Daily Archives: April 17, 2017

Sangken, the water festival heralding the arrival of Tai-Khampti New Year , April 16.

Arunachal Pradesh launches Organic Mission

ITANAGAR, Apr 16: Arunachal Pradesh took a major leap towards healthy and sustainable agriculture on Saturday with the launch of the State Organic Mission at the state Banquet Hall by Union Minister of State for Micro Small and Medium Enterprise, Giriraj Singh. With this, the state hopes to shift to...

NES accuses govt of denying development

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Apr 16: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) on Sunday accused the state government of giving only lip service and failing the community in various developmental fronts. Addressing a press conference here at the Press Club on Sunday, NES President Bengia Tolum stated that successive governments have denied the...

Unregulated rent houses, a menacing trend

Amidst growing urbanization, Arunachal is in an infrastructural race; residential and commercial buildings are rapidly springing up everywhere across the state. Be it illegally encroached or legally allotted plots, private structures are coming up at rocket paced speed. Towns like Pasighat, Tezu, Itanagar and Naharlagun are spreading from all corners,...

Centre reviews GST preparedness in Tawang

TAWANG, Apr 16: In a review meeting held at the DC's Conference Hall on Saturday to take stock of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) preparedness in Arunachal Pradesh, Secretary (Revenue),GoI, Hasmukh Adhia enquired about the total number of registered dealers, report on VAT, excise revenue collection and regarding...

GPF resents lackadaisical attitude of state govt

ITANAGAR, Apr 16: Representatives of the Galo Society, comprising of the GWS, GPF, GYO & GSU have castigated the state government for disregarding the sentiments of the community and failing to address its popular demands. Accordingly, an emergency meeting was held on Friday to discuss the situation arising out of...

District Legal Services Authorities meet

ITANAGAR, Apr 16: The Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) on Sunday organised an orientation programme as well as the All Arunachal Pradesh Meet of District Legal Services Authority at the conference hall of the office of the State Authority, Itanagar. The orientation programme consisted of four working sessions,...

Longte is unique with not bloodshed: Waii

NIRUBJULI, Apr 16: 'Longte is unparalleled among all state festivals with no bloodshed and no donation unlike other festivals', said Home Minister Kumar Waii as he advocated to make it a state festival. Addressing Longte festival at Nikum Niya Ground on Saturday braving downpour, Waii said that Longte should be...

Two arrested for setting fire at Drupong Reserved Forest

ITANAGAR, Apr 16: A patrolling team led by Deputy Forest Ranger, Biri Tarang, along with officials of Hollongi police allegedly caught two persons, namely Pradip Chakma and Pobangni Chakma red-handed while they were setting fire at the Drupong Reserved Forest area. The patrolling team has arrested the culprits and handed...

East Siang farmer nominated IARI member

Correspondent RUKSIN, Apr 16: Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and president of Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi nominated Ojing Aje, a progressive horticulturist of East Siang district as National Board Member of IARI for a period of two years, beginning from March this year. Meanwhile, office of the...

Tragedy strikes PPA office bearer Kaling Jerang

PASIGHAT Apr 16: Tragedy struck PPA Secretary General Kaling Jerang, when his ailing mother died after hearing that her son Kaling met with a road accident. Jerang met with an accident, when his car collided with another vehicle (dumper) at around 5.50 AM at GTC area near JNV turning point...

Amanpreet inches closer to win JK Tyre Festival of Speed title

DIRANG, Apr 17: Former national rally champion Amanpreet Ahulawalia asserted his supremacy in JK Tyre Arunachal Festival of Speed here on Sunday, winning four out of the five Special Stages on the second day to stay on course to take the overall championship. The Noida-based owner of one of the...

Sangken ends marking the Theravada Buddhist New Year

ITANAGAR, Apr 16: The three-day traditional annual water festival-Sangken ended joyfully on Sunday marking the Theravada Buddhist New Year. Celebrated in the month of April every year, Sangken is observed with lots of enthusiasm and religious fervor and in a very special way by the Tai Khampti, Tikhak Tangsa and...

ZPMs on exposure tour, appeal for development of Longding

Correspondent RUKSIN, Apr 16: The ZPMs of East Siang district are on a month-long inter-district exposure tour to see various Panchayat and rural development activities around Arunachal. The team on Friday visited Kanubari, Longding and Khonsa before embarking on a journey to West Kameng district. During their visit, the team of PRI...

Give up structures within RoW: DC

ITANAGAR, Apr 16: The Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner has requested the affected building owners to demolish or give up the possession of their structures within the Right of Way (RoW) of the existing NH415 for 4-Laning from Chandranagar to Banderdewa. Deputy Commissioner, Prince Dhawan said this during a meeting with...

