Rs. 1.08 cr bank loans given to empower women SHGs

KIMIN, Sept 28: In a significant step towards enhancing livelihood opportunities for women, a credit camp was organized by East Kameng district mission management unit of Arunachal State Rural Livelihoods Mission (ArSRLM) at block mission management unit here on Thursday. Total 87 self help groups (SHGs) received bank credit loans of over Rs. 1.08 crore from Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank (APRB) and SBI granted the loans to empower the SHGs to boost their livelihood activities. The loan cheques were handed over to SHGs by the APRB branch manager Julie Dutta in…

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NGOs holds door-to-door IEC campaign on SWM

ITANAGAR, Sept 28: In a joint effort to address growing concerns of solid waste management (SWM) and promote responsible household garbage disposal, NGOs-Youth Mission for Clean River (YMCR) and Abralow Memorial Multipurpose Society, with support of Itanagar Smart City Development Corporation Limited (ISCDCL), conducted an extensive information education communication (IEC) campaign in various localities across Itanagar. The campaign was conducted on Thursday at Kime Pakka colony, Abotani colony and Chandranagar area to raise awareness among local residents and shopkeepers about significance of proper waste disposal practices. The campaign conveyed key…

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World Tourism Day calls for targeted investments for people for prosperity

TAWANG, Sept 28:   Various programmes were organized in Tawang Monastery here on Wednesday by tourism department to commemorate World Tourism Day 2023, themed “Tourism and Green Investment” which was witnessed by giant statue of Lord Buddha. The need of the hour is for more and better targeted investments for people, for planet and for prosperity. Tourism stakeholders, Yuva Tourism Club (YTC) members along with faculties of Tours & Travels and IT of Govt. higher secondary school, WASV cultural troupe, Wong and Tso Pema self help groups, tourists from Gujarat, Goa,…

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World Rabies Day observed

KHONSA, Sept, 28: Tirap District Health Society in collaboration with the animal husbandry, veterinary and dairy development department observed World Rabies Day-2023, theme “ All for 1, one health for all” here on Thursday. Briefing on the importance of the Day, district medical officer Dr. N .Lowang informed how rabies, a viral disease, transfers from animals to humans and breaking the transmission chain prevent the disease. DVO I/c. Dr.Wangnok Homchha enlightened on importance of anti-rabies vaccination for all pet animals, briefed on routine vaccination and other vaccines & medicines for…

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Nature’s wonder proves right the adage ‘Seeing is believing’ – II

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Cup or cupped nests, as their name implies, are cup-shaped. To house the eggs and chicks, they are normally spherical with a deep depression in the center. This typical nest shape is used by hummingbirds, several flycatchers, swallows, swifts, kinglets, vireos, crests, and some warblers. Dried grasses and twigs are commonly used to make cupped nests, which are held together with globs of saliva. Mud and spider webs can also be used. Saucer or Plate Nest: It looks fairly identical to the cupped nest, but…

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CM gives 3 state wushu players Asian Games attendant status, Rs 20 lakh incentive to each

ITANAGAR, Sept 27: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, assured on Wednesday that three Wushu players of the state, who missed in taking part in ongoing 19th Asian Games being held at Hangzou in China, due to denial of visa by the neighbouring country, will be treated as participants of Asian Games as members of Indian Wushu team and given incentives as per the state’s sports policy. The CM’s assurance came when three Wushu athletes Onilu Tega, Nyeman Wangsu and Mepung Lamgu along with Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Mama…

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Norway’s NGI and  GoAP inks MoU to harness geothermal potentials

ITANAGAR, Sept 27: Arunachal Pradesh Govt has signed a MoU with Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) to explore feasibility of harnessing geothermal potentials that the state’s numerous hot springs offer. The MoU was signed here on Wednesday morning by Science and Technology Secretary Repo Ronya and, NGI technical expert Dr Rajinder Bhasin in presence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu, S&T Minister Honchun Ngandam, chief secretary Dharmendra and New Delhi Norwegian Embassy senior advisor Dr Vivek Kumar. Congratulating NGI and state’s S&T department, Khandu said that it’s a right step towards green…

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Chinese Premier Effigy burnt in Arunachal

TEZU, Sept 27:  Protesters in Lohit district here burnt an effigy of Chinese Premier Xi Jinping on Tuesday. The demonstration was in response to the denial of entry to three Arunachal Pradesh sportspersons who were slated to participate in the19th Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China. A coalition of groups united in this protest, including the Lohit unit of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organisation, and Tirap, Changlang, Longding Students’ Union. The demonstration commenced at the clock tower and proceeded to Gandhi Chowk in Tezu, where the participants…

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World Tourism Day celebrated

Shot by camera not by gun: Libang GOBUK, Sept 27:  Joining rest of the world, Upper Siang district tourism department celebrated World Tourism Day-2023, themed ‘Eco-friendly tourism and Green Investment’ here on Wednesday Local legislator-cum-Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang, addressing a large gathering, asserted that Upper Siang has huge potential for eco-tourism development. He said the district is not only blessed with natural beauty but has rich historical importance too which needs to be explored and documented properly to attract tourists. Hinting at multiple advantages for sustainable tourism, Libang…

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