Uphold gallant traditions of Indian Armed Forces, Arunachal Governor to Army personnel Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen K T Parnaik (Retd) exhorted the army personnel to be alert and uphold the gallant traditions of Indian Armed forces in guarding the sensitive borders in the northeastern state. The governor while interacting with armed forces personnel at the border village of Taksing in Upper Subansiri district on Friday said that the international border of the state in the Taksing sector is sensitive and strategically important for the security of the nation. Parnaik, who had earlier visited Taksing as the General Officer Commanding of 4 Corp in 2008, encouraged the personnel to maintain physical fitness and sound mental alertness. He shared modern-day security design and steps with the personnel to keep the border safe and secure, a Raj Bhavan release said. He advised the officers and personnel to maintain cordial relations with the border villagers in the Taksing area and provide them assistance at the time of need and emergency. The officers and personnel of Rajputana Rifles, Garhwal Rifles, Arunachal Scouts, 340 field regiment and Indo-Tibetan Border Police were present during the interaction. Taksing located at the India-China border, is one of the villages in the state selected under the Vibrant Village pilot programme. Later addressing a public meeting the governor said that the Vibrant Village programme aims to provide all basic facilities at the first village near the border. He said that a collaborative effort must be adopted, involving state administration, armed forces and villagers to make them vibrant. Parnaik said that facilities must be shared amongst the stakeholders, while acknowledging that villagers in the state have very cordial relations with armed forces at the border. The governor assured the villagers of Taksing to give top priority to road connectivity and exhorted them to plan and build up for the future by developing infrastructure, tourist attractions and community halls and become 'Atma Nirbhar'. The governor urged the villagers to participate in the developmental process to help the government officials involved in the Vibrant Village programme, the release added.
Itanagar: The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has signed an MoU with the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya in Arunachal Pradesh Trust (VKVAPT) for infrastructure development in six schools as part of its corporate social responsibility, officials said. The six schools include Balijan, Sunpura, Jairampur, Banderdewa, Ziro and Kharsang kendriya vidyalayas, they said. The agreement was signed  The post Arunachal: NTPC inks pact with 6 kendriya vidyalayas for infra development appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
For locals, Nechiphu tunnel means safer, faster transit The 500-meter tube Nechiphu tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh's West Kameng district means more for Liza Debisow than merely improving connectivity. It also means that no one has to go through the harrowing experience her family had to endure when her brother was injured in a road accident in the area before the tunnel was constructed. ''It becomes very foggy in the area and driving is very perilous. My brother was once injured while taking the road home,'' Liza told PTI, expressing her happiness at the opening of the tunnel. ''But now, we can drive safely. Not just the time, the risks have also come down drastically,'' the teacher at a local school added. The Nechiphu tunnel, built on the Balipara-Charduar-Tawang road in West Kameng district, is a D-shaped, single-tube, doublelane tunnel at an altitude of 1,630 metres and was inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh through the virtual mode on September 12. For Sachin Bolusow, the tunnel means a safe passage in a faster mode. ''It is mostly foggy in this region and it becomes difficult to drive under such conditions. The tunnel has cut down driving time as well as made it safer,'' he said. He also pointed out that the opening of the tunnel has made transit easier for the defence personnel also, who are deployed across the state which shares its border with China. Echoing Sachin, another local youth Hroshu Khabisow added, ''Since the opening of the tunnel, there has also been a steady flow of tourists to see it. Many of the visitors are people from nearby villages who marvel at the engineering feat and take turns to click photos on their mobile phones. The beautifully lit interior of the tunnel is also a preferred route for recording videos by the local populace as well as travellers who use the road. The tunnel is located in a strategic stretch which is usually affected by dense fog between the stretch Km 70.00 to Km 95.00 (current tunnel chainage is between Km 81.970 to 87.075), Border Road Organisation (BRO) officials said. During the foggy period, the traffic on this road is obstructed and sluggish. After a series of consultations, they said that analysis and engineering 'Nechiphu Tunnel' was conceived as the only possible solution to avert the issue. The foundation stone was laid by Singh in August 2019 and work was started in October of the same year by Dhorajia Construction under an EPC contract under close supervision of BRO. The tunnel has been constructed by cutting through highly fractured and fragile rock strata under low overburden through strict 3D monitoring and through proactive application of the desired tunnel support system. ''This tunnel will not only provide safe all-weather passage but will also cut short the travel time by 30 minutes and reduce road distance by 6 km of heavily, foggy stretch. This environment-friendly construction and reduction in distance will also help reduce carbon footprint in the area,'' the officials said. It is equipped with modern lighting and safety facilities, besides state-of-the-art electro-mechanical systems and firefighting devices.
30-Sep-2023 Power New Delhi : NTPC signed two Memorandums of Agreement( MoAs) with Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV)Arunachal Pradesh Trust for Infrastructure development in VKV Balijan 
Union Minister G Kishan Reddy inaugurates 5G Experience Centre in Guwahati In a significant move towards harnessing the potential of 5G technology for socio-economic development in the northeast region, Assam Electronics Development Corporation (AMTRON) has started a 5G Experience Centre and Applications here in collaboration with various government agencies. The project was virtually inaugurated by Union Minister for the Department of North East Region (DoNER) G Kishan Reddy in the presence of BL Verma, Minister of State for DoNER and others. The event was conducted at Tech City, Bongora, outskirts of Guwahati. Reddy in his speech said the initiative aligns with the vision articulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in December 2022, focusing on leveraging 5G technology and digital connectivity for job creation, meeting developmental goals, and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030 in the North Eastern Region (NER). India's digital economy has witnessed remarkable growth, outpacing some of the world's largest economies. Services like Aadhar, United Payments Interface (UPI), and Digilocker have played pivotal roles in India's digital transformation. Recognising the potential of this digital revolution, the North Eastern Council, under the Ministry of DoNER, fully funded Indias first 5G Training Labs and 5G Health Use Case applications across seven North Eastern states (Except Arunachal Pradesh), Reddy said. Assam Electronics Development Corporation (AMTRON) spearheaded the implementation of this ambitious project, collaborating with key stakeholders, including the Ministry of DoNER, Department of Telecommunications, Telecom Sector Skill Council, School of Planning & Architecture (New Delhi), Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital (New Delhi), Design Innovation Center (UIET, Panjab University), and ALIMCO (a PSU of Ministry of Social Justice & Development, Government of India). The North Eastern Council (NEC) provided essential guidance and coordination throughout the project, he said. A remarkable achievement was the completion of this project in a record time of around 75 days, setting a precedent for swift and effective execution under the policy of Act First & Fast for North East, Reddy said. Ramendra Narayan Kalita, Chairman, AMTRON, who was also present during the occasion said the North East Region is moving ahead in technology and trying to match the footsteps of other technology-enriched states. The 5G technology as envisaged will offer a wide range of benefits to the common people. It will not only help in providing seamless coverage, high data rate, low latency, and highly reliable communications but will also increase energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and network efficiency, said Kalita. Through 5G, children even from the remotest schools in villages of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram or any other North Eastern States will be able to learn new things in the new age classroom with top experts. We hope that this 5G Experience Centre will be able to provide the platform for students to avail Online Open Courses through 5G high-speed connectivity at a mass scale and secure them employment as well, he said. The project comprises four key components,5G Training Labs,5G Health Use Case Applications, Collaboration with Tech City, Guwahati, and Impact on SDG 2030 Goals. This groundbreaking initiative not only strengthens digital connectivity in the Northeast but also positions the region as a significant player in the emerging 5G technology landscape. With this ambitious undertaking, AMTRON and its collaborators are paving the way for the North East to harness the full potential of 5G technology for inclusive development and economic growth. (ANI)
Speaking on the denial of visa to three Wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh by Chinese authorities for the 19th Asian Games, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on September 29 called it unfortunate and said that the China keep creating obstacles. Pema Khandu said, ...This is not a new thing for us. It is very unfortunate that they keep creating obstacles. They claim that Arunachal Pradesh is their part but in history, Arunachal has never been a part of China. Everyone knows this...
