National seminar on ‘Border communities’ | Villagers continue to migrate from Indo-China border, who bothers?

By A O News Service RONO HILLS, Mar 30: Expressing his happiness over whole-hearted participation of students, scholars, faculty members of Rajiv Gandhi University and journalists for presenting knowledgeable papers, former RGU history HoD Prof S Dutta said that the multi-faceted two-day national seminar on “Border communities of central Arunachal Pradesh” has created a landmark for history department. Addressing the valedictory function here on Saturday, he said that the questions posed by many presenters on prospects and problems, particularly former VC Prof Tamo Mibang and senior journalist Pradeep Kumar are…

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Villager dies in alleged UG element attack, NPP condemns, wife files FIR

ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Arunachal Pradesh National People’s Party (NPP) unit has strongly condemned Friday incident of assaulting innocent villagers near Khonsa, HQs of Tirap district. A group of unknown people reported came to the house of Jaley Anna and Khamney Aboh of Kheti village at around 9.30 PM and took them to some distance place where they were mercilessly assaulted physically before dropping them back near the village around 10.30 PM, state NPP vice president-cum-spokesperson Nima Sangey Saling claimed in a release. However, the neighbours had rushed them to district…

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State PCI 18% above national average wrong: Prof Nayak

By A O News Service RONO HILLS, Mar 30: Arunachal Pradesh per capita income (PCI) 84.64% of national average in 1985-86 rose to 18% above national average in 2017-18, posing serious questions, said RGU economic head Prof S K Nayak. Highlighting state’s economic growth during a national seminar here on Saturday, he said the formula-based calculation was proved wrong after painstaking efforts involving higher authorities of the GoAP as the state recorded agricultural growth of 0.5%, 24.4% industrial and service sector 6.08% according to Govt data. He doubted the industrial…

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AVYS blood donation camp today at RKMH to save life

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 30: With RKM Hospital and TRIMHS at Naharlagun facing acute shortage of blood that has delayed operation of serious patients besides treatment of cancer and kidney patients, Arunachal Voluntary Blood Donor Organisation, a unit of Vivekanada Yuva Shakti (AVYS), has decided to conduct a voluntary blood donation camp RKMH on Sunday. AVYS chairman Ramesh Jeke Tatung, after touring various colleges, schools and security establishments to seek support for joining the humanitarian mission, told this daily over telephone that many youths of both sexes…

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PPA assures to amend defective Statehood Act

ITANAGAR, Mar 30: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) released 2019 election manifesto on Saturday stressing on defective Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Act, 1987 as core issue for ensuing simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. The PPA parliamentarians alone could create the much needed environment on the floor of the House for amendment of the defective Act 1987, the PPA said in a release, adding all former state MPs of other political parties have failed to take up this vital issue though it is the main cause of state’s continued dependence…

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Act against Waii for hate speech, MMT urges ECI  

ITANAGAR, Mar 30: The Monpa Mimang Tshokpa (MMT), apex body of Monpa community of Arunachal Pradesh, condemned in strongest terms recent statement of state Home Minster Kumar Waii to demean the pride and prestige of Monpa community. MMT secretary (Admin) Kinchin Norbu, in a complaint letter to Chief Election Commissioner, said that Kumar during an election rally sought support of his Bameng Assembly constituency to become the CM to “crush the Monpas like a disposal glass and paper and throw it into the dust bin”. The video clip of his…

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Vehicle checking intensifies

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Mar 30: East Siang district administration has intensified vehicle checking along National Highway-515 from Saturday following imposition of model code of conduct. Special teams have been constituted for checking transportation of cash, freebies or valuables illegally for distribution to voters. Major check-posts, particularly district entry point Kemi Check Gate at Ruksin, have been put on high alert. Though no major violation has been reported so far, but the flying squad and police personnel are on their toes not to leave anything to chance. The vigil has been intensified in…

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Debate competition continues

ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Debate competition on “Has Arunachal truly evolved as a vibrant democracy since last 32 years” was conducted at Binny Yanga Govt Women’s College (BYGWC), Nirjuli and NERIST. Tanya Rini Rupa and Yomde Lollen of BYGWC were adjudged winners while Chinmay Bhattacharya and Vandana Kumari of NERIST declared winners. All the four winners would now compete with inter-college debate winners at DNGC here on April 3 next. (DIPRO)

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Awareness Prog on foldscope held

From Naya Tara GUWAHATI, Mar 30: GoI biotechnology department, Gujarat Vidyapeeth and Shanti Sadhna Ashram (SSA) jointly conducted awareness programmes on foldscope at three places of the city recently. In all 120 members of SSA, 231 students of South Beltola HS School and 42 farmers took part in the events involving Gujarat Vidyapeeth science  (micro-biology) associate professor Dr Pratik Shilpakar & chemistry associate professor Dr Mayur Saha  as resource persons. The participants were given theoretical and practical knowledge about foldscope, an optical microscope that can be assembled from simple components,…

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