Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

India never used me against China: Dalai Lama

Bomdila, Apr 5: Amid protests by Beijing against his scheduled visit to Tawang, the Dalai Lama today said India has never used him against China. "India has never used me against China. I am a messenger of the ancient Indian thought and I talk about ahimsa, peace, harmony and secular...

China vows ‘necessary measures’ after Dalai visits Arunachal

Beijing, Apr 5: China warned today that it will take "necessary measures" to defend its territorial sovereignty and interests after India "obstinately" allowed the Dalai Lama to visit the "disputed" parts of Arunachal Pradesh causing "serious damage" to the bilateral ties. "India in disregard to China's concerns obstinately arranged the...

Dalai Lama’s visit: China has no business telling India what to do, says CM

BOMDILA, Apr 5: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday said China has no business telling India what to do with regard to the Dalai Lama's movement in the country. "China has no business telling us what to do and what not to do (regarding the Dalai Lama's movement). It is...

Mopin celebrated with traditional fervor across Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Apr 5: Mopin, the main festival of Galo community, was celebrated with traditional gaiety and religious fervor across Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday. At Naharlagun, Agriculture Minister of Assam, Atul Borah attended the Mopin celebrations. Greeting the people of Arunachal in general and the Galo community in particular, on the...

Create awareness on Govt welfare schemes: Governor

ITANAGAR, Apr 5: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh P B Acharya on Wednesday called upon the government officials, political leaders and Panchayati Raj functionaries to create awareness about welfare programmes and policies of Central and State Governments amongst the people, particularly the villagers. The Governor said this while interacting with...

RGUSU submits memo to Rijiju highlighting problems of RGU

ITANAGAR, Apr 5: A delegation of Rajiv Gandhi University Students Union (RGUSU) met Union Minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju at his New Delhi Residence on Tuesday and submitted a memorandum highlighting various problems of the University for early redressal. During their course of discussion, RGUSU president, Tania...

All wars represent a failure of diplomacy

World history is testimonial to the fact that, wars have been wedged on the lines of territory, and resources. There is no war as such fought in the name of democracy or for religion in the modern or contemporary history. Almost all war boils down to only one aspect...

Dalai Lama holds religious preaching session at Bomdila

BOMDILA, Apr 5: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Wednesday held a religious preaching session where he spoke about love and compassion to about 10,000 people at Buddha stadium here. Earlier, Chief Minister Pema Khandu accorded a warm welcome to His Holiness on his arrival at...

Commissioner Finance inspects Tissu Micro Hydel

CHANGLANG, Apr 5: State Commissioner Finance, Ashish Kundra accompanied by 53-North Changlang, MLA, Tesam Pongte, Deputy Commissioner, Wayong Khimhun, SP, Chief Engineers of Power and Hydropower along with HoDs inspected Tissu Micro Hydel and two ongoing major projects i.e Mini Secretariat and water treatment plant at Old Changlang here...

NSCN (IM) cadre nabbed

ITANAGAR, Apr 5: Security forces nabbed an NSCN (IM) cadre from Rangluwa village of Longding district on April 4. Acting on specific intelligence information about the presence of a cadre of the outfit, the Longding Battalion of Assam Rifles conducted a search operation in Rangluwa village and apprehended the cadre,...

NES to honor pioneers of the community

ITANAGAR, Apr 5: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) would honor the pioneers of Nyishi community by recognizing their outstanding contributions towards the society in various fields. A committee has been constituted to find out the pioneers of the community, informed NES president, Bengia Tolum during the extended executive body...

Training on PMAY held

ITANAGAR, Apr 5: A training programme on Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) - Housing for All (Urban) was held for the newly recruited experts of State Level Technical Cell (SLTC) and City Level Technical Cell (CLTC) at Conference Hall of the UD on April 4. CE-cum-Director of UD & Housing,...

Demand to revoke suspension order

ITANAGAR, Apr 5: A group of Panchayat leaders of Chongkham in Namsai district, in a representation to Chief Post Master General, Department of Postal Services, NE Circle, Shillong, appealed to revoke suspension order issued against PP Sharma, SPM, SPO, Seppa and demanded a prompt and impartial investigation into the...

Association clarifies

ITANAGAR, Apr 5: Responding to the allegation made by Yupia Youth Welfare Association (YYWA) claiming that Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh Limited chairman, Tungri Effa submitted a false claim of bills by annexing fake photographs to the Chief Engineer (Western Zone) of Department of Hydro Power Development...

