Daily Archives: July 12, 2017

14 feared dead in Laptap

Staff reporter ITANAGAR, Jul 11: In a horrific incident, 14 people are feared buried alive in Laptap village under Toru circle of Papum Pare district after a massive landslide occurred at around 2.30 PM on Tuesday and buried five houses and caused large scale damage. Till the time of filing this...

Reclaiming her territory

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Nature always wins when there's a battle between her and those she shelters; she's the mother after all, and she probably has plans of teaching her spoilt children some lessons on environmental protection. This was evident when a few days of incessant rainfall left Arunachal Pradesh...

APCC takes a dig at NDA Govt for lip service

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) accused the Central Government of delivering only lip service to Arunachal Pradesh. While highlighting how the state has been experiencing never seen before natural calamities triggered by incessant rains, land and mud slides, APCC President Takam Sanjoy said that the BJP-led...

Schools closed, relief camps notified

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The district administration has closed all schools within the Capital Complex for one week till further orders. The step was necessitated for the safety and security of the students, said DC Prince Dhawan in a statement. Meanwhile, the administration has notified Kingcup School, Garden Dew School, Gyan...

Food crisis in Bameng

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Bameng in East Kameng is facing shortage of food items as the area remains cut off from the rest of the state for 19 days due to heavy landslide. As per information received from Bameng ADC, T Messar, there was an acute shortage of ration items in...

Arunachal signs MoU with GeM

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government e-Marketplace (GeM), an online market platform to facilitate procurement of goods and services by various Ministries and agencies of the government on Monday in Delhi. Presently, more than 40,000 products in about 150 product categories...

Capital traffic advisory

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The Capital Complex Administration has enforced one-way traffic on NH-415 and Jully roads connecting the twin capital towns of Itanagar and Naharlagun. As part of the arrangement, vehicles coming from Naharlagun to Itanagar will be diverted through Jully road and vehicles going to Naharlagun from Itanagar will...

Survey on social consumption,health, education, Swachh Bharat

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Minister of Education and Economics and Statistics, Honchun Ngandam inaugurated the three days State Level Training Camp on 75th Round National Sample Survey (NSS) Household Social Consumption on Health & Education and Swachh Bharat on Tuesday in Itanagar. Around 80 participants from different parts of the state...

Community awareness programmeon disaster management

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The District Disaster Management Authority Capital Complex, in collaboration with the National Disaster Response Force, Chimpu organised a community awareness programme on basic do's and don'ts of Disaster Management in Itanagar. During the programme, the NDRF team led by inspector Rana Kumar gave brief demonstration on the...

World Population Day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: World Population Day was observed in the state with a call to all eligible couples to adopt family planning to stop population explosion. Addressing a meeting at Siddharth Hall here, organized by the National Health Mission, Naharlagun as part of World Population Day observation, Arunachal Pradesh State...

State battles monsoon fury, DCM reviews situation

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The Deputy Chief Minister on Tuesday reviewed the flood situation and extent of damages with Commissioner (PWD) and Chief Engineers of PWDs. He advised them to keep the road links through by engaging all available departmental resources to ensure movement of essential commodities within the state uninterrupted. The...

Concession in engineering seats

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Alva's Education Foundation, Moodbidri, Karnataka has offered to provide 10 engineering seats for students from Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh at a concession. The seats are being offered at the initiative of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P B Acharya. For Mechanical Engineering seats, a total of Rs 2, 68,000...

Create awareness on man-made disaster: Governor

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P B Acharya advised the state government, particularly the Department of Disaster Management to create more awareness and take necessary precautionary measures to avert man-made disasters. He has also cautioned the people to take preventive steps to protect against natural calamities. The Governor has...

Govt urged to reconsider decision

ITANAGAR, Jul 11:  In a representation to the Chief Minister on Tuesday, the All Arunachal Pradesh Contractual Employees' Association (AAPCEA) has appealed to reconsider the decision regarding SSA regularization policy saying that the government cannot change the policy abruptly as it curtails the right of experienced SSA teachers. The...

Sagalee mourns deaths in IAF chopper crash

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The people of Sagalee deeply mourned the death of four people in the July 4 helicopter accident at Sopo Yuha area near Hostallam village. Wing Commander M S Dhillon, Flight Lieutant P K Singh, Flight Engineer Sergeant Gujjar and IRBn jawan Nada Limbing were killed in the...

Mutchu assures help to agro-based industries

ROING, Jul 11: Local MLA Mutchu Mithi assured his all possible help to set up agro-based industries in Lower Dibang Valley district. Mutchu, who attended an awareness campaign to set up agro-based industry in the district organized by the Department of Agriculture at Roing recently, advised the farmers to submit...

