Dalai Lama given more security than PM Modi

  *HH Dalai Lama flies to Guwahati From Manogya Loiwal TAWANG | Apr 11 | Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh was being closely watched by neighbouring countries and in India it was being monitored with more security than even for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Personnel from five forces were deployed across the circles and places to provide him multi-layer security cordon. Senior officials and personnel from ITBP, IRBn, SSB, central paramilitary force and state police were deployed to form various security layers. More than six companies were…

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Rs 200 notes soon for currency mix

Editorial   The 14-member RBI board with Urjit Patel as its  governor, in its meeting in March, has cleared a proposal to introduce banknotes of Rs 200 denomination. The process of printing new Rs 200 notes is likely to begin after June, once the Govt officially approves this new denomination, according to informed sources, who didn’t want to be identified. The move to introduce lower denomination notes comes against the backdrop of the move to rework the currency mix by the Govt, which had  announced withdrawal of Rs 500 and…

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MLA, residents demand lowering road height to avoid submergence

  CHONGKHAM | Apr 11 | Flood prone Chongkham residents strongly opposing raising height of Alubari-Chongkham-Tezu road have urged builder Navayuga Engineering Company Limited (NECL) to rebuilt it in their greater interest. The residents are worst sufferers during rainy season as flood creates havoc annually. Chongkham area in entire Namsai district was worst hit by flood water in 2004. “Such move will worsen the situation with excess rainwater spilling over to adjacent low-lying areas. The surrounding areas will become more prone to water logging during heavy rain.,” a local resident said. “Most…

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Change waiting in wings to embrace Arunachal: Mein

Pongtu Festival celebrated KHONSA | Apr 11 | “Change for prosperity, growth and development is waiting in the wings to embrace Arunachal Pradesh,” Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said while addressing the revelers of Pongtu Festival here today. Arunachal is a symbol of unity in diversity with people from diverse cultures and traditions dwelling together in oneness. Our state is very rich in cultural heritage which needs thorough research and documentation for preservation, Mein said applauding their colourful traditional attires and dances. Rs 5 crore has been earmarked in Budget for research…

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Work double shift to keep capital  clean: Nachung

  NAHARLAGUN | Apr 11 | NGOs/SHGs, collecting  door to door garbage in 13 wards, outsourced by the IMC, were  asked by IMC deputy chief councilor Chairing Tarh Nachung today to work in two shifts to maintain the cleanliness of twin cities. Reviewing their works in a meeting in IMC conference hall, he assured to redress their various grievances but suggested to  maintain proper records of labours engaged and told them that the improvised modalities would be extended to other wards. CMEO Habung Lampung, while  interacting with them, stressed on sincere…

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Promote indigenous practices for preservation: Dr Chai

  TEZU | Apr 11 | “Promote indigenous practices of weaving our traditional cloths to rejuvenate age-old culture & traditions,” said Animal Husbandry Minister Dr Mohesh Chai said after distributing free yarn, wool & other handloom accessories to the beneficiaries of Lohit district. The benefits under CM’s indigenous  animal husbandry  promotion scheme through  textile & handicrafts department are with not free but with a greater responsibility to promote and preserve indigenous practices for posterity, he said. The General Hospital here was enriched with  computerized X-ray machine, Boyles apparatus and a diathermy machine…

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GSU bandh ends

ITANAGAR | Apr 11 | The 36-hour bandh called by Galo Students’ Union (GSU) in support of its demands ended peacefully today without any untoward incident. But the GSU threatened the GoAP to launch rigorous movement if its genuine demands are not met.

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2000 catastrophic flood impacts still haunts Namsing villagers

  From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT | Apr 11 | The catastrophic impact of June 2000 flood that had submerged Pasighat when the inhabitant were still asleep still haunts the people of  Namsing village under Mebo sub-division. The flood, reportedly caused by breach of a dam  over Tsangpo (Siang) River in Tibet, had left a trail of devastation. Thousands of acres of land were eroded,  GHS school, medical, sericulture farms at New Borguli village & Ramku (Old Seram) village including upper primary school washed away and more than 3-km land eroded towards…

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Skill training for 40 PwSAs begins

By Staff Reporter KARSINGSA | Apr 11 | Skill is key to earn livelihood for any human being, said master trainer Nana Gona while addressing 40 people with special abilities (PwSAs) attending a two-month skill training on bakery here. The Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH) training, allotted by National Youth Project (NYP) would skill the trainees in trades of their liking, she said.  Those who attend the classes regularly would earn Rs 5,000 in their respective bank accounts, she said to the appreciation of the trainees, mostly men…

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Time for we Indians to stand united!

By Marina Doye India is a sovereign, socialist, secular, republic but 7th largest country by area and second most populous nation with about 133 crore population to be the largest democracy in the world. We heterogeneous people are brought to one platform by languages, religions and  castes bring in this most diverse nation to glue us to sing in chorus what we feel right. But most regrettably, language-religion-caste fanatics divide many of the innocent people many a times to serve their vested interest. Religious and caste riots and racial discrimination…

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