Daily Archives: April 21, 2017

Arunachal sets condition for Defence Ministry on land

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: The Ministry of Defence was today informed by the state government that the process is on for grant of permanent rights instead of lease hold right to defence authorities. This, however, on condition that the Defence Authorities pay annual lease rent of Rs 10 per sq...

India objects to China renaming places in Arunachal, AAPSU amused

New Delhi, Apr 20: Taking offence to China renaming six places in Arunachal Pradesh, India today said inventing names of states of a neighbour does not make illegal occupation legal. Reacting to the issue, Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Gopal Baglay said Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part...

Arunachal’s identity, oral history vulnerable: Pema Khandu

RONO HILLS, Apr 20: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has said that Arunachal, which is largely an oral society with its history, art, identity and folklores have become very vulnerable with a real threat of literally disappearing. He said this while speaking at the inaugural function of the three-day National Seminar...

Govt employees association submit memo to CM

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: The All Arunachal Pradesh Government Employees Welfare Association has in an eight-point representation addressed to the Chief Minister, urged the state government to fix the service age limit of all working government employees at 58 years to facilitate employment opportunities to the new generation. It has also...

AAPSU urges govt not to heed to CoSAAP’s demand

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has called upon the state government not to heed to the demand of the CoSAAP to raise the retirement age bar from 58 to 60 years. In a release, the AAPSU stated that any wavering on the part of the...

Pakke Tiger Reserve announces prizes for best camera trap captures

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Prizes for the best camera trap captures were announced at West Bank, Seijosa Range during a function organized by the Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR) on Wednesday last, which was attended by Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Forest, C T Mein, MLA, Kameng Dolo, PCCF, G N...

WASE opposes establishment of IMFL distillery plant at Pasighat

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Apr 20: The Women Against Social Evils (WASE), a Pasighat-based anti-drug campaigner non-governmental organisation on Thursday claimed that more than 60 percent of children (teenagers) in East Siang district are alcohol or drug addicts. This was informed by WASE General Secretary Jaya Tasung Moyong in a press conference...

Nurses seeks action against nurses with fake certificates

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: In a shocking revelation, the Trained Nurses Association of India, Arunachal Pradesh State Branch on Thursday informed that there is mushrooming of untrained nurses with fake certificates and documents in the state. In a representation to the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, the Association stated that...

Six trained psychiatrists for entire Arunachal

RGU workshop on Mental Health ITANAGAR, Apr 20: For a population of more than 13 lakh, Arunachal has just six trained psychiatrists, a glaring example of inadequacy of psychiatrists in India. This was informed by leading psychiatrist Dr Tame Kena while speaking at a workshop on Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being...

Public hearing for Itanagar-Banderdewa four lane starts

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Public hearing pertaining to construction of four lanning of Itanagar-Banderdewa NH-415 from Papu Nallah onwards began at the office of the Highway Administrator cum Chief Estate Officer/ Additional District Magistrate, Talo Potom. Altogether, 50 people, who received notices attended the first day of the public hearing. Potom said...

Rebia urges Central Govt to release special package under AMRUT

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Urban Development Minister Nabam Rebia has appealed to the Union Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to allocate special package of Rs 470.44 crores to Arunachal Pradesh under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) since the municipality is unable...

Run up to the under 17 FIFA World Cup Football event

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: In order to develop the interest of youths towards the game of football, the Prime Minister's Football Tournament (under 19 for boys and girls) will be played from May to August 2017 in various states/ UTs as "Run up to the Under-17 FIFA World Cup 2017",...

Workshop on technical education for Polytechnics of NE states begins

BOMDILA, Apr 20: Emphasizing on skill development which is essential for Human Resource Development, Parliamentary Secretary for Home & Education Pani Taram, during the inaugural session of the third regional workshop on Technical Education for Polytechnics of North Eastern States gave thrust on technical education as the polytechnics have...

Dalai Lama writes to Governor

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama has in a letter to the Arunachal Pradesh Governor, recently conveyed his appreciation to the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh for the friendship and warm hospitality he received during his recent visit to the state. His Holiness said that he was very...

Link failure causes hardship to customers of PNB

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 20: The Punjab National Bank (PNB) Naharlagun branch downed its shutter owing to link failure for two days. The PNB Naharlagun branch, which is located at G-Extension, downed its shutters and was locked for the last two days and a notice reading "link failure" was hung outside. The...

