NSCN (KK) SS captain nabbed by upbeat Changlang dist police

CHANGLANG, May 09: One self styled (SS) captain (political & revenue officer) of NSCN (Khango Konyak) outfit, Hangnang Pangtha, 31, was apprehended from Khimiyang during a joint operation on May 9 when police have been fighting three-front war – COVID-19 pandemic, insurgency and drug menace . Pangtha was arrested by Khimiyang Police in connection with extortion activities in the name of the banned outfit from Khimiyang and Changlang town. His arrest has given a serious jolt to NSCN (KK) by completing ending extortion from Govt officials and general public. The…

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Guv reviews education sector, Asks to procure textbooks fast

ITANAGAR, May 09: Procure fast classes-I to XII textbooks to provide to students on reopening of schools after lockdown ends, Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra advised secretary education Niharika Rai in presence of Education Minister Taba Tedir at Raj Bhawan here on Saturday. While reviewing important issues to strengthen state education sector, he also stressed on 100% posting of head master to all Govt schools, proper management and supervision in greater academic interest. The Governor, Based on his extensive tour and personal interaction with teachers and students, he suggested rationalization…

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UK’s  NE culture emissary to be live on facebook today

By Pradeep Kumar The information technology serving as link to communicate with the whole world would bring London-based Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence (SCCE) founder Ragasudha Vinjamuri aka Sudha live again as part of a talk on ‘India’s soft power, cultural legacy for mankind’ at 7 pm on Sunday. Sudha, a fellow of Royal Society of Arts and assistant lecturer of London-based University of Suderland, who would be live with ABVO supporters of MG College of Thiruvananthapuram could be reached at https://facebook.com/MGCABVP. It may be recalled that Sudha, also a…

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IQC facilities impress Bagra-led team

From Our Correspondent LIKABALI, May 09: Textiles & Handicrafts Minister Tumke Bagra along with legislators Nyamar Karbak, Rode Bui, Kento Rina, Kardo Nyigyor and other officials on Friday took stock of facilities of Likabali institutional quarantine centers  (IQCs) in Lower Siang district. Likabali has total five IQCs with capacity to accommodate 253 inmates but only 21 persons who returned from Assam and Meghalaya are there. The team also visited Likabali hospital and check gate and was briefed by Lower Siang deputy commissioner A K Singh, SP Surender Choudhary and DMO Dr…

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Cabinet takes decisions to prevent Coronavirus

ITNAGAR, May 09: Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Pema Khandu here on Friday took following landmark decisions. Being one of the few states in India to make institutional quarantine compulsory for students and people returning from outside,  the Cabinet also made RT-PCR test mandatory for them, including those  asymptomatic ones. Considering certain bottlenecks being faced in PTC institutional quarantine centre (IQC), Papumpare deputy commissioner Pige Ligu has been appointed its in-charge and remain stationed at Banderdewa to overlook entire arrangements;  resolved to convert BPL Housing Complex in Lekhi…

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‘Helping Hands solace for  NCR’s 12 lakh NE people’ | * When there is a will, there is a way: Hibu

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, May 09: The sufferings of around 12 lakh people including students of North East region, who always are victims of one or other reason in national capital region (NER), have multiplied by COVID-19 pandemic but NGO Helping Hands have been trying to offer solace to them. An intellectual having decades-long ties with Arunachal Pradesh told over telephone from New Delhi on Saturday attributed the mass suffering to ongoing nationwide lockdown (46th day on Saturday). Life has come to standstill while Delhi reported 224 new COVID-19 cases…

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DCM advocates strict SOP adherence by all returnees

From Our Correspondent NAMSAI, May 09: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Food & Civil Supply Minister Kamlung Mosang and MLAs Chau Zingnu Namshoom (Namsai), Karikho Kri (Tezu), Dasanglu Pul (Hayuliang), Liasum Simai (Nampong) & Jummum Ete Deori (Likang) discussed modalities to ensure smooth passage of returning stranded Arunachalees. A meeting in Mini Secretariat here on Saturday, chaired by DyCM, resolved to strictly adhere to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) guidelines, including institutional quarantine centres (IQCs) as there is neither vaccine nor medicine for COVID-19 for which precaution is the only…

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