Daily Archives: May 10, 2017

MHA to discuss Chakma-Hajong citizenship issue

AAPSU warns of consequences Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, May 9: The Union Home Minister will hold a meeting on May 16 to discuss various issues concerning the North East region with Chief Secretaries and DGPs of all NE states, where several important issues will be discussed, including granting of citizenship rights to...

Upset with empty ATMs, Cong to gherao banks

ITANAGAR, May 9: The Congress party in Arunachal Pradesh demanded the central as well as state governments to take immediate steps to ease the cash crunch in Arunachal Pradesh, failing which, the party threatened to launch vigorous movement. Stating that the present cash crisis was a serious fall out of...

Emerging new class

A gentleman aged about 50, originally from Daporijo and now a resident of Itanagar came to the front office of this daily the other day.  He wanted an advertisement printed, but the department could not accept the matter as he could not produce the original government document to back...

APC seeks explanation from ABK for threatening senior journalist

ITANAGAR, May 9: Expressing shock over the threats issued to one of its senior members, the Arunachal Press Club (APC) has condemned the Adi Baane Kebang (ABK) for its recent behaviour. On May 6, the ABK East Siang District Unit issued its 'minutes of meeting' wherein it warned Tongam Rina,...

Arunachal is witnessing improvement in connectivity: DCM

NAMSAI, May 9: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said that Arunachal Pradesh was witnessing much improvement in 'connectivity' under BJP governments at the centre and state; ushering in new development. Speaking on the vision for development of Arunachal Pradesh and Namsai district in the executive body meeting of the BJP,...

State Transport Dept designated as nodal dept for all railway matters in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, May 9: Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that the state government has designated the State Transport Department as the Nodal Department, with Commissioner (Transport) as the Nodal Officer (Single Point of Contact) for all matters relating to railways in the state. The Chief Minister, in a Demi Official (DO)letter...

LM & CA team conduct sudden inspection of petrol pumps

ITANAGAR, May 9: The Mobile Inspection Team (MIT) of the Department of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs, Naharlagun conducted sudden inspections of petrol pump agencies in and around Capital Complex area on Tuesday. In all, 20 dispensing pumps of five agencies have been test checked with the help of field...

Rtd DDSE Nolom Yirang passes away

PASIGHAT, May 9: Retired DDSE, Nolom Yirang passed away on Monday at Aditya Nursing Hospital, Dibrugarh after a brief illness. According to family sources, late Yirang was born on 1st April, 1956 at Ayeng village under Mebo Sub-Division. He joined the Education Department as Junior Teacher in 1979 and was...

NES serves 30 days ultimatum to govt

ITANAGAR, May 9: the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) today served a 30 days ultimatum to the state government with regard to establishment of Nyishi Heritage Village at Hoj under Papum Pare district and creation of Pakke Kessang and Khamle districts, among others. The demands, which also include road connectivity for...

GWS appeals to GoM to visit Koyu and Kora circles

ABK appealed to withdraw economic blockade ITANAGAR, May 9: Taking strong exception to the cancellation of the scheduled visit by the Group of Ministers (GoM) to Kora, under pressure from allegedly vested interested organizations, the Galo Welfare Society (GWS),along with its frontal organizations in an emergency meeting held on...

AdiSU stands firm on its bandh called for May 12

PASIGHAT, May 9: In a letter of intimation to the state Chief Secretary on Tuesday, the Adi Students Union (AdiSU) has said that the second phase of its 12 hours bandh scheduled for May 12 in all Adi-inhabitant areas of East Siang, Siang, Upper Siang, West Siang, Lower Dibang...

SUV turns over with 7 passengers

ITANAGAR, May 9: A red SUV (Scorpio), bearing registration No AR 01J 9123 met with an accident on Tuesday, at around 11.30 AM, near Government Secondary School Toru. According to reports received from the DIPRO, the vehicle, which started its journey from Seppa, was heading towards Itanagar before it rolled...

NEE-2017 results out

ITANAGAR, May 9: The results of NERIST Entrance Examination (NEE)-2017, which was held on April 22 and 23 in various centres of the NE Region, including Arunachal Pradesh, have been declared. The results are available in the institute website:www.nerist.ac.in. Counselling and admission for successful candidates will be held in July, 2017,...

AEKDSU gives DA 15 days to fulfil demands

SEPPA, May 9: The All East Kameng District Students' Union (AEKDSU) has expressed strong resentment over the alleged failure of the East Kameng District Administration to take any action against the land encroachers of various places. In a reminder to the Deputy Commissioner, the AEKDSU gave 15 days to fulfil...

Preparedness key to minimize losses during natural disasters: DC

PANGIN, May 9: Siang Deputy Commissioner Rahul Singh on Tuesday convened a meeting to assess the recent damages in Pangin-Pasighat stretch of Trans-Arunachal Highway near Rottung and also to take stock of the state of preparedness in case of such eventualities and other natural disasters in the district in...

