PPA questions BJP’s silence on Mere Vichaar

ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) said that it was surprised to see the BJP top brasses at the Centre still maintaining stoic silence over the 'explosive revelations' made in the 60-page note (Mere Vichaar) left behind by former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul before he committed...

132 KV Aalo-Pasighat HT line likely to be commissioned soon: APSERC

PASIGHAT, Feb 25: The 132 KV Aalo-Pasighat High Tension (HT) line is likely to be commissioned soon, which will meet the power needs of the district, said Chairman of State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC), Raghunath Prasad Singh. Singh disclosed it during a consultative meeting with East Siang Deputy Commissioner Tamio...

Nyokum celebration with a difference

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Over the years, Nyokum celebrations have turned into commercial venture with food stalls, housie, lottery and other business-related activities dominating the celebration. Also, songs in Hindi and other languages can often be heard playing in the cultural competitions being organized for Nyokum celebration. In the midst...

Ogs seek justice for late Katem Dai, candlelight march held

PASIGHAT, Feb 25: Hundreds of people from all walks of life joined the peaceful candlelight march carried out from Daying Ering Memorial Government Higher Secondary School to Gandhi Chowk, main market, here in the home town of late Katem Dai on Friday. Late Katem Dai reportedly died following an altercation...

Mind Your Language !

Flights Of Fantasy VM (Retd) What is your mobile number? My mobile number is Nine Por Tree Sik Zero Pipe Pipe Por Por Zero...this is how many of us will pronounce 9436055440. Belonging to the Tibeto-Burman stock, most of the native people from North East India have typical vocabulary, intonation and pronunciation...

Youths urged to think beyond the horizon of government jobs

DOIMUKH, Feb 24: Minister of Power, Textile and Handicraft and Industries, Tamiyo Taga appealed to the youths to think beyond the horizon of government jobs which are very limited and start exploring opportunities in other fields. He was addressing the valedictory function of Arunachal Pradesh Seva Sangh (APSS) conducted Skill...

100 trained under skill development

ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Altogether, 100 trainees drawn from different districts of the state were distributed certificates for different trades on completion of short-term skill development training on February 22 at Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic College, Itanagar. The programme, held under the aegis of Governor's Skill Development Training for Unemployed Youth was...

Wildlife law enforcement workshop at Tippi Wildlife Range

ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The three day Wildlife Law Enforcement Workshop for protected area managers from across north-east India commenced in Tippi Nature Interpretation Centre of Pakke Tiger Reserve on Saturday. From Wildlife Conservation Trust, R K Singh, with 20 years of experience in this field, is the chief resource person...

WASE urges DC to ban gambling

PASIGHAT, Feb 25: Terming playing carom in the form of gambling and hosting of DJ night parties illegal, the Women Against Social Evils (WASE) here have submitted a petition to the Deputy Commissioner of East Siang district recently seeking ban on these two activities. WASE President, Omem Ering, who met...

Ride for Nyokum

ITANAGAR, Feb 25: With the festive mood of Nyokum gripping the citizens here in the state Capital, the members of Royal Arunachal Riders (RAR) too dipped into the festive fervour and took out a rally under the theme 'Ride for Nyokum,' on Saturday. Initiated at the request of Secretary Tourism...

Mass awareness prog on biodiversity conservation held

Illegal hunting & fishing banned PASIGHAT, Feb 25: A mass awareness programme on biodiversity conservation was held at Doying Kumdang Hall, Mebo Sub-Divisional HQ, Romdum on Friday by the Adi Students' Union, in collaboration with Adi Baane Kebang, Mebo Block and sponsored by Divisional Forest Office, Pasighat under state CAMPA. In...

Governor, CM convey Nyokum Yullo greetings

ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, P B Acharya and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have conveyed their warm greetings to the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Nyokum Yullo. The Governor expressed hope that the celebration will further strengthen the rich and vibrant traditions of the...

Refrain from hunting: Jambey Tashi

TAWANG, Feb 25: Lumla MLA Jambey Tashi has cautioned everyone to refrain from indulging in hunting activities. Taking strict note of the endangered species of red panda, musk deer and black necked crane in the area, Tashi, who is also RWD Parliamentary Secretary, said that everyone must restrain from hunting...

Contractors urge govt learn lesson from Pul’s note

ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The All Arunachal Contractor's Welfare Association (AACWA) in a press release said that the ruling BJP Government in the state should learn a lesson from the 60-page note left behind by former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul before he committed suicide. Urging the government to be transparent in...

Death mourned

NAHARLAGUN, Feb 25: The All Sagalee Students Union (ASSU) has deeply mourned the demise of former convener of All Papum Pare District Students' Union (APPDSU), Chera Nega who breathed his last on February 23 at Niba Hospital, Naharlagun after a brief illness. Born in 1980 at Langruk Village under Leporiang...

