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25 houses gutted in two fire accidents

BOMDILA, OCT 18: At least twenty-five houses were reduced to ashes in two separate fire accidents that took place at Dirang in West Kameng district and Mariyang under Upper Siang district. More ...

25 houses gutted in two fire accidents

BOMDILA, OCT 18: At least twenty-five houses were reduced to ashes in two separate fire accidents that took place at Dirang in West Kameng district and Mariyang under Upper Siang district.

Woman who accused MLA of rape threatens suicide

Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, OCT 18: The woman who has accused Bameng MLA Goruk Pordung of rape on Friday threatened to commit suicide if a counter complaint is filed against her husband and is arrested.

Encroachment on govt land, a social problem: Guv

ITANAGAR, OCT 18: Expressing serious concern over encroachment on government land particularly in education institutions in the state, Governor Brig (Dr) B D Mishra (Retd) on Friday said that encroachers are trampling the future of the youth and this must not be allowed in a civilized society and well administrated state.

Tario becomes both youth and junior national weightlifting champion

BODHGAYA, OCT 18: Budding state weightlifter Markio Tario successfully defended his national youth weightlifting champion title by winning gold medal in the ongoing 15th Youth National Weightlifting Championship here at Bodhgaya, Bihar on Friday. Tario, who also participated in the junior section of the national championship, won gold by lifting a total of 273 kg, which includes 120 kg snatch and 153 kg clean & jerk.

Children Science Congress held

ITANAGAR, OCT 18: The District level National Children Science Congress-2019 was conducted today on the theme Science and Innovation - a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation at the auditorium of Govt Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Itanagar.

49 Scouts and Guides receive Rajya Puraskar

ITANAGAR, OCT 18: Governor Brig (Dr) B D Mishra (Retd) presented the Bharat Scouts and Guides Rajya Puraskar to 30 Scouts and 19 Guides from different schools of the State here on Friday.

Seminar on national security held

PASIGHAT, OCT 18: A seminar on the theme of National Security and its Challenges was held today here at Conference hall, Upper Campus JNC, with the objective to create awareness among the youth in particular and citizens of the country on national security.

Mein calls for more research-oriented work in agri-horticulture sector

CHONGKHAM, OCT 18: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Friday called for more research-oriented work in agriculture and horticulture sector by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

NCC s combined annual training begins

ITANAGAR, OCT 18: The combined annual training camp conducted by 1 Arunachal Pradesh Bn NCC got underway here today at Rajiv Gandhi Govt Polytechnic and Dera Natung Government College (DNGC), Itanagar.

DC interacts with hoteliers, homestay owners

AALO, OCT 18: In its effort to provide better hotel and home stay facilities to foreign and domestic tourists in the district, an interactive session with hoteliers and homestay owners was conducted by the Department of Tourism under the Chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan at Conference Hall of DC office today.

2nd JTM Tournament from Nov 1

AALO, OCT 18: The Keak Youth Association is organizing 2nd edition of Er Jimtum Tato Memorial (JTM) Football and Volley Ball Tournament for Men and Women at Keak village, under Kamba circle of West Siang District in

SC orders transfer of NRC coordinator to MP

NEW DELHI, OCT 18: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered inter-cadre transfer of National Register of Citizens (NRC) state coordinator Prateek Hajela to Madhya Pradesh on deputation for the maximum period permissible under the relevant rules.

Cong MP accuses Assam CM of complicity in illegal coal mining

NEW DELHI, OCT 18: Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Pradyut Bordoloi on Friday alleged that illegal coal mining has been going on in Assam and accused Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal of complicity in the "wrongful act".

Cong to thwart BJP''s evil designs to spoil culture of NE

AGARTALA, OCT 18: The Congress is determined to protect the customs, culture, traditional lifestyle, language besides the distinct identity of various ethnic groups and indigenous people in the northeast region as the BJP has evil designs to destroy them, AICC General Secretary Luizinho Faleiro said on Friday.

Why women in politics matters

There is now substantial political literature to suggest that having women political representatives aids the case of gender equality. Not only is this because women deserve equal rights of representation as men, but because they are sensitive to issues which, at best, either escape the attention of male representatives, or, at worst, are ignored deliberately due to embedded patriarchal structures. This was the rationale behind the Women s Reservation Bill, providing 33% reservation to women in legislative bodies, which has been languishing in Parliament for decades. It was also the rationale behind the reservations for women in Panchayat bodies. And while the initial trend may have been male political leaders ruling by proxy, the Panchayat experience has enabled women to assert themselves, raise local issues, get groomed as leaders and get empowered.

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