Daily Archives: April 13, 2017

Demand for director creates furor in NERIST

Staff Reporter NIRJULI, Apr 12: Irked by the attitude of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the students'community of the North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli, under the banner of the Students Union of NERIST (SUN) staged a protest rally inside the campus, demanding immediate...

12 UTPs escape Chongkham Outpost, 4 recaptured

Staff Reporter CHONGKHAM, Apr 12: Twelve Under Trial Prisoners (UTP) escaped from the Chongkham Police Outpost in Namsai district on Tuesday evening at around 7:30pm. OC Thomas Pertin informed that the 12 UTPs had asked one of the guards to repair a fan inside the lock up. When the guard entered...

Bridge over Pachin River to be a reality soon

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 12: The much awaited bridge over river Pachin near the Naharlagun Helipad, which would connect Naharlagun with Borum village, is soon expected to become a reality. Though the scheme was approved for Bailey bridge, a strong and permanent steel bridge is required and the authority has initiated for...

Centre to revive border trade with Myanmar

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Vikram Misri informed that the Government of India is going to re-activate the Border Haat to boost the border trade and cultural exchange programme between the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar. Accordingly, the visa issue to the people of Myanmar has...

Tezu airport is almost ready

TEZU, Apr 12: Tezu Airport, the only civilian airport in the entire state is going to be a reality soon as most of the pending codal formalities have been completed - including the clearance of approach and transfer funnel. Now, only a few necessities, like pruning of trees in the...

Mumbai NGO to sign MoU with six govt schools in state

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: The Indian Fellowship Centre, an NGO from Mumbai has agreed to have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as 'Fellowship Link School' with six schools from the state. Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P B Acharya, who is the President of Upanagar Shiksha Vidhyalaya, Mumbai (Sabarban Education Society) has...

Mein convenes meeting on four lane highway

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein convened an urgent meeting to discuss the issues pertaining to execution of Four Lane Highway-415 from Chandranagar to Itanagar in his office chamber this evening. The Deputy CM said that the approval for the four lane highway from Itanagar to Bandardewa has...

Mein suggests NABARD to upscale its support to agri sector

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: A delegation of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), led by its new General Manager Dr Gyanendra Mani called on Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein on Wednesday and appraised him about NABARD's priorities for the state of Arunachal Pradesh. During the meeting, Deputy CM...

Governor calls for early constitution of Puroik Welfare Board

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Governor P B Acharya called for expediting the constitution of the Autonomous Puroik Welfare Board as per the two Government Committee reports. Expressing his concern for the Puroik community, the Governor hoped that the State Cabinet and the concerned officers would go through the details of the...

MLA calls for timely execution of Hawai-Manchal roads and bridges

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: 45-Hayuliang Assembly MLA, DasangluPul has pulled up the executing agency of the ongoing Hawai-Manchal roads and bridges project over the tardy pace of work and directed the work executing agency to ensure timely completion of the project without compromising on the quality. The MLA said this after...

Motorcycle rally to spread message of environmental protection

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: The volunteers of Arunachal Natural Endowment Charitable Trust (ANECT) organized a motorcycle rally from Chandranagar to Middle School Yadang under Sangdupota circle, covering a distance of 50 Kilometers via Poma and Jote Panchayats to spread the message to the general public of the need to protect...

New base camps for Mt Kangto discovered

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Two new base camps for climbing the Mount Kangto peak in East Kameng district were discovered by a team of mountaineers led by Everester Tapi Mra recently. The identification of the base camps at 12,500 ft from sea level- one in the eastern side and another in...

Rijiju to inaugurate 3 bridges in West Kameng

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju is expected to inaugurate three bridges on OKRST Road at Balemu Bridge Site, West Kameng on April 14. Prior to the bridge inauguration programme, he will attend the celebration of 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar at Itanagar. (PIB)

Chakma students seek ex-gratia

DIYUN, Apr 12: The Arunachal Pradesh Chakma Students' Union (APCSU) has appealed to the state government for ex-gratia relief to the next of kin of late Jyoti Bikash Chakma who was reportedly killed in a cyclonic wind on April 9 at Diyun in Changlang. The students appealed to the Governor...

Speaker inaugurates series of development projects

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Speaker of Arunachal Legislative Assembly T N Thongdok on Thursday inaugurated series of developmental projects like Co-operative Shopping Complex, a unit of Rupa Lamps, Steel Foot Bridge over Dinik River and Community Congregation Hall at Rupa. Thongdok appreciated the people of Rupa circle for supporting him in...

