Khandu projects eight focus areas for village development

CM inaugurates several key projects in West Siang AALO, Nov 23: Chief Minister Pema Khandu Wednesday projected eight pillars of focus for overall development of villages of the state that would also curb migration of rural folk to urban areas. The key areas include health, education, connectivity, electricity, livelihood, agriculture, sanitation and water supply. Khandu informed that the state government is chalking out a broad plan to work on these areas and empower all villages of the state in coming years. Attending the Golden Jubilee celebration of Biru village in…

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CapPol arrests conman for duping people

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The capital police arrested one Ratan Nath (65), a native of Dhemaji in Assam, in connection with fraud cases by disguising himself as one Mahesh Sharma, Managing Director of Omega Associates. Capital SP Jimmy Chiram informed that Nath was absconding for the last eight months after a case was registered against him at Naharlagun police station, for using fake accounts in the name of various farms. The arrest was made following a complaint received on March 22 this year at Naharlagun police station that…

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Nyigyor inaugurates school gate

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Likabali MLA Kardo Nyigyor in presence of DC Marto Riba and others on Wednesday inaugurated the newly constructed steel framed aluminum composite gate of Government Secondary School at Dipa. While inaugurating the gate, the MLA congratulated the authorities of the school and teaching staff who inculcate education to the students for their great future. He assured to provide assistance to the school for creating a favorable environment for education at his capacity. Stressing on the role of students, he appealed them to respect the…

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BRO ADG reviews strategic roads in Lohit, Longding

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Additional Director General (ADG) of Eastern projects P K H Singh reviewed the progress of all important strategic roads in Lohit and Longding districts, a defence official said on Wednesday. Singh, who was on a three-day tour from November 20 last, inspected the bridge work on Meshai over Lohit river connecting the eastern bank of Lohit with the mainland. He also inspected the bridge work over Tissa river on the Ponghcau-Khonsa road in Longding district, said Tezpur-based defence spokesman Lt Col AS Walia.…

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Fisheries principal secretary tours L-Subansiri

ZIRO, Nov 23: Fisheries principal secretary Sandeep Kumar visited Ziro on Tuesday to take stock of the various schemes implemented under centrally sponsored scheme (CSS) and state plan scheme (SPC) by fisheries department. The secretary met fish farmers of Ziro-I and Ziro-II and had extensive discussions on the benefits derived from the schemes and sought their suggestions for scaling up aquaculture activities in the district. Kumar was impressed by the diversified activities of fish farmers like aqua tourism, ornamental fisheries and integrated farming which not only helps in sustaining their…

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NE Olympic games medal winners feted

KHONSA, Nov 23: The Sports and Youth Affairs department on Wednesday felicitated all the medal winners of Tirap district who participated in the second North East Olympic Games at Shillong in Meghalaya. Tirap DC Taro Mize graced the event along with DSO Noah Mongku, Yum Pangku, President Tirap Olympic Association, S Bangsia, Chairman Care Me Home, Bimal Thapa, coach, representatives from Ollo Students Union, medalists and parents. The even was held from November 10 to 16 last in which, players from the district representing Arunachal Pradesh won 7 medals including,…

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Arunachal power lifter retains national title for third time

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: Arunachal Pradesh power lifter Azad Basfore broke his own record to retain the ‘Strongman of India’ title for the third consecutive year at the National Power lifting Games. The event, held at Noida in Uttar Pradesh from November 16 to 22 last, saw Azad bench press a total of 162.5 kg (unequipped) to set a new national record under the World Powerlifting Congress (WPC) India. He had earlier hit 158 kg (unequipped) in the bench press. Azad, a power lifting coach by profession, also managed to win…

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Inter-school soccer tourney begins

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The team ‘Fittest Bhalukpong’ has been conducting an inter-school football tournament for girls and boys of Bhalukpong cluster from Wednesday, to create communal harmony and to encourage sports amongst the children. The motto behind the tournament is to create brotherhood within schools of Bhalukpong and to create a healthy society to live in. After the tournament, best 20 girls and equal number of boys would be selected and give one month free football coaching from January 10 next year. It would follow by two…

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Photo exhibition on AKAM

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The regional office of Central Bureau of Communication (CBC) here, under the union Information and Broadcasting ministry, is organizing a three-day photo exhibition on Ajadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) and 8 years of Seva Sushasan and Garib Kalyan  at Don Bosco Youth Centre. The exhibition was inaugurated by Capital DC Talo Potom on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Potom praised the initiative of CBC for organising the exhibition and said that the government is taking up various programme and policies for the development of the nation and…

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Fish farmers training begins at Emchi

EMCHI, Nov 23: A three-day skill development training on sustainable freshwater aquaculture practices for the fish farmers of Papumpare was inaugurated by District Fishery Development Officer (DFDO) Kipa Taja at  government fish farmers training centre here on Tuesday. The training is being conducted by the Kolkata Centre of ICAR and Mumbai-based Central Institute of Fisheries Education, in collaboration with state fisheries department. The training aims to skill and empower the farmers with scientific and practical knowledge about aquaculture. Taja urged the participants to be attentive and utilize the training to…

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