Daily Archives: April 14, 2017

152 families given compensation after 50 years by Army

BOMDILA, Apr 13: As many as 152 families of three villages of Senge, Nyukmadung and Lish, whose lands were acquired by the Indian Army, post 1962, were given compensation cheques of about Rs 53,92,71,110 at a simple ceremony in Senge village on Thursday. The cheques were handed out by Chief...

Wildfire kills father and son at Kalaktang

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Apr 13: In yet another tragic wildfire accident in West Kameng district, a father and son were reportedly charred to death on Wednesday near R-Pam Village under Kalaktang Subdivision. Sources from Kalaktang informed The Arunachal Times that the incident came to light when the father, identified as Sonam...

Dalai Lama’s visit purely religious: Khrimey

ITANAGAR, Apr 13: Former Minister R K Khrimey asserted that allowing the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh is a clear indication that Arunachal is an integral part of India and the state is not negotiable as claimed by the Chinese Government. He said this while speaking to reporters on...

Over two thousand students receive degrees

30TH Convocation of IGNOU ITANAGAR, Apr 13: Rajiv Gandhi University Vice Chancellor, Professor Tamo Mibang presented degrees to a total of 57 of the 2975 students of the state during the Indira Gandhi National Open University's (IGNOU) 30th Convocation held here on Thursday. The remaining students were considered for receipt...

The Sangken Festival

The New Year signifies an end to the old and a start to new beginnings. The Sangken festival, which falls in the fifth month 'Noun Ha' of the Lunar calendar, coinciding with the month of April, bids goodbye to the old year and ushers in the new year. This...

TVC resolves to identify vending zones and beautify highway

ITANAGAR, Apr 13: The second meeting of the Town Vending Committee (TVC) was held on Thursday, where Chief Municipal Executive Officer Habung Lampung informed the members about action taken reports as per the last meeting. Accordingly, all existing vending zones in Itanagar and Naharlagun have been surveyed by the CMEO...

Ensure the best and affordable healthcare to the people: DC

PASIGHAT, Apr 13: East Siang Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak on Wednesday called upon the Bakin Pertin General Hospital officials and health fraternity to ensure the best and affordable healthcare to the people. Presiding over the 10th Governing Body meeting of the hospital, Tatak, while appreciating the health staff, said that...

Quiz, debate & visual media slogan competition mark culmination of Digi Dhan Mela

ITANAGAR, Apr 13: Quiz, debate and visual media slogan competitions were organized by the Department of Information Technology & Communication, in collaboration with the North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) at the institute on Thursday, as part of an event which is going to be held...

Moyong inspects Civil Terminal & Poglek bridge work progress

PASIGHAT, Apr 13: Local MLA Kaling Moyong, accompanied by East Siang Deputy Commissioner, Tamiyo Tatak inspected the work progress of the much awaited Civil Terminal building on Thursday. The completion of the building will facilitate operation of commercial and passenger flights from the Pasighat ALG, fulfilling the long pending demand...

Lok Adalat disposes 23 cases

AALO, Apr 13: The Lok Adalat disposed off 12 criminal compoundable cases and 11 money suit cases involving Rs 13, 27, 455, out of 56 cases, recently in Aalo. Presided by Chief Judicial Magistrate, Hirendra Kashyap, all cases could not be disposed off due to various reasons. Accordingly, cases have...

ACF raises concern

ITANAGAR, Apr 12: The Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) has expressed serious concern over the decision of the NDA Government to observe national programmes like Good Governance Day on December 25 (Christmas) and Digital India Day on Good Friday. In a release, the ACF opined that the NDA Government after coming...

SIC imposes penalty on BDO Mengio

MENGIO, Apr 13: Taking cognizance on non-compliance, the State Information Commission (SIC) has imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 under section 20 (1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 on Public Information Officer (PIO) cum Block Development Officer (BDO) Mengio CD Block Padi Tapa for allegedly providing misleading...

Kaso visits water source at Sangrikugo colony

ITANAGAR, Apr 13: Parliamentary Secretary cum local MLA Techi Kaso visited the natural fountain at Sangrikugo Colony near PHQ, here on Thursday. He also inspected the water tank under construction at Sangrikugo Colony to store the water flowing from the natural fountain. Earlier, Kaso had announced Rs 5 lakhs...

GoAP urged to reconsider move to wind-up engineering wings

ITANAGAR, Apr 13: Stating that the state government's recent move to wind-up engineering wings under the departments of sports, education and tourism will drastically increase the number of unemployed engineers and halt job opportunities of C & D grade non-technical staff, the All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Engineers' Association (AAPUEA)...

