CM calls on Defence MoS to fast track pending issues in Arunachal

  NEW DELHI | May 30 | Union  MoS (Defence) Dr Subhash Bhamre exhorted his ministry and army officials to fast-track all pending issues by coordinating with each other and the GoAP during a meeting with Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu at South Block here today to remove various bottlenecks. Khandu called on Bhamre to discuss on compensation and land acquisition issues for defence purposes in the state. Pending land acquisition cases of Bora Rupak (Baririjo), Bame (Tirbin), Basar, Baisakhi (north and south of Sela), Seppa, Shanglem (West Kameng), Mechuka, Tuting,…

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TKE to turn four-lane to fair weather lifeline of capital

  By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR | May 30 | Arunachal Pradesh state capital which lacks a fair weather road even 45  years after its establishment would be a reality soon by reputed road builder M/s T K Engineering Consortium Pvt. Ltd (TKE). The North Eastern Frontier Agency capital was shifted from Shillong as decided by the then development commissioner KAA Raja at Aalo in 1971 but regrettably none of its three entry points is  safe and fair weather road even in 2017. When the traffic congestion has become a regular…

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NIMAS okays 3 expeditions

NEW DELHI | May 30 | The National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) executive council members including Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu approved joint Indo-Bhutan rafting expedition, Mt Everest expedition and unscaled Mt Nyagi Khangsang in future. These expeditions  were proposed by NIMAS during its second executive council meeting here today. Jaitely, who chaired the meeting, in principle accepted proposal for recruitment of additional staff mostly instructors for mountaineering, aqua and air adventure sports for NIMAS. However, Khandu on behalf of GoAP, on…

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No blood bank to levy charge for donating blood: Commissioner

  By A O News Service ITANAGAR | Mar 30 | Trend setter Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti (AVYS), which had launched its ‘Save life mission’ on 26.11.08 by founder Ramesh Jeke, inked a record again with state’s health commissioner Kaling Tayeng issuing an 23.05.17 order directed: “The blood units subject to availability shall be provided free of cost by all blood banks to all categories of patients. No processing charges shall be levied for providing blood by any blood bank except R K Masson Hospital”. “All blood donors should be…

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4 trucks & tractor seized with logs

Rampant illegal trade exposed   From Our Correspondent TEZU | May 30 | Lohit forest division, apprehended four trucks loaded with 21 logs during intensified patrolling launched under DFO S Manyu’s supervision, a week after three truck with 17 logs were seized on May 23 last. Two trucks were seized at 2 am today followed by two trucks and a tractor laden with logs at 7 am at Digaru tri-junction by a team led by ranger Ram  Ering. This confiscation has brought to limelight widespread illegal timber operation in the district. Four truck drivers were arrested while tractor driver managed…

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Endangered Red Panda rescued by SSB along NH

  TEZPUR-TAWANG Highway | May 30 | A Red Panda, which comes under endangered animals category, accidentally found itself in the inhabited area on Tezpur-Tawang Highway, and was rescued by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Tuesday last. The Red Panda, after it was being chased and attacked by stray dogs, was rescued by SSB troops led by AC Anjani Kumar Tiwari with the help of local villagers. After confirming the species by forest authorities, the Red Panda was taken to a safe location and released in the forest. Red Panda’s habitat majorly…

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Bhupenda’s statue crosses Dhola-Sadiya Bridge

  ITANAGAR | May 30 | Ten-feet tall statue of Indian Culture doyen Dr. Bhupen Hazarika crossed Dhola-Sadiya Bridge over river Brahmaputra on  Sunday last, after the bridge was named after Bhupenda two days ago by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS), headed by its president Y.D. Thongchi, which had urged the PM in this respect,  in a letter, conveyed its gratitude to PM for honouring its plea. The statue has reached Bolung village, Bhupenda’s birth place, for installation where the spade works were on in full swing, according to…

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MLA seeks storm relief from CM 

By A O News Service ITANAGAR |  May 30 | Seppa East lawmaker Tapuk Taku has taken up with Chief Minister Pema Khandu about the damaging impacts caused by powerful storm that slashed East Kameng district HQs Seppa  around 2 PM on May 28 afternoon. Taku had visited district hospital there on Tuesday and had consoled seven victims, including three women injured by the storm and inquired about the well being from medical superintendent, who had described their injuries as minor only. The injured included Doniram Wange, Soni Singhi, Kaka Cheda, & Retpe Liyak…

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Massive fire devours shop

TEZU | May 30 | A motor parts shop turns into ashes when massive fire broke out in Chai market here around 11.30 pm on Monday last. Fire tender and police personnel rushed to the spot to contain the fire and conduct rescue and relief operation. Though the cause of the fires was immediately not known and no casualty reported  but the cause of the fire was suspected to be electric short circuit. Shop owner Dilip Ghosh claimed that the mishap had caused him losses amounting to approximately Rs 7 to 8 lakh. DIPRO

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