Daily Archives: April 7, 2017

LG directs Delhi Police to check crime against NE women

NEW DELHI, Apr 6: Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed the Delhi Police to be more responsive towards crime against people, particularly women from the north-east. He said individual responsibility of officers, including SHOs, will be fixed if there were instances of targeted crime against people from these states residing...

Implement SBM Sanitation Project in letter and spirit: Felix

PASIGHAT, Apr 6: PHE & Water Supply Minister Bamang Felix has called for concerted efforts of the PHED, administration and other line departments for implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Sanitation Project in the state. Addressing officers at the Siang Guest House conference hall on Thursday, Felix said, "Building...

Condition of Possa Bailey Bridge worsens

ITANAGAR, Apr 6: The Bailey Bridge at Possa village over Pai River, near Yazali has again been severely damaged and is on the verge of collapsing. The said bridge was repaired by NEEPCO authorities on April 3 last but its condition has started to deteriorate and traffic movement has been...

Thousands converge for HH’s sermons

DIRANG, Apr 6: The Dalai Lama teachings on Geshe Langri Thangpa's eight verses of training the mind and guru yoga on Thursday brought in a 20, 000 strong crowd at the Thupsung Dhargye Ling Monastery. The ceremony began with the recitation of Guru Yoga of Avalokiteshvara prayer. It was followed...

No power supply in 3rd IRBn HQs, Seijosa for over a year

SEIJOSA, Apr 6: Since one and a half year, there has been no power supply in the 3rd IRBn Headquarters in Seijosa in East Kameng district. Electricity supply remained cut off after the transformer that supplies power to the battalion headquarters got damaged one and a half-year ago, told Nabam...

City Police collects Rs 40 lakh as penalty from traffic violators in 2016-17

SP appeals to public to obey rules on road ITANAGAR, Apr 6: The City Police collected revenue amounting to Rs 40 lakh in form of penalties from traffic violators during 2016-17, informed City SP Dr A Koan. Talking to media persons, the SP said that there was an urgent need to...

Governor calls for use of latest technologies for wool production

ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Arunachal Pradesh Governor, P B Acharya advised the officials of Regional Sheep Breeding Farm, Sangti in West Kameng district to use latest technologies and innovative ideas to produce the best wool. The Governor said this after inspecting the farm on Thursday. Accompanied by his wife Kavita Acharya...

PS displeased with low attendance of APSTS employees

ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Parliamentary Secretary for Transport & Supply, Likha Saaya took serious exception to the low attendance of the office staffs and employees of the Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Service (APSTS) at Papu Nallah in Naharlagun today. Making a surprise inspection of the office of the General Manager of...

BJP celebrates foundation day

State govt determined to implement central govt schemes, says Mein ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Deputy Chief Minister Chowana Mein said that the state government is determined to implement all the developmental schemes and policies of the Modi-led Central Government in the state. Mein said this while addressing a gathering at the 37th...

Festivals give insight into our rich culture and tradition: Taga

AALO, Apr 6: 'Festivals always expose our rich age-old culture and culture gives us a distinct identity', said Power and Industries Minister Tamiyo Taga during the Central Mopin Festival celebration organised by the CMCC Aalo at Gumin Kiin on Thursday. Extending his Mopin greetings, Taga said that this age-old culture...

Governor meets His Holiness

ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Governor P B Acharya on Thursday met His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Thupsung Dhargye Ling Monastery, Dirang in West Kameng district and exchanged greetings and shared religious views. Recalling his journey in March 1959, His Holiness expressed his appreciation to the people of India and...

Re- execution of maintenance works of Ziro to Bopi road demanded

ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Alleging haphazard and improper execution of maintenance work on the Ziro to Bopi stretch of the Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH), the Raga Area Youth Association (RAYA) has demanded re-execution of the work. The said stretch of the road, which serves as lifeline for the people living in interior...

Livestock vaccination from Apr 18

ITANAGAR, Apr 6: The Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, under the jurisdiction of the State Veterinary Hospital, Naharlagun is going to organize a routine vaccination programme against FMD, swine fever and enterotoxaemia from April 18 to 26 next. Accordingly, a schedule has been provided and the vaccination programme...

Forum demands closure of SMS Smelter factory

LEKHI, Apr 6: The SMS Smelter Ltd/Shree Salasar, Lekhi Village Pollution Affected People's Forum (SSSLVPAPF), led by its chairman Takam Xavier in a memorandum submitted to Chief Secretary S D Gamlin has appealed for immediate shifting of the SMS Smelter factory from its current location at Lekhi Village here. The...

