Assembly passes 2021-22 Budget by voice votes | Arunachal dedicates 2021 as ‘Year of Education’: Khandu

ITANAGAR, Mar 05: The state government has dedicated 2021 as the ‘Year of Education’ with an investment of Rs 1000 crore in the sector, Chief Minister Pema Khandu informed the assembly here on Friday. Participating in Budget discussion, Khandu said that the government this year will launch “Mission Shiksha” with an all encompassing strategy to improve the standard of education in the next two years with six focus areas including, infrastructure development of schools; technology intervention through information & communication technology and digital initiatives. He said the other areas of…

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CM refutes media reports on China building fresh village in state

ITANAGAR, Mar 05: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday dismissed recent media reports of China constructing a fresh village in Upper Subansiri district of the state, saying that the village already exists in the area under Chinese occupation since decades. Participating in Budget discussion in the assembly, Khandu informed that the area inside the McMahon Line within India’s territory is under occupation of China since 1950. “Not only in Upper Subansiri, but areas in several other districts of the state are under Chinese occupation since decades as the McMahon line…

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Contribute for the differently abled: Guv exhorts people

ITANAGAR, Mar 05: Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on Friday called for the participation of the people in securing a better future for the Divyangjans (differently-abled persons). Addressing the Samajik Adhikarita Shivir at the D K Convention Centre here, the governor said “it is an acid test for every citizen to contemplate how much they can individually contribute for the differently abled people”. The Governor further suggested the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities secretary to expedite the foundation laying for the Artificial Limb Manufacturing cum Wellness Centre…

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ISSUES IN ASSEMBLY | Arunachal to start ‘Air gun surrender Abhiyan’ to check hunting

ITANAGAR, Mar 05: To check rampant hunting of wildlife, the state government government will embark upon a mission – Air gun Surrender Abhiyan where people in possession of air guns will have to surrender, the assembly was informed on Friday. Replying to a question raised in the house by senior Congress member Wanglin Lowangdong during question hour, Environment and Forest Minister Mama Natung informed that his department is planning to start the mission from April onwards. “The abhiyan has already being in my district East Kameng and will begin in…

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IMC Mayor receives jab, calls people to dispel fear

NAHARLAGUN, Mar 05: Itanagar Municipal Corporation (IMC) Tame Phassang received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences here on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, Phassang said people should not create any confusion or have doubts on the Covid-19 vaccine. “The vaccine is safe and secure. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Union ministers and our own Lok Sabha MP Tapir Gao have come forward and got themselves vaccinated,” he said while urging all not to be carried away by rumours about…

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Nari-Koyu: Protest held for dist reorganisation

LIKABALI, Mar 05: The people under 36-Nari-Koyu assembly constituency organized a mass democratic protest demanding immediate implementation of Arunachal Pradesh District Reorganization Act 2013 here recently. Lifting the status quo in Kora circle and to declare an appointed day for Lower Siang district as per Arunachal Pradesh District Reorganization Act 2013 were the other two demands of the people. Around 300 people, under the united banner of Kora Circle Issue Joint Action Committee (KCIJAC), Ramle Banggo Welfare Society (RBWS), Ramle Banggo Youth Forum (RBYF), and Ramle Banggo Students Union (RBYF)…

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Thousand participates in ‘Tribal Identity Movement’ rally

ITANAGAR, Mar 05: Thousands of indigenous tribal people of the state hit the street on Friday shouting slogans for preservation and protection of tribal culture and identity. The rally which began from Ganga Market and culminated at I G Park, was organized by the likeminded people of state under the banner of ‘A movement for protection of tribal identity of Arunachal Pradesh’ and supported by Indigenous Faith and Culture Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) besides few other organizations. The rally under the name of ‘Tribal Identity Movement’ was led by…

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DC convenes inter-state coordination meet

YUPIA, Mar 05: In view of upcoming assembly elections in neighbouring Assam, Papum Pare DC Pige Ligu on Friday chaired a inter-state coordination meeting for enforcement of excise law during election. Ligu highlighted  the main objective of meeting and said that it is the prime responsibility to coordinate and cooperate neighbouring state in peaceful conduct of ensuing assembly elections thereby keeping vigilant over to check the flow of liquor from Arunachal specially Papum Pare towards Assam till the completion of election process. Extending all kinds of logistic supports from the…

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DC distributes solar lamps

TAWANG, Mar 05: Tawang deputy commissioner Sang Phuntsok in the presence of DDSE Hridhar Phuntsok and on Friday distributed free solar lamps to the students of Government Town Secondary School here. Speaking on the occasion, Phuntsok said the Town Secondary School has been doing well in academic results, and is one of the best schools in the district and one which can compete with any other private educational institutions. He also advised the students to devotee maximum time in studies and make their parents proud. The DC further conveyed his…

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W-Kameng convenes meet on immunization

BOMDILA, Mar 05: West Kameng deputy commissioner Karma Leki on Friday chaired a meeting of the District Task Force (DTF) on Routine Immunization, Intensified Mission Indradhanus (IMI) and Covid-19 at his office here. District Medical Officer Dr Dondu Wange in his presentation informed that the West Kameng district has achieved routine immunization coverage of 95 percent while that of full immunization is 91 so far. The DMO also expressed concerns over the low turnout ratio of health workers to get the second dose of COvid-19 vaccine. “The process of vaccine…

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