Lumla by-election | PPA fields Leki Norbu as its candidate

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) on Tuesday announced its candidate for the by-election to Lumla constituency in Tawang district, scheduled to be held on February 27 this year. PPA Secretary General Kaling Jerang during a press conference here, while announcing the name of Leki Norbu as the party candidate for the by-poll, informed that the lone regional party of the state would fight the election on issues like corruption and nepotism against the ruling government. “PPA will provide a good government…

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Poll fever grips Lumla assembly constituency

Civil society chooses Lhamu By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Election fever has gripped Lumla assembly constituency in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh bordering China with the Election Commission announcing the schedule for by-poll to the seat. The schedule is: notification on January31, nomination filing on February 7, scrutiny on February 8, last date of withdrawal February 10, voting on February 27 and results will be announced on March 2. The Lumla constituency has 9,169 eligible voters – 4,712 female and 4,457 male voters and 33 polling stations. The model…

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Work to bring peace in Tirap: Tayeng

KHONSA, Jan 24: Principal Secretary (Home) Kaling Tayeng Tuesday has asked Tirap SP to work tirelessly to bring peace in the district. Tayeng who is on a visit to Tirap district to inspect various developmental projects, during a coordination meeting, urged all the officers of the districrt to put effort to deliver best services in the interest of the people of the district. Tayeng, accompanied by Tirap DC Hento Karga, PWD superintendent engineer and others, inspected the General Hospital at Khonsa and interacted with the executing agency PWD and contractor.…

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Transport secretary expresses concern over rise in accidents

MANI, Jan 24: Expressing concern over the rising road accidents particularly amongst the youngsters, Transport Special Secretary Parul Gaur Mittal has asked the headmaster of Govt Secondary School at Mani, in Papum Pare district, to initiate formation of a road safety cell in the school, for which she assured to provide financial assistance. Mittal was addressing the students and teachers of the school during a drawing competition on road safety held as part of the final leg of the road safety Awareness week by the district road safety committee of…

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Inter-state boundary dispute | Papumpare & Lakhimpur panels’ decision resented

By staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Gumto Circle Border Land Affected People’s Forum (GCBLWPF) and Banderdewa Circle Border Committee (BCBC) jointly organised peaceful protest against Inter-State Regional Committee of Papumpare and Lakhimpur district minutes of the meeting here at Yupia. The protestors alleged that three villages such as Banderdewa, Tanihapa and Pichola have been excluded from Arunachal Pradesh map. During the protest, villagers claimed that regional inspection committee did not visit the actual border disputed areas before preparing the map. Meantime, the protesters resented, saying ‘No to regional committee’s decision…

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Moyong exhorts people for responsible driving

PASIGHAT, Jan 24: MLA Kaling Moyong Tuesday flagged off a mass traffic safety cum anti-drug awareness campaign organised by the All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF), here. DC Tayi Taggu, who is also the chairman of district road safety committee and SP Sumit Kumar Jha were among others present on the occasion. Addressing the gathering, Moyong said state’s roads particularly, the highways are witnessing increasing number of vehicles every year and for that road safety education is of utmost importance. “Abiding by road safety rules will prevent avoidable tragic…

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Monpa celebrates Monastic festival 

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The three-day Torgya festival, a Monastic festival of Monpa tribe was celebrated in Tawang Monastery of Tawang district. The festival starts on the 28th day of eleventh lunar month and this year it was celebrated during January 20 to January 22 last. Torgya festival is celebrated by Monpa tribe to pay homage to Lama Tsongkhapa to chase away evil spirits that usher in diseases, misfortunes and natural calamities. The highlight of the festival is Chham dance, wearing outfit of warrior Arpu by the Lamas of the Monastery. The colourful…

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