Nampong eyes to be India’s trade hub for SEA nations

By Pradeep Kumar NAMPONG, Jan 19: This fast growing town surrounded by lush green hills, located along historic Stillwell Road, about 11-km away from Myanmar border Pagsau Pass in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, eyes to become India’s trade hub for South East Asian nations, where world’s 50 percent rich live. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein for his close link with SEA nations often highlight the vast scope this nature trove state offers because of its proximity to SEA. This town was witness to Second World War (WW-II), whose horror…

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Pakke Paga Festival is state festival, forest deptt to fund every year: CM

SEIJOSA, Jan 20:  Pakke Paga Festival, state’s only conservation festival, has helped in creating awareness on nature conservation; Chief Minister Pema Khandu said in his valedictory address to three-day 4th edition of the festival here on Sunday and lauded initiative of local Nyishi community for evolving such a beautiful event. Taking note of the importance of such unique festival, the GoAP has declared it as state festival, he said, adding that the GoAP has allocated Rs 75 lakh through different departments for this year’s event. He urged forest department to fund the…

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18th AAPGBWA foundation day | Re-dedicate for state building & welfare of people: Tuki

Aap hazzar sallo se judge ho, hum bhi judge hai: Justice Ansari By Pradeep Kumar NAHARLAGUN: “There couldn’t be better example of justice than two pleas of the AAPGBWA placed by president Nabam Epo granted instantly by CM, Supreme Court of India’s judge justice Altamus Kabir, also the executive chairman of National Legal Services Authority (NLSA) had said on 05.04.12. It sounded like a verdict by the SC’s senior-most pusine judge destined to head the apex court in Sept next, of the time-tested GB institution’s relevance, set up under Assam Frontier (Administration of Justice)…

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Accept change being inevitable: Mukut Mithi

From Our Correspondent TEZU, Jan 20: Change is inevitable; we should accept the change in tune with time, but our ethos, ritual, language, handicraft & handloom should be preserved jealously, Rajya Sabha member & former chief minister Mukut Mithi said on Saturday. Addressing silver jubilee celebration of Cultural & Literary Society of Mishmi (CALSOM) as chief guest at Amik Ringya Cultural Hall here, he lauded CALSOM for preserving and promoting Mishmi cultural while developing script is historic. However, younger general has vital task to shoulder the responsibility for CALSOM, the…

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Shun money culture to elect good leader: Cheda

ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Shun money culture, former Arunachal Press Club (APC) president Chopa Cheda exhorted people in his valedictory address to silver jubilee celebration of Likwa Gyadi Baptist Church of PiPu circle on Sunday. Cheda, speaking as chief guest, lauded Clean Election Campaign initiated by Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC). Church could play a major role with such initiative for corruption free state and fair election, which would will produce good leaders for society, he said. While stressing on preservation of tradition and culture, he exhorted the people to give equal space to…

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Governor asks HoDs to set development targets

ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Arunachal Pradesh will progress if all government officers become transparent in their dealings, honest in the in their action, accountable in their approach, Governor Brig (Retd) B.D. Mishra, told West Siang HoDs during a meeting at Aalo on Sunday. Dr Mishra, who is on a four-day district tour, said “Your conscience must satisfy you that you have done something for the people to the best of your ability” and exhorted them to set target to yield results. Sharing details of his meeting with Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry…

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Villagers offer voluntary service to get ALG operational for IAF

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Residents of 11 villages of nearby Vijaynagar in Changlang district have offered their services as ‘shramdaan’ to spruce up a disused airstrip to enable the Indian Air Force (IAF) to get it operational again. Vijayanagar Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) is situated in a remote corner along Indo-China border without any road connectivity. The ALG has not been fit for operations by any fixed-wing aircraft since 2016. The IAF took up a project to repair the ALG and land aircraft as part of…

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1 electrocuted to death, 3 hurt

KIMIN, Jan 20: In an unfortunate incident of electrocution, one Taba Tabin, 43, son of Taba Begi, died and three others, namely  Taba Tara,20, S/o late Taba Tebin; Tarh Bobin,22 and Hippa Tapin, 22 sustained grievous injuries on Sunday. According to The incident occurred at around 9.30 am at a place, 23-km off Lichi village between Hawa Camp and Lichi village under Kimin sub-division, Kimin SDO Likha Teji reported, adding the incident took place while laying telephone cable of Jio. Injured persons have been shifted to Naharlagun-based TRIMS for further treatment….

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Youth dies, 2 critically hurt in road accident

By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jan 20:  Two motor cycles collided head on near Himalaya University along Jully-Papu Nallah road around 2 PM on Saturday afternoon leaving a young student dead on the sport while two sustained critical injuries. The deceased has been identified as Yumlam Eiha, a class XI student of Itanagar GHS School, who was a pillion rider while the rider is understood to be admitted to a city hospital. Another youth coming from opposite direction, reportedly in critical condition, has been evacuated to NEGRIMS, Shillong. Yumlam Academic…

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Elephant menace snatches away only livelihood source of villagers

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 20:  Elephant menace has snatched away the lone source of earning their livelihood – cultivation of residents of Fatickjan Gaon for the last one decade. Niranjan Munda, an inhabitant of the village under Doom Dooma sub-district of Tinsukia district in Assam, informed over telephone on Sunday about the pathetic living condition of about 3,582 villagers (1,825 males and 1,757 females) as per 2011 census comprising 720 households. “Agriculture is the main profession of the villagers by irrigating water from river and ponds. But large…

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