Daily Archives: July 10, 2017

Arunachal devastated by landslides and floods, minor dead

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jul 9: Heavy rain has caused massive destruction across the state with all the rivers on spate and landslides blocking several roads including the Hoj-Potin-Ziro-Daporijo road. While Kameng, Siang, Yomgo Rivers are flowing above danger level affecting several families in Seppa, Mebo Sub-division and Aalo, state Capital is...

Nyorch water pipe line washed away, triggers water crisis

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jul 9: The flooding Pachin River has reportedly washed away Nyorch water supply line that runs though the river near Helipad Naharlagun on Sunday. The line caters water to Naharlagun and Nirjuli townships. With the massive damage, there is going to be a major drinking water crisis in both...

Likha Yaja; breaking the glass ceiling

When a woman engages in a job that has been identified as a “man’s job” by the society for ages, she often ends up putting more efforts to prove her critiques wrong and show that no work asks a person its gender. Similar is the story of 36-year-old Likha Yaja...

IJU condemns attack on journo, writes to PCI

ITANGAR, Jul 9: The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) has condemned the attack on senior journalist and Associate Editor of Arunachal Times Ranjit Sinha near the heavily guarded Civil Secretariat in Itanagar on 6 July night. In a statement released on Sunday, IJU president S N Sinha, Secretary General Amar Devulapalli...

Achievers felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jul 9: Galo Welfare Society (GWS) felicitated the meritorious students and achievers belonging to the community in a function organized by its Human Resource and Education Promotion Committee on July 8. Thirty-five Class X students, who scored CGPA 10, 11 Class XII toppers, 5 various entrance toppers, 2 undergraduate...

Rilla is Miss Apatani-2017

ZIRO, Jul 9: Tamo Rilla was crowned Miss Apatani-2017 on Saturday night at Dree Ground Nenchalya here. She also won the Miss Popularity sub-title. Rilla was awarded cash prize of Rs 1 lakh along with a trophy. The first and second runners up titles went to Ngilyang Mica and Rubu Noomphy and...

AAPSU to carry out educational & health survey

ITANAGAR, Jul 9: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has decided to launch "Educational and Health Survey-2017". The Union has endorsed the survey work to its federal units, i.e, the District Students' Union who will visit all the government educational institutes and health centres of the districts to find...

Animal health camp cum awareness prog

DAPORIJO, Jul 9: The Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary at the initiative of Payeng Anchal Samity Chairperson Tadam Haging Cherom organized animal health camp cum awareness programmes at various places under Payeng circle. The animal health camps were conducted at Maying Moring (Pakba), Paktung villages and Taliha in view...

FFA delegation calls on Director General of DD

ITANAGAR, Jul 9: A team of Film Federation of Arunachal (FFA) on Sunday called on the Doodarshan Kendra Director General Supriya Sahu at her office in New Delhi, and discussed the problems faced by the film makers of the state. The FFA team consisting of its vice president (Admin) Tai...

National Students Day

ITANAGAR, Jul 9: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) observed the 68th National Students Day in its state office here on July 9. NEC Member Dr. Joram Aniya Tana briefed about the role of youth and students in nation building. Earlier in the morning, ABVP flag was hoisted by State President Agin...

Union defends Waii

ITANAGAR, Jul 9: The Arunachal Tribal Union (ATU) throwing its weight behind Home Minister has termed the allegation by United Organisation of Arunachal Pradesh and All Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption Students Union against Kumar Waii as baseless and unfounded. In a statement, ATU stated that allegation was a political propaganda to...

Exposure tour

ITANAGAR, Jul 9: The Young Mission Adventure Club (YMAC), a Aalo based NGO has conducted Potato training cum exposure visit to Central Potato Research Station at Shillong, Meghalaya recently. Altogether 35 farmers from Darak and Yomcha circle of West Siang district attended the programe. The objective of the exposure...

Hoping for positive impact

The much talked about rational transfer and posting of government school teacher has been finally effected by the education department. As per report in local media, department has ordered mass transfer of 268 Primary and Trained Graduate Teachers within Capital Complex while 563 teachers have been transferred in West...

India-Israel Ties

From closet to closest ally? Dr D K Giri (Visiting Prof, International Politics, JMI) Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel, first ever by an Indian Prime Minster is indeed an historic event, for both countries. Modi was given the top-most reception with the ‘highest protocol team’ led by Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu himself....

Find solution to Gorkha demands

Dear Editor, Gorkhas have been living in different parts of the India and mainly northeast India since time immemorial. They have fought and died for the country - be it World wars, the 1962 Sino-Indian war or the 1971 war with Pakistan. Gorkhas are peaceful, friendly and co-operative and always stay...

