Democracy incomplete without media: Dokum

Will new era herald for media soon? By A O News Service ITANAGAR, June 20: Media is fourth pillar of democracy, others being Legislature, Executive and Judiciary, said Information and Public Relations Minister Nyato Dokum when state media fraternity led by Arunachal Pres Club (APC) president Dodum Yangfo and Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalist (APUWJ) president Amar Sangno called on him in his Civil Secretariat office here on Wednesday. “The democracy is incomplete without the media being its essence for which it has to play a vital rule. The…

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Khandu proves politics as ‘Game of Possibility’ too!

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, June 20: It is said that politics is a ‘Game of Chance’, but some politicians with good deeds change it to ‘Game of Possibility’. The way former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee   [13 days in 1996, 13 months (1998-1999), full term of NDA coalition (1999-2004) is credited with teaching a lesson to Pakistan in Kargil War in Siachen Glacier (Operation Vijay), introduced many domestic economic and infrastructural reforms, encouraged private sector and foreign investments, reduced governmental waste, encouraged R&D, privatization of some government owned corporations, NH Development, Pradhan Mantri…

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Viksit Arunachal – GoAP’s sole goal: DyCM

NAMSAI, June 20: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on his maiden visit after taking oath, inaugurated district emporium here on Thursday and in his address said that Viksit Arunachal remains sole objective of the GoAP toeing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Viksit Bharat. Empowerment of youth, women and uplift of rural & farmers’ economy would be prioritized, he said. The emporium, funded by NITI Aayog under Aspirational District Programme, aims to empower local artisans and entrepreneurs by giving them dedicated space to showcase and sell their products besides promote…

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Khandu chairs meet on monsoon preparedness

ITANAGAR, June 20: Chief Minister Pema Khandu chaired a review meeting with Department of Disaster Management to assess the state’s monsoon preparedness here on Wednesday that focused on proactive measures and coordinated efforts to manage and mitigate monsoon-related challenges. “Stressing on state’s commitment to ensure the safety and well-being of its citizens during the monsoon season as our top priority”, he said, “We are committed to proactive measures and coordinated efforts to effectively manage and mitigate monsoon-related challenges. Let’s stay alert and work together for a resilient Arunachal Pradesh.” Nalo…

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GoAP effects major bureaucratic reshuffle

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, June 20: The state Govt effected a major bureaucratic reshuffle by appointing Kaling Tayeng, a 1998 batch IAS officer, as principal secretary (election), said an order issued by chief secretary Dharmendra on Wednesday. Vivek Pandey appointed as commissioner (urban affairs-UD, town planning, urban local bodies & housing) in place of chief electoral officer Pawan Kumar Sain, who became commissioner (health & family welfare) with additional charge of public health engineering & water supply to replace Audesh Kumar Singh, who became secretary to CM.  Moreover, Sadhana…

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WSDOA & JAC halt stir after stadium completion assurance

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, June 20: West Siang District Olympics Association (WSDOA) and the Joint Action Committee (JAC) called off a peaceful and bandh call, scheduled on June 20 after T.K Engineering Consortium Pvt. Ltd director Techi Tara assured to complete construction of Multi-Purpose Outdoor Stadium at by October 31. The executing agency assured to expedite the construction but urged sports department to release funds regularly on tine. The construction of the stadium, sanctioned under special plan assistance scheme, was halted eight years ago affecting the sports enthusiasts. The WSDOA,…

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Education to be focus with coop of one and all, says trendsetter Sona

‘Rs 70 cr released for students’ scholarship’ Sona, who was briefed various pressing issues by officers during first review meeting, attended by advisor to education Mutchu Mithi and commissioner Amjad Tak here on Thursday, expressed serious concern over the current state of education, noting that it falls short of expectations and urged them to enhance their efforts to address these challenges. While discussing delay in disbursement of post matric scholarship, he hinted at frustration of the students, saying that Rs 70 crore has been released by Union Ministry of Tribal…

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RIWATCH celebrates National Reading Day

KHINJILI, June 20: The Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions Cultures and Heritage (RIWATCH) celebrated National Reading Day, themed ‘Empowering Young Minds through Reading’, in its campus here near Lower Dibang Valley district HQs Roing on Wednesday. Tezu-based Youth Library Movement (YLM) senior volunteer Banika Kri, in her address,  stressed  on  importance of concentration in reading and exploring diverse genres of books while highlighting  benefits of reading, like enhancing vocabulary, soft skills and writing proficiency followed by demonstrating storytelling techniques to captivate the students YLM senior volunteers Bethem Marai and Keselo…

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Miscreants damage suspension bridge

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jun 20: Some miscreants have damaged the Yangte suspension bridge in Krada Daadi district amidst All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte and Taraklengdi Students’ Union (APCYGTSU) re-election process, Many commuters of both directions have been stranded due to damage made upon the bridge. Observing the escalating situation, district magistrate Likha Radh has temporarily suspended re-election process until resolution of the conflict by representatives of all parties to arrive at an amicable solution. The re-election was scheduled during June 20-23 last. 20

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Raj Bhavan celebrates West Bengal Diwas

ITANAGAR, June 20: In the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, foundation day of West Bengal was celebrated at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday with traditional Bengali fervor and traditions with participation of Governor Lt. General (Retd) K T Parnaik and his wife Anagha Parnaik. Greeting West Bengal communities living in Arunachal Pradesh, Parnaik lauded them for contributing substantially to states progress to make the people proud of them. He also conveyed good wishes of all Arunachalees to West Bengal people. While recalling cultural and natural richness of West Bengal,…

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