Identifying original tribes of central Arunachal difficult: Prof Mibang

Protect cultural heritage facing extinction: Prof Bora By Pradeep Kumar RONO HILLS, Mar 29: “It is well neigh impossible to indentify the original tribes, even the early mountaineers who retained their original customs and life styles could be the original occupants of central Arunachal Pradesh,” said former RGU VC Prof. Tamo Mibang in his keynote address to a galaxy of historians in Rajiv Gandhi University here on Friday. Considering NE as a buffer zone between China and India till 20th century, the British Govt was suggested to set up Crown…

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China’s claim over Arunachal territory polemic: Prof Mibang

By A O News Service RONO HILLS, Mar 29:  China’s claim over Arunachal Pradesh territory is without any substance as this state is an integral part of India to send elected representatives to Parliament, former RGU vice chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang said on Thursday. Terming such claim as a misplaced polemic, Prof. Mibang, while delivering his keynote address to a national seminar here, said that Sage Vyasa meditated in Prabhu Mountain of this state as mentioned in Kailka Purana & Mahabharta. Sage Parashuram atoned of matricide at Parashuram Kund in…

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Alert Capital Police continue seizure for violation of MCC

ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Police have seized Rs 1,72,600 cash during last 24 hours taking total till date to Rs 64, 97,900, out of which Rs 38 lakh was seized by Capital Police led by SP Tune Amo alone – Rs 14 lakh by FSTs & Rs 12 lakh by SSTs (excluding Rs 1.5 lakh for violation of MCC and released by Naharlagun  PS for medical treatment). Moreover, other seizures included one cache of Imperial Blue Whisky (375 Ml bottles) was seized taking total to 23 caches of beer with 24 Imperial…

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Law & policy makers’ attitudinal change key to boost Arunachal health indicators

Beyong the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar  We are committed to serve: Nurses “We are committed to lead kindly light to serve the society,” univocally quipped three young local girls, who were assisting smilingly in blood donation camp at Hills College of Teachers’ Education on Thursday. They were Ahnu Dao (Pasighat), Ade Dubi and Bomniya Yigam (Daporijo), trainee nurses of Arunachal Nursing School (ANS) of Naharlagun, deployed for the humanitarian service. On being told nursing is not a job but a lifelong sacrifice for others, their replies was surprising – “Right…

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Review decision to accept nominations: JD(U) to ECI

ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Many aspiring candidates for April 11 Assembly elections have moved Election Commission of India (ECI) to register complaints. Janata Dal (United) national General Secretary Afaque Ahmad Khan, in a letter to chief election commissioner Sunil Arora, has demanded to reject nominations of Thaji Gichak Kiogi (BJP) and Dayum Yara (INC) filed For Tali Assembly constituency. JD(U) candidate of Tali, Jikko Tako, during scrutiny had “objected acceptance of nominations of the duo on the ground that their affidavits were not sworn-in before the first class magistrate court or a notary public or a commissioner of oaths appointed…

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Debate on free and fair election continues

ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Debate competition on “Has Arunachal truly evolved as a vibrant democracy since last 32 yearss” was conducted at Doimukh Govt College (DGC) and Hills college of Teachers Education (HCTE), Lekhi on Friday. Aimed at generating awareness on free and fair election, Capital Complex district administration is conducting it in various Capital Complex colleges. Of nine participating DGC students, Tai Otu (BA IInd semester) and Bharat Mili (IVth semester) were adjudged 1st and 2nd respectively while Nyabi Ori and Sange Chotup Bapu (IVth semester) of HCTE were declared…

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Halt payment till MCC in force

ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Arunachal Youth Federation and All Capital Complex Citizens Rights Organization, in a letter has drawn attention of state’s town planning & ULB secretary not to make payments to contractor of AMRUT scheme till MCC is in force. The works allotted to the contractor/working agency for construction of drainage   water supply, sewerage and other such basic amenities under the scheme of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) to improve quality of life have not been executed property and not completed as yet, the NGOs claimed in…

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Parties asked to adhere to MCC

PASIGHAT, Mar 29: Representatives of political parties, candidates and  officers were urged by ECI general observer Anwaruddin Choudhury to follow model code of conduct (MCC) strictly while holding detailed discussions with them here on Friday. He asked political parties to seek prior permission from the designated officer for conducting any election campaign while highlighting latest ECI instructions for ensuing elections. Stressing on adherence to MCC guidelines, DC-cum-DEO Dr. Kinny Singh said no violation will be allowed at any stage of election process and sought co-operation of political parties to uphold tradition of peaceful polls. She…

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191 including 10 females to fight for 57 Assembly seats: ACEO

3 BJP candidates win unopposed By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 28: Three BJP candidates have been declared winner from their respective Assembly constituency on the last day of withdrawal of nominations on Thursday, additional chief electoral officer (ACEO) Kanki Darang told media person in Nirvachan Bhawan here on Thursday. The constituency-wise winners are Phurfa Tsering (Dirang), Taba Tedir (Yachuli) and Kento Jini (Aalo East), he said, adding the simultaneous elections would be conducted for 57 Assembly seats and both Lok Sabha seats in 2,202 polling booths on April 11…

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Star campaigners including PM Modi to campaign in Arunachal

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 28: Many a star campaigners including Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to tour Arunachal Pradesh for the April 11 simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. Though the ruling BJP has invited media persons for PM’s poll campaign at Aalo on March 30 next, but details of proposed visits of PM to Pasighat and of BJP president Amit Shah are not known. Similarly, Congress president Rahul Gandhi general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Randeep Singh Surejwala and Luizinho Faleiro (In-charge NE), AICC secretary Zenith Sangma,   besides…

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