DC gives Rs 3,800 NDRF relief to 10 flood victims

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: Total 10 flood victims of Capital Complex were given Rs 3,800 per family as relief under National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) by deputy commissioner Komkar Dulom here on Monday. Incessant rain during last few days had triggered massive flood that had affected many locations and affected 82 families but 10 were given relief in presence of DACO-cum – DDMO i/c Tem Kaya. Dulom exhorted the people to not live in vulnerable locations as monsoon has approached, but to remain alert and avoid building houses in such locations….

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Opposing doctors’ retirement age of 65, JDAA demands fresh recruitment

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: The Junior Doctors’ Association of Arunachal (JDAA), in a letter, has sought of chief minister on three genuine issues raised by them, including opposition to increase superannuation age of Govt doctors from 62 to 65 years. They advocated retirement of administrative doctors (non-clinicians) working under Arunachal Pradesh Health Service at 60 years, demanded retirement at age applicable now and fresh recruitment of medical officers (MOs) and junior specialists (JSs)  against existing vacancies. Increasing the superannuation age will lead to job stagnation in the department to deny opportunities…

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GoAP developing robust health infrastructure: CM

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: Arunachal Pradesh Govt has initiated a long-term policy for developing robust health infrastructure in the state to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with focus on health sector for next two years Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Monday. The GoAP has decided to utilize funds under North East Special Infrastructure Development (NESID) and North East Council for upgrading the state’s health sector, he told reporters in his office here on Monday. “A long-term policy for robust infrastructure and facilities for state’s all 25 district hospitals has been rolled…

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APLS celebrates late Dai’s 81st birth anniversary 2 non-APST win Luminous Lummer Dai Award

NAHARLAGUN, Jun 01: Arunachal Pradesh Literature Society celebrated 81st birth anniversary of late Lummer Dai in his residence here on Monday in a simple but befitting manner here. APLS president Y D Thongchi, vice president Tokong Pertin, general secretary Batem Pertin, organising secretary Dr. Pegba Ringu along with Nani Dai, wife of late Dai, paid floral tributes at Samadhi Sthall and statue of, literary doyen of Arunachal. After naming those who have been conferred with Luminous Lummer Dai Award so far, Thongchi informed that this year two non-Arunachalees authors who…

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Lockdown to continue: Khandu

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: Arunachal Pradesh will continue to impose restriction on inter-state movement of people despite union the MoHA on Saturday lifted it during the Unlock-1 which begun on Monday. People from other states visiting Arunachal will continue to undergo compulsory institutional quarantine as the state is still under lockdown, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said during a press conference on Monday. “Effective check gate management will continue with screening of people while intra-district movement via Assam will continue with convoy. Moreover, intra-district movement without touching Assam will not require passes,”…

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SIT busts major drug racket in Capital, 2 IRBn constables among 5 arrested | 610-kg cannabis seized, 9 peddlers held in W/Kameng  

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jun 01: A major contraband drug racket operating from Chandranagar area here in which two IRBn constables were involved has been busted by special investigation team (SIT) of Arunachal Pradesh police (APP). Disclosing this during a press conference  in PHQ here on Monday, SIT SP Dr Navdeep Singh Brar disclosed that they have arrested five persons, including both constables and ‘commercial quantity’ heroin, Rs 3.33 lakh cash, syringes, nine mobile phones and bank passbooks with total deposits of Rs 6.77 lakh. Those arrested have…

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Active +COVID cases rises to 21: Dr Jampa

By A O News Services NAHARLAGUN, Jun 01: The number of COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 21 taking the total to 22, including 21 active positive and one recovered till June 1, sate surveillance officer Dr L Jampa said in daily bulletin. Of total 21, 16 are returnees from Haryana, 1 each from Delhi and Chennai. All returnees are asymptomatic and will be managed in COVID care centers as  zone classification based on red, orange or green based on numbers of active COVID-19 cases and containment zones has been…

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Teachers are sentinels of Arunachal frontier: Tedir

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jun 01: Teachers serving in far-flung border areas in Arunachal Pradesh are true sentinels  of this sensitive border state of India, Education Minister Taba Tedir said in an exclusive interview to this daily on Monday. His statement came at a time when Indian and China armies are in a standoff in eastern Ladak since May 5-6 last with China building up troops at various locations on their side of the LAC even as they transgressed in the Finger Area as well as larger Hot Springs area….

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Arunachal border calm and normal | Ladakh standoff unfortunate: CM

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jun 01: The situation in Arunachal Pradesh border is ‘calm and normal’ and no standoff was reported between Indian and Chinese Army in the state recently, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Monday with assertion. His stand came amid tensions running high between both neighbouring countries because of border skirmishes along undemarcated Line of Actual Control (LAC) in high-altitude eastern Ladakh. Arunachal Pradesh shares a 1,080-km border with China, 440 km with Myanmar and 160 km with Bhutan. Twenty of the state’s 60 Assembly…

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AAPPTF distributes ration to drivers

NAHARLAGUN, May 31: More than 2000 commercial vehicle drivers, bread earners of their families, of Capital Complex were given ration – rice, dal & M oil – here recently during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown as a relief. All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) in collaboration with Capital Complex district administration distributed the ration. The ration items, provided by state Govt led by Chief Minister to mitigate their sufferings and distributed by AAPPTF executive members led by president Dobing Sonam & general secretary Tarh kaha and assisted by Magic Club members…

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