ITANAGAR, APR 20: The 6th edition of Arunachal Film Festival (AFF) is underway here at Dree Ground. The festival will be a two days event and organized by Film Federation of Arunachal (FFA) in collaboration with the Department of IPR (GoAP) wherein some of the best films from the state will be showcased.
Staff reporter ITANAGAR, APR 20: INC MLA Candidate Tai Nakio on Saturday said that the clarification made by BJP MLA Candidate Bamang Felix over the allegation postulated by APCC Chief Takam Sanjoy was total rubbish and a fabricated justification.
Maksam Tayeng PASIGHAT, APR 20: The Adi-Mising Bane Kebang (AMBK) has strongly condemned the physical attack on Otem Jamoh, Sub-divisional officer (SDO) of Sangram under Kurung Kumey district during the night of April 11 while on election duty.
TIRAP, APR 20: A hardcore ULFA (I) rebel has surrendered before the police here. The surrendered ULFA (I) rebel has been identified self-styled lieutenant Udgiran Asom and he surrendered before the Laju police on Thursday. He was handed over to Assam police on Friday.
ITANAGAR, APR 20: Re-polling is taking place across 19 polling booths spread across eight districts of Arunachal Pradesh where election malpractices, including booth capturing and attack on polling parties, were reported on April 11. EVM malfunctions were also reported in the first phase of polling in the state, where polling for 60-seat assembly was held simultaneously with the two Lok Sabha seats.
PASIGHAT, APR 20: Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, GoI, Deepak Khandekar, chairing a meeting with HoDs of various departments here at Siang Guest House stressed on encouraging entrepreneurship and livelihood opportunities for socio- economic empowerment of the Tribal communities adding that Ministry of Tribal Affairs is keen to extend support towards training and infrastructure for value addition including Marketing in areas of small scale industries, textiles, tourism, agro-horticulture, fishery, Bamboo, animal husbandry, forest produce and the like.
ITANAGAR, APR 20: Secretary to Government of India Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) D.S. Mishra along with Jt.Secy (MoHUA) Kunal Kumar, Jt.Secy Ministry of Power Govt of India A.Kumar and Secretary to Govt of Arunachal Pradesh Deptt of Housing & Urban Development SK Jain visited Tawang yesterday. The HODs and beneficiaries of PMAY and IHHL scheme under urban development dept. gave traditional welcome with khada to the visiting officers at Circuit house.
GUWAHATI, APR 20: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Manipur PK Singh on Friday said that contraband items worth Rs 37.55 crore have been seized in the state till now ever since the announcement of elections on March 10. Reports quoted Singh as saying that that the seized amount is the highest in the entire northeastern region.
The Azim Premji University report that at least 50 lakh Indian men lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, after the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, confirms the serious crisis on the jobs front. The study s authors said the figures would be much higher if women were included, and even discussed the quality of jobs being created. It may be recalled that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said even selling pakodas was a job. The university s findings should cause sleepless nights for Mr Modi, who had promised two crore jobs annually in 2014, which means over eight crore jobs should have been created by 2019. Instead, according to Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, a measly 7.8 million jobs were created. It s little wonder that Mr Modi tried in vain to suppress the National Sample Survey report that had placed unemployment at 6.3 per cent, the highest since 1972.