Pangsau Pass International Fest begins | Event to embolden bilateral ties, says Myanmar Envoy

From Our Correspondent NAMPONG, Jan 20: The age-old Indo-Myanmar cultural, traditional & religious affinity would be embolden by Pangsau Pass International Festival, Myanmar Ambassador Moe Kyaw Aung said after declaring the three-day historic event open in this scenic but last town bordering Myanmar on Monday with much grandeur & fanfare amidst a mammoth gathering of dignitaries, Govt. officials, cultural troupes, artists and tourist from all over India. “Such festival facilitates both nations to exchange their rich culture, hold trade and uphold bonhomie to maintain the age-old ties”, said Aung, who…

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ABY – a blessing for Arunachal: Dr Basar

Dr Gomi Basar By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Jan 19: The GoI flagship Ayushman Bharat Yojana (ABY) has broadly two aspects – PM Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) and Health Wellness Centre (HWC), which are blessing for Arunachal Pradesh, said NPCDCS nodal officer Dr Gomi Basar. The PMJAY aiming to transform primary, secondary and tertiary health care system in India targets around 10 crore poor also vulnerable families, while the GoI plans to transform 1,50,000 sub-health centres, primary health centres and urban primary health centres as Health Wellness Centres (HWCs)…

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AATSU holds rally, demands clean GoAP stand on Chakma-Hajong issue

By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jan 20: All Arunachal Tribal Students Union (AATSU) on Monday demanded immediate clarification on status of Chakma-Hajong refuges living in Arunachal Pradesh. The AATSU members, who conducted a protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act-2019 (CAA),  demanded that the state Govt led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu should immediately make public about the actual status of Chakma-Hajong refugees, reality of the CAAct and its backdrop in contest of the NE region,  Arunachal Pradesh in particular. The placards and banners holding members shouting slogans – Narendra Modi hai…

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Competitions put TRIMHS students to test

Chaithanya, Mishra, Kankani & Gungli By Pradeep Kumar NAHARLAGUN, Jan 20: The abilities of 1st and 2nd year students were put to test during extempore and debate competitions as part of month-long TRIMHS Festival in college campus here on Monday. While pharmacologist assistant Prof Dr Binita Singha anchored the event, judges deputy medical superintendent Dr Taw Kaki, assistant Profs Dr Mika Umpo and Dr Nani Tago. House-wise participants of extempore competition were: Vaishnavi Mishra & Tarbing Gugnli (Tirap), Sheetal Kankani & Rishab Giri (Siang),  Techi Nancy & Badal Kumar (Lohit),…

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Speed up works of TAH Joram-Koloriang stretch: HM

PALIN, Jan 20: Home Minister Bamang Felix expressing concern over slow work progress of Joram-Koloriang stretch of Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH-under package 1 to 8 of Joram to Koloriang) here on Monday directed contractor T.K. Engineering Consortium Pvt Ltd (TKE) to speed up work. Felix was reviewing status of that stretch in a meeting, attended by Kara Daadi DC, SP, DySP, PWD, power, PH&WS EEs, DFO, DLSRO, TKE nodal officer & NHIDCL GM, when TKE nodal officer committed to engage more manpower, machineries & resources by February 20 next and the HM asked…

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Sr cop dies in road accident

ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Seppa OC (SB) inspector Karto Riram of East Kameng district died in a road accident near Pakke Kessang on Saturday evening. He along with his son was returning to Seppa from Itanagar by driving his Alto car bearing registration No- AR 01 F-5906 when the car met with a mishap in between Leporiang-Pakke Kessang along Trans-Arunachal highway and reportedly fell down about 30-35  feet into a gorge causing grievous injuries to him and he was evacuated to Pakke–Kessang PHC. After giving first aid, he was referred outside for treatment and was…

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Silluk tagged cleanest village East Siang district

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Jan 19:  Silluk village under Mebo sub-division of East Siang district here has been selected as a cleanest village of the district by a screening committee set up under Chief Minister Cleanest Village Award (CMCVA). The committee headed by ADC Tatdo Borang as Chairman visited total nine nominated villages on Friday and submitted report to the DC, who later declared the result. The committee was impressed with the cleanliness and beautification of Silluk village which used to be unhygienic with cow dung strewn along the streets till…

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Veterans & veer naris of martyred soldiers hold rally

From Our Correspondent LIKABALI, Jan 20: Acknowledging sacrifices of defence veterans in safeguarding the nation, Spearhead Division GoC Major General Ajai Verma, heaped praises on them. Addressing four veer naris, 77 widows, 451 ex-servicemen and 985 dependents before the rally at Military Station here on Sunday, he said the event by Indian Army aimed at their greater welfare. Major General Ajai Verma informed them that the event aimed at interaction with them to know their difficulties and assured them of all possible assistance to address pension, other grievances including, financial…

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Bid to burgle Rural Bank fails: SP

ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Miscreant entered into Rural Bank branch in G Sector of Ganga area here around 7.30 am on Sunday after breaking open the entrance door but failed to loot, Capital SP Tumme Amo said. A police team led by local police station OC inspector M Geyi rushed to the spot on receiving information from the Rural Bank officer and found from CCTV footage that a lone fugitive entered into bank premises after breaking the main door and damaged several article as per. Though he had entered manager room…

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