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Dibang dam will destroy 3.24 lakh trees: Activists

GUWAHATI, JUL 18: The anti-dam activists in Assam on Thursday opposed the proposed Dibang Multipurpose Project in Arunachal Pradesh saying construction of the country's biggest dam would make the state's annual flood problem more destructive. More ...

Dibang dam will destroy 3.24 lakh trees: Activists

GUWAHATI, JUL 18: The anti-dam activists in Assam on Thursday opposed the proposed Dibang Multipurpose Project in Arunachal Pradesh saying construction of the country's biggest dam would make the state's annual flood problem more destructive.

Need to get rid of middlemen menace in Arunachal: CM

ITANAGAR, JUL 18: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday stressed on the need for doing away with the middlemen menace in the State where local farm and horticulture produces are bought at throwaway prices but sold at higher prices outside the state.

CMs' panel mulls over linking of central grants to states with agri reforms

NEW DELHI, JUL 18: The central government should link grants and allocations made by the Finance Commission to states with reforms in the agriculture sector, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. A proposal to this effect was discussed at the first meeting of a 'High-Powered Committee of Chief Ministers for Transformation of Indian Agriculture' on Thursday.

More than 20 JE cases reported from East Siang

PASIGHAT, JUL 17: More than 20 Japanese Encephalitis (JE) cases have been reported from East Siang district so far, besides a sizable number of fever cases having Acute Encephalitic Syndrome (AES), officials said.

CM meets Rajnath, discusses defence land acquisition

NEW DELHI, JUL 18: Chief Minister Pema Khandu called on Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at his official residence here in the national capital on Thursday. The duo discussed on speeding up of land acquisition in the State for defence purposes.

Amit Shah to meet guvs, CMs of northeastern states on Aug 3-4

NEW DELHI, JUL 18: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will meet governors and chief ministers of the eight northeastern states for two days next month to review and discuss with them security situation and development issues, officials said Thursday.

DC reviews progress of schemes

ROING, JUL 18: A marathon session of meetings of the District Level Monitoring Committee to review the physical and financial achievement of schemes under ACA, SCA, NEC, NLCPR, RIDF, BADP, PMGSY, SADA, SIDF, CMDI&CF, Untied Fund (specific) and other major state sponsored schemes, review of department wise project proposal for 2019-20 in due consultation with all stakeholders, review of the State Budget highlights 2019, and precautionary measures of Japanese Encephalitis was held today at the DC's Conference Hall in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Mitali Namchoom, Administrative Officers and heads of departments of the district.

Student Police Cadets launched

ITANAGAR, JUL 18: The Capital Police led by SP Capital Tumme Amo on Thursday visited Govt Secondary School, Ganga and launched government sponsored programme Student Police Cadets and interacted with the teachers and students on various topics like safety & security tips, POCSO, social evils like drug abuses, importance of discipline, honesty and hard work.

Arunachal strength-lifters bag 2 bronze in Sikkim

ITANAGAR, JUL 18: Katu Yomcha and Techi Sonu of Arunachal Pradesh won bronze medals in the 72 kg and the 60 kg strength lifting categories, respectively, in the 1st Eastern India strength-lifting and Incline Bench Press Championship 2019 held at Gyalging, Sikkim, from 12-14 July.

Women arrested for selling cannabis

ITANAGAR, JUL 18: The capital police have seized 800 gm of cannabis also known as 'ganja' from a gumti here Thursday. A lady has been arrested in this connection. Capital SP Tumme Amo said police could bust the place acting on a Facebook complaint made by an aggrieved sister few days back. The lady in her complaint had mentioned the whereabouts about the place at tempo stand, Nyokum Lapang.

e-Service Plus launched

TEZU, JUL 18: Lohit District Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan formally launched e-Service Plus here today in the presence of all the Administrative Officers, HoDs, representative from CALSOM, All Mishmi Women Welfare Society, Bazar Committee and General Public at DC Conference Hall, Tezu. Speaking on the occasion, the DC informed the gathering that henceforth, six types of Certificates namely STC, PRC, Income Certificate , Dependant Certificate and Character Certificate in the district will be issued through e-Service Plus. He stated that e-Service Plus will bring Govt. to the Door step of the people. Citizens can apply for these certificates anywhere, anytime and anyplace.

