Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival | Beauty Pageant to change fashion culture

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Jan 19: The three-day Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival, inaugurated at Seijosa by Governor Brig. (Retd) B. D. Mishra on Saturday, is the only environment conservative festival of Arunachal Pradesh, known as state of festivals. The festival was initiated by the local people as rich environment of East Kameng district not only hosts country’s only recognized Hornbill sanctuary with huge population of the state bird but also contributes to biodiversity hotspots. Arunachal has been identified as one of the world’s “ecological hotspots”. However, the festival…

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KV at Namsai to open from April  

NAMSAI, Jan 18: Kedriya Vidyalaya Sangathan notified on Thursday to set up a new Kendriya Vidyalaya at Namsai to start with class I to class V academic session for which the admission will begin soon. It will function from April next for which the DC has lauded state governor for his keen interest to have more KVs in the state. Moreover, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and local MLA Zingnu Namchoom deserve appreciation for their untiring efforts to achieve the goal, according to an official release.

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IPPI a WHO initiative; Dr Singh

ITANAGAR, Jan 18: Eradication of polio is a global initiative following World Health Assembly resolution in 1988, senior medical officer Dr S K Singh said in his address to  an orientation training on intensified pulse polio immunization (IPPI) at Lathao PHC in Namsai district on Saturday as resource person. The nation-wide IPPI would be taken up on Monday with targeted age groups 0-5-years, he said, adding India is among the world’s large reservoirs of wild poliovirus with 559 confirmed cases which calls for committed works with sincerity, according to an official…

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DySP murder accused killed in police firing

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 18: Tagyung Yangfo alias Jombo Yangfo, accused of killing deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Bomto Kamdak  in 2016 and carrying a reward for information leading to his arrest, was reportedly killed in an encounter at Rama Camp, Dirang in West Kameng district on Saturday morning. Kamdak, posted as a DSP in East Kameng district, was killed in an exchange of gunfire between the police and miscreants at Seppa on 13.08.16. DGP RP Upadhyay told media persons in PHQ here on Saturday that a…

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Fit India Walkthon rally conducted

From Rinchin Khaandu BOMDILA, Jan 18: Fit India Walkthon rally from Buddha Stadium to New Bomdila that culminated at Buddha stadium here on Saturday, organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra which saw 253, including Before flagging off the marathon, EAC Sang Khandu said that “This walkathon is a small step towards the path of a fit and healthy life”. The event saw participation of CO Kesang Wangda, finance and account officer Gombu Dingla, NYK accountant Abhijit Borah, assistant professors Tenzin Minto & Tashi Phuntso and students of Bomdila GHSS Shanti Deva…

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OWA activities impress NCPCR member visits OWA

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 19: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) member Dr RG Anand was highly impressed with the humanitarian services rendered by (OWA) here to the needy, suppressed underprivileged sections of the society, particularly women and children, victimized by inhuman acts, for the last many years. He along with Guwahati-based NIPCCD regional centre deputy director Dr. Manju Dhondiyal and CDPO (H)-cum-Poshan state nodal officer D.K. Thungon visited the OWA, including its Women Helpline, Free Legal Aid Clinic, Oju Craft Centre-cum-Sales Emporium, Children Home and Specialised Adoption Agency besides Oju…

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Humans even test God’s ability!

9By Jishma S Nair Though almighty God is believed to be the creator of universe, including the human being according to mythology but the humans never hesitate to test the ability of God. Once suddenly God appeared before a very intelligent person who then asked: Oh God please “keep all my friends and family happy, all the time.” God said: OK, but only for 4 days!  He told him to select the 4 days! He said “OK” and replied “Summer day”, “Winter day”, “Rainy day” and “Spring day” The God got…

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Guv lauds Nyishis for protecting Hornbill

SEIJOSA, Jan 18: Governor Brig. (Retd) B. D. Mishra on Saturday appreciated Nyishi community elders for their initiative for replacing original Hornbill beaks by fibre beaks in their headgears, saying such mindset and action resulted in protecting the state bird. In is his inaugural address to Pakke Paga Hornbill here on Saturday, he exhorted the people to protect flora and fauna and urged them to utilize the boon of nature while protecting, conserving and promoting it to pass on to next generation. The  festival aim to promote and conserving environment…

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Improved ladder, backpack load carrier demonstrated

ITANAGAR, Jan 17: With the mission to impart hand information to the farmers, the Department of NERIST agricultural engineering, organized a day-long demonstration programme on ‘ergonomically developed ladder and backpack for load carrying in Sherpa mode’ at Lumri village under Yachuli circle of Lower Subansiri district on  Friday. The demonstration, sponsored by Indian Council of Agricultural Research through AICRP on ESA, NERIST Centre, was conducted in orange farm of progressive farmers Likha Takam and Likha Nakh for 11 participants. The farmers lauded the developed ladder for increasing the plucking rate…

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Khelo India Youth Games-2020 | Arunachalee Tinku & Lapung win medals

GUWAHATI, Jan 17: Arunachal Pradesh and Assam reigned over weightlifting in Under-17 (55-kg) category in the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games-2020 here on Friday. The gold and bronze was bagged by Arunachal while Assam pocketed the silver medal. Lifting a total of 209 kg (93, 116), 13-year-old Golom Tinku won the first gold for Arunachal. The weightlifter won a bronze medal in the category in last edition of the youth games. Assam’s Prabal Pratim Gogoi lifted 207 kg (90, 117) win the gold, while Sankar Lapung from Arunachal lifted 203 kg (90,…

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