TAWANG, Sept 29: China has no claim over Arunachal Pradesh as the state has always been part of India, Chief Minister Pema Khandu asserted on Friday. Referring to the recent denial of regular visa to three Wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh for the Asian Games in Hangzhou, he said China unnecessary tries to bring a political angle whenever there is an issue related to the border state. China has no claim over Arunachal Pradesh. Never in history Arunachal Pradesh has  The post China Has No Claim Over Arunachal, State Always Part Of India: CM Khandu appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .
Chief Minister Pema Khandu of Arunachal Pradesh, India, has stated that China has no claim over the state, which has always been part of India. He criticized China for denying regular visas to three Wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh for the Asian Games, accusing them of trying to bring a political angle to the issue.
NTPC inks pact with 6 kendriya vidyalayas in Arunachal for infra development The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has signed a pact with the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Arunachal Pradesh Trust (VKVAPT) for infrastructure development in six schools as part of its corporate social responsibility, officials said. The six schools are Balijan, Sunpura, Jairampur, Banderdewa, Ziro and Kharsang kendriya vidyalayas, they said. The agreement was signed in the presence of NTPCs Bongaigaon-based regional director Partha Mazumder, chief general manager Karunakar Das, general manager (HR) Rajnish Rastogi, VKV secretary Sujata Nayak and joint secretary Rupesh Mathur, a statement said on Friday. VKVAPT has been playing a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape of Arunachal Pradesh, the statement said. The signing of the pact signifies NTPCs commitment to support education and infrastructure development in the country, it added.
Amid fresh violence in Manipur, Srinagar SSP Rakesh Balwal will return to Manipur, his home cadre. Rakesh Balwal, who was on inter-cadre deputation, is a 2012 batch IPS officer who was shifted to Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre in December 2021. Balwal has served in Manipur police in various capacities with the last being Senior Superintendent of Police, Churachandpur in 2017. Manipur has been witnessing clashes between Meitei and Kuki communities since May 2023. Rakesh Balwal has led important anti-terror operation as Srinagar SSP. When he took over as SSP in Srinagar he focussed on improving the law-and-order situation. It was during his tenure that Muharram procession was allowed on the roads after three decades and public participation in the Independence Day functions was allowed this year.
New Delhi, Sept 29: NTPC signed two Memorandums of Agreement( MoAs) with Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV)Arunachal Pradesh Trust for Infrastructure development in VKV Balijan and VKV 
New Delhi, September 28 Srinagar Senior Superintendent of Police Rakesh Balwal, who has expertise in handling terror-related cases, has been prematurely repatriated to the Manipur cadre where a fresh bout of violence has worsened the already tense situation. The 2012-batch IPS officer, who was shifted to Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre  The post Srinagar SSP Rakesh Balwal transferred to strife-torn Manipur appeared first on Northlines .
Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, Sept 28: Srinagar Senior Superintendent of Police Rakesh Balwal, who has expertise in handling terror-related cases, has been prematurely repatriated to Manipur cadre where a fresh bout of violence has worsened the already tense situation. The 2012 batch IPS officer, who was shifted to Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre in December 2021, will be assigned a new posting in Manipur upon his joining in the State, which has been witnessing clashes between the  The post Balwal shifted to Manipur appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .
The international body conducted a round table webinar on Thursday, ahead of the IOC Session in Mumbai next month CHENNAI: The sustainability of the Olympic Games and the legacy it leaves behind are two of the most discussed topics after a nation hosts the mega event. There are a few examples where the countries struggled with their economy like in the case of Greece and even Brazil. Sydney struggled with the upkeep of the infrastructure they created for the 2000 Olympic Games. Sometimes the expenses need to be underwritten. Closer home, though the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games are incomparable in their magnitude, the 2010 CWG in Delhi did have financial implications. With India showing interest in hosting the 2036 Olympics, its yet not official though, the International Olympic Committee during a round table webinar on Thursday, ahead of the IOC Session in Mumbai next month talked about how they are trying to make the bidding process easier and less expensive and the Games more sustainable. There are multiple stakeholders including the Indian Olympic Association, the host city, and the governments (state and central). Jacqueline Barrett, future Olympic Games hosts director, explains the new bidding process succinctly. The IOC wants to make it more accessible to the countries around the world to bid. To make it more universal. We want to make sure that everybody has the opportunity to host this exciting Games in the future and in a way it works for them and is well planned and ahead of time. The new approach to bidding is by us becoming the partner right from the word go so that we can help and share the expertise of the entire Olympic movement with cities, countries, and regions aspiring to host the future Games to help them build projects that will really work for them. And result in sustainable Olympic Games and working for the region that will leave a long legacy for the country. In terms of us coming to the table right from the word go with the NOC of the host country and again using all the expertise of the Olympic movement and working with the future organizing committee because we have a lot of experience to help interested parties of the future. We have rolled out this program Brisbane 2032 and this is the first future host elected under the new approach to bidding and hosting the Games. By doing that we have managed to bring the cost of bidding by over 80 per cent based on the last bid procedures and that is relevant for both the Summer and Winter Games. This new approach is bearing fruit. Christophe Dubi, the Olympic Games executive director, also explains the economics behind the Games. The Games are the best possible business in town. Why do I say that? Simply because for 20 years or more the budget of the Games that is organizing the event from the start of the Opening Games to the Closing of the Paralympics the budget is balanced, he said. This is for many reasons. First, the IOC came up with a very hefty contribution of about $1.8 billion in the context of Los Angeles. Then the organizers sell tickets and have their own programs and that helps to balance the budget. Imagine when you have a ($) 4.3 billion operating budget that is balanced. The volume of economic activities that this produces across the economics of Paris, the region, and the country, it is estimated at 10 billion (dollars/euros). When you have this money for the French state this also means you have the fiscal revenue. All in all, with the injection and power of the Games the city generates additional economics which in the end turns out to be formidable. This is why we have a very long line for 2036 already. Because its a great value proposition. India must have strong IOA to bid for Games The IOC once again reiterated that the IOA must appoint a Chief Executive Officer as early as possible. James McLeod, Director of NOC relations, said that despite holding several rounds of discussions with the IOA and its executive board they are yet to appoint a CEO. There was a change in the constitution last year and one of the key points in that was the appointment of CEO, he said. We have been continuing our dialogue with the IOA for that position to the appointed and I must say that we are quite disappointed that it has not been done up to now. In conversation of the future hosting of the Games, you need a very strong National Olympic Committee to back the bid. We will continue our dialogue with them. The IOC also said that as of now there is no official communication regarding hosting the Olympics in 2036. However, the IOC said that it will be exciting to see India bid and host the Olympics. Aware of Arunachal athletes visa issue: IOC The IOC has also said that they are aware that Arunachal Pradesh athletes from India were denied conventional visas to enter China. The IOC said that they are in touch with OCA to try and resolve the issue. Our principle doesnt only apply to the Asian Games but every day and everywhere across the globe, said McLeod. ALSO READ | Asian Games: Sports Minister's China trip cancelled over 'visa denial' to Arunachal athletes All athletes should have free and unfettered access to sports competitions regardless of their nationalities and regardless of the passport they hold. These are the policies we as IOC will continue to uphold. We will talk to different parties within the Olympic movement and also governments so that these principles are upheld. We are aware of the situation and it is a matter of the Olympic Council of Asia and we know that there are discussions between the OCA and the hosts of the Asian Games to try and resolve the situation.
