Khamptis revive age-old South East Asian link

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Tai Khamti, having Mongoloid features, one of the 27 major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, originally belonging to Tai ethnic group and native of Hkamti Long, Mongaung and Myitkyina regions of Kahin state and Hkamti district of Sagaing division of Myanmar, had migrated to India long ago. Present towering Tai-Khamti leader-cum-Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein leading a 131-member delegation including MLA Chow Zignu Namchoom had visited Myanmar and attended sacred ‘Poi Kongmu Loung Chow Kaang-kham’ in Kachin state on February 7 last is nothing but…

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Revenue Generation-VII | Horticulture money spinner for Arunachal

By AO News Service NAHARLAGUN, Feb 13: ‘Santra le lo, bahut mitha hey’ (take orange, it is very testy), the sound of a young Arunachalee daughter was drawing attention of many  passers-by in the market here on Thursday evening to buy from her. She was Yasam Esso from Upper Subansiri district’s Taliha but presently living at Papu Nallah here, who responding to questions disclosed that almost 1,000-kg arrived here on Wednesday have been sold, except few kgs. She has been selling orange for Rs 50 per kg since Wednesday afternoon…

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Dev above compensation exemplary | Eastern Arunachal needs to learn from Western: CM

TALIHA, Feb 13: People of western Arunachal should learn from eastern Arunachal where development is prioritized over seeking compensation, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said while addressing locals of Taliha constituency at Kodak village near here on Thursday. Smooth connectivity to Itanagar and construction of road from Taliha to Tato were being delayed due to compensation issues, he said adding the community apex bodies (CABs) have been very effective in solving compensation issues and in convincing people to not hamper development process by demanding compensation. Similarly, the CABs in western Arunachal can…

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State who’s who remember Dr Nirmali

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Uncountable friends, well-wishers of all sections of the society – the who’s who of the sate – including ministers, MLAs, bureaucrats and cops made a beeline to the residence of Education Minister Taba Tedir here on Thursday to be part of observation of first death anniversary of his wife Dr Taba Nirmali. The common saying – those who stand at the burial ground not only during good times are true friends – was proved beyond doubt as to what Dr Taba has earned…

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APCC to protest BJP’s attack on ST reservation

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee has decided to stage peaceful dharna at Tennis Court in Indira Gandhi Park here on February 15 next to protest against BJP’s unconstitutional stand & attacking reservation provisions for ST and other communities. The NE states are predominantly inhabited by tribal people, but BJP has been systematically attacking reservation provisions for ST and other communities by its actions and statements and for many years reflecting its BJP Govt has shown true colour by claiming that “there is no fundamental right to claim reservation…

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AIR to launch 4 24×7 news channels: Joshi

NEW DELHI, Feb 13: The AIR’s news service division (NSD) has started many new initiatives in last two years making radio an important source of information, said AIR NSD principal director general Ira Joshi, adding four new 24×7 FM Gold news and current affairs channels in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai will soon start. In her address to two-day national conference of regional news units (RNUs) of NSD, which began here on Thursday coinciding with World Radio Day, she said that AIR can perform better only when every RNU contributes to…

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DyCM inspects flood protection works

NAMSAI, Feb 13: As Namsai flood prone district, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein inspected flood protection at Alubari here on Thursday besides taking stock of progress of various on-going projects in his assembly constituency. He assessed PMGSY road from BRO road to Mabira village, status of electrification under Saubhagya schemes in Chongkham and directed officials concerned for proper use of resources in a time-bound manner for holistic and sustainable development. He also asked them to adopt cost efficient methods for quality work along with strict monitoring. (PRO)

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CS experiences teaching in RGU’s EduSat hub

RONO HILLS, Feb 13:  Chief secretary Naresh Kumar exhorted Rajiv Gandhi University here on Thursday teachers and administrators to make earnest efforts to shape human resource for Arunachal Pradesh. He experienced facilities, functioning of teaching and learning process through virtual mode during his visit to EduSat hub and advised students during interaction to utilize their time for scholastic and co-scholastic areas like sports, dance, art and music for productive output. Ten schools of the state have EduSat, including Govt. secondary school in RGU campus, where a demo Mathematics was conducted with…

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Boost NE tourism: World Bank

SHILLONG, Feb 13: Highlighting the status of tourism in India, World Bank representative advocated to boost tourism in NE India and gave specific inputs to achieve the goal in his address to a consultative meet on tourism, chaired by NEC member Prof. Biman Kr. Dutta here on Thursday. Urging all stakeholders to work together to develop tourism sector, NEC secretary K. Moses Chalai stressed the need for collective effort to improve connectivity to ensure convenience for the tourists and create the right ambience for growth of tourism. He also highlighted how NEC…

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Festival greetings

ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Governor Brig. (Retd) B. D. Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh, particularly the Singphos, on Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi.The governor, in his message, expressed his hope that the sacred occasion will usher in harmonious coexistence and socio-cultural growth of sate’s rich traditions. The CM, in his message, said: “I join my Singpho brethren in celebrating the festival that has been an epitome in fostering social relations and communication which leads to unity among the people,” he said and urged the youths to take pledge…

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