Daily Archives: July 3, 2017

Situation remains grim, stranded passengers airlifted

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jul 2: Heavy downpour over the past few days crippled the state in surface communication as landslides and flash floods were reported in several places. The Sagalee Additional Deputy Commissioner informed that over hundred passengers from Seppa (East Kameng district) were stranded at Sagalee on Sunday after the...

Rains damage Barapani Bridge, traffic to be affected

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jul 2: Heavy downpour for the last couple of days has caused sinking of ground beneath the Barapani Bridge in Naharlagun,prompting the district administration to prohibit plying of heavy vehicles on the bridge. During heavy rainfall, the rainwater seeps into the bridge through the gaps on its...

Separate time zones

Chief Minister Pema Khandu in an interview with Hindustan Times spoke on the need for a separate time zone for the region to improve work efficiency and save electricity. "We get up as early as 4 am… Several daylight hours are wasted as government offices open only at 10 AM...

Road rage in Itanagar, driver shoots bystander

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jul 2: In a brazen act of daylight shooting, a young man was hit by a bullet that was fired by an angry driver. Reportedly, a white SUV (Fortuner) shot at a Tata Sumo taxi when it was reversing to park. The bullet deflected from the front left...

NH 415 restoration within two days, Itanagar-Jullang-Naharlagun road deteriorating

Staff Reporter NAHARLAGUN, Jul 2: Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan informed that the NH 415 near Dree Ground will be restored in two days time. Reportedly, the PWD Highway has started the restoration work at Dree Ground on NH-415and is expected to restore the road within the next two days. Naharlagun...

Protest against Chinese intrusion

ITANAGAR, Jul 2: The Bharatiya Tibet Sahayog Manch Mahila Bibag of Arunachal Pradesh (BTSMMBAP) held a protest rally at Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar to observe 'black day' against the recent intrusion by China at Sikkim and burnt the effigy of Chinese forces. The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is observing the...

Dree celebration in Itanagar begins

ITANAGAR, Jul 2: Dree Festival celebration in Itanagar began with inauguration of food festival and cultural programme at Dree Ground, Papu Nalah. Inaugurating the food festival, Chairman Food & Civil Supply Ramjo Pordung appreciated the Apatani community for their hardworking nature and said that they can be the role model...

State doctors observe Doctor’s Day

ITANAGAR, Jul 2: The doctor's fraternity in the state celebrated Doctor's Day on Saturday at the state Banquet Hall, which was jointly organized by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Arunachal state branch and the Arunachal Pradesh Doctor's Association (APDA). The day is celebrated nationwide to honour the legendary physician and...

Arunachal girls win regional round K-Pop contest

ITANAGAR, Jul 2: Arunachal girls Janeth Pinggam (14) and Sophia Michi (14) won the vocal category of Assam Regional Round of the K-Pop Contest organised by Bhaoriya, a Guwahati-based cultural organisation, in association with Korean Cultural Centre India, at Guwahati on Friday evening. Janeth is a student of Royal Academy...

Mudang Omo and Taku Yami win Dree marathon

ZIRO, Jul 02: Mudang Omo and Taku Yami won the men's and women's marathon organized by the Central Dree Festival Committee (CDFC) on Sunday to mark the golden jubilee Dree celebration. Both Mudang and Taku took equal time of 62 minutes to cover the distance of 17 km (for men)...

Anshu felicitated by SBI

MUMBAI, Jul 2: Ace mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa was felicitated by State Bank of India in a function held on Saturday at Nehru Centre,Mumbai. The function coincided with 62nd Bank Day celebration. Anshu received a citation and cash award of Rs5 lakh from SBI Chairperson, Arundhati Bhattacharya. SBI was one of the major...

Sona visits KGBV Mechukha

MECHUKHA, Jul 2: Government Spokesperson and Parliamentary Secretary (Tourism) Pasang Dorjee Sona on Sunday paid a maiden visit to Kasturba Gandhi BalikaVidyalaya, Mechukha. Sona interacted with the students and staff and assured to sanction fund for construction of permanent CC boundary wall of the school. He lauded the Onge Welfare...

Jomlo- Mongku to be developed as model village

ITANAGAR, Jul 2: Jomlo- Mongku under Rumgong Assembly Constituency will be developed as model village under Ministry of Tribal Affairs, informed Power and Industries Minister, Tamiyo Taga. Taga, who also is the local MLA, informed this during his visit to the village on July 1. Addressing a public gathering in the...

AEF to offer free education to 50 students

ITANAGAR, Jul 2: Alva's Education Foundation (AEF), Moodbidri, Mangalore (Karnataka) has decided to offer free education to 50 selected students of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland in response to an approach made by Governor P B Acharya. The Foundation will provide education fees of the selected students worth Rs 50,000 (per...

