Engage rebel groups in dialogue process

When BJP government came to power at centre, there was lot of hope that North East region will reap the benefit of development process promised by them. However it’s going to be almost 2 years since Narendar Modi led government came to power at centre but situation has not...

Inspiring stories

The news story about how a red panda was rescued and later handed over to Itanagar Biological Park authorities by a villager of Kebi village under Lower Subansiri district is truly inspiring. According to the report Panda was badly injured by labourers working in the field and if villager...

Is Kashmir drifting away from India?

Kashmir valley is once again experiencing massive anti-India protests. Violence has gripped valley forcing Centre to immediately augment the security grid by sending additional central armed police forces (CAPFs). Union home ministry is sending 3,600 additional CAPF personnel to the Valley. Of these 12 companies (1200 personnel) were sent...

Take everyone along

As the NDA government completes two year in office, celebration are going on across the country to mark the occasion. Several ministers are visiting various parts of country and holding press conferences highlighting the achievements of Modi government. A gala event was held at India Gate, New Delhi on...

Valley in trouble

The troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir is once again in news for all the wrong reasons. Kashmir Valley is on the boil for the last two days. Protests that erupted following the death of Abdul Wani Burhan, the wanted commander of the terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen who was...

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...

Ensure timely release of salary

Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday announced to release Rs 53 crore to clear all the pending salaries of SSA and RMSA teachers. He made this announcement while speaking at the Silver Jubilee Chindang Celebration of Sajolang community at Nafra. The CM’s announcement comes just days after All Arunachal...

End of an era

One of the most popular figures of 20th century and icon of communist movement Fidel Castro's death marks an end of an era. Castro who ruled Cuba for almost half a century with iron fist died on Saturday after a prolong illness. He inspired revolutionary movements across Latin America,...

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...

It’s advantage China for now

As India struggles to upgrade infrastructure in the border areas, China on Monday opened a new airport terminal at Nyingchi Mainling Airport, which is located close to Arunachal Pradesh. It is the second largest airport in Tibet region and will be able to handle 750,000 passengers and 3,000 tonnes...

Exercise restrains

The report of an IAS officer being ill treated by security forces in Itanagar during security checking is not a good sign. As per the media report police personnel is reported to have misbehaved with the officer even after he gave his identity. The incident raises serious question mark....

A good decision

Monitoring of the ongoing project funded by central government in the North Eastern region has been cause of concern. In the last 20 year Government of India has pumped in massive amount of money into the region. However desire progress has not been made at ground level. Due to...

Intimidation of press is wrong

It is becoming a habit for the politicians to try intimidating press when journalists don't tow their line. Across the world journalists face hostilities from ruling establishment for raising issues which makes them uncomfortable. Situation is worse in the states like Arunachal Pradesh. Apart from hooligan elements, the press...

Check poor quality work

As per the report in local media, Governor JP Rajkhowa has expressed dissatisfaction over the poor quality of Jully bypass road. Governor made this observation yesterday after visiting the Jully road and NH 415. It’s a very good move on the part of Governor to raise this important issue...

Monsoon fury

As the monsoon fury intensifies the flood situation is also getting out of control in various parts of state. While plains and foot hill areas are battling flood, the hilly parts of state is facing wrath of landslides. Flood is creating havoc in districts like East Siang, Namsai, Lohit,...

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...

Let judiciary and media remain independent

The appointment of judges for Supreme Court and high court is becoming a contentious issue. Recently Chief Justice of India TS Thankur came down heavily on union government for delaying the appointment of judges. The file for appointment of judges is alleged to be stuck in Prime Minister’s Office...

Major decisions

The state cabinet which meet on Thursday took two major decisions which can have massive socio-economic impact in the state. First, the decision to implement 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendation in Arunachal Pradesh is fraught with uncertainty. State government is already gripping with massive fund crisis. The implementation...

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...

Review all MOUs/MOAs

The report about Forest Advisory Committee under the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change deferring the forest clearance to the 3,097 MW Etalin Hydropower Project in Arunachal Pradesh has not come as surprise. Like Etalin, the majority of hydropower projects on offing in the state are stuck in...

Pathankot terror attack will test Indo-Pak relation

Just when the peace process between India and Pakistan were getting on right track, the Pathankot terror attack has came as major setback. Initial lead points to the involvement of ISI and Pakistan based Jaish-E-Mohammed. This new development has dampened the spirit of bonhomie which prevailed for some days...

Long term campaign is the ultimate solution

Itanagar has achieved the dubious distinction of occupying 71st position among 73 cities in the ongoing Swachh Survekshan 2016. Of 73 cities which were surveyed for sanitation ranking, Mysuru of Karnataka topped the list of clean cities. Chandigarh got the second position, Tiruchirapalli 3rd, New Delhi Municpal Council 4th...

Visit of immense significance

Starting tomorrow Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin tour of three nations namely Belgium, US and Saudi Arabia. The visit to Brussels comes just days after Belgium capital was hit by multiple terror attacks. Mr Modi will take part in India-EU summit where he will take forward the ongoing...

Welcome move

In a welcome move, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has decided to acquire modern SUVs to move forces in the forward areas of Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. As per the report ITBP recently acquired these expensive SUVs and have deployed them in the border outpost. This is just a...

Diplomatic failure

Despite tremendous efforts right from the level of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the official ranks of the Ministry of External Affairs, India's mission to enter prestigious Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) at the Seoul plenary session has failed to materialise. Thanks to an adamant China, who showed the rule...

Time to start working

Chief Minister Pema Khandu recently allocated portfolios to his council of ministers. Those considered to be part of former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s camp got less important departments. On the other-hand Pema handed over important departments to the member of his camp. Education and Library minister Honchun Ngandam is...

Water treaty is need of the hour

For long what India feared has finally come true. China recently announced that it is blocking a tributary of the Brahmaputra River in Tibet as part of the construction of a hydro power project. This has caused great concern among the people of North East India. Majority of rivers...

Hoping for the best

The winter session of parliament which will begin on Wednesday is expected to be stormy. Issues like demonetization, alleged fake encounter by Madhya Pradesh police and attempt to ban NDTV for a day are expected to dominate the course. As usual the opposition parties are expected to be noisy...

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...

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...
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