Arunachal Pradesh potential global tourism hub: Tourists

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jan 30:  This Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh a nature trove with monumental historical ruins could be a global tourist hub if developed with right aptitude, commented Mumbai-based Auto Furze Travel Solution MD N Shiram and director (technical)   Subhash Pawase who arrived here on Thursday on their maiden trip. Tourism should be developed properly which would create better employment opportunities for local people to boost state coffer, Shiram said with conviction. When global tourism has taken a turn around with tourists keen to venture into unseen…

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TKE ‘Breaking, making mission’ on NH-415 | CMD assures four-lane on time

By Pradeep Kumar NAHARLAGUN, Jan 30: The M/s T K Enterprise Consortium Pvt Ltd (TKE) has tightened its belt to accelerate the process to complete four-lanning of National Highway-415 by its targeted completion time of September next, said its chairman-cum-managing director Ratu Techi. The  ongoing  works irrespective of inclement weather  are visible and indicative of commitment by all involved in the process, Techi told this editor while reviewing work progress with senior engineers and supervisors in his chamber here on late Wednesday night despite ill health. Asked to explain, he said that…

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Panel soon to probe Karsinga block point work progress: DC

*Local stage dharna, demands speedy work By Staff Reporter KARSINGSA, Jan 30: A committee would be set up to enquire into work progress and quality of Nirjuli-Banderdewa stretch including block point here developed by B K Constriction (BKC), Capital DC Komkar Dulom said. The GoI has granted fund to maintain and restore unprecedented damages caused to NH-415 due to caused by Dikrong River and past landslides for which the BKC was given the works, Dulom told this daily, adding that the road was closed on request of the BKC and…

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Speed up hydropower projects to solve national crisis: Singh

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Hydropower projects worth Rs. 20,200 crore have been sanctioned for Arunachal Pradesh which should be developed to solve power crisis of the country Union MoS for & Skill Development & Entrepreneurship R.K. Singh Singh. While addressing a power sector review meeting attended by representatives of various PSUs and GoAP stakeholders to expedite ongoing hydropower projects, convened by Chief Minister Pema Khandu at Civil Secretariat here on Thursday, he asked the GoAP and the PSUs to work in tandem to ensure that all projects in various stages are…

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APSEM could be a turning point for Arunachal: CM

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Chief Minister Pema Khandu lauded the initiative to conceive first ever two-day Arunachal Pradesh Social Entrepreneurship Meet (APSEM)-2020 to usher in an environment of social innovation & entrepreneurship in the state. This being first of its kind in the country should prove to be a turning point for the state, Khandu said in his inaugural address at DK Auditorium of state assembly here on Thursday.. “This should kick-start the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to achieve a 5 trillion economy in coming years,” he said, adding that this meet is a platform…

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7th day results of Memorial Cricket Trophy | L/Subansiri thrash U/Subansiri; W/Siang beat E/Kameng

RONO HILLS, Jan 30: Lower Subansiri thrashed Upper Subansiri by 6 wickets on 7th day of ongoing Tado Kholi Inter-District Memorial Trophy-2020, organized by Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA), in RGU ground here on Thursday. Joram Taluk (Lower Subansiri) was man of the match (13th in ground-1) for taking 4 wickets giving 23 runs with 1 maiden from his 5.1 over spell. After winning the toss, Upper Subansiri opted to bat first and could score only 107 run for 10 wickets off 35.2 over.  Lower Subansiri achieved winning target of 108 run…

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No corona virus case found in Arunachal

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 30: No suspected case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) reported from Arunachal Pradesh, health services director Dr M Lego said quoting outcome of monitoring by state’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP). A new strain of coronavirus linked to cases of respiratory tract infections in Wuhan of China’s Hubei province has been spreading too for which the H&FW department has geared up for early detection and containment, state epidemiologist-cum-IDSP SSO Dr. L. Jampa said in a release. Coronaviruses are zoonotic and transmitted between animals and humans. Once in humans this virus…

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Students conduct hiking

PASIGHAT, Jan 30: A hiking of IGJ GHS. School led by senior scout master SK Singh (PET), 52 junior and 15 senior Scouts & Guides was flagged off by principal Tatem Taloh on Wednesday. The team marched from school following wood craft sign covered 7-km to reach the destination camp, 200-mtr away from right bank of Komlighat here. DDSE-cum-district S&G chief commissioner J.Yirang, Taloh and district trainer-cum-organizer Tanya Padung addressing the hikers said that hiking improves overall psyche of school students. (DIPRO) 20

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‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat – PM Modi’s initative’

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat (EBSB) is an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote unity in diversity, Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic (RGPT) principal AK Tripathi told students who took part in an awareness programme on the theme here on Thursday. The tourism department has been conducting cultural exchange events under EBSB with partner state Uttar Pradesh, said its assistant director B. Manna Sonam and enlisted various activities since signing of the MoU between the GoAP and UP Govt. A dance reflecting cultures of Meghalaya, UP and…

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2 entrepreneurs invited on familiarization trip

ITANAGAR, Jan 30: Tourism department has invited two entrepreneurs on familiarisation tour to Arunachal Pradesh to enable them to understand about community-based tourism to empower communities and help in finding role of skill in hospitality sector. Moreover, tourism secretary Sadhana Deori while attending Arunachal Pradesh Social Entrepreneurship Meet-2020 in assembly complex here on Thursday interacted with Vresort and Global Himalayan Expedition CEO to discuss challenges and opportunities confronting state tourism sector, according to an official release. 20

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