Volleyball competition marks CDF golden jubilee celebration

ITANAGAR, Mar 27: The two-day volleyball competition was organized by Capital Complex Dree Festival Committee (CCDFC)-2024 that concluded on Sunday marked the golden jubilee of Capital Dree Festival (CDF). Total nine teams took part in the competition, CCDFC games and sports secretary Millo Tara said, adding Dodu Club triumphed in men’s competition to retain the honour for third consecutive year, while Sambii Club was runners-up in a nail-biting match. Nako Murchi of Sambii Club was awarded Best Player of men’s teams. In women’s category, games and sports secretary (women wing)…

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AP QueerStation’s Queers Ki Kahani 2.0 | Arunachal’s 35 LGBTQIA unite tocelebrate queer activism

 ITANAGAR, May 27: After a highly successful queer storytelling event in 2022, organized by AP QueerStation, sole queer support group in Arunachal Pradesh, the event ‘Queers Ki Kahani 2.0’ returned on Saturday last. Total 35 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning adolescents (LGBTQIA) from state capital, Lower Subansiri, Tirap and West Siang districts, representing almost all spectrums of the LGBTQ+ community, participated in the event. It featured personal stories of struggle, self-discovery, childhood trauma, confusing experiences, bullying and inspiring tales of happiness. The event was exclusively for queer community to offer…

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Job scam: SIC nabs UDC, total up to 13, mostly Govt officials

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, May 27: The Special Investigation Cell (SIC, vigilance) of Arunachal Pradesh Police have arrested one more Govt official in alleged illegal appointments of primary teachers and other staff in education department in Siang district. The case, registered U/Ss 120(B)/420/409/468/471 of the IPC R/W Sec. 13(2) PC Act, 1988, (pertaining to illegal appointment of primary teachers and other staff). A case was officially registered at the SIC (V) on December 20.12.23 on the basis of a report of one Tajing Saroh. SP SIC (V) Anant Mittal said…

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Pamban Railwy Brige to use automatic lifting technology

By Pradeep Kumar The under construction new Pamban Bridge is a railway bridge that will connect Mandapam town in mainland India with Rameswaram on Pamban Island. The new bridge is constructed parallel to replace the iconic Pamban Bridge, opened in 1914. The new Pamban Bridge with a length of 2,070-M would be India’s first ever vertical lift sea bridge once opened. It is expected to be opened by 2024 year end. The Indian Railways decided to construct a new bridge parallel to the old Pamban Bridge after considering the latter’s age and difficulty in maintenance. Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

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3 druggist caught red handed: JVYWA

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, May 26: Three persons while consuming drugs were caught in Jollang Panchayat area on Saturday night during a eviction drive conducted by Jully Valley Youth Welfare Association (JVYWA). One identified as Abdul Rabique of Reserve Gao area of Assam’s Lakhimpur district was suspected to be a drug dealer while two local boys werr caught red handed near Pachin River quarry mining area. The JVYWA seized three containers of drugs suspected to be brown sugar, three mobile phones, one packet of syringe from their possession. Informing that…

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Car burnt into ashes, none hurt

From Our Correspondent TEZU, May 26: A car burnt into flames amidst extreme weather conditions near Hathi Ghat, about 5-km from Chowkham town towards Tezu road on Sunday. The vehicle was completely turned into ashes in the blaze, but no casualty was reported as the occupants due to presence of mind escaped unscathed. Eyewitnesses account from the scene said that the car got engulfed in flames, sending plumes of smoke into the sky. Police rushed to the spot to contain the inferno and investigate the cause of the blaze, which…

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Priests urged to teach in schools & colleges

AALO, May 26:  West Siang DC   Mamu Hage urged the priests to pass on their knowledge to younger generations and exhorted the priests to impart their knowledge in schools and colleges, while speaking of a workshop on ‘Preservation of priesthood culture’ here on Sunday. She as chief guest urged the priests to preserve and promote the rich cultural ethos and lauded the Indigenous Affairs department of conducting the workshop in collaboration with the district administration with Kirken Doji as resource person. Pointing out that the priests holding highest position have…

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5 Tirap community volunteers undergoing RSTDM: DDMO

KHONSA, May 26: Five dedicated community volunteers of Tirap district are undergoing a residential specialized training on disaster management (RSTDM) for trainers to enhance their skills. The volunteers Thaknai Wangsu, Nok Kapwang Wangpan, Chathak Wangpan, Wangkih Kamhoa and Pangngam Wangpan are undergoing traing at  Lekhi in Itanagar, which begun on May 27 and concluded on June 20, district disaster management officer (DDMO) Emily Tingkhatra said. This training aims to equip them with advanced knowledge and skills to effectively respond and manage disasters, ensuring safety and well-being of the community. After…

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Army artillery to hold health camp along Indo-China LoC

ITANAGAR, May 25: The artillery unit of Indian Army’s, now deployed in Upper Siang district, would organize a health checkup-cum-awareness camp in the remote and forward areas of Gelling village along Line of Actual Control (LoC) in Upper Saing district on May 28 to mark International Action Day for Women’s Health. It would be a series of health services, including medical examinations, consultations with health advisors and educational sessions on various health topics by team of doctors under the regimental medical officer. These services are specifically tailored to address the unique…

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PM mourns Atum’s death

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, May 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also mourned the passing away of noted social activist and former Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission chairman and wrote in ‘X’: “Shri Nabam Atum Ji was an outstanding social worker, who devoted his life towards popularising the unique cultural identity of Arunachal Pradesh. A devout patriot, he strengthened the Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh through its extensive outreach. “I have had the opportunity to interact with him on multiple occasions and have always respected…

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