Rebia assures shocked cyclone victims all possible GoAP help

* 5 hurt, 100 families turn roofless, over  150 houses &  huge properties damaged By Staff Reporter BANDERDEWA | Apr 28 | Strong cyclonic storm accompanied with hailstorm hit Papum Pare district and its adjoining parts of Assam hard on Thursday leaving a trail of devastation that  injured five persons, turned 100 family roofless, damaged huge properties including over 150 houses. The severe cyclone lashed Banderdewa circle, particularly Chessa-Sunajuli panchayat during 7.45 to 8.30 PM rampaged standing maize & rubber plantation crops, toppled large number of tall & battle nut…

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Will naming Beijing as Mumbai make China’s capital an Indian territory: ACCI?

  * AAPSU holds rally against China By A O News Desk ITANAGAR | Apr 24 | Braving incessant rains, All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) brigade led by its president Hawa Bagang holding placards and banners took out rally covering thoroughfare of state capital here to protest against China. Opposing Beijing’s recent move to rename six places in the state as an assertion of its claim over  the border state, hundreds of protestors shouted anti-China slogans and burnt effigies of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Global Times on April 14…

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Goyal reviews power scenario

*CMs assure to fast track 2000-mw LSP LSP daily loss Rs 10 cr The 2000-MW project in Subansiri River, at Gerukamukh on the Assam-Arunachal border, largest in India being executed by the NHPC, run into rough weather after the work came to a halt in December, 2011 due to anti-dam activists of Assam.  It has been incurring a daily loss of Rs 10 crore. “NHPC has taken into account all safety parameters. We are well aware of the fact NE India is seismic Zone V. NHPC has the facility of…

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CSP panacea to financial inclusion: Murty

Land-locked Arunachal caught in catch 22 By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR | Apr 23 | Customer service point (CSP) could serve as a panacea for financial inclusion, still a mirage in land-locked Arunachal Pradesh, if advise of NE circle State Bank of India CGM PVSLM Murty is considered. When told that a large section of state population still remain unbanked even after 70 years of independence and 30 years of statehood with only 180 bank branches, including 57 of SBI, the lead bank, Murty, in an exclusive interview to this daily on…

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Fast track connectivity to speed up dev: Khandu to NITI Aayog

  NEW DELHI | Apr 23 |  Chief Minister Pema Khandu today  advocated augmenting and fast tracking rail, road, air and IT communication to bring in transformational change in development the process of Arunachal Pradesh. While taking part in NITI Aayog governing council meeting,  chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here,  Khandu threw light on enormous strength and potential of the state in agri and allied, tourism and hydropower sectors, which he said, if systematically harnessed would lead the state to new heights. Stressing on connectivity, he said that poor connectivity…

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Skill training empowers women: NEDFi

*NYP assures market linkage By A O News Desk ITANAGAR | Apr 21 | The 40-day skill training, imparted by Arunachal National Youth Project at Chandra Nagar, is a step towards empowering state women to help them join the nation building process, said NEDFi state branch manager Alen Nabam. Addressing 40 women trainees who completed the training on   handloom at NYP office here today,  Nabam lauded the impressive products made in such short tenure and exhorted them to use the skill in most productive way and market the products to earn…

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Arunachal integral part of India: Sanjoy

China‘s move evokes reactions  * Refrain from absurd acts: ABSU(E) ITANAGAR | Apr 21 | Asserting that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India without any doubt,  APCC president Takam Sanjay today flayed China for recent its move to give Chinese names to six places of this border state. Ethnic indigenous tribal groups,  part of British India, were integrated with India, Sanjoy said in a press release, adding some tribal leaders also took part in India’s freedom movement. He stressed that Chinese Govt should not make political hype over HH…

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Secretary reviews defence issues

ITANAGAR | Apr 20 | Amidst India and China cacophony on border dispute, particularly Beijing renaming six places in Arunachal, Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu today and reviewed defence related issues in the state at a high-level meeting. Khandu discussed security related issues including land acquisition for defence purposes, status of ALGs, Missamari-Tawang railway line. On land compensation, particularly  dual compensation raised by the defence forces, Khandu said a group of ministers (GoMs) has been  constituted and its report awaited. The  process is on to grant…

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Public hearing begins for land acquisition

  By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR| April 20 | Public hearing on construction of four lane (NH-415) from Papu Nallah point began at NH administrator-CEO Talo Potom here today. There have been some lapses during land allotment and marking of structure in few cases but 15 metres distance from the centre of road , known as right of way (RoW) should be maintained or else the structure will be evicted, Potom told 50  people who attended first day for hearing on receipt of notices. He lauded former MLA Kipa Babu for his…

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Rebia seeks special package

Naidu reviews NE states’ meet ITANAGAR | Apr 20 |  UD, Town Planning, Municipal Affairs, Land Management Minister Nabam Rebia  today urged union minister to allocate Rs. 470.44 crore to Arunachal Pradesh under AMRUT (Atal mission for rejuvenation and urban transformation) as special package. Addressing a review meeting of NE states on April 18 last, chaired by  Union UD Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, Rebia argued that the  Itanagar Municipal Council was  unable to avail funding  from Asian Development Bank and JICA for infrastructure development of…

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