Damin record heavy snowfall

*Signature of climate change: Expert By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR | Jan 30 |  Damin, located along Indo-China border, 45-km from Kurung Kumey district HQs Koloriang, recorded snowfall for the first time after a gap of a decade, Pratidin Times reporter Mintu Tmuli  said quoting Damin CO Honjon Perme. Damin has been witnessing a white cover with for last many days forcing the people to remain indoors. This is the impact of climate change as this Himalayan state has been experiencing severe cold since New Year 2018 while  the people of…

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B’putra’s black sandy bed cause of concern

  By A O News Service BOGIBEEL | Jan 30 | The sandy bed of mighty Brahmaputra visible in black colour establishes the fact that China by digging  a 1000-km-long tunnel has diverted water of Yarlung Tsanfo in Tibet, known as Brahmaputra in India,  to its water scarce  Xingjiang region. The boats transporting thousands of commuters and their vehicles  daily but Assam Govt  boat got stuck midway today and the boatmen had to struggle to release it from the ground to continue journey. Despite denial of Bejing about the tunnel,…

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CM launches MVR campaign

ITANAGAR | Jan 30 | After launching state-wide measles rubella vaccination (MRV) campaign here today, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said it is an ambitious Govt plan to eradicate measles and control rubella in India and should be taken on mission mode. Khnadu symbolically unwrapped the vaccination scheduled to begin from February 1 in presence of DyCM Chowna Mein, Cabinet colleagues, Health and Family Welfare Parliamentary Secretary Phurpa Tsering, chief secretary, health commissioner, among other officials. He urged all stakeholders, especially parents, to get their children vaccinated being offered in all educational institutions, health and…

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Promote patriotism: Guv to students

ITANAGAR | Jan 30 | Governor Brig. ( (Retd) B.D. Mishra today exhorted the students to carry forward the value-based education imparted by Narottam Nagar Ramakrishna Mission School in Tirap. Addressing the students after distributing annual prizes, he advised them to do good for their fellow human beings and promote patriotism, national unity and integrity. Impressed with the ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’ of the School, he lauded Ramakrishna Mission Order and hoped for better future of the students, being taught in traditional cultural environment. His wife Neelam Misra felicitated Senwang Dada,…

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1 buried alive, 2 seriously hurt

By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR | Jan 30 | One person was buried alive while two others sustained serious injuries when a large chunk of loose soil fell on them at a private under construction building site at Donyi Colony here around 2.30 PM on Tuesday. The deceased woman was  identified as Rei Yania (35) of Jullang. The rescued duo was rushed to RK Mission Hospital for treatment. Other two labourers who escaped unhurt are Sukumar Sharma (23) and Sanjay Sharma (24). Itanagar police  station sources said that  a case have been registered,  the body has been…

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3 die in Bolero & Eon head on collision

By Our Staff Reporter HARMUTY | Jan 30 | Three persons died on the spot today in a tragic head-on collision between a Mahindra Bolero (AR 05/0012) and an Hyundai Eon (AS 07E 8346) along NH 52, just 3-km away from Harmuty toward Laluk under North Lakhimpur district of Assam. The accident took place early morning when the Bolero was moving towards Laluk and Eon was coming from other direction but both vehicles were on high-speed, Laluk police station officer in-charge Ajit Kumar Bhuyan said. Harmuty outpost in-charge SI Anil Borah…

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President, PM pay homage to Gandhiji

  NEW  DELHI | Jan 30 | President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday led the nation by offering floral tribute to ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat here on his 70th death anniversary,. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also paid their homage to Gandhiji. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa were also present. Earlier, President Kovind and Prime Minister Modi took to their respective Twitter handles to share…

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RGU foundation day

RONO HILLS | Jan 30 | Rajiv Gandhi University is all set to observe its 35th foundation day on February 4 with National MoHRD’s Hyderabad-based Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI) chairman Dr. W.G. Prasanna Kumar delivering foundation day lecture on topic, “University-community partnership: A need and a reality”.     UD and Town Planning Minister Nabam Rebia will attend as chief guest, according to a RGU release.

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145 INC workers join BJP

By Our Staff Reporter LOWER JUMI, Kimin | Jan 30 | More than 145 INC workers joined with saffron brigade at a function under Kakoi circle of Papum Pare District today marginalising Congress in state. Several PRI members and Congress workers of the area joined the BJP in presence of Papum Pare district BJP president Tana Hali Tara and other leaders. APYC secretary Teli Nanu, former Kakoi ASM Nabam Yarak, Lower Jumi ASM Bamang Yalar, Lower Jumi GPMC  Bamang Taniang and other GPM of Kakoi and Lower Jumi Panchayat segments  were among the…

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Arrest Taying’s murderers: BOWS

RUKSIN | Jan 30 | Boriing Olung Welfare Society (BOWS) youth wing, during a conference at Ngorlung under Ruksin sub-division of East Siang district, reiterated its demand for nabbing the culprits of student leader late Ojing Taying. He had succumbed to his injuries following a brutal attack on the fateful night of 10.06.17 but the culprits are still at large. Recalling his valuable services to the students’ community and clan members, BOWS president Elijah Taying, led the members in paying tribute to him.  He said that the police had earlier sought 6-7…

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