Revenue generation-IV | Checking illegal mining to enrich state coffer

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jan 25: This is fourth in series after ‘Earning revenue crux of all Govt problems, ASI installation to enrich coffer’ (Jan 18), ‘VLT/AIS to check crimes/criminals (Jan 19) for women safety’ & ‘Encash opium to enrich poor Arunachal Coffer (Jan 23), published in this daily. Why huge mineral resources which could earn huge revenue are allowed to be plundered when the GoAP has enacted laws? Almost all rivers in Capital Complex would offer proof about illegal mining or lifting of sand and chips. Pachin River in…

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Padi Yubbe stadium dedicated to people | GoAP impetus to sports for youth to excel: CM

ZIRO, Jan 25: Chief Minister Pema Khandu after dedicating  4000-seating capacity Padi Yubbe outdoor stadium to the people of Lower Subansiri here on Friday, congratulated people of the district, Ziro Valley in particular, for having a modern outdoor stadium that would not only serve games and sports events but also in organizing special occasions. The mega-infrastructure is a befitting tribute to one of the most luminous sons of the soil, CM Khandu said after unveiled memorial statue of Yubbe, first cabinet minister of Apatani community, and paid floral tributes to…

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Thongchi, Mundayoor among 13 NE Padma awardees

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Noted litterateur-cum- Sahitya Akademi awardee Y D Thongchi, 2nd longest serving former DC of India and founder-president of Arunachal Literary Society, is credited with penning several books in Assamese language. In The Land of Poisonous Women (Best Panchanga film, director Manju Borah) and Mishing (Best Sherdukpan film, director Bobby Sarma Baruah) had won Rajat Kamal in regional cinema category during 66th National Film Awards at Shillong on August 11 last. Both films were based on Thongchi’s Assamese novels Bishakanyar Deshot and M-shing. Both films…

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National Voters Day celebrated

BORUM, Jan 25: The National Voters’ Day (NVD) aims at educating the young voters to take part in election process and renew people’s faith in democracy, said Arunachal Pradesh Lok Ayukta Member Yeshi Tsering here on Saturday. Addressing the state level 10th NVD, themed ‘Electoral Literacy and Stronger Democracy’, as chief guest, he exhorted one and all to uphold the pledge taken during the NVD as moral obligation to  ensure fair election process and   exercise our voting right  judiciously with proper. Congratulating booth level officers (BLOs), who were felicitated for outstanding service,…

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Trend setter Sena remembered on 5th death anniversary

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Former minister-cum-speaker Setong Sena, four-time lawmaker representing Nampong assembly constituency, was remembered Saturday on his 5th death anniversary. He had left for his heavenly abode around 11.45 pm this day in 2015 without any forewarning while undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Dibrugarh at the age of 54 and left behind his wife (Bina Sena), a son and two daughters. A soft speaking Sena held many important portfolios as minister while serving under various CMs Gegong Apang, Mukut Mithi, Dorjee Khandu, Jarbom Gamlin…

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Arunachal records severe cold wave & fresh snowfall

Thinsa                                  Mechuka By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jan 25: Many parts of Arunachal Pradesh have been witnessing heavy snowfalls true to India Today’s January 18 report about fresh snowfall in the hills and light rain in the plains but a significant change in Mumbai weather that brought winter chill to the metropolis. Tirap National Youth Project coordinator Chalu Wangsa reported snowfall in her native Thinsa village, 8-km from district HQs Khonsa while district labour & employment officer-cum-CO Dr. Dechin Droka reported the same from Tawang, located at 10,00 feet above sea…

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EDITORIAL | India Vs USA: Thought for this historic day

India is known as largest democracy and the United States the greatest democracy of the world, albeit with a vast difference. India this day in 1950 completed its transition to be an independent republic by adopting Constitution by superseding Govt of India Act, 1935 with a democratic government system. Again this day in 1929 Indian National Congress had proclaimed Purna Swraj (Indian Independence) by opposing the Dominion status offered by the British Regime. India this day in 1950 completed its transition to be an independent republic by adopting Constitution by superseding Govt of India…

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Maa Tujhe Salam tribute to Mother Earth, martyrs

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 25: Melodious Maa Tujhe Salam song rented the air as Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh (SBAP) unit members paid cultural tribute to Mother Earth and the martyrs in Kankarnalah GHS School here on Saturday. Lauding SBAP for the event on the eve of Republic Day to embolden spirit of patriotism and social harmony, NDRF 12 Bn commandant said such move alone would unite the society. Insisting on earning knowledge and develop moral character which would help better career in life than power and money, he told the participants. RSS Arunachal Pradesh Prant…

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Special rolls revision important: Koyu

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 25: As population is the basis for all planning in India, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to conduct special revision of electoral rolls across the country, said state’s deputy chief electoral officer Liken Koyu. The process begun with electoral verification programme & other pre-revision activities, including rationalization of polling stations and publication of integrated draft electoral rolls on December 12 last followed by filing of claims and objection till January 15 and disposal of claims and objection by January 27,…

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Tado Kholi Inter-District Cricket | Matches conducted in RGU campus

RONO HILL, Jan 25: Upper Subansiri beat West Siang, after winning toss, batted to score 148/10 runs in 33.5 over and defeated West Siang by 70 runs in third match of ongoing maiden late Tado Kholi Inter-District Cricket Trophy in Rajiv Gandhi University here on Saturday. Chasing 149-run target, West Siang team was bundled out in 78 runs off 23.1 over. Upper Subansiri’ Licha Tehi was adjudged man of the match for scoring 41 runs and taking two wickets against 10 run in 6.1 over. Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi…

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