Improve internal security

The Indo-Pak relation is going through a worse period. Killing of 18 soldiers at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir by the terrorist who is alleged to have come from Pakistan has angered 1.25 billion Indians. There is immense pressure on union government to take some action against Pakistan. Prime...

Swachh India, still a distant dream

Swachh Bharat Mission is one of the most important projects initiated by the Narendra Modi government. Immediately after occupying the office of Prime Minister Modi took up Swachh Bharat Mission in big way. Massive publicity has been carried out and government has pumped in huge money towards Swachh Bharat...

Govt neglecting judiciary

The Indian judiciary is facing precarious time due to government’s delay in filling up the vacancies of judges. Chief Justice of India T S Thakur on Sunday once again called for accelerating the process of appointment of judges. The CJI has flagged the issue in his public speeches on...

Look beyond usual measures

The unpredictable North Korea regime conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday. The reclusive communist state also claimed that it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile. World leaders have reacted with anger after the report of nuclear test emerged. South Korea...

Historic verdict

In a landmark judgment which has potential to have wide ranging effect a Mumbai sessions court on Thursday sentenced to death a man for fatal attack on a woman in Mumbai suburban railway station three years ago. Preeti Rathi, who was 23 when she was murdered, had just arrived...

Rajbhawan in spotlight

In the last few days a kind of stand-off has developed between centre and Governor JP Rajkhowa. Speaking to Assam based media Rajkhowa shared that a private person had asked him to resign citing health ground. Another central minister also confirmed to him that a decision has been taken...

Good proposal

During the teachers day celebration Chief Minister Pema Khandu declared that henceforth recruitment of teachers will be conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC). His announcement comes days after education minister Honchun Ngandam made similar proposal. As the announcement has come from top echelon, it looks like government...

A clarion call to unite against terrorism

Reiterating that India has a policy of zero tolerance to terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call to international community to fight terrorism in South Asia during the concluding session of G20 Summit. In an apparent reference to Pakistan, Modi said "one single nation in South Asia...

Let there be continuity

After much delay an all party delegation is currently on a visit to troubled Kashmir valley. The team met about 200 members from different sections of society in Srinagar. The delegation led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is deliberating to assess the situation arising out due to the...

Properly use the fund

The Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday announced that his government will sanction Rs 600 crore to all the 60 MLAs of state irrespective of party affiliation to carry out developmental activities. As per the CM's announcement each MLAs will get Rs 10 crore each which is a huge...

Ray of hope

The proposed Itanagar-Banderdewa four lane project is once again in news after a long hiatus. The officials of ministry of road transport and highway (MoRTH) recently told Chief Minister Pema Khandu that 4-lane national highway from Chandranagar to Banderdewa is expected to be sanctioned by govt. of India by...

Fast-track the road projects

Government of India yesterday approved 16 highway projects in 11 states to be executed at a cost of Rs 7,457 crore. The projects sanctioned include five projects under SARDP-NE for Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Sikkim. It's great news for the people of Arunachal. But before embarking on new road...

Arunachal lags behind in air connectivity

As per the report in national media the civil aviation ministry has given green signal for expansion of Agartala airport and its conversion to an international airport to boost region's connectivity with Southeast Asia. For the purpose, approximately Rs. 400 crore has been allocated and the works is expected...

Secular force like YPG needs support

The fight against Islamic State militants in Syria is getting complicated with each passing days. Fighting has broken out between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria. All these forces are supposed to be together in the fight against IS. Turkish forces have attacked what they say...

Long way to go for Arunachal to develop as tourist destination

Chief Minister Pema Khandu has been impressing on the need to turn Arunachal into tourism hub of the country. He recently held meeting with union tourism minister Mahesh Sharmna in this regard. Also during the ‘Songs and Dances of Northeast’ festival held at Mumbai, CM wooed tourists and urged...

