Chamling beats Jyoti Basu as longest serving CM of India

ITANAGAR | Apr 29| Sikkim Chief Minister and Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) founder Pawan Kumar Chamling on Sunday surpassed the record of former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu by becoming the longest serving Chief Minister of any Indian state. While veteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader  Jyoti Basu ruled West Bengal for 23 years from June 21.06.77 till 06.11. 2000, Chamling became CM on 12,12,94 and completed his 24th year in office on Sunday. A Bhanu Puraskar (2010) awarded poet with pen name ‘Kiran’ and father of four…

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7 state IPS officers rise to DIGP rank

By A O News Service ITANAGAR | Apr 29 | The Union MoHA has promoted seven IPS officers of Arunachal Pradesh, namely Hibu Tamang, Mari Riba, Isaac Pertin, CK Mein, RK Khirmey, Michi Paku and  Take Ringu to the rank of DIGPs. With this, the state now has nine DIGPs including Apur Bitin and Tusar Taba. IGP Robin Hibu, while congratulating them today, hoped that they would take transfer to different parts of India for wider exposure to contribute more in the services of the nation. https://t.co/PlYSGhnXsM — Arunachal Observer…

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MHCP idea conceived to boost health care service

  By Our Staff Reporter BHALUKPONG | Apr 29 | With rising school dropout rate adding to growing unemployment problem of the state, local doctor Dr. Jumsang Sidisow has conceived the idea of multitasking health care providers (MHCPs) to give relief to the ailing health sector of the state. Dr Sidisow, who runs Hope Health Care Centre (HHCC) here, after launching a year-long home nursing training for drop out students and local youth to skill them, today said that Rs 1000 stipend, free accommodation with water and electricity supply would…

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SEC calls off municipal polls as monsoon sets in

ITANAGAR | Apr 29 | State Election Commission (SEC) secretary has cancelled the election schedule for Itanagar and Pasighat Municipalities, notified to be held on  May 29 next, till end of monsoon season. Cancelling the April 20 SEC notification for the above elections, secretary Kanto Danggen, in an order on Saturday last, referred to Itanagar and East Siang DC-cum-MEO have intimated that the monsoon season has set in for which heavy rains and flood which would disrupt surface communication posing difficulty in movement of men and materials. Thus, suggested to…

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Dr Chai lauds DUA for novel initiatives

ITANAGAR | Apr 29 | AH & Veterinary, Dairy Development Minister Dr. Mohesh Chai has lauded Dream for United Arunachal (DUA) for its numerous voluntary services including voluntary donation for Dirang & Daporijo fire victims. Addressing DUA’s first foundation day in a simple event here on Saturday as chief guest, he assured support to DUA and announced Rs. 50,000 for Taman Gamnu, one of the finalist of  DID Little Masters. https://t.co/95Pw1r3lW7 — Arunachal Observer (@ArunObserver) April 30, 2018 The DUA also felicitated Galo Welfare Society (GWS) for honoring its chairman Gumjum Haider with the…

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3 hurt in road mishaps

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN| Apr 29 | Three Nirjuli residents were hurt including two seriously when the Maruti Alto K10 car carrying them hit a small bridge while giving space to vehicle coming from other direction at  Paitabari, 200-mtr off Laluk police station in Assam’s North Lakhimpur district. The car was hit again by a speeding bus coming from behind at around 8.45 on Sunday when the victims were travelling to Bangalmara from Nirjuli. The victims, identified by police as Rasida Begum (F), Babulal and driver Hasan Ali (both males), are under treatment in…

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Chopper service to Koloriang lauded

*Tagik seeks air link to Damin By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN | Apr 29 | The state Govt has approved non-schedule air service to Koloriang by Mi-172 chopper responding to the plea of Kurung Kumey ZPC Sangha Tagik. Appreciating the GoAP, particularly Chief Minister Pema Khandu, for giving approval though temporary due to rising number of passengers to the remote district, Tagik told this daily today that the Skyone Airways Ltd has been directed to fly one additional Mi-172 chopper from Naharlagun on every Saturday at 12.45 pm and…

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Deceased man’s body found in river

By A O News Service DOIMUKH | Apr 29 | Mortal remains of male person was retrieved from Dikrong River Sunday morning by Doimukh Police, which identified the deceased as Techi Tagam, 24, S/o of Techi Bijuli of Nimte Village under Sagalee circle. Ruling out any foul play, family members suspected it to be a case of drowning as the water of Ranganadi hydro project dam is released every evening that swells Dikrong River suddenly, Papum Pare SP Tume Ammo said. However, the man mentally sick but spotted in Doimukh a day earlier, he said, adding the mortal…

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AAPSU aghast at appalling conditions of Govt schools

ITANAGAR | Apr 29 | All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today pointed at the sorry state of several schools in Capital Complex, Lohit, Namsai and West Siang districts. An AAPSU team during its week-long educational tour to assess the problems faced by Govt schools found that many schools are functioning under miserable conditions and struggling with poor facilities, it said in a release. “School infrastructures, including MDM kitchen, office building, all weather classrooms, sanitation and drinking water facilities are missing. Some schools even have shared classrooms for lower sections due…

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GoI grants Rs 15 cr to tackle opium menace | Alternative livelihood for addict

From Our Correspondent TEZU | Apr 29 | The GoI has sanctioned Rs 15 crore to provide alternative livelihood to opium addicts with the menace looming large over East Siang, Upper Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Lohit, Anjaw, Namsai, Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts. As Lohit, Anjaw and Namsai districts are worst hit with rise in opium cultivation and consumption hitting the society hard, the horticulture department would provide funds under SADA to expand major horticulture crops as an alternative livelihood to opium cultivation in affected districts. After mass sensitization by NGOs,…

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