CSP panacea to financial inclusion: Murty

Land-locked Arunachal caught in catch 22 By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR | Apr 23 | Customer service point (CSP) could serve as a panacea for financial inclusion, still a mirage in land-locked Arunachal Pradesh, if advise of NE circle State Bank of India CGM PVSLM Murty is considered. When told that a large section of state population still remain unbanked even after 70 years of independence and 30 years of statehood with only 180 bank branches, including 57 of SBI, the lead bank, Murty, in an exclusive interview to this daily on…

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Fast track connectivity to speed up dev: Khandu to NITI Aayog

  NEW DELHI | Apr 23 |  Chief Minister Pema Khandu today  advocated augmenting and fast tracking rail, road, air and IT communication to bring in transformational change in development the process of Arunachal Pradesh. While taking part in NITI Aayog governing council meeting,  chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here,  Khandu threw light on enormous strength and potential of the state in agri and allied, tourism and hydropower sectors, which he said, if systematically harnessed would lead the state to new heights. Stressing on connectivity, he said that poor connectivity…

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Umananada – the abode of Lord Shiva

  The temple, located in the middle of the mighty Brahmaputra, makes itself one the most aesthetic shrines in India. The pilgrims travel in ferries from the city touching  river bank making the journey adventurous laced with the feeling of divinity. The hill atop where the temple is situated is known as Bhasmacala as Lord Shiva, according to legend, lived there and had imparted knowledge to his consort Parvati there according to Kalika Purana. According to Kalika Purana, Shiva burnt Kamadeva into ashes with his third eye on Umananda when he interrupted his deep meditation and the ashes…

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Nightlong downpours create havoc in capital

By A O News Desk ITANAGAR | Apr 23 | When scorching heat many parts of India was causing untold suffering, Arunachal Pradesh proved its peculiarity with heavy downpour throughout Saturday night whose impacts were visible Sunday morning and heavy rain is very likely at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh tomorrow predicted Guwahati IMD. Heaps of debris carried by rainwater were blocking half of NH-415 at many places that prompted the PWD authorities to press the labourers early morning to clear the road for traffic movement. Though there was no report of any…

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4 youths held with drugs

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT | Apr 23 |   Mebo police with the support of Women Against Social Evils (WASE) activists raided a place at Mebo, Romdum town on Thursday and arrested four youths and seized drugs from their possession, a joint effort to crack down drugs abuses. Informing about the arrest, the WASE sources said that, East Siang SP acted swiftly on being informed and a 12-member WASE team led by convener Momang Jamoh and block coordinator Omem Gao help the police team in successful raid, WASE GS Joya Tasung Moyong said.…

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Traditional witchcraft in practice evokes claims and counter claims

ITANAGAR | Apr 24 | Even in today’s IT age, traditional witchcraft is still in practice in Arunachal Pradesh as has surfaced recently that too involving qualified people commanding higher position in the society. The news itself is a glittering proof ABKYW lodges complaint against witchcraft Our correspondent  Maksam Tayeng reports from Pasighat: In a recent incident of torture, molestation and abusing of four persons from same family (two daughters and wife & husband) through occult and witchcraft practices, Adi Baane Kebang Youth Wing (ABKYW) has lodged an FIR against some perpetrators on April 18…

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