AAPSU endorses Dec 10 NE bandh call of NESO

ITANAGAR, Dec 08: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has unanimously endorsed the 11-hour Northeast band from 5 am to 4 pm called by North East Students Union (NESO) against proposed introduction of contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Parliament on Monday despite stiff opposition.. Thus, AAPSU president Hawa Bagang, in a release, asked presidents and general secretaries of all its federal units to ensure success of the democratic movement in all districts. However, essential services, including ambulance, milk van, press persons, magistates/police/para military forces on duty will be…

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Modi-Shah led BJP Govt act threat to India: APCC

ITANAGAR, Dec 08: Accusing Modi-Shah led BJP Govt of putting India’s centuries-old practice of communal harmony and peaceful coexistence of  different communities under threat, the APCC, in a release, opposed the CAB, saying it is against basic structure of Constitution of India, especially violating Article 14 and 15. “It is very unfortunate that the Centre is arrogantly imposing the divisive CAB by ignoring the democratic  and secularist aspects of the Constitution,” the APCC charged in a release, adding “ the cabinet is not above the Constitution and its decision is biased beyond…

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PMGSY road works in Tarasso halted by Assam forest officials

*Biswanath DC calls inter-state border meet By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Dec 08: Assam’s forest department officials of Biswanath district along with a huge contingent of armed force and forest protection force reportedly halted under construction PMGSY road in Tarasso circle of Papum Pare district on Saturday. The ongoing 20-km PMGSY road from Ramghat to Radasso in Tarasso circle to link several villages of the circle within Arunachal Pradesh territory, a top official said. However, locals termed their action as wrong but unfortunate as the team took the pretext of…

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Rapes, murders reflect insecurity of women | APWWS seeks enactment of law

ITANAGAR, Dec 08: Terming recent rape and murder of a vet in Hyderabad, burning of a rape victim in Unnao and two women raped and killed within a week’s time as disturbing trend towards safety of woman, Arunachal Pradesh women’s welfare society (APWWS) asked the GoI to frame a law to ensure full security to the rape survivor, family members, witnesses and lawyer if they are threatened by the accused. Killing of Unnao rape survivor has once again reflected the failure of prevailing system which spread a sense of fear and insecurity…

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Anini to host Gandhinagar IIT research seminar on Idu-Mishmi

ITANAGAR, Dec 08: The humanities and social sciences discipline of Gandhinagar-based IIT will organize two-day Dibang research seminar on ‘Initiating Dialogue between Idu Mishmi,’ at Dibang Valley district HQs Anini from December 10. The seminar is being conducted to create a platform for researchers working in Dibang Valley to share their research with the residents of Idu Mishmi community of the district and initiate a dialogue between the local community and the researchers to share their findings besides identifying new areas of research while giving stress on the community’s needs…

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Dance of demonitisation continues unabated  

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar On this day in 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes would cease to be ‘legal tender’ (promissory notes). Total 86% of all currency notes in circulation were made trash but failed stated objectives to unearth black money, clean-up counterfeit currency and end terror financing. The RBI, on 30.08.017 in its report on demonetisation report, said 99% of banned notes came back into the banking system which trashes all claims of PM Modi that the move…

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New GST return system to be effective wef Apr 1 | Complicacies could bring serious consequences: CA

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Dec 07: The Govt of India would implement new Good & Services Tax (GST) return wef April 1, 2020 for which Itanagar CGST & central excise office conducted a meeting of tax returnees and professionals to seek feed backs here on Saturday. Tax deputy commissioner G Pangmai explained the payment process including online by eligible traders to smoothen tax return & payment for traders. There are total over 11,000 tax returnees in Arunachal Pradesh – about 5,000 registered with CGST commissionerate and rest with…

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Cleft lip operation planned at Guwahati

* HH to sponsor 100 NE children * 600 Ops in Arunachal: Dr Jini By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Dec 07: The cleft lip is birth defect which can be brought to normal shape through a series of surgeries but with minimal scarring. Thus, such operation by senior surgeons has been planned at Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre during January 17 to 22 next. The Helping Hands (HH) has taken the initiative in collaboration with Smile Asia Singapore, its founder Robin Hibu said, adding that both orgnisations would sponsor cost of 100 children of…

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Hunter nabbed with hunted wild boar and gun

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Dec 07: One Sanjoy Litin was arrested from D. Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary on intervening night of Thursday and Friday and a hunted female wild boar, one 12 bore SBBL gun (No. Choke 183, 1 KG 420-7500), one live and three used up cartridges were seized from his possession. Informing this, Sibiyamukh range officer Domek Koyu said that his patrolling team heard by a gun shot in the wee hours of Thursday near Balun area and alerted about presence of poachers inside the sanctuary. However, four hunters…

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Cleanliness is next to godliness: Brig Chonker

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Dec 07: “Cleanliness is next to godliness is a most common and famous proverb which means cleanliness is everything for the goodness,” said BRO’s Project Arunank chief engineer Brig AS Chonker while addressing around 70 officers, other ranks, youths and students playing in Polo or Mahatma Gandhi Park here on Friday afternoon. Underscoring the importance of cleanliness of own surroundings to maintain hygienic and stay fit, he said that Project Arunank has been proactive to keep Arunachal Pradesh environment clean. The Arunank fraternity picked up…

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