Daily Archives: April 9, 2017

I am keen to return to Tibet, if China gives the green light:Dalai Lama

TAWANG, Apr 8: The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama who was forced to go on exile in 1959 to India has said that he will go back to Tibet, if China gives the go ahead. He said this while speaking to the media in Tawang after his discourse at...

Rationalization of teachers likely to be completed in May

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: The process for rationalizing the transfer and posting of teachers in the state is likely to be completed by mid May, according to an official release. As a first step towards rationalization of transfer and posting teachers, the school-wise students' enrollment and teachers postings were reviewed in...

Walk the extra mile for welfare of people and society: Governor

BOMDILA, Apr 8: Arunachal Pradesh Governor, P B Acharya called upon the officers to rise above their professions and walk the extra mile for the welfare of the people and the society. The Governor who is at district headquarters Bomdila, on Friday exhorted them to change their mindset and reach...

Longte celebrated with traditional gaiety

Fight against all modern evils, says DC Dhawan NIRJULI, Apr 8: Stating that modernity has come with corruption, like gambling, illegal slaughter and reckless garbage throwing, Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan made a fervent appeal to one and all to fight against all modern evils. "If Longte draws barricade between...

CS flags off three cranes to check traffic violation

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: Chief Secretary Sakuntla D Gamlin flagged off three cranes (car lifting machines) in a simple ceremony here on Saturday. Addressing a gathering of officials on the occasion, Gamlin informed that the three cranes were lying idle in the Transport Department for quite some time. The cranes need...

Erosion control measures as per specification: NHPC

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: The NHPC Limited, Subansiri Lower Project authority has claimed that the River Bank Protection/ Erosion Control Measures at downstream of the dam is being carried out as per the specification with regular monitoring and supervision at site. "The NHPC has no intention to play foul with the...

Namami Brahmaputra…what about Siang?

Flights Of Fantasy Historically Brahmaputra is supposed to be one of the most important rivers of India. In Sanskrit, Brahmaputra means “Son of Lord Brahma”. Therefore amongst most rivers in the Indian subcontinent which have female names, this river has a rare male name. Brahmaputra is also one of the...

Library activities help to build self-confidence: DC

Lohit Libraries awards presented TEZU, Apr 8: "The Lohit Youth Libraries greatly contributed to build self-confidence in reader-activists", said Lohit Deputy Commissioner Danish Ashraf as he gave away the annual Library Awards to outstanding reader-activists and volunteers at the Bamboosa Library premises on Friday. He said that comic books contribute a...

Jamoh inspects GSS Sika-Bamin

PASIGHAT Apr 8: Pasighat West MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and Fisheries, Er Tatung Jamoh visited the newly upgraded Government Secondary School, Sika-Bamin and took stock of the school infrastructure on Friday. He was accompanied by Deputy Director of School Education, Jongge Yirang and Sille-Oyan Sub-Division WRD AE, Oyin...

‘Press statement false, misleading’

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: The general public, Panchayat leaders and youths of Tigdo/ Yupia Panchayat have vehemently condemned the press statement purportedly issued by Tigdo Youth Welfare Association (TYWA) claiming that the project for improvement of approach road with construction of retaining wall to Middle School at Tigdo village, Yupia...

AAPSU demands regular NERIST & NIT directors

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has sought the intervention of the state government in posting regular directors at NERIST and NIT for wellbeing of the students' community within 15 days time. The AAPSU stated that the non-posting of regular directors has hampered both administrative and...

ATCO calls for setting up Abotani Tradition & Culture Affairs Department

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: The first ever state executive meeting of the Abo Tani Clan Organization (ATCO) was held in a city hotel here on Saturday, where several resolutions were adopted after threadbare discussion, including creation of Abotani Tradition and Culture Affairs Department, construction of Abotani Bhawan, construction of Abotani...

NSCN (K) hideout destroyed

KOHIMA, Apr 8: In a major operation by the Assam Rifles under the aegis of DAO Division conducted near Balijan village at Lekhapani, the hideout of the NSCN (K) was destroyed on April 6 last. Based on specific intelligence input about presence of NSCN (K) cadres attempting extortion in Paharpur...

College conducts awareness camp on public libraries

ZIRO, Apr 8: An awareness camp on use of public libraries was organized by the District Library in collaboration with Saint Claret College (SCC) here on Saturday. During the inaugural session, EAC Lod Takar advised the students to become ardent library users, while DLIO Joram Taga spoke on the role...

NCC defeats Avon CC by 2 wickets

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: Nirjuli Cricket Club defeated Avon Star Cricket Club by two wickets in the league match of 2nd Ever Summer T-20 Cricket Tournament at Jote playground on Saturday. Avon Star Cricket Club won the toss and decided to bat first and scored 114 runs in 19.4 overs after...

