Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy

Not to affect Arunachalees: BJP ITANAGAR | Aug 30 | The Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy (TRP), 2014 would not affect indigenous population of Arunachal Pradesh in any manner, ruling BJP today said reacting to  rising protests against recent cabinet decision to implement the policy. “The Tibetans are not claiming any citizenship but staying in state’s three settlements in an organized way, unlike the Chakma and Hajong refugees,” state BJP president Tapir Gao said during an interaction with the media here. He said that the GoAP has no separate policy on the…

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Fire engulfs over 40 houses

*Shocked CM assures relief    By A O News Service DAPORIJO | Aug 30 | A massive fire broke out in the heart of Upper Subansiri district HQs own here in between 9 to 9.20 am today that reduced over 40 shops and rented houses to ashes completely. Three fire tenders and staff assisted by the civilians fought for over two hours to prevent the fire while DC  A K Singh and SP Taru Gusar, who had rushed to the spot, supervised the operation, eye witnesses told this daily  adding there was no report…

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Young students exhorted to ‘Say no to drug, yes to life’

  ITANAGAR | Aug 30 | Pointing out that drug could heal or harm you, fire & emergency service SP Kime Aya said that taking drug as prescribed by doctor is permissible by drug abuse is destructive. Addressing 200 students of Don Bosco School, Model English School, Vivekananda Central School and Holy Cross School at Don Bosco Youth Centre (DBYC) here during a drug awareness programme, themed ‘Say no to drug, yes to life’, he recalled his experience as Changlang SP and said opium has been a killer, particularly for the younger…

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CM lauds Christian missionaries for major role in education growth

  ITANAGAR | Aug 30 | Chief Minister Pema Khandu today lauded Christian missionaries for playing a major role in contributing to education growth in Arunachal. He was address a function after inaugurating Don Bosco College (DBC) annex in Jollang here today, whose construction was funded through Rs 5 crore corpus fund sanctioned by former CM, late Dorjee Khandu. Khandu commended the service of Christian missionaries, especially in taking education to the poorest and the downtrodden, in his address to the faculty members and students. He lauded contributions of RK Mission…

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Be proud of your cultural roots: Guv

KHONSA | Aug 30 | State Governor P B Acharya exhorted students of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission School (RSMS) here on Wednesday  not to be self-centered as they have responsibilities towards the society and the nation. While interacting with the students of state’s oldest girls’ school, he advised them to be proud of their cultural roots and safeguard their cultural heritage and traditions. Accompanied by his advisor Wanglin Lowangdong, local MLA Wanglam Sawin, DC P.N. Thungon and SP  J.K. Meena, he said that the education they imbibe should be useful to the society. As…

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PWD staff dies in road mishap

  By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN | Aug 30 | PWD surveyor V P Vallabhai, 42, sustained grievous injuries when  his  Maruti  Swift car (AR01J 2188) collided head on with a truck (AS 01DD 4081) in Leki village area here around 1 pm today. However, he succumbed to his injuries while on way to hospital, police sources told this daily. He was coming from Banderdewa while the truck was proceeding towards Banderdewa when the mishap occurred, the police added.

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Bahais celebrating Bahaullah’s bicentenary globally

By A O News Service ITANAGAR | Aug 30 | The followers of Bahais have been celebrating bicentenary of birth of Bahaullah, whose sole objective was none other than the betterment of the world and tranquility of its people. While handing over documents related to the bicentenary celebration to editor of this daily Pradeep Kumar here today, state Bahai messenger Chabi Nayak said that the noble soul born in 1817 in Persia (Iran) believed that “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizen”. After tortured and imprisoned for…

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Cabinet to decide on Lower Siang issue on Sept 22: CM

  ITANAGAR | Aug 30 | “The report submitted by Group of Ministers headed by Food & Civil Supplies Minister on Lower Siang will be placed in next cabinet meeting scheduled on September 22 next for decision” Chief Minister Pema Khandu said in a statement today. Khandu reassured the people concerned over the prevailing situation on the issue,  saying the issue is being taken up in the right earnest. Arunachal Pradesh (Re-Organisation of Districts) Bill 2013 was passed by state assembly and notified in March 2014. The Govt is sincere in its effort in…

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Winner welcomed

State’s ace woman bodybuilder Paklu Taipodia was given a warm welcome on her arrival here after winning 5th position in 51st Asian Bodybuilding & Physique Championship held at South Korea capital Seoul and qualifying to represent India in World Bodybuilding Championship, slated at Mongolia on October 3 next.

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Gao exhorts BJP workers to be sincere

By Staff Reporter NIRJULI | Aug 30 | State BJP president Tapir Gao today exhorted  party workers to be sincere and responsible in carrying out development works. He reminded the workers the responsibility entrusted to them by the BJP, a disciplined party with a difference. He was addressing after inaugurating the two mandal offices in Lekhi village near here. PWD, UD Parliamentary Secretary-cum-Itanagar MLA  Techi Kaso lauded party workers for their activities and urged them to adopt clean and hygienic habits. City BJP president Tarh Soping also addressed the gathering including…

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