Daily Archives: April 19, 2017

Pvt persons from Arunachal issued ‘official’ passports: CBI

New Delhi, Apr 18: The CBI today registered an FIR to probe the nexus between unknown MEA officials and agents who allegedly arranged "official" passports for private persons by showing them as Arunachal Pradesh government officials to facilitate their trafficking to the US. The conspiracy was hatched to get "official"...

Preliminary survey for 8 rail links including Tawang completed

ITANAGAR, Apr 18: The preliminary surveys for Bhalukpong-Tenga-Tawang (378 km), North Lakhimpur-Bame-Aalo-Silapathar (247.85 km) and Pasighat-Roing-Tezu-Parsuram Kund-Rupai (227 km) were completed and detailed on-location survey will commence soon. This was informed by the General Manager of Northeast Frontier Railway H K Jaggi who called on the Chief Minister Pema Khandu...

A cake called Arunachal

For some community organizations and the state government, Arunachal is like a birthday cake-cut according to the sizes required and be merry. Forget about late comers or the ones who we don’t think are good enough to be on the list of invitees. The select few will have all...

CM’s dinner party hosts protest

ITANAGAR, Apr 18: Members of the Galo Peoples' Front (GPF), with the support of the Galo Students' Union and the Galo Youth Organisation on Tuesday evening staged a protest outside the Ashoka Hotel, where the Chief Minister was hosting a post-Mopin dinner party. Earlier on April 16, the GPF, in...

World Heritage Sites must find their place in UNESCO list: Dr Chai

ITANAGAR, Apr 18: Research, Art & Culture Minister Dr Mohesh Chai called upon the officials of the Research Department to tighten their belts to see that Apatani landscape in Ziro Valley and Thembang Dzong, a fortified village near Bomdila reach the final list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Addressing...

Meet the Assembly building deadline: Felix

ITANAGAR Apr 18: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bamang Felix paid a visit to the under construction new State Assembly Complex on Tuesday to oversee the work progress. During his inspection, Felix was assured by the executing agency (PWD) that the building would be made functional by mid May. Taking a tour...

Board approves in principle to upgrade Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary

ITANAGAR, Apr 18: The proposal to upgrade the Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary as Tiger Reserve was approved in principle in the meeting of the State Board for Wildlife here on Tuesday. The Board, of which Chief Minister Pema Khandu is the Chairman, also approved in principle to enhance the compensation against...

Association seeks white paper on ADCs, to take out protest rally

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Apr 18: With the state government's alleged failure to come up with a response following the Students' United Movement of All Arunachal's (SUMAA) demands seeking white paper on creation of Autonomous District Councils for Mon and Patkai region, the Association on Monday announced to take out a...

NITI Ayog meets for project selection sites

NEW DELHI, Apr 18: The members of NITI Ayog convened a meeting on Tuesday to deliberate on formulation of national guidelines for selection of sites for projects through a 'Challenge Method'. The Challenge Method is being contemplated by the NITI Ayog to select sites for Government of India projects in...

Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy tournament

ITANAGAR, Apr 18: The district and block/constituency level Hangpan Dada Memorial football and volleyball tournaments started in various districts. The tournament, known earlier as CM's Trophy, was renamed after martyr Hangpan Dada. The rechristened trophy was launched in March with a friendly football match between CM's XI and Arunachal Press...

IFFCO awards farmers & co-operators to mark golden jubilee celebration

ITANAGAR, Apr 18: The Indian Farmers Fertilisers Co-operative Ltd (IFFCO), one of the largest organisations of farmers in the country is celebrating its five decades of existence in the country and awarded several farmers and co-operators of the state to mark the occasion. Addressing the celebration in the State Banquet...

DC Siang warns of strict action against dereliction of duty

PANGIN, Apr 18: A District Level Review and Monitoring Committee Meeting for Siang district was held at the DC's conference hall at Pangin on Tuesday under the chair of Deputy Commissioner Rahul Singh, where he exhorted the officials to be proactive and sincere as service providers to the public...

Eco-tourism study tour by women SHG members

Correspondent RUKSIN, Apr 18: A 17-member team, including village leader and members of Ralbom Woman Self Help Group (SHG) of Bilat-Bamin village in Ruksin block visited various eco-tourism sites in Guwahati and Meghalaya during a week-long exposure tour programme. The team members met other members of various NGOs and SHGs and...

SAA on study tour to replicate sports infrastructure in state

AIZWAL, Apr 18: A delegation of the Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA), led by its Chairman Bamang Tago interacted with the officials of Mizoram State Sports Council at Aizwal on Tuesday. They shared on regulating and managing development of games and sports in the Northeast region. The team is currently on...

