Daily Archives: May 12, 2017

Kameng and Pare to start power generation from Jan

ITANAGAR, May 11: Two ongoing hydro power projects- Kameng and Pare will be commissioned by the end of this year and start generating from January next year. The Kameng Hydro Electric Project - 600 MW - on river Kameng (West Kameng) and 110 MW Pare Hydro Electric Project on river...

Fire destroys 28 houses in Kerang

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, May 11: At least 28 houses were gutted down in Kerang village of Siang district when a major fire broke out at around 1.15 PM on Thursday. The Aalo SP, who was sent to immediately attend to the matter, informed that since the village is not connected by...

PPA to extend support to Pema Khandu govt

ITANAGAR, May 11: A meeting of the Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA) legislature party was held at a city hotel on Thursday, wherein the issues related to one day assembly session and other issues were discussed. Talking to media persons, PPA Legislature Party leader Takam Pario said that doubts are...

Rise to the expectation of Puroik community, Governor asks APWB

ITANAGAR, May 11: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh P B Acharya has advised the members of the Autonomous Puroik Welfare Board (APWB) to be proactive and go out of the way to ensure that members of the Puroik community are socially and financially empowered. Presiding over the first meeting of the...

GST Bill in Arunachal legislative assembly

ITANAGAR, May 11: The Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 will be placed in the state assembly on Friday for ratification, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Thursday. This will be first session of the legislative assembly in the new building in Itanagar. The bill was recently approved...

Five Arunachal villages declared avoidable blindness free

CHANGLANG, May 11: Dapkhu, Namleng, Galenja Ponthai, Podumoni and Mohong Christian under Bordumsa were declared 'Avoidable Blindness Free'. With the declaration, Arunachal Pradesh, and Bordumsa in particular has created a niche in the national arena in regards to 'Avoidable Blindness Free' villages. Speaking at an event to mark the day at...

AAPSU meets HRD minister on NIT, RGU, NERIST

ITANAGAR, May 11: A delegation of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU), led by its President Hawa Bagang and General Secretary Tobom Dai on Thursday called on Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar at his office in Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi and submitted a memorandum pertaining...

APSLA inducts 72 law students as para-legal volunteers

ITANAGAR, May 11: In all, 68 second year Law students underwent training as para legal volunteers of the Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) during a programme conducted by the APSLSA, in association with the management and faculty of the Arunachal Law Academy (ALA) at Tadar Taniang Hall...

Governor inspects construction of State Legislative Assembly building

ITANAGAR, May 11: Arunachal Pradesh Governor, P B Acharya inspected the under construction State Legislative Assembly building here on Thursday. Impressed by the building and its facilities, the Governor advised for maximum utilization of natural light and rainwater harvesting. He also suggested for distinct marking pathways and steps in the...

DC offices need to be empowered and strengthened: CM

ITANAGAR, May 11: Chief Minister Pema Khandu in a meeting with deputy commissioners from various districts in Itanagar on Thursday said the offices of the deputy commissioners need to be empowered and strengthened for judicious and successful implementation of central and state government flagship programmes. He requested the deputy commissioners...

Traffic movement restricted

ITANAGAR, May 11: Traffic movement will be restricted near the new Legislative Assembly Building on May 12 from 7 AM till completion of the session as part of security arrangements, according to a release from the Itanagar-Capital Complex, Superintendent of Police.

Lowang for SEZ, AEZ, border trade point

ITANAGAR, May 11: Minister, Trade & Commerce, Wangki Lowang urged the departmental officers to take up reactivation of feasible border trade points; establishment of Special Economic Zone (SEZ)/ Agri-Horti Export Zone (AEZ) in the feasible and strategic locations in the foothill areas, and other trade facilitation infrastructure to boost...

FIR against ABK withdrawn, economic blockade lifted

Maksam Tayeng PASIGHAT, May 11: In a new development to the ongoing tussle between Ramle Banggo Elite Society (RBES) and Adi Baane Kebang on Lower Siang district boundary issue, the FIR lodged against ABK president Kangir Jamoh and ABK E/Siang Unit General Secretary Tajing Taki was withdrawn on Thursday. The...

SUMAA team calls on BJP, Congress, PPA chiefs on ADC issue

ITANAGAR, May 11: A delegation of the executive members of the Student United Movement of All Arunachal (SUMAA) has called on the presidents of state BJP, APCC and PPA separately on Tuesday and submitted memorandums against creation of Mon and Patkai Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in the state. The SUMAA...

Governor’s award instituted to encourage games and sports

ITANAGAR, May 11: As encouragement towards sporting activities in Arunachal Pradesh, the Raj Bhawan has initiated the Governor's award for meritorious and talented sports persons. An amount of Rs 1 lakh will be kept in the fixed deposit from the Governor's Discretionary Grant as corpus fund for the purpose and...

