Time-bound Saubhagya scheme a mirage | REC delayed in material supply, Taga tells  Guv

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Nov 08: Power Minister Tamiyo Taga, who called on Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on Wednesday to greet on Diwali, apprised him about the inordinate delay caused by Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) in supplying materials for implementation of Saubhagya scheme in the state. “REC, being nodal agency, got the order from the union ministry though the state Govt was willing to execute it. But it never supplied the materials on time for execution of the scheme (Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana) launched by…

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APSSB getting shape faster than expected

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Nov 08: The Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB), based on a law enacted by state Assembly on August 30 last, is getting shape at a faster pace. Chief Minister Pema Khandu, after moving the Bill, while taking part in discussion had assured to advertise for its recruitment by December next. But, according to information  available with this daily, commissioner Dr A C Verma has been appointed as its chairman, commissioners Gamli Padu & G S Meena as members and Rahul Singh as secretary-cum-controller,…

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CM credits APP for making Arunachal best performing state in law and order

By A O news Service ITANAGAR, Nov 08: Arunachal Pradesh Police today put up a splendid parade on its 46th Raising Day at Indira Gandhi Park here on Thursday. Congratulating the APP, Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who was chief guest, said “I am happy to know that Arunachal Pradesh has been adjudged as best performing state when it comes to securing law and order as per survey by the Indian Television News Channel – India Today.” He said he owe this credit to the dedicated Arunachal Police force that has been discharging…

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‘Stop social media misuse to check rising crimes’ | DNGC a centre of excellence: DyCM

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Nov 08: Misuse of innovation, IT and social media, the bedrock of present era has led to rise in cyber and juvenile crimes, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said and exhorted all to make better use of social media with transparency. Addressing the valedictory function of four-day 39th college day celebration of DNGC here on Thursday, he lauded the GenNext for carving their niche in national and international scenario making the GoAP proud off its youth. Education is first without which we are all blind,…

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GoAP to partner with RGU to shape state destiny: CM

Goodies announced RONO HILLS, Nov 08: The state Govt is keen for greater role to partner with the Rajiv Gandhi University to shape the destiny of the state for progress and prosperity, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said in his inaugural address to varsity’s ‘XIX Uni-Fest 2018’ here on Wednesday. The GoAP has already conducted various conclaves to get inputs from citizens and youths to know their expectations and involve them in policy and decision making, he said and encouraged the youth to come up with their important suggestions on state…

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Sitharaman celebrates Diwali with Army personnel in border posts

ITANAGAR, Nov 08: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Wednesday celebrated Diwali with Army personnel in remote posts in Arunachal Pradesh near Sino-India border. She first overflew the forward most post of Rochcham near border and then visited Hayuliang post in Anjaw district, Kohima-based defence spokesman Col. Chiranjit Konwer said. At Hayuliang, she celebrated Diwali with the jawans, distributed sweets, wished them prosperity and happiness. She undertook a tour of the forward areas in Dau-Delai and Lohit Valleys in Anjaw district as her slated visit to Anini and Andrala Omkar border posts…

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India, China Armies celebrate Diwali at Bumla

TAWANG, Nov 08: Diwali was celebrated jointly by Indian and Chinese Army (PLA)  personnel at  Bum La along Indo-China border in Tawang district on Wednesday as part of border personnel meeting (BPM), the last one this year. Indian Army was led by Colonel Prasenjit Kar while Chinese side by Colonel Yang Zi Ming and the ceremonial BPM begun with hoisting of national flags of both nations, lighting of traditional diyas, signature for improving military to military ties at ground level followed by ceremonial address. Both sides highlighted importance of maintaining…

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NES takes steps to restore RGU’s encroached land

ITANAGAR, Nov 08: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) led by its president Bengia Tolum, VP (East) Tarh Tabin and GS Heri Maring called on RGU VC Prof. Saket Kushwaha on Tuesday last for restoration of RGU’s encroached land. The NES move was a follow-up of plea of Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra (Rtd.) who during interaction with an Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes’ Forum (AITF) delegation at Raj Bhawan here recently had raised serious concern over land encroachment of about 66.14 acres of the RGU and urged the Nyishi Elite Society for…

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National Championship-2018 | State taekwondo team wins 14 medals

ITANAGAR, Nov 08: Arunachal taekwondo team brought laurels for the state by winning 14 medals – gold & silver five each & four bronze – in 37th National Senior Taekwondo Kyorugi & 10th Poomsae Taekwondo Championship-2018 during November 2 to 4 last at Cuttack in Odisha. The team under coach Horn Yadar  achieved the success, according to Arunachal Taekwondo Association GS Tara Tagin. Gold: Gangphung Gangsa (police) in mixed pair Poomsae U-30-year category;  Rupa Bayor (2 gold in individual & mixed pair Poomsae, female) under-30-year category; Bengia Takap (Mixed Pair Poomsae, under-40-year…

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Phurpa donates 70 heaters

From Our Correspondent BOMDILA, Nov 08:  Dirang MLA Phurpa Tsering recently donated 70 heaters to Bomdila Govt College students belonging to his constituency. Aimed at protecting them from severe cold during winter for concentrating in studies, Tsering told this daily, adding it was response to written request by All Dirang Collegian Welfare Association. However, the MLA, in his address, advised the students with commitment to have secured careers in future and win laurels for the state, West Kameng district in particular.

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