GoAP to tie up with LBSNAA to speed up state development

ITANAGAR, Aug 19:   Arunachal Pradesh is all set to collaborate with Mussoorie-based prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), to enable the GoAP in optimal utilization of funds available and resolve pressing issues through application of new management tools. Appreciating the first of its kind initiative, LBSNAA Director Sanjeev Chopra, who called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu here on Monday, offered all assistance of the Academy in management and development of the state. Conveying  gratitude to Chopra  for the interest and coming to Itanagar to discuss to take…

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Hollongi Airport to be ready by March 2022, Puri to CS

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri during a video conferencing with Arunachal Pradesh chief secretary Naresh Kumar on Monday announced that Hollongi Airport will be completed by 31.03.2022. His announcement came while reviewing status of civil aviation works of the state and assured all possible support to develop the aviation sector. Puri disclosed that license has been obtained from Airport Authority of India (AAI) for operation of Tezu Airport which will facilitate civil airliners to operate on Tezu-Guwahati and Tezu-Jorhat routes within this year under  regional connectivity scheme…

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Let us make Arunachal a livable state for all: CS

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 19: “Let us work in unison to make Arunachal Pradesh, known as ‘Las Sangri La on Earth’ for its enchanting natural beauty, a most beautiful and livable state for one and all’, new chief secretary Naresh Kumar gave a clarion call to the people of the state on Monday, adding the state capital should be the centre of focus being the face of the state. In an exclusive interview to this daily, Kumar, who had worked as Nahralagun additional deputy commissioner and Lower…

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Professional pictures & videos to lure tourists: CM

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: “Exhorting Photograph and videograph rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Arunachal Pradesh and showcase it to the world”, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said after inaugurating an exhibition of  Arunachal Photography Club (APC) at the Civil Secretariat here on Monday to commemorate World Photography Day “You can become leading promoters of tourism while archiving the rich culture and scenic beauty of the state,” he said and asserted that tourism is one sector that can change sate economy as there’s no better way to lure tourists than professional…

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Student leader drowns in Poma River

By Our Reporter JOTE, Aug 19:  One Punyo Lampung, 26, a student leader, who along with friends on outing, reportedly had drowned in Poma River at Rakap in Jote area under Sangdupota circle of Papum Pare district on Sunday. The mishap occurred around 10.50 am, Balijan SDPO Kamdam Sikom said, adding his mortal remains were retrieved and later brought to RK Mission Hospital here. The deceased son of late Punyo Taming, is a permanent resident of Hong village, near Ziro. A case of unnatural death (No-04/19 u/s-174 CrPC) was registered…

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Photography: Camera obscura to digital camera

Former PM India Gandhi in Ziro in 1959,Arunachal Photography Club member Tadar Anu indicating an exhibited photo on 19.08.19 Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar The word “photography” was created from the Greek roots “light” and “representation by means of lines” or “drawing”, together meaning “drawing with light”. The first use of the word by Franco-Brazilian inventor became widely known after the research of Boris Kossoy in 1980. Inventors Nicephore Niepce, Henry Fox Talbot and Louis Daguerre seem not to have known or used the word “photography. German newspaper Vossische Zeitung of 25.02.1839 contained an article…

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2 peddlers nabbed with WASE tip off

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Aug 19: Two suspected drug peddlers were caught red handed with 237 grm opium during a joint raid by police with inputs given by Women Against Social Evils (WASE) on Sunday, WASE GS Joya Tasung Moyong. The arrested peddlers were identified as Opang Taying and Otit Tangu and a case (No 159/19 u/s 17 (A)/17 (B) NDPS Act) was registered with Pasighat PS on the basis of an FIR lodged by the WASE. The opium was supplied from Laimekuri under Assam’s Dhemaji district, WASE sources said while…

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HM reviews work of Joram-Koloriang road

ITANAGAR, Aug 19: While reviewing Joram-Koloriang road work with National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) here on Monday, Home Minister Bamang Felix asked NHIDCL GM Prabhakar Kumar to speed up work of the long pending strategic road. With the monsoon gradually receding, the primary works, shifting of essential services, viz. water supply, power poles etc. should be immediately started to facilitate smooth construction, according to an official release. Total 85 electrical poles and 23,039-meter water supply pipelines have been posing hindrances which should be shifted immediately to facilitate…

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NEIST to add new feather today, says Dr Tamuly

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Aug 19: The North East Institute of Science and Technology (NESIT), a branch of Jorhat and constituent establishment of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), will add a new feather with formal inauguration of centre for post-harvest processing and research (CPHP&R) here on Tuesday. State Agriculture-Horticulture Minister Tage Taki and Doimukh MLA Tana Hali Tara will declare the CPHP&R open in presence Durgapur-based CSRI- CMERI director Prof. Haris Hirani, Jorhat CSIR-NESIT director Dr G S Sastry along with host of scientists, NESIT principal…

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3rd edition DLBC | Karbak assures badminton courts

AALO, Aug 19:  Liromoba MLA Nyamar Karbak has assured to take up badminton courts at Kamba, Liromoba, Yomcha and Darak circle besides Liromoba Multipurpose Indoor to promote rural sports. Addressing sports lovers of 3rd addition of two-day District Level Badminton Championship (DLBC) on Saturday last, organized by West Siang DBA at Yomcha Jarbom Gamlin Indoor stadium, he assured to sponsor selected district players for Dorjee Khandu Memorial Badminton Championship. He exhorted budding sportsmen to get due exposure and take up games and sports as profession to emerge as national players to…

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