Rita’s wine Naara Aaba to be used as case study by a global university

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 30: An agricultural engineer turned entrepreneur Tage Rita has put India on global wine map with her organic Kiwi wine Naara Aaba.  Her pioneering venture in lush green Ziro Valley, a revolution, that not only has earned national recognition but also became a case study in innovation and women’s entrepreneurship. It is worth mentioning here that her kiwi wine would be used as a case study by Richard School of Business Foundation, Richard Ivey School of Business and University of Western Ontario. Naara…

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Lumla to host International Kayaking Champ from Feb 5

From Our Correspondent LUMLA, Jan 30: The picturesque Tawangchu River here is all set to host thrilling five-day Tawangchu Tides International Kayaking Championship from February 5 next. This event, supported by private sponsors, institutional backing and endorsement of Union Earth Sciences Minister Kiren Rijiju aims to position Arunachal Pradesh as a global hub for kayaking and host future global events. Many kayakers after reaching Guwahati would travel to Lumla by driving through breathtaking Sela Pass located at 13,700 ft. The event will feature a series of adrenaline-pumping races, including down river sprint,…

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Sadhbaav Arunachal carves a niche for itself

By Joken Ete ITANAGAR, Jan 30: There are hundreds of NGOs working in Arunachal Pradesh, but Sadbhaav Arunachal (SA), which came into being recently, has carved a niche for itself. A conglomeration of 15-20 like-minded people, the SA headed by youth leader Tadar Niglar as chairman and former lawmaker Kipa Babu as its patron, is rendering yeoman services to the society. “We are planning to launch a cleanliness drive soon in historical places, including Ganga Lake and Itafort besides health centres and market areas,” Niglar said, adding plans are also…

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KDPPSU seeks posting of nurses, warns of stir if demand not met

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jan 30:  Koloriang, Damin, Parsi-Parlo Students’ Union (KDPPSU) on Tuesday demanded posting of 17 ANMs and GNMs to Kurung Kumey district by state mission director of National Rural Health Mission’s (NRHM). Addressing media persons at the APC, the students’ body president Keji Chabok claimed that the union has been submitting representation and reminding the department concern for posting of relievers in a phased manner against posts lying vacant for last many years. The transfer and posting of staff was initiated without following the guidelines, he said. “The nurses,…

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Union minister interacts with beneficiaries of Balek village

ROING, Jan 30: Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar, arrived here on January 28 on 2nd day of his visit to Arunachal Pradesh, visited homes of central Govt. schemes’ beneficiaries of Balek village and interacted with them to get first hand information. Dr. Virendra Kumar conducted a comprehensive review meeting with the HoDs to assess progress of centrally sponsored schemes in the district. He interacted with beneficiaries of SHG members, visited district hospital, Govt HS School and interacted with students. During his interaction with beneficiaries, he encouraged…

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Delhi Police adjudged Best Marching Contingent in 2024 to won tropphy

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The country witnesses ceremonial march past at Kartavya Path in New Delhi by security forces, NCC cadets and tableaus of states/UTs during Republic Day and Independence Fay celebrations every year besides fly past by Indian Air Force jets some times. Best Marching Contingent and Best Tableau are adjudged by panel of judges each year to be awarded trophy.   In 2024 Republic Day Celebrations, Delhi Police was adjudged Best Marching Contingent to win a trophy while Odisha tableau was judges choice and Gujarat…

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Wancho indigenous sports conducted

LONGDING, Jan 30: Longding Battalion of Assam Rifles (AR) in collaboration with Wancho Cultural Society conducted a day long Wancho indigenous sports here on Tuesday  as a precursor to upcoming Oriah festival. The event included various indigenous games, like stilts bamboo fight, bamboo climbing, Javelin throw, bamboo push, bamboo dance trap, tug of war among male and females. About 150 participants from 12 villages of Longding district actively took part in the games as over 300 local audience applauded them, according to an AR release.   20

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APU observes Martyrs Day, VC recalls Bapuji, & Netaji

PASIGHAT, Jan 30: There are many good occasions in January, like e Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death anniversary on January 11, Subhas Chandra Bose birth anniversary on January 23, Republic Day on  January  26,Lala Lajpat Raibirth anniversary on January 28, said Arunachal Pradesh University (APU) vice chancellor Prof. Tomo Riba while addressing during  Martyrs Day observation here on Tuesday The Japanese have built big buildings naming after Netaji as remembrance but India is yet to do so, he said, adding India celebrates Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary as he had fought against…

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Rampant earth cutting in state capital | CM calls for attitudinal change

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Expressing concern over rampant earth cutting in capital cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun, Chief Minister Pema Khandu called for change of people’s mindset while  addressing first foundation day celebration of Itanagar Municipal Corporation (IMC) at  DK Convention Centre here on Monday. “Whenever I fly over the capital city, it pains me to see the hills being bulldozed, trees being cut all over. Why can’t we let the hills and greenery remain even while building houses,” Khandu wondered? He drew attention to practices followed by people in other…

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