Riba-led team wins laurels at IGMS

Riba & Yate Padin in ornament stall By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Arunachal Pradesh cultural ambassador Nyayir Riba is presently attending a three-day tribal festival leading a six-member team at Bhopal-based Indira Gandhi Manava Sangrahalaya (IGMS) since December 13. The festival includes exhibitions of tribal of literature, craft market, indigenous tribal cuisines and cultural presentation, IGMS officer Ashok Kumar Sharma told this daily over telephone on Saturday. Cultural team from Arunachal, Manipur and Mizoram, are taking part on being sponsored by Allahabad-based North Zone Cultural Centre, he…

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Arunachal could produce Mary Kom: Shihan Tara

Project implementation poor despite enough funds By Pradeep Kumar NAHARLAGUN, Dec 15: Arunachal Pradesh Govt deserves appreciation for allocating fund, perhaps highest in the country, by attaching top priority to sports sector, All India Karate-Do Federation vice president Shihan Likha Tara said. Making special mention of Sports & Youth Affairs (S&YA) Minister Dr Mohesh Chai and secretary Dani Salu to give a new thrust to sports sector, he regretted that the funds are failing to meet the purpose for the projects are not being implemented as per sports requirement and…

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Tourism to be game changer for Arunachal: CM

DAMBUK, Dec 15: Chief Minister Pema Khandu today attended the opening day of 5th edition of Orange Festival of Adventure and Music and flagged off the JK Tyre Orange 4X4 Fury, the ultimate natural off-roading event. Addressing the inaugural event, he said tourism festivals in the state such as Ziro Festival of Music, Mechuka Adventure Festival & Orange Festival were initiated during his tenure as tourism minister. Tourism will be game changer for Arunachal and particularly for eastern Arunachal. The connectivity progresses in the region will see competition among each other and…

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Former Arunachal chief secy Gupta no more

Gupta (1st from left) during his book release By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Former Lt. Governor of Andaman Nicobar Islands and former chief secretary of Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura, IP Gupta passed away at his residence in Delhi on Wednesday last. He was 87 and survived by two sons and a daughter, former APCC president Padi Richo informed quoting Gupta’s family sources. Born on 05.02.31 at Arrah in Bhojpur district of Bihar, Ishwari Prasad Gupta was a 1958 batch IAS officer of Manipur-Tripura cadre. He served as DC in Arunachal…

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APCC flays CM & Rijiju for telling lies in public

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The APCC on Saturday slammed Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Union MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju for continuously lying during Pakke-Kessang district inauguration on Friday. It was a shoddy delivery of speech in which Rijiju took credit for developments brought by Congress in the state. Frontier Highway (FH) and Industrial Corridor projects were coined by Congress  which Rijiju copied  and  shamelessly included in his 2014 election agenda and made random announcements  to woo votes. However, APCC, in a release, questioned as to why those promises vanished into air. While there is no industry in the…

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CM begins 2nd leg Arunachal Rising Campaign

ROING, Dec 15:  Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday began his six-day second leg of Arunachal Rising Campaign (ARC) from Kangkong village here to cover Lower Dibang Valley, Dibang Valley, Anjaw, Lohit and Siang districts. After inaugurating ACR, Khandu, in his address, lauded Lower Dibang Valley administration for reaching out to about 15,000 beneficiaries by conducting sarkar aapke dwar (SAD) in eight different locations across the district. He expressed satisfaction over the pace of such campaigns and lauded the efforts of DC. People are now coming to know more about…

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Street vendors undergo training

TEZU, Dec 15: A day-long training-cum-workshop of street vendors on various components of Day-NULM was conducted by DUDA here on Saturday. EE-cum-DUDA secretary, in his address, said the Union Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministry flagship programme aimed at reducing poverty and vulnerability of urban poor households by enabling them access to gainful employment and skilled wage employment opportunities. SULM SMM Jemina Taba spoke on role of town vending committee as per Street Vendors Act, 2011 while her colleague Joram Umang spoke on roles of SHGs, ALFs, city livelihood centre…

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4 nabbed with 30 kg ganja

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Dec 15: Capital Police have arrested four persons during Friday-Saturday mid-night here and seized 30 kg ganja from their possession, SP M Harsh Vardhan said. A police team led by OC inspector K Yangfo, SI Sushant S Jha and constable during patrolling caught three youths smoking ganaja in Papu Nallah area, who during interrogation identified the source in Prem Nagar area. The team raided the place and caught the supplier and seized the narcotic materials, the SP added.

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IPR trains communicators

PASIGHAT, Dec 15: Twenty-two teachers of secondary and higher schools of East Siang district, engaged as communicators under Arunachal Rising Campaign (ARC) by IPR department were imparted training here on Friday last. DC Tamiyo Tatak, in his inaugural address, asked them to take up the training seriously and get all doubts cleared to disseminate knowledge in scheduled classes, give weekly feedback to department concerned. A number of welfare schemes launched for infrastructure development, health and hygiene, irrigation and cultivation, education sector have resulted in positive changes in life of the…

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FOB hold SBM event

TEZU, Dec 15: The Tezu field outreach bureau (FOB) unit organized a special outreach programme on Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) at Alubari GS School in Namsai district. The event began with a mass awareness rally with slogan shouting students, teachers, anganwadi workers, GBs and public covering the through fair of the village and after culmination the participants were administered a pledge to maintain cleanliness. B.S. Mavi of education department addressed them as resource person, followed by address of headmaster M.L. Gupta and Alubari GB Ghana Das while FOB officer P….

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