national and state highways on April 1, for non-compliance with the Supreme Court order. While sealing the shops, it was found that owners of some shops had either shifted...

Union demands probe into minor’s death

ITANAGAR, Apr 2: The All Dollungmukh Area Students' Union(ADASU) on Sunday strongly urged the state government to investigate the murder case of a minor, one Rotom John, registered with the Palin Police Station in connection with case number 06/17 U/S 302 IPC. The union claimed that late John was...

FIR lodged against HPDC chairman

ITANAGAR, Apr 2: Yupia Youth Welfare Association president Gyamar Takar (Bharat) has lodged a complaint against one Tungri Effa at Doimukh Police Station for allegedly sneaking into his compound and burning his car (Scorpio) in the wee hours of Sunday. Based on the complaint, a case No. 13/17, U/S -...

AR holds polio vaccination camp

JAIRAMPUR, Apr 2: To enhance awareness levels and ensure good health of future generations, the 13 Assam Rifles, Jairampur Battalion, under the aegis of DAO Division has launched a massive pulse polio campaign in Changlang district from April 2. Accordingly, children from all across the district were provided with pulse...

Utkal Divas celebrated at RGU campus

ITANAGAR, Apr 2: The Odiyas working in various capacities in the state celebrated the 82nd Utkal Divas with great enthusiasm on Saturday to commemorate the birth of Odisha on April 1 in 1936. Attending the celebration in RGU campus, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Utkal Sanskrutika Parisada (AUSP) President Narayan Sahu...

Training on food processing, tie & dye concludes

ROING, Apr 2: The week-long training on food processing, tie & dye for SHGs members and aspiring young entrepreneurs concluded at Rehko Hall, Mayu-II Village on a positive note. The AMYAA NGO, based at Roing, with the support of Quest Alliance, Bengaluru organized the training under Skills to Succeed (S2S)...

Army constructs water tank, public toilet

KHONSA, Apr 2: A concrete water tank/ storage and public toilet for both men and women, conceptualized and constructed by Khonsa Battalion of the Assam Rifles under its Civic Action Project was inaugurated for public use at New Kuthing Village on March 31. The efforts made by the Assam Rifles...

FIR against fake account holder

ITANAGAR, Apr 2: Reacting to a social media post by one Tenjin Tatting Mation, wherein he allegedly stated that the people of 19th Nyapin Constituency Assembly would boycott BJP Vice President Tame Phassang from attending the Bangtey Fatey Nikam Longtey Festival at Chebang, the festival committee has filed a...

SC will have to do balancing act

As state government's starts to implement the Supreme Court order of banning sale of liquor near national highways, there is growing worry that it might lead to large scale displacement of workers rendering them jobless. The court's order, meant to curb drink driving and the subsequent accidents on highways,...

Finance Bill Passed

Tax terror may mount By Shivaji Sarkar Finance Bill 2017 has moved beyond its customary role to make major amendments and linkages. The changes are beyond the monetary provisions. It is not for the first time such a route has been adopted. Earlier too it was done for creation of an...

Don’t spit

Dear Editor, Through you esteemed daily, I want to appeal the general public not to spit on the wall of Tomo Riba general Hospital Naharlagun. It is a matter of pride for Arunachal that our government is establishing such a big hospital consisting of 500 beds for the first time...

Land for graveyard

Dear Editor, Long pending graveyard problem of Medo area under Lohit District has been permanently sorted out by conducting of social service. The social service was jointly conducted by Panchayat, Medo bazar committee, Manyuliang Bazar committee and Medo Youth club on March 28. And the area is divided into two...

Importance of Agricultural Engineering

Dear Editor, Through your esteemed daily, I would like to share about the fate of the Agricultural engineers. Last September, I saw the advertisement for the post of ADO. With great delight, I rushed to the commission to apply for it but to my utter surprise they told us that...

PM Narendra Modi In Jammu And Kashmir Inaugurates India’s Longest Road Tunnel

JAMMU, Apr 2 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated India's longest road tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, making it operational for traffic. Security has been tightened across the state. Speaking ahead of the inauguration, Jitendra Singh, who is the Union Minister of State in the PM's Office...

Malaysia, India Urge Nations To Resolve South China Sea Dispute

NEW DELHI, Apr 2 (PTI): Malaysia and India today urged countries to resolve the South China Sea dispute without resorting to threat, by exercising self-restraint in the conduct of activities and avoiding unilateral actions that may increase tensions. They also emphasised that all parties should show utmost respect to the United...

Nitish reviews Chitle comm report on silt deposit in Ganga

Patna, Apr 2 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said there is a need to prepare a comprehensive national silt management policy to protect River Ganga and its uninterrupted flow. Kumar said silt has constantly been getting deposited in the Ganga and a comprehensive national silt management policy could...

ISRO Embraces Private Sector, Outsources Satellite Manufacture

New Delhi, Apr 2 (PTI): In a highly secure, clean room of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) here, a new jugalbandi is unfolding - teams from the private sector are working shoulder-to-shoulder with government engineers to create a new bird that will soar in the sky very soon. The...

China’s train maker to supply coaches for Nagpur metro

BEIJING, Apr 2 (PTI): China’s largest high speed train maker CRRC Corporation has acquired an order to supply coaches to Nagpur Metro, the company said today. A total of 69 train coaches will be produced by state-run CRRC Dalian for subway operations in Nagpur, according to an agreement signed by...

Over 500 Job Losses Due To Liquor Ban In Bihar: United Spirits

NEW DELHI, Apr 2 (PTI): Liquor major United Spirits (USL) has said over 500 employees have lost jobs due to shutting down of four bottling facilities in Bihar after alcohol prohibition in the state. Terming prohibition "an ineffective way and somewhat lazy way of addressing alcohol misuse", USL also...

Multi-Level Fire Alarm System To Be Installed In Rajdhani, Tejas Express

NEW DELHI, Apr 2 (PTI): The railways will install an advanced, multi-level fire detection and response system in premier trains like Rajdhani Expresses and the upcoming Tejas Express. Once the system in installed, a train will stop in case of a fire incident as brakes will be applied automatically if...

168 CRPF jawans fall ill with suspected food poisoning, probe ordered

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 2 (PTI): As many as 168 jawans attached to the CRPF camp at Pallipuram were taken ill due to suspected food poisoning, prompting authorities to order a board of inquiry into the matter. The jawans had their dinner around 7:15 pm on 1 April and after a few...

India steps up black money hunt, asks Switzerland for banking details of at least...

New Delhi, Apr 2 (PTI): Stepping up its hunt for black money stashed abroad, India has approached Switzerland for banking details of at least ten persons and entities suspected to have kept untaxed money in Swiss banks. These include two listed textile companies, while others are associated with an art...
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