Infrastructures along Indo-China border | Arunachal needs GoI support: Guv

SHILLONG, Jan 23: Arunachal Pradesh Govt needs the Centre’s support to develop much needed infrastructures along Indo-Chinese border, Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra said in his address to 69th plenary session of North East Council (NEC) here on Saturday. While briefing about internal security, law and order public welfare, crime and criminal network system in each district and border are development (BAD), he said that the GoAP has been paying full attention, particularly to Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts and Namsai, Roing, Mahadevpur and Sunpura police stations, being under Armed Forces…

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NCC cadets pay tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

GUWAHATI, Jan 23:  NCC cadets of 60 Assam NCC Bn and 1 Assam NCC Bn under Guwahati Group HQs celebrated 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose with patriotic fervor. All India Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Birthday Celebration Committee celebrated the occasion at district sports office here on Saturday NCC cadets took part in the procession to pay tributes to one of the great freedom fighters of India’s Independence Movement followed by cultural competitions to the tune of melodious patriotic songs, according to Defence PRO.

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Making India a sporting superpower | Women’s inclusiveness in sports key: Rijiju

NEW DELHI, Jan 23: ‘Khelega India Toh Khilega India’ – is simple mantra of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for youth, has been the driving force behind transforming the perception of sports in India in last few years, said Union MoS (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju. The sports, perceived once only as an extra-curricular activity by most, is now taking center stage. Strong schemes adopted by his Ministry, be it Khelo India, Target Olympic Podium Scheme or Fit India Movement, have played a significant role in motivating youngsters…

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Parakram Diwas celebrated

TAMENGLONG, Jan 23: Manipur joined rest of in India in celebrating Parakram Diwas on Saturday commemorating 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, youth icon of resurging India. This has been celebrated for the first time by the Centre to honor Nataji, who played a pivotal role in Indian independence movement by founding Azad Hind Fauj. The 44 Assam Rifles organised various events in Tamenglong district, including walkathon, Makru Volleyball tournament in Tousem sub-division & Army recruitment awareness in T Waichong sub-division of Kangpokpi district. Netaji was born this…

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APCC GS death mourned

ITANAGAR, Jan 23: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee led by vice president  Bosiram Siram deeply mourned untimely demise of APCC GS Choki Tatung, an energetic  leader, who breathed his last at his Nirjuli residence on Friday after prolonged illness. The rank and file of the party during a condolence meeting at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here on Saturday conveyed their deep sense of condolences to the bereaved family members and observed two minutes silence for eternal peace of the departed soul. The funeral service of late Tatung will  be held in…

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Shifting cultivation causing deforestation: Ngandam

ITANAGAR, Jan 22:  RWD, Science & Technology Minister Honchun Ngandam has expressed concern over development scenario of  Longding district, particularly in agriculture, horticulture and allied sectors  while shifting cultivation has been causing deforestation. Chairing a review meeting of Science & Technology department, Ngandam called for scientific intervention for sustainable development across Arunachal Pradesh, Longding district in particular, an official release said. Expressed his serious concern on shifting cultivation practices that involve cutting and burning of jungles, he advocated preventing deforestation and save existing environment to safeguard life giver forest and…

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Pay disparity of few deptts to be resolved together: DyCM

ITANAGAR, Jan 22: Admitting that Tax, Excise and Narcotics department officers have pay disparity, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Friday said that many other departments are having similar problems for which all would be taken together later to find  a solution on. Mein, who made a maiden visit to Tax, Excise and Narcotics department  office here after assuming charge of the department, urged the officers to be vigilant to stop revenue leakage, if any, and try to enhance revenue collection. The newly created divisional and district offices of the…

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Guv meets Khathing’s daughter

ITANAGAR, Jan 22: Recalling contributions of late Major Ralengnao ‘Bob’ Khathing Khathing, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig. (Retd.) B. D. Mishra during his meeting with his daughter Sela N Khathing at Shillong on Friday, said that he was a highly decorated and gallant officer. He had established India’s administrative functioning over Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on February 14,  1951 by hoisting the tri-colour there, he said, adding the people of Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang in particular,  l  still remember Major Khathing with respect for being the sole Indian official to visit their place…

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Awareness on WHL conducted  

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 22: As atrocities committed against women are on the rise, Women Helpline (WHL)-181 run by Oju Welfare Association (OWA), organized an awareness event on child marriage for BSW students of Don Bosco College as part of their internship. The WHL team performed a skit play  to bring mass  awareness the till date it has received many cases, including 39 child marriage cases of which 33 have been solved while rest six are under process. The WHL services could be availed by dialing up toll free ‘181’, which responses…

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Protect legendary Boda Lake: Rebia

KIMIN, Jan 22: Rajya Sabha member Nabam Rebia, who visited legendary Boda Lake located on top of a hill in Kimin circle where Hindus from within the state and Assam visit to offer prayers, exhorted the people, panchayat leaders in particular, to protect the lake and take up avenue plantation. The lake once turns clean and green would attract large number of tourists from far and wide, said Rebia, who also inspected PMGSY road leading toward Boda village and requested the local to maintain the road properly.

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