South Asia Amnesty International urges PM | “Ensure human right activists do not face crackdown”

By A O News Serice ITANAGAR, Nov 22: South Asia Amnesty International (SAAI) shut down its India operations in September soon after the enforcement directorate froze its account. Its SAAI  regional director Yamini Mishra’s views and appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi  doing rounds in Whatsaap is not only appalling but also speak more than what she means. “Dear Prime Minister Mr Modi, I’m calling upon you with a sense of deep distress. And I’m distressed because India was known for its values of pluralism and tradition of tolerance.  However, the India that…

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Shun money culture & mortgage system to West Seppa a model constituency: Natung

LELUNG (Seppa), Nov 21: Spots & Youth Affairs, WRD, Environment & Forest Minister Mama Natung on Sunday exhorted people of his West Seppa Assembly constituency to shun money culture and mortgage system to make it a model constituency. Addressing a coordination meeting of head gaon buras, village elders and panchayat leaders in this village here on Sunday under Bana circle of East Kamang district in view of ensuing panchayat elections, he said that such initiatives should begin at the grassroots level from panchayat. He exhorted the general public to live in…

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‘Clean Namsai Mission gets MLA Namchoom nod

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Namsai lawmaker Chow Zingnu Namchoom assured all possible support when a group of youth of Chongkham circle of Namsai district, namely Chow Krutasi Makat, Chow Plaikse Makat, Chow Saajan Namchoom and Chow Pintham Namchoom, called on him in his official bungalow here on Sunday to discuss about ‘Clean Namsai Mission’. The youth informed that a painting completion toeing ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ is on and the best paintings would be selected for developing huge cutouts for fixing them in various prominent locations of…

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A NSCN (U) cadre nabbed on extortion charge

ITANAGAR, Nov 22: A joint team of Army and Arunachal Pradesh Police on Saturday nabbed a member of NSCN(U), identified as Pongsa Wangpan, from Chattong village under Kanubari circle of Tirap district, on charges of extortion. He was arrested on the basis of a case (No 13/20) related to extortion calls received by traders and public leaders of Deomali area from suspected cadres of the outlawed outfit. The Deomali police had registered the case on Friday under relevant sections of the IPC and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. A police official said…

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SCCE presents Utkal culture to global viewers

Dance performance Dr Mohapatra, Natali Rout,  Pt Satyapriya Palai, Sushmita Pati, Narayan Sahu, Rakesh Sai Bau, Dr Rosalin P Mishra, Pragyan Devi, Dr Jayashree Nanda & Dr Bhagyashre Singh (from L to R) By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Highlighting ancient Utkal culture through a virtual platform till late Saturday night, organized by London-based Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence (SCCE) founder Ragasudha Vinjamuri aka Sudha, Puri-based noted pattachitra artist Dr Raghunath Mohapatra, a Rajya Sabha member and Padma Vibhshan awardee, and others left global viewers spell bound through their enchanting…

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24 new COVID cases detected

NAHARLAGUN, (AONS), Nov 22: With only 24 COVID-19 cases detected on Sunday, the total cases of Arunachal Pradesh rose to 16,061, including 1,040 active, 14,972 recoveries and 49 deaths, state vigilance officer Dr L Jampa reported. District-wise deaths reported were Changlang (9); ICC (6); Leparada & Tirap (2 each); Shi Yomi, West Siang, Lower  Siang, Longding & Lower Dibang Valley (1 each), Dr Jampa added. 20

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Winter clothing gifting drive launched

From Our Correspondent BOMDILA, Nov 22: A three-day winter clothing gifting drive, an initiative of Nilvo Charity Foundation (NCF) in collaboration with A Helping Hand, was launched here on Sunday by circle officer Kesang Wangda. This year’s theme “Plogging for Clothing” aimed at creating awareness about health and fitness, clean and green environment besides ensuring the needy people get warm clothes for the ensuing winter. The distribution of these old winter clothes among the labour community living or working on Trans-Arunachal Highway from Bhalukpong to Nagajiji also begun and 27…

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Joint Army-NIMAS white rafting launched

From Our Correspondent BOMDILA, Nov 22: A joint Army-NIMAS (National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports) river rafting exploration expedition was flagged off from Pachi in the East Kameng district here on Syunday. This epic expedition will attempt to cover all seven rivers of Arunachal Pradesh starting from River Kameng to Subansiri, Noa-Dihing, Lohit ,Dibang, Siyom and Siyang. The expedition led by NIMAS director Col Sarfraz Singh comprises of 25 trained Army rafters, NIMAS instructors and local youth. The expedition will take less then 30 days to cover more than…

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ESABA begins boxing coaching camp

PASIGHAT, Nov 22: After inaugurated the maiden 20-day boxing coaching camp, orgnanised by East Siang Amateur Boxing Association (ESABA), here on Sunday, Pasighat East MLA Kaling Moyong exhorted all trainees to work hard to improve their skills. The coaching, under the aegis of Arunachal Amateur Boxing Association (AABA), is being provided to boxers to excel in state and national levels to win laurels, he said. In all 22 budding boxers would undergo coaching by state’s known coach Damlek Dera aiming to learn basic techniques and with physical fitness steps. (DIPRO) 20

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DC warns illegal poppy cultivators

From Our Correspondent TEZU, Nov 22: All illegal opium cultivators should refrain from such practice or else ease to get benefits of outreach schemes, an executive order issued by Lohit DC Marge Sora said, as it intended to check such cultivation. Citing social and environmental menace existing in the district since long, the order said that GoAP has been making all out efforts to end illegal practices for them to avail central and state beneficiaries. Meanwhile, to crackdown this deep rooted social and environmental menace, the order u/s 133 Cr.PC…

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