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North East

Landslides snap communication in several Arunachal districts

Itanagar, August 19: Landslides triggered by incessant rains in the past couple of days have snapped road communication to several Arunachal districts. Continuous landslides have blocked a portion of the Akajan-Likabali-Aalo road at Siji in Lower Siang district. Several vehicles remained stranded since the last couple of days, a district official informed on Saturday. Though the MSV International Inc, the company constructing the Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) portion of the road (package I&II), has deployed men and machineries to clear the blockade, continuous rain has hampered restoration work as landslides...
North East

NHIDCL restores surface communication to several Arunachal districts

Itanagar, August 13: The vital Likabali-Basar road in Arunachal Pradesh which remained cut off due to heavy landslides triggered by incessant rain in the past two days has been restored by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) on Sunday, officials said. Landslides have cut off the Likabali-Basar road, around 8 km from Garu in Leparada district and also washed away a portion of the vital road which connects several districts of the northeastern state. The approach to the Ego Bridge has also been washed away by mudslides....
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NABARD launches initiative to promote eco-cultural tourism in Arunachal village

Itanagar, May 27: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched a project at a village in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh for promoting eco-cultural tourism. Eco-cultural tourism is a concept where both ecological and cultural aspects of a landscape are combined for attracting tourists. The project was launched on Friday at Kabu village by NABARD general manager Partho Saha, a communiqué said on Saturday. Saha said that the huge potential of the state for eco-cultural tourism would provide an ideal getaway for city people who...
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Arunachal BJP leaders welcome SC’s interim relief to MLA

Itanagar, May 15: BJP leaders from Arunachal Pradesh welcomed the interim relief granted by the Supreme Court to party MLA Dasanglu Pul on her election from Hayuliang seat in Anjaw district in 2019. Her election from the assembly constituency was declared void by the Itanagar bench of the Gauhati High Court on April 25 this year. A Supreme Court bench, comprising Justice A S Bopanna and Justice Sanjay Karol, granted interim relief to Pul on May 12 while hearing a special leave petition filed by her. It listed the next...
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Felix calls for concerted efforts to eradicate drug menace in Arunachal

Itanagar, April 3: Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Bamang Felix on Monday appealed to people of the state to come together to fight against drug menace and said creating awareness alone cannot eradicate the problem unless it is backed by concerted efforts. Launching an anti-drug campaign by the North Eastern Regional Youth Commission, the minister said that everyone should rise above their religious affinity and work together to fight against drug abuse on humanitarian grounds. He advised the NERYC to have a result-oriented approach in its campaign. The campaign is being...
North East

Assam, Arunachal Ministers meet to discuss border issues

Guwahati, March 27: Ministers and top officials of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh attended a meeting in Guwahati to discuss the border disputes between the two neighbours. The meeting deliberated on finding a lasting solution to the longstanding problem soon, Assam ministers who led the state's delegation said on Sunday. "Attended the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh Border Regional Committee Meeting held today at Assam Administrative Staff College. We deliberated on finding a permanent solution to the border dispute between the two states," Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu tweeted. The meeting was jointly presided...
North East

Benefits of schemes should reach the last man in society: Arunachal Governor

Itanagar, March 23: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen K T Parnaik (Retd) Thursday stressed on the need for extending the benefits of all central and state government's flagship programmes and schemes, to the last person in the society. Reviewing the development schemes and projects of both the state and central government being implemented in the state, with Chief Secretary Dharmendra and other secretaries and commissioners at Raj Bhavan here, the governor exhorted them to implement all the schemes within the time frame. Parnaik advised the officers to reach out to...
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Arunachal govt terminates two agriculture development officers

Itanagar, March 15: The Arunachal Pradesh government has terminated two Group A officers in connection with the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) paper leak issue. The two officers were holding the posts of Agriculture Development Officer (ADO) and are currently lodged at Jully district jail near here, in connection with the case, officials at the agriculture department said. ADOs Dekni Romin and Yimar Rakshap posted at Taliha in Upper Subansiri and Hawai in Anjaw district of the state have been terminated by the government from their services in the...
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Arunachal lawmaker urges PM to ban Chinese CCTV in India

Itanagar, March 6: Ninong Ering, Congress lawmaker from Arunachal Pradesh has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban Chinese CCTVs used in the country, keeping in view the threat perception. Ering, MLA of Pasighat West, in a missive to Modi on Sunday also suggested launching of a public awareness campaign to create awareness among people against using Chinese CCTVs in their homes. The government can consider the launch of a Swadeshi cloud-based server solution for the safekeep of CCTV data wherever it is required, Ering, a former central minister himself,...
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Theatre fest in Arunachal to honour unsung heroes of freedom movement

Itanagar, February 7: The Arunachal Pradesh government is producing several plays to honour the unsung heroes of the freedom movement. As a part of the initiative, several plays on the unsung heroes would be premiered at a week-long theatre festival, which would begin on February 13 to mark the 37th Statehood Day celebrations on February 20. President Draupadi Murmu is likely to grace Statehood Day this year. “As India celebrates 75 years of its Independence, it is essential that every part of the nation joins the celebration by honouring and...
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