Hooliganism in disguise of nationalism

The clashes between students related to Left-affiliated AISA and BJP-backed ABVP at Ramjas College, Delhi on Wednesday raises concern over freedom of speech and expression under the present regime. ABVP member allegedly created ruckus, damaged college properties and beat up organizers over a decision to invite JNU students, Umar...

Regular Governor is need of the hour

The issue of regular Governor for Arunachal has become matter of paramount importance. Drawing the attention of Home Minister Rajnath Singh who was recently on a visit to state, the apex student body of state AAPSU called for appointment of regular Governor at the earliest. In the last one...

Don’t misuse govt. money

Just as whole state was readying to celebrate the statehood day, the news of a suspension bridge collapsing at Tirbin under West Siang district came as a huge shock. Luckily no one lost life in the incident but several people were seriously injured and are currently undergoing treatment. The...

Time for introspection

As the Arunachal gears up to celebrate the 31st statehood day, it’s time for us to introspect. The event of last one year has shaken the spirit of every citizen of this state. Arunachal has witnessed series of political crisis which culminated with the suicide of former CM late...

Testing time for judiciary

Just days before Arunachal celebrates statehood day, the state has been rocked by the leak of explosive note penned by former Chief Minister late Kalikho Pul. Named ‘Mere Vichar’ the note written by Pul just days before he committed suicide has named prominent politicians and even top judges of...

Select the best location

A bitter feud has developed over selection of site for establishment of headquarter of the new Lower Siang district (LSD). State government recently declared that permanent headquarter will be set up at Garu and Likabali will be a temporary one. The decision of state government is being bitterly opposed...

Put more money into scientific research activities

Once again the India's space scientists have made country proud by launching a record 104 satellites on a single rocket from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. Space agency ISRO successfully launched the satellites. With this India has become the first country to successfully carry so many...

Avoid religious politics

The mixing of politics and religion can have devastating effect on the society. For long Arunachalees have been fearing that dirty religion centric politics which is largely practiced in mainland India might one day enter state. The fear seems to be coming true as Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC)...

CM and DCM should take initiative

The report of state finance department creating obstacles in construction of steel bridge between Naharlagun Helipad and Borum village is classic example of how bureaucrats can become enemy of the development. The Indian bureaucracy is famous all over the world for its notoriety and red tapism. Many of the...

Role of Governor under scanner

The role of Governor is once again in spotlight. Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao has been refusing to invite VK Sasikala to form government even though she has staked claim to form government with support of majority AIADMK MLAs. On 5th of this month Chief Minister O Panneerselvam tendered...

Worrying sign

The news regarding the arrest of six women for prostitution at Tezu is matter of deep concern. According to police sources, on February 7 they arrested six women and two male customers during a raid. Few years ago capital police had made similar raids and arrested the people involved...

Maintain certain decency

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a swipe at his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh on Wednesday while replying to the motion of thanks on president’s address in the Rajya Sabha. Modi said only Dr Singh knows how to take “shower with a raincoat”. PM made the remark while referring to...

Keep aside political difference

The decision of state cabinet to approve operation of fixed wing aircraft for passenger service in selected Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) has potential to change the air transportation scenario in the state. As of now not a single fixed wing aircraft operates in the state. However, the operationalization of...

Districts be created on need based

Chief Minister Pema Khandu during Boori Boot celebration has announced that within this year state government will create another new district named Kamla. The demand for the said district has been going on for the last many years. Therefore the announcement of Chief Minister has excited the people of...

Extend every possible support

The people of insurgency affected districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding have made serious allegation against state government of neglecting them. The statement of Arunachal Naga Students’ Federation (ANSF) which was widely published in local dailies on Monday once again reminds us how the people belonging to three troubled...

Testing days ahead for AIADMK

In an interesting move, AIADMK MLAs on Sunday elected VK Sasikala as the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The longtime companion of J Jayalalithaa who became the party chief after her death - has been elected the chief of AIADMK's legislature party, clearing the decks for her takeover...

Take more initiatives

A unique initiative has been launched by Longding Deputy Commissioner Himanshu Gupta. The young IAS officer has tasked all the heads of the department to adopt a government school, located within their work jurisdiction. This has been done to improve the condition of schools. Though it is just in...

Leadership vacuum

The dynamics of international politics is witnessing a massive change. Two of the world's most powerful countries US and UK is suddenly turning towards protectionism and is withdrawing themselves from role of prominence. Ever since the end of cold war and collapse of Soviet Union, US along with its...

Political funding under scanner

The government of India has taken an important step towards bringing in transparency in the political funding. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced during budget presentation that political parties can now receive only Rs 2000 as donation in cash from one source. For any donation above Rs 2,000, parties...

Sincere effort

The department of tourism, government of Arunachal which has roped in Bollywood superstar John Abraham as brand ambassador will be launching TV commercials on Arunachal Tourism featuring the actor. The ad will be telecast in few popular TV channels from January 31 onwards. This is a very good initiative...

Use best available technologies

In the last 10 days several soldiers have lost their life due to avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir. Five soldiers who were successfully rescued in Machhil sector of north Kashmir's frontier district of Kupwara on Saturday succumbed to their grievous injuries on Monday at Army Hospital in Srinagar. The...

Trump should re-think

The world’s most powerful country, the United States of America, is going through a difficult transition period after swearing in of new president Donald Trump. His action in the first week as president is having turbulent effect. Trump and his team have been going hard on anyone who questions...

Inspiring tales

As India celebrated its 68th Republic Day, the two son of soil made whole Arunachal proud with their immense contribution to the nation. Havildar Hangpa Dada was posthumously conferred the Ashok Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee. He laid down his life after single-handedly killing three terrorists in Jammu and...

Fate of NEDA remains unknown

The fate of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) in Arunachal remains unknown as the former allies PPA and BJP are engaged in a bitter war of words. NEDA which comprises of 11 regional parties of North East was launched by BJP to unite the anti-Congress parties. Party President Amit...

State media gains more strength

The launch of newest newspaper, Arunachal Observer on Monday has added another feather in the arms of Arunachal media. This has taken the number of English daily in the state to 8. In the last 10 years the state media has witnessed sudden growth with launch of several newspapers...

Engage all the rebel groups

Ever since the government of India entered into framework agreement with Naga rebel group NSCN (IM), there has been surge in insurgency activities in North East region. Underground groups like NSCN (K), ULFA (I) and others are conducting coordinated attacks especially targeting the Indian army. In the latest such...

Railway security, matter of concern

Yet another major train accident on Sunday morning killed 39 people and seriously injured many. Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express train derailed near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh. In the last one year several major train accidents has occurred posing serious question mark over the safety of Indian...

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....
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