Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

Large scale timber logging in Papum Reserve Forest

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: There is report of large scale timber logging inside the Papum Reserve Forest, adjoining the Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary in East Kameng district since the last few months. After the Forest Department and Administration seized timber-laden trucks and arrested some people in March last, the activities are reported...

Itanagar PS functioning without toilet facilities

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The condition of Itanagar Police Station is in dire condition. The building which was constructed way back in the 80s reportedly does not have a common toilet for officials and visitors to use. Though a new building is coming up, the work progress is extremely slow. Though...

Nyishi day celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the state

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Apr 19: Decadal Nyishi Day was celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the state, particularly in Nyishi dominated districts of Arunachal Pradesh to mark the Constitutional Amendment of changing the nomenclature of Dalfa to Nyishi in the Parliament on 19th March, 2008. At Itanagar, Decadal Nyishi Day was...

A lonely bungalow and a superstitious lore

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: For someone who loves watching horror movies with the lights on and at least one other person beside her, this reporter's heart raced as she entered the former official bungalow of the chief minister and now state guest house, praying that a ghostly encounter would not...

SC notice to Centre, Arunachal on Tawang firing

New Delhi, Apr 19: The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre and Arunachal Pradesh government on a plea seeking an independent probe into the death of two persons including a Lama of the Tawang Monastery in alleged police firing last year. Tawang Monastery is the largest in India...

No ‘lal batti’ cars from May 1, Pema discards red beacons

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: Come May 1, 'lal batti' cars or vehicles with red beacons will be a thing of the past as the government has barred their use by VVIPs, including the President, the Prime Minister and chief ministers. Seeking to end the VIP culture, the Union Cabinet today decided...

No outsiders in the matter of Lower Siang

LIKABALI, Apr 19: In a joint public meeting at Likabali Circuit House by the people of Likabali Assembly Constituency and Nari-Koyu Assembly Constituency, the members demanded that in the public hearing on matters of Lower Siang- as and when it happens under the newly constituted Group of Ministers (GoM),...

Parl Secy Taram visits Naharlagun Police Station

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 19: Parliamentary Secretary for Home & Education, Pani Taram appreciated the police personnel and other security forces for working with commitment to ensure that law and order situation in the Capital Complex remains under control. However, after a surprise inspection of Naharlagun Police Station on Tuesday, he took...

Laba celebrates Longtey with much fanfare for 25th time

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The Laba Longtey Silver Jubilee Celebration was celebrated with much fanfare at Laba village under Nyapin administrative circle of Kurung Kumey district. After inaugurating the foundation stone of the 25th Laba Longtey celebration, PHE & WS, Itanagar Executive Engineer Tadar Mangku exhorted the young generation to protect...

Meet on coordination of ASHAs and Anganwadis

RIGA, Apr 19: In order to strengthen the grass-root health and education sector and achieve better coordination between ASHAs and Anganwadis of Siang district, a meeting was held for Riga block on April 19 at Riga. Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Rahul Singh dwelt on the importance of such...

Do not be complacent about TB: Dr Jini

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be one of the major health problems and is the leading cause of death among various infectious diseases, said Director of Health Service, Dr Moji Jini. Addressing health officials in a meeting of the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) to review the...

Army rebuts allegations of scuffle with students

NAMSAI, Apr 19: The 11 Grenadiers today sent a rebuttal that there was no scuffle between the troops of the formation and students of the Arunachal University of Studies (AUS) on April 14 last as reported. The army clarified in a press release said that its formation was attending a...

GST will end corruption: Pema

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, which will be implemented across the country from July 1 onwards would end corruption to a great extent, said Chief Minister Pema Khandu during the 5th departmental review meeting of Tax, Excise & Narcotics Department on Wednesday. "The Tax and...

GSU condemns legislators

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The Galo Students' Union (GSU) took strong exception to the timing of the Mopin dinner programme hosted by the Chief Minister on April 18, coinciding with the 48 hour bandh called by the Union in all Galo-inhibited areas. Opining that the dinner programme could have been postponed...

ASER holds seminar of educational status

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: A team of the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), in collaboration with the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Dirang held a seminar to discuss the education status at elementary level and various problems faced by elementary schools in imparting quality education. As per ASER...

APCTA observes Demand Day

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers' Association (APCTA) on Wednesday observed 'Demand Day' in form of a peaceful sit-demonstration demanding publication of the 7th UGC Pay Review Committee Report and to share it with the All India Federation of University and College Teachers' Organization (AIFUCTO). Observing the Demand...

