Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

Dalai Lama reaches Bomdila by road, likely to arrive in Tawang on April 7

BOMDILA, Apr 4: Travelling more than 250 kms by road, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama reached Bomdila in West Kameng district amid rousing welcome by thousands of devotees on Tuesday afternoon. The Tibetan spiritual leader arrived by road as his chopper could not take off from Guwahati due to...

India asks China not to interfere in internal affairs

New Delhi, Apr 4: Amid a row over the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, India today asked China not to interfere in its internal affairs, saying it respects the "One-China" policy and expects Beijing to reciprocate. Making a statement on the visit of the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh,...

MVAC submits representation to Gao, reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, Apr 4: Mere Vichaar Andolan Committee (MVAC), a conglomeration of several organizations, formed to seek justice for former chief minister late Kalikho Pul, has submitted a representation to State BJP President Tapir Gao demanding him to ask Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and Government...

IMFL retailers seeks relaxation on SC order

ITANAGAR, Apr 4: Claiming that the Supreme Court has exempted Meghalaya and Sikkim from selling Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) within 500 meters of National Highway in its judgment of state of Tamil Nadu vs K Balu, Para 24(v)(iii) on 15 December 2016, All Arunachal Pradesh IMFL Retailer Association...

Student drowns in Dipu Nalah River

NAMSAI, Apr 4: Chow Ngikham Kiliue (20), a BA 4th semester student of Indira Gandhi Government College, Tezu, reportedly drowned in Dipu Nalah River under Lower Dibang Valley district on April 3 at around 2.30 pm. Sources informed that Kiliue was on his way to Roing from Tezu in a...

Mein visits rehabilitation camps at Lekang

NAMSAI, Apr 4: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Tuesday visited rehabilitation camps in Lekang circle where 61 flood affected families has been shifted from the temporary relief camps by Namsai District Administration. Expressing his satisfaction over proper settlement of the distressed people by the District administration, the Deputy Chief...

Workshop held on digital cashless payment

ITANAGAR, Apr 4: A day-long workshop on digital payment was organized by the Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital complex in collaboration with lead Bank Manager, SBI and IMWA at Banquet Hall, Niti Vihar here on Tuesday, which was attended by over 800 traders from Itanagar and representative from SBI. Speaking...

Dalai Lama blesses Anshu Jamsenpa; flags off double ascent Mt Everest Expedition

GUWAHATI, Apr 4: Anshu Jamsenpa, the Indian Mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh had a special audience with His Holiness The Dalai Lama at Radisson Blue Guwahati. His Holiness having known her several mountaineering feats to her credit said, 'Your achievement is the testimony of your hard work, firm determination and a...

Mopin greetings

ITANAGAR, Apr 4: Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland Governor, PB Acharya has greeted the people of the state on the festive occasion of Mopin festival. He wished that the festivity ushers-in peace and prosperity in the state. In his message, the Governor said that Mopin is one of the most popular...

AMSCC demands proper investigation into Katem Dai death case

PASIGHAT Apr 4: In a letter to Officer-in-Charge, Gorchuk Police Station, Guwahati on Monday, the Adi Mising Student's Coordination Committee (AMSCC), Guwahati has appealed the police for proper investigation and examination of evidences related to the Late Katem Dai death case. The AMSCC in its letter to OC have urged...

New Anchal Chairperson of Koyu block

Correspondent PASIGHAT, Apr 4: Koyu Anchal Somity Member and BJP nominee Pakyor Koyu has been declared elected unopposed as Anchal Chairperson of 7th-Koyu Anchal Block. The election was necessitated following the resignation of Zirgi Kadu from the post of Anchal Chairperson.

Worker buried alive in landslide

ITANAGAR, Apr 4: A worker was buried alive in landslide at a retaining wall construction site at Bameng general ground on Tuesday. Men and machinery have been pressed into service to retrieve the body of the person, who has been identified as one Arjun Thapa, informed Bameng ADC T Messar. Another...

Removal of HPDC chairman sought

ITANAGAR, Apr 4: The Yupia Youth Welfare Association (YYWA) has demanded immediate removal of Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh Limited chairman, Tungri Effa from the post alleging his involvement in corrupt practice. In a letter submitted to the Chief Minister on Tuesday, YYWA president Gyamar Takar (Bharat) alleged...

Governor to meet individuals, NGOs and officials

ITANAGAR, Apr 4: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland P.B. Acharya has returned back to Itanagar on 3rd April. He will be meeting individuals, Non-Governmental Organizations, and officials during his stay.

On Farm Trial on value addition of orange peel conducted

ITANAGAR, Apr 4: A three-month long On Farm Trial (OFT) on value addition of orange peel was conducted by Home Science Subject Matter Specialist (SMS), Nane Taga at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Papum Pare from December 2016 to February 2017. The SMS taught the farmers about the health benefits of orange...

