Invasive pest ‘fall armyworm’ found in CHF

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, May 18: A highly fecund invasive pest ‘fall armyworm’ has been found in maize cultivated in its campus for field training purposes of students of agronomy, according to sources of College of Horticulture & Forestry (CHF) here. “This is the first report of finding the pest on sweet corn at the CHF. The scientists team that sighted it was led by  Asst. Prof Dr. N.Y. Chanu of plant protection and natural resource management departments and East Siang Krishi Vigyan Kendra,” said CHF dean Prof BN Hazarika. “I…

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Huge qualities drugs seized, cash recovered, 2 nabbed

By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, May 18:  Capital police in a major breakthrough on Saturday seized huge quantity of drugs and arrested two youths who were found involved in drug racketing. The success was achieved while trailing behind the kingpin, Capital Complex SP Tumme Amo told media persons, adding information of using and selling of drugs in Capital Complex has been a serious issue as reported from various corners. On a tip off from sources, a police team led by SDPO Dekio Gumja under his supervision seized a huge quantity of…

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Bring killer of girl to book, APWWS exhorts APSCW

ITANAGAR, May 18: Pointing out that an unidentified body of a girl wearing blue salwar kameez with well built hawa chappal around 18 years was found at Hawa camp 200 meters from main road towards Sele village, Kimin with .22 riffle bullet injuries and burnt with kerosene to deform her body, Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) has Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) to constitute special investigation team. The APWWS CEC president Dipti Bengia Tadar and secretary general Kani Nada Maling, in a memorandum to APSCW chairperson, said that…

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4th Sr  National Champ | State cricket team leaves for Goa

ITANAGAR, May 18: Arunachal Pradesh cricket team including team manager/secretary B.C Das, Lohit DSO and 16 regular players on Saturday proceed to Goa on to take part in 4th Senior National Tennis Cricket  Championship. The 4th Senior National (men and women) Championship-2019 for Tennis Cricket will be held  from  May 22 to 27 at Campal Ground (SAG), Panjim. Lohit DC Prince Dhawan during the send off  ceremony extended best wishes to and advices all to play with sportsmanship spirit, to give their best efforts and to bring laurels for state by winning…

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DUA celebrates Women’s Health Week

NAHARLAGUN, May 18: Dream United Arunachal, an NGO, celebrated National Women’s Health Week in collaboration with Oju Welfare Association (OWA) and Women Helpline 181 here by organising a special awareness programme, themed ‘Menstrual Hygiene’ on Saturday. The team led by DUA convenor Passang Dingla interacted with OWA inmates, workers and members advocated importance of menstrual hygiene of girls. He stressed on the need for awareness and education on health and hygiene, because when girls practise hygiene toeing ‘Swachhata hi swasth hai’ the surrounding becomes healthy. Around 800 million women and girls…

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Flight of fancy lands with a bang leaving NE damsels hapless!

* Jet Airways oldest private airline took off nearly 26 years ago By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, May 18: It was a flight of fancy which grounded with a bang spoiling the dreams of many high inspiring NE girls who had boarded as airhostesses five years ago after passing class-XII. The despair and helplessness of those retrenched high flyers was visible recently when they were staging protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi demanding revival of Jet Airways. Commenting on the situation, Delhi Police special commissioner Robin Hibu said that he had…

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Let peace rule in Kurung Kumey district: Tagik

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, May 17: With claims and counter claims for re-polling Kra Daadi and Kurung Kumey districts reaching crescendo, a team of Election commission of India (ECI) visited the state recently and held discussion with all stakeholders of Palin and Tali assembly seats at Nirvachan Bhawan here. But there has to be a solution to complete the election process with vote counting scheduled for May 23 next, former Krurung Kumey ZPC Sangha Tagik made a fervent plea to the people of his district to facilitate peace…

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Will Arunachal wake up to tap vast fish sector-II

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Why Arunachal Pradesh can’t be fish exporter, If 22 opium cultivators of Anjaw district could be converted to large size cardamom producer by National Youth Project (NYP) through skill development training (SDT) to earn Rs 1.76 crore from first harvest, and if this state could be largest producer of kiwi? I pinpoint about fish and would like to quote the example of world’s most-prized endangered tuna fish sold for Rs 21 crore in Japan on 01.01.19. Mahesh Meher and his brother Bharat had caught…

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Lobsang Monpa no more

ITANAGAR, May 17: Honorary Captain (retd) Lobsang Monpa breathed his last following a stroke at TRIHMS, Naharlagun, on May 15 last. He was 63. Captain Monpa’s mortal remains were laid to rest at his native Tenzingaon today. Born on May 19, 1956, Monpa joined 5 Assam Regiment on May 20, 1974. After serving the regiment for about 28 illustrious years, he retired in April 2012. Late Monpa was instrumental in forming the Ex-Servicemen Association of Arunachal Pradesh (ESMAAP), a registered society which gave a window to address the grievances of…

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Guv, CM greets on Buddha Purnima

ITANAGAR, May 17: Extending Buddha Purnima greetings on Friday to people of Arunachal Pradesh, Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra hoped that the blessed occasion will continue to propagate the ideals of Lord Buddha and promotes peace, happiness and amity in the world. “I join my state people and  Buddhist community across the world in offering prayers to Lord Buddha for his blessings to all’, he said in his message. While extending greetings Chief Minister Pema Khandu on occasion of Buddha Purnima said, is significant, especially for those following Buddhism, as…

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