Daily Archives: May 19, 2017

Home Ministry convenes meeting with Himalayan states

New Delhi, May 18: Development of roads, bridges and other infrastructure along the 3,488 km-long Sino-Indian border will be at the top of the agenda during a day-long meeting of chief ministers of five Himalayan states convened by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Gangtok on Saturday. The move comes...

Planning and finance department to merge

ITANAGAR, May 18: The state cabinet which met on Thursday took several major decisions. While sharing content of the cabinet meet in the micro-blogging site Twitter, Chief Minister Pema Khandu informed that the government has decided to amalgamate the planning and finance departments into an integrated department which will...

Empty health centres and absentee officials in Tezu-Wakro

TEZU, May 18: In a bid to get an accurate picture of the functioning of various health centres in the district, a team of district administration visited several health centres of Tezu and Wakro, and found many employees absent and centres closed. During these inspections, DC Danish Ashraf checked the...

Pema seeks centre support for establishing Agri and Horti institutes

ITANAGAR, May 18: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has sought the centre's support for a full-fledged Agriculture University and a Centre of Excellence for Horticulture to be established in Arunachal. Pema conveyed this to Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Sudharshan Bhagat, who called on him at his...

Tine Mena’s house gutted in fire

ROING, May 18: In an utterly tragic event, the house of the first woman Everester of the state, Tine Mena, located in Do kilo (2 kms from Roing town) was gutted after being engulfed in a fire. As per information, the fire that broke out at around 5 this morning,...

Papum Pare Music Festival starts

ITANAGAR, May 18: The three days Papum Pare Music festival started on Thursday at Green lake Eco Tourism Park in Jully village. Inaugurating the festival, Former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that music never dies, rather it passes on from generation to generation. "Music knows no boundary and acts as...

Chasen Lowang; a martyr’s wife

ITANAGAR, May 18: There she was, a martyr's wife, jotting down points and practising a speech in her hotel room. She was expected to give a speech during the grand opening of the first edition of the state level Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy-2017. Chasen Lowang, wife of Havildar Hangpan Dada,...

Kaso appeals to BJP workers to remain united

ITANAGAR, MAY 18: Parliamentary Secretary for PWD, UD cum local MLA Techi Kaso said that major infrastructure projects like Arunachal Pradesh Civil Secretariat, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, the upcoming MLA hostel, the four lane road and several other projects are coming up in the Capital Complex and in various...

Domkhrong Hydro Project to be ready by 2018

ITANAGAR, May 18: Legislative Assembly Speaker T N Thongdok visited the Domkhrong Hydro Project at Samphung village. The project which was started in the 1995-96 is yet to be commissioned due to various technical problems. The project will now be commissioned by March 2018. The Speaker has decided to install new...

TVC identifies six vending zones in Capital Complex

ITANAGAR, May 18: In order to regularize the street vendors/ hawkers as per the Arunachal Pradesh Street Vendor (Protection of Livelihood and Regulations of street vending) Act, 2011, the Capital Administration has carried out verification of the proposed areas submitted by the sub-committees of Town Vending Committee (TVC) on...

Bamang Tago joins BJP

ITANAGAR, May 18: Bamang Tago, who is currently Chairman of the State Sports Authority, has formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during the executive meeting of the Kurung Kumey District BJP unit at Koloriang on May 17. Tago was a close ally of former Congress Chief Minister Nabam Tuki...

Villagers demand fund for Zirdo-Jime link road, threaten to boycott polls

ZIRDO, May 18: The people of Jime village have appealed to the Chief Minister to sanction fund for construction of rural link road to Jime from Zirdo village immediately. In a representation to the Chief Minister, Gojum Riba, on behalf of the villagers, also demanded appropriate action against those who...

DA warns people from swimming in Midpu

DOIMUKH May 18: In view of frequent drowning cases in Pare river stretch at Midpu, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Papum Pare has put up a warning signboard at the disaster prone area of the river. Doimukh Zilla Parishad Member Tana Yayo said that till now 15 drowning cases...

Anshu recommended for Adventure Promotion Officer

ITANAGAR, May 18: State Directorate of Youth Affairs has recommended Anshu Jamsenpa for the post of Adventure Promotion Officer (APO), along with three others for excellence in mountaineering and adventure sports. Informing this in a release on Thursday, Director Youth Affairs, D K Dinglow said that the Youth Affairs Department...

CM mourns Union Minister Dave’s demise

ITANAGAR, May 18: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has expressed grief over the demise of Union Minister for Environment and Forest and veteran BJP leader, Anil Madhav Dave, who breathed his last on Thursday. Born on 6 July, 1956, Anil Dave was involved in social work right from his early days...