Theatre workshop by NSD in Bhalukpong

BHALUKPONG, Feb 25: A month-long production oriented theatre workshop and training conducted by National School of Drama, New Delhi commenced here on Saturday. Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Kumsi Sidisow inaugurated the workshop, which was attended by HoDs, PRI leaders of the area and members of Aka Elite Society.

DRDA employees ready for mass casual leave

Correspondent ROING, Feb 25: After their six-day pen and tool down strike yielded no results, the DRDA employees are ready to go on a five-day mass casual leave from March 27. The decision, however, was taken before the end of their first phase pen and tool down strike on February 24,...

BJP celebrates Vijay Utsav

ITANAGAR, Feb 25: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Arunachal Pradesh unit celebrated the party's success in the Maharashtra and Odisha local body polls as Vijay Utsav (victory day) in presence of a large number of party leaders on Saturday. BJP leaders, including state party President Tapir Gao expressed optimism that...

DCC meet

BASAR, Feb 25: The extended executive body meeting of District Congress Committee and Block Congress Committee of West Siang district was held at Basar on February 15, wherein books containing INC party ideologies were distributed among the newly appointed District Congress Committee and Block Congress Committee office bearers. The meeting,...

Career counseling prog conducted

LUMLA, Feb 25: A daylong career counseling programme was jointly conducted by JL Enterprise, in association with Employment Welfare Association at Lumla Higher Secondary School recently. Besides the Lumla ADC and ZPM Lobsang Younten, the programme was attended by RGU Professors, Nani Bath and Otem Padung, PhD scholars and ATSU,...

Farmers trained on integrated farming system

NAMSAI, Feb 25: In all, 52 trainees along with Gaon Burahs, Chairperson, ASM of Manmow Tissuei, Pangkhao and Mankhow villages took part in a two-day long farmers' training programme on 'Integrated farming system' on Friday last. The training was organized by Lohit KVK I/C Programme Coordinator, Dr Debasis Sasmal at...

Condolence

ITANAGAR, Feb 25: Radhe Kojing, who worked as lab assistant in Government Higher Secondary School, Naharlagun, passed away on February 23 last at Tomo Riba State Hospital. A native of Tajang village in Lower Subansiri district, late Radhe Kojing is survived by his wife and two sons. A condolence meeting was...

Centre seeks early start of hydro projects in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Feb 24: The Centre is keen to start the hydro power projects in the state. Declaring that Arunachal is a priority state for development of hydro-power sector, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power, BP Pandey informed the Chief Minister Pema Khandu that the Centre has identified seven doable projects, which...

DRDA employees to go on mass casual leave

ITANAGAR, Feb 24: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of All India DRDA Staff Welfare Association (AIDRDASWA) has decided to go on a five days mass causal leave from February 27 to March 3. The decision was taken in a meeting of the association held under chairmanship of its president Sanjay...

Security forces nab NSCN(R) cadre

KOHIMA, Feb 24: Security forces apprehended an NSCN(R) cadre from Kharsang village under Changlang district. The NSCN (R) cadre, who has been identified as Sampit Kitman, was apprehended by Jairampur Battalion under aegis of DAO Division during an operation on Friday morning. The operation was conducted based on specific information about...

Investigation sought into student’s death

It’s a nightmare for the families, says father of the accused ITANAGAR, Feb 24: While seeking free and fair investigation into the alleged killing of a B.Tech second semester student of Scholar's Institute of Technology & Management, Guwahati, Katem Dai by one of his classmates, the Adi Students' Union...

DCM release state focus paper

ITANAGAR, Feb 24: Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein released the State Focus Paper- 2017-18 prepared by NABARD, regional office Itanagar at Banquet Hall here on Friday. NABARD has estimated Rs. 597.46 crore as credit potential for the year 2017-18, 67 percent of which is for crop loan and term loan...

AAPWU demands proper implementation of labour laws

Correspondent PASIGHAT, Feb 24: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) has demanded implementation of Labour Laws in the state. The state government is unenthusiastic in implementation of labour laws, which is depriving the poor workers from the benefits they are entitled to, alleged AAPWU President Jalley Sonam. Addressing at an awareness meeting...

CBOs participate in Golden Jubilee Nyokum Yullo at Joram

ITANAGAR, Feb 24: Various community based organizations under the banner of Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum (AITF) participated in the Golden Jubilee Nyokum Yullo Celebration at Joram on Thursday. Representatives from Galo Welfare Society, Adi Baane Kebang, Tagin Cultural Society, Tanw Supun Dukun, Sajolang Elite Society, Aka (Hrusso) Elite Society, Shertukpen...

When women took to the stage for a cause

ITANAGAR, 24 Feb: Women have often been told what they can and cannot do. This dictate is also prominent in the Arunachal tribal society no matter how many times we attempt to deny it with our own set of excuses. When the Festival of Arunachal, held alongside the 31st Statehood...
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