Re-polling on Apr 19 in 33 polling stations
ITANAGAR, Apr 16: The Election Commission of India has (vide Letter No 495/ARUN/2014/NES-II, dated April 15, 2014) fixed the date of re-polling/fresh polling/adjourned polling at 33 polling stations spread in 11 assembly constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh on April 19, from 6 am to 2 pm.
The polling stations, constituencies and districts listed for the purpose are: Lapung, Lorrah and Jawa (Bameng), Yakli, Veo, Byale Sulung and Dafri (Chayangtajo) and Lumdung (Seppa West) in East Kameng; Cholo (Palin), Tali HQ, Gimba, Giba, Roing, Dotte, Yorda, Richik and Raha (Tali) and Milli, Polosang and Ch...Read more
Protect Bailey bridges to maintain connectivity
By Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Apr 16: While building infrastructure to improve connectivity is a Herculean task in Arunachal Pradesh, one Bailey bridge after another is collapsing due to whimsical attitude of drivers.
Vital connectivity in such cases gets snapped as the law enforcing authority fails to bring the erring drivers to task, an observer said, adding that some urgent measures are needed lest more such bridge collapse.
The contractors engaged in constructing the double-lane Trans-Arunachal Highway will be moving heavy equipments and transport materials, making Bailey bridges vuln...
Soldiers from India, China celebrate Bihu at border
GUWAHATI, Apr 16: In a show of brotherhood, soldiers of Indian Army and Peoples Liberation Army of China celebrated Bihu festival at the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.
According to an official release, the forward troops stationed in the remote areas near Bumla post celebrated the occasion on Monday by inviting PLA soldiers deployed on the other side of the border to play friendly matches of volleyball, tug of war and archery.
The tunes of military band, followed by a cultural show which included Bihu and Bhangra dances, mesmerised all present on the occasion.
"The guests from P...Read more
Mein denies allegation
ITANAGAR, Apr 16: Terming the People’s Party of Arunachal’s (PPA) demand to the state chief electoral officer to cancel his candidature, Chowna Mein, the INC nominee from Lekang assembly seat, today said that the demand was ‘unethical, amusing, and a clear sign of desperation.’
Mahadevpur police have already registered a case in the matter, and arrested five accused including the two elder brothers of the deceased who have since been sent to six days’ police remand while investigations are on, he said in a statement.
He said the PPA has no reason to drag the INC or him into the ca...Read more
Miscreants destroy WRS bridges
TALI-PIPSORANG, Apr 16: Claiming that the wire rope suspension (WRS) bridges over Kumey river in between Tali and Yorda village and over Sulu river in between Tali and Gimba village have been destroyed by unidentified miscreants, the Tali-Pipsorang People’s Forum has urged the Kurung Kumey district administration to evacuate the people who are stranded in those areas.
Over 3000 people are stuck and facing imminent starvation, the forum stated in a press release.
Saying it would take approximately 2-3 months to reconstruct the bridges, it urged the administration to supply essential co...Read more
‘Trace missing teacher’
ITANAGAR, Apr 14: The Arunachal Teachers’ Association has urged the state chief electoral officer and the GoAP to trace the whereabouts of junior teacher Matthew Dabi who went missing on April 9 last while on duty as a polling officer in East Siang district. Seeking prompt investigation into the mystery, the association said it will start a democratic movement against the authority concerned if the teacher is not traced within five days.
Hailstorm ruins standing crops
By Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Apr 16: Severe hailstorm lashed Palin, Chambang, Gangte, Tarak Langdi and Yangte in Kurung Kumey district on April 12 last, blowing away rooftops of innumerable houses and causing massive damages to standing crops.
While informing this, Takam Pario, who was elected to the state assembly from Palin seat, urged the state government to immediately provide relief to the victims besides sending a team to assess the losses caused to the crops.
Entertainment that gave a social message
By Pradeep Kumar
NAHARLAGUN, Apr 16: Civilizations emerging and perishing for jaru (woman) and jamin (land) is a gospel truth since ages. If the Satya, Treta (Ram avatar) and Dwapara (Krishna avatar) yugas bore testimony to this fact, how the present Kali yuga could be an exception?
With the social mosaic of Indian devalued by craze for perishable wealth, mortal pleasures and exploitation of women folk, a skit christened Satyabhama-Rukmini, played as part of the Hanuman Jayanti in the Shiv temple here Monday night, sent a louder message to the society: If one puts fire to his house he would ...
Team to check forest fires
ITANAGAR, Apr 16: Following the occurrence of forest fires in and around the Capital Complex, the environment and forests department has created a patrolling team comprising staffers from the Itanagar, Naharlagun and Banderdewa forest divisions to ‘rush to the spots of such incidences and take measures to contain the situation.’
The team has also been empowered to apprehend offenders responsible for causing forest fires, conservator of forests (HQ) Hibu Dole informed today. The decision was taken during a meeting here between additional PCCF Rabindra Kumar, Dole, and the DFOs concerned ...Read more
Monsoon readying to roll into Arunachal Pradesh
With monsoon readying to roll into Arunachal Pradesh, the jhumiyas have begun burning the hilltops for jhooming or shifting cultivation. Forest fires raged in Dariya Hills on Thursday evening, sending an open challenge to the GoAP, the environmentalists in particular: Do whatever, we won’t budge from our traditional practice! AFND...