Meeting held to take up road renovation issue

DAPORIJO, Apr 8: A meeting was convened by the All Upper Subansiri District Contractors Welfare Association and the All Arunachal Pradesh Goan Burah Welfare Association, Upper Subansiri district, wherein it was decided that both the associations would take up the issue of road renovation from Sikarijo to Lida Village...

Committee seeks arrest of fake account holder

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: The Bangtey Fatey Nikam Longtey Festival Celebration Committee has in a representation to the Minister for Home, RWD and Border Affairs on Friday, sought immediate arrest of an alleged fake Facebook account holder Tenjin Tating Mation for allegedly tarnishing the image of state BJP Vice President...

Dr Sah nominated for IBC Lifetime Achievement Award

ITANAGAR, Apr 8: Former HoD English of Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar and present Director General of the International Biographical Center (IBC), Cambridge, England, Dr Bindeshwar Prasad Sah has been nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award by the IBC. In a letter to Dr Sah, IBC Research and Advisory Board...

India, Bangladesh Sign 22 Agreements

NEW DELHI, Apr 8 (PTI): In a bid to give boost to their ties, India and Bangladesh today inked nearly two dozen pacts in strategic areas of defence and civil nuclear cooperation after "productive" talks between their prime ministers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held extensive discussions with his Bangladeshi counterpart...

Hailing Bangladesh, Modi slams Pak for ‘backstabbing’

New Delhi, Apr 8 (PTI): While showering praise on Bangladesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today slammed another neighbour Pakistan in a veiled manner, saying it prefers "backstabbing over trust" and that its "thought" is a roadblock to peace in the region. He made the comments as Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh...

India committed to Teesta issue: Modi, assures early solution

New Delhi, Apr 8 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Bangladesh of an "early solution" to the emotive Teesta water sharing issue, a pact on which has remained elusive for nearly seven years. The two sides inked nearly two dozen pacts in key areas of defence and civil nuclear...

Trafficking on Indo-Nepal border on rise, SSB calls meeting

New Delhi, Apr 8 (PTI): A steady increase in cases of human trafficking from across the Nepal border and Indian towns in the vicinity has prompted security agencies to undertake new measures to effectively check the menace. Official data provided by the SSB said figures in this regard are "scary". It...

Pak Army violates ceasefire along LoC

Jammu, Apr 8 (PTI): Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir by resorting to firing on forward posts today, drawing retaliation from Indian Army. "Pakistani Army fired indiscriminately from small arms and automatic weapons from 1545 hours today on...

Another Indian shot dead in US by robbers, probe underway tweets Swaraj

New Delhi, Apr 8 (PTI): India has received a report on the shootout incident resulting in the death of its national in the US’ Washington state and is coordinating with the investigative agencies, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. The Minister also said that the Indian Consulate in San...

‘Barua responsible for modernist trend in Assamese poetry’

Dibrugarh (Assam), Apr 8 (PTI) Noted writer Nagen Saikia has described Sahitya Akademi award-winning poet Ajit Barua as an "iconic figure" who pioneered the modernist trend in Assamese poetry. Delivering the second Ajit Barua Memorial lecture in Dibrugarh University yesterday, Saikia, a former professor at the university, said Barua was...

Meghalaya police advisory to land owners

Shillong, Apr 8 (PTI) Meghalaya police today issued an advisory to land owners not to fall prey to criminals claiming to be representatives of telecom companies for setting up mobile towers. It has come to the notice of the police that some unscrupulous persons are calling public randomly over mobile...

Two arrested, 27 gm of heroin seized in Mizoram

Aizawl, Apr 8 (PTI) Two persons were arrested after 27 gram of heroin worth Rs one lakh was seized from their possession by Mizoram Excise and Narcotics department. The duo, both residents of Aizawl, were booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, officials said. The...

Practicing together before tie made difference: Rohan Bopanna

BENGALURU, Apr 8 (PTI): Rohan Bopanna, preferred over veteran Leander Paes, insisted that practicing together with N Sriram Balaji for a week made a huge "difference" as they sealed the Davis Cup tie for India with an easy win on Saturday. Bopanna and Balaji outclassed the Uzbek pair of Farrukh...

Force India’s Perez eighth fastest at Chinese GP qualifying

SHANGHAI, Apr 8 (PTI): Sergio Perez clocked the eighth fastest time for Force India while teammate Esteban Ocon was eliminated in Q1 of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix qualifying here on Saturday. Ocon should have comfortably made the second session but he encountered yellow flags on his flying lap. Perez,...

IPL 2017: Glenn Maxwell fires KXIP to six-wicket win over Pune Supergiant

INDORE, Apr 8 (PTI): Captain Glenn Maxwell led from the front with a quickfire knock to fashion a six-wicket win for Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League opener against Rising Pune Supergiant here on Saturday. Maxwell made short work of the 164-run target by blasting 44 off just...
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