Govt disburse over 8 crore loan to SHGs under Livelihood Mission | Scheme initiates transformational change in rural household: Khandu

ITANAGAR, July 21: The state government on Wednesday disbursed loan of over eight crore to 789 Self Help Groups (SHGs) of the state under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY NRLM). Chief Minister Pema Khandu virtually disbursed the amount of Rs 8, 27,47,000 under the scheme which was provided by three banks namely, State Bank of India (SBI), Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank (APRB) and the Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Apex Bank (APSCAB). While APRB has given the highest loan amount of Rs 4,90,46,000 to a total of…

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Mein bats for committee to correct lacunas in Industrial Policy

ITANAGAR, July 21: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein has sought an inter-disciplinary committee for correcting the lacunas, if any, in the present Industrial Policy of Arunachal Pradesh. The Industrial Policy needs to be reviewed and updated from time to time according to the latest Acts passed by the Centre and in consonance with the new Industrial Policy of the country for improving the ease of doing business in the state, he said at a meeting to review the policy on Wednesday. The meeting was held with the commissioners and secretaries…

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CM, Tuki joins mourners in demise of IAS officer

ITANAGAR, July 21: Chief Minister Pema Khandu Wednesday deeply mourned the sad demise of the state’s first generation civil servant Tagom Darang who expired on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. In his condolence message to Darang’s wife Omang Moyong Darang, Khandu wrote “I am deeply pained to learn about the sad demise of our first generation civil servant Late Tagom Darang.” Hailing from babuk village, Late Tagom Darang completed his graduation from St Edmund’s College, Shillong and joined civil services as a base superintendent at Khonsa in 1965. He served…

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Harassment by Assam authorities in wine transportation alleged

ITANAGAR, July 21: The M/S Norphel Winery, based at Dirang in West Kameng district, has alleged Assam authorities of harassment while transporting the consignment of Kiwi wine from its winery to Khonsa town in Tirap district via Assam. In a complaint letter addressed to the Chief Ministers of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, a representative of the winery explained in detail the agony of how harassment started after the Assam excise officials detained the vehicle carrying Kiwi wine at Bogibeel, Dibrugarh on July 18 last. “We had dispatched our consignment of…

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Ering asks CHF & DOGR to adopt DSC to revolutionize onion cultivation

Oman Padung – a successful onion cultivator By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, July 21: One after another onion cultivator is surfacing to not only prove right the common adage  Alu khulu khulu Mahadev (Lord Shiva surfaces while digging potatoes), but also how benefits of commercial cultivation, new to Arunachal Pradesh, being accrued to ordinary people living in far-flung parts of this land-locked state. One Oman Padung of Ledum village under Bilat circle, located 36-km off East Siang district HQs Pasight, has created history. Talking to this daily on Wednesday, she said that…

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Vaccination drive continues with outreach sessions

PANGING, Jul 21: The Siang district administration and the health department held several review meetings on the village-wise vaccination drive underway in the district for a month. Ten vaccinations teams headed by incident commanders from district administration and accompanied by police personnel have covered 95 sites over the course of 19 days. The teams have undertaken strenuous foot-marches to Lissing, Messing, Gate, Gasheng, and Komsing villages. An unanimous decision was reached to continue with the village-to-village programme as well as combine the twin goals of goals of ‘Test-Track-Treat’ and ‘cent…

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ANYA urges CS to review decision to allow fully vaccinated persons into the state

ITANAGAR, July 22: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA), in a memorandum, has drawn attention of chief secretary about state Govt’s decision to allow those who are fully vaccinated to enter the state, saying it infringed upon fundamental right of persons intending to visit Arunachal Pradesh. Such a decision amounted to contempt of Supreme Court verdict and the Centre’s decision that “COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary”.  Moreover, due to adverse effects of immunization, like “blood coating, brain stroke, heart attack, nervous disorder, antibody dependency and other reactions, 11 countries across the world…

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USF bestows ‘Shiled of Honour’ on Helping Hands founder Robin Hibu

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, July 21: United Sikh Forum (USF) conferred ‘Shiled of Honour’ on Helping Hands president-cum-Delhi Police special commissioner Robin Hibu on Tuesday in recognition of the NGO’s humanitarian services, particularly during COVID-19 pandemic that has hit national capital region (NCR) hard. USF chairman Devendra Singh Bita and Baldeev Singh Arora, doyen of Sikh, called on him in his Delhi office to bestow the honour when they reiterated their continued support by making arrangements and offering their ambulances for distressed NE folks for burials and cremations of…

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AKDDSU urges CM for time-bound district HQs infrastructures at Palin

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, July 21:All Kra Daadi District Students Union (AKDDSU), while welcoming the decision to shift district headquarter from Jamin to Palin on Wednesday, placed two demands to Chief Minister Pema Khandu and gave served 30-day time for a positive response. Total funds for construction of new administrative infrastructure in Palin should be ‘one time’, completed within three years and future course of action of standing infrastructures of Jamin and their purposes be notified officially in gazette, AKDDSU president Pakyum Talop told media persons, adding that the decision…

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BJP launches PMGKAY

ITANAGAR, July 22: Pardhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Aan Yojna (PMGKAY) was kicked off by state Bharatiya Janata Party in its office here on Wednesday. The event was organized by PMGKAY chairman Taring Tiri and vice chairman Beli Gadi with U/D & Housing, Geology, Mining & Civil Supplies Minister Kamlung Mosang as resources person. BJP vice president, holding chare of president Nani Laji, general secretaries Chaw Zingnu Namchoom (MLA) & Nalung Mize and other officers bearers were present while more than 200 workers took part virtually. The PM-GKAY is a scheme…

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