Stillwell road to boost India-Thailand-Myanmar: Thanapat 

By Pradeep Kumar NAMSAI | Jan 31 | The Stillwell road from Ledo to Kunming in China road once complete would give a new thrust to existing good relations of India with neighbouring nations Myanmar and Thailand, said Thanapat Choompolsil today. Thanapat, an educationist-cum-social reformer, who arrived here from Thailand on a week-long visit, to receive honouris causa degree from Arunachal University of Studies (AUS) during its second convocation day, in an exclusive interview to this editor today, said that he always feels at home in NE India, particularly in Arunachal…

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Education role vital for dev: Mein

Honouris causa degree conferred on 4, Young Achiever’s Award on Mena * AUS give birth to 638 Risers By Pradeep Kumar NAMSAI | Jan 31 | Education plays a vital role for development, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Chowna Mein today said, adding Namsai would become hottest education hub soon and Arunachal University of Studies is its proof. With available road and air connectivity, railway line in offing and water-IT connectivity promised, this district HQs is all set to be centre of socio-cultural-educational growth of the state, he told the students…

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CM welcomes en-bloc merger of Yachuli INC workers with BJP  

  YAZALI | Jan 31|Chief Minister Pema Khandu today welcomed the en-bloc merger of Congress party workers of Yachuli assembly constituency to BJP party here in presence of state BJP president Tapir Gao, Parliamentary Secretaries Likha Saaya, Tamar Murtem and Tage Taki. Congress workers who joined BJP include ZPMs from Yazali, Yachuli and Pistana anchal samiti block along with their respective anchal chairpersons, including 26 ASMs and GPMs from Yazali zilla, 50 from Yachuli zilla and 33 from Pistana zilla. While welcoming merger of BYCC & BSDCC members en-bloc, he termed it…

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Bogibeel bridge likely to be ready in 6 months

By A O News Service BOGIBEEL | Jan 31 | The  4.94-km-long road-cum-rail Bogibeel bridge in between Dhemaji and Dibrugarh districts over the Brahmaputra river in Assam that had begun in 2002 likely to be complete within six months to become the longest bridge of its kind in India. Located just over 20-km from Assam-Arunachal border would serve as an alternative to Koila Bhomora Setu, Tezpur in providing connectivity to nearly five million people residing in Upper Assam and and Arunachal Pradesh. It would serve as a boon to Anjaw, Lohit, Namsai,…

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Cabinet okays Advt policy

ITANAGAR | Jan 31 | State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu in its day-long meeting on Tuesday last took some key decisions. One of the major decision was to approve the much awaited Arunachal Pradesh Advertisement  Policy 2018. With this decision, a centralised funding policy will be in place for enabling the GoAP to make payment of Govt advertisement bills to media houses on timely basis. In another landmark decision,  release of gratuitous relief of Rs. 2,000 for all contingency and casual workers serving under Arunachal Govt was approved….

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Revive lost culture like Hiburs: DyCM

*NE Tai-Ahom urged to unity as family By A O News Service RONGALIBEEL | Jan 31 | Over 3,000 Tai-Ahom people of Rongalibeel, Bhogamul, Lokangmuhai, Borbeel and Darampur villages celebrated 5th Poi Me-Dam-Me-Phi-2018 festival here today with great enthusiasm and traditional fervour. Thailand educationist and social reformer Thanapat Choompolsil, who arrived here on a week-long visit with his daughters Kattaluya & Aruya and professor of a dance shool, today said that he was surprised to find the unique similarities between Thailand and NE peoples during his first visit to Assam…

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Burglars attempt in Ganga SBI, vandalise 2 ATMs, assets

  By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR| Jan 31 | Burglary was attempted in Ganga SBI branch in wee hours today with the burglars entering  the bank after breaking open its window, vandalised two ATMs and other properties but escaped unsuccessfully. Capital SP Sagar Singh Kalsi said that it is an incident of attempted burglary on the intervening night of January 30 and 31 but the burglar vandalised two ATMs, one Godrej safe in cash manager room. But they failed to take any cash according to SBI official and  CCTV footage. When asked about security lapse, he…

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NE development on GoI special focus: Guv

ITANAGAR | Jan 31 | Governor Brig (Retd) B.D. Mishra addressing a public meeting at Jairampur today  said that the GoI led by Prime Minister  Narendra Modi is giving special focus for development of NE  region. More than 28 GoI and GoAP schemes and programmes are being implemented in Changlang district. But the people should be willing partners of development by ensuring transparency and accountability. Expressing concern on health and education status, he said that the State require health infrastructure, equipment, critical specialists and staff while teachers and infrastructure in education. These issues have been…

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Arunachal beat Meghalaya in BCCI men’s U-23 trophy

  From Our Correspondent PATNA | Jan 31| Arunachal defeated Meghalaya by 91 runs to register  another victory  in ongoing BCCI men’s U-23 one day trophy for NE & Bihar  at Urja Stadium here. Captain Myendung Singhpho after winning the toss decided   to bat first and  scored  188 in 47.1 overs after losing there all wickets. Vikash Mishra, Akash Singh, Kundan Mandal and Hayat Ansari  scored 66, 40, 27 and 11 runs respectively for Arunachal. Lakhan Singh   of Meghalaya  claimed 5 wickets giving away only 16 runs, while Bijon Dey and Amiangshu…

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Regular COs, doctors posting sought

*Apang pleads the GoAP ITANAGAR | Jan 31 | The people of Gelling, Singa, Palleng and Meging have urged the GoAP to post regular CO and MO in their circle HQs. The works of local people are getting hampered and delayed for want of administrator and supporting staff while patients are suffering for no doctor. While some people alleged that the GoAP has not initiated action to meet these demands. Upper Siang DC Duli Kamduk, when contacted, confirmed that four CO posts in the district were lying vacant and managed by…

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