Racism and India

Dear Editor, Series of barbaric atrocities on innocent Black African students in "modern" Bangalore to the humiliation and expulsion of a Khasi lady from a Golf Club in "progressive" New Delhi -- the series of physical and psychological assaults upon the "aliens" serve as direct proof how this "elite" nation...

Kudos to the CM

Dear Editor, Our young and dynamic Chief Minister Pema Khandu deserves a big round of applause for reining in the RWD and cancelling the scheduled J.E exam at the last moment. This is a big blow to the concerned authorities of RWD who were making a desperate bid of conducting...

India new global growth pole, to keep lead over China: Harvard study

NEW DELHI, Jul 09 (PTI): India has emerged as the economic pole of global growth by surpassing China and is expected to maintain its lead over the coming decade, says a new study by Harvard University. According to the Harvard University's Center for International Development (CID) growth projections, India will...

PM Modi speaks to Assam CM, takes stock of flood situation

NEW DELHI, Jul 09 (PTI): Concerned over the grim flood condition in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and took stock of the prevailing situation in the state. The PM assured the Assam CM of all central help. During the telephonic conversation, the...

India slams Pakistan for glorifying Burhan Wani

New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) India today hit out at Pakistan for glorifying militant commander Burhan Wani, saying Islamabad's terror support and sponsorship need to be condemned by 'one and all'. In a strongly worded tweet, External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Gopal Baglay said, " First @ForeignOfficePk read frm banned LeT's...

‘World Bank Report On Ease Of Doing Business In India Contains Anomalies’

NEW DELHI, Jul 09 (PTI): The World Bank's findings on ease of doing business contain anomalies and do not truly reflect the reforms undertaken by India so far, especially with respect to taxes, says a commerce and industry ministry official. These issues were flagged at a meeting with a visiting...

Technology, internet can bridge gap in education: Prez

New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) The spread of technology, telecom penetration and Internet has offered an opportunity to bridge the divide in education in terms of access and quality which must be seized, President Pranab Mukherjee said today. Mukherjee was speaking at the inauguration of three digital initiatives in the...

Defence Ministry Probe Names Two Former Army Chiefs In Adarsh Scam

NEW DELHI, Jul 09 (PTI): Two former army chiefs -- General N C Vij and General Deepak Kapoor -- and several other retired military officials have been named by a high-level inquiry committee appointed by the defence ministry for their alleged complicity in the Adarsh Housing Society scam in...

Muslims ‘Educationally Most Disadvantaged’ Among Minorities: Panel

NEW DELHI, Jul 09 (PTI): Muslims are the "educationally most disadvantaged community" among the minorities, a panel formed by a government-funded agency has said, advocating a three-tier model to tackle the educational backwardness. The panel has recommended that the communities be empowered through a three-tier model of institutions--central schools,...

Two Indian Firms Bid For Equipment Supply For Iran’s Chabahar Port

NEW DELHI, Jul 09 (PTI): Two major Indian companies have bid for supplying key equipment for the strategic Chabahar Port in Iran, while process is on to expand the financial eligibility criteria to attract more bidders, an official said. This comes against the backdrop of India being keen on expediting...

Rajnath Singh Assures Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling Of Security Of NH 10

NEW DELHI, Jul 09 (PTI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today assured the Sikkim government that the Centre will ensure the security of national highway 10, the lifeline of the landlocked state, which is facing crisis of essential commodities in the wake of protests and counter-protests over the demand...

GST Body To Check Tax Evasion Gets New Chief

NEW DELHI, Jul 09 (PTI): Indian Revenue Service officer John Joseph has been appointed Director General of the GST Intelligence or DG GSTI, a body tasked with checking evasion of Goods and Services Tax or GST. He is currently posted in Mumbai and is likely to take charge soon. Mr...

Ahmedababd UNESCO tag shows heritage not a burden: experts

New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) Now that Ahmedabad has been declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO, historians, urban planners and others hope that policy-makers will stop looking at heritage as a "burden". The historic city of Gujarat, said to be founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in the 15th century,...

Sonowal seeks Centre’s help for broader internet connectivity in Assam

Guwahati, Jul 9 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has urged the Centre to initiate actions to set up a fibre (broadband) grid aimed at connecting every household with internet in the state. To connect all households with internet, the chief minister had a talk with Union Electronics and Information...

Voda plans more investment in NE, aims double-digit growth

Guwahati, Jul 9 (PTI) Vodafone India, which has invested over Rs 700 crore in the North East in the last one year, has said it will further ramp up investment in the region as the telecom major aims a healthy double-digit growth this fiscal. "The North East is an important...
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