5 Cong nominees didn’t file nominations | ‘BJP’s money culture murdered democracy’

Cong prospect bright: Siram By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Alarm bells have rung in the Congress after five party nominees for  April 19 Arunachal Pradesh Assembly polls got compromised allowing the BJP candidates to get elected unopposed. On March 22, the Congress Central Election Committee (CEC) had approved 34 candidates for the state and the APCC was to finalise names of nominees of five seats in question, including Mukto from where Chief Minister Pema Khandu was to contest. However, as Congress candidates could not file their candidature for…

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Police apprehend 3 drug pedlars with 24.2 gm heroin and cash

NAHARLAGUN, Mar 29: Naharlagun Police, as part of its ongoing Operation Dawn, conducted a operation against drug trafficking here on Friday and arrested three drug peddlers identified as Joram Tadir, 32; Takar Pakba, 19 and lady Bomnu Jilen, 19. Naharlagun police station team led OC inspector K Dev conducted the successful operation under the supervision of SP Mihin Gambo and SDPO Paul Jerang. The team besides apprehending the drug peddlers also recovered two polythene pouches containing suspected contraband drugs (heroin) weighing approximately 24.2 grams and Rs 9,250 cash from their…

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BJP to form Govt in Centre & state: Tarak | 6th BJP nominee Hage Appa wins unopposed 

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 30: As many as six BJP candidates in Mukto in Tawang, Sagalee in Papum Pare, Tali in Kra Daadi, Taliha in Upper Subansiri district, Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district and at Ziro-Hapoli in Lower Subansiri district  won unopposed in the Assembly polls. Union Minister and Lok Sabha MP and candidate of Arunachal West seat Kiren Rijiju wrote on X, “One more BJP Candidate is elected unopposed in Arunachal Pradesh. @BJP4India candidate of Ziro-Hapoli Assembly Constituency Hage Appa joins 5 BJP others who…

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Bagra show caused by ADP for not filing his nomination

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Arunachal Democratic Party (ADP) on Friday issued a show-cause notice to former minister Tumke Bagra for not filing nomination papers from Arunachal West-Parliamentary constituency. The ADP issued party ticket against his application in good faith, but Bagra had failed to file nomination papers, party spokesperson Johny Yangfo told media persons at APC here on Friday. While obtaining the ticket, Bagra had agreed to all terms and conditions of the party for which he has to explain the reasons of his failure, he said. His…

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Chakma candidate’s nomination reignites refugee issue in the state

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 29: A major hue and cry broke out in Arunachal Pradesh after an independent candidate belonging to Chakma community filed his nominations for the upcoming Assembly polls. Drishya Muni Chakma filed nomination as candidate for Bordumsa-Diyun Assembly constituency of Changlang district. The Chakma-Hajong issue is a longstanding contentious imbroglio in the state, which has not only been evoking debates, tension, and socio-political ramifications and a common issue decorating political manifestos of major political parties. This issue revolves around settlement of Chakma and Hajong refugees…

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Host of star campaigners to hit Arunachal trail: Tarak

Amit Shah to address Pasighat rally on April 6 By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 29: Arunachal Pradesh BJP leaders’ morale has been boosted by five party nominees, including Chief Minister Pema Khandu, getting elected unopposed to campaign with commitment to achieve its set target to win all 60 Assembly and both Lok Sabha seats to make the state ‘Congress mukt’, said party vice president Tarh Tarak. A campaign strategy has been evolved with many star campaigners scheduled to address rallies across the state beginning with Union Home Minister…

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Remap booths of closely contested seats: Dhaka

YUPIA, Mar 29: Papum Pare district general observer Amit Dhaka called for close monitoring and re-working critical and vulnerability mapping of polling stations in closely contested Assembly constituencies during a review meeting here on Friday. “After the nomination process, the dynamics of changes in voter behaviour, especially in  closely contested assembly seats, surface which needs vulnerability remapping to ensure sufficient arrangements are in place for peaceful elections,” Dhaka said. He also asked senior administrative and police officers to visit vulnerable localities take stock of ground realities and build public confidence…

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NPP nominee Tadap nomination rejected

ITANAGAR, Mar 29: The nomination papers of BJP candidate Techi Kaso for Itanagar seat was accepted by returning officer Shweta Nagarkoti on Friday. During the scrutiny of the nomination papers on Thursday, Kaso had raised objection on the nomination papers of NPP candidate Tai Tadap relating to oath affirmation, double enrolment in EPIC in two different constituencies and wrong information in affidavit. Nagarkoti said that Tadap was given opportunity to rebut the objection till 11am of Friday but he did not submit any reply. On perusal of objections, she found…

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Nirmala refuses to contest as money key to elections

Expenditure limit: MP-Rs 75 lakh; MLA-Rs 20 lakh By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Mar 28: Money plays a vital role in either state Assembly or Lok Sabha elections, which has been certified by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday. Sitharaman said that BJP president JP Nadda had extended the option to her to either contest from Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu, but she rejected the offer, pleading that she does not have the funds to contest the elections. While speaking at the Times Now Summit-2024, the Finance Minister said, “After…

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RGU holds NE Tech Conclave | Focus to herald ecosystem for tech development in varsities

RONO HILLS, Mar 28: Rajiv Gandhi University Vice Chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha, in his presidential address to two-day Northeast Technology Conclave, while focusing on innovation, stressed on ‘waste to wealth’ concept for the upcoming entrepreneurs to adopt for nation building. Organized by RGU’s DST Technology Enabling Centre (TEC), the conclave, which concluded here on Wednesday, aimed at creating an ecosystem for technology development in the universities as well as providing a platform as network for researchers with other institutions, national laboratories and industries. The focus of the Centre would be on…

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