Hali meets HoDs on developmental issues

YUPIA, JUL 18: Doimukh MLA Tana Hali Tara today held a meeting with all Head of Departments and Administrative Officers of the district at ZPC hall, Yupia. Hali in his maiden address to officers emphasised on the need to work in a team spirit for the overall development of the 14 Doimukh Assembly constituency. He requested all HoDs to route all new proposals of various schemes through him so that he can have clear picture of all developmental activities being taken up in his constituency.

Secretariat employees dissatisfied over poor ATM facility

ITANAGAR, JUL 18: Several officers and staffs of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Secretariat have expressed dissatisfaction with the State Bank of India ATM installed by SBI authority in the secretariat premises.

Unions call for regulating mining activities

Maksam Tayeng PASIGHAT, JUL 18: Raising concern over the growing degradation of environment by unregulated and unrestricted excessive mining activities in and around the river bed which finally leads to massive erosion during rainy season, various students organizations like All East Siang District Border Students Union and All East Siang District Students Union have jointly appealed the Deputy Commissioner, Pasighat for regulation of these menace.

Book review competition held

ITANAGAR, JUL 18: As part of the celebration of National Reading Month (June 19 to July 18), the Department of Public Libraries, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh conducted a book review competition among the school children at the State Central Library here on Wednesday. The month-long nationwide programme, initiated by NITI Aayog in collaboration with concerned institutions at the state level, aimed to inculcate in the citizens the habit of reading.

MLA concerned over poor power supply, road condition

ROING, JUL 18: Dambuk MLA Gum Tayeng convened a meeting with the authorities of Powergrid, NHIDCL, BIPL and Power department here Thursday in the presence of DC Mitali Namchoom (IAS), ADC (Dambuk) Rujjum Rakshap and Administrative Officers.

DC chairs meet on challenges of accessible elections

YUPIA, JUL 18: The District Monitoring Committee on Accessible Election (DMCAE) held a meeting here at the DC s Conference hall today under the chairmanship of DC cum DEO Vikam Singh Malik to assess the good practices and challenges for Accessible Election in recently concluded simultaneous general elections.

45 Kg of tobacco products burnt

ITANAGAR, JUL 18: The Arunachal Pradesh civil secretariat authority has appealed all officers, officials and guests who visit secretariat for official purpose not to bring tobacco products inside the secretariat campus.

BoB celebrates 112nd Foundation Day

NAHARLAGUN, JUL 18: Bank of Baroda (BoB), after public sector Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank consolidated with it, celebrated its 112nd Foundation Day with the inmates of Oju Welfare Association here in Thursday.

DC convenes meeting for I-Day celebration

YUPIA JULY 18: DC Vikram Singh Malik here Thursday convened a meeting to chalk out the programme and preparations for celebration of 73rd Independence Day at DC s conference hall.

Strike balance between studies and sports

BOLENG, JUL 18: Siang district deputy commissioner Rajeev Takuk on Thursday asked the students to strike a balance between studies and sports. He was speaking during the concluding ceremony of the 8th U-17 (boys) Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament-2019 here at Boleng.

AICU s flag rally reaches Itanagar

ITANAGAR, JUL 18: The flag rally of All India Catholic Union (AICU) for national integration to mark the completion its centennial year has reached at Itanagar Diocese. To mark the occasion, a special holy mass was celebrated at St Joseph s Cathedral Church here at Nyokum Lapang, Itanagar today. Hundreds of catholic believers attended the prayer service.

No plan to restore special category status to states: Govt

NEW DELHI, JUL 18: There is no plan to restore special category status -- which has been scrapped by think- tank Niti Aayog -- to any state in the country, the government informed the Rajya Sabha Thursday.

Assam floods: Death toll rises to 36

GUWAHATI, JUL 18: The rampaging flood waters have receded from Sivasagar even as 28 of the 33 districts in Assam remained affected by the deluge, displacing nearly 54 lakh people and claiming nine more lives to take the death toll to 36 on Thursday.

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