Lecture on ‘Gender in the Writings of Indian diaspora’

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: A special lecture on the topic "Gender in the writings of Indian diaspora" was delivered by Professor Aparna Rayaprol, Head, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, in the Department of English, Rajiv Gandhi University on Wednesday. Professor H K Sharma, the Dean of School of Languages,...

New Seva Sadan building inaugurated

ZIRO, Apr 19: MLA Tage Taki inaugurated the new RCC building of "Danyi Piilo Seva Sadan" under the Arunachal Vikash Parishad at Salang, Ziro on Wednesday. Responding to a memorandum submitted by Secretary, AVP, Lower Subansiri District unit, Punyo Mullo, Taki assured to construct two more floors in the existing...

Org seeks creation of Abo Tani Culture Affairs Dept

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: In a memorandum to the Chief Minister, the Abotani Clan Organization (ATCO) has on Wednesday sought the creation of an Abo Tani Culture and Tradition Affairs Department with the view to preserve and promote the rich culture and tradition. 'With the advent of modernization and influx of...

NHPC inks MoU with IL&FS Skill Development Corporation Limited

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: NHPC Limited, Liaison Office, Itanagar and IL&FS Skill Development Corporation Limited, Guwahati represented by Pravesh Kumar, Senior Manager (HR, NHPC) and Nivedita Barthakur, Regional Head, inked an MoU on Tuesday for imparting vocational training to 25 unemployed youth, including women from SC, ST, OBC & EWS,...

State BJYM attends national executive meet

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) team headed by state President Taring Tiri attended the National Executive Body Meeting of the Morcha in New Delhi on Wednesday. In the meeting, various developmental activities to be spearheaded by the youth brigade of the party were explained by national...

Social activist GK no more

TEZU, Apr 19: Renowned social activist and Principal Secretary of Anu Shiksha Seva Trust, Gofailum Kri of Danglat passed away in Sankardeva Hospital of Dibrugarh. He was popularly known as GK among the community members. Late Kri was awarded for his pioneering role in multi-purpose cooperative society movement in the...

IPL: Williamson, bowlers shine as Sunrisers Hyderabad down Delhi Daredevils

HYDERABAD, Apr 19: Sunrisers Hyderabad rode on Kane Williamson's attacking 89 and some brilliant bowling at the death to beat Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs in their Indian Premier League match in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Electing to bat, Hyderabad posted a challenging 191 for 4 courtesy Williamson's 89 off just...

Monte Carlo Masters: Murray makes winning return to start clay campaign

Monte Carlo, Apr 19: Andy Murray returned from over a month out with an elbow injury to launch his clay-court season with a gruelling 7-5, 7-5 defeat of Gilles Muller at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday. The world number one and top seed waited until late in both sets...

Bopanna-Cuevas pair advances to 2nd round

Monte Carlo, Apr 19: Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas recorded their first win together at the Masters level when they downed Marcin Matkowski and Alexander Peya in the opening round of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Master on Wednesday. The unseeded Ind-Uruguay pair fought past the rivals 6-3, 6-7(7), 10-2 in an...

Railways spreading presence in Arunachal

The Indian Railways is pushing hard to spread its presence in Arunachal Pradesh. After tasting success in Naharlagun-Guwahati and Naharlagun-New Delhi route, the railway is planning to open several new routes in the state. 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...

Focus on Wellness

National Health Policy 2017 By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) After a gap of 15 years, the new National Health Policy has been announced which seeks to transform healthcare in India. In the context of much publicised Obamacare in the US (popular label for the Patient Protection and Affordable...

Apology

Dear Editor, I wish to withdraw and apologize for the letter on fake sports certificate, which I had written and was published on March 23 of this daily under heading “Fake sports certificate and recruitment.” Actually, I did not have much knowledge about the matter as I am not from sports...

Review our language policy

Dear Editor, Your editorial, "Not a good decision" (April 19) has rightly pointed out that the decision to make Hindi compulsory till class tenth in CBSE - affiliated schools and Kendriya Vidyalayas is expected to evoke reaction from states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala etc where earlier attempt to impose Hindi...

Encourage online payment

Dear Editor, Through your esteemed daily, I would like to request the recruiting departments of the State to go for an online payment for their respective advertised post. It would be a great relief to the aspirants and common public if they could abolish the old fashioned and laborious method...
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