Develop horti sector as catalysts: CM to CHF

PASIGHAT, Sept 10: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday exhorted students and faculty of College of Horticulture and Forestry (CHF) here to become catalysts for development in horticulture sector  having tremendous potential to change economy of Arunachal Pradesh. Addressing the students and faculty at the College auditorium here today, Khandu, in his address to CHF fraternity said that despite having huge agri-horti potential the sector has not been exploited except in few pockets. He urged them to evolve methods by expanding technical expertise beyond the college campus to augment horticulture sector…

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Land management deptt | Alleging illegal appointments, APYC demands SIC probe

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) has alleged that land management department secretary S K Jain and director E. Nangkar have appointed mondol, chainman and surveyor in the department without any interview on the basis of records obtained through the RTI Act. APYC, president Geli Eta, in a release, claimed that though the department gave names of six persons, kith and kin of the director, but the number of appointments could run into “hundreds”. Therefore, the APYC has demanded suspension of the duo and proper investigation by the…

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Women Football Champ a god-sent event: Khandu

PASIGHAT, Sept 10:  Terming 25th Senior Women Football Championship 2019-20 a god-sent event for soccer crazy people of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu it would go a long way in inspiring youths to take up football seriously. After inaugurating the event in newly built stadium here on Tuesday amidst much fanfare in presence of Union MoS for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/c) Kiren Rijiju, Khandu conveyed his gratitude to All India Football Federation (AIFF) for selecting this state to conduct this prestigious national level tournament and welcomed all players from various…

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5 cylinder blasts rock capital

By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Sept 10: Six apartments including a SPT and 24 compartments of two OBT buildings were completely gutted but without any loss of life in a devastating fire mishap caused by explosion of five cylinders in Ganga village startling all city dwellers on Tuesday evening. On receipt of a phone call at around 6.10 pm, a fire tender rushed through busy city road to reach the spot immediately, said Itanagar fire station officer Koj Taro.  The team saw huge ablaze emerging from the OBT and SPT buildings…

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Lohit toeing Dibang Valley in suicide menace, cautions JMFC

From Our Correspondent TEZU, Sept 10: Dibang Valley topped in suicide cases in Arunachal Pradesh earlier but  Lohit now is recording such cases as suicide report surfaces every other day, Tirap district JMFC-cum-civil judge Amanso Chai Sheristadar said and termed it as a matter of  serious concern. Addressing function to observe World Suicide Prevention Day, themed ‘Working together to prevent suicide’, in zonal general hospital here on Tuesday, he said “We together need collective approach to deal with this menace to avoid loss of precious lives”. Assistant commissioner Sunny Singh…

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Dehradun summit to discuss Himalayan states’ challenges

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Sept 10: A two-day summit of Himalayan states aimed at discussing challenges faced by the hill states will begin here from October 10 next. Over 150 officials, experts, scientists and institutions will discuss plans to disperse developmental projects to remotest corners of the hilly areas, especially in villages. It will identify common and diverse factors of the hill states such as Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Assam and others. “The states will discuss the need for cooperation to transform their…

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Buguns celebrate Pham-Kho Sowai with gaiety

From Our Reporter SINGCHUNG, Sept 10: Pham Kho Sowai, the main festival of Bugun community, was celebrated with great enthusiasm, traditional fervor and gaiety at general ground here amid huge gathering. Kalaktang MLA Dorjee Wangdi Karma, speaking as chief guest, stressed on preservation of rich traditional diversity and cultural heritage which symbolize the identity of indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh. He exhorted all to maintain dignity among all sections of society as all festivals give the message for hard work with sincerity to lead a happy and prosperous life with…

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Sangma asks NPP MLA to become voice of  NE people

ITANAGAR, Sept 10: Announcing a study tour for National People’s Party (NPP) lawmakers shortly, NPP national president-cum-Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma exhorted them to become a driving force to gear up the party to make it the voice of NE people, “Developmental activities should not be neglected by you all being elected leaders,” Sangma told Arunachal Pradesh NPP MLAs Tapuk Taku, Mutchu Mithi, Tarin Dakpe, Gokar Basar MLA, state president Gicho Kabak, working Pani Taram, vice presidents Anok Wangsa & Nima Sangey Saling and secretary Paknga Bage when they…

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Maintain cleanliness to prevent global warming: MLA Tara

By Our Staff Reporter DOIMUKH, Sep 10: Cleanliness is directly related to climate change and global warming as people have been dirtying rivers, surroundings and destroying the forests for personal gains without worrying about consequences, Doimukh MLA Tana Hali Tara said after launching Swachh Survekshan Grameen (SSG) 2019 for Papum Pare district here on Tuesday. Such activities have been increase casting negative effect on climate change, he said, and stressed on cleanliness to save environment for good health of all living beings. He exhorted the people to keep river and…

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TRIMHS sanitary assistants given hands-on training

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Sept 10: A two-day training for 17 new sanitary assistants of TRIMHS with its deputy chief medical superintendent Dr Taw Kaki and senior microbiologist Dr Mepe Riba as resource persons concluded here on Tuesday. While Nursing superintendent T Taikum and senior nursing officer Rubu Yape conducted the training covering every aspects, toeing the adage “cleanliness is next to godliness”. The training was punctuated by sessions of Dr Kaki and Dr Riba. The training covered bio medical wastes  management rule 2016, handling/management, cleaning methods and schedule,…

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