NPP to go alone in Arunachal assembly elections: Sangma

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jan 11: The National People’s Party (NPP), presently ruling in Meghalaya and part of Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh Govts, is committed to make inroads into all NE states as a platform to raise voices of NE region (NER), its national president and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma told media persons here on Friday. The NPP plans to contest as many assembly seats possible while remaining partner of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), may be from all 60 seats and all 24 Lok Sabha seats…

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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 | LS approval by Modi Govt unconstitutional: Sanjoy

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 11: Terming approval of controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, as moved by BJP-led NDA Govt headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as totally unconstitutional, discriminatory, communal and against ethics and essence of Indian democracy, APCC president Takam Sanjoy said that it is against the Constitution, which is explicitly clear that India is a secular and democratic country. But the Modi Govt by its last stroke of vote bank politics introduced this Bill to appease voters on the basis of community and religion to…

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Pluvia Mrs India-2019 Ani given warm welcome

By Our Staff Reporter NAHARALAGUN, Jan 11: Nabam Ani, a mother of two sons, was accorded grand welcome by her family, friends and relatives at Sod village on her arrival on Friday after being conferred 2nd runners up in class category of Pluvia Mrs India-2019 recently. All were happy to see her as she took part in the event, organized by Pluvia Event Pvt. Ltd at New Delhi during January 1 to 3 last. Expressing happiness Ani reciprocating the gesture thanked all, especially Biri Santi Nido, who supported her for…

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GoI package could boost Arunachal export: Taga

Export quality orange By A O News Service ITANAGAR: Minister Taga was hones in his presentation as after mandarin oranges from Dambuk exported to Bangladesh and other NE states since 2010 (seen in picture), was exported for the first time to Dubai in January 2018 creating a record. One metric tonnes of oranges, oldest cultivated fruit of the Arunachal, produced by Dambuk farmers of in Lower Dibang valley, was exported by a Jet Airways flight. Arunachal orange with a GI (Geographical indication) tag will be sold at Al-Aweer fruit and…

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Hollongi Greenfield Airport gets finance ministry nod

ITANAGAR, Jan 11: The dream of an airport in state capital will become a reality soon as the PIB meeting of finance ministry cleared Greenfield Airport proposal at Hollongi on Friday which could be possible due to regular monitoring and follow up by Chief Minister Pema Khandu. The meeting after detailed deliberations on each item gave the nod for the project with estimated cost of Rs.1043 crore, including Rs.955.37crore and Rs 87 crore central and state share respectively. The airport to be built as a state-of-the-art infrastructure would propel economic…

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Khelo India Youth Games-2019 | Weightlifter Wangsu wins silver

PUNE, Jan 11: Continuing their winning spree, Arunachalee Anai Wangsu won silver medal in 55-kg category of U-17 age group by lifting total 141-kg (60-kg in snatch, 81-kg in clean & jerk on 3rd day of ongoing Khelo India Youth Games-2019 here. Prior to this competition, she had represented the state in 1st North East Olympic Games at Imphal in October 2018 and won bronze medal, silver medal in 64th  National School Games at Guwahati in October 2018, bronze medal in 14th Youth National Championship at Nagpur in December last. Posen…

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Bill approval opposed

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Jan 11:  Arunachal Pradesh Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad (TAYP) unit here along with NE states has opposed passing Citizenship Amendment Bill as it would affect the entire NE region. In a press release issued on Wednesday, the TAYP-AP has strongly condemning the Bill, TAYP, in a release, resented that in will invite a precarious situation in NE in future including in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. “We believe that the controversial bill is barbaric for the indigenous people of the region”. However, it supported introduction of ST…

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