Alleging misuse of CAMPA funds, SAM seeks probe

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Oct 30: The Save Arunachal Movement (SAM) on Monday demanded the state Govt to constitute a state level monitoring committee to evaluate various schemes implemented under State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management (CAMPA). CAMPA schemes across the state have been implemented by violating the norms of CAMPA Act 2016, SAM general secretary Sangey Phuntsok told media persons in Arunachal Press Club here on Monday and threatened to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) if the plea is not addressed within a month. More than Rs 8,000 crore…

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AR museum after martyr Hangpan Dada opens

BORDURIA, Oct 30: A unique museum dedicated to Indian Army’s havildar Hangpan Dada, an Ashok Chakran awardee, was inaugurated by Assam Rifles (AR)’s 25 Sector commander Brigadier Swarn Singh involving the martyr’s wife Chasen Dada in this village here in Tirap district on Monday. Hangpan Dada was a brave soldier who had made supreme sacrifice while serving his motherland at Kupwara district in Jammu & Kashmir. His act of ultimate bravery and devotion to duty ensured foiling of a major infiltration bid and thwarted nefarious enemy designs to foment trouble…

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Suspected peddler nabbed with drug

By AO News Service ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Personnel of Mahadevpur police station (PS) led by officer in-charge AK Pandey along with CRPF In a successful operation apprehended a suspected drug smuggler in Sitpani Miri village area around 5 pm on Saturday. The operation under supervision of Namsai SP led to seizure of approximately 11-grm of a yellow-orange powder, suspected to be heroin. The team, including police constables Abo Wangpan & Chow Kanan Namchoom along with 186th CRPF Battalion’s G-Coy CRPF personnel had set up a checkpoint to conduct routine checking…

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Natung lauds APC ideas to create self-employment

ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Appreciating business ideas of Arunachal Photography Club (APC), while addressing participants of its valedictory session of here on Monday, EF&CC, WRD & Youth Affairs Minister Mama Natung after visiting the stalls as chief guest encouraged the concept of creating self-employment. Highlighting initiatives of the state Govt led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, he regretted that the youth are unable to grab the opportunities. He lauded APC for the unique event, first of its kind, accommodating Govt departments, agencies and resource persons, to make it educative. He exhorted…

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Enigmatic Chocolate Hills, world’s geological wonder

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Nestled in the heart of Bohol in Philippines, the captivating Chocolate Hills beckon explorers to witness their mesmerizing karst landscape. Comprising approximately 1,268 hills spread over an expansive area of 50 sqkm, these natural wonders are named for their distinct brown color. During the dry season, the grass covering the hills turns brown, creating a breathtaking spectacle. To truly appreciate the grandeur of the Chocolate Hills, one has to venture to the viewing deck in Carmen town. From this vantage point, one will be…

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National Chess Championship-2023-24 | Popularize chess in Arunachal: Guv

NAHARLAGUN, Oct 30: Governor Lt. General (Retd) K T Parnaik, while addressing valedictory function of National Chess Championship 2023-24, part of 34th Vidya Bharati National Sports Festival, at Abotani Vidya Niketan (AVN), here on Monday, said that chess a mind game is India’s gift to the world citing example of great Indian grandmasters Vishwanathan Anand. Total 230 Players, including 110 girls of 77 schools from 22 states took part in the trhee-day tournament under the supervision of arbiters from All India Chess Federation. The Vidya Bharati Sports Council of Arunachal Pradesh…

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