Dedicated DD channel from Arunachal by Aug: Naidu

GUWAHATI, Apr 18: Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu said a dedicated Doordarshan channel - Arun Prabha will be launched by August from Arunachal Pradesh to seamlessly integrate the Northeast and showcase its rich culture to the rest of the country. Focus will be on the youth...

Three arrested with drugs

PASIGHAT Apr 18: The Arunachal Pradesh Police, Pasighat unit, led by SI Mungrey seized 276.9 gm of marijuana and dicolic from three youths who were later arrested on Friday last under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Appreciating the police for the timely interception and arrest of the...

Life skill management prog for students

ROING, Apr 18: Roing-based NGO, AMYAA organized a life skill management programme for the students of Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Roing on Tuesday, wherein Secretary of the NGO, R K Paul Chawang took a session on 'skills to succeed.' Addressing the students, he said that merely obtaining a course completion...

Org demands fresh tender

ITANAGAR, Apr 18: Referring to the Government order No. 5th -142/2017, dated the March 6, 2017, the Kamla Valley Youth Organisation has appealed to the state Chief Secretary to cancel the tender process reportedly initiated by the Assistant Director, Textile and Handicraft, Ziro and demanded a fresh tender, paving...

Don’t shift sumo counters: Owners

ITANAGAR, Apr 18: Sumo counter owners and land owners of existing Sumo counters at Upper Market, Yingkiong have appealed against the order for shifting the counters from the present location. The owners said that the present area for Sumo counters is accessible and convenient for the public as it is...

Students organize social service

YINGKIONG, Apr 18: The All Upper Siang District Students' Union (AUSDSU) conducted a social service to repair the road approaching the Deputy Commiss-ioner's office. The students filled up large potholes to level the road during the social service. (DIPRO)

CCCBOWA places demand

ITANAGAR, Apr 18: The Capital Complex Commercial Building Owners Welfare Association (CCCBOWA) in a mass meeting held on Monday adopted a resolution requesting the state government to abide by the Cabinet decision of January 2013 or provide adequate compensation to owners of private structures along the highway. The CCCBOWA claimed...

IPL: Gayle, Kohli shine as RCB beat Gujarat Lions by 21 runs

Bengaluru, Apr 18: Riding on Chris Gayle's smashing fifty and Yuzvendra Chahal's three-wicket haul, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Gujarat Lions by 21 runs in their IPL encounter on Tuesday. The swashbuckling West Indies opener blasted a blistering 38-ball 77-run innings, while skipper Virat Kohli scored 64 off 50 balls to...

Lampard lauds Terry as greatest Premier League defender

CHELSEA, Apr 18: Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has hailed John Terry as the Premier League's greatest ever defender after the club announced their captain will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. "The last man standing of an incredible era for @chelseafc," Lampard wrote on his instagram...

Bengaluru FC defeat Abahani Dhaka, stay unbeaten in AFC Cup

Bengaluru, Apr 18: Bengaluru FC blanked Abahani Limited Dhaka 2-0 in a dominating display to continue their unbeaten run and remain on top of their group in the AFC Cup in Bangalore on Tuesday. Nishu Kumar and Marjan Jugovic scored in the 40th and 83rd minutes in the Group E...

Not a good decision

The decision to make Hindi compulsory till class tenth in CBSE-affiliated schools and Kendriya Vidyalayas is not good for the country like India which thrives on diversity. President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday gave nod for the said move based on the parliamentary panel's recommendation. The recommendations were...

Human Development

Will Hindutva achieve results? By Dhurjati Mukherjee The recently released UN Human Development Report 2016 classified India as a medium development country, ranking 131, lower than Sri Lanka which was ranked 73 and China ranked 90, both in high development category. Inequality, multi-dimensional poverty and gender gaps appear to be factors...

Manage the litter

Dear Editor, It is a well known fact that burning of domestic waste like plastic bottles, biscuit packets cause air pollution but the responsible Arunachalees who really want to keep their state clean and green burn the discarded plastics because they have realized that throwing of these wastes here and...

Overworked ATMA Staff

Dear Editor, Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of concerned authority that some of the ATMA staff who is working under the department of Agriculture is being involved in the official work which is not under the guidelines of ATMA scheme. Some...

Dilapidated road

Dear Editor, Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of concerned authority towards the dilapidated condition of roads of Doimukh township areas. In this super modern and advanced high technological world where development is the prime motto of every regional and national governments; in contrast, the...

Employment is the panacea

Dear Editor, This refers to the report, "Arunachal has lot of scope for micro, small and medium enterprises: MoS Singh" (April 18). Indeed, farming, micro and small enterprises hold the real key for employment generation in Arunachal Pradesh as well as in the rest of India. Employment is the panacea...
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