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...

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...

Historic decision

In a landmark decision the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that no politician can seek vote in the name of caste, creed or religion. The court's verdict came while it was hearing several petitions in the Hindutva case. A seven-judge constitution bench, in a majority verdict, said any appeal...

Rise above appeasement politics

After the swearing in of the seven cabinet ministers, the Arunachal has got two deputy Chief Ministers in Chowna Mein and Kameng Dolo. This is for the first time in the history of Arunachal Pradesh that two deputy chief ministers has been sworn in. Therefore coming days will be...

India disappointed

UN General Assembly's failure to reach an agreement on reforms in Security Council in its 70th anniversary has left India disappointed. The decision of the UNGA has dampened the India's hopes for a permanent seat in UN Security Council while the members of G4 group, working for expanding the...

Miles to go for Indian Railways

Ever since assuming office Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given top priority to revamping the ailing Indian railways. Modi handpicked railway minister Suresh Prabhu to implement his vision of transforming the railway. Though two years have passed but not much change has been witnessed. It is quite natural that...

Listen to the voice of Tawang people

The Tawang police firing incident which left two people death and eleven injured have left huge scar on psyche of the people of state. The citizens of Arunachal are yet to come to terms that such an incident can take place in a peaceful region like Tawang. Chief Minister...

Drastic measures is need of the hour

In the last few days heavy rainfall has caused mayhem across the state. In Tawang district so far 18 people have died due to landslide related incident. 16 labourers lost their life in a hotel construction site at Tawang. The hotel is believed to be owned by a local...

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...

Uncertainty days ahead

The world is coming to terms with the shocking result of US election. Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton and will assume office of US President from January next year. The election result has sent shockwaves across the world. By electing Trump, American voters not only recklessly rolled the dice...

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...

Indo-Myanmar relation improving

It's a well known fact that majority of insurgency groups operating in the North East region are based in neighbouring Myanmar. Over the years these groups have killed thousands of people and have become biggest obstacle in the development of region. Myanmarese authorities never initiated any action against the...

India should be cautious

The Tibetan spiritual leader Dala Lama’s proposed visit to Arunachal next year has run into controversy. As expected the China has expressed deep concern over visit and has warned that visit will negatively affect Indo-China relation. Beijing has made it clear that bilateral ties may suffer "damage" and peace...

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...

India home to 4 most polluted cities

In an embarrassing finding, as per the report of World Health Organization (WHO), India is home to four of the five cities in the world with the worst air pollution. The dirtiest air was recorded at Zabol in Iran, which suffers from months of dust storms in the summer....

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...

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...

Be cautious

After assuming the office, Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has been pushing hard to revive the hydropower projects stuck in various stages. Pul has been meeting central leaders to expedite the pending projects. Several projects, the MOU/MOA for which was signed during late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's era are stuck...

Importance of judges

Chief Justice of India T S Thakur has been consistently raising the issue of judges’ shortage which is crippling India’s legal justice system. In a rare display of emotion, CJI Thakur recently broke down to tears during his speech at Joint Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of...

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...

Let NEDA be agent of development

The north east democratic Alliance (NEDA) which is an initiative of BJP will finally take shape on Wednesday. Party president Amit Shah will hold meeting with leaders of non-Congress parties at Guwahati. NEDA is an ambitious project of BJP president Amit Shah. It is a grouping of non Congress...

Intelligence mess up

Just a week after Prime Minister Modi met up with Nawaz Sharif, his Pakistani counter, Indian Air Force Station at Pathankot is under attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists. Seven precious Indian lives have been lost and scores injured. Four terrorists are reported to be dead but the exact numbers of...

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...

It’s better to be prepared

In the last few days North East region has been rocked by series of earthquakes. On Monday, a strong quake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale hit Tamenglong in Manipur. This was followed by many small and medium aftershocks. In Manipur many people lost lives. The earthquake also caused...

Difficult time for Europe

Terror has once again strike France. Atleast 84 people are believed to be killed and scores injured in the Bastille Day attack in Nice. The 31-year-old, Tunisian-born Frenchman Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel with a record of violence but unknown to counter-terrorism agencies drove the rented heavy truck for 2 km (1.5...

PWD has failed Arunachal

Recently PWD Minister Gojen Gadi informed that under-construction Civil Secretariat and Assembly Complex is targeted to be completed by February 20 and August 2016. He informed this while inspecting the progress of work. Both these projects have missed deadline on many occasions much to heartburn of everyone involved in...

Poor execution of work

Just few days of rain has started to cause damage to the capital road. This is giving sleepless night to the capital dwellers as actual monsoon is yet to hit the state. In many stretches, the potholes have developed. Ironically the repairing of capital road has been completed only...

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...

Interesting days ahead in Rajya Sabha

The result of the recently concluded Rajya Sabha election point towards more balanced upper house. Congress has been using its numerical strength in Rajya Sabha to corner government on various issues and also blocking the passage of important bills like GST. However BJP has managed to pull of victory...

Pakistan should stop supporting terror group

With Taliban once again emerging as major force in Afghanistan, it is deeply worrying the entire world. Ever since NATO forces started to leave country, the Afghan government has come under severe pressure from Taliban’s. The militant group has launched multiple attacks in various parts of country and has...
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