DDI’s suspension demanded

ITANAGAR, Apr 4: The Anjaw district unit of BJP Minority Morcha has demanded immediate suspension of the Deputy Director of Industries (DDI). Aniaw for allegedly surrendering and diverting subsidy fund sanctioned against PMEGP Anjaw thus depriving many applicants from availing loan. In its complaint letter to the Chief Secretary against...

Delhi based company to set up spice processing centre at Namsai

NAMSAI, Apr 4: SRC Creations, a Delhi based company has shown keen interest to go for contract farming on ginger, turmeric and large cardamom at Namsai and Anjaw district. The company is also ready for establishing a processing unit at Namsai for the larger interest of the farmers. Assistant Director...

Initial Training Camp of RSS underway

YINGKIONG, Apr 4: In all 42 children from 7 blocks of Upper Siang are participating in a RSS organized Initial Training Camp (ITC) camp which began at VKV here on Tuesday last. During the camp, which is being attended by resource persons like Regional Sewa Prasmuk, Rajesh Deshkar, Arunachal Pradesh...

‘Shift cow slaughterhouses away from NH’

ITANAGAR, Apr 4: The Capital District unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has appealed to the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner to shift the various cow slaughterhouses located along the national highway at Banderdewa, Karsingsa, Nirjuli, Naharlagun, Itanagar, Gohpur and Chimpu, to at least 500 meters away from the highway. In...

India’s double standard on racism

The recent mob attack on African students at Greater Noida is racist in nature. Students were attacked after rumors emerged that a local boy was allegedly killed by the Nigerians. A mob of people began searching the area for Africans and violently attacked some of them. The incident is...

Summer & Acidic Rain

Pollution control must By Dhurjati Mukherjee People need to brace for a hot gruelling summer and heat wave conditions in parts of the country. Predictions are that temperatures this summer would increase between 1 and 1.50 degrees. In fact, summer has already set in fast, from mid March onwards with temperatures...

Appoint Rijiju as new defence minister

Dear Editor, Through the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh I would like to request the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to appoint MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju as Defence Minister of the country. Imminent personality like Kiren Rijiju can easily grasp the intricacies and complexities of the defence ministry. Ministry of...

Why AAPSU is silent

Dear Editor, Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to question the stoic silence of apex student body AAPSU regarding illegal practice being adopted for recruitment of Junior Engineer under RWD. The sudden advertisement of such huge number of post by the department after announcement of HCM...

An open letter to Chief Minister

Dear Editor, I would like to draw the kind attention of Chief Minister towards the genuine grievances of Govt. employees who are running from pillar to post for getting medical expenses reimbursed without any fruitful results. There was an order issued from finance department vide No. Fin/E-11/75/97 dtd 6th Aug'...

Gadkari announces Rs 40,000 crore expressway project in NE

GUWAHATI, Apr 4 (PTI): The first express highway project in the northeast region will be developed along the Brahmaputra river in Assam at an estimated investment of Rs 40,000 crore, Union Road Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. "Northeast is our priority. We are going to develop the first express...

Mohun Bagan register first AFC Cup group stage win

Kolkata, Apr 4: Mohun Bagan struck twice in a space of two minutes on either side of the break to bounce back and defeat Bangladeshi outfit Abahani Limited 3-1 for their first win in the AFC Cup on Tuesday. Welshman Jonathan Brown (21st) put the five-time Bangladesh Premier League champions...

Davis Cup doubles combination not yet finalised: Bhupathi

NEW DELHI, Apr 4: India's Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi refused to reveal the doubles combination for the Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan, asserting that focus should be on winning all the matches instead of obsessing over one. India will take on Uzbekistan in an Asia/Oceania Zone Group 1 tie...

India rejects any US involvement to resolve Indo-Pak issues

New Delhi/New York, Apr 4, Apr 4 (PTI) : India on Tuesday swiftly rejected any US role in resolving Indo-Pak issues, hours after American Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley suggested that the Trump administration may 'find its place' in efforts to de- escalate Indo-Pak tension. In a veiled snub,...

Don’t ‘Misuse’ H-1B Visas: US’ Stern Warning To Firms

WASHINGTON, Apr 04 (PTI): The Trump administration has warned companies against "misusing" the H-1B work visas programme - sought most by Indian IT firms and professionals - and discriminating against American workers. "The Justice Department will not tolerate employers misusing the H-1B visa process to discriminate against US workers," said...

UK-India To Hold Talks On Bilateral Trade, Investment

NEW DELHI, Apr 04 (PTI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will hold discussions with his British counterpart Philip Hammond today to promote trade and investments between the two countries. Mr Hammond is visiting India to participate in the UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue. According to the British High Commission, the ninth UK-India...
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