Bharat Ratna Vajpayee dies at 93

·         7-day national mourning declared *August 17 holiday: GoAP Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra and Chief Minister led mourners of Arunachal Pradesh. “Atalji had convinced international community about the right stand of India on Kashmir issue, took an unprecedented bus ride to Lahore on19.02.99 to extend friendship to Pakistan, the first PM to ensure mortal remains of every 1999 Kargil War martyr as brought home and given befitting last rites”, the governor wrote in his condolence message. “Atal Ji was an iconic and charismatic figure who was loved by all. He…

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I want to make Arunachal happiest state of India: CM

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 16:  “I wish to make Arunachal Pradesh the ‘Happiest state of India’ besides energy self-reliant, industry-friendly but free from corruption and crime,” Chief Minister Pema Khandu said in his addressing to state level celebration at IG Park here on Wednesday when the state joined the rest of India in celebrating 72nd Independence Day celebration with great enthusiasm and fervour. Unfurling the national tri-colour and taking salute of an impressive march-past, he reiterated that Deen Dayal Upadhayay’s vision of ‘Antyodaya’ has been the philosophy…

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JHPC on LPC to meet at Namsai today

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 16: The joint high- powered committee (JHPC) on land possession certificate (LPC) headed by UD & Housing Minister Nabam Rebia is scheduled to meet at Namsai on Friday. The members of the committee are MP Ninong Ering, Minister Bamang Felix, MLAs Kaling Moyong, Tesam Pongte & P D Sona, former MP Takam Sanjoy, sate BJP president Tapir Gao, PPA chairman Kamen Ringu, NPP president G Kabak, political commissioner & joint secrtetary, all affected DCs and Papum Pare DC, president & GS of AAPSU, Khampti, Mishmi,…

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APCC pauses meet on TAH land scam for wait & watch

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Taking note of re-verification taken up by an official team headed by Yachuli ADC J .T. Obi including DFO Koj Rinya, RWD EE Toko Ottu, DHO Komri Murtem, DLRSO Takam Kechak, DFDO James Nabum and DDA Boria Nakum as members from Potin on Monday last, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee had decided to adopt wait and watch. The re-verification has been going by the team involving APCC TAH assessment team, thus the APCC has decided to pause its proposed mass meeting at Nyikum Niya Hall, Nirjuli, its…

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100% NE states electrified: PM” | Claim false as many villages still in dark: APCC

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: Government data showing 31 million rural households in general) in North East states are still in dark which contradicts PM Narendra Modi’s announcement of 100 % electrification of entire NE in his August 15 Independence Day address. Terming Modi’s claim as “false”,  the APCC questioned  if Modi is aware that “a village is tagged  electrified only after minimum 10% of its households and public places, including schools, panchayat office and health centre have  access to electricity as defined by Union Power Ministry”. Claiming that 100% electrification of NE…

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Take over Army school at Gelimo, Guv suggests Vivekananda Kendra

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: state Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra today suggested Kanya Kumari-based Vivekananda Kendra (VK)’s all India vice president A. Balakrishnan to take over recently started school by Indian Army unit at Gelimo in Upper Subansiri district when the later called on the former at Raj Bhavan here today. The duo discussed ways to promote state’s primary and secondary education facing various challenges. However, while complimenting VK for strengthening state’s education, Dr Mishra said that VK and Ramakrishna Mission have served as a boon for the state for…

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Use sports for nation building: Takam

Maj assures to repair 2 bridges By Our Staff Reporter PACHIN HAPA, Aug 16: Sports and games could be used as tools for uniting the youth, develop friendship and maintaining communal harmony for nation building while, ANSU president Toko Takam said in his inaugural address to friendly volleyball match at Pachin Hapa on Wednesday. Addressing the gathering Takam said that playing Players should rise above any political colour while taking part in any games and sports event, which basically help develop a healthy body and sound mind. Thus, he exhorted all…

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AYVS camp yields 55 units blood

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 16: In all 55 units of blood were collected during a voluntary blood donation camp organized by Arunachal Viekananda Yua Shakti (AVYS) in RKM Hospital on August 15 as part of Independence Day celebration. In all 75 donors had registered but 55 donated as per medical advice led by State Blood Transfusion Council deputy director Dr Nabam Budh. Dr Budh, also adviser of AVYS, donated blood for 20 times.

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Prominent leader passes away

ITANAGAR, Aug 16: People of Siang district, particularly of Boleng township, bade farewell to prominent leader and social worker Tago Kumut, who passed away at his Boleng residence around 11.15 pm on Wednesday night after prolonged illness? Born in 1939, he was 79, and is survived by his wife Yanying Komut, three sons and a daughter. People from all walks of life made a deadline to his residence to pay their last respect. Uncounted people including his family members, relatives, well-wishers, public leaders led by local MLA Tapang Taloh, officers…

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Delay in Sainik School adm results causes concern

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Aug 16: Students and their parents have expressed their concern over inordinate delay in announcing results of Niglok Sainik School in East Siang district as it was scheduled to be declared on August 7. More than 400 candidates had appeared in written exam, conducted on July 22 in four examination centers in the state,  merit list was published on July 28, interview and medical examinations conducted at TRIHMS, Naharlagun during August 1 to 4 and publication of final merit was scheduled for August  7. While students…

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