Guwahati: Arunachal Pradeshs Tawang awaits the conduct of the first ever high-altitude marathon marathon on October 1 this year. The inaugural edition of the event has been able to attract around 2,500 participants from across India and the globe for a unique physical fitness challenge and the venture at 10,000 feet above the mean sea  The post Arunachal: Stage set in Tawang for Indias first high-altitude marathon on October 1 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
India is a beautiful country where every place has its specialty and beauty. If you want to see mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and forests, then you can visit Roing in Arunachal Pradesh. Roing is situated in the lower Dibang Valley which is blessed with lush green valleys, rivers, and snow-capped peaks, rich in flora and fauna. The Reh festival of Idu Mishmi, celebrated in February, is quite famous here and tourists come from far and wide to see it. If you are also looking for a good place in Arunachal Pradesh to visit with your family or friends, then you can go rowing. Today in this episode we are going to tell you about the places worth visiting in Rowing. So let us know... Maho Wildlife Sanctuary One of the most famous tourist places in Roing is Maho Wildlife Sanctuary. It is quite famous among travelers for its natural beauty and various wildlife species. Here you can see tigers, leopards, jackals, Himalayan black bears, Indian porcupines, wild dogs, and many other wild animals. Along with this, you will get to see different varieties of herbs, bushes, flowers, and plants here. Bhishmaknagar Fort Bhishmakanagar Fort, located at a distance of 30 km from Roing, is believed to belong to the 8th century. The fort was built with burnt bricks and is one of the oldest archaeological forts in the state. This site is a sacred heritage for the Idu Mismis tribal community of Arunachal Pradesh. During the excavation of this site, many artifacts were found which included clay decorative items, decorative tiles, clay figurines and utensils, etc. Effi Water Pier If Water Ghat is one of the most attractive tourist spots for rowing. If Water Ghat is located at a distance of about 10 km from Roing. This place is a symbol of solitude and peace. If Pani Ghat offers a breathtaking view of the Dibang River and the valley. Fishing is also done at this place. If you have set out on a rowing trip, then definitely visit this place with your family. Nijomaghat Nijomaghat is another wonderful place for nature lovers in rowing. It was constructed by the British during the 19th century. It was named after the British political officer J.F. Needham. Located 15 km from Roing, Nijomaghat offers beautiful views of greenery, mountains, and a beautiful river. While you are here do enjoy a boat ride. Mayudiya It is a hill resort situated amidst the lush greenery and breathtaking views of the Himalayas. With an ideal surrounding with lush green forests stunning landscapes and views of snow-clad mountains, Mayudiya, situated at an altitude of 8000 feet, is the perfect spot to enjoy the unique beauty of nature. If you visit here in winter, you will be amazed to see the snowfall and the magnificent valley, which provides the perfect environment for you to feel oneness with nature. You can also track here to experience the beauty that gives immense joy to the soul. If you are going to go rowing with your family or lovers, then Mayudiya is a place that you would not want to miss at all. Hunli It is a small town situated at an altitude of 5,000 feet. Despite being a small city, this city is no less popular among travelers. The reason for this is the views seen after coming to this city. The greenery that will be seen along with the snow is rarely seen anywhere else. Here you can also get experience in trekking and adventurous activities. Here you can also reach the cave temple of Kupunali by trekking for two hours. Sally Lake Sally Lake symbolizes the beauty of rowing. This is a very beautiful picnic spot, which is located only 3 kilometers from Roing. This place remains a center of attraction for both tourists and local people. The natural beauty here, lush green forests, wildlife sanctuaries, lakes, magnificent valleys, etc. are worth seeing. It is one of the famous tourist places of Roing. That is why this place is a must-visit during your rowing trip. Maho Lake Maho Lake is located in the Maho Wildlife Sanctuary, 14 km from Roing. Maho Lake, situated at an altitude of 3000 feet, looks very beautiful. Situated amidst dense green forest with beautiful flowers and plants, Spread over 4 square km, this lake attracts a large number of wild ducks. Geologists claim that this lake is oligotrophic because there are no fish in the lake. Nehru Forest Park Nehru Van Udyan is a very beautiful place situated on the banks of river Devpani. Nehru Van Udyan has an attractive cactus house, an orchid area, and a beautiful garden. Whenever you come to visit Nehru Forest Park, after spending a pleasant time amidst its peaceful environment and beauty, you can also enjoy the beautiful views of Devpani River from the Ease Tower (a guest house) located near the garden. Rukmini Nati Rukmini Nati, a major tourist spot in Roing, is a ruined fort also known as Chimiri Fort, located in the center of Chimiri village, about 10 km from Roing. Believed to have been built in the 14th century, it is currently in ruins. Despite being in ruins, a large number of tourists come to visit Rukmini Nati. (PC: Lifeberrys)
Athletes and coaches were forced to finish their training before 7 PM in order to allow the couple to walk their dog at Thyagraj Stadium in the evening. NEW DELHI: Rinku Dugga, a 1994-batch AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre officer, posted as a principal secretary in Arunachal Pradesh, has been compulsorily retired by the government. Dugga and her batchmate Sanjeev Khirwar, then both posted in Delhi, had come under intense criticism last year in May when it came to the fore that athletes practising on the tracks in a prominent stadium were forced to vacate the facility early just to enable the couple to walk their dog. The VVIP culture had come under heavy criticism from the people and the government had taken note of the incident. After the news broke, the athletes informed the media that they used to train until 8.30 p.m. However, due to the orders allegedly made at the behest of the couple, they were forced to wrap up their training by 7 pm, which caused disruptions to their routines. Khirwar had initially denied the allegations, stating that they were absolutely incorrect. After the controversy erupted, the couple was transferred out of Delhi. An order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) indicated that Khirwars wife, Rinku Dugga, was transferred to Arunachal Pradesh, while her husband was transferred to Ladakh. The transfer was initiated because of the apparent misuse of power and position by them in Delhi, with the incident highlighting the impropriety and elitist behaviour of the couple. Athletes and coaches were forced to finish their training before 7 PM in order to allow the couple to walk their dog at Thyagraj Stadium in the evening. The transfer was considered a punitive measure as both the officers were posted at a single location under the spouse posting option of the Centre and following the transfer, they were required to serve at different locations. Unless there are severe allegations against an administrative officer, no punitive action other than transfer can be taken against an officer. According to sources, the orders to compulsorily retire Rinku Dugga were issued on the basis of her track record. Dugga has been retired compulsorily under the Fundamental Rules (FR) 56(j), Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (CCS) Pension Rules, 1972 after an assessment of her service record, the sources said. The government has the right to retire any government servant if it is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to do so, they said.
Itanagar, Sep 27 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh government on Wednesday signed an MoU with the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) to explore feasibility of harnessing geothermal [...]
Rinku Dugga, a 1994-batch IAS officer who was previously disciplined for emptying a Delhi stadium to walk her dog with her husband, has been compulsorily retired by the government. Dugga, an AGMUT cadre officer serving in the Arunachal Pradesh government, was retired under Fundamental Rules (FR) 56(j) and Rule 48 of the Central Civil Services (CCS) Pension Rules, 1972 after an assessment of her service record.In May 2022, Dugga and her husband Sanjeev Khirwar, also a 1994-batch IAS officer, triggered national outrage after reports emerged that they had forced the government-run Thyagraj Stadium to close for sports activities early so that Khirwar could walk his dog there. Sportspersons were reportedly asked to leave the ground at least an hour early to accommodate Khirwar's dog walks.
