6-7 years target for Tawang Rly line: Gohain tells CM

11 new Rly lines’ survey on   ITANAGAR, June 29: Union MoS (Railways) Rajen Gohain along with a team of NFR officials led by the GM called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu here today to review status of ongoing railway projects in Arunachal Pradesh. The NFR officials informed that survey on 11 new railway lines are under progress while surveys of 31-km Margherita-Deomali and 25-km Lekhapani-Kharsang railway lines have been completed. The lines under survey are Bhalukpong-Tawang, Silapathar-Bame-Aalo, Pasighat-Tezu-Parashuramkund-Rupai, Itakhola-Seijosa, Dumduma-Namsai-Wakro, Dangri-Roing, Deomali-Naharkatia, Lekhapani-Kharsang-Miao-Nampong-New Kamlang-Deban and Tinsukia-Pasighat via Simalguri-Kanubari. Of these…

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Vital Cabinet decisions include APSSB draft bill

  ITANAGAR, June 29:  The state Cabinet today gave its nod to Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB) draft bill to set up a staff selection board (SSSB) for recruitment of all group-C posts has been cleared today, likely to be placed in next assembly session. The Cabinet justified that since recruitment to group-C posts in the Govt requires conducting examinations involving standardized testing method without involving interviews, it is required to create a specialized body to hold recruitment at regular intervals. Besides, Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC), which presently…

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4 jawans die, 5 hurt as rock falls on ITBP bus

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, June 29: Four ITBP personnel were crushed to death while five others injured when a huge boulder rolled down from the hilltop and hit their vehicle along Basar-Akajan road in Lower Siang district on Friday, police said. The tragic incident took place about 5-km off district HQs before Likabali check gate around 2.30 pm, when the ITBP jawans of 49 Bn were coming from Basar to Sector headquarter at LIkabali. The boulder rolled down the mountain slope and smashed the mini bus carrying 20 ITBP personnel. A team of ITBP and state…

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Stealing of newspapers condemned by media

  ITANAGAR, June 29: Arunachal Pradesh press fraternity on Friday strongly condemned alleged stealing of copies of Echo of Arunachal’s Friday edition by an unidentified person. An unidentified man illegally entered the office on early Friday morning and stole the office copies of from office premise. Besides Echo of Arunachal, copies of Independent Review meant for local vendors were also missing. The theft, was captured by CCTV cameras outside Echo of Arunachal office, was apparently executed to seize the publication of an NIT issued by PWD capital division-B EE (vide No CDB/NIT/2018-19). The same NIT was…

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Yame case given to CBI for speedy justice: GoAP

  *Hand over Taying case to CBI: AAPSU ITANAGAR, June 29: Arunachal Pradesh Govt has handed over the case relating to disappearance and subsequent death of a student Toko Yame in Tawang last year to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). A case No (29/2017 u/s 363/302 IPC) was registered at Tawang police station on 16.09.17 and investigation launched while the mortal remains of the missing boy was recovered on 24.09.017. The case was subsequently transferred to state crime branch (SIT) on 13.10.17. However, the GoAP, taking note that the case…

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NSDC team on mission to intensify skill training

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, June 29: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) head Sanjaya Pradhan (affirmative action industry partnership & CSR) leading a team including Mahendra Payaal [RPL, special project, NE left wing extremist (LWE)], Sunil Rawat, manager (operations, SCPWD, SSC), Nishtha Vengurlekar, coordinator, NE & LWE and Mostomi Zimik, analyst, NE, at the initiative of state Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra arrived here today on mission skill development. The team escorted by escorted by state skill development & entrepreneurship secretary Onit Panyang, National Youth Project (NYP) president H P Biswas…

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Governor interacts with APCS officers

ITANAGAR, June 29: While interacting with Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service entry grade (lateral) 2017 batch officers of at Raj Bhavan here today, Governor Brig. (Retd) B D Mishra spoke about important articles of the Constitution relevant for their duty, the institution of governor and ways to shape their careers. Administrative officers being most important link in governance should facilitate good governance for wellbeing and development of state people, he said. Giving copy of fundamental duties to each officer, he reminded them of their duties and obligations towards fellow citizens. They…

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35 youth leave for Guwahati for skill training in aviation and hospitality

  ITANAGAR, June 29: Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Hongchum Ngangdam flanked by SD&E Secretary Onit Panyang flagged off first batch of 35 trainees from Civil Secretariat here today for undergoing skill development training in aviation sector at NeIFT Blu Cloud Academy, Guwahati. “You have to work hard with sincerity and dedication. Take your own care and security with responsibility in absence of your parents, guardians and seniors” Ngangdam said and advised them to avail maximum benefit of the GoAP-sponsored job link programme and get placement, according to an official…

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Karate global championships: Arunachal team leaves for Jordan

  NAHARLAGUN, June 29: Karate Association of India vice president Sensai Likha Tara and national coach S Deben Sharma left for Jordan today leading a team of Arunachal Karate-Do Association (AKA) team to take part in WKF Training Camp & Karate 1 Youth World Cup at Umag during July 2 to 8 next. The team includes: Junior kumite – Abab Sangdo (-55 kg); Doni Yangfo    (-61 kg); Atum Sono (-67 kg); Kumite U-21 –Mojum Dodum(-55 kg) & Yana Bagang(-50 kg). Moreover, the AKA has recommended names of following players to take part in 15th AKF Senior Karate Championship at…

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IFCSAP warns against its repealing Religion Act

  ITANAGAR, June 29: The Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) took strong exception to Chief Minister Pema Khandu’s statement to repeal Freedom of Religion Act in the assembly as reported in local print media today. Condemning the move, IFCSAP GS Bai Taba, in a release, termed it insensible, loaded with minority appeasement motive and detrimental to the growth of indigenous people and their culture. Stressing on “Loss of culture is loss of identity” adage, the IFCSAP said that the move would lead to degradation of state’s indigenous culture,…

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