Midpu COVID hospital still not ready: Libang

*Arunachal tally rises to 1484 By A O News Service ITANAGAR, July 30: The proposed 35-bedded prefabricated dedicated COVID-19 health centre (DCHC) at Midpu will not be made operational till all infrastructures are in place, said H&FW Minister Alo Libang said here on Thursday. All departments and agencies are working hard to speed up the progress which has been affected by heavy rain falls, he said, adding the construction agency has sought time till August 7 which has been asked not to compromise with work quality. It was supposed to…

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AAPSU cautions GoAP on sensitive MAC & PAC issue

ITANAGAR, July 30: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has always  been skeptical of demand for Mon  Autonomous Council (MAC) comprising Tawang & West Kameng districts and Patkai Autonomous Council (PAC) comprising of Tirap & Changlang districts right from the beginning. Reacting to fresh demands MAC by Mon Autonomous Region Demand Committee (MARDC), AAPSY president Hawa Bagang and GS Tobom Dai, in a joined statement, said that any move which directly or indirectly sows seeds of discord among various tribes should be averted as every community & region in…

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Midpu COVID hospital still not ready: Libang

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, July 30: The proposed 35-bedded prefabricated dedicated COVID-19 health centre (DCHC) at Midpu will not be made operational till all infrastructures are in place, said H&FW Minister Alo Libang said here on Thursday. All departments and agencies are working hard to speed up the progress which has been affected by heavy rain falls, he said, adding the construction agency has sought time till August 7 which has been asked not to compromise with work quality. It was supposed to be operational from July 31 but major…

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Veteran INC leader’s death mourned

ITANAGAR, July 30: Veteran Congress leader & APCC vice president Tachu Hina breathed his last around 2.30 am on Thursday at Upper Suabnsiri district hospital, Daporijo after a sudden stroke. Born on 5th May, 1964, he was about 56, and left behind his wife, 3 each daughters and sons. AICC general secretary Luizinho Falerio, who led the mourners, in his message, termed him as a dynamic leader of the state and loved by one and all for shouldering his all responsibilities with dedication. He will be remembered for his dedication…

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Man gets life term for killing wife

By AO News Services ITANAGAR, July 30: A 50-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment by Tirap district and sessions court  on Thursday for murdering his wife in December 2010. According to officials, the convict, Sanjit Murah, had married one Reshmi Murah, the deceased, who was already a mother of a son and a minor daughter. “It was alleged that Murah had molested his minor stepdaughter, who later reported the matter to her mother, due to which there was a quarrel between the two,” officials said. “An argument broke out…

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Illegal timber seized driver arrested: SP

BOMDILA, July 30: West Kameng Police, on received of inputs on Wednesday night, activated a naka here that intercepted a truck laden with illegal timbers from Nafra on way to Assam. Bomdila police station team led by OC SI Krishnendu Dev spotted the truck bearing registration No. AS 13 C- 3644 around 2 AM and on searching found huge amount of timber which was seized and its driver Passang Tamang was arrested, according to SP Raja Bhantia. Tamang during interrogation revealed that the timbers were loaded at Khazalang, Nafra and proceeding to Bhalukpong to hand over…

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Focus to mend mindset of NE women: Rijiju to NCW

Rijiju       NCW head Sharma     Prof Hazarika       Moirangthem ‘Attitudinal change still a dream’ NEW DELHI, July 29:  Underscoring importance of integration for empowerment of people from the NE, Union MoS (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports and MoS (Minority Affairs) said that respecting and accepting those from other regions is the key to national integrity. Addressing a National Commission for Women (NCW) webinar on “Issues and challenges faced by NE women in metropolitan cities & empowering them’, Rijiju said there is a need to look at ways to…

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Arunachal COVID-19 tally rises to 1410

People not reporting for tests: ACC&I * Containment zone opposed By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, July 29: Arunachal Pradesh  COVD-19 positive tally surged to 1410 with 80 fresh cases reported Wednesday – ICR (19); Changlang-18 (2 Assam Rifles returnees from Uttarakhand & Bihar, 2 detected from Rankatu Tea Estate, 4 businessmen, 1 electrician & 9 detected from Bordumsa tested by RDT-Ag); East Kameng-1(detected from Seppa town & primary contact of positive case detected earlier tested by RDT-Ag); Lohit -7 ( 6 ITBP personnel & 1 military person detected by…

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MAR demand gets momentum

TAWANG, July 29: The demand for creation for Mon Autonomous Region (MAR) reverberated again during meeting of Mon Autonomous Region Demand Committee (MARDC) at Zomkhang Hall Hall here on Wednesday under the aegis of Monpa Mimang Tsogpa (MMT). Lumla lawmaker Jambey Tashi, in his key note address, highlighting all events chronologically since 2003 when the demand surfaced, said that in 2013 then chief minister Nabam Tuki and Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy had assured MAR creation, according to a MMT release. Eminent personalities of Tawang and West Kameng districts during…

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Landslide washes away Rebo-Peging road

From Staff Reporter BOLENG/PASIGHAT, July 29: Heavy monsoon rain triggered major landslide washed away stretch of lone PMGSY road connecting  Rebo-Perging CO HQs and other villages with Siang district HQs  Boleng. The landslides took place at Riew (Redang) village in Siang district   that prompted local MLA Ojing Tasing along with officers and local leaders    to visit the area to take stock of the situation. Riew villagers urged the MLA to renovate the road and take immediate steps to protect it from natural calamity in future.

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