Daily Archives: May 18, 2017

Four Arunachal men arrested by Assam Forest officials

ITANAGAR, May 17: The Forest officials of Assam, along with the Assam Police have arrested four men from Arunachal Pradesh at Dafalagarh Tea Estate in Biswanath district of Assam on Tuesday evening for allegedly trying to sell leopard skin and bones. The arrested have been identified as Techi Atung (35),...

Karate players bring laurels to state

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, May 17: Arunachal Pradesh won 19 medals, including five gold, six silver and eight bronze medals to finish sixth in the KAI National Sub-Junior, Cadet, Junior and Under 21 Karate Championship, 2017 held in Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi from May 10 to 13. Of the five...

AITF appeals ABK, GWS to restraint on L/Siang boundary issue

ITANAGAR, May 17: Concerned over the volatile press statements from both the Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) and Galo Welfare Society (GWS) regarding the political boundary of the new Lower Siang district, the Arunachal Indigenous Tribes' Forum (AITF) has appealed to members of both Adi and Galo community-based organizations to...

CM warns UD Department on Convention Hall

ITANAGAR, May 17: An upset Chief Minister Pema Khandu has warned the Urban Development (UD) Department to complete the construction of Convention Hall at Indira Gandhi Park by December 2017, with caution that failure to do so may attract necessary action from the state government. He said this after inspecting...

Capital DC seeks people’s cooperation

ITANAGAR, May 17: Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner, Prince Dhawan has sought the cooperation of city dwellers to keep the capital city clean. Expressing concern over accumulation of garbage on road sides of the NH-415 and elsewhere in Itanagar region, the DC said that everybody should shoulder the responsibility. "All need to...

Orgs urge GoAP to fulfil demands of NES

ITANAGAR, May 17: The All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU), All Pakke-Kessang, Pijeriang, Dissing-Passo, Seijosa Students' Union (APPDSSU) and All East Kameng District Students' Union (AEKDSU) have appealed to the state government to fulfil the demands of the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) at the earliest. The APPDSU, APPDSSU and...

DC calls for expediting works

HAWAI, May 17: Anjaw Deputy Commissioner Mamata Riba asked the departments executing various Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) to expedite all the work, while also maintaining quality. Chairing the District Level Monitoring Committee meeting held on Tuesday to review the progress of various CSSs under SIDF, BADP, NEC, NLCPR, PM's package,...

GAF demands proper market linkage

NEW DELHI, May 17: The Green Arunachal Foundation (GAF) has urged the Centre to develop proper market linkage for the farmers with the rest of India to sell its produces. The GAF, led by its Chairman Takam Tatung and member R M Lalum on Tuesday evening called upon Minister of...

Demand for cancellation of land allotment reiterated

ITANAGAR, May 17: A group of people under the banner of "Ek Prayass", an NGO, has reiterated its demands for immediate cancellation of approved land allotment in Anne Donyi Park in Seppa Township to eight individuals. In a representation submitted to the Land Management Secretary, a group of five people...

Arunachal IGNOU campus director dies

IMPHAL, May 17: Regional director of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Arunachal Pradesh campus Dr Joseph Kuba was found dead in Tampha Hotel on Tuesday night, an official report said. The deceased hailed from Maram under Senapati district. He was reportedly on a vacation and had been staying in...

Pasighat gets GI tipping dustbins

PASIGHAT, May 17: The Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) has begun the process of installing GI tipping dustbins under the Swachh Bharat Mission. Parliamentary Secretary (Disaster Management) Kaling Moyong launched the city-wide installation by unveiling the foundation plaque at Gandhi Chowk, Pasighat Market, on Wednesday. He hoped that such initiatives would facilitate...

HSCV lift Dree Veteran Football Championship trophy

ZIRO, May 17: The Hari Sports Club Veteran (HSCV) won the Golden Jubilee Dree Veteran Football Trophy defeating Bumer Memorial School Veteran Football Club (BMSVFC) 3-2 in the final played at Government Ziro Higher Secondary School playground on Wednesday. The match was evenly poised until the 24th minute, when Hano...

Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy

ITANAGAR, May 17: Following is the day-2 results of Hangpan Dada Memorial football matches of both men and women played in SLSA Sports Complex, Chimpu on Wednesday. Men's Football: Upper Subansiri beat Lower Subansiri 2-0, Namsai beat Tirap 7-2, Anjaw beat Longding 4-1, West Kameng beat Upper Siang 3-1, Women's Football:...

DC asks administration to remain monsoon prepared

AALO, May 17: West Siang Deputy Commissioner, Gamli Padu has stressed on administrative preparedness on any monsoon-related unforeseen disasters at the district, subdivision and circle levels and insisted on disaster management response plan and departmental contingency plans by all line departments. Addressing a District Disaster Management Meeting held under his...

