K11 boys, ALBRSU girls crowned volleyball champions

PASIGHAT, Mar 01: Boys team of K11 defeated Rani Village in straight sets 25-18, 25-23 and 25-16 while the girls team of ALBRSU defeated PSG Queens by 25-12, 25-20 and 25-19 in the final matches of the Open Volleyball Tournament, played on Monday at the Daying Ering Memorial HS school ground, here. The closing ceremony was attended by Bogong II ZPM Ogam Mengu and Mirem Komut (GS Mandal) as chief guest and guest of honour respectively. The duo spoke on sports being an integral part of one’s life and emphasized…

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ASBA releases annual calendar of events

PASIGHAT, Mar 01: The Annual calendar events of the Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) was officially released on Monday at an impressive function at Donyi Hanggo Resort, here by the Honorary Secretary Bamang Tago in the presence of Dr Naku Taloh, President and Narmi Darang General Secretary of East Siang Badminton Association (ESBA). The annual calendar is an official notification of the tentative dates of all categories of events to be organized by ASBA in the upcoming calendar year. The calendar is in accordance with the calendar of events as…

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Active case count hits zero in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Arunachal Pradesh became a coronavirus-free state on Sunday with the three active cases recovering from the disease, a senior health official said. The total caseload in the northeastern state remained at 16,836, while the number of recoveries stood at 16,780, State Surveillance Officer Lobsang Jampa said. No fresh Covid-19 case was reported in the past 24 hours, he said, A total of 56 people have so far died due to the contagion in the state. Arunachal Pradesh’s recovery rate and positivity rate are at 99.66 per cent…

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Timely furnishing of test reports by APFSL delays police inquiry 

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: The lone Arunachal Pradesh Forensic Science Laboratory (APFSL) at Police Training Centre (PTC) Banderdewa has failed to furnish test reports early causing delay in solving crucial cases. The APFSL caters to only analyzing fingerprints, handwriting, currency and usually carries out narcotic tests, ballistic test (finger print) which compelled the state police to send their samples especially, biological related, to Guwahati based Central Forensic Laboratory, wasting precious time. “As forensic opinions are crucial to substantiate cases which most of the time take long, filing of charge sheet equally…

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Galo cultural troupe leaves indelible mark on audience

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Feb 28: The 15-member Galo cultural troupe of Lower Siang district, led by Nyayir Riba, left an indelible mark of rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh while performing at various venues at Guwahati during three-day Bharat Ko Jaano event which concluded on Sunday. The three-day chain yatra programme organized North East Zone Cultural Centre in collaboration with cultural department of central government. Besides local troupes, folk dance troupes were also invited from Nagaland, Punjab and Telengana, Riba told this daily over telephone from Guwahati, adding that the…

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Street vendors urged to register for PM SVANidhi loan

MIAO, Feb 28: The four-day loan camp for street vendors organised by DUDA here saw more than 80 vendors’ participation. The camp was inaugurated by Urban Development Minister Kamlung Mossang who is also the vice-chairman of ArSULM. Addressing the gathering he requested the vendors to get registered and avail the benefits of the schemes and repay back in time so that bigger loan on next time could be availed. DUDA Executive Engineer also spoke on the occasion. In his deliberation ArSULM Mission Director urged the vendors to avail the benefits so…

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Mangfi seeks people support for development

PIPU, Feb 28: Chayangtajo lawmaker Hayeng Mangfi has called upon the people of his constituency to support him in his endeavour to develop the area. “Without the support of villagers and people of Pipu circle I alone can’t bring all round development in the circle which, has been neglected for many decades,” Mangfi said. The BJP MLA said that the people of the circle need to change their mindset and to put efforts to bring new projects in the circle. He said the trend of requesting for ‘repairing projects’ works…

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Science day organized to remember Nobel laureate C V Raman

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Along with the rest of the country, National Science Day was celebrated here on Sunday by the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology (APSCST) at Science Centre. The day is being celebrated on this every year to recall the invention ‘Raman Effect’ in 1928 by C V Raman, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery. In an open house lecture, Head of Mathematical Sciences department of Tezpur University Dr Bhim Prasad Sarmah urged the students and teachers to learn by property not by…

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Neelam gets doctorate from foreign varsity

ITANAGAR, Feb 28: Talam Har Neelam of Neelam village, who is working as an ophthalmic assistant, for last 20 years, has been awarded Doctorate of Philosophy by the Commonwealth Vocational University Kingdom of Tonga His name has been recommended by vice chancellor & doctoral monitoring board of the university, a press release informed here on Sunday. The degree has been awarded for his confidence, dedication, commitment, honesty and perseverance to work for human being and services towards nation building.

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Woman dies, one injured in inferno

ITANAGAR, Feb 27: A woman was charred to death in a fire accident that occurred at the F&G sector here on Saturday. The victim has been identified as Giogi Yager (40). Locals said the incident occurred at round 5.30 am. One Giogi Tanu, Yager’s husband also suffered burns and is in a critical situation. He has been referred to a hospital outside the state for further treatment. Itanagar fire station officer K T Gambo said the fire might have spread from the fire hearth of the thatched house. He informed…

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