Cong to move CBI against | Pema Govt allegedly siphoning off public fund for party use

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Feb 19: Alleging that RWD Minister Bamang Felix in connivance with Chief Minister Pema Khandu has been forcing officers to collect 6% from contractors of new PMGSY projects irrespective of the amount and 2% at second stage of those projects in a bid to mobilize funds for the ensuring 2019 assembly and Lok Sabha elections. Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Takam Sanjoy, while producing documentary evidences in support of his claim on Tuesday, claimed that the collected fund in cash could run into Rs…

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CM thanks employees for yeoman’s service to state

ITANAGAR, Feb 19: Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched execution of satellite based monitoring and geo-tagging portal for all projects executed under GoAP and laid foundation for Zen Garden for Arunachal Civil Secretariat here on Tuesday. These were part of an interactive session he had with staff of Arunachal civil secretariat and all directorates within civil secretariat premises. He handed over letter of appreciation including cash prizes to 99 awardees including Govt employees in recognition of their meritorious service to the GoAP. “The interactive session aims at thanking all of your…

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National seminar on ‘Tribal healing’ begins

Showcasing state’s tradition at IGRMS laudable From Tomik Doke BHOPAL, Feb 19: Bhopal-based Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalya (IGRMS) or National Museum of Humankind or Museum of Man is unique anthropology museum of such type in the country and consistently recording the evolution of man and culture, said Madhya Pradesh AYUSH department additional chief secretary Shikha Dubey. In her inaugural address to participants including representatives of tribal research institutes of national seminar on ‘Tribal healers’ from across the country, she said such efforts would help revive and promote traditional treatment practices. Its permanent exhibitions –…

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Maiden Itanagar Horse Show, regional equestrian meet begin

ITANAGAR, Feb 19: Maiden three-day Itanagar Horse Show and regional equestrian meet begun on here on Tuesday adding new feather to   33rd Statehood Day celebrations. The show thrilled huge crowd, enthralling the young children especially with tent pegging display, organized by Arunachal Pradesh Equestrian Association (APEA), to take forward equestrian sport in the state. Key participants included NCC, Assam Police, Lohitpur ITBP, Assam Rifles, 3 Corps, 4 Corps, Equestrian Federation of Assam & Assam Valley School with total 119 riders and 38 horses. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, speaking as…

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Body of late EE’s wife found | Samples sent for forensic test: SP

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Feb 19: Samples of mortal remains of Hage Akha was sent to outsider forensic laboratory for test to ascertain the cause of her death after conducting post-mortem on Tuesday, Capital SP Harsh Vardha said. Body of Hage Yami, wife of late RWD executive engineer Hage Akha, and serving as a contingency employee of RWD, was found from Barapani River behind Helipad colony here on Monday.  The general public, who saw the body, informed the police and a police team had reached the spot at…

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Women empowerment GoAP priority agenda: CM

ITANAGAR, Feb 19: The days of seeing women as ‘home makers’ have gone as they are seen as crucial for growth of the country, Chief Minister Pema Khandu told Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) members in his office here on Tuesday. Hinting at PM Narendra Modi’s vision for women empowerment, the CM said when women are responsible and empowered, entire society stands to benefit. That is why women empowerment is high priority agenda of his Govt. As the team led by its chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi called on him…

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Huge illicit opium cultivated areas destroyed, 1st FIR filed

By AO News Service ITANAGAR, Feb 19: Hundreds of hectares of illegal opium cultivation were destructed by a joint operation conducted by multi-agency operation in Lohit district in coordination with Central Bureau of Narcotic Gwalior, state narcotic central cell led by SNO Oli Koyu recently. The operation, under supervision of excise & narcotic commissioner Snirodh S. Singh and collaboration with district administrator, police & armed personnel, covered in Wakro and Tezu circles was successful, sources told this daily. With rising trend of  illicit opium cultivation in this region while annual census…

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RGU signs MOU with SPA

RONO HILLS, Feb 19: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) VC Prof. Saket Kushwaha signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bhopal-based India and School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) director Prof. N. Sridharan here on Tuesday. The MoU aims at a collaborative effort in research, education to develop a combined structure while creating a synergy between varsity level and professional education for students in an academically mutually benefitting way. The VC termed the MOU, aims at providing new avenues for access, sharing and developing technical knowhow between both organizations, as a welcome step…

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Mai-Ko-Sumfai Festival celebrated

TENGAPANI, Feb 19: The Theravada Buddhist Community of Namsai district celebrated the Mai-Ko-Sumfai Festival with religious fervour and traditional gaiety on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein accompanied by state BJP president Tapir Gao, Namsai MLA Zingnu Namchoom, DC Dr Tapashya Ragav and SP Ankit Singh took part in the ritual ceremony at Kongmukham in the morning. Highlighting importance of Mai Ko Sum Fai festival celebration, Arunachal University of Studies Professor Pragyasila Bhikkhu termed it as a ritual ceremony held on the full moon day of Magha linked with offering of…

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