Despite being the first athletes from Arunachal Pradesh to qualify for the Asian Games, these players were unable to attend the event without having any fault of their own
Itanagar, Sep 27 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday said three Wushu players from the state, who missed the opportunity to participate [...]
GUWAHATI: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday assured that the three Wushu players of the state, who missed participating in the ongoing Asian Games being held at Hangzhou in China, due to denial of visa by the neighbouring country, will be treated as participants of the Asian Games as members of the Indian  The post Arunachal to treat 3 Wushu players as participants of Asian Games who were denied entry by China appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has assured three Wushu players from the state, who were denied visas to participate in the Asian Games in China, that they will be treated as participants of the games and receive incentives as per the state's sports policy. Khandu also encouraged the athletes to focus on the 2026 Asian Games in Tokyo and assured them of government support for their training expenses.
Ziro Music Festival 2023:The enchanting Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh, India, is set to come alive once again with the harmonious sounds of music, as the highly anticipated Ziro Music Festival returns for its 10th edition from September 28th to October 1st, 2023. This annual extravaganza has carved its niche as one of India's Greatest Eco-Friendly Music Festivals, offering an unrivaled fusion of music, nature, and rich cultural experiences. In this article, we delve into the details of this mesmerizing event, including dates, venue, ticket information, and the exciting lineup. A Blend of Music, Nature, and Culture Established in 2012 by Bobby Hano and Anup Kutty, the Ziro Music Festival has been a cultural phenomenon, drawing music enthusiasts, nature lovers, and adventurers alike to the breathtaking Ziro Valley. Nestled in northeastern Arunachal Pradesh, this valley is renowned for its lush green landscapes and the distinctive cultural heritage of the Apatani tribe. Festival Dates and Venue Mark your calendars for four unforgettable days of music and merriment as the Ziro Music Festival 2023 kicks off on September 28th and concludes on October 1st. The festival unfolds in the heart of the Ziro Valley, which sits at an elevation of 5,500 feet above sea level, surrounded by misty mountains that create a captivating backdrop for the event. Tickets for Ziro Music Festival 2023 For those eager to be part of this unique musical experience, tickets are available online. Prices start at INR 2500 onwards, catering to a wide range of music enthusiasts. However, if you're feeling spontaneous, there's great news! As of September 20th, tickets are also available for purchase at the festival venue, providing a last-minute opportunity to join the celebration. The Music Lineup One of the hallmarks of the Ziro Music Festival is its unwavering commitment to promoting independent and alternative music. The festival serves as a launchpad for emerging artists and a stage for established musicians and bands across diverse genres, including rock, folk, indie, blues, electronic, and more. The lineup is a vibrant mosaic of regional, national, and international talent, promising a musical journey like no other. Past editions of the festival have featured renowned acts alongside hidden gems, ensuring that there's something for everyone's musical palate. Whether you're a fan of indie melodies that tug at your heartstrings or prefer to dance the night away to electrifying beats, Ziro Music Festival's eclectic lineup guarantees an auditory feast. Beyond the stages, festival-goers can also immerse themselves in the valley's scenic beauty, explore the Apatani culture, savor local cuisine, and camp under the starry Arunachal sky. The Ziro Music Festival isn't just an event; it's an experience that captures the essence of India's northeastern paradise. As the Ziro Music Festival 2023 approaches, anticipation is building for what promises to be an extraordinary celebration of music, nature, and culture. Whether you're a seasoned festival-goer or looking to embark on your first musical adventure, this is an event that should not be missed. Secure your tickets, pack your bags, and get ready to experience the magic of Ziro Valley come alive with music. Join on from September 28th to October 1st, 2023, and be part of a musical journey that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. The Ziro Music Festival beckons, and the valley awaits your presence in this unique celebration of artistry, nature, and the indomitable spirit of music. Ganesh Visarjan 2023: Culmination of Ganesh Chaturthi's 10-Day Devotion - Know Auspicious Date, Time Here October 2023 Bank Holidays: A Festival-Filled Month Sees Banks in 21 Cities Closed
The government has compulsorily retired an IAS officer, currently serving in Arunachal Pradesh and accused of emptying a stadium here last year to walk her dogs, sources said.
IAS officer Rinku Dugga has been compulsorily retired by the government, according to a media report. A 1994-batch AGMUT cadre officer, Dugga (54) was posted as Principal Secretary, Indigenous Affairs in Arunachal Pradesh
An IAS officer serving in the Arunachal Pradesh government has been compulsorily retired by the government, sources said on Wednesday.
IAS officer compulsorily retired by govt An IAS officer serving in the Arunachal Pradesh government has been compulsorily retired by the government, sources said on Wednesday. Rinku Dugga, a 1994-batch AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory) cadre officer, was posted as Principal Secretary, Indigenous Affairs in Arunachal Pradesh. She and her husband Sanjeev Khirwar, who is also a 1994-batch IAS officer and is currently posted in Ladakh, were transferred out of Delhi last year following a newspaper report that they emptied a stadium of athletes to walk their dog. Dugga has been retired compulsorily under the Fundamental Rules (FR) 56(j), Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (CCS) Pension Rules, 1972 after an assessment of her service record, the sources said. The government has the right to retire any government servant ''if it is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to do so'', they said.
Applications are invited for various administrative positions in Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) Arunachal Pradesh. Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) Arunachal Pradesh is inviting applications from eligible candidates for the post of Vice Chancellor Name of post : Vice Chancellor No. of posts : 1 Also Read : Impossible Mission Accomplished at Hangzhou Asian Games Eligibility Criteria  The post Arunachal Jobs : RGU Recruitment 2023 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on September 26 asserted that Government of India is making major investments in infrastructure development of Arunachal Pradesh for developing it into a Hindu pilgrimage centre. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said, In Arunachal Pradesh, the Parshuram Kund pilgrim centre is being renovated by the Ministry of Culture. To develop it as a major Hindu pilgrimage centre, Government is making major investments in infrastructure development. Vipra Foundation has taken up the responsibility to establish a tall statue of Lord Parshuram there...
