Daily Archives: April 8, 2017

Dalai Lama reaches Tawang

TAWANG, Apr 7: Amidst vociferous objection from China and an equally strong retort from India, the Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has arrived Tawang on Friday where he will spend the next three days. Thousands of people lined up the beautifully decorated streets of Tawang to welcome their spiritual...

CM bungalow officially inaugurated as new State Guest House

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Apr 7: The infamous Chief Minister's Bungalow was officially converted into a State Guest House with its inauguration on Friday morning. The guest house was inaugurated amidst prayers and blessings. Infamous for its "bad vibes" and rumoured "supernatural activities", the inaugural event saw several local priests, pundits,...

If we were racist, why would we have entire south: BJP’s Tarun Vijay

New Delhi, Apr 7: Former BJP MP Tarun Vijay on Friday faced accusations of racism after he appeared to suggest that Indians cannot be called racist as they live with black people hailing from the southern states of the country. On a TV programme to defend India against the...

Man arrested for allegedly raping minor

PASIGHAT Apr 7: A person was arrested from Berung village by Pasighat Police for allegedly raping a minor girl on Thursday. A case has been registered in Pasighat Police Station against the alleged rapist Tai Riyang (60), working as Chowkidar under Field Publicity Office, under U/S 376(2)(i) IPC R/W Section...

Govt. accused of adopting delaying tactics over L/Siang issue

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Apr 7: The Galo Peoples' Federation (GPF) has alleged the state government of adopting delaying tactics to stall early functioning of Lower Siang district with Likabali as its functional headquarters. Addressing media persons at Press Club here this afternoon, GPF president, Nyadaar Loya said that earlier on Dec...

NRC-Y must be beneficial to local people: Governor

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Governor PB Acharya called upon the scientists of National Research Centre on Yak (NRC-Y), Dirang to involve themselves beyond the mandates of the Centre by imparting latest scientific technologies to the farming communities. Interacting with the scientists on Friday, the Governor said that researches carried out in...

Libang asks youths to take up agri-horti for self-reliance

YINGKIONG, Apr 7: Minister for Rural Development Alo Libang has asked the youths of Upper Siang district to take up agriculture and horticultural activities sincerely for self reliance. Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating a community hall (Dere) at Gette village on Thursday, Libang said, the area holds enormous potential...

AdiSU writes to CS against construction work within school campus

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: The Adi Students' Union (AdiSU Apex) has lodged a complaint against construction of "Working women hostel, Destitute and Old Age Home" by the UD Department, Yingkiong within the campus of Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Yinkgiong in Upper Siang district. In its complaint letter to the Chief...

Kamlung Mosang inaugurates Namphai-I circle

MIAO, Apr 7: The long cherished dream of at least ten villages under Miao Sub-Division came into reality with the inauguration of the Namphai-I administrative circle by Geology and Mining, WRD, Food and Civil Supplies and Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs Minister, Kamlung Mosang. In his address, Mosang congratulated the...

DC Capital seeks cooperation of Councilors

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Itanagar Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan has sought the co-operation of (IMC) Councilors for smooth and trouble-free construction of four-lane National Highway from Chandranagar to Banderdewa. The DC was addressing a co-ordination meeting with all the Councilors of Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC), Chief Municipal Executive...

OSC centre starts functioning at Pasighat

PASIGHAT, Apr 7: To provide all kind of assistance including legal, police, medical help, counselling, temporary support services to women affected by violence, a One Stop Centre (OSC) was inaugurated by the local MLA Kaling Moyong here on Friday at High-Region, Pasighat in presence of Secretary W&CD & SAJE&TA...

DC calls for improving performance

DAPORIJO, Apr 7: Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner AK Singh urged the health officials to improve performance in Mission Indradhanush (MI-4) and Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme. Addressing the district task force meeting on IPPI and Mission Indradhanush (MI-4) held here on Wednesday to review preparedness to carry out the...

Indian railway reaches new heights in Passenger Business front during last Financial Year

Maligaon, Apr 7: During the last financial year that ended on 31st March, 2017; Indian Railway has performed exceptionally well in many front. 8221 Million Passenger Travelled as against 8151 Million passengers in 2015-16 Passengers booked about 70 million more than last year. ( +0.89 %) Passenger Earnings estimated at Rs. 2,000...

SC order followed, wine shops sealed

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: In compliance with the Supreme Court order on December 15, 2016 in the Civil Appeal No.12164-12166 and the subsequent review petition order dated March 31, 2017, the Capital Complex District Magistrate, Prince Dhawan has directed the concerned administrative officers and Superintendent Tax and Excise to seal...

