Boogibeel Bridge to function on completion of road over bridge

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Oct 30: The 4.94-km Bogibeel Bridge over mighty Brahmaputra River, the longest rail-cum-road bridge in India between Dhemaji and Dibrugarh districts in Assam, is yet to be completed though trial run by a special train with 15 coaches was conducted on October 22 last. The 2-kam road over bridge (ROB) which would link NH-37 with the bridge is not complete as yet for inordinate delay on being caught in official channel, the longest in the world. Interestingly, Assam Govt had floated the tender and a A class contractor started work after…

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Indo-China border personnel meet conducted

TAWANG, Oct 30: A military border personnel meeting (BPM) between the border guarding troops of Indian and Peoples’ Liberation Army was conducted along Chinese side at Bum-La in Tawang district near here on Tuesday. Indian delegation was led by Brigadier Zubin Bhatnagar and PLA delegation led by senior colonel Yao Shi Cheng. The BPM commenced with Indian delegation being received by PLA at famous Heap of Stones at Bum-La Pass, followed by rendition of national anthems and a formal meeting to discuss various issues between the two delegations. Both sides…

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INC spreads wings in Longding | Cong to form next Govt in Arunachal: Sanjoy

By A O News Service WAKKA, Oct 30: Congress will form next Govt in Arunachal Pradesh, APCC president Takam Sanjoy said adding that present strength is three but it will touch minimum 30 in 2019 elections. Addressing participants of party rally here on Tuesday, he regretted that local youth took to insurgency for want of employment opportunities, but once Congress comes to power “We will offer cease fire with love to the underground elements, all of whom are not bad human beings, for them to lead normal life in the…

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CS advocates innovative ideas to boost mobility

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Chief secretary Satya Gopal, chairing a meeting of state task force on mobility asked transport department to come out with innovative ideas to improve conventional mobility of the state and to take it to a different level, where it is practical, cheap yet have a last line connectivity. While reiterating address of Prime Minister in global mobility meet (MOVE) in New Delhi on September 7 last, he said that the future of state’s mobility should be based on the 7Cs of common, connected, convenient, congestion-free, charged, clean,…

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CM assures corpus fund for Manjushree Vidyapith Orphanage

TAWANG, Oct 30: Chief Minister Pema Khandu today advised students of Manjushree Vidyapith Orphanage here them to be sincere, discipline and bee always happy. Addressing 20th foundation day of the institution, he said failure or success is secondary if the person has the right attitude. Appreciating the role of ex-students of the schools in organising the foundation day annually, he said this is how one should contribute back to their schools. It is not possible for one to turn back on their homes, said the CM equating the school to…

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Mega singing hunt Mon Ser-gyelling ends

TAWANG, Oct 30: The grand finale of Mega singing hunt Mon Ser-gyelling (The golden voice of Monyul in modern song) and Mon Rig-zhung Ser-gyelling (The golden voice of Monyul in Folk song)-2018 season, under the banner Film Federation of Monyul (FFM), was conducted on October 29 last with thousands of audience gathering at Men-tsem-tse ground to witness the event. The event was inaugurated by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on September 16 last, who is also chief patron of FFM. This event was initiated in 2010 by him when he was…

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Condemning minor’s molestation, APSCW seeks speedy justice

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) vehemently condemned the molestation of 15-year-old girl at Roing, as per report published in local daily newspaper on Tuesday. The APSCW expressed deep sadness and anguish over occurrence of such incident, requests the law enforcing agency to expedite the probe through fast track court to grant justice to the victim and family by providing exemplary punishment to the culprit, according to an APSCW release.

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Rashtriya Ekta Diwas greetings

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day), which commemorates the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. As a tribute to Patel, the governor exhorted state people, particularly the young generation to develop fraternity, assuring the dignity of individual and unity and integrity of the nation. “Let us pay our tribute to the Iron Man of India who worked hard to make India a united India (Ek…

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Tani Festival concludes

PASIGHAT, Oct 30: Three-day Tani Festival-cum-second foundation day celebration of Abotani Clan Organization (ATCO) ended with a spectacular display of cultural events, games and sports competition at Donyi Polo central ganging ground here on Monday. Headlining the festival was local musical band EDMB, which enthralled the massive crowds with its regional hits numbers followed by cultural performances, sports & games competition, traditional fashion shows, and concert performances by both local and regional artists. Rarely-seen artefacts conserved through generations, crafts and handicrafts were on displayed for all three days, in addition, stalls…

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Guv calls upon the geographers to develop strategies for conservation of the flora, fauna

40th Geography Congress of India inaugurated RONO HILLS, Oct 29: The Governor Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) inaugurated the 3-day 40th Geography Congress of India, on the them ‘On Climate Variability, Vulnerability and Resource management – Strategies for sustainable Development and Geospatial Technologies’ at Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh here today. In his inaugural address, the Governor expressed his concerns about climate variability, vulnerability of living being from natural calamities and indiscreet exploitation of natural resources. He called upon the geographers to develop strategies for conservation of the flora,…

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