Indian Army installs solar street lights at Mechuka town

MECHUKA, Apr 12: In a bid to provide respite to the public from erratic power supply and reduce petty crimes, the 13th Kumaon Regiment of Indian Army on Wednesday installed solar street lights at various important locations of Mechuka town. Speaking on the installation programme, Colonel Kamal Mishra, CO, 13th...

Awareness camp on POCSO Act conducted

TEZU, Apr 12: An awareness camp and training programme on Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 was held at BRC Hall under the aegis of the Department of ICDS. The programme started with a session on juvenile related cases, wherein resource person and advocate Sasamlu Minin explained...

East Siang ZPM team reaches Changlang district

Correspondent PASIGHAT, Apr 12: The team of ZPMs from East Siang, who is on a month-long inter-district exposure tour to realize developmental status of the other districts, reached Changlang district this evening, according to a report. Before leaving Namsai district on Wednesday, the ZPM's team discussed issues related to Panchayat development...

Medical camp organized

KHONSA, Apr 12: A free medical camp was organized for the villagers of Konnu village under Longding district along the Indo-Myanmar border by the Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles,under the aegis of Dao Division in a joint effort with District Administration, Longding and Circle Officer, Pongchau. The programme was conducted...

DC holds District Consultative Committee meeting with bank officials

PANGIN, Apr 12: Siang Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Singh directed the bank officials to target optimum financial inclusion under PMSBY, PMJJBY, APY, PMMY, Digital India etc and conduct Financial Literacy Campaigns with special focus on the importance of digital transactions, opening and linking of accounts with Aadhar throughout the district...

Demonstration on poultry-cum-fish farming at Namsai

NAMSAI, Apr 12: A two-day demonstration programme on poultry-cum-fish farming, conducted by KVK Lohit under ICAR-RC for NEH Region, AP centre, Basar began at Chongkham, Naputia, Momong, Sengsup, Namsai villages in Namsai district on Wednesday. As part of the programme conducted under the guidance of Programme Coordinator in-charge, Dr Debasis...

APCC appoints 40 office bearers

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Takam Sanjoy has appointed 40 new office bearers in the first phase for the posts of Vice Presidents (8), General Secretaries (9), Spokespersons (3), Secretaries (16), Vigilance Cell Chairman (1) and Vice Chairman (1), Child and Women Welfare Cell Chairperson...

Directorate of horticulture staffs no more

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: Tayo Murtem, Superintendent and Raju Niji, watchman, working at the Directorate of Horticulture, Chimpu passed away recently. The staff and officers of the Directorate of Horticulture, Chimpu have also deeply mourned the demise of both Tayo and Raju and prayed to the Almighty to bestow enough strength...

Nyigam Kargu Gamgi Inaugurated

BASAR, Apr 12: It was a red letter day for the people of Nyigam, the largest village of Basar subdivision of West Siang district, as the much awaited Nyigam Kargu Gamgi (Prayer Hall) was inaugurated by Chief Engineer (PHED) Tomo Basar on Wednesday. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Basar...

ASBA mourns death of BAI president

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: The badminton family of Arunachal Pradesh expressed shock and grief over the sudden and untimely demise of Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta, President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI). "Das Gupta was a role model and a pioneer in developing badminton across the country. His sudden demise...

Good move

The decision of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs to list 11 Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) on stock exchanges is a very good move. The listing of CPSEs will be done through public offer of shares upto 25 per cent of Government shareholding, which may include offer of fresh...

By-Poll Or Buy Poll

System needs shake up Dr. S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The Election Commission has postponed the by-election to Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in R.K.Nagar constituency in Chennai city scheduled for 12th April, on the ground that the electoral process had been vitiated irredeemably. Evidence of widespread bribery of voters and systematic...

Liquor and livelihood

Dear Editor, A recent study says that women suffer from depression as a result of alcoholism of their husbands. Dancing to the tune of alcohol, these husbands neglect their families, squander their money and became violent towards their wives. So, it is a crying need to curb drinking for the...

Half hearted assurance

Dear Editor, It's very sad to know that our seven MLAs which includes one minister, one deputy speaker and many parliamentary secretaries are ineffective and our present government led by Chief Minister Pema Kandhu is also giving half-hearted assurance every time without any practical result. I would not even spare our...

Recruit more engineers

Dear Editor, With great pain, I am writing this on behalf of all frustrated and unemployed youths in the state. Its very disdaining to learn that the rate of recruitment in the Dept of Power is very slow as compared to other depts. The dept has not created even a single...
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