Neonatal care vital for IMR reduction: Dr Padung

Naharlagun, May 11: Nodal officer NHM, Dr D Padung said that neonatal care just minutes after birth is most critical to save infants and reduce Infant Mortality Rate (IMR). He was speaking during the Arunachal Pradesh State Health Society organized batch-wise six days training on Navjaat Shishu Suraksha Karyakarm (NSSK),...

Workshop on Space Based Information Support for Decentralized Planning held

ITANAGAR, May 11: A workshop on Space Based Information Support (SIS-DP), jointly organized by the State Remote Sensing Application Centre (SRSAC) and Department of Science and Technology, GoAP, in collaboration with the NRSC and NEASC, Department of Space began here on Thursday. Addressing the trainees and resource persons from all...

Awareness on 1098

ITANAGAR, May 11: To create awareness on 1098, a national 24x7 toll free emergency phone outreach service for children in need of care and protection, Childline Itanagar conducted an awareness programme for students of various districts, who are at DBYC Vivek Vihar for skill development training and spoken English...

Siang meet on Adhar

Pangin, May 11: As part of the ongoing intensive Aadhar enrolment exercise in Siang district, coordination meeting of all the BEOs, BRCCs, project coordinators of SSA, RMSA, MDM, RUSA, Shakshar Bharat and all principals and headmasters of educational institutions in the district was convened on May 11 at Pangin...

Teacher Olek Borang Tayeng passes away

Maksam Tayeng PASIGHAT, May 11: Olek Borang Tayeng, a teacher at Government Primary School, Bomi village under Upper Siang district, passed away on May 6 last while on her way to Guwahati for further treatment. Late Olek graduated from JNC, Pasighat and completed her B.Ed from Siang Royal Academy, Pasighat. She...

JNC, Pasighat tissue culture laboratory selected as regional center

PASIGHAT, May 11: The tissue culture laboratory of Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat has been selected as one of the regional centers for central and eastern zones. Scientist SFRI, Dr Ona Apang, who was on a visit to the Horticulture College, North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine (NEIFM) and JNC, in...

Mass livestock vaccination

ITANAGAR, May 11: A mass pre-monsoon vaccination for livestock will be conducted by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary to protect animals from diseases like Foot and Mouth Disease, haemorrhagic septicaemia and Black Quarter diseases (HQ+BQ) starting May 16 next. The department has urged all owners of livestock to...

Dharna postponed

ITANAGAR, May 11: The Adi Students' Union (AdiSU), Siang Unit has postponed the proposed peaceful rally scheduled from May 16 to 24 next on account of Etor festival, which is one of the major festivals in the Adi community. The AdiSU unit also demanded that the district administration initiate action...

Union asks DC to reduce Tata Sumo fare

ITANAGAR, May 11: Irked with exorbitant commute fare of Tata Sumo (Shared Taxis) plying from Seppa to Itanagar/Naharlagun via Pakke-Kessang and Rilloh, the All Pakke-Kessang Pijerang Dissing-Passo Seijosa Students Union (APPDSSU) appealed to the Deputy Commissioner Seppa to reduce the current fare. In a representation to the Deputy Commissioner, the...

Subject teachers sought

DAPORIJO, May 11: Claiming that Government Higher Secondary School, Daporijo is facing shortage of teachers for various subjects, the All Tagin Students' Union (ATSU) General Secretary has in a release to the Director of Secondary Education on Thursday, appealed to him to look into the matter and take necessary...

Take steps for speedy development of Kra Daadi: Union

ITANAGAR, May 11: While applauding the state government for appointment of new deputy commissioner in Kra Daadi district, the Kra-Daadi District Student Union (AKDDSU) has appeal to the government to take necessary steps for all round development of the district. Lamenting over the lack of basic facilities in the district,...

Lessons from Mizoram

Dear Editor, The state of Mizoram has achieved the distinction as one of the most peaceful and progressive states of India in general and the North-East region in particular. Once upon a time, it was known as Lushai Hills under the state of Assam. A visit to Mizoram is a...

Baffling lower age limit

Dear Editor, This is in reference to the recent advertisement for the various posts under Arunachal Pradesh service Combined Competitive Examination (APPSCCE) 2017 where the minimum age limit is set as 18years of age. I think 18years of age is too young to enter into civil service. In UPSC the...

Triple talaq lowers dignity of women

The Supreme Court on Thursday started the historic hearing on triple talaq issue. The apex court would examine whether the practice of triple talaq among Muslims is fundamental to their religion. Interestingly the 5 judges who are hearing the case hail from all different faith. The bench is hearing...
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