Arunachal borders turning ‘no man’s land’ | Threat to security of nation till PMGSY norms relaxed: MP Gao

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, July 11: Country’s security is under threat as people living in hilly areas of Arunachal Pradesh along Indo-China border are shifting to urban areas for education and health facilities for lack of road connectivity making their areas no man’s land for China to occupy every year. Hinting this while taking part in Union Budget discussion on Wednesday, Lok Sabha member Tapir Gao said that China had intruded into Indian Territory at Bishing village under Tuting sub-division in Upper Siang district in 2017 and built about 2-km…

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Wall collapse kills 2 girl students, flood death toll up to 3

CM assured ex-gratia payment: Tashi Lumla lawmaker Jambay Tashi, who was shocked to learn about the unfortunate incident, spoke to Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who he said has assured to grant ex-gratia payment as per norms. However, Tashi conveyed his deep sense of grief while talking to the bereaved family members while assured the parents of those injured for all possible help for their treatment. He told this daily over telephone that he has directed the education department authority to take steps for immediate reconstruction of the hostel building where…

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Rivers in swells, rains hit normal life | Falling tree hurts 1, damages 3 autos

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, July 11: Incessant rains for last few days have adversely affected normal life with water & electricity supply snapped, roads blocked by fallen trees and landslides while all rivers and rivulets have swollen up. East Siang district administration has cautioned the East Siang people, especially those living in low lying areas to remain alert for flash flood and other natural calamities. The Siang water level has not crossed danger level, ADC Tatdo Borang said, and urged people not to venture into the river and its bank. Sukan…

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Ensure road connectivity to Vijoynagar: Guv to Mosang

ITANAGAR, July 11: Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and UD Minister Kamlung Mosang, who called on Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday, briefed him about challenges and problems of people living in Vijoynagar, remotest circle of the state, in Changlang district. While expressing his concerns, Dr Mishra advised him to make essential commodities ensure available and to accelerate Miao-Vijoynagar Road work to ensure early road connectivity as the CO HQs remains cut-off throughout the CO HQs the year for which he desired to chair a…

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IAS officers go out of way to serve

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, July 11: Shortage of subject teachers being a common problem in many schools in Arunachal Pradesh, Upper Subansiri DC Danish Ashraf had requested his wife Ruhi, a B Tech in Telecommunication Engineering and thorough in Physics, to teach Physics to over 90 students of Daporijo Govt HS School for them to secure good results. Her initiative yielded results as pass percentage of students rose to 80% from previous year’s 21%, according to available information. In fact, the GHSS has no Physics teacher for over last…

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Roll back coal mining decision: AAS-AS

ITANAGAR, July 11: Drawing attention of the GoAP to its decision to resume mining in  Namchik-Namphuk Coal Field in Changlang District through Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Ltd, Arunachal Anti-Corruption Sena–Anna Samarthak (AAS-AS), in a memorandum on Thursday, urged chief minister to roll back its decision. Pointing out that that Union MoHA had suspended its operation by Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Ltd (APMDTCL) in 2012 for contributing to coffers of UG group, like ULFA, NSCN and NDFB in the area. The recent assassination of 11…

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NH-415 portion collapses

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, July 11: The Capital Complex has witnessing flood havoc with the loose soil posing risk for the commuters. A large portion of the NH-415 has collapsed at the turning point before Toyota show room and further erosion may bring traffic to a grinding halt. Large size boulders have been rolling down from upper side of the hill along NH-415 just before reaching Itanagar.

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Rains cause communication snags

AALO, July 11: Incessant rains for last few days caused communication bottlenecks across West Siang district as Aalo-Likabali road has been blocked forcing the commuters to take longer Aalo-Pasighat road. The Aalo-Pangin-Pasighat road, blocked on Wednesday evening stranding many were, was cleared Thursday morning. Minor road blockages were reported form administrative circles and sub-divisions too causing hardship for communication. The main road near Aalo Helipad here is almost eroded to create traffic jams. DDMO Nima Dorjee has been closely monitoring the situation, including water loggings, rising river level, erosions etc….

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DMO issues health advisory as 2 JE cases reported

From Our Correspondent  PASIGHAT, July 11: With two positive Japanese Encephalitis (JE) cases reported in East Siang district, DMO Dr. Kaling Dai on Thursday issued health advisory urging the people not to panic. Pointing out the virus transmits by biting of infected culex mosquitoes and how it is harboured by animals; Dr Dai suggestedpreventive steps, like administering JE vaccine, using repellent, nets, eradication of breeding sources etc to contain the disease. Meanwhile, fogging, focal insecticide and DDT spray has been taken up within one-km area of occurrence, he added.

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Felix’s view on Taying murder case hailed

ITANAGAR, July 11: While welcoming Home Minister Bamang Felix’s statement about murder case of its former finance secretary Ojing Taying on the floor of Assembly, All East Siang District Students’ Union said that the breakthrough almost after two years has raised hope that justice will finally be given to the bereaved family members. It lauded MLA Ninong Ering for his his consistent support on the issue. The AESDSU while Welcoming announcement of fund for state university at Pasighat, it advocated onetime special package for completion of infrastructure instead of giving…

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