APSSB to make ‘C’ grade staff recruitment transparent: CM

Assembly approves bill, adjourns sine-die By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who had moved The Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB) Bill, 2018 today, concluded the discussion by saying that there are many qualified youths who are not given right opportunity due to prevailing irregularities. Highlighting various lapses in recruitment process, he said that officers are involved in the process. However, strong political will needed to end the faulty process, he said, adding that many departments have excess staff and many others want to create more…

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1,000 hit, 15 families uprooted by Siang River abnormal tide

Tayeng rehabilitates uprooted families By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Over 1,000 families living along Siang River have been affected by the river’s unusual high but muddy waves, Mebo legislator Lombo Tayeng today said. Siang River has always been flowing since time immemorial with plain water but the present muddy water clearly indicated something wrong on its upper side either in China or in Tsangfo River. The mud has silted over huge area on river bed diverting the water flow, he told media persons on the sideline of…

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Commercial kala kachu farming soon to end smuggling: Rebia

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 30:  MLA Tatung Jamoh, in a calling attention motion today, drew the attention of the house about illegal extraction and trading of Paris Polyphylla, locally known as kala kachu, across the state. This is a species enlisted endangered by International Union of Conservation of Nature and its illegal extraction and trading has been leading to physical assault. Such reports were received from Pango and Siyum villages of East Siang district recently where culprit was caught leading to public hearing while few murder cases were reported…

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Process to regularize SSA teachers on: Ngandam

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Education Minister Honchun Ngandam, responding to supplementary from Paknga Bage during question hour, said that 694 SSA teachers have been regularized,  while DPC is a continuing process while recent Cabinet has created posts exclusively to regularize them whose RR is being framed. Referring to agitating 6,000 SSA teachers, Bage during question hour highlighted their pecuniary problems due to low salary and very irregular payment. He sought to know if the Govt is forming a policy to regularize them in a phased manner….

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Install advance landing system at Pasighat: Governor  to Prabhu

ITANAGAR, Aug 30:  Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra, in a letter, has drawn attention of Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to install advance landing system at Pasighat for round the clock operation of commercial flights. Pasighat is only operational airport for fixed winged aircraft passenger service in the state with Alliance Air’s ATR-42 aircrafts are operating from Guwahati thrice a week on alternate days now, the letter said, adding frequent cancellations have been reported in media since commencement in May last. Terming Arunachal Pradesh bordering China as…

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Record visitors watch Assembly proceedings

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The visitors’ gallery of state legislative Assembly recorded packed visitors right from beginning till end to watch proceedings, particularly passing of the bill to approve creation of three new districts – Pakke-Kessang, Lepa-Rada and Shi-Yomi. Such presence is rarely seen in the Assembly. Deputy Speaker Tumke Bagra while admitting on Thursday said that many visitors had to go back as all seats were occupied. If ‘Government is for the people, of the people and by the people’, as defined by former USA president…

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Pasighat self-claimed orphanage FFA | 22 children rescued, OWA to offer free education to 19

ITANAGAR, Aug 30: In all 22 children living in inhuman condition in Friendship Foundation Academy (FFA), a self-proclaimed orphanage home-cum-school at Pasighat were rescued by Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW)-cum-AP State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (APSCPCR) member-secretary Yame Higio, Tem Yabi and East Siang District Child Welfare Committee (DCWC) members recently. On receipt of information from ICDS Dy. Director-cum-DCPO P.E. Angu, the DCWC team had inspected FFA, running unregistered without knowledge of any authority concerned. It claimed to have its head office at Itanagar from where…

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DC addresses meet on special summary revision

TEZU, Aug 30: Addressing a meeting regarding ongoing special summary revision of electoral rolls here today, DC-cum-DEO, Karma Leki emphasized on compulsory registration of forms through NVSP portal. On importance of BLOs in the process, he urged them to sensitize and encourage every citizen for applying online through the portal. He spoke briefly on VVPAT and asked them and representatives of political parties to get acquainted with VVPATs and create awareness among the masses. ERO, AERO (HQ), AERO (Sunpura), BLOs, Master Trainers of EVM and SVEEP, representatives of political parties…

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AAMTF moves Guv against Capital DC

ITANAGAR, Aug 30: All Arunachal Motor Transport Federation (AAMTF), a conglomeration of association of all commercial vehicles of Arunachal Pradesh, has complained to state governor against Capital Complex DC Prince Dhawan. “We conveyed to the DC numerous problems confronting us while serving the state, but he did not resolve our grievances. Capital city is the most important part of the state which required attention of the authority concerned as problems are increasing many folds because of his lackadaisical attitude towards traffic Management. Our grievances included parking problems, no entry mismanagement,…

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Arunachal witnessing acche din: CM

#        Assembly okays 3 districts #         MLAs demand 6 new dists, asked to focus on earning revenue By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Arunachal Pradesh has been witnessing acche din, Chief Minister Pema Khandu today said while enlisting bold decisions of his Govt. The GoAP recruited 100 doctors and specialists and approved 1,300 teachers’ recruitment as health and education sectors are on priority agenda, made officers of east and west divisional commissioners functional, facilitated introduction of Shatabdi Express, air link to Pasighat, Tezu would be on air map next…

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