‘Naga solution linked to Arunachal’s peace’
Godspeed to prosperity, Arunachalees: Guv
By Pradeep Kumar
ITANAGAR, May 23: Former Army Chief JJ Singh, who made a difference as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh during his 5 ½-year tenure Thursday wished the state and its people Godspeed to prosperity and become one of the most developed state with highest per capita income and highest gross national happiness.
Singh, who is due to demit his gubernatorial post, addressing media persons at Raj Bhawan here, said “peace is linked to prosperity” and reiterated his “iron fist (for the terrorists) and velvet glove (for the innocent people...
1 dies in tragic road mishap
By Staff Reporter
NAHARLAGUN, May 23: One Talin Mara, 35, driver of an auto rickshaw, succumbed to his injuries at Arunachal State Hospital (ASH) here where he was rushed after sustaining grievous injuries when the front portion of his auto was squished under a truck coming from opposite direction around 6 pm here.
A truck (bearing registration No. AR-C-1373) was coming here from Yupia and the auto rickshaw was proceeding towards Papu Nallah when the mishap occurred near the Capital DC office, police sources said.
A police team rushed to the spot and extricated the damaged auto rickshaw wi...
Inclusive agenda led Cong to victory: CM
ITANAGAR, May 23: While accepting the verdict of the people in the panchayat and municipal elections-2013, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki attributed the overwhelming success of the Congress to the inclusive agenda and the people-centric policies of the party.
“The Congress is the only party with a vision and organizational discipline which has worked and will continue to work towards safeguarding the interests of the state. Our people have understood this and have responded by electing Congress representatives convincingly across the state,” Tuki said.
He asserted that the Congress leadership...Read more
NAHARLAGUN, May 23: The GoAP has lifted the suspension on bank transactions of upto Rs 50 lakh under head of account 8443 civil deposits. (DIPR)...Read more
Attack on officers condemned
ITANAGAR, May 23: Strongly condemning the physical assault on APCS officers engaged in election duties in Palin in Kurung Kumey district, the APCS Officers Association (APCSOA) today said further occurrence of such incidents ‘would be met with democratic movement by the association.’
It is very unfortunate that educated and politically aware people have developed a trend of taking the law unto their hands, thereby jeopardizing the effectiveness of administrative mechanism, the association stated in a press release. While appealing for peace and harmony, it prayed for speedy recovery of t...Read more
10th assembly session prorogued
NAHARAGUN, May 23: Governor JJ Singh prorogued the 10th (Budget) session of the 5th Legislative Assembly Wednesday, according to a notification....Read more
BJP moves SEC in firing incident
ITANAGAR, May 23: The state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party expressed its shock at the police firing incident at Palin in Kurung Kumey district Wednesday that left BJP ASM candidate from 19-Langdang under 1-Palin anchal samiti Takam Tagung injured his both legs and termed it very unfortunate on the part of district administration.
Accusing the Congress workers of triggering the violence in a complaint lodged with the State Election Commission Thursday along with the picture of the victim, the party sought SEC’s immediate intervention and demanded action against the erring officials respons...Read more
‘HSNP installation costs too steep’
NAHARLAGUN, May 23: While welcoming the decision to have high-security number plates (HSNP) installed on vehicles in the state, the All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) today said the costs of having such number plates installed are far higher in Arunachal than in neighbouring Assam.
The cost of installing HSNPs on a light motor vehicle, for instance, is Rs 1600 in Arunachal, but Rs 320 in Assam. Similarly, the same job on two-wheelers costs Rs 650 in Arunachal, as opposed to Rs 150 in Assam, the federation stated in a representation to the chief minister.
It urged t...Read more
Cong victories continue
YINGKIONG, May 23: The INC has won 5 of the 7 ZPM seats in Upper Siang district, while 2 seats have gone to independent candidates. Of the 62 ASM seats (3 vacant/uncontested), the Congress won 39 and independents 20, while of the 220 GPM seats (17 vacant/uncontested) the INC won 150, BJP 2 and independents 51.
There were vacancies in some segments owing to the locals boycotting the panchayat election in Gelling area to register their protest over non-creation of separate anchal samiti blocks for Tuting-Singa area.
In East Kameng, the INC has won 10 ZPM seats so far, with independents winnin...Read more
Guv interacts with students
ITANAGAR, May 23: Governor JJ Singh and first lady Anupama Singh interacted with students of Good Shepherd School, Itanagar, and MBA students from the Centre for Management Studies, NERIST, at Raj Bhavan here Wednesday.
During the event, which was focused on leadership, good governance, education, RTI Act and sports, the governor advised them to work hard and to be innovative besides focusing on their approach.
The Governor advised them to work hard, saying ‘there is no shortcut to success’. ‘Think original and be innovative, he encouraged them, adding “Good leader earn respect, neve...