Shifting cultivation causing deforestation: Ngandam

ITANAGAR, Jan 22:  RWD, Science & Technology Minister Honchun Ngandam has expressed concern over development scenario of  Longding district, particularly in agriculture, horticulture and allied sectors  while shifting cultivation has been causing deforestation. Chairing a review meeting of Science & Technology department, Ngandam called for scientific intervention for sustainable development across Arunachal Pradesh, Longding district in particular, an official release said. Expressed his serious concern on shifting cultivation practices that involve cutting and burning of jungles, he advocated preventing deforestation and save existing environment to safeguard life giver forest and…

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Pay disparity of few deptts to be resolved together: DyCM

ITANAGAR, Jan 22: Admitting that Tax, Excise and Narcotics department officers have pay disparity, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Friday said that many other departments are having similar problems for which all would be taken together later to find  a solution on. Mein, who made a maiden visit to Tax, Excise and Narcotics department  office here after assuming charge of the department, urged the officers to be vigilant to stop revenue leakage, if any, and try to enhance revenue collection. The newly created divisional and district offices of the…

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Guv meets Khathing’s daughter

ITANAGAR, Jan 22: Recalling contributions of late Major Ralengnao ‘Bob’ Khathing Khathing, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig. (Retd.) B. D. Mishra during his meeting with his daughter Sela N Khathing at Shillong on Friday, said that he was a highly decorated and gallant officer. He had established India’s administrative functioning over Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on February 14,  1951 by hoisting the tri-colour there, he said, adding the people of Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang in particular,  l  still remember Major Khathing with respect for being the sole Indian official to visit their place…

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Awareness on WHL conducted  

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 22: As atrocities committed against women are on the rise, Women Helpline (WHL)-181 run by Oju Welfare Association (OWA), organized an awareness event on child marriage for BSW students of Don Bosco College as part of their internship. The WHL team performed a skit play  to bring mass  awareness the till date it has received many cases, including 39 child marriage cases of which 33 have been solved while rest six are under process. The WHL services could be availed by dialing up toll free ‘181’, which responses…

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Protect legendary Boda Lake: Rebia

KIMIN, Jan 22: Rajya Sabha member Nabam Rebia, who visited legendary Boda Lake located on top of a hill in Kimin circle where Hindus from within the state and Assam visit to offer prayers, exhorted the people, panchayat leaders in particular, to protect the lake and take up avenue plantation. The lake once turns clean and green would attract large number of tourists from far and wide, said Rebia, who also inspected PMGSY road leading toward Boda village and requested the local to maintain the road properly.

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