Foot suspension bridges to China border washed away

By A O News Service ITANAGAR | Jul 02 | Many foot wire suspension bridges (FWSBs) in Sarli circle of Kurung Kumey district which serve as lifeline for border villagers, particularly defence forces to travel to posts along Indo-China border  were washed away by massive flood, alerted Koloriang MLA-cum-Home Parliamentary Secretary Pani Taram. This added to trail of devastations by the ongoing flood fury which has been destroying homes and hearts all over Arunachal Pradesh,  including twin capital cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun. However, Koloriang AO correspondent  confirmed that due…

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Prompt action saves capital lifeline

* Dree ground point restoration on with war footing: EE By Pradeep Kumar NAHARLAGUN | Jul 02 | Alerted over possibility of swelling water of perennial Barpani river that could lead to collapse of an electric pole and tall tree on Barpani bridge here, the lifeline between Naharlagun and Itanagar,  EAC Hento Karga as desired by DC Prince Dhawan swung to action to neutralise the threat. An electric pole, already in hanging position (As highlighted by this editor on 19.03.17) and a tall tree got tilted with their roots getting…

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Natung airlifted by helicopter

ITANAGAR | Jul 02 | Terming the nature’s fury in Sagalee assembly constituency during this monsoon unprecedented,   former chief minister Nabam Tuki today said that the destructions caused by incessant rain triggered flood and landslides have been massive. Sagalee sub-division HQs has been cut off from rest of the world since Saturday in which RD and PRI  Parliamentary Secretary Mama Natung along with his people were stranded since Saturday while Doimukh-Sagalee, Trans-Arunachal Highway, Sagalee-Mengio, Toru-Yazali, Yazali-Mengio roads were totally disconnected, delinking the people from rest of the world, Tuki told…

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Jomlo-Mongku chosen as model village: Taga

  ITANAGAR | Jul 02 | Jomlo-Mongku village would be developed as model village to be funded by Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs during the current fiscal year, Power & Industries Minister Tamiyo Taga disclosed  while addressing the villagers on Saturday. Taga undertook tour to his Rumgong assembly constituency to take stock of preparedness and measures initiated by Siang district administration as preparedness to address the heavy monsoon. Taga assured Jomlo-Mongku villagers of providing better road connectivity, safe and clean water supply, sanitation besides installation of high mast street light in…

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Black day observed to protest China’s intrusion

ITANAGAR | Jul 02 | Arunachal Pradesh state BJP’s woman wing Bhartiya Tibet Sahayog Manch (BTSM) observed ‘Black day’ today against recent Chinese intrusion in Sikkim. About 85 members holding banners and shouting slogans conducted the rally at IG Park Tennis Court here and burnt effigy of Chinese forces, conceding nation-wide protest by the BJP to condemn China as a coward. A video showing Chinese forces trying to enter India through Sikkim went viral prompting national stir while China obstructing Kailash Mansorvar Yatra also agitated many, particularly NE Indians. NE will…

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No report of any casualty

At Sagalee NAHARLAGUN | Jul 02 | There is no report of any casualty from any part of the state. Landslides and flash floods are common annual phenomenon with the arrival of  monsoon in the state. The twin capital region of the state including its peripheries has been severely affected by landslides, flash floods and road blockades triggered by incessant rains over the last few days. The road between Hoj-Potin has been snapped due to a huge landslide triggered by torrential rains. Many vehicles travelling through that road are stranded. But,…

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Massive plantation marks 68th Vanamahotsava Week

  From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT | Jul  02 | A massive plantation drive marked the 68th  Vanamahotsava Week on Saturday by planting more than 200 saplings around Kiyit Govt Secondary School and in proposed Botanical garden. The botanical garden has been conceptualized by school and forest authorities as part of teaching for students, said Mebo range RFO Obang Tayeng while Pasighat forest division DFO Tabang Jamoh termed the event as one of the best plantation programmes by students and villagers that too by imposing fine of Rs. 2,500 to those who damaged or…

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Child drowned, body traceless

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN | Jul 02 |The monsoon-2017 claimed the second life today with Bikash Hazarika, a six-year-old son of petty trader Pradip Hazarika of A-Sector, was drowned in a small stream behind the power house there around 1.30 to 2 pm  on Sunday. However, his body was traceless despite tremendous efforts, his relative informed. When contacted, Naharlagun PS OC inspector Riba confirmed receipt of the report late in the evening and informed the NDRF team. The team would launch search operation early Monday morning, he added. The…

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Youths bring awareness on AIDS prevention

By Our Correspondent ITANAGAR | Jul 02 | Ajing United Club (AUC) and Arunachal United Football Club (AUFC) played a friendly football match, themed ‘Know AIDS to no AIDS’,  at Chimpu APBn ground near here today. AUC defeated AUFC with 5-2 scores.  Hillang Nima  scored the first goal followed by Narba Pangia and Lobsang Tsering two each to ensure AUC victory to the thunderous applause of the gathering. The match aimed at raising mass awareness about HIV/AIDS, its prevention and express solidarity  to care, protect and support the people, particularly children…

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Niglar hurt in accident

ITANAGAR | Jul 02 | (AONS) | Social activist and former APYC president Tadar Niglar reportedly met with an accident today and rushed to a hospital for treatment in Guwahati. Though comments with his injured picture was doing rounds in Facebook but details could not available.

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