Stalemate resolved, AAPSU-RGU agree on PhD seats

ITANAGAR, Sept 14: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) which has been at loggerheads with the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) administration over PhD seats and rectification of RGU ordinance, on Tuesday, said it has come to a ‘meaningful understanding’ after RGU assured to fulfill their demands. The union met RGU vice-chancellor on Monday for the final round of talks, where it said all its demands were met. Bagang said the university has assured to constitute a committee to look into the matter of admitting the left-out APST students who…

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BJP team visits Eastern Arunachal districts

ITANAGAR, Sept 14: BJP National Secretary cum MP Dilip Saikia along with Lok Sabha MP Tapir Gao, BJP NE in charge Ajay Jamwal, party’s state president Biyuram Wahge, vice president Zingnu Namchoom, general secretary Tarh Tarak and other are on a three-day tour to the eastern districts of Tirap Changlang and Longding. The team had meetings with party karyakartas and launched party’s Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana and medical kits for the party health volunteers. Saikia while addressing various meetings, stressed on spreading awareness on the initiatives and schemes…

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Villagers seek fund for new Siang bridge

BOLENG, Sep 14: The cluster of villages in the Nugong Banngo area in Siang district have called for the release of the last installment of funds for the construction of a new bridge over the Siang with historic roots. The village kebang led by its president, T K Kopak, is seeking the release of funds for the historic structure. The old bridge connected the land where British assistant political officer Noel Williamson, and his Dr Gregorson along with other sepoys were assassinated in March 1911 which led to the Anglo-Abor…

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Gao gifts ambulance & cash to ‘Care Me Home’

From Ravi Kumar KHONSA, Sept 14: Appreciating good deeds of lone de-addiction-cum-rehabilitation centre of Tirap district, christened as ‘Care Me Home’, while inspecting it here on Tuesday, Eastern Arunachal MP Tapir Gao gifted an ambulance and Rs one lakh for volleyball and carom board items. Tirap is one of three districts of the state close to Golden Triangle located in nearby Myanmar world’s second largest producer of illicit opium. Thus, drugs trafficked from Golden Triangle reach this district which has been spoiling mostly the younger generations, Gao said and exhorted…

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Fake sports certificate: SIT to interrogate candidates

ITANAGAR, Sep 14: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state police will interrogate at least 13 candidates indulged in receiving fake sports certificates. The development came after the arrest of Arunachal Taekwondo Association General Secretary Tara Tagin for his alleged involvement in issuing fake sports certificates to candidates applying for government job, police sources informed here on Tuesday. A Summon has already been served to all those candidates and would be soon interrogated. Based on their statement, SIT would carry forward the case, the sources said. Meanwhile SP (SIT)…

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Demands for better telecom service in W-Kameng

BOMDILA, Sept 14: The first district-level Telecom Monitoring Committee meeting was organised at the West Kameng DC’s office here on Tuesday for strengthening the telecommunication service. Chairing the meeting, DC Karma Leki urged all the telecom service providers (TSPs) to follow the government’s guidelines for granting Right of Way Telegraph Infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh Rule 2018. “Internet communication is no longer a luxury. It has become a basic necessity for the overall development of society. During Covid-19 pandemic there were certain villages in the district where students could not attend…

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Traditional recipe competitions held

PASIGHAT, Sep 14: The Women and Child Development (WCD) department on Tuesday organized traditional ‘recipe competitions’ at the Mebo and Ruksin sub-divisions of the East Siang district as a part of the Poshan Maah Abhiyaan. The event was organized by child development project officers O Tangu and Onyok Panyang at Mebo and Ruksin respectively while ICDS deputy director Machi Gao monitored and supervised the competition. Addressing the gathering at both the places, Gao briefed them on the importance of yoga, hygiene, social distancing and locally grown nutritional food. Gao later…

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BRO makes Aalo-Yingkiong road through despite challenges

ITANAGAR, Sept 14: After heavy rainfall since August 25, the Aalo-Yingkiong road was disrupted for traffic movement due to landslides and formation of breach atn many locations on the road axis, leading to complete disruption of line of communication between Siang and Upper Siang valley. The Project Brahmank of the BRO rose to the occasion and without wasting time mobilized their Quick Response Team (QRT) consisting of skilled manpower and machines for restoration of the road. However, the working conditions were unfavorable because of continuous rainfall and active slides besides,…

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Aalo to face power cut today

AALO, Sept 14: Power supply to Aalo in West Siang district will be shut down on September 15, for installation of a new vacuum circuit breaker (VCB), an official said. The department will replace the old VCB with its complete system for 5 MVA power transformer no 1 at Yeggo Switch Yard near Aalo, informed Aalo Electrical sub-division assistant engineer on Monday. The replacement of VCB is being done after 11 years, he said. The official said the VCB with its complete system for 5 MVA transformer no 2 was…

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APCC mourns demise of Fernandes

ITANAGAR, Sep 14: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has mourned the death of veteran Congress leader and former union minister Oscar Fernandes who breathed his last at a private hospital in Mangalore on Monday. He was 80. Expressing grief over the demise, APCC president and former chief minister Nabam Tuki said that Fernandes was a hardworking, vibrant and popular organizational leader and well respected political figure of the country. “Fernandes’s committed service for the interest of the Indian National Congress and the welfare and development of the country will…

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