INC moves Guv against ‘hollow’ APPSC to receives assurance

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Nov 19: A team of Congress leaders led by APCC president Takam Sanjoy called on Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra in Raj Bhawan here on Monday and in a memorandum sought his immediate intervention to end ongoing fiasco in 2018 Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examination (APPSCCE). Sanjoy, immediately after coming out of Raj Bhawan, told media persons that the governor has assured to examine legal aspects of the 17-point memo. He gave a patient hearing when told about various loopholes of…

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Speed up research project, sign pact: DyCM

German researcher Dr Gerhard Heller in Arunachal ITANAGAR, Nov 19: In a significant initiative towards documentation of cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Monday directed research secretary Dani Salu to speed up research work on, Audio-Visual Documentation of Cultural Heritage of Mishmi Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, a project on indigenous healing practice of Idu Mishmi Tribe. Addressing a meeting, attended by research director Batem Pertin, German psychiatrist, anthropologist & research scholar Dr Gerhard Heller here, Mein said that the project was announced in his budget speech and reflected…

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RGU hosts Dialogue on Intangible Cultural Heritage

RONO HILLS, Nov 19: A two-day colloquium – ‘Dialogue on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Communities- begun at in RGU’s Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies (AITS) here on Monday. The colloquium, organized by AITS in collaboration with Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Intangible Culture Heritage Division, New Delhi, aims at discussing various intangible cultural heritages and exploring methodologies for documenting them. In his inaugural address, VC in-charge Prof. A. Mitra stressed that in addition to its role as a provider of quality higher education, the RGU is also mandated in its charter to document and assist in promoting rich…

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Arunachal’s historic chapter ends with Runghi gone

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Nov 19: Former Agency Council member Nabam Runghi passed away in his Yupia residence closing a historic chapter of this Himalayan state. The then NEFA was granted union territory status by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at Ziro on 20.01.1972 rechristened as Arunachal Pradesh. But democracy was born in this state with the inauguration of first Agency Council session by the then Governor of Assam BK Nehru on 03.12.1969. The Agency Council, equivalent to Legislative Assembly, was headed by Nehru as chairman, MP Daying Ering,…

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7th NERIST convocation | Think out of box to be job givers, not seekers: Guv  

NIRJULI, Nov 19: The society has enabled NERIST students to become competent academic degree holders and it is their time now to pay back to the society, Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) said on Monday. In his presidential to 7th convocation of North Eastern Region Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) here on Monday, he called upon them to think out of box to become entrepreneurs to change common ‘study for job’ concept, rather be job givers. He reminded the passing out students of their fundamental duties enshrined in Constitution…

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BRO DG Lt Gen Harpal Singh on 2-day mission to Arunachal  

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Nov 19: With roads along Indo-China border on New Delhi radar, BRO Director General Lt Gen Harpal Singh is expected to be on two-day tour to Arunachal Pradesh from Tuesday to inspect operational critical roads in Taksing and Tama Chung Chung–Bidak sector of Upper Suabansiri district under Project Arunanak. The DG, accompanied with Arunanak CE Brig RS Rawal, fly to the site along Indo-China border for inspection, BRO sources told this daily. The BRO made road to Tama Chung Chung sector which was made…

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Arunachal Paragliding Fest concludes | Himachal’s Billing 1st in spot landing

From Our Correspondent SEPPA, Nov 19: Three-day Arunachal Paragliding Festival, organized by Arunachal Paragliding Association (APA) in support of youth affairs department, with mass participation from various parts of the country and abroad at Lumdung in picturesque Papu Valley here concluded on Monday. Bir Billing from Himachal Pradesh emerged as winner of spot landing competition while Omraj Gurung and Deshvir Jimi from Nepal stood 2nd and 3rd respectively. Participants from Nepal, Indonesia, Canada, USA, Soulvenia and other Indian states highlighted their experiences on huge paragliding potential in Papu Valley. Sports Authority of…

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World Toilet Day celebrated

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: The World Toilet Day (WTD) was celebrated in a benefitting manner at Chimpu and at Naharlagun IMC with great enthusiasm amidst huge participation of students, teachers & public. Capital Complex DC Prince Dhawan flagged of the WTD rally from Chimpu GS School Chimpu, joined other PH&WS officers & officials, students and public till it terminated at Govt. middle school. Dhawan, in his address, advocated that it is time for children to imbibe basic habits to be followed lifelong and urged them to do so. The Capital Complex has…

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6th North East Youth Festival | Arunachal team bags 4 medals

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: A 33-member contingent, who took part in four-day 6th North East Youth Festival on behalf of Arunachal Pradesh, has won four medals – 1 each gold & bronze and 2 silver. The event, organised by Union Youth Affair & Sports Ministry in collaboration with Tripura Govt at Agartala, concluded on Sunday, according to an official release. They took part folk song & dance, painting, clay modeling and instrumental guitar out of six events. The medal recipients included Gold: Rock Band – Tepu Raji Tamin (vocalist), Bapu Dulom (lead…

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Districts finalized to set by KVs

KVS chairman arrives at Guv’ invitation ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Governor Brig (Retd) B.D. Mishra, in his presidential address, to high-level meeting at Raj Bhavan here on Monday after in-depth discussion finalized Kurung Kumey, Dibang Valley, Namsai, Upper Subansiri, Anjaw, West Siang and Upper Sziang districts to set new KVs Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Kendriya Vidhyala Sangathan (KVS) commissioner Santosh K Mall, state’s education secretary Dr. Madhu Rani Teotia, and education joint secretary Rahul Singh were present. Pointing out that education is OF paramount importance for any society, the governor…

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