RGU for dual mode of accreditation

RONO HILLS, Feb 27: The Rajiv Gandhi University would go for dual mode of accreditation covering both regular and distance learning modes; first of its kind in North-East. A three-member pre-NAAC team of Bangalore-based National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) of UGC arrived here in Thursday on a two-day trip for academic & administrative audit, mandatory before ensuing visit of the NAAC team in next three months. They are Barpeta’s Bhattadev University vice chancellor Prof. Brinchi Kumar Das (chairman), Assam University’s Prof. Niranjan Roy and Dibrugarh University’s Prof. Ajanta Borgohain Rajkonwar…

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RMC plant to be boon for builders: Prajapati

By A O News Service LEKHI, Feb 27: With massive RCC constructions, particularly multi-storied buildings ongoing in Capital Complex, young entrepreneur Tarh Nachung has set up a ready-mix concrete (RMC) plant to provide chips processed with wet cements to offer solace to the builders. Engineer Suresh Prajapati, who came from Gujarat to install the machine, said that the concrete batching plant would speed up RCC construction works as it would automatically generate 24,000-kg materials in two minutes without any manual labourer. Such plants are necessary in various parts of Arunachal…

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Nyokum Yullow reflects culture to make Nyishis proud: CM

PITAPOOL, Feb 27: ‘Being human’ is ‘Being Nyishi’. The message came across crystal clear this Nyokum at Pitapool, a small town in Lower Subansiri district, home to e first ever centralised Nyokum Yullow celebration 53 years ago. The grandeur and pride of the Nyishis attached to their culture was in full bloom as every ritual was conducted in its original form while men, women and children shunned all barriers to join the celebration. Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with Namsai legislator Chow Zignu Namchoom joined their joyous celebrations at well decorated…

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Remedies to remove ‘fault lines’ in PSCs-II

Analysis and suggestions By Robin Hibu Recruitment strategies: 1) Conducting compulsory rigorous induction training, followed by examination (where they have to qualify) for all state PSC members and staff. 2) Seeking guidance from the UPSC for all operational procedures. Many illustrious officers who have served in Arunachal are members of the UPSC. Even, why not bring on deputation those officers who have had successful stints in the UPSC. Even an Arunachalee officer with a five-year successful stint can be requested to join as APPSC secretary. 3) Adopting time-tested practices in…

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Workshop on climate change adaptation opens

NAMSAI, Feb 27: Acknowledging impacts of climate, Arunachal University of Studies (AUS) vice chancellor Prof. O.P Sharma, in his keynote address to a two-day workshop on ‘Climate change adaptation for block level officers of Namsai district here on Friday, called for urgent steps for conservation, and adaptation for sustainable development. The workshop is organized by State Climate Change Cell (SCCC) of environment & forests department in collaboration with AUS under National Mission on Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) and supported by Union S&T department. Briefing about NMSHE project, its aims and…

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ANYA sticks to Friday bandh

ITANAGAR, Feb 27 (AONS): All Nyishi Youths Association (ANYA) will go ahead with its 12-hour capital bandh on Thursday to resent against non-fulfillment of it demands by the GoAP despite series of democratic movement. All emergency and essential services including pharmacy, hospital, ambulances, milk van, vehicle of magistrate, para military, police and media are exempted from the preview of bandh, said ANYA general secretary Dr. Bengia Tada, adding all have been urged to refrain from violence. Elaborate security arrangements to maintain peace in Capital Complex have been made, said SP in-charge…

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NDRF exhibition highly educative: PhD scholars

By A O News Service NIRJULI, Feb 27: The ongoing demonstrative-exhibition of disaster relief equipments is highly educative, said NERIST research scholars Jyoti Saikia (2nd year), Pranami Phukan (3rd year) and Pratima Devi (1st year). “It is helping us to learn self defence, save others besides preventive methods and who provides relief during any natural or man-made disaster as explained by the NDRF personnel,” they told this daily. The exhibition by 12th Bn National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) under the guidance of its commandant U K Thapliyal has been drawing…

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Linggi wins MTB-2020 race

SEPPA, Feb 27: Suto Linggi of Roing, Lower Dibang Valley has been declared winner of mountain terrain bike (MTB)-2020 race, organised as part of Chayang Tajo Nyokum Yullo celebration (CCNYC) on Tuesday. Linngi clocked 4 hours 9 minutes to complete the 81-km race to receive Rs 30,000, a trophy and certificate.  He had come 5th in MTB Tawang in 2019. First-timer Gollo Joseph of Itanagar came only 23 minutes later to be in second place by finishing the race in 4 hours 32 minutes to get Rs 20,000, a trophy and certificate.…

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Pedung Archery Tourney begins | 7 teams to vie for Rs 80,000 prize

From Our Correspondent BOMDILA, Feb 27:  The 10-day 7th edition of Pedung Archery Tournament, on eve of Losar festival, conducted by Pedung Sports Club (PSC) begun at Pedung Archery ground at Pedung village near here on Thursday. Known state contractor Rinchin Dondup Khochilu, in his address as Chief Guest, lauded the organizing committee and villagers for preserving traditional sports. This would help in producing many talented archers; he said and assured to provide coach to train young archers. He lauded captain Pem Tsering for starting archery competition, and advised all to refrain…

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