Career counseling prog at JNC held

PASIGHAT Apr 13: A one-day career counseling programme was organized at J N College auditorium by the Adi Students' Union (AdiSU Apex) and its district unit, in collaboration with the Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers' Association (APCTA) J N College unit on Wednesday, and sponsored by DDSE, East Siang district...

Governor, CM convey Sangken greetings

ITANAGAR, Apr 13: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh P B Acharya and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Sangken. The Governor has expressed hope that the occasion will inspire to follow the path shown by Lord Buddha. While joining the Khampti community in...

Public resents poor BSNL mobile service

ITANAGAR, Apr 13: The Panchayat leaders of Sangdupota Circle and Basarnallo have expressed displeasure with poor BSNL mobile service in the area. ZPM IVth Upper Balijan, Gollo Takam said that they had approached BSNL authorities several time appealing the authorities to upgrade the service in the area. There have been...

Tarh Hipik passes away

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 13: Tarh Hipik, father of noted entrepreneur Tarh Nachung passed away at Tomo Riba State Hospital on Tuesday midnight. He was around 100 years old. Late Tarh Hipik is survived by two wives, seven sons, including Tarh Nachung, two daughters and grand children. The last rites of late...

Student’s future is at stake

Two of the state's premier technical education institutes North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli and National Institute of Technology, Yupia are functioning without regular directors. This is matter of deep concern for everyone including students and parents. The apex student body of state, AAPSU, has...

Backward Classes

New commission to help dalits By Dhurjati Mukherjee There has been an outcry across the country over the alleged indifference to exploitation and oppression to dalits, tribals and those from lower castes. This is nothing new. History has shown that the lower classes and castes have always been at the receiving...

Screen tests

Dear Editor, Till two 3 years back all the exams by APPSC except APPSCCE were conducted in two stages -written and viva-voice. But now a days in the name of screen test/recruitment test, all the exam are being made three tier. But longer the exam procedure, there is more chance of...

In favour of CoSAAP

Dear Editor, Since employees are the backbone and the engine of growth to any democratic and progressive Society, therefore, the Political masters must not quarrel with their tools. The demands put forward by the Employees are nothing new but in accordance with the provisions of the law and other conditions...

What happened to Itanagar Green Field Airport project?

Dear Editor, This is in response to the news report under the headline “Tezu airport is almost ready” published in your esteemed daily on 12 April, 2017. It is great to hear that lone civilian airport of state at Tezu is going to start operation soon. Civilian air operation is...

Laudable initiative

Dear Editor, It was heartening to see that the APPSC has started a new initiative while declaring the AE (electrical) final results. It has started to publish the merit list of the selected candidates along with their marks secured in written as well as viva-voce for the first time in its...

The right pedal

Dear Editor, This is with regards to Result Notification of Assistant Engineer (Electrical). No words can express the competency and will power of Chairman Taloh. By producing marks along with the final selection list of AE electrical exam, Taloh and team has pushed the right pedal to move the wheel of...

Chemical weapons should not be used: India on attack in Syria

New Delhi, Apr 13 (PTI): India today reacted cautiously to the recent chemical attack in Syria, saying its consistent position is that the use of chemical weapons by anyone anywhere under any circumstances should not happen and perpetrators of such an act should be held accountable. However, External Affairs Ministry...

Pakistan promoting ‘civil resistance’ in Kashmir through radicalisation: Union home ministry

NEW DELHI, Apr 13 (PTI): Pakistan has changed its strategy of "superimposition" of militancy onto Jammu and Kashmir by promoting "civil resistance" through radicalisation, the Union home ministry has said in its annual report. The ongoing militancy in the state is intrinsically linked to infiltration of terrorists from across the...

Major ports may raise Rs 50,000 cr loans in US dollar: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, Apr 13 (PTI): India's 12 major ports, as well as some shipping entities, may raise loans amounting to Rs 50,000 crore in US dollars at nominal interest rates to provide a fillip to infrastructure, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said. After Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust's (JNPT's) $400 million...

India to build diesel, gas pipelines to Bangladesh

New Delhi, Apr 13 (PTI): India will build pipelines to carry diesel and natural gas to Bangladesh as the world's third largest energy consumer looks to strengthen ties with the neighbour. While a 131-km pipeline will be laid from from Siliguri in West Bengal to Parbatipur in northern Bangladesh to...

Bengal, Tamil Nadu might soon join national e-agri platform

New Delhi , Apr 13 (PTI): West Bengal and Tamil Nadu are expected to be the next two big states which could become part of the Centre’s electronic National Agriculture Market (eNaM). The Centre could also direct states to end all forms of physical trading in the 400-odd wholesale markets...
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