Daily Archives: May 16, 2017

CM calls for early establishment of STPF

ITANAGAR, May 15: Chief Minister Pema Khandu in a review meeting of Environment and Forest Department on Monday issued specific directives to expedite establishment of Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) in the state. The STPF will have one company consisting of 112 contingents of various ranks and will be deployed...

Army provides relief to Kerang fire victims

AALO, May 15: The Indian Army of Bihar-1 Regiment (Bogdo Battalion) distributed food items, essential commodities and first aid to all the 29 families of the victims of Kerang-1 village fire. Many clan-based organizations, public leaders and NGOs are also coming forward to help the victims, who are currently sheltered...

Classes for first batch students of Film & Television Institute commences

NAHARLAGUN, May 15: Classes for the first batch students of short-term Film and Television Institute -an extended campus of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata -commenced at its temporary campus, Itanagar on Monday. The permanent campus will come up at Jote in Papum Pare district in due...

Umang Festival, 2017 begins

'Differently-abled people are super-able' ITANAGAR, May 15: The week-long Umang Festival organized by Arunachal Pradesh Paralympics Association (APPA) began on a colourful note at Nyikum Niya Ground, Nirjuli on Monday. Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan, who declared the festival open in presence of IMC Deputy Chief Councilor Tarh Nachung, termed...

Khandu advocates for using satellite imagery to track development activities

ITANAGAR, May 15: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday held a meeting with the Department of Science and Technology to discuss on the monitoring of various developmental projects in state through satellite images and geo-tagging. The Chief Minister opined that using satellite imagery to track the progress of developmental projects...

PHC, Tali in dire need of doctor

ITANAGAR, May 15: Claiming that Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Tali is functioning without a doctor since the past one year, the All Tali Area Students Union (ATASU) has in a representation to the Director of Health Service on Friday last,appealed to him to post a doctor at the...

Unidentified body recovered

ITANAGAR, May 15: A highly decomposed unidentified body of a man, aged around 30 years, was recovered from Nyut River (Koham Lupik) in Passa Joram village under Lower Subansiri district on May 13. The unidentified male was found in black half-pants with blue and black striped T-shirt. On being informed, a...

CM requests RBI to open branch office in Itanagar

ITANAGAR, May 15: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has requested for having an RBI office at Itanagar in order to have close regulatory oversight of public and private sector banks to meet the goal of financial inclusion. In a letter written to Dr Urjit R Patel, Governor of the Reserve Bank...

TVC meet: vending zones identified

ITANAGAR, May 15: Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan instructed the Naharlagun EAC to initiate process for clearance and setting up of vending zones identified in Naharlagun by the sub-committee. Attending the third meeting of the Town Vending Committee (TVC) held in his conference hall here on Monday, Dhawan sought...

Different communities dwelling together peacefully is the true essence of culture and tradition: Felix

MAHADEVPUR, May 15: 'People of different communities dwelling together peacefully is the true essence of culture and tradition', said Minister of PHE & WS, Bamang Felix while attending the closing ceremony of Lekang Anchalik Rangali Bihu Sanmilan (LARBS) at Mahadevpur on Sunday last. Lauding the various communities, namely Moran, Ahom,...

Residential drama workshop concludes

Balijan, May 15: The 15 days residential drama workshop, organized by the Sanskar Bharati Poorvottar, Arunachal Pradesh concluded on May 14 at VKV Balijan. The main objective of the workshop was to train and select some talented artists for production of drama. The valedictory function was attended by Balijan ZPM Tana...

Prompt action of admin, police lauded

DAPORIJO, May 15: Former MLA and proprietor Rijo Auto Agency, Yari Dulom has lauded the prompt action of the Upper Subansiri District Administration, Superintendent of Police, T Gussar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, M Ete, besides the fire brigade, CRPF, ITBP and police personnel and general public in extinguishing the...

‘Release pending salaries’

ITANAGAR, May 15: In a representation to the Minister for Education on Sunday last, the Central Executive Committee of All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers' Association (AASSATA) has drawn his attention towards non-release of the SSA teachers' two months salary (March and April) and sought early release of the...

ASHAs most important frontline health workers: Dr Tada

ITANAGAR, May 15: 'ASHAs are the most important frontline health workers, and without their involvement, the objectives of the National Health Mission cannot be achieved', said Director Regional Resource Center NE, Dr Bamin Tada. Addressing a five-day refresher training-cum-workshop for certification of district trainers by National Institute of Open Schooling...

10 rotary tillers provided to farmers

LONGDING, May 15: Members of the Zedua Farmers Group, Longding were provided with 10 rotary tillers under the Chief Minister's Agriculture Farm Mechanisation Program with financial assistance from the Longding Deputy Commissioner's untied fund. The individual unit of rotary tillers were procured at a price of Rs 1,20,000, out of...

