Daily Archives: July 13, 2017

Laptap; one village, 14 coffins

LAPTAP, Jul 12: A pall of gloom descended over Laptap village as bodies of 14 people, buried alive on Tuesday afternoon due to massive landslide, were today taken out one by one. The first body was recovered on Tuesday evening itself. The last dead body was recovered on Wednesday around...

Pema consoles Laptap villagers

PM, Governor mourns, Institutes remember students ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Chief Minister Pema Khandu visited Laptap on Wednesday. He consoled the relatives of the victims and assured all possible help from the state government's side. The Chief Minister inspected the site of the incident and interacted with officials from district administration, NDRF...

Modi assures help to monsoon ravaged Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured all possible support to monsoon ravaged Arunachal Pradesh. The Prime Minister said that the PMO is continuously monitoring the situation of Arunachal Pradesh and has assigned Principal Secretary to Prime Minister P K Mishra for the purpose. He gave this assurance during...

State govt lacks preparedness to deal with monsoon calamities: APCC

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) categorically blamed lack of preparedness for natural calamities on part of the state government for Tuesday's tragedy in Laptap, where 14 people were buried alive in a massive landslide. "Tuesday's landslide in Laptap exposed the government's lack of preparedness in dealing...

Students’ org highlights poor state of govt schools in Namsai

NAMSAI, Jul 12: The Namsai district unit of the Arunachal Students' Federation (ASF) has drawn the attention of the Deputy Director of School Education, Namsai towards the poor state of government schools in the district. ASF Namsai unit President, Chow Chali Simit has in a release claimed that during a...

APCC demands release of IAS officer, threatens bandh

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) demanded that Chief Secretary in-charge Satya Gopal be released from his duty as ordered by the Ministry of Home Affairs within the next 48 hours for allegedly misguiding the Election Commission of India (ECI), failing which, the APCC would...

NES questions centre’s silence, seeks early restoration of roads

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) questioned the silence of the central government on the devastating flood caused by incessant rain in the last one month in the state thereby, triggering landslides leading to heavy loss of lives and properties. The NES team said this after a visit...

Prevent outbreak diseases; Minister tells dept as all leaves cancelled

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: In the wake of the recent heavy rainfall, Minister of Health & FW Jomde Kena has given strict orders to the state and district health authorities to take measures to prevent outbreak of water borne disease and to prevent spread of vector borne disease like dengue,...

Food aid for Sagalee

Sagalee, Jul 12: Twenty quintals of food items were supplied through air sortie to Sagalee on Wednesday, following food shortage in the area due to blocakdes. The administration has said that area is facing food and medicine crisis. Meanwhile, 19 stranded passengers, including seven patients, with two in serious conditions were...

RGU extends admission, entrance dates

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The Rajiv Gandhi University authority has decided to extend the date for admission form submission to various programmes by a week's time due to prevailing weather condition in the state. Informing that the last date has been extended up to 19th of July (Wednesday), 2017, RGU's Joint...

Restoration works in West Siang underway

Heavy rains lash Kamba, MLA pleads for relief AALO, Jul 12: Restoration works are in full swing to bring back normalcy in flood and landslide ravaged West Siang. Road construction company T K Engineering, who has been entrusted to carry out highway works from Tai to Gabu stream, has pressed...

Teachers’ Association observe ‘Justice Day’

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers' Association (APCTA) observed 'Justice Day' on Wednesday at Dera Natung Government College here in solidarity with the All India Federation of University and College Teachers' Organization (AIFUCTO). The Day was observed by AIFUCTO and all its units to demand implementation of the...

Block and GP level training on Participatory Planning Process held

AALO, Jul 12: PRI members, Block Resource Group, Gram Panchayat Development Committee and officials of Panchayat Department from Monigong Anchal Block attended a day-long block level brain storming session and three-day Gram Panchayat level training on Participatory Planning Process under 'My Village My Development Plan' (MVMDP) for Monigong and...

36th Foundation Day of NABARD

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: On the 36th Foundation Day of NABARD, the Arunachal Pradesh Regional Office arranged an inter-face between All Arunachal Pradesh Coop Weavers Federation (AWFED) with NGO executives and their select SHG members engaged in weaving activity. Representatives from Young Mission Adventure Club & North East Multipurpose Development Society...

East Kameng DA issues travel advisory

SEPPA, Jul 12: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Rajeev Takuk cautioned the people against taking journey through Seppa-Pakke Kessang-Kodaso-Sagalee-Itanagar road till the receipt of official communication regarding its clearance, as the said stretch of road is reported to be unsafe for travelling. However, the commuters are advised to undertake journey from...

