Stir intensifies against TAH & CAB

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Feb 02: The ongoing mass movement against construction of Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) and Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 (CAB) got intensified with civil society bodies (CSBs)  led by Arunachal Indigenous Tribal Forum (AITF) joining the fray by holding a peaceful rally covering main thoroughfare of Capital Complex on Saturday. Slogan shouting AITF members on dozens of vehicles and bikes with placards and banners took out a peaceful rally from Nirjuli which culminated at Indira Gandhi Park here where AITF president Bengia Tolum addressing a huge…

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3 Arunachalee girls trafficked in lure of jobs, Siram urges SP to rescue the trio

From Our Special Correspondent PASIGHAT, Feb 02: Three young girls of East Siang district belonging to poor families, reportedly trafficked with promise of jobs abroad, may be Saudi Arab of Gulf countries, were trapped in Chennai railway station. The trafficker, who had taken all their documents and certificates, went missing leaving the girls hapless with no money return home. On learning about the trio on Saturday, APCC vice president Bosiram Siram took up the matter with SP Prasant Gautam and sought his help to rescue them whose names are available with…

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Opium flourishing in Medo

Deadly opium taking human toll Though Editor Pradeep Kumar had reported in 2008 that Singpho had lost a generation due to deadly opium, but India Today in its July 3, 2014 edition wrote: From 40,000 about 150 years ago, the Singphos were counted at 1,168 in the 1971 census and are now 923, according to Arunachal Pradesh Research department. Recurrent wars, disease, malnutrition and, most tellingly, a century and a half of opium addiction have taken their toll. (AONS) By Our Special Correspondent TEZU, Feb 02: Tiny town Medo in…

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Govt staff public servants with CM as mukhya sevak: Khandu

AALO, Feb 02: All salaried GoI and GoAP staff are public servants irrespective of the positions they occupy with the CM as mukhya sevak, said Chief Minister Pema Khandu after launching third leg of Arunachal Rising campaign (ARC) at Pobdi village on his jan sampark yatra. “We (elected leaders and Govt employees) are to serve the public without taking any benefit, Khandu said, adding earlier mindset of elected representatives & Govt officers considering themselves as masters of the people should be done away with. Arunachal since attainment of statehood in…

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Donggin celebrated with traditional gaiety

ITANAGAR, Feb 02: Donggin Festival of Adi community was celebrated all over the state with traditional gaiety and fervor. Land Management, Environment and Forest Nabam Rebia, addressing festival revelers here as chief guest, advised young generation to preserve their rich tradition and culture and prevent dilution of cultural identity under impact of modernity, according to a DFCCI release. Appreciating Adi community for pioneering education and culture in the state, he asked Adi brethren to play a pivotal role in guiding other communities in promoting tradition and culture. Local MLA Techi…

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Poppy plants destroyed again

MIAO, Feb 02: Continuing our operation against illegal drug peddling and illegal poppy cultivation, an official team led by sub-divisional police officer Tasi Darang has inked a success again on Friday within three days. It my be recalled that around two hectares of illegal poppy cultivation inside jungle areas between Old Champu and Panyak villages under Nampai -II circle of Miao sub-division were destroyed on Tuesday last. On receiving inputs from reliable sources, the team including Miao police station OC inspector Ege Ete, SI Jano Aran and IRBn and CRPF…

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Restore 200 point reservation roster, RGUTA urges MoHRD

ITANAGAR, Feb 02: Strongly resisting new quota rules and along with FEDCUTA, Rajiv Gandhi University Teachers’ Association (RGUTA) has demanded MoHRD Minister Javedkar either a bill of an ordinance immediately to restore 200 point reservation roster with college/university as unit for teaching posts. The OBC, SC and ST communities are in turmoil over a Supreme Court verdict which dismissed the special leave petition (SLP) filled by Union MoHRD against a judgement of Allahabad High Court mulling for department wise reservation. The HC verdict changed the base of reservation in universities/colleges from…

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Seized opium goes missing | Suspend SI Singh: WASE

Our special correspondent PASIGHAT: Feb 02: About 200 Women Against Social Evil (WASE) members staged dharna in front of police station here on Saturday against PS in-charge SI Rabinder Singh and demanded opium seized by them be produced before them. As police failed to do show without trace of seized opium, though SI Singh was investigation officer of the case, slogan shouting WASE team with APCC vice president Bosiram Siram met SP Prasant Goutam and demanded SI Singh be suspended   immediately on the issue.

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Protect dying languages: Dr Chai

From Our Correspondent TEZU, Feb 02: Agriculture Minister Dr Mohesh Chai, addressing the revelers of Reh festival of Idu Mishmi at Telluliang village Rehko on Friday as chief guest, stressed on protecting their culture for posterity. “Our local dialogues are on the verge of extinction, the state Govt serious in preserving and promoting local languages has decided to implement it as third language in schools”, he saids. He announced sanction of Rs 20 lakh for health sub-centre, road re-carpeting and a high mast tower light at Telluliang. Earlier, after hoisting…

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Anti-drugs awareness prog held

BOLENG, Feb 02: Dustbins were donated to Boleng GHS School and Rengo GM School as part of an anti-drugs awareness campaign-cum-sanitation programme was organised on here Friday by Siang unit Adi Students Union (ADISU) and Siang District Students Union (SDSU). Boleng CHC MO Dr. Ponung Perme and PH&WS EE Subat Pertin were resource persons while Siang RMSA coordinator Tahong Boko as chief guest and Dosing Welfare Society president Tajing Mibang as guest of honour. ADISU president Leon Lomtung and SDSU chairman-cum-GS Tanung Darung, also spoke.

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