45-day target to hand over MLA Apartment

New bungalows for ministers in offing: Speaker By A O News Service ITANAGAR, June 21: Forty-five days’ target has been given to those who are concerned to hand over MLA Apartment located at Chimpu for the newly elected lawmakers to take possession for which urban devilment commissioner Vivek Pandey had a meeting with Assembly secretary in-charge and joint secretary on Friday to expedite the process, Speaker Tesam Pongte said. In an exclusive interview to this daily in his chamber here, Pongte said that the multi-storied MLA Apartment with four blocks…

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Woman ministers of Arunachal Pradesh | Pul 4th Minister in Khandu Ministry

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, June 21: Pointing out that Dasanglu Pul became woman minister after 36 years as published in June 14 edition of this daily was wrong, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee working president Bosiram Siram asked what about Mekup Dolo and Niani Natung? Though MLA Komoli Mossang elected from Nampong Assembly constituency during December 1984 to March 1990 was first woman Deputy Minister (Health & Family Welfare, Economics & Statics from 03.08.88) and Cabinet Minister of Industry from 27.04.90, but there were other woman ministers during Congress…

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Pink Patrolling for safety of women mooted by CM laudable: APPWWS

ITANAGAR, June 21: Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) has lauded initiative of the state Govt headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu for safety of the womenfolk. Pointing out that the CM recently had expressed his commitment to enhancing women’s safety and promoting gender equality in the state, APWWS central executive committee president Kani Nada Maling, in a statement on Friday, said that his commitment has raised positive hope for state women. “CM Khandu has said that Team Arunachal Pradesh will amplify efforts to strengthen Pink Patrolling with police control…

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NH-313 portion caves by rain triggered landslide

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, June 21: As Arunachal Pradesh has been facing the onslaught of heavy rain on arrival of the monsoon, the road between Hunli and Upper Dibang Valley district HQs Anini was damaged on Thursday disrupting traffic movement, according to official sources. Surface communication to Dibang Valley district was snapped after a stretch of National Highway-313 connecting Lower Dibang Valley district HQs Roing with Anini caved in due to incessant rain triggered landslide on Wednesday. The district administration has deployed workers and machinery to restore connectivity…

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Man’s body found from drain | Team sent to West Bengal to arrest murder suspect: SDPO

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jun 21: The mortal remains of a Bengali youth were discovered under mysterious circumstances near Arunodaya School here and retrieved by Itanagar Police on Thursday evening. Suspecting it to be a murder case, SDPO Kengo Dirchi, who had visited the spot with a team, told this daily on Friday, that the deceased belonging to West Bengal has been identified as an employee of a local sweet shop. “The body was found by locals who informed the police. Initial reports suggest that the youth was…

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APYC & NSU protest scam in NEET-UG 2024 exams 

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, June 21: Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) and state National Students’ Union  (NSUI)  unit staged protest here on Friday against talleged irregularities in NEET-UG 2024 examinations in solidarity with nationwide protests announced by the Congress against the BJP Govt’s corruption. They demanded a thorough probe against Union Ministry of Education and National Testing Agency responsible for the irregularities in the examinations. They termed the episode as deprivation of 24 lakh genuine students, said APYC president Tarh Johny, adding paper leakage was reported from many states for…

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Arunachal joins global community on 10th IYD | Practice yoga daily to remain physical fit: DyCM

From Our Correspondent PARSURAM KUND, June 21: Amid the lap of holy and picturesque Parsuram Kund, Arunachalees led by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein joined the global community in celebrating 10th International Yoga Day (IYD), themed ‘Yoga for Self and Society’,  at the Bridge point here Friday morning. Yoga, a transformative practice, represents the harmony of mind and body, balance between thought and action, and unity of restraint and fulfillment. It integrates the body, mind, spirit and soul to offer holistic approach to health and well-being that brings peace in…

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APPSC holds expert talk on smooth conduct of exams

ITANAGAR, June 21: The Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) conducted an interactive session with experts from various examination conducting bodies here on Friday in smooth conduct of examinations. The experts were former Chief Information Commissioner and former higher & technical education director Joram Begi, APSSB secretary D. Varma and NERIST director Prof Rajesh Kumar. Verma spoke on process being followed by APSSB to conduct examinations and advocated good team work for its success. Prof. Kumar highlighted procedures of NERIST in conducting its entrance examination and other important aspects. Sharing…

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NCPCR monitors protection of child rights in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, June 21:  National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chairperson Priyank Kanoongo, chaired an inter-departmental review-cum-consultative meeting in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (APSCPCR) and Women and Child Development Department here on Friday to monitor protection of child rights in the state. NCPCR member-secretary Rupali Banerjee Singh, APSCPCR chairperson Ratan Anya along with members, officers of Education, Labour & Employment, UD, Home, Social Justice, Empowerment & Tribal Affairs, H&FW, IT, Panchayati Raj and RD departments attended the meeting. A department-wise PPT presentation…

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Guv exhorts APPSC to ensure merit

ITANAGAR, June 21: Governor Lt. General (Retd) K T Parnaik advised Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) chairman Prof. Pradip Lingfaalong with members Col (Retd) Koj Tari, Rosy Taba, Jalash Pertin and secretary Parul Gaur Mittal to uphold the mandate of the Commission and ensure integrity and merit in every action when they called on him at Raj Bhavan here on Friday and submitted a special report of the APPSC. Parnaik asked them to expedite the process of conducting competitive examinations and suggested various steps to address challenges of conducting examinations…

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