Has India built airports along Indo-China border?- I

Pasighat Airport operational first Marking a historic moment and milestone for the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh, Alliance Air ATR-42 aircraft had landed successfully at Pasighat Airport on 23.04.18 paving the way for operation of commercial flights. “It was lovely flight to Pasighat, we are really proud that we are making history, people of Arunachal are really going to enjoy Alllinace Air,” flight inspector captain NS Lohan had said and appreciated the runaway and infrastructures of terminal building and wished the best for future operations in opening upto the rest…

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Infrastructures to boost link to strategic Sino-Indian border-II

(Reuters representational image) By Pradeep Kumar Beyond the Horizon While the effort is on to connect remote mountainous areas by rail link, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways is also working towards the avowed goal of “seamless Northeast”. It has set a target of awarding projects worth Rs 1 lakh crore in the next five years in the region. The implementation of the road projects has been entrusted to various agencies, including the BRO under MoD, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd…

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Infrastructures to boost link to strategic Sino-Indian border-I

  By Pradeep Kumar Beyond the Horizon India is improving road and rail connectivity to strategically located China border to facilitate quick mobilisation of troops and better defence and 4.9-km road-cum-rail Bogibeel Bridge across mighty Brahmaputra in Assam, longest rail-cum-road bridge in India is ready for inauguration by Prime Minister on Dec 25 to fulfill the dream of former PM, later Atal Behari Vajpayee. PM Modi to fulfill Vajpayee’s dream  While this bridge would enable the army to take men and supplies from its Dibrugarh base in Assam to Sino-Indian…

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Parliament panel draft | BJP stalls negative report on Demonetization hiding truth

Beyong the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar The actions of the BJP members on the committee have saved the government the trouble of facing the report’s criticism of the demonetisation exercise. There will be no parliamentary critique of the shock decision to demonetise the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 08.11.16. The Bharatiya Janata Party, using its majority in the parliamentary standing committee on finance, has derailed a discussion on or adoption of a report that criticised demonetisation as an “ill-conceived”…

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Nature as world’s best teacher forewarns, who bothers?

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Nature is a great but best teacher.  No wonder our ancestors used to look up to nature to understand about life itself. Our ancient scriptures are filled with hymns devoted to nature, as we treated nature as God in many instances. The sun, moon, trees, rivers, etc. were treated as divine creatures. Let us also see what we could learn from them: Sun: The giver of light, energy, seasons … the list is endless. But what we could learn most from it is how we…

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APWWWS proves ‘Seeing is believing’ adage right

By Pradeep Kumar Beyond the Horizon A woman plays multi-faceted role in the society as a daughter, sister wife and mother. But as mother, she has been entrusted with moral responsibility of future progenies for the humanity to sustain. However, when the mothers channalise their creative energies it makes a huge difference. Assam tea industry is the best example. Tea is considered as the most important crop in Assam. It has been producing some of the finest teas in the world. Assam produces about 51% of the tea produced in…

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Tale of a majestic nocturnal bird owl!

By Pradeep Kumar Beyond the Horizon Seeing a rarely found white owl, probably an Indian eagle-owl, near Naharlagun power house around 1.30 am on Friday forced my inquisitive to did little research to know more. The outcome was mind boggling toeing Indian tradition that a white owl usually depicts wealth and prosperity as Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity and here carrier is a white owl. So a white owl depicts the presence of the goddess herself & seeing a white owl during Lakshmi Puja is much more special. Metaphysician…

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Tirap – a repository of inborn talents

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar RGU may take lead New vice chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University Prof. Saket Kushwaha within no time has reflected his desire to do something different for giving a new direction to higher education in the state. As skill training is in his radar, the knowledge of such inborn talents could be channelized by the varsity with a win win situation for the hidden professionals and varsity. Tirap district carries a negative impression because of insurgency imported from other side of the international border, but…

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Nabam Runghi – the man he was!

Let’s make Itanagar of Runghi’s dream: CM That is why CM Khandu during his last rites on Tuesday made a fervent call to one and all to make Itanagar as state capital of Runghi’s dream. Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Former NEFA Council member Nabam Runghi, a prominent social worker born on 20th April, 1935 passed away around 9 pm on Sunday leaving behind a rich legacy. Born to Nabam Tajik and Panye Yamer of Bobia village under Leporiang circle, Sagalee sub-division of Papum Pare district, he is survived…

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Tajo living testimony of Arunachal’s cultural mosaic

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Arunachal Pradesh is known for its unique but time tested rich cultural heritage and traditions which are still preserved by the common people despite the impacts of modernity. One Tenung Tajo, living in Naharlagun is a glittering example. He always comes out of home in traditional Nysihi outfit to draw attention. Though I have been seeing him for last few decades and attempted to take a snap, but failed miserably. It is well neigh impossible to take his picture. However, coincidentally one of my…

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