One more dies of Covid-19 in Arunachal, death toll climbs to 31  

ITANAGAR, Oct 20: One more Covid-19 patient expired on Tuesday in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the death toll to 31. As per the bulletin issued by the state Directorate of Health Services (DHS),  a 23-year-old man expired at DCH, Chimpu on Tuesday morning at 0930 hours. He was admitted to the facility yesterday for pneumonia. He was suffering from late  stage carcinoma with metastases to the lungs along with severe anaemia. State has also recorded 135 fresh cases of infections, taking the tally to 13778. On the other hand, the recoveries tally…

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AAPSU expresses displeasure at zero tangible achievements in implementation of schemes under AMRUT

ITANAGAR, Oct 20: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) on Tuesday expressed its strong displeasure alleging zero tangible achievements in implementation of schemes under AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and urban Transformation) and Itanagar Smart City Mission. “It is learnt that hundreds of crores of rupees have been pumped in by Govt of India for beautification, modernisation, basic infrastructure developments and IT enabling of state capital city since last couple of years but till date no tangible achievements have been done by the implementing agencies,” the union said in…

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Women & Child Development Min takes stock of ICDS programme

ITANAGAR, Oct 20: Minister for Women & Child Development, and Health, Alo Libang on Tuesday took stock of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme in Tawang district. “I have got a good report about the ICDS programme being run by the Monpalpung Jangchub Choekhorling Monastery as a Child Care Institution (CCI). The fund and schemes shared by the government has been utilised judiciously by the institution which is commendable act,” the Minister said during his visit. Libang also interacted with the students, monks and officials of the CCI and assured to…

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Basar appeals to Govt to send inspection team to Leparada

ITANAGAR, Oct 20: Basar MLA Gokar Basar has appealed to state Government to immediately send a team to the areas affected by the September 17 cloudburst which caused massive destruction and death of two people in the Leparada district. The MLA informed that till now no assistance has been provided to restore normalcy in the affected areas. “I met the Chief Minister on September 23 last to seek assistance and was assured of help. However, nothing has happened though almost a month has passed. Through district administration we have sent…

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Strategic link road to facilitate armed forces, civilian at Chaglagam bordering China

TEZU, Oct 20: In a comprehensive approach to augment strategic road infrastructure, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has been working under innumerable hurdles to link 25 km road communication from Chaglagam to Rochom in Anjaw district, bordering China. “It is a strategic link towards the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The BRO has deployed men and machineries at Chaglagam which is situated at altitude of 17000 feet above mean sea level. Tough mountain rocks are the critical challenge to build road, nevertheless 116 RCC under the 48 BRTF Demwe has…

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DA gears up for APPSCCE exam

KHONSA, Oct 20: Tirap district administration has conducted first phase of training/briefing of centre superintendents/ assistant superintendents and invigilators in connection with ensuing Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examination (Prelims) at Circuit House here on Monday. While briefing them through PowerPoint presentation, Pik Tayom, CO Dadam informed that as desired by Tirap Deputy Commissioner Taro Mize this program has been conducted to ensure smooth conduct of ensuing APPSCCE (Prelims). He  highlighted duties and responsibilities of centre superintendents/ assistant superintendents and invigilators as per the latest guidelines of APPSCCE, 2020…

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Lohit bids adieu to outgoing DC Prince Dhawan

TEZU, Oct 20: In a very emotional moment, members of civil society assembled in Lohit House to bid adieu to the outgoing Deputy Commissioner (DC) Prince Dhawan. Mishmi Women’s Welfare Society-led by Shibali Yun and Ibulu Mam, CALSOM represented by Yalum Ama and All Mishmi Students Union represented by executives Legem Takaliang and Chokhiya Tayeng called on outgoing DC on Sunday. They conveyed that such a farewell was first of its kind and said  the people of Lohit will remember him for his hard work and sterling service rendered. A head…

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7th CM’s Sub-Veteran & Veteran State Badminton C’ship postponed

ITANAGAR, Oct 20: The 7th Chief Minister’s Sub-Veteran and Veteran State Badminton Championship 2020, has been postponed to December 16-19. The decision to reschedule the mega event has been taken following the pre-feasibility report submitted by the official observer of Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA), an official statement said. The state level championship consisting of men’s and women’s single and doubles, as well as mixed double events  will be held for five age groups (35+, 40+, 45+, 50+ and 55+). The mixed doubles event will be conducted only for 35+…

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GoAP mourns ex-minister Tashi’s demise, state mourning today

ITANAGAR, Oct 19: The state Government has announced a one-day state mourning on Tuesday for former Minister Tsering Tashi, who died here on Thursday last. “The Government of Arunachal Pradesh has decided to observe one-day state mourning on 20th October as a mark of respect to the soul of former Minister late Tsering Tashi,” an official statement said. During the state mourning, the national flag will fly at half mast throughout the state and government offices where it is flown regularly, it said. Meanwhile, the officers and staff members of the Directorate of…

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Tsering Tashi’s last rites performed

TAWANG, Oct 19: The last rites of former Minister Tsering Tashi was performed on Monday afternoon at Tsum Di Tse in his native village Khirmu . His mortal remains were flown from Itanagar to Tawang on Monday morning by helicopter for final tribute by the relatives and people. Wife of the deceased veteran leader, Sangey Lhamu along with daughter Tenzin Dhasel, son Tenzin Jamyang were accompanied by the younger brothers– Thupten Tempa, former Minister,  and Dr Lobsang Jampa, State Surveillance Officer(IDSP), from Itanagar to Tawang. On arrival of the mortal…

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