Fast track green field airport project

The long felt need of the people of Arunachal to have air connectivity is soon going to be fulfilled. The commercial flight from Pasighat ALG is expected to start from first week of September onwards. There are also plan to start civilian air service from Ziro ALG and government...

Caste politics

The opposition parties led by Congress today nominated former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate for President against the BJP's nominee, Ram Nath Kovind. As expected, the opposition has turned the presidential election into a Dalit vs Dalit contest. Meira Kumar is dalit from Bihar and is...

Look beyond loan waiving scheme

States after state is announcing loan waiver for the farmers. Just days after Punjab government announced waiver of crop loans of up to Rs 2 lakh to small and marginal farmers, the Karnataka government today became the fourth state to waive off farmer loans. The state's Chief Minister Siddaramaiah...

Better be prepared for monsoon

As the monsoon fury gets unleashed it is starting to create havoc in the state. One school going student was killed in a landslide at Chimpu on Monday. Heavy landslide also caused massive disruption of road communication in West Kameng district. Every year during monsoon season landslide leads to...

BJP ahead in presidential poll race

The NDA today selected Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as its nominee for the upcoming Presidential election. BJP President Amit Shah announced his name. Mr Kovind, who hails from Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, is a senior lawyer and BJP leader. He belongs to Scheduled Caste community known as...

Give priority to road sector

The government of Arunachal decided to repair the road leading to Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) after Students’ Union (RGUSU) in a meeting with the other unions and associations of the RGU decided to boycott the official admission procedure of the academic session 2017-18 to protest against pathetic road condition....

Punish the murderer

The killing of an innocent villager at Changlang allegedly by Assam Rifles marks new low in the counter insurgency operation in Arunachal Pradesh. One Thingtu Ngemu was killed in a case of mistaken identity. There is no justification for such gruesome act in a civilized society. The perpetrators of...

Eye on presidential election

The presidential election is nearing and political parties have started hectic parleying in this regard. BJP and its allies which has number to its advantage is expected to ensure victory of its candidate but opposition parties led by Congress is not willing to easily give up. Presidential contests in...

Is demonetisation move starting to backfire ?

The worst fear may be coming true as country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has expressed apprehensions that demonetisation may continue to result in slowing down of the economy, and adversely affect its own business. Several experts had warned that demonetisation might badly affect Indian economy. Government...

All eye on Governor of Arunachal

Just when everyone thought that Green Field Airport project in Itanagar has become dead cause, the Governor of Arunachal P B Acharya has given ray of hope by making fresh appeal to the central government to expedite the process for construction of Greenfield Airport. Ever since assuming the office...

Army is not above law

Congress leader Sandip Dikshit's statement of comparing army chief to street goon is huge disrespect to men in uniform. The political parties should keep army out of politics. Congress leadership led by its vice president Rahul Gandhi immediately distanced itself from his statement. BJP strongly criticized Dikshit and sought...

Focus on long term solution

Days after eight farmers was killed in a violent protest in Madhya Pradesh, the Maharashtra government today announced loan waiver for farmers after eleven days of protests in the state. The angry farmers had dumped excess dairy and vegetables on the roads to register their protest against a lack...

Students suffering

On a day when government launched smart class room programme through out state, the All Papum Pare District Students' Union alleged that non distribution of textbook to the students is one of the main reasons for poor performance in the last academic session. Majority of students studying in government...

Distress farmers need govt support

The killing of five farmers during an agitation at Madhya Pradesh has put farmer's issue on the national stage. Farmers yesterday resorted to violence and arson in western Madhya Pradesh despite prohibitory measures, posing a major challenge for Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and providing a rallying point for...

Middle East in turmoil

The decision of Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations to severe diplomatic ties and cut off transport links with Qatar has opened up new diplomatic frontier in Middle East. The decision to isolate Qatar comes just days after US President Donald Trump visited region and interacted with Arab...

