Thursday cyclonic hail storm leaves trail of devastations

Grant relief soon: Pario to GoAP Opposition Leader Takam Pario in a statement expressing deep shock over the damages caused by Thursday cyclone has urged the GoAP to engage officers concerned immediately to assess damages caused and take up relief and rehabilitation on war footing. Moreover, some responsible officers should be entrusted with the responsibility to monitor the relief and rehabilitation operation so that none of the sufferers are left out, particularly for the poor and down sections people of the society, he advocated. By A O News Service ITANAGAR…

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Nation building mission: Arunachalees on target of ALS-Helping Hands

ITANAGAR | Mar 30 | New Delhi-based India’s numero uno UPSC coaching centre, Alternative Learning System (ALS), and Helping Hands  (HH) working for ensuring safety and security of NE people across India, have decided to empower them, particularly Arunachalees through education. IGP Robin Hibu, chief security officer of President of India, who was instrumental for ALS to set up its branch here a year ago and founder-president of HH, today announced a scholarships for 2018-19 worth Rs 7.5 crore under its ‘Act its principle’ for meritorious students to empower them…

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Science film-making aims to de-mystifying concept

By Mass Comm Team RONO HILLS | Mar 30 | The film-making workshop aims at de-mystifying the concept of science & science filmmaking to make it more accessible to audiences, Vigyan Prasar (head of science films division) Nimish Kapoor today said. In his inaugural address to   three-day national science workshop, he said though “we often get apprehensive with the word ‘science’, but science film making was more about issues that affect the  people and not necessarily only about protons and neutrons but also human life issues, like climate change, environment and pollution. “With the smart phone taking over our…

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CM gifts students on-boarding of GoAP scholarship schemes to NSP

ITANAGAR | Mar 30 | Chief Minister Pema Khandu today launched on-boarding of scholarship schemes of GoAP to National Scholarship Portal (NSP), customised exclusively for Arunachal but first in India. He congratulated IT department for the initiative that would benefit thousands of Arunachalee students studying all over India by e-enabling scholarship process. “It’s another feather in cap of IT department to achieve excellence in digital governance,” he said. All GoAP scholarship/stipend schemes on-boarded onto the NSP have been made accessible to all. Major benefit of this exercise has been de-duplication and elimination of…

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Renovated Mel inaugurated

ITANAGAR | Mar 30 | Maintaining the time tested practice, a renovated Mel was inaugurated by Capital Complex DC Prince Dhawan here on Thursday. Stressing its importance as per customary law, he urged the GBs and political interpreters to continue their service with sincerity and dedication, to educate the younger generation to carry on with the system and maintain its sanctity. He hoped the new structure would facilitate frequent hearing to dispose of more cases. SP Sagar Singh Kalsi lauded Mel for its vital role as a local court to…

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Trees planted to turn jhum land green

AALO | Mar 30 | A massive plantation drive atop Bahadur Hill on prime forest land running into several hectares, used for jhum cultivation, was carried on Thursday to turn the area green. Bahadur Hill boasts of its location by offering full view of this HQs town to the visitors. The effort of Aalo forest division led by DFO Abhinav Kumar is seen as a step to protect this hill from rampant encroachment though once was pristine forest. No development would be allowed in the forest land henceforth as unanimously…

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RAP/ PAP relaxation: INC opposition uncalled for: BJP

ITANAGAR | Mar 30 | Reacting to APCC’s opposition to any GoI move to relax restricted area permit (RAP)/protected area permit (PAP) to encourage tourism, the BJP has termed it as uncalled and unfortunate as there is no move to completely lift them. APCC apprehension citing the fact that Arunachal Pradesh is governed by certain acts and rules to safeguard identity and way of life of indigenous people is unfounded, the BJP said in a release. The proposed move aims at relaxing strict rules to enable better inflow of tourists,…

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System failure led to paper leakage: Tuki

  ITANAGAR | Mar 30 | Terming recent leakage of CBSE question papers as unfortunate for India, former chief minister Nabam Tuki blamed the authorities for their inability to control and check malpractice in the system. The Cl-X and XII students have not only lost their year-long preparation but worried on being victims of system failure, he said in a statement, adding the worst sufferers would be their families, particularly those living in far-flung and remote areas to rearrange logistics for their children to reappear the exams.

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APCC endorses students’ demand to probe question paper leakage

ITANAGAR | Mar 30 | The APCC has blamed the central BJP Govt. for its poor administration and management skill leading to leakage of CBSE question papers and demanded probe into question paper leakage. Expressing solidarity with affected board examination Cl-X and Cl-XII students, who have to re-appear for economics and mathematics examination respectively, the party, in a release, said the demand of agitated students across India for probe is justified. Accusing the BJP for experimenting education system to promote it as a profit-oriented venture, it said that the English paper…

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DyCM reviews progress of 4-laning

ITANAGAR | Mar 30 |While reviewing progress of Itanagar to Papu-Nallah 4-laning works under package-A, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein expressed serious concern over  unauthorised earth cutting and building construction along hill sides of the above NH-415 stretch. When told that compensation for unsafe structures located in vulnerable places was paid, he directed Capital Complex DC Prince Dhawan to issue a final notice to those owners and also warn them for immediate vacation of the structures. The GoAP will not be held responsible if any untoward incident take place to…

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