Olen Megu Damin chosen for Sangeet Natak Academi Award

President of India to confer Fellowships  & Awards By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Arunachal Pradesh renowned artist, curator and choreographer of folk and traditional music and dance Olen Megu Damin has been conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award-2022 for folk and traditional music and dance, according to Pasighat-based Jawaharlal Nehru College assistant Prof (Economics) Dr Apilang Apum. Damin, who belongs to Adi community and hails from Mebo in East Siang district, has received a letter from Union Ministry of Culture in this regard, Dr Apum told this…

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APSLSA holds legal awareness campaign

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: The Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) in collaboration with Lekhi-based Arunachal Law Academy (ALA) students conducted door to door legal awareness on Wednesday. Six teams consisting of legal aid functionaries of APSLSA and law students covered various areas of Emchi, Gumto, Lekha, Midpu, Mani, Sopo and Chiputa to conduct awareness on Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme-2011, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences-2012, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act- 2005, Para Legal Volunteers Scheme-2009, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) Act-1988 and about Free Legal Aid…

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GI Certificates handed over to 18 indigenous products

NAMSAI, Feb 28: The inauguration session of the much-anticipated State Folk Music and Dance Festival of Arunachal Pradesh witnessed a momentous occasion as Geographical Indication (GI) certificates were conferred upon 18 distinctive products hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh. These GI-certified products stand as proud representatives of the rich cultural heritage and traditional craftsmanship embedded within the heart of Arunachal Pradesh. Supported by the NABARD-Arunachal Pradesh Regional Office, these products epitomize the dedication and talent of the local communities. The 18 products bestowed with GI certificates include:  Khaw…

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Training on geo-tagging of development projects held

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Planning and Investment department in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Space Application Centre (APSAC).conducted a day-long workshop-cum-training on add-on module phase-II on satellite-based monitoring and geo-tagging of development projects of Arunachal Pradesh at D.K Convention Centre here on Wednesday. Various HoDs and field officers of Capital Complex and Papum Pare districts attended the hands-on interactive training conducted to learn new features, like development of analytics dashboard, line geo-tagging, polygon geo-tagging, notification alert messaging module & similar application in an IOS device, updates in web portal, like project duration…

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Bankers urged to follow guidelines to help needy

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Finance secretary Y W Ringu urged bankers of the state to be punctual and work as per banking guidelines to benefit the needy while addressing  inaugural function of financial literary week, themed ‘Make a right start, become financially smart’, an initiative of Reserve Bank of India (RIB) was conducted at Dorjee Khandu Convention Hall here on Tuesday. Speaking on the objective of the event, “If you are financially literate, you can empower the youth and students who in turn would empower their families  and…

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PG courses in APU sought

PASIGHAT, Feb 28: In a welcome development for aspiring media professionals in Arunachal Pradesh, a delegation comprising representatives of Contemporary Communiqué Club,  All Arunachal Pradesh Psychological Association, All East Siang Students’ Union, Adi BaaneKebang-Youth Wing and All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) met Arunachal Pradesh University (APU) vice chancellor Prof. Tomo Riba and registrar Narmi Darangs here. Citing the rising need for skilled media professionals and the lack of readily available PG options, they requested to introduce PG courses in Mass Communication and Psychology and stressed that such courses would…

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Officers trained for poll duty

PASIGHAT, Feb 28:  East Siang DC-cum DEO Tayi Taggu, in his address, exhorted all officers to take the election training seriously for implementing ECI guidelines strictly to ensure conduct of ensuing Lok Sabha and Assembly elections free, fair, peaceful and transparent elections. He was addressing participants of training for official to be members of teams of expenditure monitoring, static surveillance, video surveillance and video viewing, flying squads, media certification and model code of conduct (MCC) and media monitoring committee, conducted by district election office here on Tuesday. All officers should aim…

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OIL, NCS and CES&HS ink MoU to study GLOF

HAWOS to forecast weather inaugurated ITANAGAR, Feb 27: The Oil India Limited (OIL), National Center for Seismology (NCS) under the aegis of Ministry of Earth Sciences, and Centre for Earth Sciences and Himalayan Studies (CES&HS), an autonomous body of GoAP’s Department of Science and Technology inked a tripartite MoU on Sunday last to pursue applied earth science related studies in India with a focus on Northeast region, particularly Arunachal Pradesh. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) puts in place a formal framework for fostering collaboration in applied seismo-geophysical and geological research…

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APSCW makes aware women & girl children of their legal rights

LEPORIANG, Feb 27: Exhorting local people to take up production locally to meet their needs to be self reliant, Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) vice chairperson Adv. Nabam Yahi Tad also encouraged them to prevent drug abuse and ensure education of girls for betterment of the society. Addressing a a day-long legal awareness programme, organized by Kuj Leporiang Den Ajin PLF under ArSRLM in collaborating with APSCW, themed ‘Know your rights and fight your rights’, here on Tuesday, she stressed the importance of CrPC and advocated preservation of…

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5 die, 1 minor sustains severe injuries after Tata Sumo falls into deep gorge

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Feb 27: As many as five people lost their lives while a minor suffered severe injuries In a tragic incident when a Tata Sumo carrying them fell into a deep gorge in between Godak and Bopi in Kamle district on wee hours of Tuesday. The incident came to light on Tuesday when villagers spotted the incident areas by tyre marks. A rescue team rushed to the spot and recovered mortal remains of the deceased and rescued three children who were rushed to nearby hospital for treatment,…

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