PDS scam rocks Assembly, minister assures action

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 29: The multi-crore PDS scam rented the state Legislative Assembly today with Boleng MLA Tapang Taloh raising the issue during a half an hour discussion. He sought to know the criteria for selecting public distribution system (PDS) nominees as the GoAP in reply to his starred question on Tuesday had replied that there are no nominees at present contrary to 12.09.17 GoAP notification clearly indicated such appointments. He resented that  food & civil supply department is ignorant of defaulters, including Govt employees and…

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MLAs raise questions for ministers to reply

ISSUES IN ASSEMBLY By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Food & Civil Supplies (F&CS) Minister Kamlung Mossang during question hours, responding to supplementary from Lombo Tayeng, said that some staffs of the department were appointed on officiating basis during February 2013 to February 2018 but no appointment was made after Cabinet ban. Appointments mostly were made from among contingency staff who had served for long. The Govt is contemplating to regularize them after they qualify the APPSC examination as per laid down rules. But, a fresh candidate cannot be…

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Arunachal numero uno in flagship schemes implementation: Khandu

ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Arunachal is number one performing state in NE in implementation of many important central government’s flagship schemes, Chief Minister Pema Khandu today said. Speaking at the BJP Legislature Party meeting here, he said that the GoAP achieved the distinction in implementation of following schemes – Saubhagya, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural and Urban), wellness centre, soil health card and Ayushman Bharat. “The state’s performance are not only judged based on GoAP report but also through the Centre’s own independent reports,” he said highlighting the outcome of recently…

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Heavy rainfall swells Tsangpo River, but nothing to panic

Siang high tides wash away 8 houses PASIGHAT, Aug 29:  Tsangpo River has swollen due to heavy rainfall in Chinese portion with discharge of 9020 cumec as observed at various GD stations of Tsangpo River at 8 AM on Wednesday, a report sent by Chinese Govt to its Indian counterpart said. There is nothing to panic as the Central Water Commission (CWC) has reported that the Grand Canyon of Tsangpo on August 14 was 8070 cumec but its increase should not inflict severe damages. East Siang district administration today once again cautioned…

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APCC flays GoAP for failure to protect women & girls

ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has been constantly demanding Pema Khandu-led BJP Govt. to take sincere initiatives for safety and security of women and girls in the state. However, the Govt. has failed to do but announcing women empowerment and girl child related projects and schemes in a deceit manner is simply  hypocrisy and deceit. Referring to report sexual harassment of a 12-year-old girl in Lower Siang district, the APCC in a release, said it exposed blatant lawlessness in the state while the state Govt has become…

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Centralised periodic test to boost students’ performance: DC

ITANAGAR, Aug 29: The first periodic test for students of Capital Complex Govt schools began in all schools today.  Few steps have been taken by district administration, considering last year’s poor performance, to improve overall educational scenario. Introduction of centralised periodic tests is one such steps to ensure that students write the test with common question papers to promote qualitative competition, Capital DC Prince Dhawan. The system will help identify poor performing schools to give extra care and attention, he said. Explaining more about the system, he said that the questions…

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GoAP offers cash incentives to 89 players

ITANAGAR, Aug 29: The GoAP offered cash incentives to state’s 89 sports persons, who have excelled in their respective sporting fields to mark National Sports Day (NSD) celebration here today. The event was organized by sports and youth affairs department to commemorate birth anniversary of hockey wizard Maj Dhyan Chand at state banquet hall here. While greeting the participants, Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Dr. Mohesh Chai hoped that students of Sange Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) would facilitate rapid growth of sporting with the hard work of coaches. He exhorted…

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Tukum beat Tamang, crowned U-19 champion

Dorjee Khandu Memorial Badminton Champ TEZU, Aug 29: Number one seed Laa Tukum defeated his closest rival Sonam Tamang in straight sets of 21-13 and 21-9 to be crowned Under-19 champion of 6th Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Badminton Championship-2018, currently underway at Late Kalikho Pul Stadium here. Though 4th seeded Sonam put up a convincing fight against Tukum in the first set, he never looked in control in the second and eventually lost it 21-9. With the loss, Sonam had to settle for the silver medal while on the other hand Tukum…

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Donation for Kerala victims on: APCC

ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Congress leaders and workers of Aalo West and East blocks of West Siang district have donated Rs. 35,000 as relief for Kerala flood victims. The amount was deposited with APCC office today for onward submission to Rajiv Gandhi National Relief & Welfare Trust. The APCC had launched donation boxes in all DCC offices on August 27 last as a humanitarian gesture to help hundreds of Keralites who have lost their homes and hearts, according to an APCC release. 20

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Marathon race marks National Sports Day celebration

AALO, Aug 29: Around 250 boys and girls took part in a marathon race to mark the National Sports Day celebration, conducted by sports department at Aalo Club here. DIPRO Gijum Tali flagged off the race amid cheer on the achievements of hockey wizard of India, late major Dhyand Chand. He urged the players to draw inspiration from yesteryears players, who have immensely contributed to growth of games and sports and take sports as a profession. DASO Tumto Loyi stressed on importance of games and incentives being offered by the GoAP…

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