GUWAHATI: The armed forces special powers act (AFSPA) has been extended in parts of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh for six more months. In Arunachal Pradesh, the districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding have been declared as disturbed area under AFSPA. Furthermore, the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Namsai, Mahadevpur and Chowkham police stations in  The post AFSPA extended in parts of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh for another six months appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
BHPian Samba recently shared this with other enthusiasts. My Duster turns 5 with 69,300 km on the Odo. This year was the time to make some critical decisions as to whether to retain the Duster or to sell it off. The best time for selling it would have been in February, just after returning from the Winter Spiti trip. But the way the Duster performed during the trip, it was very difficult to let the car go! This August, the 5-year road tax, insurance, and the 70,000 km service - were due, plus the car would go out of warranty. So I was in two minds, whether to spend this amount on the Duster or to go for a new car after all. We decided to retain the Duster and ended up spending around Rs 97,000 on all these.5 years road tax - Rs 71,000Insurance - Rs 15,500 (B2B, thanks to Bhpian Sayata)70,000 km service - Rs 10,500My reason for retaining the Duster is a story to tell.The hunt for a new car began in Oct 2022.Cars consideredToyota Hyryder AWD Checked the Hyryder AWD. But I couldn't justify paying Rs 20L for a car which will have better features than the Duster but will be a downgrade in terms of engine specs and capability. I am not even bothered about some of the features.ScorpioN 4x4 Then we checked out the ScorpioN 4X4, and I was impressed with the car. But thinking about the future of diesels, and the DPF issues related to all the BS6 diesel cars, I let it go.Mahindra Thar Petrol After the ScorpioN, I checked out the petrol Thar. I absolutely loved this car. Diesel was not a consideration since I wanted to stay away from a BS6 diesel. Nevertheless, after some quick math, I let it go too. For a 5,000 km road trip to the hills, considering the mileage to be 8-9km/L, the fuel cost was adding up to roughly Rs 65,000. For the same distance, my Duster will require fuel worth Rs 32,000 considering a mileage of 15-16 km/L. For every 5,000 km, I have to roughly pay Rs 30,000 more for my fuel bills! On top of this, the rear seat of the Thar is uncomfortable for long drives. Plus, the boot space is too little to carry luggage for a 15-day road trip.Maruti Jimny There was nothing to dislike in the Jimny. Reliable, old-school Maruti, globally recognised, returns a decent mileage too. Everything was in its favour. A couple of things which I didn't like about the Jimny - firstly, was its rear seat. It won't be a comfortable place for my parents to travel 500 km+ in a day, & this car will lack the punch that the Duster provides on the highway. Though I prefer cruising between 90-110km/hr, still the short high-speed sprints will be missed! But this car will always be in my consideration. Heart says Thar, mind says Jimny! There is news that Renault may relaunch the Duster again with the 1.3L turbo and AWD. If Renault really launches this, and prices it correctly, will definitely consider this in the future. As of now, my Duster has been running without any trouble for the past few years. After the initial niggles got ironed out, it is slowly proving to be reliable. No car currently will give me this combo- Economical diesel, decently powerful, fun to drive on the highways, can off-road pretty well, damn comfortable with a decent amount of space. Plus there are no issues with spare parts availability. The only flip side is, that the maintenance cost of this car is on the higher side when compared to the other cars from the same segment. But again is there another car from the same segment that will provide so many things in the same package? Plus, whenever I thought of selling the Duster, Sukanya aka Bhpian DogNDamsel12 was hell-bent on retaining this car. She went to the extent, that she will buy this car from me, but I can't sell it to anyone else. So after spending a few months looking for a new car, I ended up retaining my 5-year-old car! So the Duster stays...!Few fun factsTogether we have completed 34 road trips.Driving on the snow - CheckDriving on the sand - CheckDriving on the beach - CheckDriving on the slush - CheckDriving inside a forest - CheckOff-Roading in an OTR - CheckStates covered - 14West BengalOdishaChhattisgarhMadhya PradeshJharkhandBiharUttar PradeshUttarakhandSikkimAssamArunachal PradeshMeghalayaHaryanaHimachal PradeshSharing some pics for its birthday memories Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.
India and China's strained relationship has been fueled by recent Chinese provocations, including releasing the 2023 edition of its standard map, staking a claim over Arunachal Pradesh, Aksai Chin region, and denial of visas to Indian athletes in the Hangzhou Asian Games.
A 22-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh has been arrested by the Anti Terror Squad (ATS) for allegedly spying for Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The man, Shailesh Kumar, had previously worked as a porter for the Indian Army in Arunachal Pradesh. He came in contact with an ISI handler through Facebook and started sharing information about important Army installations and movements. Kumar has been charged under several sections of the IPC and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
Special DG, law and order, Prashant Kumar said that the accused was working as a porter on contractual basis in Arunachal Pradesh army quarters. During the probe it surfaced that the accused met one Harleen Kaur over social media who is an ISI agent and later they began chatting on messenger.
Wushu athlete from Manipur assures India of a bronze medal by entering 60kg Sanda semifinal in women's section at the Asian Games CHENNAI: Naorem Roshibina Devi might have assured the country of a bronze by entering the women's 60kg wushu (Sanda) semifinal in Hangzhou, China on Monday but not everyone knows the hardships the Manipur athlete had to undergo before securing her second straight Asian Games medal. Recalling the hard times her family endured recently, she said she would be in tears quite often. The internet was shut down. It was difficult to contact them. The situation was bad and I was worried about the safety of my parents and siblings. Whenever we talked, we used to cry a lot. My father is a farmer but could not go out to till his land because of the grim situation. This also meant our income dried up but my family including my mother Naorem Romila Devi and younger brother Naorem Prioijit Singh never shared their problems with me. They wanted me to focus on my game. Even my coach Maibam Premkumar Singh made sure I do not suffer because of the financial constraints and extended every possible support so that I can pursue my dream, Roshibina, who hails from Kwasiphai Mayai Leikai in Bishnupur district, told this daily from Hangzhou. She also recalled how her father had to sell a piece of their land to fund her travel from Srinagar to Imphal so that she could meet her family. However, because of the tense situation back home, she could not go to her village. I spent around Rs 40,000 during that period including the air travel from Srinagar to Imphal and then from Imphal to Patiala, where the national camp was held before we flew to Hangzhou. I could not visit my village and stayed at the SAI Centre in Imphal for almost a fortnight. He (father) came to meet me at the SAI centre where I was training with my coach. He didn't tell me that he had sold the land to arrange funds for me to travel to Manipur. Later, my elder sister Naorem Roshni Devi informed me about it and advised me to give my best, said Roshibina, who is currently without a job. Despite getting job offers in the past, the 23-year-old refused as she wanted to stay close to her parents in her home state. On the day, Roshibina outplayed Aiman Karshyga of Kazakhstan convincingly in the quarterfinal through points difference to storm into the semifinal. I won bronze in the last edition but now want to enter the final and win gold for the country. My next bout is on Wednesday and I will give my best there to make sure I change the colour of the medal. Besides Roshibina, Surya Bhanu Partap Singh reached the quarterfinals after winning his bout against Islombek Khaydarov of Uzbekistan in the Sanda 60kg category in the men's section. Like Roshibina, he had also won a bronze medal in the 2018 edition. In the men's final bout of the day in the 65 kg category, Vikrant Baliyan was knocked out in the pre-quarters by Samuel Marbun of Indonesia by a 1-2 margin. India's wushu campaign at the Games had already taken a big hit when three athletes from Arunachal Pradesh were not granted visas by the hosts. Nyeman Wangsu, Onilu Tega, and Mepung Lamgu were the athletes who were refused entry by China. This also made the Union Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur, to cancel his scheduled visit to China on Friday even as the government went on to lodge a protest with the host country.
