Cong to have dilki rishta with Arunachalees, to reverse BJP’s anti-NER decisions: Rahul

*Modi dittoed China’s claim over Arunachal by inking 3 MoUs By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The Congress party rising above politics wishes to maintain its dilki rishta (heart to heart ties) with people of North Eastern region (NER), Arunachal Pradesh in particular, to facilitate their growth in their own indigenous way without any imposition like the BJP and RSS, AICC president Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday. Addressing thousands of people attending Congress mega rally in heart of state capital at Indira Gandhi Park here, the first in…

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NPP confident of forming Govt in Arunachal: Sangma

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The National People’s Party (NPP) with joining of many aspiring candidates including six sitting BJP MLAs and two ministers have emerged as a strong political force and fight the ensuing assembly polls without any pre-alliance with any party and confident of forming next Govt in Arunachal Pradesh. Addressing press persons after holding meeting of party leaders here on Tuesday, NPP general secretary Thomas A Sangma said that about 45 candidates would be fielded as 18 aspirants joined today and the list would…

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ECI asks political parties not to use pictures of defence forces in ads

ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The Election Commission of India has asked all political parties not to use photographs of defence personnel or photographs of functions involving defence personnel in their advertisements. The contesting candidates have also been asked to desist from displaying activities of defence personnel in their campaigns and advertisements, according to an official release.

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Are multi-lingual Indians not one?

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Mar 14: If language is a system of communication used by a particular country or community, the million dollar question is: Are those officially teaching or conducting seminars or convocations only popularizing and helping growth of Hindi? Did the three-day Hindi Sahitya Sammelan (HSS) conference conducted in Rajiv Gandhi University even without involving media not give that impression? The conference in this state would have hold more relevance had the organisers involved non-Hindi speaking known Hindi writers or poets and/or chosen some of them of even…

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Raga may witness multi-corner contest

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 19: Raga Assembly constituecny in Kamle district is likely to witness a muti-corner contest in ensuring 2019 Assembly elections on Arpril 11 next. The constituecny, inhbaited by mostly Nyishi community belonging to variouos clans, was represented by Tamar Murtem of Peyi clan during 2014-19. Ruling BJP has refielded Murtem from the seat, while former MLA Nido Pavitra of Peri clan (People’s Party of Arunachal-PPA), Tarin Dakpe of Akum clan (National People’s Party) are asipring candidates. Other names, if nay, not known as yet….

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Bagang receives national award on WCRD

ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The Consumer Rights Organisation (CSR) celebrated World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), themed ‘Trusted Smart Products’, at New Delhi on March15 last to bring mass awareness to respect and protect consumer rights.  The WCRD was inspired by President John F Kennedy, who sent a special message to the US Congress on 15.03.1962, in which he formally addressed the issue of consumer rights. He was the first world leader to do so. The consumer movement first marked that date in 1983 and now uses the day every year to mobilise action…

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ECI Apps to ensure effective MCC

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Election Commission of India (ECI) has developed a citizen-friendly App – Citizen’s Vigilance (Cvigil) which stands for ‘citizens’ vigil’ to empower the people as partners of ECI in monitoring violation of model code of conduct (MCC) to justify American President Abraham Lincoln coining: “Government of the people, for the people, by the people”, shall not perish from the earth. The vigilant citizen can click a picture or record a video of upto two minutes’ duration of the scene of violations of MCC. It could…

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BJP names candidates for 54 Assembly seats

*HM among 10 sitting MLAs excluded, JD(S) in poll fray By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 18: The ruling BJP announced names of 54 Assembly candidates along with Andhra Pradesh after party’s central election committee (CEC) met in New Delhi on Saturday under the chairmanship of president Amit Shah. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, HM Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and CEC office bearers cleared the lists in the meeting, according to a release issued by CEC secretary Jagat Prasad Nadda. Most of the…

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Media persons apprised about MCC

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Arunchal Pradesh media fraterinty was apprised of model code of coduct (MCC) and its implication in ensuing simultanerouos Assembly and Lok Sabha elections slated for April 11 next for which notifications were issued today. Senior journlaist Pradeep Kumar, a resoource person on behlaf of Nirvachan Bhawan, in his address, pinpointed that MCC is nothing but a moral code of conduct intiated by former chief election commissioners T N Seshan and G S Gill. Watching criminalisation and money culture, they were instrumental in…

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3 BJP legislators join NPP

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Two ruling BJP legislators Pani Taram (Koloriang) & Thangwang Wangham (Longding-Pumao) and associate member Paknga Bage (Dumporijo) joined National People’s Party (NPP) in its office here on Monday. NPP rank and file led by state president Gicho Kabak, VP-cum-spokesman Nima Sangey Saling, VP Anok Wangsa, general secretaries Kibi Kali, Porchu Tamin, Sherge Thungon and secretary Tapi Sorang heartily welcomed them to the party fold while Kabak said that their joining would strengthen the party further.

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