CM’s green signal to raise MBBS seats to 100, hospital beds from 300 to 500

TRIHMS wears new look to ink history today   By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, July 31: Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sconces (TRIHMS), the first medical college of the state, wore a new look on Tuesday evening as preparation for inking history tomorrow when the classes of first batch of medical students would begin. Present Union divyangan secretary Shakuntala D Gamlin was instrumental as health joint secretary in 2012 to get approval for the medical college, which had turned to be the pet project of them chief minister Dorjee Khandu. However,…

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Dr Taba turns down offer as APSCW chairperson

  By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, July 31: Dr. Taba Nirmali, appointed as Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) chairperson, has turned down the offer. Dr. Taba, in a letter to chief minister today, intimated her inability to join citing various reasons. ‘I am very glad & fortunate to be appointed as 5th APSCW chairperson, a responsible post, on March 9 last. But unfortunately she informed that her inability was due to her obligation to the public of Yachuli Assembly constituency of Lower Subansiri district in view of ensuing assembly election. While…

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Johny glittering gem on Arunachal karate canvas

By Pradeep Kumar NAHARLAGUN, July 31: Her very look defies the common adage “Seeing is believing” for she is a soft spoken young girl with timid look. Without previous acquaintance, it would be well neigh impossible to believe that she is Johny Mangkhaiya, who has been flying Indian tri-colour across the globe along with spreading Arunachal uniqueness. It was a chance encounter with Johny, who along with her Sports Authority of India (SAI) coach Sunita Chanu, was seeking advice from Karate Association of India vice president Sensai Likha Tara here…

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Qualified nurses registered with INC portal to check fake ones

By Pradeep Kumar NAHARLAGUN, July 31: Indian Nursing Council (INC) representatives Saurav Kumar Singh and Ashish Kumar are here to register all academically qualified nurses – assistant nursing midwifery (ANMs) and general nursing midwifery (GNMs) to check fake ones. This was necessitated after many with fake documents were recruited, Trained Nurses Association of India, Arunachal state branch president Kago T Yadung and Arunachal Pradesh Nursing Council (APNC) registrar-cum-deputy director Kijum Kagra told this daily today. The duo produced a public notice, published in a local daily on 18.04.18, announcing delicensing of…

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Re-consider scholarship forms, demand protesting students

  By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jul 31: Shouting slogans – we betrayed being innocent. Please reconsider our scholarship forms – hundreds of students deprived of 2017-18 pre- and post-metric scholarship staged dharna at Tennis Court here today. Toko Takar, leading the group,  told media persons that  the students were deprived due to their mistake for lack of proper guidance by education department for which they have been facing problems in availing scholarship now. “We want our scholarship forms should be reconsidered as new academic session of various colleges has stared, most…

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FIR lodged against posts of parliamentary secretaries

  ITANAGAR, July 31: In a bizarre development, two persons lodged an FIR with Itanagar police station today against Chief Minister Pema Khandu and others in tune with Itanagar Permanent Bench High court verdict of July 25 terming appointment of parliamentary secretaries (PSs) as “unconstitutional”. The duo Tarh Gambo and Taki Tamin of Chimpu quoted the HC verdict while disposing of PIL No. 22(AP) 2016 (SI No 2046) Sri Khyoda Ram Vs State of Arunachal Pradesh and 36 others and Supreme Court of India declaring such appointment in Assam as “unconstitutional” under…

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100 saplings planted

INNAO, Jul 31: About 100 saplings provided by forest department were planted by the students at the initiative of GHS School principal Moli Tato within campus here today under Changlang district. Earlier, during such an awareness camp in the school, Tato gave tips on practical aspects of growing trees and their proper as life givers. He appointed two students to care for each sapling and urged the duo to take good care.

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Temporary respite to power crisis, people’s shutdown threat stands

  ITANAGAR, July 31: With options running out, people in Yazali under Lower Subansiri district took up the responsibility to address issue of erratic electricity supply that has plagued the administrative sub-division for last four months. Electricity supply was hit in April when Yazali-Kimin feeder line was damaged. However, the residents today united to clear forests in the area interfering with electricity poles as a temporary move till full-scale repairs are done. Earlier, residents had served a seven-day deadline for immediate arrangements for DG set at CHC, veterinary aid centre and…

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‘Green Lohit, Cool Lohit’ launched

TEZU, July 31: ‘Green Lohit, Cool Lohit’, a sapling plantation drive, was launched here today by CM’s advisor Sotai Kri. Addressing the organizers – Himalayan Samaj Kalyan Samiti (HSKS), a Tezu-based NGO of Gorkha community, Kri said that temperature has been rising gradually across the world and Tezu township in no exception due to deforestation causing much discomfort during summer season. “We need to restore the greenery for which Tezu was once known”, he said. In all 10 saplings given by environment & forest department were planted in Civil Supply colony while…

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