Stop fooling around

Even as state is witnessing serious political turmoil, it is the bureaucrats which are giving ray of hope to the people of Arunachal Pradesh. The political classes are busy in pulling each other's leg, thereby, seriously hampering the developmental process. For the last four month Arunachal has been witnessing...

High drama over JNU incident

The whole drama over sedition charge against president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union president Kanhiayya Kumar is being blown out of proportion. It is alleged that on February 9 pro-Afzal Guru and anti-India slogan were shouted inside JNU campus when a group of students tried to organize an...

Warning bell

The Chakma Hajong refugee issue is once again back in the forefront. Yesterday clashes broke out when group of settlers attempted to ransack office of extra assistant commissioner (EAC) alleging that a Gaon Burah (GB) of Madhupur-I Hajong village under Diyun circle was allegedly beaten up by the EAC....

Be the partner in developmental process

The local residents recently carried out repairing of Nyorak-Nikte road on self help basis. The 24KM stretch of road from Bame to Wak-Yomcha under West Siang district was repaired with the contribution of local people including politicians, officers and public. Likewise in Daporijo, the local residents repaired drain on...

Don’t divide peoplefor political gain

India’s most populated state Uttar Pradesh which sends highest number of MP to Lokh Sabha will go for assembly election in the year 2017. As UP elections nears, the political parties are using different tactics to whip up sentiment with their communal agenda. Recently BJP alleged that Hindus are...

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...

Police modernization is need of the hour

Home Minister Kumar Waii has made good start by initiating action against the erring policemen who were found neglecting duty. At the same time he also rewarded those performing their duty sincerely. This step by Home Minister (HM) should send out strong message. Waii has taken up home ministry...

Arrest the attacker

The brutual assault on NHPC official Bengia Guma at Roing town allegedly by local youths once again exposes the horrific side of Arunachal. The NHPC official was assaulted at his official quarter in presence of his wife and children. It is a barbaric act and deserves condemnation from everyone....

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...

Solve the problems of DRDA staff

It is very unfortunate that when Arunachal Pradesh was celebrating the Statehood Day, the DRDA employees had to launch its first phase of pen and tool down strike in protest against non-fulfillment of its various demands by the state government. They are demanding immediate absorption of DRDA staff in...

India & China need to de-escalate the tension

The Dalai Lama's Arunachal visit has generated lot of interest about state among international communities. The news of visit and controversies surrounding it is making headline across the globe. The neighbouring China which has bitterly opposed the visit is fuming and has warned India of tit for tat action....

Poor conviction of criminal is matter of deep concern

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has raised a very important concern by stating that conviction rate is very poor in North East region. Speaking during a meeting to discuss issues related to North East, Singh said that in some states of the NE region prosecution in criminal cases and...

Indo-China hostility increasing

The latest Chinese transgression in Sikkim sector once again raises serious concern over China’s attitude towards India. Chinese troops entered into Indian Territory and engaged in physical confrontation with Indian soldiers. Due to tense situation China has reportedly denied entry to pilgrimages that were going for Kailash Mansovar yatra....

Timely action

Ever since winter has set in capital complex has turned into ‘dusty city.’ It is becoming next to impossible for vehicle users especially bikers to ride along the national highway. The ongoing repairing cum re-carpeting of various stretches of Itanagar-Banderdewa road is causing more pollution. The construction material left...

Grab the opportunities

Noted film director Vishal Bharadwaj along with several famous Bollywood personalities like Shahid Kapoor, Farah Khan and Kangna Ranaut is currently shooting their next movie titled Rangoon in Pasighat. The Bollywood team along with their crew member will be staying in Pasighat for around 2 weeks. They have shooting...

Let parliament function smoothly

The new session of parliament will commence on coming Monday. The session is expected to be explosive. As its election year with states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal going through an election process, the parliament session will be used to trade heavy political punches. Both opposition and...

Difficult days ahead

Even as people of India are struggling with the skyrocketing prices of essential items, the government of India has increased the prices of diesel, petrol and LPG. On Tuesday Petrol and Diesel price were hiked much to the distress of the people of India. Giving further heartburn, the prices...

Gracefully accept verdict

Arunachal is once again heading to a major political crisis. The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the restoration of former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki's Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh. A five-judge constitution bench pronounced the verdict on a bunch of petitions dealing with discretionary powers of Governor Jyoti Prasad...

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...

Govt failing police force

Even as state was coming to terms with killing of late Dsp Bomto Kamdak at Chyangtajo during the line of duty, the news of another young police officer Hano Chatung committing suicide in the middle of national highway sent shockwaves. At first everyone thought late Chatung killed himself owing...

Resolve the differences

It looks like once again another session of parliament will be washed out. The proceedings of both the houses of parliament have been repeatedly disrupted over the demonetisation issue leading to adjournments after adjournment. Since the start of winter session, the parliament has been witnessing uproars from the opposition...

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...

Mushrooming of private university is a threat

The mushrooming of private universities in the state has worried everyone. At present there are 8 private universities in Arunachal. As per the govt. data during the previous academic session, 1292 tribal students passed out from these universities. Increasingly these private universities are becoming degree churning machines. Though every...

More need to be done to abolish VIP culture

The decision of union cabinet to stop using of red beacon by VIPs is good beginning towards abolishing VIP culture from India. Union Cabinet yesterday took the decision to remove red beacons from all VIPs including the President, Prime Minister and Chief Ministers. Following this decision Chief Minister Pema...

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...

Time to wake up

The horrific attack on pilgrimage going to Amarnath Yatra at Kashmir is highly condemnable and it will have serious repercussion in days to come. Six Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were killed and 12 injured when terrorists opened fire on their bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday evening....

End this disruptive tactic

Both the houses of Parliament were today adjourned sine die marking the completion of the winter session. In the entire session Lok Sabha passed 14 Bills registering 104 per cent productivity while the Rajya Sabha passed only nine bills witnessing 46 per cent productivity. During the entire session both...

Shameful incident

India has been deeply shamed by what happened at Bengaluru few days ago. A 21-year-old Tanzanian woman student was allegedly beaten up and stripped by the mob in a case of mistaken identity after a woman was mowed down by a car in Bengaluru on Sunday night. The incident...

Don’t divide people on religious line

These days’ non issues are being made as issue and real genuine issues are not discussed in public domain. Strangely at a time when farmers are dying due to bad crops the country is discussing whether chanting of Bharat Mata Ki Jai should be made compulsory. Recently Mohan Bhagwat, the...

Don’t allow misuse of fund

Chief Minister Kalikho Pul who is currently in Delhi meeting various central leaders seems to be making concerted effort to bring in more developmental fund to the state. Pul during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed him to sanction Rs 12,000 crore for reconstruction of the disaster...
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