Apang mourns death of Yajum Jerang

ITANAGAR, Apr 16: Former Chief Minister Gegong Apang has deeply mourned the demise of Yajum Jerang, wife of Dubin Jerang, a pioneer businessman of the Adi community. "A woman of pleasing and endearing personality, Late Yajum Jerang was loved by all sections of the society, including tribal and non-tribal people....

Rongali Bihu, Nabavarsho celebrated in style

ITANAGAR, Apr 16: Rongali Bihu of the Assamese community was celebrated with pomp and gaiety at RK Mission Vivekananda Hall here on Friday. Addressing the festival revelers, PWD, UD, TP Parliamentary Secretary, Techi Kaso called upon the Assamese community serving in the state in various capacities to be a part...

BROS create awareness on education and sanitation

ITANAGAR, Apr 16: An awareness campaign on education and sanitation, preceded by plantation drive was conducted by the Bilat, Ruksin, Oyan-Sille (BROS) forum at Mangnang village of East Siang district in collaboration with various government departments on April 15. Considering "negligible production of quality citizens", DC East Kameng Rajiv Takuk...

GWS felicitates Major Gen Jarken Gamlin

ITANAGAR, Apr 16: The executive members of Galo Welfare Society (GWS), including members of its frontal organizations called on Major General Jarken Gamlin on Friday last and felicitated him for being promoted to the rank of Major General in the Indian Army last year and also for being conferred...

DEE inspects readiness of Sainik School

PASIGHAT Apr 16: Director of Elementary Education (DEE) Tapi Gao on Saturday took stock of the readiness of the Sainik School at IGC Niglok, under Ruksin Subdivision. Gao inspected the ongoing renovation/ repair work of the readily available infrastructure of the IGC to start functioning of the school from the...

Free health camp at Seppa

SEPPA, Apr 16: More than 920 patients have benefitted from a health camp organized by the District Health Society of East Kameng district held in collaboration with the Indian Medical Association, Arunachal Pradesh branch at Seppa on Saturday. Wheel chairs, walking sticks and hearing aids were also distributed to differently-able...

Savings day for women observed at Tezu

TEZU, Apr 16: Lohit district joined with the rest of the country in celebrating the Women's Savings Day, organized by the Department of Small Savings on April 15 at Telluliang Community Hall. Speaking on the occasion, Treasury Officer N K Bandhopadhay stressed on the need for a practical approach towards...

Insecurity gripping minority communities

In a democratic country like India every religion is respected and people have the right to practice their religion without any fear. Religion is deeply sentimental issue and it is the duty of democratically elected government to show respect to every religion. But few incidents in the last 3...

Rising Inflation

Public sector adds to woes By Shivaji Sarkar Rising inflation, not so good performance of the industry and not passing on the benefit of falling fuel prices to consumers are causes of concern. But it is just not the weather, rupee fluctuation, or rising wages that are causing inflation. Much of...

Polluting the air

Dear Editor, With due respect, I would like to draw the attention of all the responsible people and concern authority of capital city regarding air pollution caused by burning of house waste (plastic/bottles) in their respective compound. They think that it is their compound, their property, their waste. But they are...

Together we are Arunachal

Dear Editor, Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to convey a small message to the people of my state. It’s not actually conveying a message but a feeling that I experienced being an Arunachalee. It was the day when I attended a meeting with some board...

President to inaugurate 3rd Global Exhibition on Services

New Delhi , Apr 16 (PTI): President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate Global Exhibition on Services (GES) tomorrow which will highlight India's potential to boost its services exports across sectors. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will also address the inaugural session to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The third edition of the GES...

Petrol Price Hiked By Rs. 1.39 Per Litre, Diesel By Rs. 1.04 Per Litre

NEW DELHI, Apr 16 (PTI): The price of petrol was hiked by Rs. 1.39 per litre and diesel by Rs. 1.04 a litre last night in sync with firming international rates. The hike comes the on back of a Rs. 4.85 per litre reduction in rates of petrol and Rs....

BJP Files Police Case Against Arvind Kejriwal For Calling Poll Panel ‘Dhritrashtra’

NEW DELHI, Apr 16 (PTI): The Delhi BJP on Saturday said it has lodged a complaint with police against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for dubbing the Election Commission as 'Dhritrashtra' and "misleading" hoardings put up by the AAP. The complaint has been filed by the BJP's Legal Committee at...

Finance Ministry okays 8.65% interest on EPF for 2016-17

New Delhi , Apr 16 (PTI): The Finance Ministry is believed to have permitted the Labour Ministry to go ahead with 8.65 per cent rate of interest on employees' provident fund for 2016-17, which will benefit over four crore EPFO members. The Finance Ministry in its communication to the Labour...
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