Training on front office modules of GST portal

NAHARLAGUN, May 15: A training programme on Front Office modules of GST portal for the officers of the Tax & Excise Department began on Monday at NIELIT, Naharlagun and would continue till May 18 next. Tax & Excise Commissioner Marnya Ete urged all the officers to take full advantage of...

Etor Gidii celebrated at Nongkhon Satgharia

Namsai, May 15: Etor Gidii was celebrated with great pomp and gaiety at Nongkhon Satgharia under Lekang circle and its neighbouring villages of Namsai district on May 15. Etor Gidii is the main festival of the Adi community and is celebrated annually on May 15. In this festival, the Adi community...

House gutted in fire

Correspondent RUKSIN, May 15: A semi SPT dwelling house with three rooms owned by one Yater Kakki (Panggam) at Nepali basti near Ruksin check gate was completely burnt down on May 8 last. Properties worth lakhs of rupees, including machineries, valuable ornaments and important documents were destroyed in the fire. However,...

Golden Jubilee Dree football

ZIRO, May 15: Bumer Kids School Veteran Football Club (BKSVFC) and Hari Sports Club Veteran (HSCV) played out a goalless draw on the second day of the Golden Jubilee Dree Veteran Football Championship at Government Ziro Higher Secondary School playground on Monday.

Congress Panchayat leaders join BJP

Tezu, May 15: The executive body of Lohit district unit of Bharatiya Janata Party was conducted at Tezu on May 15, wherein several Congress Panchayat leaders formally joined the party. Prominent among the PRI leaders, who joined the party, included Lohit ZPC Patam Rangmang, ZPMs Haweli Kri (Tezu), Bikeso Tega...

Army conducts Ex-Servicemen’s rally

AALO, May 15: The army garrison at Aalo, under the aegis of 56 Infantry Division, organized an ex-serviceman's rally at Amarveer Tape Yajo Auditorium in Along Military Station on May 14. Addressing the rally, Commander of Aalo Garrison Brigadier J S Budhwar encouraged the ex-servicemen to continue their contribution in...

Orgs extend support to NES’ demand for district creation

ITANAGAR, May 15: The Raga Area Youth Association (RAYA) and All Raga Area Students' Union (ARASU)have both extended their support to the Nyishi Elite Society's(NES) demand seeking early creation of Khamle district. Both the organizations in separate pressreleases on Monday, said that despite the CM's announcement regarding creation of Khamle...

‘Create posts of trained health assistant’

ITANAGAR, May 15: The All Arunachal Unemployed Health Assistant Association (AAUHAA) in a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister on Monday, urged him to take early steps for creation of posts of trained Health Assistant (Junior) in various districts of the state. Drawing the Chief Minister's attention towards the grievances...

ASF Namsai unit writes to SP

Namsai, May 15: The Arunachal Student Federation Namsai district unit has written to the Superintendent of Police alleging that police personnel posted at check point 2-mile, Namsai and at Dirak gate are not performing their duties properly. The student body claimed that the police never check overloaded vehicles, riders without...

Plantation drive

Guwahati, May 15: Members of the Arunachal Christian Fellowship Guwahati (ACFG) carried out a plantation drive at the campus of Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) in Guwahati, Assam on Sunday last to mark the occasion of Mother's Day. EFI Coordinator North East Region, Reverend Abhisekh John, along with ACFG President...

Take consent of affected people

The government of Arunachal has announced a new hydro policy stating that project will come up only if local people agree to it. Government spokesperson PD Sona while participating in a symposium on Sunday shared that Pema Khandu led government will take up hydropower projects only in those places...

Agitational Terrorism

Is Kashmir nearly lost? By Poonam I Kaushish Knots and crosses. Everybody seems to be busy playing this game when it comes to Kashmir. The Centre and State have been tied up in disentangling the knots. Partly succeeding and most of the time failing. For problems are not easy to cross....

One belt one road

Dear Editor, The historical Silk Road was established more than 2000 years ago that linked China, Central Asia and the Arab world. Silk was the most important exports from China. Now China proposed to establish a modern network of railways, roads, waterways, air, pipelines, information highway and utility grids that...

Animal slaughter

Dear Editor, Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to share my views regarding the killing of Stray Animals by the district administration of Upper Subansiri. The step initiated by the district administration is appreciable but I do not support killing of the animals, instead the district administration...

Non-violent Satyagraha

Dear Editor, In 1917 ~ 100 years ago ~ Gandhi began his first great experiment with non-violent Satyagraha in Champaran. However, we must not forget that much before Champaran movement, non-violent Satyagraha had already been tested successful in the laboratory of Swadeshi and Boycott movement in Bengal against the partisan...
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