Daily Archives: July 16, 2017

Arunachal launches Smart Classroom project, 713 govt-run schools to be covered

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched the 'Smart Classroom' project at the Itanagar Government Higher Secondary School, under the Chief Minister's Adhunik Shiksha Yojana on Saturday. Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister hoped that with the introduction of 'Smart Classroom', using the Knowledge Yan (K-Yan), it would give...

Rijiju visits flood ravaged Aalo and interacts with people

AALO, Jul 15: Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju arrived at Aalo on Saturday and made spot inspection of the devastations caused by the recent flood and landslides, and had close interaction with the flood affected people. The Minister disclosed that the central government has already released some...

BJP and Congress engage in war of words

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: A war of words between the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) broke out over demand for releasing a top bureaucrat by the latter. The APCC served two days ultimatum to the state government on July 12 to relieve Chief Secretary (in-charge)...

Arunachal Forest officials trained on human-snake conflict

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Field staff and officers from the Pakke Tiger Reserve, Singchung Biodiversity and Community Reserve and Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary have taken on the responsibility of mitigating conflict between humans and snakes throughout their ranges. In order to do this efficiently, the teams were trained on identification, handling and...

Rijiju for better school infrastructure

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju stressed on better co-ordination between the centre and the state governments in improving the state's educational institutions. He said this during the inaugural programme of the permanent building of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Gumto, Doimukh in Papum Pare district. "It is a proud moment...

EKSWCO plans roadmap to improve education, communication

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Appalled by various contentious issues in East Kameng district, the East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Organisation (EKSWCO) on Saturday resolved to create a roadmap to improve education and communications in the district. Highlighting a few instances like the proposed establishment of Rama Krishna Mission...

Abu Tani’s speaking tree – IV

Flights Of Fantasy 'Come, all my sons, Where are you all? Techi, Hage, Take, Gamli, Kaling and Migom, come to me' Abu Tani summoned his six sons. 'I am here Abu...' Techi replied. 'Abu, I am here...' Hage replied. 'I am here Abu...' Take replied. 'Abu, I am here...' Gamli replied. 'I am here Abu...'...

Arunachal Football Academy launched

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: A long-felt dream of building foundation for future footballers of the state took a big leap with the launch of the Arunachal Football Academy at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium on Saturday. IMC Councilor Kipa Takum, who inaugurated the Academy, said it will give football in Arunachal Pradesh a...

DC inaugurates parking lot

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: The newly constructed parking lot of Itanagar Municipal Council at Bank Tiniali was made operational after a formal inauguration of the public facility by Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner, Prince Dhawan on Saturday. Parking fees has been fixed at Rs 10 per vehicle and Rs 5 for two-wheeler. Dhawan...

MVAC to observe Black Day on July 17

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Terming the swearing-in day of Chief Minister Pema Khandu on 17 July, 2016 as 'Black Day', the Mere Vichaar Andolan Committee (MVAC) declared that it would organize a peaceful sit down protest at Tennis Court in Indira Gandhi Park to Mark July 17 as 'Black Day'...

National Reading Month

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Heeding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to 'make India a land of wisdom and knowledge', the Department of Public Libraries, Government of Arunachal Pradesh has conducted a reading cum art competition as a part of the ongoing National Reading Month (June 19 to July 18)...

Drugs awareness campaign

MIAO, Jul 15: Drugs awareness campaign in Miao and Kharsang circles, organized by the Inter Collegiate Youth Association (ICYA), in collaboration with Miao branch of Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society, concluded with a three days awareness meeting at New Khimyang village. The meeting, which was held at Government Primary School...

Guava saplings distributed to famers

YACHULI, Jul 15: Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Kemo Lollen has appealed to the people to start green revolution by adopting plantation activities and boost the state's economy. He was addressing a gathering of PRI members and locals of Yachuli area on the occasion of free distribution of guava saplings to...

NEHRO seeks CM’s attention on law & order situation

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Disappointed with the sudden rise in crime rate, particularly in the Capital Complex, the Arunachal Pradesh unit of North East Human Rights Organisation (NEHRO) on Saturday submitted a representation to Chief Minister Pema Khandu seeking his attention into the deteriorating law and order situation. Addressing reporters, state...

Association seeks suspension of Director Art & Culture

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: The All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Youth Association (AAPUYA) has in a representation to the Chief Secretary recently, sought immediate suspension of the Naharlagun Director Art & Culture, Nyabin Ete from his post accusing him of misusing his official post. Alleging the Director of carrying out illegal appointments...

