Khelo India medal winner gets warm welcome

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Mar 30: The Arunachal Cycling Association (ACA) and Pisa Welfare Society (PWS) on Thursday warmly received Pisa Yagu who won four silver and two bronze medals in the recently concluded Khelo India Women’s Track Cycling event (League South Zone) held at Bangalore in Karnataka. Hailing from Sate Village under Sarli circle in Kurung Kumey district, Yagu won silver medals in sub junior category 4 km scratch race, individual pursuit, Keirin race and sprint race including bronze medals in junior girl’s individual pursuit and sub-junior sprints race.…

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District-level U-16 Hangpan Dada tournaments begin

AALO, Mar 30: The sixth edition of the district-level Hangpan Dada Memorial tournament on football and volleyball for under-16 (boys &girls) began at Pobdi Sec School playground here, on Thursday. The participating teams are winners from each assembly constituency. The inaugural match of boys’ football was played between Liromoba and Aalo East, where Liromoba defeated Aalo East by three goals to nil. Tumpe Ete, Pubu Yombo Block ZPC graced the opening ceremony of the tournament along with HGB Tojo Ete. The tournament was organized under the guidance of DSO Tumto…

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MoA with power developers for five new hydro projects | Cabinet agrees to recall order for new APPSC chairman, members

ITANAGAR, Mar 29: The state cabinet on Wednesday gave the formal nod to recall the order of new Chairman and Members of the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) and recommended it to Governor for recalling the appointment orders of February 7 this year. The Cabinet during its seventh meeting of the year held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Pema Khandu also came out with other important decisions. The Cabinet approved the memorandum of agreement (MoA) to be signed with Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSU) for development of hydropower…

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Lack of basic amenities: Anpum flood-ravaged families face untold sufferings

Talar Yuto ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Even after eight years of displacement due to flood in 2015, the villagers of flood-ravaged Anpum village are facing untold problems in terms of poor roads, mobile connectivity, electricity and health infrastructure. Anpum village is located nearly 50 – 60 km from Roing, the headquarters of Lower Dibang Valley district, which is inhabited by nearly two thousand population, who are facing challenging conditions on daily basis. After the flash flood in 2015, the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) had distributed a solar plate, battery…

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Candle light vigil organised to honour martyr Bosai

KHONSA, Mar 29:Expressing solidarity with the bereaved family of Wangniam Bosai, who was martyred on line of duty on March 26 last, a mass candle light vigil was conducted under the banner of All Tirap District Students Union (ADTSU) and Kaimai Welfare Youth Club (KWYC) at Khonsa Bazar Taxi stand Wednesday, in which thousands of people from all walks of life took part. The candle light vigil began with shouting of slogans – Amar Rahen Amar Rahen – Wangniam Bosai Amar Rahen, which was followed by observance of two minutes…

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Seminar on climate change concludes at RGU

RONO HILLS, Mar 29: A two-day national seminar on “Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies for Sustainable Livelihood”, conducted by the Environmental Sciences department of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), concluded on Tuesday. The inaugural function of the seminar on Monday was chaired by RGU VC Prof Saket Kushwaha along with member secretary of Guwahati-based Assam State Space Application Centre P L N Raju, convenor of the seminar Prof S K Patnaik, Dean of environmental sciences, Prof C Jagannathan, Dean BIT Mesra, Prof Nandini C Singh, Head of Geography RGU and Dr…

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BJP conducts BSA workshop in Arunachal district

ITANAGAR, Mar 29: The Upper Siang district BJP unit on Wednesday conducted a workshop on booth sashaktikaran abhiyan (BSA) at Yingkiong, the district headquarters. The workshop was conducted under the supervision of zonal in charge Ashok Sangchoju, BJP state secretary, a party communique informed here. The training was attended by the district office bearers along with BSA team members, mandal office bearers of Tuting, Yinkiong, Maryang and Geku along with mandal BSA team members. The meeting was also attended by elected ZPMs and the party workers of the district. Party’s…

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RGU students visit NEHU, NERIE

RONO HILLS, Mar 29: As many as one hundred students of Bed fourth semester from Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), along with assistant professors Dr Prasanta Kumar Barik, Dr Nisanth P M and Dr Tage Monju Burman, recently visited the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) and the North East Regional Institute of Education (NERIE) as part of their academic curriculum. The visit was aimed at providing the students an opportunity to learn about the education system in the Northeast region and to gain practical knowledge on teaching techniques, research and experimentation.…

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Nasha Mukt Bharat abhiyaan launched

Our Correspondent TEZU, Mar 29: In a bid to provide widespread awareness on Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan (NMBA), Brahma Kumaris here, launched the mission on Wednesday in a simple ceremony. Inmates from rehab centre of zonal hospital, SMO Dr S Towang, Principal of Nemkey Vidyapith School Sailu Billai, women police station OC Bharati Minki, DRO Jonomo Rondo and others participated the event. In his keynote address, Dr Towang spoke on multifaceted drugs issues, its causes, types and consequences. He said that mere awareness and rehab would not solve the issues…

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NDRF conducts mock exercise on flood rescue

PASIGHAT, Mar 29: A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Itanagar in collaboration with East Siang district disaster management authority (DDMA) conducted a two-day mock-drill on emergency and rescue measures on Wednesday, to prevent natural disasters caused by flood at Borguli village under Mebo subdivision. Earlier, on Tuesday, a daylong table top exercise was held under supervision of Mebo EAC involving NDRF personnel, community volunteers (AAPDA Mitra), GBs, PRI members, line department. On Wednesday, the mock exercise on flood rescue scenario was conducted and practically demonstrated flood rescue…

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