GST to boost Arunachal economy: CM

  ITANAGAR | Apr 19 | Arunachal will soon see benefits after the introduction of Goods and Services Taxes (GST) as assured by  Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who is also Minister for Tax and Excise, over a meeting of 5th departmental review meeting of Tax, Excise & Narcotics today. According to him, GST, which is a destination based tax, will increase the tax revenue of a consumer state and after its implementation; the projected growth of excise revenue will soar up to additional Rs. 145 crore in the current fiscal year, making it…

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Decadal Nyishi Day celebrated with enthusiasm

ITANAGAR | Apr 19 | The occasion of the Decadal Nyishi Day saw the meeting of two iconic histories coming up together for a meaningful celebration of the Nyishi community at Nyokum Lapang ground today. On this day, the nomenclature of one of the largest tribes of state was converted from ‘Dafla’ to ‘Nyishi’. The 15 year long cordial bonding between Nyishis and its neighbour, Bodos from Assam was fondly remembered. Chief Guest Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) President Toren Boro focused on the peace and integrity amongst the indigenous tribes…

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CM lauds GoI for approving 8 Rly lines

* Bhalukpong-Tenga-Tawang line may cost Rs 40,000 cr ITANAGAR | Apr 18 | Chief Minister Pema Khandu today welcomed sanctioning of eight new railway lines connecting several locations along  the foothills of Arunachal, including three proposed railway lines extending to Tawang, Aalo and connecting Pasighat-Roing-Tezu. Eight new railway lines — 18-km Itakhola- Seijosa, 96-km Doomdooma-Namsai-Wakro, 60-km Dangri – Roing, 20-km Naharkatia-Deomali, 75- km Lekhapani-Nampong-New Khamlang-Deben  & 300-km Tinsukia -Pasighat via Kanubari — were sanctioned by the Railway Ministry at insistence of Khandu . Terming it as dream come true, Khandu said d…

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GoAP to act on basic police needs: Taram 

Police lauded for no law & order problem   By A O News Desk NAHARLAGUN | Apr 18 | Home Parliamentary Secretary Pani Taram today appreciated the police personnel and other security forces for working with commitment leading to normal situation without any law and order situation in Capital Complex. However, after a surprise inspection of local police station here, he took note of lack of infrastructures and residential accommodation for the police personnel though they work without any time schedule. While inspecting the  PS lock up, he stressed on improving…

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APST students entitled for stipends: Dr Padu

Excelling AUS eyes  global standard  ITANAGAR | Apr 18 | Namsai-based Arunachal University of Studies (AUS), established in 2012, inking one after another records, is conscientiously working towards global status. Good deeds naturally draw the attention of negative forces as was witnessed recently. Though around 1,200 students of AUS have received directorate of higher & technical education (DHTE) stipends till date still around 250 students are yet to receive the same. The stipend is solely disbursed by DHTE to the students bank accounts directly. The incident involved two persons which included…

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CM okays hike in death compensation of man-animal conflict

State Board for Wildlife ITANAGAR | Apr 18 |  Chief Minister Pema Khandu while chairing the 1st meeting of the State Board for Wildlife here in presence of Parliamentary Secretary for Forests & Environment C T Mein, Advisor to CM Japu Deru and legislators TageTaki, Paknga Bage and Laisam Simai. Khandu gave a patient hearing to the submissions made by the state Wildlife division and suggestions put in by Board Members who hail from various conservation and wildlife protection fields. In his remarks, Khandu assured that the Board shall meet…

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BRO DG inspects critical border roads

  NAHARLAGUN | Apr 17 | Border Roads Director General Lt Gen SK Shrivastava reviewed progress of very  critical border roads of this sensitive border state during his third trip since Apr12 last. Accompanied  with Project Arunank CE SK Tripathi, they toured Upper Subansiri region for first hand assessment of critical Tama Chung Chung (TCC)-Taksing, and TCC- Maza roads . These roads are located along Indo-China border. After aerial survey of the air maintained detachments and dozers on various roads, the DG landed at TCC for ground inspection. He walked…

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AAPSU urges VC to make RGU a role model

ITANAGAR |  Apr 17 | All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) met RGU Vice Chancellor to review state’s educational scenario and apprised him of the aspirations of the students. In a 10-poiny, AAPSU highlighted the initiatives required by stat’s lone central university and exhorted the VC for an exemplary role in infrastructure development to met educational needs of present generation. Taking serious note of the fact that RGU has been lagging behind in infrastructure in comparison to other central varsities of the country. The RGU should have a proper road map and initiate steps to beautify…

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Shatabdi Express status unknown

  * Kaso urges ministry to notify goods train service By Pradeep Kumar BORUM | Apr 16 | The  12-coach tri-weekly Shatabdi Express from Dibrugarh to Naharlagun, announced by Railway Ministry, though reportedly scheduled did not arrive here Saturday evening, railway staff told this daily today. This service on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from Dibrugarh and Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from Naharlagun, for which  coaches had arrived at Dibrugarh, will come as a relief for huge commuters frequenting to Dibrugarh as a link between upper Assam and Itanagar, this daily had published in its March 31edition…

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HM moots Longte as state festival

‘Maintain cultural values of festivals’ *’Humans ajuba on earth’ HH 14th Dalai Lama, who during his recent state visit responding to a question as to what is ajuba (miracle) on the earth and why as he has been reborn for 14 times, had quipped: Aadmi, jo daulat kamate kamte sabkuch bhul jata hey. Lekin bimar ho kar sara dault gawa deta hey (Human beings, who forget everything to earn easy bucks, but become ill to spend all earning)   By Pradeep Kumar NIRUBJULI | Apr 16 |  Longte unparallel among…

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