Osin Mosu crowned Miss Arunachal-2017

*Yangchin Lhamu & Oyi Jamoh 1st & 2nd runners-up By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR | Dec 30 | Itanagar jhoom uttha, thousands of Itangarians braving pinching winter danced in excitement as their expected aspirant Osin Mosu was crowned  Miss Arunachal-2017 by reigning Miss Arunchal-2016 Alice Dai, while  Yangchin Lhamu and Oyi Jamoh were adjudged first and second runners-up from among five contestants in the jury round at Indira Gandhi Park here late Saturday night. The winner was given a Datsun car while both runners-up scooty each. There were 19 contestants, namely  Osin Mosu (West Siang),  Likha Atu (Papum Pare),…

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Who can question governance?

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR | Dec 30 | Realities contradict the ruling BJP’s Govt’s claim today  CM Pema Khandu patiently manoeuvred through and made sincere efforts to bring a transformational change in governance to overcome unforeseen and unwarranted hindrances which had become synonymous with governance. Interestingly, the BJP Friday claimed following party ideology Saabka Saath Saabka Vikas with basic principles of transparency, good governance and accountability in letter and spirit. Undoubtedly many achievements have been made since the BJP formed the Govt, but can anyone deny the late file clearance…

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Guv reviews national flagship progs with DCs

ITANAGAR | Dec 30 | While reviewing implementations of national flagship programmes in districts with the DCs through video conference from Raj Bhavan here today, Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra exhorted the DCs that development fruits should percolate down to the man in last rung of the society. In his maiden endeavour, Dr Mishra enquired about status of flagship programmes in education, health and RD sectors, Aadhar linking, open defecation free, road connectivity and development of border villages identified as model ones. He advised them to be proactive and work with…

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GoAP enlists achievements in Year-ender

  The CM cell is perhaps not aware that Puroik Colony, where around 400 Puroiks (Sullungs) freed as slaves with HC and SC order were rehabilitated in 2000,  is located in state capital within Papum Pare district where not a single IHHL has been built. If state capital is not ODF, is the claim that Arunachal has become 100% ODF state of the country as per updates from districts right? By Rup J Pater, CMO PR cell To cut the rhetoric short, exactly a year ago the ‘Lotus’ bloomed in the state…

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AIASUF seeks Guv’s intervention for APPSC centres outside state

  ITANAGAR | Dec 30 | All India Arunachal Students’ Union Federation (AIASUF), in a memorandum to state governor, has sought his good offices to direct Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission chairman to plan to set up APPSC centres at Guwahati, Kolkata, Delhi NCR and Bangaluru to conduct its Arunachal Pradesh State Civil Service (APSCS) preliminary examinations. Pointing out that many willing Arunachalee candidates studying in rest of the country are deprived by conducting the preliminary examination only at Itanagar,  AIASUF president Likha Akash, vice president Toko John and GS…

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NPP lauds GoAP decision for CBI probe into PDS scam 

  ITANAGAR | Dec 30 |  Resenting that Arunachal Pradesh has been crawling due to rampant and uncontrollable corruption at all levels, state National People’s Party (NPP) welcomed decision of CM Pema Khandu- headed  ruling BJP Govt  to  hand over of multi-crore PDS scam to CBI. Khandu deserves praise as he had announced in last BJP state executive meeting held at Tawang and Taliha that  the CBI will thoroughly probe  the entire PDS episode and bring the  culprits to book. GoAP officers, politicians and traders are sole responsible in siphoning…

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A face in the crowd

By Pradeep Kumar The enchanting voice renting the air drew my attention along Dikrong river bank the other day. Being my favourite old numbers of famous singers Md Rafi and Mukesh, I walked to the spot when the gathering was  showering praises on him. On enquiry, I was told he is Biri Rakesh, self driven owner of an auto rickshaw plying in Capital Complex for the last four years. A resident of remote Pongrung village of Kurung Kumey district, Rakesh, read up to class-XII, managed to reach state capital in…

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Traffic jam annoys commuters

By Our Staff Reporter NAHARLAGUN| Dec 30 |   Prevailing traffic jam in Capital Complex is irritating that wastes valuable time evoking reactions from the commuters. The  massive traffic jam along NH-415 between Itanagar-Naharlagun experienced by the people on Saturday taking away hours was unexpected that too during the year end that would spoil New Year mood. “It is really annoying,” said Techi  Babla while Teli Henko pitched in to add: “Our precious time is wasted in the traffic menace and we are fed up”. “We don’t want such a traffic…

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Speed up road projects & NH-415, pleads CM

  * Gadkari reviews NE highway status, assures support KAZIRANGA | Dec 29 | Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today drew attention of  Union MoRTH, Shipping & Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari to speed up sanction and execution of 4-laning of 31.50-km Itanagar-Banderdewa NH-415. Taking part in a high-level meeting here to review status of NH projects of NE states including Sikkim, presided over by Gadkari, organized by his ministry and attended by all  CMs and PWD ministers, Khandu said that  4-laning of NH…

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ATCO bandh evokes mixed responses, violence reported

  * 21 nabbed, damage assessment panels formed “Any bandh affects educational institutions having direct bearing on the future citizens of the nation. Thus, bandh should be avoided as Arunachal Pradesh is heading fast towards a better future”, Education Minister Honchun Ngandam. There are many ways to press the Govt for any demand, not by calling bandh which hampers the masses, state BJP vice president Tame Phassang told media persons here, adding, he  tried to defy the bandh with well wishers as public have rejected the bandh culture. On several…

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