APPSCC fiasco a mockery: APCC

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Reacting to the ongoing episode in conduct of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examination (APPSCCE) with most of the aspirants but those agitating are being tortured, APCC president Takam Sanjoy on Monday termed it as nothing but mockery. Total 24,000 had applied to APPSC applied in 2018 of whom 22,000 qualified to appear preliminary exam on 26.11.18 and 1,339 qualified for the main. Though the APPSCCE is still in high court, but examinations started on November 10, he told media persons….

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Wangho proves ‘Last Sangri La on Earth’

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Justifying the adage ‘Diya tale andhera’ (Below earthen lam is dark), little daughter Sangge Droma produced a picture on Monday which looked like from a different universe. When asked from the picture is from which country, she gave a cool smile and said “It is from my native village Wangho, few kms ahead of West Kameng district HQs Bomdila. It was difficult to believe but “Seeing is believing”. It is needless to mention that Arunachal Pradesh, known as  ‘Last Shangri La on Earth’, was…

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Paul Harrison Award 2018 conferred on Dr Moji Jini

A personality beyond descript! I know Dr Jini since decades and how he had saved many from sure death which may not be known to CMC. “I am dying. The treatment by specialists at my sick bed is a blessing from the heaven to make my death less painful”, was the comment of 80-year-old Goto Ngomdir, during  two-day camp at Ngomdir village in West Siang district in May 2006 to put the seal of success to voluntary efforts of doctors, engineers and volunteers, who, born and bought up in the…

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Pay deduction revoked, Cabinet to weigh other demands: CM

CoSAAP withdraws stir proposed from Nov 19 ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The GoAP will address the genuine demands of CoSAAP as and when the state’s internal resource position is healthy, Chief Minister Pema Khandu reiterated during a threadbare discussion with CoSAAP central executive body here today. Khandu informed the gathering including CoSAAP district units, Doctors Welfare Association and Directorate Officers Association members that the matter relating to tough location allowances (TLA) and HRA for GoAP employees as per 7th Central Pay Commission recommendation will be discussed in Cabinet meeting and decision will be…

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UNNATI meeting with DCs | CM asks low performing DCs to tighten their belts

ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Chief Minister Pema Khandu, along with chief secretary Satya Gopal and development commissioner Kaling Tayeng held second UNNATI meeting with DCs through video conferencing here Monday morning. The meeting facilitated by NIC is organized by planning, finance and investment department on regular intervals to review the status and progress of all PM’s and CM’s flagship programmes in the state. Khandu, in his address, said their role of DCs in districts for successful implementation of all GoI and GoAP flagship programmes within given time frame at grassroots level is…

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Tawang bandh ends peacefully

TAWANG, Nov 12: The dawn to dusk Tawang bandh called by All Tawang District Students’ Union under Operation Clean Drive ended on Monday without any untoward incident even  stone pelting or burning of tyres. There was no disturbance in district HQs here and group allowed the students to attend their classes, a few tourist vehicles were also plying without any hindrance. Interestingly, in few locations people were found doing cleanliness drive, the schools, Govt offices while banks functioned normally though the shopkeepers downed their shutters.. As per reports from Lungla…

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DC bans stone crushers, illegal mining

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Nov 12: East Siang District administration banned operating stone crusher units and illegal mining in the district with immediate effect in a bid to protect the district from further erosion by Siang River. After public complaints regarding reckless operation of stone crushers and collection of minor minerals in the region, mines & minerals/disaster management secretary visited the site on 4.11.18 to see for himself all illegal activities. Thus, DC Tamiyo Tatak, in his ban order, said that repeated flash flood and normal flood of Siang River besides…

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AACWA draws CS attention to check violation of GoAP laid down norms

ITANAGAR, Nov 12: The All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA), in a representation, drew attention of chief secretary today regarding violation of  laid down Govt norms by some departments and  sought his early  intervention to ensure implementation. It cited Govt rules to raise many questions: Why animal husbandry secretary and director Govt had allotted civil deposit works to non-technical department in violation of Business of Allocation Rules?; why delegation of financial power order no. FIN/E-13/86(pt)/347 of 22.02.16 has been violated? and why a non-technical officers starts preparing details project report and estimate,…

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VC stresses on skilling youth through incubation centre

RONO HILLS, Nov 12: Rajiv Gandhi University VC Prof Saket Kushwaha today stressed on skilling all for them to earn their livelihood to achieve sustainable economic development. In his inaugural address to two-week training on medicinal plants available across Arunachal Pradesh here as chief guest, Prof. Kushwaha said that skill development is priority area in this land-locked state and urged 30 trainees to develop skill on plant identification, cultivation and market linkages. The RGU would look forward to set up skill incubation centre to translate theoretical knowledge of young talents…

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Guv & CM mourn demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar

ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have mourned the demise of Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar on Monday morning. The nation has lost one of the grass root leaders, distinguished public figure with huge political experience and a social worker, the governor said in his condole message. “The news of sad demise came as shock to me,” the CM sid in his condolence message, adding “Kumar, a five time MP from Bengaluru constituency, held charge of two key ministries –…

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