Instill spirit of curiosity among students: Guv’s wife

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: Continuing her effort to preserve and promote the traditional practice of loin loom weaving among the youth of the state, Neelam Misra, wife of state Governor on Wednesday interacted with the teacher in-charges of Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW) of various schools, at Raj Bhavan here. Mishra said that by including loin loom in SUPW projects, the traditional loin loom weaving would be revived. “The young girls will be motivated towards this traditional practice, inherited from their forbearers, which they are tending to forget. The loin loom…

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AR conducts security meet

KHONSA, Jun 29: The Khonsa battalion of Assam Rifles on Wednesday conducted a security and coordination meeting at Battalion Headquarters here, which was chaired by Commandant Col Amit Kumar Das. Representatives of Tirap Police and district administration including circle officer Nekong Perme were present in the meeting which was attended by 70 people including, gaon burahs, rajas, representative of CBOs, student unions, TCLPF and Khonsa Bazar committee. Addressing the gathering, Col Das apprised about the general situation in Tirap to the attendees. Active involvement and cooperation of village authorities and…

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STS mourns conductor’s death

NAHARLAGUN, Jun 29: Officers and officials of State Transport Services (STS) led by GM P N Thungon, in a meeting here on Wednesday, deeply mourned over untimely demise of conductor Taba Tate and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. Tate, who had joined service on 28.06.92 and served for 30 years with commitment, unfortunately passed away at 11.40 PM on Tuesday while undergoing treatment in RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar at the age of 49, Thungon recalled. All conveyed their deep sense of condolences to the bereaved family members…

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Shi-Yomi convenes ANBY meet

MECHUKHA, Jun 29: A meeting on Atma Nirbhar Baagbani Yojna (ANBY) was convened under the chairmanship of Shi_Yomi DC Mito Dirchi on Wednesday to scrutinize the forms received from the private individuals and SHGs of the district for availing the benefits of the scheme. After the scrutiny, the names of the beneficiaries would be selected. The number of the applicants have increased manifold in comparison to the previous year which was noted during the meeting. The bank loan defaulters and forms filled without proper supporting documents would summarily be rejected,…

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Arunachal death tolls up to 15, 2 go missing in flood fury

All Capital Complex schools closed down: DC By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jun 28: Incessant rain in the past couple of days have triggered landslides and flood like situation in Arunachal Pradesh capital and adjoining Papum Pare district, with reports of death of three persons while, another two went missing in flood water. A 36-year-old lady identified as Sangio Yapa, died and three others injured when their bamboo dwelling house got buried by landslide debris in Takar Colony in Naharlagun on Tuesday, district disaster management officer (DDMO) Moromi Sonam…

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Natung discuss schools’ issues with Munda, Rijiju

NEW DELHI, Jun 28: Environment & Forest Minister Mama Natung on Tuesday called on union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda at his official residence in New Delhi and discussed pending issues of additional infrastructure under Ekalavya Model Residential School (EMRS) at Lumla and Bana. Natung was accompanied by MLAs from East Kameng including, Tapuk Taku (Seppa East), Guruk Pordung (Bameng) and Hayeng Mangfi Chayang Tajo). The union minister assured Natung of immediate release of the balance fund under the scheme and further assured construction of Tribal Cultural Convention Hall and…

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Arunachal inks pact with Ruchi Soya for oil palm processing unit

ITANAGAR, Jun 28: The state government on Tuesday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ruchi Soya Industries, for setting up of oil palm manufacturing and processing unit at Niglok Industrial Growth Centre in East Siang district. The MoU was signed between Arunachal Pradesh Industrial Development Finance Corporations Limited (APIDFCL), MD Hage Tari and Subhas Bhattacharjee (head North East region) of Ruchi Soya Industries, official sources informed. With the signing of MoU, the farmers and other entrepreneurs would be benefitted as large number of unused land in the state could…

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Papaunallah- Nirjuli NH to undergo sea changes after rainfall stops: DC

We are on our toes: Ratu Techi By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jun 28:  Traffic congestion is getting more accentuated and compound in Capital Complex due to heavy monsoon rainfall-triggered landslide threat in different stretches of four-lane National Highway-415. A four-wheeler takes around two hours from Nahalagung to Itanagar due to traffic congestion, particularly from Nirjuli to Papaunallah by taking the commuters for a ride and raising a pertinent question – Is there any traffic management in Capital Complex? Haphazard parking on both sides of the highway, particularly in market areas…

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RGUCET underway, entrance in six centers

RONO HILLS, Jun 28: The Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) is keeping no stone unturned to conduct two smooth entrance examinations namely – RGUPET and RGUCET at six designated centres this year. There are 3,379 number of combined seats in 83 programmes including, PhD, post graduate, undergraduate, PG diploma and certificate programmes ranging from conventional to technical and professional ones, of which 1,390 seats are spread in Rajiv Gandhi University’s (RGU) affiliated colleges against 9 selected programmes. The centres notified for RGUCET are at RGU’s campus besides Gauhati University, Jawaharlal Nehru…

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CBOs raise strong voice against drugs abuse

24 drug cases registered, 41 arrested From Our Correspondent NAMSAI, Jun 28: The observation of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking’ in Town Club here saw keen participation of people from all walks of life, including community based organizations (CBOs), police, Buddhist monks, district officers. The CBOs strongly voiced against widespread of illegal drugs in the township. “Mostly youth are affected and all should condemn any addiction and make efforts to make Namsai a drug free society”, Namsai Monastery head monk Agadhamma said. Expressing serious concern over the drugs,…

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