Take bold steps to end drug menace: CS

ITANAGAR, Dec 09: Chief secretary Naresh Kumar, addressing  2nd meeting of state level multi disciplinary coordination committee for control and coordination of narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances, exhorted all law enforcing agencies to understand the magnitude of drug menace and use all machineries to control, prevent, address and eradicate the menace. To address the increasing drug menace affecting youths and women, he directed all DCs and SPs to undertake robust measures in their respective districts to check and prevent the increasing drug use. He advocated intensive IEC campaigns in schools, colleges…

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Offer alternative to shifting cultivation, Guv tells Taki

ITANAGAR, Dec 09: The Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra called for adopting and promoting innovative scientific methods as an alternative to traditional shifting cultivation to boost productivity and better harvest besides exploring new avenues for entrepreneurship and employment in agriculture and allied sectors. He also stressed on experimenting new crops and techniques to have round the year farming when Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Dairy Development, and Fisheries  Minister Tage Taki called on him at Raj Bhavan here on Monday. While expressing his concern for use of pesticides, Dr…

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Sagalee Idol-2019 | Tuki urges youths to be self reliant

By Our Staff Reporter SAGALEE, Nov 09: “Our youth should learn to earn to take lead role in serving the society,” said former chief minister-cum-Sagalee MLA Nabam Tuki while attending grand finale of 4th edition of Sagalee Idol-2019 here on Sunday The youths should self employed and self reliant for sustainability, he said, and hinted at rising cases of drug among the youths besides unwanted activities which they should avoid. They being the future of the nation should work hard with sincerity and devote their time for constructive works to earn name…

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Cuckoo Club to encourage book lovers

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Dec 09: The Cuckoo Club of Pasighat, an initiative by Sinung Zeblun Messar, in its first meeting here on Sunday, decided to intensify its objective to encourage readers and book lovers, especially the youth to inculcate the habit of reading. The first book selected for reading was ‘Whispers from the Mountains’ by Ponung Ering Angu, an officer of state women and child welfare development department. Attending the event, Angu, addressing the members, highlighted her journey of writing books and shared ideas on how to write and…

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RGU, school exams deferred due to bandh

lITANAGAR, Dec 09: Rajiv Gandhi University controller of examination on Monday notified deferment of undergraduate level college examinations scheduled on Tuesday to December 21 in view of proposed 11-hour bandh call given by the North East Students Union including its federal unit All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union on Tuesday to oppose against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. In another circular, school education director also rescheduled classes-X and XII pre-board examinations of Tuesday to December 10 next.

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Tara mourns passing away of brilliant karateka Debia Yakap

NAHARLAGUN, Dec 09: State’s medal winner karateka Debia Yakap passed away in his residence here on Monday due to serious illness leaving the karate fraternity led by Arunachal Karate-Do Association founder-cum-Karate Association of lndia president Likha Tara in deep shock. “We are fortunate to have student like you as you were always our guiding star. You left us forever but your love and affection will always remain in our heart forever. We pray almighty for your eternal peace in heavenly abode,” Tara said in his condolence message. Late Yakap had…

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AAPSU endorses Dec 10 NE bandh call of NESO

ITANAGAR, Dec 08: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has unanimously endorsed the 11-hour Northeast band from 5 am to 4 pm called by North East Students Union (NESO) against proposed introduction of contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Parliament on Monday despite stiff opposition.. Thus, AAPSU president Hawa Bagang, in a release, asked presidents and general secretaries of all its federal units to ensure success of the democratic movement in all districts. However, essential services, including ambulance, milk van, press persons, magistates/police/para military forces on duty will be…

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Modi-Shah led BJP Govt act threat to India: APCC

ITANAGAR, Dec 08: Accusing Modi-Shah led BJP Govt of putting India’s centuries-old practice of communal harmony and peaceful coexistence of  different communities under threat, the APCC, in a release, opposed the CAB, saying it is against basic structure of Constitution of India, especially violating Article 14 and 15. “It is very unfortunate that the Centre is arrogantly imposing the divisive CAB by ignoring the democratic  and secularist aspects of the Constitution,” the APCC charged in a release, adding “ the cabinet is not above the Constitution and its decision is biased beyond…

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PMGSY road works in Tarasso halted by Assam forest officials

*Biswanath DC calls inter-state border meet By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Dec 08: Assam’s forest department officials of Biswanath district along with a huge contingent of armed force and forest protection force reportedly halted under construction PMGSY road in Tarasso circle of Papum Pare district on Saturday. The ongoing 20-km PMGSY road from Ramghat to Radasso in Tarasso circle to link several villages of the circle within Arunachal Pradesh territory, a top official said. However, locals termed their action as wrong but unfortunate as the team took the pretext of…

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Rapes, murders reflect insecurity of women | APWWS seeks enactment of law

ITANAGAR, Dec 08: Terming recent rape and murder of a vet in Hyderabad, burning of a rape victim in Unnao and two women raped and killed within a week’s time as disturbing trend towards safety of woman, Arunachal Pradesh women’s welfare society (APWWS) asked the GoI to frame a law to ensure full security to the rape survivor, family members, witnesses and lawyer if they are threatened by the accused. Killing of Unnao rape survivor has once again reflected the failure of prevailing system which spread a sense of fear and insecurity…

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