Bharat Ratna conferred on former President Mukherjee

*on music maestro Bhupenda posthumously NEW DELHI, Aug 08: Former President of India and veteran Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee was presented Bharat Ratna by President Ramnath Kovind on Thursday evening. Mukherjee was named for India’s highest civilian honour in January along with renowned musician Bhupen Hazarika and Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder Nanaji Deshmukh. Mukherjee, 83, served the country as its 13th President for five years from 25.05.12 and emerged in the role as a respected and admired leader whose words were heard with attention. At Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mukherjee worked with two Prime…

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ADGT to help Divyangyans to gain social recognition

ITANAGAR, Aug 08: Many Divyangyans or persons with special abilities (PwSAs) in Arunachal Pradesh are highly talented but feel shy and mostly remain indoors for which Arunachal Divyangyan Got Talent (ADGT) has been conceived as a platform for them to showcase their talents. Upper Subansiri unit All Arunachal Pradesh Divyangyan Youth Welfare Society woman president Yalar Liruk told this daily on Thursday, adding she had accompanied chairman Tallam Taka, secretary (art & culture) Godak Tailong and coordinator Yama Taksing to call on Union MoS (independent charge) for Youth and Sports…

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920 flood affected families receive clothes

From Our Correspondent DHEMAJI, Aug 08: Clothes were distributed to 920 flood affected families in six villages under West Mangaldai upgradation block of Darang district by Guwahati-based Shanti Sadhana Ashram (SSA) in collaboration with Mumbai Arpan Foundation during Wednesday and Thursday. Villagers of Monitari, Bongalputa, Ghatarag, Barla Khaiti, Borla Tari and Kania Tari after receiving the clothes conveyed their gratitude to the donors. SSA president Ravindra sharma Mahanta,  Nayantara, Amrit Chetia, Ranga Mati Committee of Darang District Council member Durlav Sharma, West Mangaldoi OBC Morcha chairman Bandhuram Bora, Baputi Bora, Rahul…

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Khandu urges workers to strengthen BJP

TAWANG, Aug 08: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday called upon ruling BJP party workers to dedicate themselves for the party and strengthen it at all levels. After laying foundation stone for district BJP office here on Thursday in presence of MLAs  Jambey Tashi (Lumla), Tsering Tashi (Tawang), Nyamar Karbak (Liromoba), Phurpa Tsering (Dirang) and other dignitaries, he lauded  effort of BJP leaders for building an office in the district headquarters. He also thanked PM Narendra Modi and on Home Minister Amit Shah for according Union Territory status to Ladakh. He…

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UGC :All varsities to have Plagiarism Detection Software

NEW DELHI, Aug 08: Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has entrusted Information and Library Network Centre (INFLIBNET), an Inter University Centre of University Grants Commission, to provide Plagiarism Detection Software (PDS) to all universities/institutions including private free of cost. Thus, INFLIBNET has accordingly subscribed the PDS – URKUND (by M/s Prio Infocenter, Sweden) through global tender process. As per the plan, the trial access of PDS to all the universities/institutions will start from August 2 for one month and final subscription to the access of PDS will start from September 1next….

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AMSU moves DC to solve various problems

TEZU, Aug, 08: Expressing serious concern over various problems, All Mishmi Students’ Union (AMSU) has sought immediate intervention of Lohit DC, particularly existing  wine shops with single license near VKV here, irregularity in opening and closing timings, illegal sale of wine up to late night, haphazard parking near main traffic point Saru Hotel, Lohit Cooperative Shop and Pinky Market, rampant illegal practice of hunting & fishing by Govt. employees, several restaurant operating along the right of way (ROW) of NH–13 and,  domestic animals roaming freely along the NH. Pointing out…

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Yomcha to host DBC-2019

AALO, Aug 08: Jarbom Gamlin Indoor Stadium here will host two-day District Badminton Championship-2019, themed ‘discipline, duty and sportsmanship spirit through badminton, from August 17 next open for only West Siang and Shi Yomi districts. The itinerary for the championship, like U-9 yrs-boys & girls, U-11 yrs-boys & girls, U-13 yrs-boys & girls, U-15 yrs- boys & girls, U-17 yrs- boys & girls, U-19 yrs- boys & girls and open category-men & women – mixed doubles (single & double in all categories) was finalized under chairmanship of Dr. K. Rina…

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DC inaugurates cold chain room

From Our Correspondent TEZU, Aug 08: Lohit DC Prince Dhawan opened district cold chain room on Thursday adding yet another essential facility to zonal hospital here. “Special requirement of cold chain for hospitals which is extensively used in hospitals & research labs to store blood samples, life saving drugs & serum samples. It was long felt need and will facilitate store vaccines and other required materials efficiently to deliver better health care services to the patient, said DMO Dr S Chai Pul. Dhawan later inspected the only drug de-addiction and…

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WTI, forest division offer relief to flood victims

By Our Reporter ITANAGAR, Aug 08: Pasighat forest division led by DFO (territorial) Tashi Mize distributed relief materials to flood victims of Mer Village of East Siang district on Thursday. The materials including edible items and livestock medicines were sponsored by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) under its rapid action project. Mer, located on the outskirts of Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary, is around 39-km from East Siang district HQs Pasighat and surrounded by Dotung River in the east, Taro Tamak in the west and by mighty Siang in the south due…

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Biker found dead

KIMIN, Aug 08 (AONS): A man, aged about 20 years, was found dead under a culvert at 2 km point from here at 12 noon on Thursday and a damaged TVS motorcycle with bruised mark was also found near the culvert. The deceased later was identified as Nabam Takar, s/o Nabam Kan of nearby Sher village. It was presumed that the deceased died due to head on fall from the culvert after hitting the culvert during mid night, Kimin ADC Likha Tejji told over telephone. He was a novice driver and…

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