Former MLA Yumsen Matey murder case | Killer declared ‘wanted’, any one giving his whereabouts to get reward of Rs 2.5 lakh: SP

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Dec 30: Mystery, shrouding abduction and assassination of former Congress Khonsa West assembly seat MLA Yumsen Matey, 53, on December 16 last, was cleared with Yung Aung faction of banned militant outfit of NSCN (K-YA) in a statement on December 30 claiming responsibility for killing him. After he was forcefully taken away by an unknown gunman from Raho village in Lazu circle of Tirap district and killed him near Indo-Myanmar border, Tirap district Police had registered case (No.10/2023 U/S 302/201/392/397/506/120(B)/34 of IPC read with sections 25…

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Neglected Lohit ASPF needs proper attention of GoAP

From Our Correspondent TEZU, Dec 30: The Agriculture Seed Production Farm (ASPF), one of the oldest in the state set up here in 1958, grows very little quantity of seasonal crops in the vast area spread in 22.50 hectare for the sake of earning revenue. The ASPF is meant to produce high yielding seeds of mustard, paddy, soybeans, millets, buckwheat, sesamum and maize but unfortunately its purpose has been lost due to apathetic attitude of the GoAP. It was set up with the basic purpose of research and development (R&D)…

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GoAP inks MoA with THDCIL to build Kalai-II HEP in Lohit River Basin

ITANAGAR, Dec 30: Continuing its commitment to secure energy security of the country through clean and green energy, the GoAP signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with CPSU M/s Tehri Hydropower Development Corporation India Ltd (THDCIL), here on Saturday to developing 200-MW Kalai-II Hydroelectric Electric Project (HEP) in Lohit river basin. Commissioner (hydropower) Ankur Garg and THDCIL director (technical) Bhupender Gupta signed the MoA in presence of chief secretary Dharmendra and GoAP adviser Dr H. K. Paliwal. Earlier in August last, the  GoAP had inked MoAs with CPSUs – NHPC…

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73 feet tall mast tricolor inaugurated in Tawang

From Our Correspondent TAWANG, Dec 30: A 73-feet tall mast tri-colour was inaugurated at a height of 15,200 feet above sea level on Friday in this township, the district headquarters famous for Lord Buddha’s Tawang Monastery. This monument has created a record to go down the annals of history as Tawang, located at a distance of 37-km from Indo-China border and witnessed 1962 war between India and China, is often claimed by Beijing as its territory as ‘South Tibet.’ As forces offered ceremonial guard of honour to the tri-color, tune…

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160 bags of waste removed in Yagamso clean-up drive

ITANAGAR, Dec 30: Yagamso River cleaning, organized by Youth Mission for Clean River (YMCR) and Abralow Memorial Multipurpose Society (AMMS) with support from Itanagar Smart City Development Corporation Limited, concluded it 2023 drive successfully on Saturday. The combined efforts of members of Arunachal Photography Club, Siang District Students’ Union, AAPSU, Jarbom Gamlin Government Law College Students Union and RGU students, led by YMVR and AMMS, removed staggering 160 bags of garbage which were been blocking natural flow of the river. While speaking in details about responsible waste disposal methods adopted…

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Moyong dedicates double-lane steel arch Sibo Korong Bridge

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Dec 30: The much awaited double-lane steel arch bridge over Sibo Korong River here was dedicating to Pasighat people, Bogong Banggo in particular, on Saturday by Pasighat East MLA Kaling Moyong. The state-of-art bridge, executed by local  M/s Koje Janggo Enterprises through PWD, has footpath on both sides and proper approach road on both banks with protected walls, replaced the old single-lane bailey bridge, known as ‘English Bridge’ built in 1960s during the British rule. It used serve the people of Sibo, Mongku, Roing, Balek, Rasam, Tigra, Gunn and…

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2023: Arunachalees united to protest many crucial issues

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Dec 30: Preparations toeing plans are afoot across the world to welcome New Year 2024 and bid goodbye to passing by Year 2023. But many crucial issues rocked sensitive border state of Arunachal Pradesh with Arunachalees irrespective of any distinction uniting to protest. APPSC issue: Protest against Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) exams paper leakage by aspirants and their parents topped the list of important issues, including termination of service of 256 Govt employees for giving forged documents for jobs and denial of visa to…

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Guv tells Pangsau Pass border guarding forces to remain alert 

ITANAGAR, Dec 30:  Governor Lt. General (Retd) K T Parnaik, who visited Pangsau Pass border post in Changlang district on Saturday, advised the security forces to be alert and vigilant to avert any untoward incident in the area of their responsibility. After being briefed about the terrain and existing situation by 10 Assam Rifles commanding officer Col. Jetendra Mehta and DC Sunny K. Singh, Parnaik interacted with security forces and asked them to reach out to local people to develop civilian-military bonhomie. While interacting with GoAP officials, GBs an PRI…

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Bhutan officials & stakeholders visit as ‘Friend of Arunachal’

ITANAGAR, Dec 30: A 15-member of Bhutan’s Chhukha district, including official and stakeholders visited Arunachal Pradesh on a FAM tour, themed “Friends of Arunachal Pradesh” during December 22 to 30. The FAM tour, as a bilateral platform intended to boost tourism and develop ties between neighbouring countries, understand diverse cultures, stress on responsible tourism, and covered Tawang, West Kameng, East Kameng, Lower Subansiri and Papum Pare districts. They along with local stakeholders and DTO concerned visited popular tourist destinations, like Tippi Orchid Park,  Tawang War Memorial, Tawang Monastery, Sela Pass, …

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Drug abuse by youth concerning | Guv urges masses to eradicate the menace

ITANAGAR, Dec 29: Governor Lt. General (Retd) K T Parnaik, addressing public meetings at Vijoynagar, Gandhigram and Miao on Friday, expressed deep concern over drug addiction among youth and urged the masses, particularly SHGs and faith centres, to make all out efforts to eradicate the menace. Parnaik, on a two-day tour to Changlang district to reach out to people across the state, spoke about Viksit Bharat Yatra (VBY) also flagged off its van at Miao, interacted with villagers, GoAP officials and urged them to ensure that all the eligible beneficiaries…

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