Bogibeel Bridge work progressing at fast pace

The picture of the bridge on river water draws by-passers’ attention By A O News Service BOGIBIL, Nov 23: The much awaited 4.94-km Bogibeel Bridge over mighty Brahmaputra River, the longest rail-cum-road bridge in India, located between Dhemaji and Dibrugarh districts in Assam is getting ready to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25 next. The 2-kam road over bridge (ROB) which would link NH-37 with the bridge is under fast progress. The bridge having 39 spans of 125 m and a superstructure of composite welded steel truss and reinforced concrete designed to carry…

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Separate building for blood bank outcome of NHM fund

* Masses lauds DC’s initiative By A O News Service KHONSA, Nov 23: Khonsa, headquarters of Tirap district, boasts of a separate blood bank building unlike blood bank are accommodated within hospital building. This was an initiative of   present deputy commissioner P N Thungon in the capacity of National Health Mission state director.  He said that despite sanction of funds, the contractor did not complete the building. After inspection dozens of time, he had to threaten the contractor which ensured its completion as per specification. However, funds are needed to…

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Development of remote areas key to check migration: DyCM

MENGIO, Nov 23: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein inaugurated a new steel girder bridge over Panior River on Sagalee-Sakiang road under Mengio on Friday. Addressing a public meeting, Mein said that the real development is achieved when we connect the interior places. The GoAP is committed to develop all interior areas of the state as connectivity to remote and interior places to accelerate all round development GoAP’s priority agenda, he said adding we can arrest migration of the people from the interior villages to towns and cities could be checked through…

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CM inaugurates 29 projects

DIRANG, Nov 23: Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated a slew of projects here on Friday in to give a new thrust to development process of Dirang constituency. Khandu, in his address, said inauguration of 29 projects is a sign of progress and appreciated impressive teamwork by public leaders and GoAP officers. He said that the GoAP lauds the quality work and spirit of ‘Team Arunachal’ but will not tolerate corruption in any form. Arunachal has walked enough in wrong path and the present ‘Team Arunachal’ Govt is determined to set the…

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Status of newspapers in Arunachal Pradesh

By Jisma S Nair When one talks about state of newspapers in Arunachal Pradesh, statistics becomes less important than how they are actually functioning.  Considering the diverse and colorful ethnic culture of the region, it is quite unimpressive in terms of the newspapers and periodicals published from the state. And also the circulation of each newspapers is very small. In many ways newspapers in Arunachal are already obsolete.  First of all they cost too much to print and distribute.  On the other hand, online news costs hardly anything.  Readers can view…

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NEZCC cultural extravaganza concludes

ZIRO, Nov 23: The three-day cultural extravaganza, organized by North East  Zone  Cultural Centre (NEZCC) in collaboration with Lower Subansiri district administration ended in a colorful note at Hija on Friday. Cultural troupes from Meghalaya, Manipur, Gujarat, Assam and Himachal Pradesh enthralled the audience with their performances at Boasimla, Yachuli and Ziro. They The highlights of the cultural program were Garba by Team Gujarat ,Mouri Nati dance form from Himachal Pradesh, Kitlam from Manipur. NEZCC, with its HQs at Dimapur, is one of the 7 ZCCs  under Union Culture Ministry, which…

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Maintain Binny Maya’s legacy: IGP Hibu

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Nov 23: IGP Robin Hibu, chief security officer of Rashtrapati Bhawan, as founder member noted NGO Helping Hand, had a threadbare discussion with Oju Welfare Association (OWA) chairperson Anya Ratan as to how the legacy of OWA founder Binny Maya could be maintained. Citing the example of Helping Hand which has been approached by various corporate bodies to extend help for its welfare activities, he said the activities of any NGO should speak for itself to draw attention of donors and funding agencies. Any NGO…

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Traditional archery competition begins

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Nov 23: A five-day traditional archery competition was organized by 1862 Light Regiment, 56 Arty Brigade, Sigar Military Station at Giidi Notko here on Thursday. Commanding officer Col Ankur Kulin opened the competition as a platform for young archers of East Siang district under supervision of Lt.Col Ashish Saxena. Brig. A. K. Borah, competition chairman, addressed the competitors.

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A thing of beauty is a joy for ever!

Pic W@ran Mossang From A O News Service KHONSA. Nov 23: Miss Chalo Loku Rachal Aran, 1st runners-up Ponny Lokkho and 2nd runners-up Chaju Kamhua with their enchanting beauty and charisma justified famous poet John Keats: “Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing  A flowery band to bind us to the earth, Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth Of…

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Padung’s folk songs rends Amritsar air

From Maksam Tayeng PASIGHAT, Nov 23: Noted Arunachal Pradesh folk singer Delong Padung-led team sang melodious numbers at Amritsar on Wednesday last in Shrestha Bharat Sanskriti Samagam, a festival of music, dance, drama, tribal arts, puppetry and allied traditions. The team represented Arunachal Pradesh in five-day national level event, which was conducted by Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA), National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, and drew several best practitioners and scholars of music, dance, drama, folk, tribal arts, puppetry and allied traditions fields from across India. The festival witnessed by thousands…

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