ADG assures to upgrade Tezu AIR station

From Correspondent TEZU, Dec 29: All India Radio Tezu, the second oldest station in the state after Pasighat is agog after the assurance from Prasar Bharati’s Additional Director General (Engg) North Eastern Zone Guwahati Sashi Kant, who visited here on Sunday along with his team of officials to inspect and examine the signal and audio quality of 10 KW medium wave transmitter as well as upgrdation of FM. The AIR station here has been suffering from poor signal and audio quality since beginning. In spite of many reminders and complaints,…

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Paragliding competition concludes at Seppa

SEPPA, Dec 29: The three-day third state level paragliding accuracy competition concluded successfully at Lumdang paragliding site in East Kameng district on Sunday. Organised by Paragliding Association of Arunachal under the ages of Arunachal Olympic Association and supported by Youth Affairs department, the event was held from December 27 last. Attending as chief guest on the concluding day, State Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Mama Natung said that for the first time accuracy competition of paragliding has been organized in state level. “Para gliding has been now been included in…

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Balijan enters semis of P-Pare cricket tourney

RONO HILLS, Dec 29: Balijan enters the semi-final of the on-going Papum Pare District Cricket Tournament, by thrashing Doimukh in the thrilling last league match by five wickets, which was played at Rajiv Gandhi University ground on Sunday. After winning the toss, Balijan Cricket team opted to field first and restricted the Doimukh team for 281 runs all-out in 47.3 overs. Despite deduction of two overs from the allotted quota for slow over rate by match referee Taha Atu, the Balijan team successfully achieved the target in exact 48 overs…

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Tezu township link road gets facelift

TEZU, Dec 29: Bracing for major facelift of the link road at Tezu Township, the Public Work Department (PWD) has taken up proactive approach to renovate the potholes in the link road for convenience of the citizens. Local legislators Karikho Kri said he has prioritized to upkeep the road which is in dilapidated state. “We have maintained by-pass road from NH-13 to Telluliang, Civil Supply colony and other potholes ridden roads which were in deplorable shape and will carry out phase-wise maintenance covering the entire township”, Kri asserted. Giving the status…

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PHWS offers blankets, rice to Mahabodhi students & monks

DEOMALI, Dec 29: The Patkai Hills Welfare Society (PHWS), a local NGO, distributed blankets, rice and other items to Mahabodhi School students and monks at a function here on Sunday. Addressing the gathering as a chief guest, Chango Lowang, wife of Minister Wanki Lowang said that the monks serving in this far-flung area deserve appreciation of state people. She lauded PHWS executive members, particularly chairperson Tongham Shin and chief functionary Jasmine Shin for their noble deeds for the society. Public leader Wangphoon Lowang was present among the gathering. 20

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Ex-RGU Prof Tripathy new VC of Utkala University of Culture

By Pradeep Kumar CUTTACK, Dec 28: Prof Byomakesh Tripathy, who had served in Arunachal Pradesh, was appointed as new vice chancellor of Bhubansewar-based Utkala University of Culture on Saturday by Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, for three years from the date of his joining, a notification issued by Raj Bhavan said. Prof Tripathy with MA, M.Phil, PhD, PG diploma in archaeology and specialization in ancient Indian history, culture and archaeology & history of NE India, has 18 published books to his credit, including Buddhism in Arunachal Pradesh, Religious History of Arunachal…

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Under-construction RoB collapses, hits train services

By A O News Service BALASORE, Dec 29: A portion of an under-construction overbridge (RoB) near Sobharampur in Balasore district collapsed on railway tracks on Sunday without report of any casualties or injuries but train services were adversely affected. The overhead electric line was damaged in the mishap disrupting train services long Balasore route. All trains running along the route was suspended for five years to take up works on a war footing to restore services on priority, said an official, adding cranes have been pressed into action. “Six beams…

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APCC condemns manhandling Priyanka Gandhi by UP police

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Sunday condemned Uttar Pradesh Police for manhandling All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi by grabbing her neck and pushing her to ground during a visit to the sick wife of a former IPS officer. The attack on Gandhi exposes the autocratic and assaultive nature of Yogi Adiyanath government in Uttar Pradesh, the party alleged in a statement here. “He is using repression and violence to suppress the voice of women leaders of the country. Violence against women in…

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APCC organizes peaceful rally demanding scrapping of CAA

ITANAGAR, Dec 28: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Saturday organized a peaceful rally from Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan to Raj Bhawan here, on the occasion of 134th foundation day of the party, demanding immediate scraping of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The rally is in continuation of the massive Bharat Bachao rally organised on December 14 last at Ram Lila Maidan in New Delhi to protest against the anti-people and divisive policies of the BJP Government. Congress workers shouting anti-BJP slogans, highlighted the mis-governance of the BJP-led NDA government…

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PPA pitches for ‘amendment’ of Article 371H

ITANAGAR, Dec 28: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) while describing Article 371H as ‘nothing more than like a post dated cheque with practically no rights to the indigenous people of the state’, has made a strong pitch for the amendment of it saying, “this is the most important and relevant issue that all political parties, civil societies and the student organizations should fight for from now on”. In a statement, the lone regional party of the state, said that it fails to understand why can’t the state government have…

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