Daily Archives: May 8, 2017

Railway minister flags off Shatabdi Express

Surveys for seven new rail lines begins ITANAGAR, May 7: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Sunday flagged off the Naharalgun-Guwahati Shatabdi Express through video conferencing from the Northeast Frontier Railway headquarters at Maligaon in Guwahati. The newly flagged off train will provide a speedier and comfortable connectivity between the...

Treasury Office at Koloriang needs immediate protection

KOLORIANG, May 7: The Treasury Office at Koloriang may collapse anytime if protective measures are not taken immediately, informed Kurung Kumey ZPC Sangha Tajik. Tajik said that the treasury office is in danger of collapsing as it was badly hit by landslides triggered by the recent torrential rain on May...

Arunachal rolling downhill towards a cashless economy

Arunachal Pradesh is truly witnessing a cashless economy as Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoped it would when he dropped the demonetization bomb on the country on 8 November, 2016. When the Government of India launched its Digital India programme on 1 July, 2015, the citizens of the country had little...

ABK welcomes GoMs on LSD issue, but says situation not conducive

PASIGHAT, May 7: The Adi Baane Kebang, East Siang unit has said that the ABK's non cooperation movement on Lower Siang District (LSD) issue will continue until the FIR lodged against the ABK (apex) President and ABK's East Siang unit General Secretary was withdrawn. "ABK welcomes the visit of Group...

Gum Tayeng donates school bus

ROING, May 7: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Deepak Shinde on Sunday flagged off a 42-seater bus donated by MLA Gum Tayeng for students of Late Jomin Tayeng Government Model Collage, Jemi Notko, Jia. The flagging off programme was organized at the residential premises of the MLA at Rayang, where...

Six drug peddlers apprehended by AR

KOHIMA, May 7: The Changlang Bn of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Dao Division apprehended six drug peddlers on May 5 and 6 and seized 930 gm of opium. Reportedly, four drug peddlers were apprehended from Longran check post and two from Yongchik. The apprehended drug peddlers were handed...

Two arrested for illegal boulder extraction

KHONSA, May 6: The Arunachal Pradesh Police, Khonsa unit arrested one Amar Sonar and Leachang Khalen (alias Babu Khalen Singpho), and seized one dumper, two trucks and two JCBs from the boulder extraction site of Deomali Forest Reserve Area, near Mopaya village. This was informed by Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi...

Indefinite economic blockade at Koyu and Korang circles

PASIGHAT, May 7: An indefinite economic blockade at Koyu and Korang circles was launched after a meeting of the Adi Baane Kebang Remi-Legong Block, East Siang district at the Dere (community hall) of Ledum village on Sunday. In a statement today, ABK East Siang unit, led by its President, Okom...

Free career counselling programme conducted

NAMSAI, May 7: Free career counselling sessions were held at Lathao, Tezu and Roing with the support of Lohit Youth Library Network in Namsai and Lohit districts, and by RIWATCH, Roing. Seena K P, a career guidance counsellor with the Education Department of Kerala conducted free sessions for senior students,...

India yet to ratify treaty on torture

New Delhi, May 7: India stands behind 161 nations, including Pakistan, as it is yet to ratify the 30-year-old United Nations' Convention Against Torture by making a law on it despite signing it way back in 1997. It may sound bizarre, but India is among the only nine countries worldwide...

36-hr L/ Subansiri bandh from May 24

ITANAGAR, May 7: The All Lower Subansiri Youth Association (ALSYA) has announced a 36-hour bandh in Lower Subansiri district from 5 AM of May 24 to 5 pm of May 25 to protest against delay in construction of road from Potin to Bopi under the Trans-Arunachal Highway and poor...

School celebrates 50 years

YINGKIONG, May 7: Jeru village celebrated its three-day Golden Jubilee celebration of Government Primary School from May 4 to 6. The three-day celebration witnessed numerous activities, including traditional Tapu war dance, Takuh Tabat (folk lore prayer), games and sports, cultural night, and felicitation of meritorious students. Geku Mariyang MLA, Olom Panyang...

Maa Tujhe Salaam Yatra concludes

GEKU, May 7: The first phase of Maa Tujhe Salaam Yatra concluded at Geku after covering seven districts of Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Upper Subansiri, West Siang, Siang, East Siang and Upper Siang. Addressing fellow District Youth Congress and Assembly Youth Congress members at the districts, Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress...

District level Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy underway at Aalo

ITANAGAR, May 7: The three-day long West Siang district level football and volleyball tournament for men and women, organized by the West Siang District Administration in memory of Ashoka Chakra awardee, late Hangpan Dada got underway at Aalo General Ground on May 6 last. In all, six teams, who have...

23rd Tekang Etor Football Trophy kicked off

PASIGHAT, May 7: The 23rd Tekang Etor Football Trophy 2017 began at Tekang village, which will witness 26 teams from different villages of East Siang district participating in it. The opening match was won by Boying Soccer Club beating Bilat Sporting Club 5-3 via tie-breaker. Earlier, the tournament was kicked...