Create public awareness on various schemes, ZPC asks PRI members

KHONSA, May 9: Tirap Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Sontung Bangsia called upon the PRI leaders to create awareness among the villagers about various schemes launched by the central government to avail the benefits of those schemes Chairing a Panchayat development meeting at her conference hall on Monday, the ZPC informed the...

Book by Dr Jamuna Binny Tadar released

RONO HILLS, May 9: A Hindi book titled, "Do Rangpurush - Mohan Rakesh: Girish Karnad",written by Assistant Professor of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Department of Hindi, Dr Jamuna Binny Tadar was released in an impressive function held at the Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies seminar hall, RGU on Tuesday. Speaking...

Sidisow vows to continue to work for betterment of Thirizino-Buragon constituency

SINGCHUNG, May 9: Parliamentary Secretary (PHE & WS) cum local MLA Kumsi Sidisow on Tuesday affirmed his determination for the development of 6-Thirizino-Buragon Assembly Constituency and said that he would continue to work for the welfare of the people. Sidisow was addressing a gathering of BJP party workers, PRI members...

Women’s football introduced in Dree festival

ZIRO, May 09: To add more colours to the Golden Jubilee Dree Festival, the Central Dree Festival Committee (CDFC), Ziro, for the first time, has introduced Women Dree Football Tournament this year. Assistant Commandant of the CRPF, based in Ziro, Abishek Yadav, who kicked off the tournament at Government Ziro...

Governor congratulates team Itanagar for making city clean

ITANAGAR, May 9: Governor P B Acharya on Tuesday congratulated Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his team after the state capital soared up on the cleanliness scale, occupying 216th position in 'Swachh Survekshan' 2017. Itanagar was last year adjudged as the third dirtiest city of the country. The governor also thanked...

Buddha Purnima greetings

ITANAGAR, May 9: Governor P B Acharya and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have extended their greetings to the people of the state in general and to the Buddhist community in particular on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima. In his message, the Governor expressed hoped that that the occasion would...

Reinforce spirit of fellowship amongst people: Guv

ITANAGAR, May 9: Representatives of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Arunachal Prant, Vivekananda Kendra, Ekal Vidyalaya, Arun Jyoti and Friends of Tribal Society, led by Working President of VHP Dr Bolet Jongkey called on Governor P B Acharya at the Raj Bhawan on Tuesday and briefed him about their works...

Review meeting on disaster management

CHANGLANG, May 9: Changlang Deputy Commissioner, Wayong Khimhun reviewed the disaster preparedness activities by the line departments in context of the south-west monsoon on Tuesday. Giving instances of damages in the past, the DC cautioned key departments to be prepared to restore and deliver essential services immediately in case of...

ATCO submits representation to CM

ITANAGAR, May 9: The members of the Abo Tani Clan Organization (ATCO) met Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday and submitted a representation to immediately create the department of Abotani Traditional and Cultural Affairs. Justifying its demand, the ATCO claimed that influx of outside culture and tradition poses serious threat...

Cong sets up organizational election committee

ITANAGAR, May 9: Pradesh Returning Officer, V Hanumantha Rao has appointed APCC General Secretary, Rajen Nani as General Secretary In-charge Organizational Election-2017 for Arunachal Pradesh. He will oversee and monitor the process of Organizational Election 2017 in the state. The Pradesh Election Committee will consist of Byabang Nukh as Chairman, along...

HMIS and MCTS review meet held

YUPIA, May 9: The District Health Society,Yupia held a review meeting cum training on Health Management Information System(HMIS) and Maternal and Child Tracking System (MCTS) on Tuesday. Chairing the training, DMO Dr Tasso Kampu instructed all the Medical Officers in-charge and staff handling the data to send correct and accurate...

AYO appeals

ITANAGAR, May 9: The Arunachal Youth Organization (AYO) in a release claimed that one Biki Tagia, Head Gaon Burah(HGB) of Yangte village under Kra Daadi district died due to landslide on May 3 last. The AYO appealed to the district administration and concerned authorities to provide immediate relief to...

Condolence

ITANAGAR, May 9: The All Kra Daadi District Students' Union (AKDDSU) mourned the sudden demise of Head Assistant (GA) Dari Sakap. Expressing deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family, AKDDSU President, Gora Rikam Bhai said Sakap was a very dedicated and honest official. The AKDDSU, on behalf of the entire...

Parliamentary Secretaries burdens state exchequer

The BJP government led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday inducted five new Parliamentary Secretaries. Already there are several other parliamentary secretaries in the present government. These parliamentary secretaries have become huge burden on state exchequer. Massive money is spent to maintain their office and they are provided...

Transforming Railways

Govt on the right track? By Dhurjati Mukherjee The recent Cabinet approval to set up an independent regulatory authority augurs well for the Railways, which has for quite some time facing severe financial problems. The authority would recommend revision of tariffs and passenger fares, which successive Governments have shied away from...
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