Mafias looting mineral resources, who bothers?

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jan 03: Mafias from neighbouring state of Assam have been plundering mineral resources at New Seren along the bank of Semen/Ego River under Lower Siang district in broad daylight causing loss of revenue reportedly running into crores. Fund poor Arunachal Pradesh is still dependant on central sops for its various developments. Thus, the authorities should have taken note when this daily had reported on September 12 last how mineral resources were being looted from New Seren, about half an hour drive from DC office at Likabali….

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Hollongi Greenland Airport | GoAP giving lip service, depriving land owners, alleges GALAPFH

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 03: Greenland Airport Land Affected People’s Forum of Hollongi (GALAPFH) on Thursday accused the ruling state Govt of giving lip service about the proposed airport at Hollongi without any seriousness for execution of the project. Addressing media persons in Arunachal Press Club here, GALAPFH general secretary Likha Teji armed with volumes of official documents took a dig at the GoAP and Union MoS (Home Affairs) Kiren Rijiju for telling blatant lies. The airport project to be built at an estimated cost of Rs…

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Pasighat–Dibrugarh APST daily bus service flagged off

PASIGHAT, Jan 03: Local MLA Kaling Moyong on Thursday flagged off Pasighat–Dibrugarh 44-seater APST bus service, which will ply via Bogibeel daily in the presence of large number of gathering including  East Siang DC TamiyoTatak. Moyong, in his address, said that the inauguration of Bogibeel road-cum-rail bridge  by Prime Minister Narendra Modi  is a new year gift for the people of  eastern belt of Arunachal & Assam in particular and the region as a whole as it helped realize long felt ed dream of the people for smooth, quick and easy travel to all…

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ANYA to focus on state building: Joram

By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jan 03: There are several burning issues confronting the society, Nyishi community in particular, which will be taken up on priority with by All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA), said its new ANYA president Byabang Joram after taking oath here on Thursday. Joram said that ANYA being the youth brigade of the Nyishis, its member-youth would channelize their energy for state building, especially in Nyishi dominated areas. Hinting at efforts to serve the society, he sought support of one and all, particularly the members to bring…

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AAPSU welcomes GoI nod to bill to amend Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950  

ITANAGAR, Jan 04: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) welcomes the decision of Union Cabinet for approving Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for certain amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 to modify the list of the STs of Arunachal Pradesh. The amendment if duly approved will be beneficial, especially to numerous indigenous tribes of Eastern districts of Arunachal Pradesh viz the Nocte, Tutsa, Tangsa, Wangcho etc who were till date classified under the vague and ambiguous terminology of “Any Other Naga Tribes”, AAPSUpresident Hawa Bagang  &…

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Badminton coaching camp begins

TEZU, Jan 03:  A month-long free badminton coaching camp for children (7-15 years), themed “Catch them young”, begun at Kalikho Pul Memorial Indoor Badminton Hall here on Wednesday. The free winter coaching camp was organised by the Lohit District Badminton Association under the aegis of ASBA involving state level badminton champion Gita Karki as coach. Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Dr Mohesh Chai, in his inaugural address, expressed his happiness for conducting such camp to hone up skills of young ones to showcase their talent. The talent of young players needs…

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SSA honors Indian trendsetters

Bala Saroda, Bhaiji, Dr Pandey From Our Correspondent GUWAHATI, Jan 03: Shanti Sadhana Ashram (SSA) during its recent Preeti Sammelan here felicitated three trendsetters of India for their invaluable contributions to the humanity. National Youth Project founder-chairman Dr S N Subba Rao aka Bhaiji, Baranasi-based Kashi Hindu Vishwavidyalaya faculty (art & ancient history) Dr Deen Bandhy Pandeya and 75-year-old Bala Saheb Saroda were honoured as ‘Amrurata Putra’, ‘Gyan Sudha’ and ‘Sarbapriya Sarodaya’ respectively. The event attended by people from across the country was a initiative of noted social activist-cum-SSA founder Hem…

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PWS conducts avenue plantation

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Jan 03:  Pamuk Welfare Society (PWS) conducted massive free avenue plantation from Sanggo Gas agency area to 2 Mile area along National Highway 515 on Thursday to beautify this centurion town with the help of local administration. PWS secretary seneral Anand Dupak said the drive aimed at extending helping hand to local administration for bringing desired beauty of the township being developed as a Smart City. Moreover, the township lacks trees. As a conscious society, all of us need to lead from the front and show others…

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Reporter mother’s death mourned

ITANAGAR, Jan 3: Members of Arunachal Press Club, Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalist and Arunachal Electronic Media Association have mourned the demise of Nang Ratna Simith, mother of Arunachal Today reporter Nang Shanti Simith. Born on 1974 in Namsai district, she was suffering from cancer since last four years and breathed her last on Thursday morning at her native Deobil village, Namsai. She is survived by her two son and a daughter. State media fraternity expressed its deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul…

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People’s Observation | Why road estimate includes cost for done works?

Sir, The below signatory through the esteemed columns of your daily would like to draw attention of authority concerned towards matter of people’s interest. Self-help basis road connectivity to villages of Lower Dibang Valley and East Siang district was highlighted in local media on 22.11.15. However, a letter was written to LD Valley East Siang DC, Dambuk ADC Mebo PWD EE and Eastern Zone B CE on 10.08.18 for construction of 15-km (approx) road from Bizari village via Anpum in Lower Dibang Valley district to Seram in East Siang district….

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