Time to end feud

The declaration by Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju that centre is committed to construction of green field airport in Itanagar gives hope that soon a full-fledged airport will come up in the state. Minister who is in the Arunachal to participate in the digi dhan Mela...

US gearing up for transition

The whole world is gearing up for uncertainty as the world's most powerful nation US is about to witnesses a major transfer of power. Donald Trump will be unveiled as next President on Friday replacing Barack Obama. During his campaign and even after the winning election, Trump has alarmed...

Increase in fire incident matter of worry

As the winter arrives, the number of fire incidents rises across the state. This winter the Arunachal has been ravaged by several major fire incidents. The worst fire incident was reported from Wakka village in Longding district. 52 dwelling houses were gutted down making more than 100 families homeless....

Three horse race in UP

Ahead of the crucial Uttar Pradesh election, the Election Commission of India (ECI) played a major spoilsport for BJP and BSP by declaring that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is the rightful owner of his Samajwadi Party's symbol, the cycle. The 43-year-old CM for weeks has been facing off with...

Conflict between old and new

The swearing-in of 3 new ministers in the Pema Khandu led BJP government was marred by the violence. Supporters of BJP MLA from Ziro-Hapoli assembly constituency Tage Taki allegedly ransacked office of party president Tapir Gao. They were reportedly unhappy with the move of party not to induct Taki...

Citizen’s role is crucial

Much to the joy of people of Arunachal, the Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari on Saturday assured to provide fund for the construction of East-West industrial corridor highway project. Gadkari also announced to sanction fund for the remaining stretch of Itanagar-Banderdewa 4 lane project. He...

End the confrontation

The confrontation between Itanagar Traffic Warden (ITW) and authority concern is refusing to die. ITW which has launched whistle down strike even took out a protest rally on Thursday seeking immediate fulfillment of their demands. They started their indefinite agitation on Monday and placed demands which include regularization of...

Difficult time

The recent allegation made by a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier in a Facebook videos alleging bad food for the troops has caused huge embarrassment to government of India. The present BJP regime which harps on hyper nationalism and often uses security forces for political gain, need to pay...

Warning bell from Beijing

Days after report emerged that India and Vietnam are exploring possibilities of selling Akash surface-to-air missiles to the latter, Chinese media has reacted with vitriolic over the potential move. The said missile can engage hostile aircraft and drones at a range of 25 kilometres. Vietnam which shares frosty relation...

Laudable initiative

As per report the Arunachal Pradesh stall in the vibrant Gujarat summit is drawing massive crowd. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself visited the stall and appreciated it. Arunachal has put up stall with the theme of Organic -Agri, Horticulture, Heritage, Textile and Culture. The state government also signed a...

Give BRO and GREF due credit

The killing of three civilians working as labourers with General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) in Jammu and Kashmir during a terrorist attack is shocking and extremely condemnable. As per the report a group of terrorists attacked a GREF camp in Batal area of Akhnoor sector in Jammu district along...

Time to pass on the baton

The bitter feud in the Yadav family is threatening the very existence of Samajwadi Party. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, his father and party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav is engaged in intense battle for the control of party. Brother Shivpal Yadav and close confidante Amar Sing is aligning...

Union budget bone of contention

The presentation of union budget prior to assembly election in five states has become major bone of contention. Opposition parties on Thursday approached the Election Commission seeking the deferment of the Union Budget's presentation in view of polls in five states. Led by the Congress, representatives from several opposition...

Avoid violence

The West Bengal politics is taking an ugly turn. For decades violence has marred the intense political rivalry between TMC and Left Parties. Even as people thought that political violence is finally over, again it is cropping up. The headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Kolkata was attacked...

Prioritize defence sector

India is set to finalize $660 million deal for mobile heavy artillery weapons -- its third major gun purchase in the past year and a sign that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s defense spending spree is far from over, according to people with knowledge of the matter. As per the...

Time to reward people

The year 2017 has started exactly the same way the year 2016 ended. Arunachal witnessed major political turmoil in the beginning of 2017 just like it witnessed in beginning of 2016. Just as people of state started to believe that finally political uncertainty is over, the politicians gave us...

Historic decision

In a landmark decision the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that no politician can seek vote in the name of caste, creed or religion. The court's verdict came while it was hearing several petitions in the Hindutva case. A seven-judge constitution bench, in a majority verdict, said any appeal...

Modi in advantage

As the last day for depositing old notes of 500 and 1000 ends today, there is still uncertainty over how government will deal with the after effects of demonetisation. In a sudden move on November 8 Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the scrapping of 500 and 1000 notes which...

Allow dual usage of ALG

The inauguration of the sixth Advance Landing Ground (ALG) at Tuting on Wednesday marks new era in the aviation sector of Arunachal. Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with Air Marshal Hari Kumar, AOC-in-C, HQ Eastern Air Command inaugurated the ALG. Tuting is located just few kilometer away from the...

Aggressive China emerging

The tension between China and US is rising over Taiwan. Ever since President elect Donald Trump spoke directly with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen the tension has been rising. The move breached the diplomatic "one-nation" protocol that recognises there is only one state called China, which incorporates Taiwan. China has...

Probe will clear the air

Congress party is relentlessly targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Birla-Sahara diary case. Led by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi the grand old party is picking up the issue even at the cost of own party colleague and former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit. The diaries contain corruption allegation against several...

Humanitarian crisis

The state of Manipur is in utter chaos due to the two month old economic blockade imposed by Naga group. United Naga Council (UNC) has blocked NH-2 (Imphal-Dimapur) and NH-37 (Imphal-Jiribam), which serve as lifelines for landlocked Manipur, for 56 days now. The blockade was imposed against the state...

Let the expert decide

The green field airport project is once again in limelight for all the wrong reasons. The airport which is in offing since last many years is yet to see light of the day. The land affected people of Hollongi have alleged that present government is again planning to shift...

New round of battle

The political battle between Congress and BJP on Wednesday reached another new level. Congress vice-president Rahul during a rally at Mehsana in Gujarat alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi received money from Sahara and Birla groups as Gujarat Chief Minister in 2013. BJP immediately thrashed the allegation saying they...

Another new rule

Government of India has been flip-flopping over demonetisation issue. Since the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the banning of 500 and 1000 rupees notes, government has given several reasons for the sudden move. The Reserve Bank of India has also constantly changed rules while carrying out the demonetisation...

Cashless transaction

The move of the central Govt to go for cashless transaction may take a longer time as the people of the country, particularly in rural area, are still clueless about the cashless economy. Observers say that there are still a number of hurdles in making India a cashless economy. It...

Debate continues

As the day passes on, the demonetisation issue continues to divide the nation. Political parties, economists and even ordinary citizens are deeply divided over the issue. The winter session of parliament was almost washed out over demonetisation. As the debate goes on, it’s time for some reality check. As...

Develop coordination

The report of two ULFA cadres getting killed in an encounter at Miao under Changlang district should alarm the security agencies. Police also arrested six more cadres during the operation. ULFA is increasingly making their presence felt in the districts bordering the Upper Assam region. As per the intelligence...

Let us take pledge against bandh culture

After a long gap capital administration took a firm step against bandh culture by arresting the bandh callers. Capital DM remanded 12-day judicial custody to the president and general secretary of an organization for calling bandh in capital complex. Earlier DM had declared the banh illegal and warned of...

Travesty of justice

The issue of deputation, officiating and functional is back to haunt the government of Arunachal. The employees of Urban Development Department on Tuesday staged a dharna in Itanagar against decision of higher authorities of UD department to bring a junior engineer from PWD on deputation as Urban Programme Officer....
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