Applications are invited for 20 vacant positions in Powergrid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) Arunachal Pradesh. Powergrid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) is inviting applications from eligible candidates for the post of Field Supervisor for its Consultancy Project- Comprehensive Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Scheme in the state of Arunachal Pradesh under North Eastern Region on  The post Arunachal Jobs : PGCIL Recruitment 2023 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Guwahati:On Sunday, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia announced that three new air routes would be operationalised in Arunachal Pradesh by October this year. The new flight services would begin between Itanagar and New Delhi, Itanagar and Jorhat in Assam, and Ruksin in East Siang district and Itanagar. Scindia said that new routes would be operated  The post Arunachal Pradesh to get three new air routes by October appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Itanagar: The National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) has assured that the construction of the Joram-Koloriang highway in Arunachal Pradeshs Kurung Kumey district will be completed by March 31, 2024. The NHIDCL gave the assurance during a review meeting convened by Kurung Kumey Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ibom Tao on Friday. The Border Roads  The post Arunachal: Joram-Koloriang highways to be completed by March, says NHIDCL appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Itanagar: Botanists have recently rediscovered the smilax turbans, a long-lost plant species akin to the well-known Ayurvedic therapeutic plant Chopchini (smilax china), in the pristine forests of Arunachal Pradeshs Kurung Kumey district. The plant was last collected 95 years ago, in 1928, by F. Kingdon-Ward. The rediscovery was made by Ritesh Kumar Choudhary, a leading  The post Arunachal: Long-lost Ayurvedic therapeutic plant species rediscovered appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
NEW DELHI, Sept 22: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday and congratulated him for the passage of the womens reservation bill in Parliament, saying women will now have greater representation in the highest decision-making bodies. Khandu also said that during the meeting, he had an enriching discussion 
Applications are invited for various project based positions in Rajiv Gandhi University Arunachal Pradesh. Rajiv Gandhi University Arunachal Pradesh is inviting applications from eligible candidates for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) or Project Associate-I in the SERB-DST sponsored research project entitled Designing flexible non enzymatic biosensors for the direct detection of clinically relevant  The post Arunachal Jobs : Rajiv Gandhi University Recruitment 2023 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
New Delhi: Union sports minister Anurag Thakur on Friday cancelled his visit to China as a mark of protest to Beijings denial of accreditation to three sportspersons from Arunachal Pradesh for participation in the Hangzhou Asian Games with New Delhi describing the Chinese action as discriminatory and against the spirit of the sporting event. External 
Itanagar, Sept 22: The pristine forests of Arunachal Pradeshs Kurung Kumey district are now home to smilax turbansa, a long-lost plant species akin to a well known an Ayurvedic therapeutic plant. Botanists have recently rediscovered the smilax turbans in the forests in Kurung Kumey, 500 km away from where it was last collected 95 years 
New Delhi, Sept 22: India has lodged strong protests with China over its denial of accreditation for the Hangzhou Asian Games to some of the Indian sportspersons from Arunachal Pradesh, and asserted that New Delhi reserves the right to take suitable measures to safeguard its interests. Union external affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Friday 
HT Correspondent DIBRUGARH, Sept 22: In a significant drug seizure operation, Dibrugarh Police arrested three Naga women in the Joypur area of Dibrugarh district, confiscating 348 grams of suspected heroin worth approximately Rs 1.5 crore. The trio, who had allegedly transported the contraband from Dimapur to Arunachal Pradesh via Duliajan, were intercepted by Joypur Police. 
HT Bureau GUWAHATI, Sept 21: Arunachal Pradesh is gearing up for a high-altitude marathon set to take place on October 1st in Tawang, at an impressive elevation of 10,000 feet above sea level. This event, organized in collaboration with the Indian Army and the Arunachal Pradesh government, will be the first of its kind in 
ITANAGAR, Sept 21: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has called upon the people of the state to join his campaign against money culture during elections in the state. Addressing a public meeting at Yachuli in Lower Subansiri district on Wednesday, the chief minister urged the people to elect leaders based on performance and not 
Dibrugarh, Sept 21: The North East Human Rights Organization (NEHRO) of Arunachal Pradesh has filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), claiming that a person suspected to be a timber smuggler was shot dead by members of the Assam Forest Battalion in Assams Dibrugarh district. NEHRO also alleged misuse of power and 
GUWAHATI: Dean (academics) of NIT-Silchar in Assam BK Roy has been temporarily removed from his post following intense protest in the institute over death of a student. Protesting students of NIT-Silchar in Assam had accused BK Roy of harassment that led to the suicide of a third-year student from Arunachal Pradesh. NIT registrar  The post Assam: NIT-Silchar Dean removed after protest over students death, victims father to file FIR appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
The recommendations of NCCSA will be sent to Lt Governor V K Saxena for his approval before being implemented. NEW DELHI: The National Capital Civil Services Authority (NCCSA) chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in its meeting on Wednesday, recommended disciplinary proceedings against eight officers and the posting of 11 Group Aofficers transferred to Delhi from other states, official sources said. The third meeting of the NCCSA, since its inception in May this year, recommended action against two officers of the Education Department, four of the Forensics Science Lab (FSL) and a Health Department officer, they said. It also recommended disciplinary proceedings against DANICS officer Raj Kumar, currently posted as secretary of the Delhi Assembly, in connection with the alleged irregularities in the construction of the Rani Jhansi flyover in north Delhi, the sources said. The NCCSA, however, did not consider the agenda item related to PWD officers in alleged irregularities in the reconstruction of the chiefministers residence, since the matter is sub judice, sources added. It also cleared the postings of eight IAS officers of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre and three of Delhi,Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar HaveliCivil Services (DANICS) cadre, they said. The recommendations of NCCSA will be sent to Lt Governor V K Saxena for his approval before being implemented. The NCCSA is headed by the chief minister and includes the chief secretary and principal secretary (home) of the Delhi government. It takes a call on services matters, including transfer and posting of Group A officers and disciplinary action against officials in the government. The last meeting of the NCCSA was held on June 29.The next five meetings were postponed by the authority chairman. The NCCSA was formed amid a tussle between the AAP government in Delhi and the Centre over control of services matters of thecity government.
The Tezu airport in Arunachal Pradesh, India, has been revamped and will be inaugurated by Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia and Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu on September 24. The infrastructure development includes an extended runway, a new apron, terminal building, and a fire station-cum-ATC tower. The upgraded airport aims to increase tourist footfall to the region and boost trade and employment generation. It currently operates scheduled flights to Dibrugarh, Imphal, and Guwahati.
In the Lohit district of the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, lies the Mekailiang village, in the Tezu Tehsil, where lives a 65-year-old widow, Sodyanglu Polong, a follower of the indigenous Mishmi faith. The Mishmi tribe is predominantly found in Arunachal Pradesh and believes in animism. But now, this age-old tribal faith has come under 
ITANAGAR, Sept 19: Heroin worth over Rs 5 lakh has been seized and two persons have been arrested in West Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh, police said here on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, police intercepted a vehicle at a checkpoint near Darka Bridge in Aalo police station area on Monday night and seized 10.54 
ITANAGAR, Sept 17: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced that artisans left out from the PM Viswakarma scheme of the Centre will be included in a flagship programme of the state government so that everyone gets an equal opportunity to shine. Speaking at a function organised here on the occasion of the 
These include virus transmission via fomites such as vehicles, people, or clothing, through consumption of contaminated pork products, and from infected kept pigs. CHENNAI: The Union government has put Tamil Nadu on alert following suspected cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in wild pigs in HD Kote taluk of Mysuru district on the Karnataka-Kerala border. Abhijit Mitra, Commissioner of Animal Husbandry in the Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, has directed the authorities of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala to take necessary precautions and look out for any unusual mortality or disease in feral pigs and investigate as per the National Action Plan (NCP) of African swine fever. A field inspection may also be undertaken to gather additional evidence on the presence/ absence of feral pigs in domestic pig zones, the ministrys letter reads, a copy of which is available with TNIE. When contacted, Mangat Ram Sharma, additional chief secretary, of the Department of Animal Husbandry, also confirmed to TNIE that written communication was received from the Centre, and border district administrations were alerted. Chief Wildlife Warden Srinivas R Reddy said forest officials concerned were alerted to pick-up signs of the disease, if any. Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) would be vulnerable considering the number of vehicles and tourists coming from both Karnataka and Kerala. As per the NCP, there are a number of potential routes for African swine fever to be introduced into feral pigs. These include virus transmission via fomites such as vehicles, people, or clothing, through consumption of contaminated pork products, and from infected kept pigs. Any clothing, footwear, vehicles, or equipment that could potentially be contaminated should be cleansed and disinfected. Any food waste should be disposed of securely to ensure that pigs cannot access them. P Arun Kumar, Deputy Director of MTR (Buffer Zone), told TNIE that so far there are no usual deaths of wild pigs in Tamil Nadu. Last year, there was one confirmed case. We had made arrangements at the check post to disinfect the vehicles by creating the potassium permanganate dip through which vehicles pass and their tyres get disinfected. Whats African Swine Fever The African Swine Fever is a highly contagious and fatal disease for domestic and feral pigs (including wild boar) transmitted through direct and indirect contact, ingestion of contaminated feedstuffs and by certain tick vector species. The disease does not infect humans (not Zoonotic) or other livestock species. However, no vaccine or drugs are available to prevent ASF infection at present. ASF was detected first in 1921 in Kenya and is generally prevalent and endemic in countries of sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and in some Caribbean countries. India notified the first outbreak of ASF virus in January, 2020 in the North Eastern States of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Guwahati, Sept 16: A third-year student of NIT-Silchar allegedly committed suicide on the campus, following which his classmates launched a protest that eventually turned violent, prompting the police to lathi charge, injuring 40 people on Saturday. The body of the student, a native of Arunachal Pradesh, was found hanging in his hostel room on Friday 
Itanagar, Sept 16: A cloudburst triggered devastating floods at a village in Arunachal Pradeshs Shi-Yomia district and caused extensive damage on Saturday, officials said. The cloudburst in Lhallung village near Mechukha, the district headquarters, in the wee hours caused massive damage to two power stations and disrupted power supply to Mechuka township and its adjoining 
Students at the National Institute of Technology at Silchar in Assam on Friday night clashed with the police during protest after the death of one of their fellow students at the college hostel, sources said. A student from Arunachal Pradesh, who was in the third semester of the electric engineering course, allegedly died by suicide after he failed exams and couldn't clear his backlog papers. He had requested the college authorities to allow him to register for the next semester, but it was reportedly turned down. The police said they had to resort to mild use of force on Friday night to disperse the agitating students after tensions in the campus escalated as the students surrounded the official residence of the registrar.
