Close down all zero-enrollment pry and secy schools: Cabinet

* Nods to Lepa Rada, Pakke-Kesang and Shi-Yomi dists ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The State Cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, after a threadbare discussion for about three hours today on prevailing education scenario, took some historic decisions including closure of all zero-enrollment primary and secondary schools running without students by 31t August next subject to verification. All teachers from these schools will be redeployed in teachers deficit schools. While discussing about and the department, the Cabinet took serious note of reported out-of-turn promotions and approved immediate revocation of all such promotions.  It…

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GoAP directs police to conduct thorough ILP checking daily

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: All superintendents of police of all districts have been directed to intensify checking thoroughly in all entry points of Arunachal Pradesh in view of publication of NRC in Assam on July 30 last. They have also been asked to conduct checking of ILP at  places, like building construction sites, agricultural fields, motor workshops, restaurants and dhabas while the  SPs would personally monitoring the checking regularly and send the reports to PHQ daily, PHQ PRO said in a release. The Cabinet today expressed satisfaction when action taken report  – in all…

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Rs 238 cr TAH land scam: Cong ups ante, seeks justice, threatens series of agitation

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Aug 10: APCC president Takam Sanjoy, after two-day tour of Lower Subansiri and Kamle districts August 3 and 4 last to gauge the sentiment of the people affected by Trans-Arunachal Highway scam, served a 10-day ultimatum today to the state Govt to grant justice to all victims. If the poor, hapless and widow victims of Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Kra Daadi and Kamle districts, who are emotionally broken now, are not granted justice within the given deadline, the Congress party would be forced to launch series…

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PHED&WS procures 2 mobile water testing labs to ensure safety

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 10:  As portable water is responsible for many water born diseases causes, PHED&WS department has procured two mobile water testing laboratory (MWTL) vehicles which would move across the state to ensure supply of safe drinking water to the masses. PHED&WS CE Toko Jyoti, who was instrumental in procuring them, today said that theMWTLs for water quality testing is intended to cover rapid testing of basic water quality parameters in remote and hilly areas; where there are no laboratories within a reasonable distance of the sampling…

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Youth pushed out of train to death: CM seeks UP CM & Rly minister’s intervention

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Aggrieved by the death of Arunachalee youth Tage Dule following an incident during intervening night of August 2 and 3 while travelling from Delhi to Itanagar in Arunachal Express, Chief Minister Pema Khandu today shot a letter each to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal seeking their personal intervention in giving justice to the victim. He demanded arrest of the culprits onsible and award exemplary punishment to them. Khandu while giving details of the gruesome incident said that the youth, who hails from peaceful…

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APPSU seeks medicines to check FMD

From Our Staff Reporter SANGDOPATA, Aug 10: With foot and mouth disease (FMD) fast spreading among the mithuns and other wild animals in Sangduptota circle; All Papum Poma Student’s Union (APPSU) conducted a medical camp to spread mass awareness in rural areas of Tapiaso pancahayat. In all 47 mituns, a cow and a pig suffering from (FMD) were treated during the two-day camp which concluded on Thursday. Yupia veterinary staff conducted the camp including vaccination in Law and Nyoing villages to help the farmers to treat their animals. They explained steps for…

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Byaling elected NPPLP leader, Kamin Dy leader

ITANAGAR, Aug 10:  Senior legislator Tanga Byaling has been unanimously elected as National People’s Party Legislature Party (NPPLP) leader and Nikh Kamin as deputy leader while Mutchu Mithi as its spokesperson. The election was conducted during a party meeting here presided over state president Gicho Kabak, who in a letter to Assembly speaker has intimated the decision with a request for seat arrangement accordingly, according to a NPP release. Besides Byaling, Kamin and Mithi, the meeting was attended by MLAs Rajesh Tacho, Tapang Talo, Tirong Aboh and Dikto Yikar, senior…

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School Chalo Abhiyan launched

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT/RUKSIN, Aug 10: Alarmed by poor performance in last CBSE examinations, Legong Banggo Students Union (LBSU) launched an awareness programme, themed “School Chalo Abhiyan” in Ruksin sub-division to spread awareness among students community in particular, parents in general. The issue of school dropouts, drawback and lack of basic requirement within school premises would be highlighted. Of the 49 schools in the sub-division few are defunct which would be recorded during the campaign.

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World Biofuel Day observed

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Indian Oil Corporation Ltd observed World Biofuel Day 2018 in Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan here today to create awareness about importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels and highlight various GoI efforts made in biofuel sector. NERIST mechanical engineering department HoD Dr Pradeep Lingfa, speaking on technical aspects of production and use of biofuel in the country. Highlighting impact of crude oil import on Indian economy, IOC (institutional business) GM Jayanta Madhav  stressed the need to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. SDFSCO Yumlam Achung urged the students to…

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CM assures all support for RFT of Malaysia

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The Rain Forest Trophy India (RFT) of Malaysia would be conducted by Manabhum Off-road Club of Arunachal (MOCA) in collaboration with Delhi-based Cougar Motorsport in Manabhum forest range in Namsai district during October 16-20 next. The MOCA members, who  accompanied by DyCM Chowna Mein, Tourism Minister Jarkar Gamlin and Namsai MLA Zingnu Namchoom called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu here today, informed him about inaugural edition of RFT. Learning that the RFT is stated to be biggest off-road adventure sports drive ever held India, the CM congratulated them for making their presence felt…

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