CONVID-19: Unusual wild animal behavior | Pre-industrial civilization back again?

Representational picture By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Apr 29: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading ‘kokua bhay’ (unknown fear of Lord Krishna era) forcing people indoors and wild animals venturing into inhabited areas and busy streets across the world. Is this reflecting the pre-industrial civilization when wild animals used to roam around fearlessly near human inhabited areas? Of course, it is the human beings who continued to resort to wanton destruction of forests to invade into animals’ territory and interfered in their smooth life. Arunachal Pradesh in 1980s with 82% forest…

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17 DNGC students donate blood to beat COVID-19 crisis in TRIMHS 

A humanitarian service: Dr Jini Be saviors: Maga to youths “Blood donation is best humanitarian service”, final year BA student Yania Maga, one of the donors, jovially said: “It was my third donation that gave me great satisfaction. I donated first time in a camp at RKM Hospital, Itanagar, organized by Arunachal Voluntary Blood Donors Organisation founder Ramesh Jeke, and again at Indira Gandhi Park. All cannot be doctors but blood donation gives a feeling of a savior”. “I appeal to my youth friends to volunteer like me to donate…

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2019-20 APSBE results announced

ITANAGAR, Apr 29: The results of 2019-20 Arunachal Pradesh State Board Examination (APSBE) for classes-V & VIII along with home examinations of classes-I, II, III, IV, VI & VII have been declared. Of total 23,695 students who appeared in class-V,   21,253 have passed amounting to 89.69%, while total 22,418 students appeared in class-VIII and 19,722 passed (87.97%). The student can access results from their respective schools or through WhatSapp, SMS & telephone calls, elementary education director-cum-APSBE chairman Tapi Gao said in a release, adding that the students’ report cards would…

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4882 benefit from RGU’s teaching learning OFDP 

RONO HILLS, Apr 29: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) conducted a three-day online faculty development programme (OFDP) on teaching-learning through e-learning technologies amidst nationwide lockdown due to novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that concluded on Wednesday. COVID-19 has created an unprecedented situation across the world posing challenge for existence of human beings. As education is panacea to problems confronting present time, the OFDP aimed at transformation traditional education to technology driven education in tune with Education 4.0, which offers training and orientation to learners and instructors. Every education stakeholders, including University Grants…

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Shop sealed for violating DM order

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 29: M/s Ghar Sanasar General Store owned by Vijay Kumar in C-Sector here was sealed on Wednesday as the shop was found keeping pan masala, cigarettes etc for sale in violation of DM order. The shop was sealed by price monitoring  and control  team led by CO Nikita Panggam and assisted b LMCA assistant controller Taba Tabin, inspectors Debia Tana and Taw Tassar while checking prices of essential and packaged commodities. Complaints against the shop for selling items at exorbitant price taking undue advantage of COVID-19 lockdown were…

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Babu distributes free masks

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Apr 29: With novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still spreading fear, former Itanagar lawmaker Kipa Babu distributed hand-made masks free among vegetable vendors of G-Extension and D-sector here on Tuesday. Using masks has been made mandatory as per standard operating procedures (SOP) prescribed by the government, but Babu urged all who he met on the way to preferably stay indoors without coming out without any urgency.

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MLAs led team inspects COVID-19 isolation centre

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Apr 29: MLAs Chau Zingnu Namchoom (Namsai) and Joya Ette Deori (Lekhang) along with Namsai deputy commissioner Bijoy Talukdar, DPO, DMO, DRCHO, PH&WS & Power EEs, EAC & others officers made a surprise visit to COVID-19 isolation centre at Lathao on Tuesday, official sources told this daily. After in-charge Dr S K Singh explained all facilities available, they assessed preparedness on possible relaxation of the ongoing nationwide lockdown from May 4 as it is scheduled to end on May 3.

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COVID-19 fight intensifies | HM Felix offers Rs 50 lakh from MLALADF to K-Kumey district

ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Arunachal Pradesh Home, Inter-State Border Affairs, RD, Panchayat & Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bamang Felix has announced Rs. 50,00,000 from his MLAAD fund in recognition of self-less service rendered by frontline health workers and police at all vulnerable points of Kurung Kumey district. An interactive session at remote Guha Tarak  check gate of Sangram circle on Monday, Felix, also local MLA,  offered Rs. 2,00,000 to Sangram SDO as food expenses for the officials, health workers and police personnel deployed at the check gate, deputy commissioner DC Kento Riba…

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CM seeks GoI clearance of all NH projects

ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Chief Minister Pema Khandu attended videoconference of transport and PWD Ministers of all states with Union Minister of Road Transport & Highway Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday. When hassle free movement of goods during lockdown period was advocated in the meeting, Khandu said that movement of essential goods in his state Arunachal Pradesh is being carried out smoothly while maintaining all precautions to prevent spread of Coronavirus. On speeding up construction work on highways, he said work on all-important state highways are being carried out during ongoing lockdown…

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Medo tea hub cripples being COVID ‘containment zone’

From Our Correspondent MEDO, Apr 28: Medo Tea hub has crippled after the town was declared as ‘containment zone’ and sealed following detection of a COVID-19 positive case that banned  movement of  people and traffic except medical and other essentials services. “We have erected check gates 24×7 manned by police on both sides of NH-13 at every 3.6-km distance within the township after the positive case was detected as per lockdown guidelines”, Lohit SO DW Thongon said. This important tea hub of the district has been losing its Tea output….

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