Daily Archives: July 14, 2017

Second shooting in a fortnight, two narrowly escape eight bullets

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jul 13: In yet another shooting incident, two youths narrowly escaped death after an unknown assailant pumped eight bullets into their vehicle on Thursday morning around 1 AM. The incident took place at Naharlagun near Hotel Tossum. The victims have been named as Yowa Karda and Nikh...

PWD, RWD, Power employees missing from flood ravaged Bameng

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: Though weather condition has improved significantly in the last two days, restoration work in flood and landslide ravaged Bameng, East Kameng district is likely to get delayed due to absence of departmental officials. "There are one PWD, RWD and Power Sub-divisions each in Bameng, but none of...

Saga of apathetic govt employees

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: Desertion of posting places by government employees, more so in remote areas in Arunachal Pradesh on grounds of poor infrastructure and shortage of food grains has become an old story. However, reports of officials being absent in the hour of crisis, especially after natural calamities leaving trails...

Chakma political figure of Tripura on visit to Arunachal

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jul 13: The ongoing visit of Sandhya Rani Chakma, executive member of The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) to Chakma inhabited districts, like Changlang, Namsai and Lohit comes at a time when Chakma and Hajong refugees settled in Arunachal are claiming for citizenship rights. She...

Public Service Rules 2017 soon: Cabinet

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: Chief Minister Pema Khandu's cabinet has decided to frame the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Rules, 2017. The Arunachal Pradesh Right to Public Services Act, 2016, which guarantees timely and transparent delivery of services to the citizens in a time bound manner by the public offices was passed...

Rijiju takes stock of flood situation in Capital Complex

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: Union Minister of Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, visited various flood affected areas of the Capital Complex to assess and take stock of the situation. The Union Minister first visited the Barapani Bridge, where Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan briefed him about the precautionary measures that have...

Complaint against illegal encroachment by govt employees, contract work

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: A complaint has been lodged with the Chief Secretary, Government of Arunachal Pradesh seeking action against government employees for illegal encroachment of government quarters in Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa. The Voice of North East in a complaint to the Chief Secretary, armed with the list containing...

PM announces ex gratia

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sanctioned an ex-gratia of Rs 2 Lakh each to the next of kin of those who perished at the Laptap landslide on July 11. The Prime Minister also announced Rs 50,000 for those injured. In a communiqué sent to the Chief Secretary,...

APCC seeks fresh dates

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee said that the Chief Electoral Officer should have called for an all-party meet before recommendation to halt the election process to 12-Pakke-Kessang (ST) Assembly Constituency as it urged for announcement of fresh dates for by-polls. A team of the APCC has submitted...

Initiate establishment of Agriculture University: Org

BASAR, Jul 13: The executive members of Lego Lemgo Welfare Society led by its President Tojo Bam recently called on Union Minister Kiren Rijiju at his official residence in New Delhi and urged him to initiate expediting establishment of the proposed Agriculture University. During discussion, Rijiju informed the delegation that...

APPTF appeals to govt for manpower in Transport Dept

ITANGAR, Jul 13: The Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (APPTF) has appealed to the state government to provide sufficient manpower and infrastructure for smooth functioning of the Transport Department. In a memorandum to the Chief Minister, the APPTF stated that the Directorate of Transport fell short of manpower, including officials...

Down Town Hospital holds free health camp

PASIGHAT, Jul 13: Over 200 patients benefitted from a day-long free health camp organized by the Down Town Hospital, Guwahati at Engo-Takar Dere, Pasighat on July 9 last. A team of specialists comprising of Cancer Specialist, Dr Dignata Kumar Das, Gastro Surgeon, Dr Arnab Barua, Medicine Specialist, Dr Swapnav Borthakur,...

Bandh postponed

ZIRO, Jul 13: The All Lower Subansiri Youth Association (ALSYA) has postponed its proposed bandh from July 15 to August 7 to facilitate the Lower Subansiri Administration to make preparation for payment of compensation to land-affected people. In a release, the ALSYA informed that Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner is seeking...

Action sought against Guwahati CBSE

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: In a complaint letter addressed to the Chairman and Secretary Shiksha Kendra, New Delhi, the All Arunachal Pradesh Government Employees Welfare Association (AAPGEWA) has on Wednesday, sought strict action against the Regional Office (RO), CBSE Guwahati, Assam alleging them of not responding to the grievances of...

School observes Vanamahotsava

TEZU, Jul 13: The Vanamahotsava was celebrated in Lohit district with awareness cum tree plantation programmes at VKV School, Sunpura by Lohit Forest Division, in collaboration with VKV School Sunpura on July 12. Lohit Forest Division, Divisional Forest Officer S Manyu and the Principal of VKV School Sunpura led the...

