72nd R-Day celebration | Guv to hoist tricolor, address the people

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Final touches are being given to state level celebration of 72nd Republic day celebration on January 26, said Capital region DC  Komkar Dulom, after conducting final dress rehearsal for all uniform contingents  at Indira Gandhi Park here on Sunday. Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra would address the people after unfurling the tricolor at 9 AM, ceremonial march past, announcement of state award by the chief secretary followed by dispersal of parade, he said, adding SP Shivendu Bhusan would be parade commander and inspector Duyu…

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Ete urges MPs not to be silent on state’s territorial integrity

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Appreciating BJP MPs Tapir Gao (East) and Kiren Rijiju (West) for raising Indo-China issue in Parliament in the past,  noted social activist Jarjum Ete urged them to not remain silent on matter relating to territorial integrity of the state. Addressing a talk show on Sunday, organized at Himalayan University by NGO Wake up Arunachal Volunteers (WAV) on recent Chinese issue, with focus on “Igniting Arunachalee minds on Indo-China border disputem she exhorted the youths to prioritise inter-district travel and visits to learn more about the state, she…

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Determination catapults Dr Sumpa to success, more such doctors need of the hour

By Pradeep Kumar Dental surgeon Dr Goda Sumpa is a glittering example of the golden adage – Where there’s a will there’s a way – as her achievement fulfilled wish of her father Goda Madu of remote Chambang town of Kra Daadi district. After completing class-XII from Itanagar’s Donyi-Polo Vidya Bhawan, she pursued BDS from Mathrua-based K D Dental College and passed out in 2018. Her father financed her as she did not get a medical seat given under state quota. Eldest among seven siblings of her parents, Dr Sumpa’s…

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Tawsik urges women PRI Leaders to be self-reliant

MENGIO, Jan 24: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) vice chairperson Heyomai Towsikadvised all newly elected women panchayat leaders to be self-reliant and use their powers and functions in true spirit instead of being ere spectators. Addressing a day-long legal awareness, organised by Mengio Ane Acham in collaboration with APSCW) at Sakiang on Sunday,  she spoke on various schemes and measures for welfare of womenfolk and advised them to create conducive atmosphere at home to lead  peaceful life. Resource persons  Dr. Techi Mungni Tarh and Adv.Tarh Eha in their addressed …

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‘Know your Army’ mela turns cynosure of all eyes

MENCHUKA, Jan 24: Indian Army conducted a ‘Know your Army’ mela as  part of 72nd Republic Day celebrations here in Shiyomi district to bring mass awareness  about armed forces among civilians on & motivate youth to join armed forces. The event included display of wide array of state-of-the-art military weapons and equipment demonstrating technological advancement and military might of India. The students were allowed to get hands-on experience of handling the weapons to become the main attraction. Around 328 students joined the mela, which was lauded as highly motivating by…

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Plantation drive marks NGCD celebration

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Advocating protection of rights of girl child, Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson Gumri Ringu, in her address to National Girl Child Day (NGCD) celebration here on Sunday, focused on their safety, education, equality, prevention of gender discrimination in tune with Child Protection Act and PCPNDT Act. The Day part of week-long Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Week is being celebrated since January 21 by WCD department in collaboration with APSCW, APSCPCR and other departments by involving students, guardians and officials.  Tree plantation drive…

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AYANG head Taloh donates blood

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Jan 24: Continuing her life saving mission, AYANG chairperson Aini Taki Taloh donated blood to one Denong Tamuk at Dibrugarh on Sunday. An AYANG team had travelled to Dibrugarh for the noble cause.  NGO AYANG has been donating bllod for last many years while Taloh holds a record in donating blood umpteen times to prove the common belief that less women come forward to donate blood to receive many awards including by West Bengal government.

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Fire devours 4 houses in Yagrung village

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Jan 24: Major fire broke out at around 12.05 on Sunday that was intensified by bursting of three LPG gas cylinders that totally burnt down four houses in Yagrung village, near here. A Sajina tree fell on the live wire reportedly causing short circuit and three staff quarters of PHC and one of education department were gutted. However, there was no loss of life, SP Rajiv Ranjan Singh said. Alert residents of Tekang, Yagrung and Sibut villages prevented the fire from spreading further to other houses.…

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Protect Siang River: Ering | India & China should collaborate on Siang

PASIGHAT, Jan 23: “We don’t want Arunachal Pradesh and Siang basin to become another desert,” said Pasighat West lawmaker Ninong Ering in his inaugural address to a national seminar on “Geopolitics and significance of water resources of Arunachal Pradesh: Special reference to Siang River” and stressed on urgent Indo-China collaboration. Addressing the two-day seminar, organised by Man and Environment Society (MENS), Itanagar in collaboration with geography department of Jawaharlal Nehru College here, he said that the issue should be taken up at international platform as Siang basin future is not…

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