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Arunachal to provide zero interest crop loan to marginal farmers

Itanagar, May 22 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to provide zero interest crop loan to marginal farmers of the state to enable them easy access to formal credit through banking channels, an official said on Monday. According to a Finance Department notification of May 7, 2017, the government has decided to launch Chief Minister's Krishi Rinn Yojana, under which it wou...

3 days ago
Arunachal CM seeks Centre's support for agriculture university

Itanagar, May 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday sought the Centre's support for a full-fledged agriculture university and a Centre of Excellence for Horticulture to be established in Arunachal Pradesh. Khandu conveyed this to Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Sudharshan Bhagat, who called on him at his office on Thursday. Noting that techn...

4 days ago
Indian woman to try double ascent to Mt. Everest

Itanagar, May 17 (IANS) The first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest four times, Anshu Jamsenpa, will attempt a double ascent to climb the world's highest peak for a fifth time, her husband Tsering Wange said on Wednesday. The Arunachal Pradesh mountaineer on Tuesday scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to conquer the 8,848 feet Mount Everest for a fourth time. An...

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Arunachal woman unfurls Indian flag at Mt. Everest for fourth time

Itanagar, May 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh's Anshu Jamsenpa on Tuesday scripted history of a sort by becoming the first Indian woman to scale the Mount Everest for the fourth time. She will attempt a double ascent to the world's highest peak to make it a total five successful climbs. Jamsenpa, a mother of two, started at 1.45 a.m. on May 13 for her climb and reached the Everest top at 9 a...

5 days ago
Khandu hails setting up of film institute in Itanagar

Itanagar, May 16 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday expressed happiness over the opening of the prestigious National Film and Television Institute and Animation (NFTIA) here that began teaching courses on film making from Monday. The sister branch of Kolkata's Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) began its classes from the temporary campus here w...

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Arunachal to set up Special Tiger Protection Force

Itanagar, May 15 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday issued specific directives to expedite establishment of Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) in the state. The STPF would have one company consisting of 112 contingents of various ranks and it would be deployed for protection of tigers in the 862 sq. km. Pakke Tiger Reserve in the state's East Kameng district...

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Set up RBI office in Arunachal for financial inclusion: Khandu

Itanagar, May 15 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday wrote to Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel to set up its office here in this frontier state in order to have close regulatory oversight of Public and Private Sector Banks to meet the goal of financial inclusion. Arunachal Pradesh is a strategically important state and the geographical remoteness of th...

8 days ago
Hospitality wins tourists is CM's mantra for people of Arunachal

Itanagar, May 13 (IANS) At a time when the Arunachal Pradesh is witnessing a rise in tourist arrivals every year 'hospitality' is the key to boost tourism industry in state, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said here on Saturday. People need to be educated more in terms of tourism. Tourists visit places where people are friendly and welcoming, Khandu said at the launch of an audio-visual prese...

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Arunachal CM receives Mt Kangto exploration team

Itanagar, May 5 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday flagged-in the Mt Kangto Exploration Arunachal Team 2017. Mt. Kangto, which is 23,163 feet above the sea level, is on Arunachal Pradesh's border with China. It is the highest point of this frontier state which China claims as Southern Tibet. The team headed by Mt Everest conqueror Tapi Mra with members ...

16 days ago
Gangtok is northeast's cleanest city

Agartala/Gangtok, May 5 (IANS) Nine cities from eight northeastern states have found place in Swachh Survekshan-2017, with Sikkim's capital Gangtok emerging as the region's cleanest city. The report of the evaluation, conducted in 434 cities and towns across the country, was released by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venakaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Thursday. Gangtok ranked 50 with a...

19 days ago
Central team in Arunachal to assess damage caused by natural calamities

Itanagar, May 2 (IANS) A six-member Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) arrived here on four-day visit to assess the damages caused by natural calamities like flood, cloud burst, landslides in the northeastern border state. The central team headed by Joint Secretary, Home, V Shashank Shekhar also called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who explained to them in detail the recurring losses...

24 days ago
Now Northeast set to boost India's global IT business

Agartala, April 27 (IANS) The northeastern region, long considered backward in growth and business terms, is poised to add heft to India's dominant position in global software exports and the IT industry, a top official said Aiming to further boost India's software exports and strengthen the IT industry, six IT parks and hubs have already been set up in six capitals or cities of the nort...

26 days ago
Spices farmers' companies to be set up in Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Minister for Commerce and Industries Nirmala Sitharaman will on Wednesday inaugurate orientation programme for establishment of Spices Farmers Producers Companies (SFPCs) in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, said a statement on Tuesday. According to the ministry, the event will be attended by more than 100 spice farmers, NGOs, farmers' associations and primary proce...

26 days ago
Spices farmers' companies to be set up in Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Minister for Commerce and Industries Nirmala Sitharaman will on Wednesday inaugurate orientation programme for establishment of Spices Farmers Producers Companies (SFPCs) in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, said a statement on Tuesday. According to the ministry, the event will be attended by more than 100 spice farmers, NGOs, farmers' associations and primary proce...

29 days ago
Congress slams Arunachal CM for Tibet statement

Itanagar, April 22 (IANS) The Congress Arunachal Pradesh unit on Saturday described as immature and uncalled for Chief Minister Pema Khandu's statement that the Indian state shares a border with Tibet and not China. The Chief Minister of a sensitive state like Arunachal Pradesh should not make any statement before going through the political status and history of Tibet, as recognised by ...

1 month ago
Change mindset to tackle corruption, Arunachal CM to bureaucrats

Itanagar, April 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday called upon the state's bureaucrats to change their mindset and also help change the mindset of the people in the crusade against corruption. Corruption begins at all levels including the people. The fault lies in the mind set. Everybody takes for granted that everybody is corrupt. We have to change this min...

1 month ago
Arunachal students' body flays China's move

Itanagar, April 21 (IANS) The powerful All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) on Friday described Beijing's move to rename six places in the state as an uncalled for and unwarranted act. It also termed Beijing's move to rename six places in Arunachal in the backdrop of Dalai Lama's recent visit to the state as intriguing and unnecessarily interfering into the internal affair of a ...

1 month ago
India to construct ALGs in Tawang, Dirang

Itanagar, April 20 (IANS) India moved to upgrade its defence infrastructure along the border with China, announcing the construction of two Advanced Landing Grounds (ALG) at Tawang and Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday, a day after Beijing gave its own names to six places in the northeastern state. Defence Secretary G. Mohan Kumar held a high-level review meeting with Arunachal Pra...

1 month ago
Northeast to get film institute, Doordarshan channel

Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that the Central government is planning to set up a film institute and a dedicated Doordarshan channel in Arunachal Pradesh. Addressing a press conference here, Naidu said that the proposed institute, which will start from a temporary campus with an introductory 10-week course from May...

1 month ago
No political motive in Dalai Lama's Arunachal visit: Rijiju

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) In the face of China's protest over the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday that no political motive should be attributed to the Tibetan spiritual leader's trip to the northeastern state. India has always been non-interfering in the neighbours' internal affairs in our approach, Rijiju told reporters he...

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