Rashtriya Gaurav Award

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: Taba Yall Nabam has been conferred the Rashtriya Gaurav Award by India International Friendship Society. The award will be presented to her on August 24 in New Delhi.

DC urged to alert deptts at E/Kameng

  ITANAGAR, Jul 13: The East Kameng unit of District Youth Congress has appealed to the East Kameng Deputy Commissioner to alert all departments to take precautionary measures in the wake of heavy rainfall in the district. In a letter addressed to the DC, East Kameng unit DYC President, Karbia Tungi...

Prohibitory order

YINGKIONG, Jul 13: Upper Siang Deputy Commissioner Remo Kamki has issued an order prohibiting encroachment on roads, drains and river beds within Upper Siang district with immediate effect. The order further restricted human settlement in disaster prone or low lying areas for safety of the people. (DIPRO)

Block level training on GPDP for Aalo West

AALO, Jul 13: One day block level training on Preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plan on Participatory Planning Process under 14 FC Grant 'My Village My Development Plan' for entire Anchal Segments for Aalo West blocks concluded at July 12. Altogether, 150 participants attended the training programme. Additional Deputy Commissioner cum...

APCC questions censor board

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has expressed its annoyance at the Central Board of Film Certification for its refusal to release 'The Argumentative Indian', a documentary film on Amartya Kumar Sen by economist Suman Ghosh. 'The censor board must allow public screening of the documentary film...

Outgoing DC donates sports gear

KHONSA, Jul 13: Outgoing Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha provided sports goods and gears to Khonsa Town Club and Kendriya Vidyalaya, Khonsa on July 12 last. He provided two table tennis tables, eight pads with balls and basketball equipment to KV, Khonsa before he handed over the charge of Deputy...

‘Conduct special supplementary examination soon’

DOIMUKH, Jul 13: The Government College Doimukh Students' Union (GCDSU) has in a letter to the Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University on Wednesday sought early conduct of special supplementary examination for the students who had had back papers in the VIth semester of respective departments. The union, while claiming...

Landslide victims mourned

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: Messages condoling the death of 14 people in the landslide at Laptap of Papum Pare district are still pouring in from various organizations. Expressing deep sense of condolences to the bereaved family members of those buried alive in the horrific incident, the Central Executive Council Nyedar Namfo...

Supply textbooks, lab equipments to govt schools: Union urges GoAP

ITANAGAR, Jul 13: The All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students' Union (AAPBSU) has in a release on Wednesday claimed that various government schools of the state have not been supplied textbooks and laboratory equipment for the past three years. Consequently, the Union has appealed to the state government to immediately provide...

‘Cancel transfer of EE’

LONGDING, Jul 13: Claiming that frequent transfer and posting of officers in charge of Longding Water Project has resulted in inordinate delay in completion of the project, the Longding District Students' Union (LDSU) has in a representation to the Commissioner of Public Health Engineering Department appealed to him to...

Tale of neglect

The monsoon fury has battered the whole North East region. Worst affected states are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur. 85 people have lost lives and 58 districts have been badly affected. Even though region have been battling extreme weather condition for the last one month, the rest of India...

Dalit Sufferings

Wanted deeds, not symbolism By Dhurjati Mukherjee Notwithstanding that next week's presidential election is a foregone conclusion with Ram Nath Kovind to be the next incumbent of Rashtrapati Bhavan, questions have arisen whether the attitude of the NDA towards dalits would truly see a drastic change. Only by electing a dalit...

Our Arunachal and price of development

Dear Editor, We can't always blame nature. We humans are also to be blamed. Every natural calamity in Arunachal is partly man-made. The recent tragic show of nature at Laptap village was just the tip of iceberg. If it weren't for the excessive earth cutting because of the Trans Arunachal...

Assam Chief Minister Warned By Supreme Court For Illegitimate Statement

NEW DELHI, Jul 13 (PTI): The Supreme Court, which is monitoring the updating of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, today came down heavily on Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for saying the draft NRC will be published by December 31. The NRC is meant to identify original residents...

Rijiju undertakes aerial survey of flood-hit areas in Assam

Lakhimpur (Assam), Jul 13 (PTI) Union minister Kiren Rijiju today undertook an aerial survey of flood-hit districts in Assam, where the death toll due to the deluge has mounted to 45. The minister of state for home was accompanied by officials of the National Disaster Response Force, NITI Ayog and...
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