Health camp at Kugi village

AALO, Jul 12: A health camp was organized on the occasion of World Population Day by the District Health Society at Kugi Village on Tuesday last. During the camp, ante-natal care services, family planning counselling, general health awareness with free distribution of OCP/ ECP, eye screening and dental check-up were...

GoAP urged to repeal AP Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: In a representation to the Chief Minister on Tuesday, the Arunachal Law Students' Union (ALSU) has sought the repeal of the Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2014, terming it "too harsh". The ALSU claimed that the said legislation could be misused by the authority to suppress...

WASE questions issue of residential certificate to Subba

PASIGHAT, Jul 12: Women Against Social Evils (WASE) has questioned the issuance of character and antecedents certificates to Ashok Kumar Subba, the proprietor of M/s Tsong Distilleries Pvt Ltd as resident of Niglok village. The women activists of WASE, who have been fighting against setting up of IMFL distillation unit...

Siri MHS damaged

YINGKIONG, Jul 12: Heavy rain caused major damage to Siri Micro Hydel Station (2 x 250 KW) at Gossang on July 11. The damage has been estimated to be Rs 30 lakh approximately, and would take more than a month's time to restore the damaged channel. (DIPRO)

Plantation marks Vanamahotsava

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: RIWATCH celebrated Vanamahotsava by planting 90 bakul and putranjiva trees in its campus on July 12. DFO Aduk Peron spoke on the importance of trees in improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. "During the process of photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide...

GSU alleges violation of Act

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The Galo Students' Union (GSU) has alleged violation of the Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneur and Professional Act, 2015 by the Executive Engineer and other officials of RWD, Aalo division by allotting work to a firm, whose working jurisdiction allegedly does not fall under that particular...

EE RWD inspects collapsed culvert

PASIGHAT, Jul 12: A team of engineers from RWD, Pasighat division led by EE Mugling Tayeng inspected the collapsed culvert over Seren River on New Seren-Old Deka road on Tuesday and blamed heavy rains for its premature collapse. However, effort is being made to reconstruct the collapsed culvert while enhancing...

Water supply, road at Batt-Ganga panchayat hit

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Batt-Ganga ASM Chairperson, Teli Yamang has informed that rain triggered flash flood has washed away most of the water supply pipelines and damaged road connectivity at various sectors at XI Batt-Ganga Anchal segment and sought the government's immediate assistance to provide succour to the villagers. The ASM...

Merit list NEET, 2017

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: The merit list prepared on the basis of All India Rank (AIR) in NEET, 2017 will be available on the website www.apdhte.nic.in from 1 PM onwards of July 13. Candidates are advised to peruse the list and submit their claims and objections in the office of the...

‘Revoke order cancelling JE written exam’

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: Terming the state government's decision to cancel the written examination of Junior Engineer of RWD as arbitrary and unfair, the Arunachal Pradesh Diploma Unemployed Engineer's Association (APDUEA) has in a representation to the Chief Minister on Tuesday appealed to him to revoke the order and conduct...

Need for more research in nursing stressed

NAHARLAGUN, Jul 12: Joint Director of Medical Education (Training & Research) Naharlagun, Dr R Doye advocated the need for continuous learning through research in nursing and urged the students of Arunachal State Nursing School, Naharlagun to avail every opportunity to acquire knowledge. He was addressing a day-long seminar on the...

Affected building owners submit memo to UD PS, DC

ITANAGAR, Jul 12: In a four-point memorandum addressed to Parliamentary Secretary Urban Development and Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner, the Itanagar Commercial Building Affected Owner's Welfare Association (ICBAOWA) appealed to both to look into their demands prior to dismantling building structures from Chandranagar to Shiv Mandir area, falling under the...

Wake up call for PWD Highway

The death of 14 villagers in a tragic incident at Laptap raises several questions which need to be answered by the government of Arunachal in particularly PWD and Disaster Management department. Arunachal has been battered by heavy rainfall and landslide in the last 15 days. Papum Pare district in...

Norms of neutrality

Dear Editor, While condemning the laggard policy of reservation in higher education and jobs, all sane persons cite the example of cricket which always considers the merit of the cricketers during selection process instead of blindly giving space to undeserving players from certain states just because those regions remain unrepresented!...

Preventing Suicide

Human, not tech intervention By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The use of smart phone apps for suicide prevention, ever since the launch of iBobbly in Australia, is receiving attention in India which is identified as one of the top suicide capitals in the world. Some believe that technology...
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