Nlg-Delhi new AC train from March 1

* From Nlg on Tue & Sat; from AVT on Sun & Thu By A O News Service ITANAGAR| Feb 27 | A special weekly express train from Naharlagun to Anand Vihar terminal (AVT) in Delhi will be inaugurated by  Union Ministers of State of Kiren Rijiju (Home Affairs) and Rajen Gohain (Railways) at Naharlagun  railway station on March 1 next. The new train, numbered as 02411 / 02412, rechristened as Arunachal Express will be 14th direct train connecting Northeast with the national capital. The Special Arunachal Express train will have state-of-the-art Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches which are modern and safe….

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CM lauds GoI for huge fund as gift for 43 roads

NEW DELHI | Feb 27 | Persistent effort of Chief Minister Pema Khandu have bored fruit as Union RD Ministry has sanctioned Rs 706.47 crore for 43 roads and 15 bridges under PMGSY for Arunachal Pradesh. In total 684.46-KM of roads and 577-metre of bridges will be built from the sanctioned amount covering a huge unconnected habitation, said an official sanction order signed by RD ministry director (RC) P Manoj Kumar, addressed to RWD commissioner. Extending gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the gift to boost connectivity, an elated Khandu said that…

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CM lauds Nyishis for preserving their rich cultural mosaic

ITANAGAR | Feb 27 | Reports of celebration of Nyokum Yullo festival continue to pour in from various parts of the state. At Yazali: Rain god blessed when Nyishis centrally celebrated 50th edition of Nyokum at this picturesque township joined by Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, clad in Nyishi attires braving sporadic downpours on Monday. “Nyokum Ane is happy with her children and is showering her blessings from the heavens,” said Khandu to the huge revelers. Lauding the Nyishis for preserving their rich cultural heritage and taking pride of their…

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Ministers call on Guv, seek plans from GoAP

  NEW DELHI  | Feb 27 | Union MoS (Tourism, independent charge) K J Alphons today sought proposals from Arunachal Pradesh Govt to promote tourism when he called on state Governor Brig  (Retd) B D Mishra here today. While highlighting state’s tourism potential in eco, cultural, adventure and religious aspects, Dr Mishra called for holistic development of tourist places keeping in view road connectivity to the destination, hygiene, sanitation, medical care, security and accommodation for the pilgrims. While advocating promotion of Tawang and Parasuram Kund famous as religious-cultural tourism spots, he recalled the…

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APRB cashier murder case: 2 prime accused nabbed: SP

  From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT | Feb 27 | Pasighat Police led by SP Prashant Gautam inked a major success in Meb AP Rural Bank cashier Bomge Nyori murder case with arrest of two prime accused from West Bengal. Nyori was brutally murdered in the bank premises on February 7 evening that had shocked East Siang district but the police cracked the case within 20 days after trailing behind the culprits day and night, Gautam said. “Our police team had swung into action immediately to work on the tricky case on various…

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37 of Dibang Valley trained to join army

Dibang Valley youth with Prez Kovind ITANAGAR | Feb 27 | In all 37 candidates of Dibang Valley have been trained to join Indian Army under its Operation Samaritan, according to an army release. The operation, aimed at increasing goodwill, undertake confidence building activities in NE, affected by insurgency, and also in remote areas, served as a path breaking initiative for the youth to join the army to serve the nation. It also helped to reach out to the youth to channelising their energies for nation building as India needs…

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SIFA to fight tooth & nail against 10000-MW dam

  By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR | Feb 27 | Reiterating immediate cancellation of proposed 10000-MW dam in Upper Siang, Siang Indigenous Farmers Forum (SIFA) accused the GoAP of intentionally overlooking sentiments of communities living along mighty Siang River bank. The SIFA has been protesting since the dam was proposed fearing its  its  possible downstream impacts as well as on environment, society once the dam was build while the environmental activists pitched in with same concern, SIFA Tasik Pangkam told press persons in APC here today. Though the GoAP had assured to solve the…

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Crimes against feminine gender concerning: Tuki

ITANAGAR| Feb 27 | Former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed serious concern on rise of crimes against children and students in state. Addressing 14th annual day celebration of Guardian Angel School here,  Tuki,  also Sagalee MLA, said that it was a matter of great concern for all of us that the information as small children and students were becoming  more insecure  alarmingly across the state. Parents and guardians are now worried to send their wards to schools and raising fear on safe return after sending them to schools, he said as chief guest. Several…

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Rain god blesses as Nyishis celebrate Nyokum: Nyokum aims to protect, preserve universe: Felix

  Tame Achung offering opo with ujuk *Nyishi pray for welfare of the humanity: Kaney * GoAP’s good deeds to be visible soon: Natung By Pradeep Kumar PACHIN | Feb 26 | Rain god showered blessings since Sunday night to bless the Nyishis for bumper harvest in response to the Nyishis’ prayer to Nyokum Ane. While the festival was celebrated across Arunachal Pradesh, PHE&WS & IPR Minister Bamang Felix, speaking as chief guest here today, gave a clarion call to strictly honour time-tested traditions of Nyokum Yullo and stops its commercialization….

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“Meaningful” dialogue key to solve Assam- Arunachal boundary issue

  By A O News Service ITANAGAR | Feb 26 | Assam Irrigation Minister Ranjit Dutta today exuded confidence in solving decades-old Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary dispute through “meaningful” dialogue as both states are ruled now by the same party – BJP. Addressing revelers of Nyokum Yullo celebration here, he said that Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal along with his Arunachal counterpart Pema Khandu has taken steps to hammer out a permanent solution. Clad in Nyishi traditional attires, Dutta, on behalf of Sonowal, said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is serious about boundary…

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