Ering slams China

New Delhi, Apr 7: The issue of China objecting to the visit of Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh figured in the Lok Sabha today, with a member from the state saying Beijing has no business to tell India what it should do or not do in the context of...

“Clear contractors’ cheques”

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: The All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA) urged the state Govt to give instruction to State Bank of India (SBI) to clear all Government cheques deposited by the contractors at banks. The association alleged that the contractors are facing several problems as the bankers refuses to clear...

Re-carpeting of Nirjuli-B’dewa stretch of road begins

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: The re-carpeting of NH-415 from Nirjuli to Banderdewa is currently under process. The work for renovation of the stretch of road from Nirjuli to Banderdewa which gets damaged every year during monsoon is going on at war footing. The progress of work was inspected by the...

Association demands repair of collapsed bridge

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: The Save Arunachal Youth Association (SAYA) has demanded immediate repair of the Bailey bridge at Possa village. The bridge, which has collapsed few months ago, remained unpaired causing great problem to the users of the bridge, particularly people from Kurung Kumey, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri and Kra...

Indefinite hunger strike against ASUD

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Expressing its disappointment over the alleged lackadaisical attitude of the Arunachal Students' Union Delhi (ASUD), a group of students of Arunachal Pradesh living in Delhi have decided to go on indefinite hunger strike until their demands were met. The group of students, who have decided to sat...

Mopin celebrated in Yomcha

AALO, Apr 7: Mopin festival that echoes the ethos of Galo community was celebrated at Yomcha subdivision on April 5 with much fanfare and traditional gaiety. DIPRO Gijum Tali, who inaugurated the festival, exhorted the participants to take pride in their own culture and appealed to young generation to shoulder...

Liquor shops closed

Correspondent RUKSIN, Apr 7: Eight foreign liquor shops at Ruksin town have been closed following recent Supreme Court order banning all liquor shops within 500 meters of the national and state highways. The liquor shops were set up near Ruksin check gate besides the National Highway-52 passing along Assam Arunachal...

Coordination meeting of Land Management deptt. held

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: A coordination meeting of the officers of Land Management department was held here on Friday which was attended by Minister for Land Management, Nabam Rebia, Parliamentary Secretary for Land Management, Gojen Gadi and Parliamentary Secretary for UD & Housing, Techi Kaso besides, Secretary and Director of...

Bandh called off

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: The proposed 12 hours bandh call announced by the All Lower Subansiri Youth Association (ALSYA) has been called off following the Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner's assurance that the process of handing over of TAH construction work from Potin to Bopi is likely to be completed soon. Informing...

Coordination meeting on POCSO ACT implementation held

TEZU, Apr 7: A coordination meeting on effective implementation of (POCSO) Act 2012, Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act/2012 was held at DC's Conference Hall here on Friday. The meeting presided over by Deputy Commissioner cum chairman of District Advisory Board of Child Protection Unit, Tezu, Danish Ashraf, was...

ACS oppose BJP’s Idea to shift cow slaughterhouses

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) has strongly opposed the State BJP's idea to shift the cow slaughter houses away from the national highway and described it a move to 'appease' the BJP ruled Central Government. "The recent appeal made to the Capital Administration by the Capital unit of...

East Siang ZPMs on exposure tour

PASIGHAT Apr 7: The Zilla Parishad Members (ZPM) of East Siang embarked on an inter-district exposure tour on Thursday. During the tour, they will interact with panchayat leaders of other districts on wide range of issues, and gather more information on role of PRIs in social sector programmes, such as...

Ban cow vigilante group

The cow vigilante group which has been creating havoc in the country in the garb of cow protection has been put on alert by Supreme Court of India. SC has sought response from six states, including Rajasthan, on a plea seeking a ban on cow vigilante groups there. A...

Rising Crime

Change in outlook critical By Dr Oishee Mukherjee Crimes are on the rise in most countries of the Third World and India is no exception. This increase may be attributed to different factors, the most important being the existence of materialist tendencies in society. Materialism has made the individual more aware...

Sort out all issues peacefully

Dear Editor, Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to write about ongoing election process of ASUD (Arunachal Students Union, Delhi). Everybody is well aware about the discrimination and intolerance to the NE students in mainland India especially in Delhi where student has been killed and are...

Parents should not allow under age children to ride & drive

Dear Editor, On 6th April late afternoon while searching for ATMs that had any cash, I saw what I never hope to see again. Two bikes with youths at high speed collided creating a loud blast. It happened between the Civil Secretariat and Yes Bank. Being about 50 meters away...
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