Daughters right equal to sons to inherit family properties: Chai

SEPPA, Jan 21: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi advocated equal birth right for daughters to inherit family properties while addressing a day-long legal awareness on issues faced by women here on Thursday. “Daughters, like sons, have an equal birth right to inherit family property,” Chai told participants of the event, organised by East Kameng Women Welfare Organisation (WWO) in collaboration with the APSCW. She also stressed on more reservation for women in government jobs as well as raising reservation of women in PRI from…

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Discourage child labour in Arunachal: GenNext

Wake up call for those who matter By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Tribal dominated Arunachal Pradesh should discourage child labour at all cost as present children are future citizens of India, said a few youths (GenNext) based on their survey. Their reaction came after working on an assignment to conduct survey to assess status of child labour in Capital Complex that indicted very young children of both sexes found working in garages, restaurants, shops and various establishments besides as domestic helps. Though engaging minor children in any work is…

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50 VSATs to be installed to link 100 Govt schools: CS

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The very small aperture terminal (VSAT) will be installed in selected Govt schools across Arunachal Pradesh to serve as a game-changer and improve education system, chief secretary Naresh Kumar told all DCs and DDSEs during a video conference on Thursday. More than 50 VSATs will be installed to connect more than 100 Govt schools as a pilot project, he said, adding the VSAT technology will offer two-way virtual communication between teachers at one point (like Itanagar) and students in remotely located schools. It will enhance education quality…

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Help to turn Itanagar into a clean-green city: Phasang

By Our Staff Reporter CHIMPU, Jan 21: Itanagar can turn into a beautiful, clean, green and peaceful city to live if all stake holders reflect their civic sense and cooperate for all round development, said  Itanagar Municipal Corporation (IMC) mayor Tame Phasang. Phasang  along with corporaters, IMC commissioner  Cheechung Chukhu, engineer Bengia Kame, Tadar Tarang and other officials, after inspecting several civic amenities and infrastructure in Capital complex on Thursday, told media persons that many civic amenities created by IMC or UD are either defunct or in bad shape and…

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Maximize revenue earning, DyCM exhorts power Deptt

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein urged officers of power department to gear up for maximum revenue collection through online payment during a review meeting with commissioner and CEs & advisor to power minister Balo Raja on status of online payment of electricity bills on Thursday. The department till December last, earned revenue of Rs 3,37,21,773 crore through online payment from 2,34,58,234 postpaid bills and 1,02,63,539 prepaid bills. He said, adding the online payment system in few towns was launched as digital governance for convenience of consumers. He also advocated…

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Pongte lauds Assam Rifles for humanitarian gesture

By Staff Reporter CHANGLANG, Jan 21: Deputy Speaker Tesam Pongte gave away wheelchairs, walking stick and hearing aids to 10 needy and disabled persons during a civic action programme of 9 Assam Rifles here on Thursday. Pongte, speaking as chief guest, lauded 9 Assam Rifle, for the humanitarian gesture and congratulated all beneficiaries selected from different villages of Changlang district and wished them better life. More such projects will be conducted in future, commandant colonel Surender Kumar informed.

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CSIR-Aroma Mission | Students urged to develop scientific temperament for nation building

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 21: Jorhat-based CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology director Dr G Narahari Sastry has exhorted students of G-Sector GSS here on Thursday to develop scientific temperament for nation building. Addressing 60 SHG/NGO and student participants of a day-long ‘entrepreneur meet-cum-training on cultivation of medicinal and processing of aromatic plants at CSIR-NEIST branch here, he said that entrepreneurship development could play a very important role in utilization of natural resources as well as management and protection of biodiversity. He also distributed books to the students, and said the…

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RGU mourns former Chancellor’s demise

RONO HILLS, Jan 21: Rajiv Gandhi University fraternity led by, vice chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha on Thursday mourned demise of former state governor-cm-chancellor of erstwhile Arunachal University Mata Prasad. Terming him as a humble and down to earth person with a zeal to improve state’s education, he had envisioned to make Arunachal University a world class varsity with academic excellence. He was instrumental in introducing Hindi department in varsity. This was the univocal opinion of a condolence meeting by all faculty members, directors, HoDs and officials observed two-minute silence as…

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