Tri-colour flying and continue to fly | Are 135 cr Indians independent today?

By Pradeep Kumar India will celebrate its 73rd Independence Day on Wednesday commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom this day in 1947. India attained independence following the Independence Movement, largely non-violent and civil disobedience led by Mahatma Gandhi besides Lal Bal Pal (Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak & Bipin Chandra Pal), triumvirate assertive nationalists who had mobilized Indians across the country to join Swadeshi Movement. The way first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had hoisted tri-colour from historic Red Fort in 1947, PM Narenda Modi will replicate it followed by…

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Dignitaries join Raksha Bandhan Fest at PBKIVV

ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The 10-day (August 11-20) celebration of Raksha Bandhan in local Raj Yoga center of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya (PBKIVV) here with great jubilation recorded participation of prominent personalities of the state. The dignitaries included Ministers Mama Natung (Sports & Youth Affair) & Alo Libang (H&FW), outgoing chief secretary Satya Gopal,commissioner Huzar Lollen & women & child development  director T P Loyi, who were tied rachis by Brahma Kumaris led by faculty Dr. Jayadeba Sahoo. The festival is also celebrated at Pasighat, Bomdila & Tawang centres with a message to…

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Guv interacts with Gujarat theatre artists

ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Governor Brig. (Ret) B.D. Mishra, while interacting with ‘Viewfinder’ troupe from Gujarat in Raj Bhawan here on Wednesday, recalled the contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in forming Union of India. The theatre artists are here on a cultural exchange programme to present a stage show on Sardar Patel as part of Independence Day celebrations. Appreciating the Govts of Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat for this initiative, he recalled his visit to Gujarat during four-day ‘Madhavpur Mela’ in Porbandar district which was maiden cultural integration with the NE states…

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CM Khandu to hoist tri-colour today

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Arunachal Pradesh with join the rest of India in celebrating 73rd Independence Day on Wednesday with Chief Minister Pema Khandu hoisting the tri-colour at Indira Gandhi Park here at 9 am, inspect the parade followed by march past by the contingents and his addressing to the state people. Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar will announce the state awards followed by various cultural presentation and awarding trophies to winners.  

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Student dies in hit and run case, 2 IRBN jawans held

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 14: Two IRBN jawans were arrested late Tuesday night being accused in hit and run case leading to death of class-IX girl student Tarh Ania in Upper Karsingsa in early morning, Capital Complex SP Tume Amo said. Though the girl was rushed to TRIMHS but who brought her could not be known, the SP said, adding following investigation the accused were arrested and their Royal Enfield bike seized. The duo was remanded to 14-day police custody, he added.

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Steps to secure TRIMHS continue

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Aug 14: The steel gate built two days ago adjacent to Rajiv Gandhi Stadium boundary wall in front of present IMC office here indicates the boundary of Tomo Riba Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (TRIHMS). With number of patients of the TRIHMS recording an increasing trend while second session already begun, its management led by director Dr Moji Jini has been expediting the process of acquiring state Govt. allotted land and protecting them from encroachment, a common practice, to accommodate the rising number…

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Hoj bridge damaged, road closed

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The Hoj road offering easy communication to Lower Subansiri district HQs Ziro has been closed due to damages caused to steel bridge over Dikrong River at Hoj on Tuesday. All vehicles playing between Ziro to Itanagar and vice versa have been redirected through Kimin-Potin road till the bridge is repaired, according to Kimin police station OC.

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Minor injured rescued Slow Loris released into wildlife

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Aug 14: A Slow Loris, stranded after falling from a tree opposite Essar Patrol Pump, Gumin Nagar, here was rescued by one Opang Jerang early Wednesday, who handed it over to D. Ering Wildlife Sanctuary Division (DEWSD) for releasing to the wildlife after consulting with veterinary doctor. DEWSD DFO Tasang Taga, who received the primate, termed it as a rare gesture of Jerang for rescuing the partly injured nocturnal primate. Taga, a trained wildlife officer from Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, lauded the gesture in protecting the rare…

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1100 saplings planted in Swachh Bharat Swachh Gurugram drive

GURGAON, Aug 14: Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in collaboration with DLF the residents planted 1,100 saplings in Gurugram to raise awareness on Swach Bharat Swach Abhiyan. The drive was carried out by 250 residents in Aravali Hills to raise awareness on rapidly rising deforestation & rising health issues due to pollution and unhygienic surroundings. About 1/3rd forest cover of the earth plays an important role in moderating climate by maintaining the balance of oxygen, carbon dioxide and humidity in air. It acts as a home to more than 80% of terrestrial…

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105 students get NHPC scholarship

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Aug 14: Distribution of one time scholarship to class-XII pass students of Lower Dibang Valley district was conducted by Adi Baane Kebang L/D Valley district unit at Bolung GHS School on Wednesday. Scholarship, amounting to Rs 5,25,000 sponsored by Dibang Valley NHPC under CSR scheme, was distributed to 105 students of the district. ABK president Getom Borang, speaking as chief guest recalled his experience as alumni of the school and advised the students inculcate moral values, set higher goal in life to become responsible citizens. Dibang Multipurpose…

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