Tawang adds new alpine plant species to science

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: A team of researchers from three institutes across India have discovered a new alpine plant species from Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh, which is endemic to the region of its discovery. The discovery of the researchers was published in the international peer-reviewed journal Biodiversitas: Journal of biological diversity on Saturday last. The new species belongs to the genus Cremanthodium, commonly known as Himalayan sunflower of the family Asteraceae, Dr Lobsang Tashi Thungon a research fellow from North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) here, who…

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Tedir advocates for more MSME projects for rural craftsmen

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Education Minister Taba Tedir on Monday while attending a webinar has urged the Centre to provide more MSME projects to the state for sustainable sustainable development and self reliant of the rural craftsmen. Speaking to this daily informed that several top officials of the MSME during the webinar attended including ministers and other stakeholders. “A project has also been allotted to my assembly constituency Yachuli for handloom & traditional dress making cluster at Deed in Lower Subansiri district with a project cost of Rs 86.79 lakh on…

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ICAR-NRC extends supportive measures to W-Kameng farmers

KALAKTANG, Feb 23: The Dirang-based ICAR-National Research Centre on Yak, in collaboration with district animal husbandry, veterinary and dairy development department conducted an awareness programme on scientific feeding and management of highland farmers on Tuesday at Tenzin Gaon near here. A total of 68 tribal livestock farmers from adjoining villages namely Tenzin gaon, Domkho, Baha, Liphakpu, Shergaon, Singi, Shamdung under Kalaktang and Rupa circle participated in the programme. Principal Scientists of ICAR-NRC Dr D Medhi informed the participants on scientific breeding, feeding and management aspects of highland animals for improving…

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Anthropological fieldwork at Jote concludes

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: The Anthropology department of Dera Natung Government College has successfully completed an ethnographic fieldwork at Jote Village, near here. A team of 16 students of BA fifth semester (Anthropology) led by HoD Dr Ratna Tayeng, conducted the field study for 14 days from February 10 last which, concluded on Tuesday. The ethnographic fieldwork was conducted as a part of the academic curriculum. The villagers and headmaster of Govt Secondary school, Nabam Chaeng warmly received the anthropological team and offered his old office for lodging. The villagers also…

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Students’ body organizes tobacco free drive

PALIN, Feb 23: The Kra Daadi District Law Students Union (KDDLSU) under the aegis of District Tobacco Control Programme (DTCP) Tuesday organized a tobacco free drive here. The drive was led by Town Magistrate Rido Tarak along with district program officer Dr Gemi Tang, district consultant Tamchi Para and OC special branch Tarh Talam. Addressing the gathering, Tarak appealed to the people to abandon the sale of all tobacco products. He said that, anyone not heeding to the request would face charges under the Narcotics Act. He also specifically appealed…

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Richi Football Club lifts Nyokum trophy

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Richi FC lifted the ‘Silver Jubilee Nyokum Yullo Celebration Football Tournament, held at Jollang, defeating Daami Happa FC by three goals to one, in the final match played on Tuesday. Tagru Mama of Richi FC, scored all the three goals for his team-one in the first half and two in the second. Tarh Taram scored the only goal for Daami FC in the early minutes of the second half. Itanagar Police Station OC Simi Phassang, who witnessed the match, spoke about the benefits of playing sports to…

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KVIC’s role vital in NE, Gadkari tells Tamo

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has a vital role to play for socio-economic development of rural people, particularly in North East India, Road Transport & Highway and MSME Union Minister Nitin Gadkari told KVIC member (NE in-charge) Duyu Tamo when he called on him in his New Delhi office on Tuesday. The face of NE region has been undergoing a vast transformation at the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government. Thus, Budget 2021-22 has increased allocation for NE states to Rs 55,820 crore…

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