Augment water supply system in Itanagar

Every time monsoon arrives road gets washed away at Karsingsa block point and water pipeline supplying drinking water from Poma gets damaged. Itanagar town is battling severe water crisis for the last 4 days due to damages caused to pipeline at Poma. It is reported that it may take...

Media under attack

This morning as everyone was getting ready for the day news came that CBI has conducted raids in offices and home of NDTV founder Prannoy Roy over allegations of defrauding a bank. The incident comes just few days after BJP spokesperson was told by an NDTV anchor to leave...

Save water for better future

The report of drinking water crisis engulfing hill town Bomdila should be an eye opener for state of Arunachal Pradesh. Bomdila reportedly is battling acute water crisis for the last six months. The reason cited for it is sharp decrease in water flow at the sources with one of...

Big blow to Paris climate deal

The fight against global warming received major jolt on Thursday as President Donald Trump announced that he was pulling out US from the landmark Paris climate agreement. The announcement has dealt a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat global warming. It has also distanced US from its closest...

Time for introspection

The CBSE class 12 result poorly reflects everything that is wrong with education scenario of the state. This year the pass percentage dropped to 43.33 from the previous years pass percentage of 50. As expected the state run government schools have poorly performed. Private schools and central government run...

Time is running out for Modi

In the last 3 year the priority of people and government seems to have drastically changed in India. Issues concerning ordinary citizens like employment opportunities, hike in petrol-diesel prices, and slow growth in industrial sector have all taken back seat. Government as well as citizen seems more concern about...

Telecom industry in precarious situation

The telecom industry is struggling to survive and is passing through a difficult period. Situation is so bad that many experts are starting to warn that telecom industry may face similar fate like airline industry experienced few years ago. Almost all of India's mobile operators posted a loss in...

Let people choose their own diet

The central government's new notification imposing blanket prohibition on the slaughtering of cattle (cows, bulls, buffaloes, camels, heifers) brought from animal markets is regressive in nature. This new law which bans the sale of cattle for culling will severely affect livelihood of large sections of the people. It will...

IAF struggling

It took more than 72 hour to locate wreckage of the Indian Air Force's Sukhoi 30 fighter jet, which went missing on Tuesday. Aircraft has been was found in a heavily forested area of Arunachal Pradesh. The jet had lost radar and radio contact 60km north of Tezpur in...

BJP is in pole position

As the BJP government completes 3 year in office, the celebration has begun across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading the charge of celebration. Massive media campaign is being launched to mark the occasion. Ministers and BJP leaders have been engaged to highlight the achievements of Modi...

People need to change attitude

The reported vandalisation of tourist vehicles at Bomdila once again exposes everything that is wrong with the state. Despite being blessed with enchanting natural beauty, Arunachal has miserably failed to tap its tourism potential. For years everyone has been projecting Arunachal as the next big thing in Indian tourism...

Employment generation should be top priority

The decision of union cabinet to abolish Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has come in right time. FIPB currently vets FDI proposals requiring the government approval. FDI in 11 sectors including defence and retail trading requires FIPB approval. After the abolishment of said board, the processing and approval of...

Wake up call for police department

In a horrifying incident an unidentified assailant entered the office of the Director of Audit and Pension on Monday afternoon carrying AK series assault rifle. 21 live round and a hand grenade was also recovered from the incident site. The assailant tried to attack Director A Basit, who displayed...

Strange decision

Even as debate rages over decision of an army officer to place a Kashmiri man in a bonnet of jeep during recent protests in Kashmir, the army took strange decision to award Major Leetul Gogoi who had carried out the controversial act. Major Gogoi has been awarded COAS Commendation...

Trump’s middle-east visit is being keenly watched

The whole world is keenly observing the ongoing visit of US President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia. Since Ronald Reagan, US presidents have made Mexico or Canada their first overseas visit. Trump's choice of countries was surprising following his America First rhetoric during the campaign which suggested he would...
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