Guwahati: Students at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Silchar in Assams Cachar district clashed with police on Friday night during a protest after one of their fellow students died by suicide in the college hostel. The student, Koj Buker from Arunachal Pradesh, was in the third semester of the electrical engineering department. He allegedly  The post Assam: Student suicide at NIT Silchar sparks protest, clash with police appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
Applications are invited for various teaching positions in Rajiv Gandhi University Arunachal Pradesh. Rajiv Gandhi University Arunachal Pradesh is inviting applications from eligible candidates for the post of Teaching Assistant in the Department of Geology. Name of post: Teaching Assistant in Department of Geology No. of posts: 2 Qualification : MSc / MTech in Geology  The post Arunachal Jobs : Apply for Teaching Assistant vacancy in Rajiv Gandhi University appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
ITANAGAR, Sept 15: Doctors at the lone medical college hospital in Arunachal Pradesh successfully conducted a rare surgery, as they closed a congenital hole in the heart of a 30-year-old female patient, officials said on Friday. Cardiologists of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) near here performed the first closure of 
ITANAGAR, Sept 12: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday virtually inaugurated 36 road and bridge projects in Arunachal Pradesh, including the strategically located Nechiphu tunnel connecting Tawang with Assams Balipara. The defence minister dedicated to the nation a total of 90 key border infrastructure projects across the country virtually from Jammu. The 90 projects of 
Itanagar, Sep 11: The people of Durpai village in Arunachal Pradeshs Lower Siang district are less than happy. They flatly refuse to be part of Assam and want to continue being part of the picturesque state. The village apparently has been included in Assam as part of a proposal to resolve the decades-long boundary dispute 
Itanagar: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the newly-built 500-metre-long Nechiphu tunnel on the Balipara-Charduar-Tawang road in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, according to official sources on Monday. Sources said that 90 key border infrastructure projects, including this strategically important Nechiphu tunnel in West Kameng district, will be dedicated to the nation by Rajnath Singh on 
HT Bureau GUWAHATI, Sept 8: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued weather advisories indicating the likelihood of heavy rainfall in several Northeastern states. From Assam and Meghalaya to Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh, these regions are expected to experience varying degrees of rain and thunderstorms until September 11. Specifically, Assam and Meghalaya 
The West has downplayed Xis absence by describing it as an indication of the growing tension between India and China over border issues. Chinas announcement that President Xi Jinping would not attend the G20 Summit in New Delhi came as a dampener for India. Russian President Vladimir Putin, engaged in a war with Ukraine, had already communicated his inability to attend the Summit. Putin called Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inform him about his absence. But Xi showed no such courtesy. The Chinese government said Premier Li Qiang would lead its delegation. The West has downplayed Xis absence by describing it as an indication of the growing tension between India and China over border issues. But there is more to it than just the border dispute. Geopolitical issues are at play as well. After championing the cause of the Global South at the BRICS Summit, Russia and China aim to sharpen the discourse around their narrative that the East is rising and the West is on the decline. Indias growing proximity with the Western bloc to counter Chinas geopolitical and economic hegemony may have contributed to Xis decision to stay away from G20. In a calibrated move, China upped the pressure on India and escalated the border dispute by issuing a standard map which showed Arunachal Pradesh, Aksai Chin and parts of Uttarakhand as Chinese territories. It has, however, simultaneously termed its relations with India as generally stable, signalling that the trade relations between the two countries would remain unaffected by the border row and Chinas truncated presence at G20. The India-China bilateral trade has reached a record high of nearly $140 billion, and Indias trade deficit crossed the $100 billion mark for the first time. While continuing to play the geopolitical game, China plans to keep its business relations with India intact. The deep differences among the G20 countries are likely to make the finalisation of a unanimous G20 declaration difficult. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has announced that he will block the final declaration if it fails to reflect his countrys position on Ukraine and other crucial global issues. Though the G20 is not a platform to discuss security issues, the West will surely insist on denouncing the Russian attack on Ukraine in the common communiqu. India has a challenging task at hand: to come up with a final draft that is acceptable to all.
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: The Arunachal Pradesh assembly on Wednesday passed the Goods & Services Tax Bill, 2023 in its amended form. The Bill has 26 clauses amending various sections of the Arunachal Pradesh Goods & Services Tax Act, 2017 either for inserting new provisions, substituting existing rules or omitting some provisions. Certain changes have been 
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: The Arunachal Pradesh assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution celebrating the historic success of Chandrayaan-3 mission. Science and Technology minister Honchun Ngandam while bringing the resolution said, The assembly joins the nation in celebrating the historic success of the lunar mission and extended heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated scientists behind the monumental 
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Arunachal Pradeshs Papum Pare and East Siang districts have the highest age adjusted rate (AAR) of cervical cancer in the state, the assembly was informed on Wednesday. Responding to a question by BJP member Tsering Lhamu during question hour, Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang informed that according to a report 
The Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB) has announced the results for the Combined Secondary Level Examination (CSLE) PET/PST. Candidates can check their results on the official website. The physical tests were conducted on September 6, 2023, and those who qualify will be eligible to appear for the written examination scheduled for November 26, 2023. The APSSB aims to fill 1368 vacancies through this recruitment drive. To download the results, candidates can follow the steps provided on the official website.
ITANAGAR, Sept 6: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday expressed concern over Chinas proposed mega hydropower project on the upstream of Siang River in Tibet, stating it will have a cascading effect on India and Bangladesh in the near future. During a zero-hour discussion in the state assembly, initiated by Congress MLA Lombo 
ITANAGAR, Sept 6: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday said the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on the border dispute is being implemented in the right earnest. In a written reply to a question by Congress member Wanglin Lowandong, Khandu said in areas where issues are fully clear, a 
The Indian Army and the Arunachal Pradesh government are jointly organising the Tawang Marathon on October 1 to establish Tawang on the adventure sports and marathon map, besides boosting tourism in the region, officials said on Tuesday. Defence spokesman Lt Col Mahendra Rawat said that apart from large number of marathon enthusiasts from across the  The post Tawang Marathon on Oct 1 to boost adventure sports, tourism in Arunachal Pradesh first appeared on TravelBiz Monitor: India travel news, travel trends, tourism .