No payments for poor quality work

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Siang district Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Singh on Thursday undertook a series of back to back inspection of various works that were executed by PWD in the previous year in Rumgong Division. He was assisted by a team comprising of EE PWD Duggum Lona, DPO Tapik Komut, assisted...

DC calls for Aadhar seeding of ration card holders

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: In order to streamline the Aadhar seeding of ration card and DBTL in the Capital Complex, Deputy Commissioner, Prince Dhawan on Thursday issued instructions to all the Fair Price Shop dealers within the Capital Complex to ensure that they should collect the details of bank account,...

Training prog on child track system held

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: The Women & Child Development Department organized a one-day training programme on 'TrackChild 2.0' and 'Khoya Paya' for District Child Protection Officers, Juvenile Justice Boards, Child Welfare Committees, Child Care Institutions and Master Trainers at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun on Thursday. The objective of the training programme...

Fire service week concludes

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: The Fire Service Week from April 14 to 20 concluded with a valedictory function at Bunny Fantasy World School here, on the theme "Fireman- your partner for saving life and property" on Thursday. The week was observed under the guidance of Superintendent of Police, Fire & Emergency...

Tayeng inspects developmental works

PASIGHAT Apr 20: Mebo MLA cum Advisor to Chief Minister, Lombo Tayeng inspected flood control works at Sigar and Namsing villages, besides taking stock of work completion at Namsing CO Headquarter and Polo Amusement Park cum picnic spot near Boguli, adjacent to the Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary on Tuesday. While...

ESDBA calls off boycott

PASIGHAT, Apr 20: The East Siang District Bar Association (ESDBA), which has been boycotting government cases for nearly two years, finally called off its stir from Tuesday last. Informing about the decision, ESDBA President, Advocate Toning Pertin said that the pending bill has been assured to be cleared within a...

CCTV surveillance cameras installed in various locations of Tezu town

TEZU, Apr 20: Taking the smart district initiative to another level, around 34 CCTV surveillance cameras were installed on Thursday in the market and other sensitive areas under the initiative of the District Administration. The CCTV cameras were earlier installed near busy and sensitive areas like SP's office, General Hospital...

District Review Committee meeting held

YINGKIONG, Apr 20: The first meeting of District Review Committee on Prevention of use of Foreign Made Automatic Hand Sawing Machine in Upper Siang district was held on Wednesday. Superintendent of Police Amulya Bora, Divisional Forest Officer Anying Boli and the Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) attended the meeting, which was chaired...

Decadal Nyishi Day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: The reports of celebration of the Decadal Nyishi Day in the Nyishi dominated districts are still pouring in. Attending the celebration at Palin on Wednesday, local MLA Takam Pario advised the Nyishi brethrens to lead a disciplined life and work hard for the uplift of the Nyishi...

‘Advertise posts’

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: The All Arunachal Unemployed Health Assistant Association (AAUHAA) has in a letter to the Commissioner Health & Family Welfare, GoAP demanded immediate advertisement for 32 posts and three additional vacant posts under Health Service Department. It further demanded that all the contractual candidates of Junior Health Assistant...

Forum calls for NIT while awarding works

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: The All Arunachal Pradesh RTI Activists' Youth Forum (AAPRTIAYF) in a memorandum to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, requested him not to allow any kind of construction activities, including building maintenance, road renovation and retaining wall in violation of guidelines and norms prescribed under the...

More need to be done to abolish VIP culture

The decision of union cabinet to stop using of red beacon by VIPs is good beginning towards abolishing VIP culture from India. Union Cabinet yesterday took the decision to remove red beacons from all VIPs including the President, Prime Minister and Chief Ministers. Following this decision Chief Minister Pema...

Champaran Centenary

Farmers await another Gandhi By Moin Qazi This is the centenary year of the Champaran Satyagraha (policy of passive political resistance), the first experiment by Mahatma Gandhi of his epic philosophy. This tool was to become Gandhi’s most powerful amour and earned him a cherished and coveted place in the pantheon...

An open letter

Dear Editor, For the past few issues, I have been reading about the protest of the GSU and other organizations of Galo dominated areas for the fulfillment of their demands. I believe that most of the protestors are local inhabitants who are familiar with the problems of the area and...

Reset IST for NE

Dear Editor, Every place in the world has a Natural local time. It is calculated by multiplying the longitude by 4 minutes. However, time zones are decided by DST standards, international and national conventions. In India, both the westernmost Gujarat (68°E) and the easternmost Arunachal Pradesh (97°E) observe the same...
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