World Youth Skills Day

YUPIA, Jul 15: The World Youth Skills Day was celebrated by the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Yupia on Saturday. Every year, 15 July is observed as World Youth Skills Day to give global focus on importance of skill training among the youths, informed Principal of Yupia ITI, Toyi Raksap, while...

‘Deny bail to shooting accused’

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Strongly condemning the recent cases of shooting in the Capital Complex, the All Arunachal Pradesh RTI Activists' Youth Forum (AAPRTIAYF) has appealed to the authorities not to grant bail to the accused and urged all sections of the society not to support them. 'Such criminals should not...

Plantation drive at Nyokum Lapang

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: A plantation drive was conducted by the Nyokum Lapang Youth Welfare Association with support of the Range Forest Officer, here on Saturday as part of Vanamahotsava. Ward No 17 Councillor, Kabak Taka and Lokam Nai also attended the drive.  

‘Improve mobile connectivity at Tirbin’

Tirbin, Jul 15: Informing that Tirbin Circle in West Siang district currently has a single BSNL tower which has resulted in poor telecom service in the area, Tirbin Area Student Union (TASU) General Secretary, Marmo Gadi has in a release on Saturday, appealed to the 29th Basar MLA to...

TAH affected seek early release of compensation

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: In a two-point memorandum to the Chief Minister, the All Arunachal Pradesh National Highway Development Committee (AAPNHDC) has sought early release of pending compensation to the affected people residing along the Trans-Arunachal Highway. This includes those living in the TAH of Potin to Bopi in Lower and...

Toppers felicitated

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Mountaineer, Tapi Mra gave away cash awards and certificates of proficiency to about 14 toppers of the current National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and Arunachal Pradesh Joint Entrance Examination (APJEE) during a function at Vidyamandir, a coaching institute, here on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, Mra exhorted the...

Action against absent officials demanded

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: State Pollution Control Board Chairman, Techi Tagi Tara recently visited Sagalee sub-division, where he claimed to have found most of the departmental officials absent from duty. In a release, Tara informed that he had visited all the offices of Sagalee sub-division and found no officers or officials...

Arunachal’s Got Talent Season 3 come September

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: The auditions for the third season of Arunachal's Got Talent (AGT) 2017 are scheduled to be held in the month of September, informed the organizing committee of AGT in a press conference on Saturday. The organizing committee informed that the winner of AGT will receive a cash...

Anjaw marching fast towards open defecation free status

ITANAGAR, Jul 15: Remote Anjaw district is marching fast to achieve the open defecation free status with more than 60 percent of the population having access to household latrines. A total of 185 villages have been declared open defecation free and efforts are on to achieve 100 percent open defecation...

Don’t transfer teachers without reliever: RBSU

NARI, Jul 15: The Ramle Banggo Students' Union (RBSU) of Nari-Koyu Assembly Constituency appealed to the Education Minister not to allow transfer of teachers without facilitating a reliever. The appeal was made by RBSU President Goli Doye on July 14 last after the union's second phase of school tour within...

Indian Students Worry About Physical Safety In US: Survey

WASHINGTON, Jul 15 (PTI): Indian students have a "high level of concern" about potential study in the US and a large number of them worry about their physical safety and about the feeling of being welcomed, according to a new survey. The Institute of International Education (IIE) suggested that the...

Cattle smuggled from India harming economy of Bangladesh: BGB

Shillong, Jul 15 (PTI) Cattle smuggled from India is harming the economy of Bangladesh, a senior officer of Border Guards of Bangladesh said today and formally requested the Border Security Force (BSF) to stop it. "Actually it (cattle smuggling is harming our economy. If it doesn t come from India then...

Climate change to have devastating effect in Asia: Study

NEW DELHI, Jul 15 (PTI): Climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in the Pacific and Asia, a new report has warned and said Southern India may witness a decline in rice yields by five per cent in 2030s. Unabated climate change could severely affect the future growth of...

One Passport Centre In Every 50 Km Distance: MJ Akbar

KOLKATA, Jul 15 (PTI): Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar today said the government is working on a vision to set up one passport centre in every 50 km range in the country in future. "Passport is a right. It is not a gift. We are a...

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: PM Narendra Modi delighted as the LPG scheme reaches 2.5...

New Delhi, Jul 15 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed happiness as the beneficiaries of the Ujjwala LPG scheme crossed 2.5 crore mark. In May last year, the government had embarked on a drive to provide free cooking gas connections to 5 crore women from poor households in...
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