Apnes receive funds for smart class, mini solar power project

TEZU, Apr 6: Funds for smart class, kitchen improvement, mini solar power project and fruit processing unit for the Apnes of Lohit Library were announced by Colonel Arun K Lal during the Apurba Diwas 2017 celebrations at Anugrah on Wednesday last. Colonel Lal further informed that funds for the four...

Dalai Lama consecrates monastery

DIRANG, Apr 6: Tibetan Spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama today consecrated the Thupsing Dhargye monastery through an elaborate Buddhist ritual. The foundation stone of the monastery was laid by former CM Dorjee Khandu in 2007. The ceremony was conducted in the presence of Governor P B Acharya, his wife, Chief Minister...

Over 100 beneficiaries get free loom accessories, yarns

TEZU, Apr 6: Loom accessories and yarns were distributed to a total of 116 beneficiaries of the Chief Minister's Indigenous Textile Promotion Scheme by Minister of Art & Culture and Research, Dr Mohesh Chai and Lohit DC, Danish Ashraf during a Department of Textile & Handicrafts organized distribution programme...

‘Ban liquor shops near highway, schools’

ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Stating that liquor shops in the Capital Complex have not been shifted despite the Supreme Court order banning all liquor shops within 500 meters of the national and state highways, the All Itanagar Youth Welfare Association (AIYWA) has in a representation to the Capital Complex Deputy...

Departmental seminar at RGU

ITANAGAR, Apr 6: A two-day annual departmental seminar on the theme "Literature and Culture-From the Victorians to the Moderns" was organized by the Department of English, Rajiv Gandhi University, on April 5 and 6. Vice Chancellor, Professor Tamo Mibang chaired the inaugural session, while the keynote address on the theme...

DC reviews performance of DBT and Aadhaar seeding process

YUPIA, Apr 6: A meeting was convened by Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner, Tai Kaye with the DMO, DDSE, PD, DRDA and DF&CSO, DRCHO, CO (e-governance), Deputy Director (ICDS) and DIO (NIC) to review performance of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and Aadhaar seeding process of beneficiaries in the district at...

Ensure 100% vaccine coverage: DC

PASIGHAT, Apr 6: East Siang Deputy Commissioner (DC) cum Chairman of the District Health Society, Tamiyo Tatak has asked the stakeholders to ensure 100 percent vaccine coverage of targeted children under Mission Indradhanush (MI) in the district. He was addressing the stakeholders at the District Level Task Force Immunisation (DTFI)...

India & China need to de-escalate the tension

The Dalai Lama's Arunachal visit has generated lot of interest about state among international communities. The news of visit and controversies surrounding it is making headline across the globe. The neighbouring China which has bitterly opposed the visit is fuming and has warned India of tit for tat action....

India’s Development

Vision needs realignment By Moin Qazi India is now poised at a critical junction in its development history, and needs a new vision for the emerging challenges. Gloria Arroyo, former President of the Philippines, in a scintillating address to her countrymen, once said: “We have to be bold in our national ambitions....

Cash shortage in ATMs

Dear Editor, The cash shortage in ATM is causing havoc in the capital city. People are facing numerous problems. Hoping, that the concerned bank authorities will fix this problem as soon as possible. Yours, Gyamar Sathi

Racial attacks owe origin to caste system

Dear Editor, This is in response to your editorial, "India's double standard on racism" (April 5). Racial attacks on Africans owe its origin in our age-old regressive caste system. As a matter of fact, casteism and apartheid are the two banks of the same river - hatred. And there is...

Keep rocking

Dear Editor, I have been an avid follower of "The Arunachal Times", and just wanted you to know that, you guys are doing an awesome job, and are a testament to the state’s journalism. You are providing a great service to the people of the state and the nation. I am...

Don’t allow minors to ride or drive

Dear Editor, With utter dismay for rash and reckless driving of adolescent prevailing or practiced by younger generation in capital complex and other parts of state, I would like to share about a incident that happened with me on 3rd April 2017 at A-Sector, Naharlagun. The said incident occurred when I...

Indo-Pak issues should be resolved through dialogue: UN

New Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI): India and Pakistan should find a peaceful solution to their issues through engagement and dialogue, the United Nations has said, as it noted that its observer group is investigating alleged ceasefire violations in the PoK. “The UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)...

Russian firm hands over responsibility of Kudankulam unit 1 operations to India

Chennai, Apr 6 (PTI): The responsibility to operate Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the country’s largest nuclear power generation unit, has been fully entrusted to India, the Russian firm that collaborated in building the joint-venture plant, said on Thursday. The Moscow-based ASE Group of Companies, a subsidiary of...

India will become permanent member of United Nations Security Council: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI): Expressing confidence that India would become a permanent member of the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the country expected that the new members would have the same rights, including the veto power, as the existing permanent members. During the...
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