ABB channel ready to turn Arunachal dream into a reality

Game changer move precursor for good times   By Pradeeep Kumar ITANAGAR | Apr 25 | Proving the adage ‘Govt is the longest channel in the world’ wrong, Switzerland-based ABB of Zurich has energized first phase of India’s most advanced 6,000-MW ultra high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) ±800 kV multi terminal NER/ER-NR/WR Interconnector-I or ‘North East-Agra link’. World’s first four-terminal UHVDC link system – two sending stations will convert power from AC to DC for transmission over a single power line and deliver electricity to ‘receiving’ station (third) in Agra consisting of two parallel terminals to reconvert into…

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Puroiks are no more nomadic: Libang

Gumkum Gumpa festival By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR | Apr 25 | Puroiks are advancing and developing equally with other tribal communities with keen interest  among the youth to pursue higher education for self sustenance. Hence they are no more nomadic, RD Minister Alo Libang today said. Addressing revelers of Gumkum-Gumka festival of the Puroiks at Nyokum Lapang ground here, he lauded them for zealously guarding  their traditional  way of life and rich culture heritage through they were once tagged as backward and vulnerable community need of special programmes for sustainable development.…

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Cultural exchanges key to social integration: Mein

KHARSANG | Apr 25 | Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein today advocated  cultural exchange between state’s  eastern and western parts to bring cultural integration among the tribes Addressing the participants of Moh-Mol Festival Celebration of Tangsa community at Kharsang in Changlang district, he said that though “we have diverse cultures, people of eastern parts hardly know about the cultures of their western counterparts for less interaction. We need to increase cultural interactions between the people of both parts for cultural integration to create sense of oneness and unity among thema”, he…

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MVAC holds rally seeking justice for Pul 

AALO | Apr 25 |  The Mere Vichaar Andolan Committee (MVAC) in supports of its three demands organized a peaceful rally here today which participation of  hundreds of student, and public. Shouting slogans demanding justice for former CM, late Kalikho Pul, the agitators holding banners and posters started from Mopin ground and  culminated at Neheru Chowk near DC office. They demanded re-inquiry based on the FIR lodged by Pul’s three wives, immediate stepping down of CM Pema Khandu, DyCM  Chowna Mein and Tourism Parliamentary Secretary Passang Dorjee Sona on moral ground to ensure…

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Be caution to prevent malaria: DMO

NAMSAI | Apr 25 |   Namsai DMO Dr. Nani Rika today advised the masses to be aware of the causes of malaria and take precautionary steps to protect themselves from malaria. Addressing  an awareness event on World Malaria Day, themed  ‘End malaria for good’ at Nongtaw village under PHC Piyong  today, he lauded the organizers, youth in particular, and awarded them for conducting  social service NVBDCP DPO Dr. C M Thamoung  elaborated  importance of the Day’s celebration, highlighted national framework of malaria elimination 2016-2030 to  achieve the goal. He explained the…

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‘GoAP taking steps to tackle inter-state boundary row’

  ITANAGAR | Apr 25 | The GoAP has initiated steps to tackle vexed inter-state boundary issue and plight of population living within forest areas besides formation of state human right commission and commission for child rights, in-charge chief secretary  Satya Gopal today said. Interacting with DCs, SPs,  officers, NGOs and public at Banquet Hall here today, Gopal, principal home secretary, said that the GoAP has been proactively working with commitment for the welfare of SC and ST communities. He advised some NGOs to know benefits of various Govt welfare schemes…

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NECCC meet to review NE political scenario

  ITANAGAR | Apr 25| The North-East Congress Coordination Committee (NECCC) meeting is scheduled at  New Delhi on Wednesday to take stock  of the political situation of the NE region. AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi  and general secretary (NE states in/charge) Dr. C.P. Joshi, would address the meeting, according to an APCC release. APCC president Takam Sanjoy along with former state chief minister P K Thungon, Mukut Mithi (present Rajya Sabha member) and Nabam Tuki today left for New Delhi to attend the meeting.

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3100 9W LED bulbs distributed under Ujala Yojana 

TEZU | Apr 24 | In all  3100 9W LED bulbs were distributed by Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) in Lohit district in second phase of Ujala Yojana on Monday. Ujjwal Jeevan by affordable LED appliances, a GoI flagship programme, was launched by Lohit DC Danish Ashraf on April 10 last, making it first such initiative in Arunachal Pradesh at his initiative. It aimed at converting Lohit t into ‘Smart District’ by making all inhabitants energy-efficient by using renewable/efficient energy devices & appliances. There is a huge demand for the energy…

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DC reviews BADP schemes

AALO | Apr 25 | West Siang DC Gamli Padu has called for proper monitoring of all schemes by planning department to ensure their fruits percolate down to targeted  beneficiaries living in border areas. While chairing a district level committee meeting on Border Area Development Programme on Monday here to review all schemes implemented during 2016-17 and new schemes proposed for 2017-18 stressed on judicious and optimum utilization of fund meant for Mechuka-Tato & Pidi-Monigong CD blocks. The ITBP should be involved for joint inspection in border areas after of completion and the…

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Indians to unite at Rupa NYP camp in June

By A O News Desk ITANAGAR | Apr 25 | Taking strong exception to China’s objection to HH 14th Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh during April 5 to 12 last, living legend of Gandhian philosophy  and National Youth Project (NYP) chairman Dr S N Subba Rao aka Bhaiji today cautioned Beijing to refrain from such attitude. “In this IT age when global village concept is gaining fast momentum, why to fight over Mother Earth, the live giver”, he questioned? “I conducted a National Integration Youth Camp (NYIC) at Lumla…

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