AAP facing political storm

The Aam Aadmi Party seems to be self imploding and is facing a major political crisis which is threatening its very existence. Delhi's sacked Water Minister Kapil Mishra made a shocking revelation today, claiming he saw Health Minister Satyendar Jain handing Rs. 2 crore in cash to Chief Minister...

Swachh Bharat

Wider concept not cleanliness By Shivaji Sarkar India is one of the fastest growing markets. Low data tariffs are pushing smart TVs. The Asian Development Bank has predicted higher 7.2 to 7.6 per cent growth. This is all good news amid the spiraling sensex, which crossed the 30,000 mark. Well, many...

Renaming of Pasighat hospital

Dear Editor, Every Arunchali with even a little sense of our state's past knows Lt. Daying Ering, Lt. Talom Rukbo, Lt. Bakin Pertin, to name a few. It's not some top secret and not a big deal either.??It's very uncanny to learn that the organisation BBK objects to the unveiling...

Clarification on opposition to the renaming of Hospital

Dear Editor, In response to the news item In your daily dated 5th May 2017 under the title "Organisation opposes the renaming Hospital after Bakin Pertin" I on behalf of Bogong Banggo Kebang, Pasighat would like to clarify our protest on renaming of General Hospital Pasighat. The whole process of...

India, Russia To Sign Deal On Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet Design

NEW DELHI, May 07 (PTI): India and Russia are likely to soon ink a "milestone" pact to finalise the detailed design for the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and move ahead with the multi-billion dollar co-development project. Government sources said almost all the ground work has been completed to finalise...

Hunting For Permission Details Tedious, PM Office’s Response To RTI Query

NEW DELHI, May 07 (PTI): The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has refused to divulge details on who sought permission to use Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photographs in advertisements saying that it would need a "thorough search". Replying to a Right to Information (RTI) query that sought the details, it...

India Behind 161 Nations In Ratifying Treaty On Torture

NEW DELHI, May 07 (PTI): India stands behind 161 nations, including Pakistan, as it is yet to ratify the 30-year-old United Nations' Convention Against Torture by making a law on it despite signing it way back in 1997. It may sound bizarre, but India is among the only nine...

Pakistan Violated Ceasefire Every Single Day In 2015 And 2016: Home Ministry

NEW DELHI, May 07 (PTI): At least one incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been reported daily along the Line of Control or LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015 and 2016, with 23 security personnel being killed in the two years, the Home Ministry has said in...

Ganga sails into world league of river cruise A-listers

New Delhi, May 07 (PTI): Cruising down the magnificent Ganges criss-crossing the majestic Himalayas, interspersed with verdant terrains and vignettes of the holy city of Moksha on the way, could well be an experience to remember. What if this cruise figures right up there among the very best in the...

Indian-African to use ‘Digital India’ as global case study

London, May 07 (PTI): An Indian-African entrepreneur is planning to use the 'Digital India' model in South Africa as a global case study to incubate innovative digital start-ups that will propel the continent towards faster growth. Ramesh Awtaney is the founder and chairman of iSON Group, Africa's leading IT conglomerate,...

BCCI clears India’s participation in Champions Trophy

NEW DELHI, May 07 (PTI): The Indian cricket team will participate in next month's Champions Trophy after the BCCI gave its all clear to the move in a Special General Meeting on Sunday, a massive climbdown from its initial aggressive stance. The Board announced that the squad for the eight-team...

FIR against BSF by Meghalaya villagers for “fake encounter”

Tura (Meghalaya), May 7 (PTI) Residents of a village near Bangladesh border have lodged an FIR against the BSF claiming that Fridays firing by its personnel to stop "cattle smugglers" was actually a fake encounter. BSF had said in a statement that their men posted at Kachu Adokgre in West...

Sachin Tendulkar welcomes INS Tarkash to London

London, May 7 (PTI) Hundreds of UK-based Indians turned out to cheer as cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar welcomed an Indian naval frigate as it docked on the river Thames in London today. INS Tarkash, a state-of-the art stealth ship, is in the UK for naval exercises and to mark UK...

Heena wins bronze, India come back with 7 medals

New Delhi, May 7 (PTI) Heena Sindhu claimed a bronze medal in the womens 10m Air Pistol as India ended the Grand Prix of Liberation Plezn 2017 Shooting championships with seven medals. On the final day of the championship, Heena shot 218.8 in the eight-woman final, won by Greek...

Saina Nehwal confident of bouncing back

MUMBAI, May 07 (PTI): Star India shuttler Saina Nehwal is confident of bouncing back to somewhere close to where she was before her knee surgery after the Rio Olympics last year. The Hyderabad ace, however, conceded that she felt a bit apprehensive in attacking the net and to overcome it...
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