An-32 airdrops rice at Lada, 70 to 80% lost | Lokhande facilitated airlifting by Chinook

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jun 04: Air dropping of rice by fixed wing An-32 aircraft of Indian Air Force at air-fed Lada in East Kameng district on June 2 resulted in about 70 to 80 per cent losses, repetition of Dami airdropping in May first week, food & civil supplies (FCS) department officer told this daily on Thursday. Hinting at airlifting of 83 quintals of rice on May 28 by most advanced IAF Chinook chopper in two sorties from Miao to Vijoynagar, located along Indo-China-Myanmar tri-junction in Changlang district, he…

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Rebuild bridge to restore road link to Shi-Yomi: Sona to BRO

ITANAGAR, Jun 04: Assembly Speaker Pasang D Sona on Thursday urged Border Road Organization (BRO) to immediately restore strategic Sikam Sibu Bridge near Yapik village in Shi-Yomi district. Sona made the request by informing that the bridge was completely washed away due to torrential rainfall during June 2 and 3 intervening night had triggered flash flood resulting in snapping away communication of the district from the rest of the state, particularly from West Siang HQs Aalo to Mechuka. Thus, Sona through social media had urged commuters not to travel through…

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Offer solace to all needy, Takik urges state Govt

ITANAGAR, Jun 04: Pointing out that the moving COVID-19 pandemic has created worst time in the entire country, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee labour cell chairman Yangbiu Takik on Thursday placed few grievances before the state government. Takik, in a press release, called for mass awareness on COVID-19, distribute free ration and other essential commodities, deposit Rs. 10,000 in accounts of poorest families immediately; increase time span of present 100 to 200 working days in a year under MGNREGA to create more employment opportunities, proactive action for sanitization drive in all…

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Sainik School plans to admit girl: Principal

NAHARLAGUN, Jun 04: State’s lone Sainik School at Niglok in East Siang district, is planning to admit girl cadets from 2021 onwards for which a robust plan is being evolved to tie with the state Govt besides many other important bold steps, infantry officer Maj Rajesh Singh, who joined as its principal recently. Pointing out that he understands the huge responsibility of his post and committed to enkindle the military ambience amongst the cadets by all possible ways to ensure that they rise to higher pedestal in life. Interestingly, in…

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RGU holds online workshop | Life skills help to cope with stress: VC

RONO HILLS, Jun 04: Illustrating the concept of life skills, mental health and wellbeing, Rajiv Gandhi Univeristy vice chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha recalled real life examples to manage mental health, wellbeing and promoting life skills for self-awareness, critical and creative thinking, coping with stress and emotions, and effective communication skills. He was addressing the inaugural two-day online workshop on ‘School psychology: Life skills, mental health and wellbeing’, organised jointly by education and psychology departments of RGU, which begun here on Wednesday. It was an event in collaboration with Indian School…

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‘43 active COVID-19 cases in Arunachal’

By A O News Services NAHARLAGUN, Jun 04: With identification of five new COVID-19 positive cases in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday, the total rose to 43, including 42 active cases and one recovered. The district-wise new cases – Changlang (3), West Siang and Namsai (1 each) – were detected in facility quarantine centres and shifted to COVID care centres, IDSP state surveillance officer Dr. L Jampa said in his bulletin.

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Capital Police bust car racket, seizes 26

By Our Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, Jun 04: Capital Complex Police have busted a car theft racket with seizure of 26 luxury cars, including 22 stolen Toyota Fortuner, two each Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Creta, SP Tumme Amo told media persons here on Thursday. Two vehicle dealers were also arrested on January 22 last with recovery of 11 and 3 vehicles respectively but both are out on bail, he said. On getting inputs and complaints about many stolen vehicles and many with fake registration numbers have been plying in…

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GWS donates masks, sanitizers at Tuting

NAHARLAGUN, Jun 04: Members of Tuting unit Galo Welfare Society (GWS) led by president Jarken Gamlin and secretary general Tupi Bagra recently gave masks and hand sanitizers to local administration, CHC medical staff, police station officer I/C and electricians of power house besides to local committee dealing with COVID-19 situation While appreciating the efforts of fellow frontline workers, the volunteers and essential service providers, medical officer Dr Jeenia Borang Nyodu urged all use masks and to follow hand hygiene by washing hands with soap or hand wash at regular intervals. She…

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We can’t remain locked for a long: DC

TAWANG, Jun 04: “While living with COVID-19 pandemic, we have to maintain physical distancing and adopting all prescribed precautions to bring life back to normalcy” Tawang DC Sang Phuntsok said here on Thursday. Addressing a meeting attended by DDSE, principals of Dorjee Khandu Govt College, Lungla and Tawang GHS schools, block education officers, teacher in-charges of various Govt schools, he exhorted all to comply with the GoAP order regarding reopening of educational institutions. “We can’t remain locked for a long time but have to bring back normalcy by learning to…

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