Arunachalees symbol of community living

Traditional paddy crusher * Why not GoAP take a cue to tap hydropower? Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar The tribal Arunachalee society is a true mirror of community life as the indigenous people share sorrow and happiness together without leaving to be an individual affair besides jointly work for their daily chores. This had drawn the attention of blogger Ariel Sophia Bardi (Washington), a journalist & consultant with  a PhD,  who recently had said: “People of Arunachal Pradesh lead a unique community life which they sustained while trying to…

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Vedic Vihangam yoga mantra for healthy body & sound mind

  NAHARLAGUN | Oct 29 | Vihangam yoga, a Vedic system and science, maintained since  time immemorial, is capable of making a body healthy and mind sound Sadhguru Acharya Swatantra Dev Maharaj of Varanas today said. Addressing a huge gathering during the valedictory function of a two-day event at Mela Ground here, he said that people of cosmetic world having no time to take self care due to work pressure & shortage of time and have been suffering from lots of disease, he cautioned. But he exhorted the masses to practice…

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Illegal timber seized

From Mingkeng Osik PASIGHAT | Oct 29 | Two  truck, bearing registration nos. AR 09 1169 and AR 09 6948 laden with illegal timbers were seized by police during naka-checking at Medical Chariali here on Saturday. Both trucks were intercepted at 2 pm, seized and brought to PS while  during interrogation by Pasighat Police, it was found that the trucks had no valid transit permits and registered a case (No. 199/17 u/s 379 IPC r/w Sec. 25 (d) of Assam Forest Regulation Act). The police team included DySP Torum Makcha, SIs Vicky Lowang…

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Shillong man turns top angler to receive Rs 50,000

Pare River Angling Tourey KHEEL | Oct 29 | Angler Richard Marran from Shillong was adjudged winner of state’s maiden Pare River Angling Tournament, organized by Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Adventure Tours (APTOA) at Mepsoro here in Toru circle on Saturday. Richard, with his catch of 6.90 kg, walked away with a Rs 50,000 as prize while Takom Darang from Kebang village and Lokam Anand received prize of Rs 30,000 and Rs 15,000 as 2nd and 3rd winners with their catch of 6.86 kg and 3.56 kg respectively. The event, which was organized…

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Wood carving faces extinction threat despite demand

From Our Correspondent TEZU | Oct 29 | Wood carving,  a traditional sculpture of Arunachal Pradesh, an art to make various figures and images predominantly related to culture of state’s various tribes, is facing extinction. Chow Ongkling Tawang, a craft master of handloom & handicraft department here expressed dismay over the dying art of wood carving, despite a sustainable means of livelihood. Though a catalyst to promote and preserve Arunachal’s rich cultural heritage, it is on the verge of extinction”, he said. “Carving of wooden Mishmi couple has high demands from…

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ATM theft cases on the rise

By Our Staff Reporter NAHARLAGUN | Oct 29 | ATM theft cases have been rising alarmingly in Itanagar, Naharlagun and Nirjuli posing tough challenges for the Capital Complex Police. Several instances reported within a week. Papum Pare SP, now Capital Complex in-charge, Tumme Amo said that an ATM theft and vandalism case (No-47/17 u/s-380 IPC r/w Sec 3 of PFPP Act) was registered with Nirjuli PS. The October 26 theft case of  SBI ATM, located near old veterinary directorate office at D Sector, was reported on Saturday. Such incidents have been reported…

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Forest deptt awards WASE

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT | Oct 29 | East Siang district forest department in appreciation has awarded Women Against Social Evil (WASE) Rs 10,000 on October 26 last for seizing lizard (tokey gecko) and elephant tusk from this township. Meanwhile, the WASE has submitted a report recently highlighting its seven-year fight against drug trafficking in the district and adjoining areas. The report including some video graphic evidences was submitted to DIG (central range), DC and SP hinting at  intensification of the drive against drug menace. It also included drug abuse, trafficking,…

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Cleanest RGU to get award

Clean & green campus abhiyan RONO HILLS | Oct 29 | The cleanest compound of RGU would be awarded under month-long ‘Clean and green campus’ programme under “Swachhta hi Seva” of RGU NSS cell, which was launched by dean (student welfare) Prof. Kesang Degi on  October 28  last. He planted a tree in NSS park-cum-living museum while several faculty members and around 85 NSS volunteers led by NSS programme officers John Gangmei and Dr.Vikas Singh took part in the event, according to a NSSS release. The drive would include several activities…

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Help IMC to make city clean: Yachi

ITANAGAR | Oct 29 | Ward 7 councillor Ngurang Yachi has urged local residents to help IMC in maintaining the area neat and clean. It is our responsibility as good citizens to maintain cleanliness of our locality without throwing garbage haphazardly and help the IMC vehicle to collect the garbage daily, she exhorted the local resident while attending social service as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Division-IV area. The IMC has launched door to door garbage collection in almost all wards in Capital Complex and all should cooperate and…

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Revoke ground partition order: AEKDSU to DC

  SEPPA | Oct 29| All East Kameng District Students’ Union (AEKDSU), in a memorandum to East Kameng DC, has strongly opposed the partitioning of the district HQ’s lone general ground. Expressing concern over the DC’s decision to hand over the community land to some football club, it said that it is a crucial part of Seppa people for conducting national events, like Republic and Independence day while it plays a  vital role for  happiness of everyone, particularly growth of the children. Clarifying that it is not against establishment of…

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