Walnut could be a money spinner | Innovative processing may benefit Arunachal

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jan 16: One Mushtaq Ahmed Dar, a grassroots level farmer of Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir, has invented processes, including a device to climb poles smoothly, to make walnut processing easier and efficient. “Walnut (Juglans regia), like orange, tea, kiwi and large size cardamom, could be a money spinner as a lucrative cash crop in Arunachal Pradesh, if scientific cultivation is adopted by the farmers,” as  reported by this daily in its 30.06.19 edition: Nature’s bounty awaiting beneficiaries! Walnut – a money spinner: Expert. “Arunachal…

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Helping Hands sends dead body to Arunachal for last rites: Hibu

A dictionary of NE people in offing By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 16: One Bading Teng of Yinkiong, who expired in Vasant Kunj’s Fortis Hospital on Sunday, has no relatives in New Delhi that prompted NGO Helping Hands to launch its humanitarian mission. Helping Hands came forward to facilitate post mortem, obtain death certificate, NOC from Police, embalming of the dead body, bought coffin and booked for flying from Delhi to Pasighat for last rites at Yinkiong, Helping Hands president Robin Hibu, who spoke to ACP and SHO of…

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36-hour ANYA band call | 100 detained, 20 booked under strict law

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Over a hundred people were put under preventive detention in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday over a 36-hour strike called by the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) demanding resignation of Chief Minister Pema Khandu. Around 25 members allegedly involved in calling the strike, declared illegal by the authorities, were booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, and remanded to 12-day in judicial custody. Police claimed those detained had confessed to having brought in “weapons” to be used during the strike, such as…

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PRASHAD scheme gives succor to Parsuram Kund visitors: DC

10,000 devotees take holy dip By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jan 15: The Parshuram Kund, 21-km north of Lohit district HQs Tezu, one of the most important Hindu pilgrimages of India, wears a new look thanks to   Rs 37.88 crore project under Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) scheme of Union Tourism Ministry. Deputy Commissioner Marge Sora told this daily over telephone that a huge RCC building has been built while parking area and RCC steps to the Kund are being developed. Over 10,000 devotees took holy deep during January…

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CM inaugurates many project, assures time bound completion

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 15:  Chief Minister Pema Khandu on a two-day visit during January 12 & 13 to Thrizino-Buragaon assembly constituency inaugurated at least 31 infrastructure projects –  7 at Bhalukpong and rest at Thrizino. Addressing the gathering, Kahndu said that he has been touring every district for last three months to know the ground realities and lauded local MLA Kumsi Sidisow for successfully completing infrastructure projects sanctioned by the state Govt due to cooperation of local denizens and proper supervision of local MLA. While speaking on 17-km…

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Yugjanma Lord Buddha – birth & Buddhism-III

Golden Pagoda – living testimony of the Enlightened One Before 1962 Indo-China war, in 1959, the 14th Dalai Lama had fled from Tibet, and after an arduous journey, crossed into India on 31 March 1959, and had reached Tawang and taken shelter in the monastery for a few days before moving to Tezpur. 50 years later, in spite of strong protests by China, the Dalai Lama’s visit on 08.11.2009 to Tawang Monastery was a monumental event for the people of the region, and the abbot of the monastery greeted him with much fanfare…

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Women empowerment need of the hour: Arya

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Young women should go for proper education to be empowered and self-reliant which is the need of the hour in this critical juncture of the country, Om Foundation Trust (OFT) national president Sonia Arya said. Addressing Apharia villagers of West Champaran district of Bihar recently, she said that all parents have moral responsibility to ensure proper education, good health and culture of their children to make them worthy citizens to serve the country. Those who are well cultured and educated would not…

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Governor lauds 20 PUNJAB

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Governor Brig. (Retd) B. D. Mishra lauded 20th battalion of Punjab Regiment (20 PUNJAB) led by Colonel Kedar Gupte for professional competence while deployed on Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh. Col Gupte, subedar major Gurinder Singh and junior most sepoy Devansu received citation at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday for their praise worthy service. Dr Mishra commended all ranks of 20 PUNJAB for upholding its image by mainataining round the clock surveillance while being deployed along LAC and during meeting with China’s PLA troops at…

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Vyasakabi Senapati saluted for revolutionizing Odia language

VNVP symbol of social harmony: Singh  By Pradeep Kumar BALASORE, Jan 15: Vyasakavi Nagar Vikash Parishad (VNVP) has been strengthening ties among local inhabitants in this over five centuries-old town for others to emulate, said Balasore Regional Improvement Trust (BRIT) secretary engineer Nabin Chandra Singh. Addressing 180th birth day of Vyasakavi Fakir Mohan Senapati observation and concluding function of VNVP foundation in Shri Bisheswara Mahadev Temple here on Friday, he lauded VNVP for setting a unique example by fostering social harmony among all sections of the society. He exhorted VNVP…

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Anthropological fieldwork conducted

ITANAGAR, Jan 15: Forty-two BA anthropology 5th semester students was led by Dera Natung Government College (DNGC) anthropology HoD Dr. Ratna Tayeng conducted a 14-day ethnographic fieldwork in Bulla village, Ziro of Lower Subansiri District. Saint Claret College (SCC) and the villagers extended all possible help during the study which completed on January 14. A social service attended by Lower Subansiri DC Somcha Lowang, all GBs including Bulla HGB Nani Hanya,  ZPMs Subu Lento (Kalung), Nani Laji Jalyang (Reru) & Ngilyang Rika (Tajang), SCC  principal Fr. Allwyn Mendoz, vice principals Fr.…

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