ATA mourns Gurung’s death

ITANAGAR, Dec 30: Arunachal Taekwondo Arunachal Association (ATA) has deeply mourned the untimely demise of taekwondo instructor Deepak Gurung on Tuesday at the age of only 47. As a taekwondo instructor of sports department and facilitated its speedy growth in Arunachal Pradesh.  He was the first Black Belt holder of the slate;  first to win gold medal in Taekwondo National Championship in 1990’s; obtained Black Belt 5th DAN and became first International Referee (IR) from the state. Moreover, most of the state taekwondo Black Belt holders, national medalists and international…

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Border road on Delhi radar to not allow another 1962

BRO’s ongoing road work close to Indo-China border By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Dec 28: With Indo-China border tension refusing to die down since early May last it escalated after the bloodiest border row with China in 45 years that had left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead, New Delhi has reportedly directed the Border Roads Oraganisation (BRO) to speed up construction of ongoing roads to the border areas. This aims at ensuring that a 1962 like situation is not repeated, a strategist said. India shares 3,488-km border with China including 1,126-km…

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Jang Govt HS School tops in dist level science exhibition

TAWANG, Dec 28: The student participants and model of Jang Govt HS School was adjudged winner of district level science exhibition (DLSE) to take part in state level event, while Seru Govt secondary school and Town Govt secondary school were adjudged as second and third winners respectively. The DLSE was conducted in Town Secondary School here on Monday with ‘Science and technology in day to day life’ as theme. DC Sang Phuntsok, addressing the participants, spoke about quantum physics and reasoning and drew a parlance between mental science and happiness.…

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4 burglars nabbed with mobiles, camera, laptop & LPG cylinder

NAHARLAGUN, Dec 28: Doimukh Police nabbed four  habitual burglars and recovered mobile phones, camera, laptop and LPG cylinder, police sources informed. A written complaint was received from Dorjee Tsering of Huto village, Doimukh on November 19  about some miscreants entering his house  between 2 pm to 3:30 pm and stealing  away Rs 50,000 cash along with four smart phones. A case was registered and endorsed to SI Niri Rama for investigation, police sources said. SI Ram, during the investigation, apprehended one Nabam Topu alias Tagin of Ompuli, who is also a…

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Ban hunting wild animals & birds, AAPSU urges GoAP

ITANAGAR, Dec 28: Taking note of rampant selling of wildlife meat in local markets, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has urged the state government to take necessary action. Hinting at tendency of hunters to sell meat in festive season, AAPSU president Hawa Bagang stressed on urgent need to prevent such practice, in a release on Monday. The AAPSU had also sought strong action in the past and had raised the issue in 2018 during consultative meeting of all CBOs & all political parties. The meeting taking serious note had advocated…

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Drive makes Kameng River clean, tourist awareness plan in offing

By Our Reporter BHALUKPONG, Dec 28: Kameng River wears a new look now  as garbage and solid waste were collected during a day-long ‘cleanliness and awareness drive’ was from Dwang Gate covering over 3-km in Tippi area of West Kameng district on Saturday. The staff of District administration, local leaders and community members were involved in the drive by Khellong Forest division that also saw seizure of nets/sticks used for hunting. The participants also gave awareness about adverse affects of plastic and other waste on the ecosystem and educated Bhalukpong…

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Legally mandated MSP | Why will it create more problems for farmers?

By Vijay Sardana New agri-trade laws have provided options to farmers to choose their buyer and the prices to sell their produce with or without commission. This freedom of trade gives bargaining power to farmers. In order to protect their monopoly on commission and other commercial interests, the commission agents and traders mobilised some farmers leaders to oppose a news law and to build farmers sympathy and support introduced the demand of legally mandated “Minimum Support Price (MSP)”. Background: There is no denying that in last 70 years farmers of…

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APCC celebrates 136th INC Foundation Day

ITANAGAR, Dec 28: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) celebrated 136th INC Foundation Day at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here on Monday. General secretaries Chera Taya, Byabang Nukh,   Mina Toko & R.N. Lalum and active member Kon Jirjo, in their addresses, highlighted  history of the largest and oldest democratic political party in the world and its contributions to nation building since freedom struggle. The INC always placed interest of people first reflected by its illustrious history, legacy in India’s multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-religious milieu.

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Press fraternity mourns death of Taniyang Ningee

ITANAGAR, Dec 28: The state media fraternity deeply mourned the demise of Taniyang Ningee, elder brother of Tagu Ningee working in English daily ‘Echo of Arunachal’. Late Taniyang, 51, and was immediately shifted to NIBA hospital, Naharlagun in a serious condition on Sunday after he suffered ‘pressure stroke’. He was referred to outside for treatment and breathed his last while on his way to Guwahati. While extending heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, state media fraternity prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalist…

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