Good move

The disastrous performance of Indian contingent in the recently concluded Olympic Game at Rio has received criticism from every corner. A country with population of 1.25 billion won only two medal. Dismal performance of athletes along with shameful behavior of Indian officials including that of union sports minister Vijay...

Hydro dream

The new Chief Minister Pema Khandu has shown interest to expedite the development of hydropower projects in Arunachal. Khandu has been meeting officials of hydropower developers like NHPC to assess the situation. Like his predecessors Pema Khandu is also trying to sell hydro dream to the people of state....

Revamp education sector

The Longding district students union has made startling revelation by claiming that only 270 teachers are posted in the district to cater to the needs of 14,921 students. Even going by the Arunachal standard this data is deeply worrying. In our state there is huge gap in the teacher-student...

No compromise with quality

The pathetic condition of road leading to Rajiv Gandhi University is becoming matter of deep embarrassment for the state government. Irked by the non-responsive attitude of concern authorities towards the problem, the members of Rajiv Gandhi University Students Union (RGUSU) recently conducted protest rally. They also meet Chief Minister...

Kashmir problem can only be solved through dialogue

The unrest in Kashmir valley is refusing to die even as it enters 45th day. The valley continues to remain tensed. Clashes constantly breaks out between stone pelting protester and security forces. It looks like situation is going nowhere. State as well as central government has totally failed to...

Listen to the people’s voice

The issue of civilian terminal is creating rift between people of Arunachal and the defence establishment. Defence ministry is upgrading seven Advance Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh. Of these, 5 have already been made operational. Recently Pasighat ALG was inaugurated by union minister of state for home Kiren...

Clean Ganga, still a long dream

It is more than two years since BJP government came to power at centre with the promise to clean up Ganga, the India’ most holiest river. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during election speeches had promised to give topmost priority to cleaning of River Ganga. Immediately after coming to power,...

Stop patronizing criminals

The death of young police officer Bomto Kamduk during the line of duty at Chayangtajo under East Kameng district has deeply shocked the people of state. The incident raises several questions at various fronts. Police knew very well about the background of Tagyung Yangfo, the absconding criminal who is...

Together stand up against anti-social elements

After the tragic death of former Chief Minister late Kalikho Pul Arunachal is going through a difficult period of transition. Pul who was deeply popular among masses allegedly committed suicide on August 9 last less than a month after Supreme Court unseated him in a historic verdict. Pul supporters...

New foreign policy discourse

Has India adopted a new foreign policy discourse by openly raising human rights issue in Balochistan and Gilgit region of Pakistan? Feed up with Pakistan’s constant intervention in Kashmir, India finally seems to have decided to go for tit for tat tactics by raising Baloch issue in public forums....

Wait and watch

Traffic congestion in capital complex has become matter of deep concern for the dwellers of capital complex. Every day during the office hour huge traffic jam is witnessed in various stretches of capital. Especially situation gets worse in crowded areas like Bank Tinali, Ganga market in Itanagar and near...

Strongly punish the wrongdoer

Most of the important infrastructure projects of Arunachal including that of green field airport and highway projects are stuck due to compensation issues. The exorbitant compensation claim made in various districts has bogged down the Trans Arunachal highway project. Once completed this highway will connect all the major district...

Long pending demand

The new education minister Honchun Ngandam has given ray of hope to the unemployed youths of state by stating that in future recruitment of teacher will be conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission. He said education department will hand over responsibility of conducting teacher recruitment to APPSC at...

End of an era

With the death of former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul an era has ended in Arunachal politics. Despite hailing from remote Anjaw district, Pul went on to become Chief Minister of state inspiring thousands of youth with his hard working nature. His four month tenure as CM was adventurous and...

Big decision

The iconic anti-AFSPA activitist Irom Sharmila on Tuesday ended her 16 year old hunger strike. She didn't eat for 16 years in protest against alleged army atrocities in Manipur and has been demanding for repeal of Armed Forces Special Power Act which gives undue power to army. Sharmila also...
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