‘Arunachal loin loom products globally unique’

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: Loin loom products of different tribes Arunachal Pradesh are unique, attractive, exclusive and one of its kinds in the world, state governor’s wife Neelam Misra said while interacting with loin loom weavers during her visit to Lower Niti Vihar Colony here on Saturday. Misra, who took up issues of local weavers with Union Textiles Minister Zubin Irani here on February 22 last, enquired about their challenges, particularly availability of raw materials, subsidized loans, training centres and the marketing outlet for the produces. Every state tribe, which has…

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Arunachal’s Sunday weather

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 23: With last date (March 25) for filing of nominations is only a day left, all aspirants are busy in preparing their documents while weather condition is likely to be favourable on Sunday but a holiday Time constraint plays the greatest challenge but the temperature, as predicted by AccuWeather, would be: 10 Mile Camp – 19°, Along -18°, Bomdila -10°, Changlang,- 22°, Daporijo – 19°, Deomali-19°, Itanagar – 21°, Jairampur – 23°, Khonsa – 21°, Miao – 23°, Naharlagun – 21°, Namsai –…

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Monks walk down from Thailand to Kalayani

By Nang Gifsana Mannow KALYANI, Mar 23: Two monks sitting in front have proved their divinity to Lord Buddha as they recently traveled from Thailand to Kalayani Buddihst Monastery in Karbianglong district of Assam by walking for two months. Hundreds of Buddhists from North East India, including Arunachal Pradesh, made a beeline to the Monastery to pay their reverence to the monks. Moreover, all jostled with each other to be part of the procession carrying the idol of Lord Buddha. Anyone who took part in the event would remember this…

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Congress and Rahul ji, Kya huwa aapka wada?

(Arunachal Politics) With the BJP party in the centre since 2014, political scenario across the country have witnessed tremendous changes; from the regional to state politics undergoing tumultuous changes, as swift as overnight. On that line, many of us were reminded of the old phrase commonly borrowed from the Haryana politics (1967), “Aya Ram Gaya Ram”. An expression in politics, meaning frequent floor-crossing by legislatures. The undercurrent in Arunachal Pradesh’s politics has been of a similar kind.  But, one will be baffled to study the socio-cultural impact of this development…

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RKMHECSL new BoDs reconstituted

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: Ramakrishna Mission Hospital Employees Cooperative Society Limited (RKMHECSL), in its special general body meeting on March 20 last, dissolved existing board of directors (BoDs) and reconstituted new one with seven members for a five-year term. They included Dr. N. Mara (chairman), Asit Baran Maity (VC), Devajeet Kalita (secretary) and Arup Paul, Yaseen Tarak, Rani Borang and Morami Borah as members, according to an official release.

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Mass awareness events for free & fair polls in offing: DC

ITANAGAR, Mar 23: The Capital Complex district administration to generate awareness for free and fair election will conduct a series of events under SVEEP. A mini marathon would be conducted on 31st March 31 next in collaboration with sports department, DC Himanshu Gupta said and exhorted Capital Complex people to take part in it which would offer cash prizes to the winners. A debate competition on – Has Arunachal truly evolved as a vibrant democracy since last 32 years – would also be conducted in various Capital Complex colleges. The…

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Cong to have dilki rishta with Arunachalees, to reverse BJP’s anti-NER decisions: Rahul

*Modi dittoed China’s claim over Arunachal by inking 3 MoUs By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The Congress party rising above politics wishes to maintain its dilki rishta (heart to heart ties) with people of North Eastern region (NER), Arunachal Pradesh in particular, to facilitate their growth in their own indigenous way without any imposition like the BJP and RSS, AICC president Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday. Addressing thousands of people attending Congress mega rally in heart of state capital at Indira Gandhi Park here, the first in…

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NPP confident of forming Govt in Arunachal: Sangma

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The National People’s Party (NPP) with joining of many aspiring candidates including six sitting BJP MLAs and two ministers have emerged as a strong political force and fight the ensuing assembly polls without any pre-alliance with any party and confident of forming next Govt in Arunachal Pradesh. Addressing press persons after holding meeting of party leaders here on Tuesday, NPP general secretary Thomas A Sangma said that about 45 candidates would be fielded as 18 aspirants joined today and the list would…

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ECI asks political parties not to use pictures of defence forces in ads

ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The Election Commission of India has asked all political parties not to use photographs of defence personnel or photographs of functions involving defence personnel in their advertisements. The contesting candidates have also been asked to desist from displaying activities of defence personnel in their campaigns and advertisements, according to an official release.

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Are multi-lingual Indians not one?

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Mar 14: If language is a system of communication used by a particular country or community, the million dollar question is: Are those officially teaching or conducting seminars or convocations only popularizing and helping growth of Hindi? Did the three-day Hindi Sahitya Sammelan (HSS) conference conducted in Rajiv Gandhi University even without involving media not give that impression? The conference in this state would have hold more relevance had the organisers involved non-Hindi speaking known Hindi writers or poets and/or chosen some of them of even…

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