PM takes stock of impacts in NE | Earthquake triggers cracks in buildings, massive landslides

Remain always alert for unpredictable quake: Secy Tayeng By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Arunachal Pradesh, eastern most state of India, recorded earthquake twice in a row between 1.45 am to 1.50 am on Wednesday with West Siang district headquarters Aalo as its epicenter. West Siang district disaster management officer Nima Dorjee who led a team to inspect said that epicenter e is likely in the radius of 10-km from  between Darak circle and Kaying EAC HQs in Siang District. The tremor triggered massive landslide at vulnerable locations of…

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Waii questions misuse of huge funds in 2019 polls, seeks GoAP financial status

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Accusing the BJP-led state government led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu of pumping in huge amount of funds for simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections, Home Minister Kumar Waii on Wednesday sought clarification from chief secretary on state’s financial status. When the state Govt had issued cheques to contractors against sanctioned schemes of central sponsored schemes, state annual development agenda and state infrastructure development funds (SIDF) and kept all cheques with April 30 as validity on hold due to elections on April…

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PPA flays BJP for its undemocratic spirit

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Apr 24: The People’s Party Arunachal (PPA) president Kahfa Bengia on Wednesday criticized ruling BJP, particularly party candidate Lokam Tassar and his supporters for not allowing democracy to flourish in his home district Krung Kumey. Talking to this daily over telephone, he said that re-polling in nine polling booths  of Nyapin Koloriang Assembly constituency under Kurung Kumey district have been ordered by the Election Commission of India on April 27 next. He alleged that capturing of PBs, particularly Damin town, Taba, Nampe and Nikoriang had…

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APSCW conducts preliminary probe into domestic violence

*Bring accused to book: NEHRO ITANAGAR, Apr 24: A three-member Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) team visited Pasighat on Tuesday to conduct preliminary enquiry into domestic violence and attempt to murder of Yalik Siram Taloh. The APSCW team including vice chairperson Heyomai Towsik, Member Techi Hunmai and member-secretary Yame Higio, deputed by chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi on receipt of a complaint, met the victim undergoing treatment for mental trauma. They also met her parents and father-in-law to record their statements, an APSCW release said. While meeting alleged accused Oyon…

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Festival greetings

ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu have greeted the people, particularly Puroik and Tangsa communities on their Gumkum-Gumpa and Moh Mol Festivals respectively. “May this Puroik festival further strengthen the spirit of harmony, prosperity, and brotherhood in our society, the governor wished in his message, adding “I join my Tangsa brethren in their prayers for bumper harvest, peace and amity. May ‘Nong Culture’ live long!” “I wish my Tangsa brothers and sisters on the joyous occasion of Moh Mol that marks the end of sowing…

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No dearth of funds for relief: Tayeng

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Apr 24: “There is no dearth of fund with the disaster management (DM) department, Rs.40 lakh was given to each DC recently,” DM secretary Bidol Tayeng said responding to question if relief was granted to victims of recent thunder storm and hailstones This is time for cyclone and storms. Thus, the DC concerned should conduct assessment of the damages immediately and use the available funds at their disposal to help the victims as per guidelines. More fund will be given if the damages are more and the DCs …

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Caretakers acts to end stray animal menace

ITANAGAR, Apr 24: Continuing its efforts to care the stray animals, Caretakers, a voluntary organization, captured three stray dogs which needed immediate medical attention from Legi complex, Chimpu and DN College here on Wednesday under its 1st phase animal birth control-cum-vaccination. These dogs after proper treatment under supervision of Govt veterinary hospital senior veterinary officer Dr. Rukbo were kept in its temporary shelter for post operation care. Interested family will be allowed to adopt them once they are fit by executing an adoption agreement or continue to live in the shelter. More than 20 dogs, puppies and cats have…

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