Death penalty to help check rising rape cases, says Ering

Maneka wants amendment to POCSO Act By A O News Service ITANAGAR | Apr 13 | The enactment of law by the state Govt to award death penalty would positively have a deterring effect over the rising trend of atrocities against the feminine gender, particularly your girls and teens, said Lok Sabha member Ninong Ering. The state assembly enacted Criminal Laws (Arunachal Pradesh Amendment) Bill, 2018 on March 16 last to become 4th in India after Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana to amend criminal law to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls of…

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Is currency drought linked to corruption?

*PFMS adoption panacea: Expert By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR | Apr 13 | Arunachal Pradesh  presently confronting a drought of currency notes at every level including banks raises many a relevant questions, including g by few lawmakers. Many bankers say that people are making queue to withdraw money but they hardly deposit in the branches. But, where those money is going, certainly outside the state. The SBI ATMs in capital Complex alone need over Rs five crore daily to meet the demands of the depositors. However, the ATMs are empty now because of…

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Cops’ wives wish to bring smiles to unprivileged

By A O News Service ITANAGAR | Apr 13 | Committed to bring smile on the faces of this who desire the most, Koming Waii, wife of Home Minister Kumar Waii today announced her all out support to wives of state SPs led by Dr Sushi Singh,  wife of DGP SB K Singh, to bring a positive change in this tribal society. “Any efforts with commitment never go futile and when so many qualified women have joined hands to walk together to take up welfare activities, I, from a political…

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Natural endowment could turn money spinners: Guv

ITANAGAR | Apr 13| Arunachal Pradesh is endowed with natural beauty and abundant natural resources offering huge scope to develop tourism and these natural endowment could turn money spinners if tapped properly, Governor B D Mishra today said. Interacting with civil society members, including leaders at Bobia, after inaugurating mini secretariat and PWD SE office at Sagalee, he said that all should act coherently for economic uplift of the society. He exhorted all to make concerted efforts with sincerity and honesty to achieve the goal. One needs to be forthright to…

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BRO restores bridge over mighty Subansiri

By A O News Service DAPORIJO | Apr 13 | Taking cognizance of dilapidated state of the bridge over Subansiri River for almost zero maintenance by PWD, the BRO on request restored it to facilitate smooth traffic movement to this HQs town of the remote district. The bridge was extensively damaged by the movement of overloaded civil truck on Wednesday last to bring traffic movement to a grinding halt. Urgent repair work taken up after joint site inspection by 77 RCC SP Soni and DC Danish Ashraf next day, restored the bridge in…

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Khandu to focus on IT drive tech

ITANAGAR | Apr 13 | The sustained focus on use of technology driven solutions to overcome connectivity challenges in remote regions of the state has been a top priority Chief Minister Pema Khandu-led Govt. It aimed at upscaling digital initiatives to solve poor connectivity in remote regions of the state, one of the biggest roadblocks for progress. The department of telecom (DoT) as sanctioned adequate funds for reliable connectivity upto the gram panchayat level with ambitious targets to complete the projects by 2019. Khandu today saw X facility at Silicon Valley…

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Diffu Bridge to fill the gap

From Our Correspondent TEZU | Apr 13 | The much awaited 329-meter-long RCC Diffu (Chipu) bridge, which serves a lifeline for Namsai, Lohit, Anjaw, L/ Dibang Valley and Dibang Valley districts, targeted to be complete by this month end is in finishing stage. Located at Tezu 65-km from L/Dibang Valley HQs Roing along Trans-Arunachal Highway, the bridge helps to reach Roing in 45 minutes to save time and money. “The bridge is a boon to link various remote districts to facilitate socio-economic development. Several unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances delayed its target but…

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Police probe to be technology driven

ITANAGAR | Apr 13 | The two-day conference of senior police officers led by DGP S B K Singh concluded by resolving to make crime investigation innovative technology driven hence forth. The conference attended by Senior SPs of 23 districts, commandants of all IRBns/APPBns, three DIGs and one IG held threadbare discussions on law and order, logistics and modalities to improve functioning. As the DGP having in-depth knowledge of the state gave an overview of the state, many SPs highlighted challenges faced by them and supports need to overcome them. However, it…

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Be ready to play in global, national events: Appa

By Our Staff Reporter CHIMPU | Apr 13 |  Sports director Tadar Appa today exhorted budding state players to prepare themselves with commitment eying for national and international sports including Olympic games. The state boasts of huge hidden talents but the need of the hour is to identify and nurture them with support and training, he said before inaugurating 800 and 1500 mtr race as part of talent hunt mission for boys and girls under 17. The department is committed promote games and sports with all possible support to those who…

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International seminar: AUS teacher emerges best paper presenter

By A O News Service ITANAGAR | Apr 13 | Assistant Prof Arunima Manna of Arunachal University of Studies (AUS) has emerged best paper presenter of an international seminar. The three-day seminar on “Understanding inclusion of persons with disabilities in poverty alleviation” conducted in Kolkata concluded today but Manna justifying the saying ‘haam kisise se kum nehi’, own the accolade for content and relevance of the paper and her presentation technique reflecting ground realities of socio-economic inclusion for women with visual impairment. Thus, ‘Voice of World’ & Jadavpur University education department, accredited with…

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