Sports panacea for holistic development of society: Khandu

Rs 23 crore sports infra coming up in state DARAK, Nov 24: Chief Minister Pema Khandu Thursday emphasised on regular games and sports activities not only for a healthy body but also to foster brotherhood and unity among all for holistic development of a society. Declaring the 5th edition of the sports carnival of Liromoba Assembly constituency here open, Khandu lauded local legislator Nyamar Karbak for organizing the unique sports carnival in his constituency since 2016. “This must be the only sports event organised annually in an assembly segment, participated…

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Mein conferred with Lachit Borphukon award

GUWAHATI, Nov 24: Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein has been conferred with the prestigious Lachit Borphukon Award for the year 2022 by the Tai-Ahom Yuba Parishad in recognition of his selfless contributions for the welfare and upliftment of the society besides, promotion & preservation of Tai culture. The award was given to him at a function organised by the organization at Sankardev Kalakhetra here on Thursday amidst presence of host of dignitaries. Receiving the award, Mein expressed his gratitude to the Tai-Ahom Yuba Parishad for the recognition. He lauded the…

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Speaker urges youth to get high on life, not on drugs

ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Assembly Speaker P D Sona Thursday called upon the youths of the state to ‘get high on life not on drugs’. Addressing the ‘mock parliament’ organised by Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly for the students of various colleges, the Speaker appealed to the youths not to indulge in substance abuse and suggested them rather to get high on life and not on drugs. The mock parliament is part of Constitution Day to be celebrated on November 26 at the Assembly Complex. Speaking on the Right to Freedom of…

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Anti-graft body demands Lokayukta Act in original form

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Expressing discontentment over the deletion of ordinances from the Lokayukta (Amendment) Act 2014, the Arunachal Anti-Corporation Sena (AACS) on Thursday demanded the state government to amend the Act without any modification over its ordinances in the next assembly session. The government had on October 23, 2019 has deleted/replaced lots of major power and functions including appropriate section & sub-section of the Arunachal Pradesh Lokayukta bill, which curtailed the power of the Lokayukta in the state, said AACS President Kirgo Sora during a press conference…

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Expedite recruitment of APCS lateral entry officers: CoSAAP

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Nov 24: The Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) Thursday appealed to the state government to expedite the recruitment process of lateral entry of state civil service entry grade officers at the earliest. Speaking to media persons at Press club here, CoSAAP President Likha Techi said that state government on December 5, 2018, advertised for the recruitment of lateral entry APCS Entry Grade (EG). However, the process was halted for the reason best known to the authorities. Even after the passing of four years…

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Wahge exhorts student leaders to work for society

LEMMI, Nov 24: State BJP President Biyuram Wahge Thursday appealed to the student leaders of Pakke Kessang district to lead the students for a bright future and also to guide them with a feeling to work for the betterment of the district and the society. Wahge, who attended the second general conference of the All Pakke Kessang District Students Union (APKDSU) here, said that the district is like a newborn baby which needs proper guidance. “The vision of the student community and the public should be ‘one district, one vision,”…

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PPA asks Khandu to come clean on corruption charges

ITANAGAR, Nov 24: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) has expressed displeasure over the remarks made by the Chief Minister Pema Khandu when questioned on allegations of corruption against his office during an interaction with media at Aalo on Wednesday. Khandu had explicitly told media-persons that since none of the MLAs in the legislative assembly has raised the question, he is not liable to answer and that he will only answer when they raise the matter. “The PPA genuinely feels that such unrelenting attitude and tenor from a person holding…

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Guv extends Chalo Loku greetings

ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra on Thursday extended his greetings to the people of the state especially, the Nocte community, on the festive occasion of Chalo Loku festival. The governor expressed his hope that the socio-religious festival of the Nocte tribe will further help in showcasing the cultural mosaic of the state. In his message to the people on the occasion, Mishra said, “Our state is the custodian and repository of diverse cultures, traditions and ethnicity. In a multi ethnic society, culture and heritage of…

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Tsering inaugurates PWD office

DOIMUKH, Nov 24: Advisor to PWD Phurpa Tsering on Thursday inaugurated the PWD EE office here, in presence of local MLA Tana Hali Tara, ZPC Chukhu Bablu and DC Sachin Rana. Tsering, while expressing satisfaction on the quality of the office building, urged the public to be caretakers of the assets created by the government. On learning that there are more than 100 projects on verge of completion and awaiting inauguration under Doimukh Assembly constituency alone, the Dirang MLA said, “The present government is pro-public and endeavours needed to ensure…

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Ten govt schools to get libraries

MANI, Nov 24: The Papumpare district administration will set up libraries in ten secondary schools of the district which would be funded under the district administration’s untied funds. The first library of the ten was inaugurated on Thursday by Doimukh MLA Tana Hali Tara at Govt Secondary School here, in presence of DC Sachin Rana. Addressing the students and the teaching staffs of the school, Tara lauded the district administration for prioritizing to improve the education sector in the district. “Knowledge is power and libraries are the storehouse of knowledge.…

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