Library must be made available to the public: Governor

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Governor P B Acharya said he was impressed by the large collection of e-books in the Public Library cum e-library named after visionary leader Nanji Deshmukh, managed by a Non-Governmental Organization at Vivek Vihar. The Governor, who visited the library on Tuesday, said that the library with...

ACS seeks recruitment under Police Dept

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The Arunachal Civil Society (ACS), in a memorandum, has appealed to the Chief Minister for recruitment against vacant posts under the Police Department. The ACS stated that there were 306 vacant posts for appointment of widows on companionate ground and more than 300 Group D posts lying...

Govt keen on modernizationof Emergency Services: DGP

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: Arunachal Pradesh DGP, Sandeep Goel said that the government is taking keen interest in modernization of Fire and Emergency Services Department in the state by providing advance fire fighting as well as search and rescue equipment to face the challenges during any kind of disaster. He was...

Students’ union draws attention of Edn Minister towards poor education scenario

ITANAGAR, Jul 11: The All Nyishi Students' Union (ANSU) has drawn the attention of the state Minister for Education and Libraries towards the issues affecting the education scenario in Kurung Kumey, Kra Daadi, Papum Pare, East Kameng, Upper Subansiri and Lower Subansiri districts.  In a representation to the...

Uttar Pradesh Budget Presented, Provides For Rs. 36,000 Crore Farm Loan Waiver

LUCKNOW, July 11 (PTI): Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal today presented the first budget of the Yogi Adityanath government for 2017-18 in the state Assembly, which provides for Rs. 36,000 crore as farm loan waiver. In his speech, he said the budget would take the state forward on the...

US Firm Accused Of Paying $1.18 Million To Indian Officials For Highway Contracts

WASHINGTON, July 11 (PTI): A Boston-based construction engineering firm allegedly paid a bribe of US $1.18 million to officials of the National Highway Authority of India between 2011 and 2015 to bag contracts, the US Justice Department has said, prompting the Indian government to order a probe into the...

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina writes to PM Modi, vows to work together to counter...

New Delhi, July 11 (PTI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has written to her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, condemning the “heinous” terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims and reaffirming her country’s support to India at this “difficult hour”. Hasina also reiterated Bangladesh’s “zero tolerance” policy against terrorism and vowed to...

Renewable energy long-term demand outlook is positive: ICRA

Mumbai, July 11 (PTI): Owing to improving cost-competitiveness of the wind and solar power coupled with favourable policy support from both Central and state governments, the long-term demand outlook for renewable energy (RE) sector looks strong, says ICRA. According to a study by the rating agency, the improving cost...

Jammu And Kashmir Government Announce Rs. 5 Lakh Reward For Bus Driver

SRINAGAR, July 11 (PTI): The Jammu and Kashmir government and Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) today separately announced rewards of total Rs. 5 lakh for Sheikh Saleem Gafoor, the driver of the bus of Amarnath pilgrims which came under terror attack last night in Anantnag. The rewards have been announced...

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: International community condemns killing of pilgrims

New Delhi, July 11 (PTI): Condemnation against the Amarnath attack poured in from the international community today, with the US “deploring” the strike and Germany saying it “resolutely stands” by India in the fight against terrorism and extremism. Nepal’s foreign affairs ministry, in a release, also strongly condemned the...

78 Indians Released By Pakistan Return To India

ATTARI/AMRITSAR, July 11 (PTI): Seventy-seven Indian fishermen and a person from Bihar, who were imprisoned in a Karachi jail, returned to India after being released by Pakistan. Pakistan, in a goodwill gesture, yesterday handed over the 78 prisoners to the Border Security Force (BSF) at a joint check post...

Lalu Yadav’s Daughter Misa Bharti Questioned In Rs. 8,000 Crore Money Laundering Case

NEW DELHI, July 11 (PTI): Rashtriya Janata Dal lawmaker and Lalu Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti today appeared before the enforcement directorate in connection with the probe in a Rs. 8,000 crore money laundering case. Ms Bharti, the daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, deposed before the investigating officer (IO) of...

Darjeeling unrest: Food and essential supplies dry up in hills

Darjeeling (wb), July 11 (PTI): With supplies drying up and the indefinite strike in the Darjeeling hills entering its 27th day today, all eyes are set on the all-party meeting scheduled to be held today in Mirik area of the hills. The all-party meeting, convened by the Gorkha Janmukti...

Ujjwala scheme to enable women to cook in healthy environment:Sonowal

Guwahati, Jul 11 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme would enable poor women to live a life of dignity and cook in a healthy environment. "Most poor families are used to conventional mode of cooking using hazardous fire wood which create unhealthy...
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