Sitharaman dedicates strategic bridge | ‘Diffo Bridge a boon for troop movement to Indo-China border’ 

From Our Correspondent TEZU, Jan 18: Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, unveiled 426.6-meter-long pre-stressed concrete box girder type bridge over Diffo river along Roing-Koronu-Paya road near here on Friday,  another milestone in sate’s road connectivity, In her address, she praised commendable works of Project Udayak of Border Roads Organization in this region and lauded completion of this bridge which would provide an all weather road to troops deployed on Indo-China Border besides uninterrupted access between Dibang valley and Lohit valley region of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh. “The connectivity will largely facilitate easy movement…

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Steps taken to boost poor quality of education: CM

PASIGHAT, Jan 18: “It’s a fact that quality of education in the state has dropped, which we all must accept. Literacy has increased but with decrease in its quality. Earlier numerous schools were opened leaving many of them non-functional and in dilapidated condition. The state today has excess teachers with much better teacher-student ratio but with shortage in subject teachers, Chief Minister said on Friday. Addressing golden jubilee celebration of Bilat GHS School here, he said measures are being taken to improve quality education by recruiting adequate number of subject teachers…

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Guv calls for promoting ‘Start ups’

NIRJULI, Jan 18: Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra, while inaugurating inaugurated the conference on ‘Start-ups and micro small medium enterprises (MSMEs) in food processing’ in NERIST here on Friday, called for a positive movement for the promotion of ‘Start ups’ and MSME by involving youth in Arunachal Pradesh. This state bestowed with all raw materials including medicinal plants, rare orchids, bamboo and organic products, like orange, large cardamom, apple and Kiwi etc. could compete with the best agricultural products anywhere in the world, he told the conference, organized by Associated Chambers of Commerce…

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Financial awareness alone to prevent people from frauds: CS

ITANAGAR, Jan 18: Chief secretary Satya Gopal called for dire need to intensify financial awareness activities in all districts to educate innocent people of the fraudulent and money laundering activities that are being carried out by some nefarious persons or groups. He was addressing 8th round meeting of state level co-ordination committee (SLCC) for the state on regulation of activities of non-banking financial companies and un-incorporated bodies. The RBI officials informed about several of financial frauds, like fraudulent phone calls, emails, messages, fictitious offers of opening bank kiosks, vishing racket in…

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Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival begins | Festival a harbinger to conserve wildlife: DyCM

SEIJOSA, Jan 18: People of Pakke Kesang are inspiration for others in the conservation of nature, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said, adding this wildlife conservation festival should send a message across the state to bring mass awareness to love Mother Nature and conserve wildlife. In his inaugural address to 4th edition of three-day Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival began on the bank of Pakke River here on Friday, he said that the wildlife species, both flora and fauna, across the world are getting extinct very rapidly.  The rate of extinction is as…

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CBAK lift 1st Tako Dabi Memorial Football Tournament trophy

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Jan 18: Cibo Baage Ao Keba (CBAK) lifted maiden Tako Dabi Memorial Football Tournament trophy by beating Siang Team 4-1 in the final match at Daying Ering Stadium, Nari on Friday. Vikash Gurung of CBAK team scored a hat trick, Tony Ragyor from the same team was adjudged the best player of the tournament, while Golden Boot award was presented to Rikpak Riba from Lower Siang.  Tajong Nonang won the Golden Gloves Award and East Siang-I team won the best disciplined team award on fair play. The…

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Citizenship Amendment Bill | NECCC to discuss Bill, 2 Assam BJP MLAs oppose

ITANAGAR, Jan 18: With controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2018, passed by Lok Sabha on January 8 last, has been evoking protests from various quarters across the North East region, the North East Congress Coordination Committee (NECCC) is scheduled to meet at Guwahati on January 21 next to discuss the issue. APCC president Takam Sanjoy, who will attend the meeting said, that it would be chaired by NECCC convenor-cum-former Meghalaya Dr Mukul Sangma and attended by all CLP leaders and state Congress presidents. AICC general secretary Luizinho Faleiro and secretary Zenith…

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Daria Hill a probable tourist destination

By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jan 18: Minister Environment, Forest and Land Management Nabam Rebia visited several high hills and hills top to ascertain the beauty of state capital. Rebia along with team of officers from forest department, local land owners, few GBs of Itanagar and Naharlagun and senior citizens went on day long trekking to Daria Hills via Borum covering a distance of around 15-20 km on Wednesday. Rebia expressed concern that despite virgin land and forest there was no wild animals and exhorted the land owners not to…

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Tests to recruit constable held

TAWANG, Jan 18: The physical efficiency test (PET) and physical standard test for recruitment of constable male/female (civil) and band bugler (IRBn) were conducted on Thursday & Friday at Gyalwa Tsangyang Gyatso High School stadium here. In all 737 candidates applied for recruitment of whom males faced PET/PST on Thursday. Of 292 males applied, 178 appeared and 115 qualified while 264 females appeared on Friday of 445 applied and only 153 qualified. (DIPRO)

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