Enough jamin & hardworking jarus can catapult ‘New Arunachal’

Green tea marketer Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar With fast changing time simpleton Arunachalees are learning the mantras not only to earn decent livelihood but to go beyond the border in search of greener pastures. Though many have succeeded in doing so, newcomers in the field are learning faster. The workshop on ‘capacity building and export awareness’, conducted by trade and commerce team led by secretary Oink Panyang, would not only accelerate the process but would serve more than what meet the eyes. It is a sheer coincidence that…

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Indo-China border roads to be complete on time: Naik

·         Timely completion of hilly lifeline laudable: Tashi Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Reacting to Thursday’s announcement of Union MoS for Defence Shripad Naik and BRO DG Lt. Gen. Harpal Singh  that key road projects along the India-China border would be completed within the deadline, lawmaker Jambay Tashi welcomed the move as hill people face greatest problems for transportation of men and materials. His constituency Lumla spreads up to Zemithang and T Gonpa along China border that witnessed 1962 Chinese aggression. Responding to questions on ongoing road works by Border Roads Organisation (BRO),…

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History needs to record glorious 1962 chapter

*Martyr Thapa news made a difference: Nalo Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar “Oh lawmaker, you are from Tama Chum Chung ridge, located in Upper Subansiri district bordering China, which had witnessed tactical fighting between jawans of China’s People’s Liberation Army and Indian Army during 1962 war,” – was the reply to Tourism Minister Nakap Nalo who was inquisitive as to why many media persons were approaching to interview him. Admitting that he was born in Orak village under Lemiking circle where the memorial of 1962 martyr Shere Thapa of…

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Arunachal Pradesh political evolution unique

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar The political evolution of North East Frontier Tracts (NEFT) in 1946 (to be administrated by the Governor of Assam by virtue of Indian Independence Act 1947 during 15.08.1947 to 2.01.1950) to be designated as North East Frontier Agency (NEFA) and becoming Union Territory on 20.01.72 rechristened as Arunachal Pradesh is unique but change of colours of politicians during last two decades is equally unique. Political evolution:  The GoI due to problem of communication and defiance had decided to administer NEFTs as “Excluded Area” through…

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Keralite Jishma – a creative woman with substance

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar “When in Rome, do as the Romans do. …” – goes the adage means “it is advisable to follow the conventions of the area in which you are residing or visiting”. And Keralite daughter Jishma S Nair is a shining example. She landed in this Himalayan state with her parents – father T Sundaran Nair and mother Rema Nair – in 2004 while studying class-II. Her father an ayurvedic doctor had opened a clinic at Namsai. Her parents went back to Kerala, but she continued to study…

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BJP’s ties with Aruanachal dates back to 1978

By Pradeep Kumar Beyond the Horizon Though Arunachal Pradesh graduated to parliamentary democracy in 1978 but it has historical ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). How? The first election to 30-member house of then union territory was conducted on  25.02.78. Janata Party had secured 17 seats, People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) got 8 and independents managed 5 and P K Thungon-led JP Govt was installed on 14.03.78. With the breakdown of Morarji Desai-led JP Govt. at the Centre, Thungon ministry collapsed on 06.09.79, opposition PPA raised its strength to 12 with…

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Flight of fancy lands with a bang leaving NE damsels hapless!

* Jet Airways oldest private airline took off nearly 26 years ago By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, May 18: It was a flight of fancy which grounded with a bang spoiling the dreams of many high inspiring NE girls who had boarded as airhostesses five years ago after passing class-XII. The despair and helplessness of those retrenched high flyers was visible recently when they were staging protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi demanding revival of Jet Airways. Commenting on the situation, Delhi Police special commissioner Robin Hibu said that he had…

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Will Arunachal wake up to tap vast fish sector-II

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Why Arunachal Pradesh can’t be fish exporter, If 22 opium cultivators of Anjaw district could be converted to large size cardamom producer by National Youth Project (NYP) through skill development training (SDT) to earn Rs 1.76 crore from first harvest, and if this state could be largest producer of kiwi? I pinpoint about fish and would like to quote the example of world’s most-prized endangered tuna fish sold for Rs 21 crore in Japan on 01.01.19. Mahesh Meher and his brother Bharat had caught…

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Will Arunachal wake up to tap vast fish sector-I

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Arunachalees are basically fishitarians, but large varieties of fish in huge quantities brought from outside, including Andhra Pradesh, flood local markets of the state. This Himalayan state criss-crossed by numerous perennial rivers and streams besides having large number of lakes offers huge scopes for fisheries and aquaculture cultivation. But ‘why’ has few unanswered answers. 1st, Arunachalees are yet to realize the potential of fish though many are cultivators. 2nd, how many are aware that fish is a large industry contributes around 1% to India’s…

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Does ‘Hunter’s Moon’ or ‘Jaeger Moon’ appear as two Suns in sky?

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Pictures in social media claiming recently the lunar event called ‘Hunter’s Moon’ or ‘Jaeger Moon’ which showed two Suns in the sky due to illusion. Such claim is due to Moon being at a specific angle in relation to the Sun reflects the sun’s light, giving the appearance of two Suns in the sky. However, claiming two Suns are false. Astronomy: If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, look for the moon to be bright and full-looking for several nights beginning around October 23 or…

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