My 2nd book a force multiplier to boost Indo-China ties: Gen JJ

*Duo turns nostalgic recalling past days By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Nov 29:  “My second book would be a force multiplier in improving bilateral Indo-China ties,” former state governor Gen (Retd) JJ Singh said during an informal interaction in Raj Bhawan here on Thursday with his close acquaintance during his tenure as governor. Gen JJ along with his wife Anupama Singh, invited to attend ongoing Arunachal LitFest-2018, arrived here on Wednesday. His first book – A Soldier’s General, an autobiography, released in 12.08.14, had made him popular globally to receive invitation from aboard.   It would…

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Arunachal LitFest-2018 sees literary potpourri

Book released A book – Folksong of Arunachal  Pradesh – (Vol-I), edited by research director Batem Pertin, R.N Koley, S.C Chanda and published by state’s research directorate was released by Rita Choudhary, Sahitya Academi Awardee  and Kolkata National Book Trust director adding an extra colour to the national event. ITANAGAR, Nov 29: Nov 29: Sir Mark Tully, Damodar Mauzo, Dhruba Hazarika, Y.D Thongchi, Dr. Arindham Sharma and renowned writers & publishers like Uravashi Butalia, Zubaan and Ravi Singh of Speaking Tigers discussed topics ranging from creativity and trends in literature and issues faced…

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Left out district secretariat buildings sanctioned: CM

TAWANG, Nov 29: The state cabinet has recently decided to build secretariat buildings in all left out districts, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Thursday after laying foundation stone of district secretariat building here. Funds have been sanctioned for those districts accordingly, including Tawang, he said and assured that additional funding required for completion of secretariat buildings will be sanctioned within this year. The GoAP will be conducting training for all MLAs and its employees for the legislature and executive to be effective in discharging their duties, he said but…

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Stevia & lemon as inter-crops raise new hope for opium growers

From Our Correspondent TEZU, Nov 29: Stevia and Lemon having tremendous commercial value are being cultivated in about 40 hectares in Lohit foothills as inter-crops to yield maximum benefit to local farmers, which would serve as an alternative to opium cultivation to earn livelihood. Such cultivation has been proportionally distributed in Tezu, Sunpura and Wakro blocks, which after three months have brought positive result. The farmers have been enthusiastic after rich yield of first harvest. “Stevia a cash crop with low risk can yield very high return for five years….

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NEMC&H annual week | “Would be doctors advised to serve patients selflessly”

Doctors are life givers By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Nov 29: Describing role of NE Medical College and Hospital (NEMC&H) here very important in state’s health sector, State Blood Transmission Council deputy director Dr Nabam Budh exhorted all would be homoeopaths to  serve the society proactively without any expectations. Addressing NEMC&H students during inaugural session of three-day 2nd annual college week, he advised them not to develop “chalta hey” attitude and serve patients without personal inhibitions. Dr Budh, adviser of Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti, as chief guest, lauded the…

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Ering urges Goel to start stalled railway project

NEW DELHI, Nov 29: Lok Saba member Ninong Ering, in a letter, reminded Union Railways Minister Piyush Goel of his earlier letters regarding construction of train lines from Murkong Selek to Pasighat and beyond. Land acquirement from Murkong Selek (in Assam) to Pasighat has been completed till Ngorlung and Niglok, an industrial site in Arunachal Pradesh, but the project has been stalled due to delay in further land acquirement for land compensation rates. “I have appealed to you in writing several times because the dream project of Prime Minister will…

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Capital police nabs 2 drug peddlers again

By Our Staff Reporter NAHARLAGUN, Nov 29: Capital Police continuing its tirade against drug menace arrested two active drug peddlers again on Monday last. The accused are Kukhal Jurai, S/o Lt Bhuvan Jurai of Damsite here and Deepak Nath, S/o Lt M R Nath of Itanagar Police Colony, as the duo was already under watch. A case (No-119/18 u/s 120(b) IPC r/w Sec- 21(b) NDPS Act and 25(1A) Arms Act) has been registered with police station here, Papum Pare & Capital SP in-charge Tumme Amo said. Ten grams suspected heroine was…

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APIC penalizes 3 defaulting PIOs

ITANAGAR, Nov 29: Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) under section 20(1) of the Right to Information Act imposed penalty of Rs. 25,000 each on Ziro hydropower EE Lod Naku, Khellong forest division, Bhalukpong DFO V K Jawal and Aalo WRD EE T. Kamcham for refusing to furnish information sought by the seekers. Naku was asked on 01.08.18 to furnish detail information relating to implementation of Paguk MHS hydel at Palin till date since 2008 by Tako Olo which was denied by the public information officer (PIO) concerned. Jawal was asked to…

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Relief distributed

AALO, Nov 29:  Ramakrishna Mission distributed garments – jackets 304, t-shirts, 120 pants, 56 sweaters, 128 money bags, and 240 belts to fire victims of Timar villages in West Siang district as relief. The materials were distributed by Swami Ishananda maharaj,  brahmacharis Bodhatmachaitanya, Aparokshachaitanya, Nirbhayachaitanya, Archisman and other staff members on Sunday last. (DIPR)

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Be proactive to implement BADP project: CS tells DCs

ITANAGAR, Nov 29: While reviewing schemes implemented under border area development programme (BADP) in a state level screening committee meeting as chairman here on Thursday, chief secretary Satya Gopal advocated pro-active approach for effective implementation. Stressing on importance of projects, like model village under the BADP, he said that each model village should have a long term perspective plans for building infrastructure for healthcare, education, roads, power and drinking water supply to meet critical gaps. Its socio-economic infrastructures incorporated in the proposals and income generating activities encouraged ensuring sustainable livelihood,…

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