CM lays foundation stone, lauds MoHA for NDRF 12th Bn HQs project

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: Chief Minister Pema Khandu, after laying foundation stone for establishment of 12th battalion HQrs of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) at Hollongi here on Saturday, . said the day is historic and thanked Union Home Ministry for the project. The Bn HQs is being set up in Arunachal He due to efforts of Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his deputy Kiren Rijiju. He specifically mentioned the role of Rijiju, who brought the project first in 2014 but got delayed due to land availability issue which was solved…

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Huge carcasses of wild animals seized

BANDERDEWA, Dec 29: Huge quantities of full body wild animals, including one each deer & mongoose spp., five civet spp. and several jungle fowls were caught along with meat and carcasses of wild squirrels, birds, deer, etc during a day-long search operation of vehicles was by forest and police personnel of Banderdewa Forest Division and Doimukh police station at Midpu check gate on Friday. A man for the first time was nabbed with about 2 kg of Pangolin scales. Pangolin is one of the most trafficked wild animals in wildlife…

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Good bye 2018, Hello 2019!

From Bishnu Rana Yet another new year is about to dawned! The Sun’s rays in Arunachal Pradesh would usher in New Year 2019 and de good bye to 2018. Preceding year 2018 was mixed of many hits and misses. On the positive side, after every years of turmoil, the political scenario saw some solace of stability over the last few years with Pema Khandu-led BJP Govt ended its two years of successful tenure. Infrastructure front: Six ALGs of Pasighat, Ziro, Aalo, Mechukha, Vijaynagar, Tuting and Tezu Airports were upgraded for…

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APWWS lauds GoAP for reconstituting APSCW

By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Dec 29: The Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS) on Saturday thanked the GoAP for reconstituting the 5th APSCW body on December 26 last, which will begin functioning from Monday next. APWWS president Dipti Bengia Tadar, while addressing press persons in Arunachal Press Club here on Saturday, thanked Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Women and Child Development (W&CD) Minister Nabam Rebia for keeping their promise to appoint genuine candidates who are interested to serve the society. “We are also grateful to those sisters who heard…

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Longte Festival website launched

By Our Staff Reporter NAHARLAGUN, Dec 29: The Nyishi Art & Culture Welfare Society (NACWS) representative Runka Cheda, accompanied by renowned artist Neelam Pope, launched Longte Festival the website (www.longtefestival.in.) during Central Longte Committee (CLC) general conference here on Saturday. Outgoing GS Amit Bengia highlighted triennial report (2016-18) of CLC and enlisted all success stories and challenges in promotion of oldest festival of the community. He informed that CLC was the first amongst all festival committees of the state to discourage accepting gifts in cash or kind from the chief…

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Hidden talent surfaces in remote village

Geetarani receiving M Phil certificate from Odisha Governor S C Jamir By A O News Service BHIMDA, Dec 29: Education is not the prerogative of the rich and privileged but those with commitment irrespective of their poor background as has been proved by the daughter of a farmer of this remote village Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. The village and district both are tribal dominated. A chance encounter with Geetarani Maharna, whom I saw in her mother’s lap as a kid two decades ago, amply proved it. She passed out +3…

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Maa Sarada Devi’s 166th birthday celebrated

AALO, Dec 29:  The 166th birthday celebration of Sri Sri Maa Sarada Devi was celebrated in Ramakrishna Mission here with religious fervour on Saturday with various programmes by about 700 students, well-wishers and admirers of the Mission. Sadhus & brahmacharins of the Mission performed puja & yagna followed by devotional prayers by monks, staff and students. A photo exhibition on life and teaching on Sarada Devi was part of the event besides distribution of garments [jackets-372 (gents) & 24 (ladies); shirts-248 (gents) & 363 (ladies); pants-248 (gents) & 363 (ladies); sweaters-36 (gents) &…

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Medo PHC inaugurated

From Our Correspondent MEDO, Dec 29: Public Health Centre (PHC), a long felt demand of the area under Wakro circle of Lohit district, was inaugurated by MLA Chow Tewa Mein at a simple ceremony here on Friday. Responding to a memorandum submitted by Sanjoy Ngadong and K Delang Medo, Mein promised immediate posting of doctors and other para medic staffs, directed health authority to ensure water supply, electricity and other pre-requisite amenities for proper functioning of the PHC. Lohit DC Karma Leki assured to pursue for adequate staff for smooth…

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INC history is India’s history: APCC

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: The history of Indian National Congress is the history of modern India as it is the largest and oldest democratic political party in the world, APCC VPs Rajen Nani and Minkir Lollen, and Arunachal Pradesh Rajiv Gandhi Panchayati Raj Sangathan state convenor Joya Joram, said while addressing participants of 134th Indian National Congress Foundation Day at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here on Saturday. The Congress has never been merely a political organization as it has encompassed every facet of the nation’s life, they said, adding since its founding, generation…

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Hibu, 1st IPS from NE to rise to additional DGP rank

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Dec 28: First IPS officer of Arunachal Pradesh Robin HIbu, presently serving as chief security officer of Rashtrapati Bhawan as DGP was promoted to the rank of additional DGP since 2017, an order issued by Union MoHA today said, adding he has been posted to special commissioner of police in Delhi. Hibu is the first I{PS officer from North East India to rise to such higher rank that too about 10 years ahead of his superannuation indicating that he would still rise to much…

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