Ram Mandir a symbol of faith, unity & cultural heritage: Guv

ITANAGAR, Apr 23: Governor Lt. General (Retd) K T Parnaik, who along with his wife Anagha Parnaik, is on a two-day tour to Uttar Pradesh, visited world famous Ram Mandir at Ayodhya on Tuesday, paid obeisance to Ram Lala and prayed for peace, tranquility and progress of Arunachal Pradesh and well-being of its people. The Ram Mandir is not just a temple, but a symbol of faith, unity and cultural heritage, he said and exhorted the people to visit the temple as it is a testimony to enduring spirit of…

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Hanuman Janmostasva celebration turns hilarious

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Apr 22: The Bhajan Sandhya, part of three-day annual Hanuman Janmostasva celebration, organized by Shri Hanuman Janmostasva Celebration Committee (SHJCC) at E-sector Shiv Temple here, continued till late Monday night. It was a hilarious celebration for large gathering of men, women and children holding flags and Jai Shir Hanuman band tied on their foreheads. Sarad Anand from Kolkata and Subham Bhaskar Goswami from Bokaro sang Hanuman prayers and danced prompting all gathered to dance instantly for hours. Reciprocating the facilitation by Kamal Bajaj on…

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Men trapped in 50 M deep well rescued after 4 hours

PASIGHAT, April 23: Two persons, namely Md. Alauddin Ali, 58, and Khem Bahadur Chetry, 26, who became unconscious by poisonous gas while cleaning a 50 meter deep well in Gumin Nagar area, near here on  Monday and got trapped, were extricated safely after a grueling four-hour operation. Appreciating courage of Aapda Mitra George Pazing, DC-cum-District Disaster Management Authority chairman Tayi Taggu said that he would be rewarded suitably in future. He also congratulated the rescue team, including personnel of state police and state disaster response force (SDRF) for their yeoman services in…

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Indian Army good deeds boost bonhomie with locals of Tuting 

TUTING, Apr 23: The Spear Corps of Indian Army as part of its ongoing commitment to fostering harmony and development at Tuting, a Vibrant Village in Upper Siang district,  has executed many infrastructures and healthcare projects under Operation Sadbhavana, its flagship initiative, aimed at developing bonhomie with local people. The Army personnel of Siang Brigade with civil administration have built multiple infrastructure and community projects for people of Tuting and Bishing. While Tuting sub-division is a remote location, Bishing is one of the first villages along Indo-China border in the state. The projects included…

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SAI to hold selection trial to select talented wushu players

ITANAGAR, Apr 23: The Sports Authority of India (SAI)’s regional centre, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati would conduct a two-day selection trial by a team of experts for wusu discipline from April 30 for their induction into National Centre of Excellence here. To promote sports and make India a sports powerhouse in the world, the SAI offers best facilities to upcoming talented sports persons through its different operational schemes. Thus, the SAI conducts selection trial of different sports disciplines before admitting the best promising and talented sports persons into various SAI schemes.…

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AUS observes Earth Day 2024 | Be champions of environmental conservation: VC

NAMSAI, Apr 22: The Centre for Earth Sciences & Himalayan Studies (CESHS) observed Earth Day 2024 themed on “Planet vs Plastic”, sponsored by Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, in the campus of Arunachal University of Studies (AUS) here. The two-day event witnessed enthusiastic participation of students, faculty and guests with a renewed resolution to combat plastic pollution and safeguard health of the planet. On the inaugural day, essay and drawing competitions were conducted with participation of over 100 students who showcased their creativity and commitment to environmental advocacy, laying the…

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Hanuman Janmostasva celebration spreads wave of joy among devotees

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Apr 22: The Bhajan Sandhya, part of three-day annual Hanuman Janmostasva celebration, organized by Shri Hanuman Janmostasva Celebration Committee (SHJCC) at E-sector Shiv Temple here, continued till late Sunday night. The wave of happiness was visible on the faces of hundreds of devotees, as Kanchan Trivedi from Kanpur, sang prayers of Lord Hanuman prompting most of the devotees sacking physically to her tune, while few danced to her rendition. Adding to the joy, Kuldeep Vyas, a retired chief block education officer from Rajasthan, also…

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Journey of Arunachal University to RGU

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Arunachal University (present Rajiv Gandhi University) has a unique history being the only varsity in the country to have been set up in 1984 with only two colleges – Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNC) at Pasighat set up in 1964 and Dera Natung Government College at Itanagar set up in 1979, which were affiliated to Punjab University, Chandigarh. Chief Minister Gegong Apang had approached the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi with a plea for a university. She had asked him the number of colleges in…

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Bold steps needed for more women to join Arunachal politics

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Apr 21: Hard working women are yet to show up in political spectrum even half century after Arunachal Pradesh graduated to parliamentary form of democracy in 1975 though the state’s economy revolves around them. This phenomenon is intriguing as only one of the 14 candidates, who contested in two Lok Sabha seats, was a woman – Toko Sheetal of Gana Suraksha Party-, while of eight of 133 candidates who contested 50 Assembly seats were women, including four of the ruling BJP,  three of Congress and independent…

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