Governor and Chief Minister congratulate Anshu

ITANAGAR, May 17: Arunachal Pradesh Governor P B Acharya and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have congratulated Anshu Jamsenpa for summiting the Mount Everest for the fourth time. As per reports, Jamsenpa from Bomdila in West Kameng district unfurled the Indian tricolour on Mt Everest at 9 AM (IST), Tuesday for...

Mopin cup badminton tournament concludes

Tawang, May 17: In order to commemorate Mopin festival, a Mopin cup badminton tournament conducted at Tawang concluded on Tuesday. Tenzin Tsetim and Sonam Chombey emerged victorious in the men's doubles. Representing Lumla Sports Club, the duo beat Dr Rinchin Neema and Tsering Tashi of Jang Sports Club. The tournament started...

APSLSA conducts legal awareness camp at DBYC

ITANAGAR, May 17: The Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) organized a daylong legal awareness camp at Don Bosco Youth Centre (DBYC) here on Wednesday. Addressing 76 trainees from various districts, APSLSA Member Secretary Budi Habung highlighted the roles and responsibilities of the SLSA, with special references to provisions...

PS assures parking solution

DIRANG, May 17: Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Family Welfare cum local MLA Phurpa Tsering has assured to come out with an amicable solution to curb the ever-increasing parking problem of local taxis that has been creating chaos in the township for some time. The assurance from Tsering came after...

ADC office without officers, claims ASM

MECHUKA, May 17: Claiming that the public of Mechuka Sub-Division are facing numerous hardships due to absence of employees at the Additional Deputy Commissioner's Office Mechuka, ASM Tochuk Padu fervently appealed to the higher authorities to look into the matter. The ASM in a release stated that ever since the...

ASM passes away

Basar, May 17: Pagi II Anchal Samity Gram Chairperson, Gomi Riba passed away on May 16 after a brief illness at the Community Health Center, Basar. Gomi was 34, and is survived by his parents, brother and wife. Gomi had been elected as Gram Panchayat Members of Pagi II and...

Junket tour in guise of promoting tourism

In order to promote Arunachal tourism a team of officials, tour operators and cultural troupe is travelling to Thailand on last week of this month. The tour organized by the department of tourism is part of Arunachal Tourism Road Show-2017. Strangely government is sending senior IAS officers like Chief...

India-Lanka Ties

National, not state subject   By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) After a long gap of 28 years, the visit of Indian Prime Minister to Sri Lanka is an event bound to attract regional reaction as well as global attention. The visit is part of India’s mission to establish and...

Highlighting Policy Inconsistencies in the Department of Education

Dear Editor, With reference to the above cited, I would like to highlight some of the policy inconstancies being practiced by the Department of Education. First of all, the new state government under the dynamic young Chief Minister Pema Khanduiji had announced for the conduct of time bound DPC twice every...

Pak violates ceasefire in Balakote,1700 shifted to safer areas

Jammu, May 17 (PTI) Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire again today by firing on forward posts along the LoC in Balakote sector of Jammu of Kashmir. "Pakistan army resorted to firing on forward posts along the LoC in Balakote sector from 0050 hours today," a defence spokesman said. Pakistan troops also...

Cabinet clears proposal to build ten atomic reactors

New Delhi, May 17: Seeking to ramp up Indias domestic nuclear power production, the Union cabinet today cleared a proposal to indigenously build 10 atomic reactors, the largest ever approval granted for such facilities in one go. Once completed, the 10 reactors of 700 MW each will give much needed...

MRSAM firing at extended range from INS Kochi successful

Mumbai, May 17 (PTI): INS Kochi of Western Naval Command has successfully conducted trial firing of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM), the Indian Navy said today. The ship successfully tracked and intercepted a 'low- flying high-speed target' at enhanced range with pin-point accuracy yesterday, said an official...

Good people should join politics: Javadekar

New Delhi , May 17 (PTI): There was need for "good people" to enter politics, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said today. "If good people do not enter politics then the bad will come because there cannot be a vacuum," Javadekar said at the launch of a residential Post-Graduate programme on...

BJP, Cong, AAP given 15 days more to explain foreign funds

New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) The ruling BJP, the Congress and the AAP, which were asked by the Centre to furnish details of the sources of their overseas funding, have been given 15 days more to file their replies. The Ministry of Home Affairs, in separate communications to the parties,...

India eyes all-electric car fleet by 2030, says Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, May 17 (PTI): India is looking at having an all-electric car fleet by 2030 with an express objective of lowering the fuel import bill and running cost of vehicles. “We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way. We are going to make electric...

Indian Navy foils piracy attempt on Liberian vessel in Gulf of Aden

New Delhi, May 17 (PTI): The Indian Navy has thwarted a piracy attempt on a Liberian vessel in the Gulf of Aden, in a swift operation involving marine commandos and an armed chopper. The Navy’s warship INS Sharda, deployed in Gulf of Aden for anti-piracy mission, swung into action after...
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