Time to tame cow vigilantes

Cow vigilantes are back in news for all the wrong reasons. This time they killed a Muslim man at Alwar, Rajasthan suspecting him of smuggling cow. It is second such incident after a mob in Uttar Pradesh dragged a 50-year-old Muslim man from his home and beat him to...

World Happiness Report

Backward march for India By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The latest report on ranking of countries on Happiness Index must have made our countrymen sadder for slipping from its low position at 118 in 2016 to further down to 122 in 2017 among 155 countries. India ranks lowest...

Upgrade Daporijo district hospital to full fledged General Hospital

Dear Editor, Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to request the concern authority of state health service department and Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh seeking upgradation of our District Hospital Daporijo to full pledged General Hospital as early as possible because said hospital has got "GNM" training...

Pay honorarium to police personnel

Dear Editor, Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) would like to focus the lackadaisical attitude towards police personnel of Arunachal Pradesh who were engaged for both Lok Sabha as well as State Assembly election duty in 2014. The honorarium of police personnel has not been paid till date and file for it...

No compromise till death penalty is awarded to the murderer

Dear Editor, The entire family of Lt. Kenjum Kamsi has been mourning and seeking justice from the authority after gruesome cold blooded murder of my brother on the fateful night of 26th March 2017 by one Kejum Bagra (Kajum Bagra) son of Tumke Bagra, Deputy Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly. Lt....

India Underlines Claim Over Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan

NEW DELHI, April 5 (PTI): India today underlined its claim over territories of Jammu and Kashmir under Pakistani occupation amid moves by Islamabad to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as a new province. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asserted in the Lok Sabha that it would be wrong to think that India will...

50 radicalised Indian youths have crossed over: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, April 5 (PTI): Fifty radicalised Indian youth have crossed over to the “other side”, but the Indian ethos and culture have ensured that the menace has not taken dangerous proportions in the country, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday. The issue of radicalisation is not limited...

Stone pelting youth giving up life for resolution of Kashmir issue: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar, April 5 (PTI): Stone-pelting youth were not giving up their lives for tourism but for resolution of the Kashmir issue as per the wishes of its people, National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today said. “If he (stone pelting youth) is giving up his life, he is not doing...

CAG To Audit UN Secretariat In New York, Says Shashi Kant Sharma

NEW DELHI, April 5 (PTI): The Comptroller and Auditor General of India will audit the UN Secretariat in New York, a job which till now was the exclusive domain of developed countries, CAG Shashi Kant Sharma said. The CAG is the external auditor of several UN organisations and Mr Sharma...

Modified diets can reduce groundwater use in India: study

New Delhi , April 5 (PTI): Modifying diets by a few grams like reducing consumption of poultry could significantly reduce groundwater use in India and help the country meet the challenge of feeding 1.64 billion people by 2050, a new study said, reports PTI. The changes to diets include reducing...

Railways get tough with food contractors violating norms

New Delhi, Apr 5 (PTI) Cracking down on errant caterers, railways have terminated a food contract and blacklisted 16 contractors besides collecting a fine of Rs 1.8 crore in 2,108 cases related to food complaints in the last one year. In its endeavour to provide quality and hygienic food to...

Pakistan violates ceasefire, shells LoC posts

Jammu, April 5 (PTI) Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire by shelling mortar bombs on forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from Indian troops. This is the fourth ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the last 48 hours. "Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing...

No plans to demonetise Rs 2,000 notes: Government

NEW DELHI, April 5 (PTI): There are no plans to demonetise the new Rs 2,000 currency notes, the government said on Wednesday, scotching "rumours" to this effect. "We are seizing fake currency. As far as rumours in the market are concerned, we should not go by such rumours," minister of...

Strength of Indian economy lies in its diversity: CII

Shillong, Apr 5 (PTI) The president of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Naushad Forbes today said the strength of Indian economy rests in its diversity. "Our diversity is a huge strength. We can use our diversity to lead the world in economic progress, in cultural achievement and in building the...

SSP Rajamarthandan suspended for revealing CID information

Guwahati, Apr 5 (PTI) Assam Police has suspended CID SSP N Rajamarthandan for disclosing crucial information of an ongoing investigation on the Silapathar incident, in which an office of the AASU was attacked by a group. "Rajamarthandan has violated service rules and also allegedly falsified documents. He has been put...

26 gold biscuits seized from train passenger

Guwahati, Apr 5 (PTI) Altogether 26 gold biscuits valued at over Rs two crore were seized by Government Railway Police from person inside a train in Guwahati station, a GRP official said today. While conducting checking in the Dibrugarh-Kolta Down Indrani Express last night, GRP men found the gold biscuits...
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