2024 elections in Arunachal Pradesh | Major issues for ‘Battle of Ballots’

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Apr 11: Arunachal Pradesh is gearing up for simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections on April 19 with many key electoral issues, including infrastructure, border area development,  APPSC paper leakage ‘scam’ and corruption. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has already deployed general observers, who have been reaching their designated assembly constituencies, few by trekking tough hilly terrains, to hold meeting with officers on poll duty to prepare them to ensure hassle free elections. Anini assembly constituency general observer H.N Gopala Krishna is seen trekking through hilly terrains to…

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Congress manifesto promises | Jobs to unemployed youth, hike yearly FMA from Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Apr 11: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) released its manifesto for up ensuing simultaneous assembly and parliamentary elections by assuring jobs to unemployed youth, if it forms Govt in the Centre as well as in the state. APCC spokesperson Kon Jirjo, while releasing the manifesto at Arunachal Press Club here on Thursday, said that Congress would be giving Rs. one lakh annually to each uneducated youth and each woman belonging to poor family. Ensuring to empanel every metro city’s hospital under Chief Minister Arogya Arunachal…

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East Siang ready for polls: DEO | 87-yr-old war veteran among 48,946 voters cast home vote

PASIGHAT, Apr 11: One retired Assam Riffle soldier Tamur Tatak, 87, of Rani village, cast his vote from home near here on Thursday and lauded East Saing district administration for felicitating to exercise his democratic right. Tatak, who had fought in Indo-China war 1962, had sustained severe injuries due to grenade attack and become crippled and hard of hearing. Total 41 voters of 85+ age group and 15 PwD electors of the district joined home voting process during April 8 to 10. For home voting, polling personnel visited their homes.…

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Pertin accuses Tayeng of hiding facts in his nomination papers

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Apr 11: Mebo assembly constituency independent candidate Shoney Pertin on Thursday accused BJP MLA Lombo Tayeng of not disclosing his property while filing nomination papers and exercising undue influence to keep it secret. Addressing media persons at Arunachal Press Club here on Thursday, Pertin claimed on the basis of a latter which seeks not to disclose ownership of a commercial property located at Banskota, near Pasighat in East Siang district. Informing that he would lodge a complain with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Pertin said that the complaint…

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Dr Hahnemann remembered on WHD | Homoeopathy to remain always relevant: Dr Jini

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Apr 11: The World Homoeopathy Day (WHD), organised by Arunachal Pradesh Homoeopathy Council (APHC), was celebrated at Directorate of Health Services (DHS) here on Wednesday with Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) director  Dr. Moji Jini has graced the occasion as chief guest. Homeopathy, among various alternative systems of medicines, is one based on the theory of treating ‘like with like’. Though conceived in 1796 by German physician Samuel Hahnemann, it is equally relevant in present day with rising number of…

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Home voters cast votes

YUPIA, Apr 11:  The home voting, introduced in Arunachal Pradesh for the first time to ensure accessibility and convenience of electors to participate in democratic process, commenced in Papum Pare district on Thursday. Total 13 voters of Arunachal West Parliamentary Constituency, besides assembly constituency-wise votes cast were Itanagar (13), Doimukh (10) and Sagalee (1). All of them are above 85 years and opted for home voting in the category of absentee voter’s senior citizen (AVSC) and absentee voter PwD (AVPD) to cast votes through home voting. It is worth mentioning…

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How India’s crown Tawang belong to China | Indian girl enjoys snowfall in famous Madhuri Lake

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar One young Indian girl is enjoying the first snowfall at Madhuri Lake or Sangestar Tso, formerly called Shonga-tser Lake, located on way from Tawang to Bum La Pass in Tawang district, near Indo-China border, at an altitude of above 15,200 feet. Nestled in the pristine landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh, there’s a hidden gem that will capture anyone’s heart and soul. It’s the stunning Madhuri Lake. This alpine lake is one of the most beautiful features of Tawang district. Madhuri Lake is named after Bollywood…

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