SC judge & Gauhati HC chief justice attend APSLSA legal awareness prog

ITANAGAR, May 28: The Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) in collaboration with District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and district administration of Namsai and  Lohit conducted daylong ‘Mega legal awareness programme’ in Namsai on May 25 last, an APSLSA release said on Tuesday. The event, under the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), was attended by Supreme Court of India judge Mr. Justice B.R. Gavai, Gauhati Hight Court chief justice Vijay Bishnoi also APSLSA patron-in-chief, Gauhati High Court judge Mr. Justice Suman Shyam, also APSLSA executive chairman. The initiative aimed…

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Self-defence to protect girls from social evils: DC

CHIMPU, May 28: Capital DC Shweta Nagarkoti Mehta highlighted importance of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme that translates to save the girl child, educate the girl child, after inaugurating a self-defence training cum awareness event on BBBP at community hall here on Tuesday. The scheme launched in 2015 in Haryana to address the issue of decline of child sex ratio and how she impressed on that Arunachal doesn’t hold any such biasness towards their children, said Mehta as chief guest and stressed on the importance of learning self-defence…

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Rare Takin spotted first time in Taksang village of Tawang Dist

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, May 28: In an unprecedented event, takins also known as gnu goats, locally known as Kemya in Monpa language, were sighted for first time in Tawang district, brining excitement and awe to local community. The first sighting was a group of takins near Taksang village, about 22-km from Tawng, whose residents captured the encounter on video and the footage went viral on social media quickly. Another sighting occurred earlier this month near Chhamling Tso Lake, where a lone takin, possibly separated from its herd, was…

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Officials & farmers hold talks to evolve policy to boost state’s agri production

From Our Correspondent TAWANG, May 28:  The Farmers Produce Organizations (FPOs) representatives, state and central Govt officials had a day-long interaction at Zomkhang Hall hdere on Tuesday to formulate an action plan to boost or agriculture production in Arunachal Pradesh. Jointly organized by Pasighat’s College of Agriculture (CoA) and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) here, the event was inaugurated by Imphal’s Central Agriculture University (CAU) vice chancellor Dr. Anupam Mishra. Dr. Mishra, in his address, stressed the importance of capacity building and financial literacy for FPOs, along with crop identification and…

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Torrential rainfall triggers landslides

  Itanagar, May 28: As Arunachal Pradesh has been experiencing very heavy rainfall for last few days, Kurung Kumey district witnessed series of landslides along Joram-Koloriang road (NAH-713), severely disrupting road communication, causing safety concerns for the travelers and posing severe threat to residents of the area. The incessant downpour has caused substantial roadblocks along the above road, rendering travel hazardous while many stretches are totally blocked. Efforts by local authorities to clear the debris and restore normal traffic flow are underway, but the unpredictable weather conditions continue to pose…

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Army’s health camp benefits 40 women of villages along  Indo-China border

TUTING, May 28: Spear Corps, organised a health check-up-cum-awareness camp for the benefit of residents of various vibrant villages along the borders in Upper Siang district on Tuesday to commemorate International Action Day for Women’s Health. A series of health initiatives, including medical examinations, consultations with health advisors and educational sessions on various health topics by a team of doctors, specifically tailored to address unique health challenges faced by women in remote locations. About 40 women of Gelling, Norbuling and Bona villages benefitted from the event reflecting commitment of Indian…

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TCF: Komlighat gets refurbished look

PASIGHAT, May 27: East Siang district administration in collaboration with Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) organised a clean-up drive at the front of Siang River at Komlighat on Monday under the aegis of Swachh Bharat Mission and collected plastic wastes and other garbage of around 2.4 metric tons. It was part of ‘The Himalayan Clean-up” (TCH)-2024 campaign against concerning plastic pollution in the Himalayan states and its harmful impact on its fragile ecology and water crisis. The garbage collected was mostly water bottles, chips and various plastic packets which were later…

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NPP allegation of booth capturing baseless: BJP

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, May 27: Rumgong assembly constituency BJP election agent Tayu Jerang lashed out at Siang district NPP unit allegation of capturing of Molom Dere and Yosing Dere polling stations (PSs) during general and assembly elections. Allegations leveled by NPP polling agents do not have an iota of truth, Jerang told media persons at APC here on Monday. Terming the demand for disqualification of BJP official candidate Talem Taboh as a motive to malign his name, he said that Taboh would never resort to such illegal activities being a genuine…

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Atoa named Mr DIET Khonsa and Tesia Miss DIET Khonsa

KHONSA, May 27: Tirap DDSE K.C. Lowangcha lauded all for successful celebration of DIET week concluded here on Monday which included Mr and Miss DIET Khonsa 2024. Lowangcha, speaking as chief guest, said participation of faculty, staf and trainees of both semesters made the event meaningful and stressed the importance of extracurricular activities in  academic pursuits. Kamdong Atoa of 2nd semester was adjudged Mr. DIET Khonsa and Ramwian Tesia of 4th semester became Miss DIET Khonsa. Chumsen Lamra and Wengon Tante, both of 4th semester, became 1st and 2nd runners-up…

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Peddler with drug nabbed from Tarajuli under Operation Dawn

  NAHARLAGUN, May 27: In ongoing efforts to combat drug trafficking in Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) under Operation Dawn, a Banderdewa police station team, led by OC inspector Kipa Hamak nd SI Koj Tada, acting on information about a movement of drug peddler along Assam border, apprehended an individual from Tarajuli area under Banderdewa PS on Monday. The police team recovered commercial quantity of contraband drug suspected to be heroin, weighing approximately 22.06 gm from his possession. He has been identified as Diljan Pegu, 23, resident of Dhagoria village No.…

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