APST service sought

ITANAGAR, May 18: In a representation to the Department of State Transport General Manager on Thursday, the 12th Pakke-Kessang Youth Forum (12 PKYF) has drawn his attention towards the inadequate means of direct transportation between various remote places of East Kameng district to Itanagar and sought early introduction of...

AEKDSU alleges illegal construction activities at Seppa

SEPPA, May 18: Alleging illegal construction of buildings by few individuals in Seppa, the All East Kameng District Students Union (AEKDSU) has appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to stop such construction activities at the earliest till prior permission is obtained from concerned authorities. In a memorandum to the DC, the...

State level Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy

ITANAGAR, May 18: Following are the day-3 results of state level Hangpan Dada Memorial football matches of both men and women played in SLSA Sports Complex, Chimpu on Thursday. Men's Football: Match between Lohit Vs Kra Daadi remains draw 1-1; Capital Complex beat Dibang Valley 6-1; Kurung Kumey beat Changlang...

Dree Beach Volleyball Tournament begins

ZIRO, May 18: Holiday Time has defeated the Lets Volleyball Club by 15-14, 10-15, 15-11 in the inaugural match of the Dree Beach Volleyball Tournament played at Government Higher Secondary School Ziro ground on Thursday. In the second match, Papho Club defeated Sojang Lapang Sports Club by 14-15, 15-6, 15-12....

Moloya Goswami to get Yamin Hazarika Award

ITANAGAR, May 18: The Yamin Hazarika Woman of Substance Award 2017 will be presented to noted actor Moloya Goswami on May 21. Moloya Goswami is the first Assamese actor to win the National Film Award for Best Actress for the performance in the Assamese film 'Firingoti' (1992). Noted writer Eli...

Mega dance workshop at Roing

Correspondent ROING, May 18: A summer mega dance workshop was conducted by the 'Royal J Crew', an upcoming local dance group, under the guidance of choreographers Rahul Das, Rohan Rai and Vicky Yadav, who had arrived from Guwahati and Tinsukia for the workshop. Organisor of the workshop, Somit Mena said that...

Farmer-scientist interaction prog at Basar

BASAR, May 18: In all, 50 participants and PRI members from Bam and its nearby villages took part in a farmer-scientist interaction on organic farming, organized by the Department of Agriculture at New Bam village, Basar on Thursday. During the programme, Agriculture Assistant Director, Toli Bam highlighted the importance of...

Etor festival celebration

Correspondent RUKSIN, May 18: Etor festival of the Adis is celebrated with traditional fervor for bumper harvest of the crops and well being of livestock. The four-day festive celebration, which started on May 15 last has come to an end this evening. The community, during the festive occasion fence their villages...

Forest dept need to remain alert

The arrest of four Arunachalee citizens for allegedly trying to sell skin and bones of leopard in Assam is an eye opener for everyone. Assam police arrested the 4 person at Dafalagarh Tea Estate under Biswanath district. Hopefully this will awake the forest officials of Arunachal. Often it is...

Corruption In Public Life

Politicians must alter outlook By Dhurjati Mukherjee Political corruption has once again come into sharp focus. Income tax raid on Lalu Prasad’s associates, CBI raid on P Chidambaram’s son Karti and allegations of corruption by Arvind Kejriwal from his ex-minister have hit the headlines this summer season. While Opposition may scream...

Questionable selection of the beneficiaries

Dear Editor, Over the years, successive governments both at the centre and the state have launched numerous schemes to encourage local unemployed youths to take up self employment avenues including CM's Agri-Mechanisation program, CM's Paryatan Vikas Yojana, PMEGP etc. While all these measures are initiated with a clear cut motive...

Shun the rarest of the rare yardstick

Dear Editor, Your editorial, "SC sends out strong message" (May 6) rightly says, ~ "Hopefully strong punishment meted out to killers of Nirbhaya will send out loud and strong message." However, very recent incidents of brutal rape and murder in Odisha and demonic gangrape and killing in Haryana's Rohtak underscore...

Swipe machine

Dear Editor, Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to appeal the concern department and MLA of 24th Constituency Dikto yekar to implement Swipe machine system for fund transfer through debit card and Credit cards. Public of Daporijo have to suffer a lot for cash withdrawals and money...

India heaves a sigh of relief as ICJ stays Jadhavs execution

New Delhi/Mumbai, May 18 (PTI) India today heaved a collective sigh of relief after the International Court of Justice stayed the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, with political leaders hailing the order, and the former navymans friends erupting in joy and bursting firecrackers. Harish Salve, Indias attorney at ICJ, the UNs...

India, Singapore Navies Begin Mega Exercise In South China Sea

NEW DELHI, May 18 (PTI): Navies of India and Singapore today began a seven-day-long mega maritime exercise in the South China Sea which has been witnessing a growing Chinese assertiveness. Four warships of the Indian Navy and long range anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8l are participating in the SIMBEX (Singapore-India Maritime...
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