India will have to maintain balance

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will pay two day official visit to Palestine and Israel from 17th of this month. The two countries is very important partner of India. India and Israel share close relation in the fields of agriculture, science and technology and education. The visit will augment...

Never ending problem

The Assam-Arunachal boundary row has once again surfaced, this time in West Siang district. As per the report in local media, the Jigo Yego Students Union (JYSU) and Galo Students Union (GSU) have raised concern over frequent confrontation between the people of Kankgu and Dhemaji district due to large...

Different route

In last few days Chief Minister Kalikho Pul visited various ongoing infrastructure projects within capital complex. These projects have been progressing at snail pace. He has visited civil secretariat, assembly building, Tomo Riba State Hospital, etc. Pul is also taking initiative to revive the medical college project at Pachin,...

Diplomatic coup

The ongoing visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Iran is very significant in the context of India's relation with Islamic world. Iran is considered to be the spiritual head of Shia Muslim and yields immense clout in the middle-east. This visit comes after PM Modi visited Saudi Arabia...

Lesson for everyone

As state mourns the death of 10 people at Bhalukpong in a massive landslide, it is time for deep introspection. On Saturday afternoon heavy rainfall triggered massive landslides which lead to the death of 10 persons. The tragic incident is a reminder of how nature can cause untold misery....

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....

Appreciable initiatives

Chief Minister Pema Khandu is currently camping at New Delhi and meeting various central ministers seeking support for the development of state. Yesterday he meet Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and sought fund for improving road connectivity in rural areas under PMGSY scheme. The union minister assured...

Situation is going from bad to worse

In yet another horrific act, the Pakistani troops killed three Indian soldiers and mutilated body of one of them at Machal sector under Kupwara district, Jammu and Kashmir. Reports said the militants who crossed over into this side of Line of Control mutilated the body of one soldier before...

Prioritize defence sector

India is set to finalize $660 million deal for mobile heavy artillery weapons -- its third major gun purchase in the past year and a sign that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s defense spending spree is far from over, according to people with knowledge of the matter. As per the...

Providing job is not ultimate solution

In a fresh bid to woo the youths of naxal and insurgency affected region, today union government approved a proposal for raising 17 Indian Reserve Battalions by Jammu and Kashmir and Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states. A decision to this effect was taken during Cabinet meeting in New Delhi....

Respect voices of dissent

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who was recently released from Tihar jail, has emerged as the new cult hero. Kanhaiyya’s address to JNU students after his release from jail has caught nation’s imagination. His advocate for azaadi(freedom) from poverty, casteism, capitalism etc has found resonance...

Fast track the probe into chopper deal

The Agusta Westland Chopper scam is starting to haunt Congress party. Ruling BJP is targeting party President Sonia Gandhi in this case based on the judgment passed by an Italian court. The court has observed that there is a reasonable belief of corruption in the helicopters deal. The deal...

Bangladesh on edge

India’s immediate neighbour Bangladesh is fast emerging as hot bed of Islamic militancy. The list of those who have fallen victim to attacks by Islamist militants in Bangladesh is growing. Secular bloggers, academics, gay rights activists, and members of religious minorities including Shia, Sufi and Ahmadi Muslims, Christians and...

Shun back door entry

The Arunachal and Uttarakhand fiasco is starting to haunt BJP and central government. On Tuesday opposition parties in particularly Congress alleged that BJP led central government is making efforts to destabilize the non-BJP ruled States. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge alleged that BJP wants to retain the power by hook...

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...

Resume talk

The situation along the Indo-Pak border continues to remain tensed. As per report this morning the Pakistani forces started unprovoked firing and shelling targeting Indian positions as well as civilian areas which prompted the Indian forces to retaliate effectively. Heavy exchanges of gunfire took place in various sectors of...

Appreciable step

The teacher absentee in interior areas is the biggest hurdle towards giving quality education to the children. Arunachal has been battling this serious problem for the last many years and are yet to find solution to it. Calls for stringent action against such erring teachers are being repeatedly made...

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...

Keep a close eye on IS activities

Three Hyderabad-based youths, suspected to have links with the ISIS, were recently arrested from Nagpur Airport by the Anti Terror Squad. The trios were planning to move to the Srinagar. Increasingly more number of Indian youths is getting attracted to IS. This is a cause of concern for the...

Govt. officials being made scapegoat

The decision of Governor Secretariat to issue show cause notice to its own deputy secretary coinciding with demand for transfer of Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi is a worrying sign. As the battle for power intensifies between Governor, Tuki & Pul camp and that of BJP, increasingly government officials are...

Peculiar situation

The appeal of Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) seeking Scheduled Tribe status for the Mishings residing in the state has received hostile reception from people of Arunachal Pradesh. Large sections of citizen are averse to this demand of ABK. Though demand may be genuine especially for those Mishings who are...

Inspiring performance

Once again the girls have brought laurels to the state with their brilliant achievement. Two Arunachale girls Duyu Kampu and Chajat Lowang have cracked the prestigious union public service commission (UPSC) exam. The results were declared yesterday. They are among 16 people from North Eastern states who cleared the...

Important policy decisions

The government of India today took many important decisions to improve the ease of doing business. In a major policy decision government has approved 100 per cent FDI in a host of sectors including civil aviation, defence, pharma and single brand retail sector under automatic route. Other sectors in...

Miuses of FDR money

The BJP Arunachal Pradesh unit today alleged that due to poor quality flood damage repair work, the Noa-Dihing River created mayhem in Mahadevpur circle. BJP claimed that flood protection work carried out under State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) has failed due to shoddy works carried out by the contractors....

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...

America decides

After months of campaigning and debates, Americans will decide the fate of Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in the polls as voting is underway in the United States to elect the country's 45th President. This election has been bitter and historic in many senses. Clinton is...

Cashless transaction

The move of the central Govt to go for cashless transaction may take a longer time as the people of the country, particularly in rural area, are still clueless about the cashless economy. Observers say that there are still a number of hurdles in making India a cashless economy. It...

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...

Fire incidents on rise

Every year, during winter season Arunachal witnesses multiple number of fire accidents. Massive properties worth crores of rupees get lost and many people are rendered homeless. Fire incidents has been repeatedly occurring across the state for the last many years but still we have not been able to find...

Expectation from railway budget

The railway budget for the year 2016-17 will be presented tomorrow by the Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu. Expectations are running high with people rooting for introduction of new trains and improvement in passenger amenities. Passenger fares had not been hiked in the last Railway budget. Despite Prime Minister Narendra...
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