ITANAGAR, Sept 5: The matter of reserving one MLA seat and two zila parishad members (ZPMs) from the Puroik community in Arunachal Pradesh, as per the directive of the high court in 2015, is under process, social justice & empowerment and tribal affairs (SJETA) minister Alo Libang told the assembly on Tuesday. In response to 
Introduction China on August 28, 2023 released her new Standard Map claiming Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh to be its territory, South Tibet. China also showed Aksai Chin region occupied by it in the 1962...
ITANAGAR, Sept 4: A bill aimed at constituting an authority to oversee the development work in the airport area here was introduced by Arunachal Town Planning minister Kamlung Mosang on the first day of the monsoon session of the state Assembly on Monday. The Arunachal Pradesh Airport Area, Planning and Development Authority Bill 2023 was 
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: Netai Chandra Dey, a dedicated educator of Ramakrishna Mission School at Narottam Nagar in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious National Teachers Award for 2023. The recognition highlights his exceptional contribution to the field of education and his significant impact on students lives. Deys 
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Thursday said various initiatives have been taken by his government during its seven-year rule for women empowerment. He said empowering women helps empower the whole society. When we empower women, we empower the whole society. When we uplift and support them, were unlocking boundless potential 
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Nine students from the Puroik tribe of Arunachal Pradesh received the Governors Excellence Award on Thursday in recognition of their academic achievements, a communiqu issued by the Raj Bhavan here said. The recipients of the award are Jacinta Yakali, Yari Bechang, Laxman Bechangdao, Paji Yapa, Haye Danny, Ban Gram Yakli, Ruth Yachu, 
ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Senior Congress MLA of Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the issue of China showing Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin as part of its territory in its map, with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the upcoming G20 Summit in New Delhi in September. Ering who represents 
IMD Rainfall Alert: There is a possibility of widespread rain and storm in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. Scattered rain and thunderstorms are possible over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Goa, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep. IMD Alert: Changes in weather are  The post IMD Rainfall Alert : Big News! Torrential rain in these states till September 8, weather will change in 5 states from September 3, know IMD forecast first appeared on discountwalas .
Music festivals have always been a rollercoaster ride of anticipation, awe and energy, inspiring masses with the power of sound. Celebrated widely all over the world, India too as a country rooted in music, has its share of local music festivals. We list 5 of the biggest upcoming music festivals in India that are sure to keep music enjoyers at the edge of their seats. The diverse music across India is an amalgamation of traditional and contemporary tied together by the ropes of culture. These local music festivals harp the strings of setting a stage for that very same culture in a culmination of musical talent in the country. An unforgettable experience that all music enthusiasts and performance junkies will be up for. With a range of talented artists in the lineup for each event, experience the diversity of sounds with the likes of renowned indie musicians like Taba Chake and Peter Cat Recording co to the innovative upcoming hip hop phenom that is Chaar Diwaari , along with world-renowned international guests like Jonas Blue and boy band Blue . These music festivals do it all. Experience the ultimate experiences of Indias sound this year at these upcoming events. [caption id=attachment_1969330 align=aligncenter width=806] Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival[/caption] 5 Upcoming local music festivals to visit this year South Side Story https://www.instagram.com/p/CwPGG59J0a5/?hl=en Mark September 2 to 16 , on your calendars and get ready for a South Indian experience as Red FM presents South Side Story in the cities of Mumbai and Delhi this September. The event celebrates all things South Indian, providing a space for merchandise and art that hail from South India along with culinary options. The artist lineup for the events comprises the cream of South Indian indie music with Bengalurus very own rap sensation Hanumankind to cult favourites multi-genre artists and Keralas pride Thaikkudam Bridge. These musicians along with the list of more have been forerunners of the indie music scene in the country and now set the perfect stage for their listeners from across the nation. Experience the sounds of South India at this years South Side Story. When : September 2 - 16 Where : Mumbai, Delhi Beat Street [caption id=attachment_1969328 align=aligncenter width=806] Beat Street[/caption] Being promoted as a street festival, Beat Street Festival brings together some of the best names from the indie scene along with international guests for a fun cultural and musical experience. With multiple stages, food zones, and entertainment zones for other fun and games, the event aims to curate an exciting musical event for all the cultured folk at the festival. Some of the names as seen in the lineup are Taba Chake, Dhanji, Vilen and Mitraaz, known across India for their additions to the indie sound of the country. The three-day event is also set to be closed by British boy band, Blue. The festival sets the stage for some of the finest musicians for the crowd to sing their hearts out to the fullest. When : September 1517 Where : Delhi Ziro Festival of Music https://www.instagram.com/p/CwPR4KLtC8G/ One of Indias largest open-air and heavily anticipated music festivals is back with its 10thedition. Set in tourist destination and cultural hot spot Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh in North East India, the Ziro Festival of Music not only promotes indigenous tribes and artists from North East India but also showcases global independent music scene with a large number of Indian artists from across the nation as well as international artists. An outdoor experience that brings together culture, music and art at a travel destination spanning across 4 days as one of Indias largest musical festivals. The lineup this year consists of Grammy winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt to the likes of Mohit Chauhan, multiple international artists along with rising artists like Chaar Diwaari as well as Arunanchals very own indie star Taba Chake and many more. An experience like none other, Indias very own Coachella likelihood, the Ziro Festival of Music is where things are happening. When : September 28October 1 Where : Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh Cherry Blossom Festival [caption id=attachment_1969329 align=aligncenter width=806] Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival[/caption] As the Eastern Khasi hills of India welcome the annual Himalayan cherry blossom every November, the Cherry Blossom Festival is held in Shillong. A cultural extravaganza to celebrate natures beauty the annual festival sees many a performance and events including competitions and dance. However, the highlight is the music festival that sets the perfect stage for visitors to enjoy their Cherry Blossom viewing with a side of partying with the top music globally. This times lineup brings international artists like chart topper Jonas Blue to perform for the folks at the festival. Other names from the EDM music scene performing at the festival include Hybrid Theory, Kenny Musik and more. Irish pop star Ronan Keating is a headliner of the event as well. The Cherry Blossom festival also gives a stage for the local Khasi musicians to perform their music and elevates the Meghalayan music scene. A perfectly planned event for Meghalayas tourism and culture doubled with global music to give way to one of Indias biggest music festivals. When : November 1719 Where : Shillong, Meghalaya Magnetic Fields Festival https://www.instagram.com/p/Crx4HXPohKJ/?hl=en Indias much anticipated much-awaited premiere contemporary music festival spanning 3 days demonstrates Indias vibrant heritage and culture, through this culmination of traditional and contemporary India. The Magnetic Fields Festival aims at unity and inclusivity and spreading a united essence of brotherhood through soulful music performances. Set in the beautiful Alsisar Palace in Rajasthan the event blends traditional folk Rajasthani music and the contemporary acting as a cultural exchange for the large number of international tourists that come to experience Indian culture. From a royal experience at the palace to a nomadic desert camping lifestyle, the Magnetic Fields Festival is open to all from different backgrounds and cultures as a combined unit of Indian culture and beautiful music. The lineup goes from international artists to contemporary indie brands renowned across India like Peter Cat Recording co and Till Apes. A long list of soulful music to create an unforgettable experience to close the year. When : December 15 17 Where : Alsisar, Rajasthan [myaffiliate type= ormal button_name=Shop the best travel experience here url=https://experiences.travelandleisureasia.com/ align=center class=affiliate-one] This story first appeared here . Hero image and Feature image: Courtesy Cherry Blossom Festival