NWS felicitates meritorious students

ITANAGAR, Jul 2: The Nabam Welfare Society (NWS) has felicitated meritorious students of Nabam family, who have shown brilliant results in class X and XII examinations this year. Those felicitated were Nabam Rilum, Nabam Kuku, Nabam Nukum, Nabam Yaji, Nabam Biro, Nabam Taji and Nabam Nyera Hina (class X), Nabam...

Monsoon rain exposes state government

The monsoon fury has hit the state hard with capital region facing the maximum heat. Portion of NH 415 near Dree Ground has been washed away by the torrential rain. Landslide and mudslide has been reported from various parts of capital complex. Heavy rain has caused massive devastation. Every...

Niti Aayog Decisions

Half-baked, need rethink By Shivaji Sarkar The State cannot abandon its duties and abdicate its responsibilities. The NITI Aayog (NY) has to realise this basic point. Unfortunately, it is suggesting steps that are not in the interest of the poor and apparently is favouring abdication of the onerous task of universalising...

The Everyday language of Sexual Violence

Dear Editor, There is a very common and casual language of violence and insensitivity, mainly boys but not specific to them alone, among youth in the capital. I was a witness to such use of language a few days back and as such I felt the need to recount the...

Not really an outsider after all

Dear Editor, Your esteemed daily represents the essence of what our State truly stands for: simple and diverse. In the clamor of chaotic mass media it is the reviews and the articles of this daily on which we rely for authentic, critical, unbiased and undistorted information. Like every other morning...

Money In Swiss Banks: India Slips To 88th Place; UK On Top

ZURICH/NEW DELHI, Jul 2 (PTI): India has slipped to 88th place in terms of money parked by its citizens with Swiss banks, while the UK remains on the top. Also, the money officially held by Indians with banks in Switzerland now accounts for a meagre 0.04 per cent of...

Pakistan Seeks Time On Sending 2007 Samjhauta Blast Witnesses To India

NEW DELHI, Jul 2 (PTI): Pakistan has sought four more months from India for a decision on producing 13 witnesses before a special Haryana court which is trying the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts case in which 68 people were killed. Last month, summons issued by the special National Investigation Agency...

Home Ministry Starts Process Of Recruiting More Women In Paramilitary

NEW DELHI, Jul 2 (PTI): The Home Ministry has started the process of recruiting more women to achieve the target of 33 per cent in the two paramilitary forces -- the CRPF and the CISF - and 15 per cent in the BSF, the SSB and the ITBP. The 33...

Cabinet may consider Rs 17,000 crore hydropower policy this month

New Delhi, Jul 2 (PTI): The Union Cabinet may take up for approval this month the hydropower policy which aims to provide Rs 16,709 crore support for stalled 40 hydel projects, entailing 11,639 MW capacity, and to classify all such ventures as renewable energy. “Power Ministry had finalised the...

Indian parents spend around $19,000 on child’s education: Study

Mumbai, Jul 2 (PTI): Parents in India spend an average USD 18,909 (about Rs 12.22 lakh) towards their child’s education from primary school up to undergraduate level, much lower than the global average of USD 44,221, according to a study. “Parents in India are spending an average of USD...

Wannacry ransomeware attack: India’s largest container port JNPT to conduct IT audit, training to...

Mumbai, Jul 2 (PTI):India’s largest container port JNPT has initiated steps, including a special IT audit and staff training by a Big 4 consultancy firm, to prevent cyber attacks like the one that crippled the operations of one of its terminals last week. One of the terminals at the...

Government promoting social audit of work done under MNREGA

New Delhi, Jul 2 (PTI): The Centre is promoting the social audit of work carried out under MNREGA to bring more transparency in schemes and check corruption, officials said. As part of the social audit, gram sabhas review official records and determine whether state reported expenditures reflect the actual...

Use social media to counter negative publicity against Kashmir: J&K minister Naeem Akhtar to...

New Delhi, Jul 2 (PTI): A Jammu and Kashmir minister has appealed to former chief minister Omar Abdullah to leverage his fan following on social media to counter “negative publicity by a section of national electronic media” against Kashmir and help promote tourism in the Valley. The appeal was...

1,000 cinema halls shut in TN against 30% local tax

Chennai, Jul 2 (PTI) Around 1,000 cinema houses in Tamil Nadu have cancelled screenings against the imposition of 30 per cent local body tax apart from additional tariffs under the new GST regime. "Though the Tamil Nadu Film Exhibitors Association had decided on Friday to cancel shows from July 3,...

LEAP India plans to raise Rs 100 crore via debt

Mumbai, Jul 2 (PTI) City-based supply chain solutions company LEAP India plans to raise Rs 100 crore through debt to expand wooden pallet capacity and increase its footprints. "We have raised around Rs 110 crore last year through Series B funding from existing as well as new investors. We are...

Two quakes rock NE states

Guwahati, Jul 2 (PTI) Two earthquakes of slight intensity struck Assam and neighbouring states today but there was no report of any loss or damage so far. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the first quake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale struck Assam at 10.14 am. Its epicentre was Kokrajhar...
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