Chimpu COVID-19 Hospital to be functional within 2 weeks: Libang

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, July 29: The MLA Apartment at Chimpu will be converted into a makeshift COVID-19 Hospital and made functional within next two weeks, said H&FW Minister Alo Libang said while inspecting the campus to review its progress on Wednesday. Libang, who was accompanied with Home Minister Bamang Felix, health secretary Dr P Parthiban, TRIHMS director Dr Moji Jini and others, told media persons that works are being done on a war footing to refurbish the building with all facilities, including separate wards for male & female, at least 10…

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Review decision to hold online exams: DCC urges minister

ITANAGAR, July 29: The Changlang DCC, in a memorandum to education minister, through the DC, has urged to reconsider holding “Online examination/online claw” while referring to official July 27 letter. With due submission I’m writing The letter, on behalf of parents/students, said that the district has very poor telecommunication, and road communication and most of the places lack proper road link and electricity while road electricity and telecommunication are still not available in  Khimiyang, Vijoynagar, Manmao, Namtok and Yatdam. The Rang Frah Govt College is also not well-connected by  road, lacks…

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Arunachal tally rises to 1,330

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, July 28: Arunachal Pradesh  COVD-19 positive tally surged to 1,330 with 91 fresh cases reported Tuesday – ICR (28); Changlang-18 (10 detected from Rankatu Tea Estate, 5 shopkeepers, 2 Assam Rifles returnees from Manipur & a carpenter tested by RDT-Ag-17, RT-PCR-1); East Kameng-10 (6 detected from Seppa town & 4 returnees from Tawang,  tested by RDT-Ag); East Siang-3 (All essential commodities transport drivers detected by RDT-Ag at check-gate); Lohit-4 (All returnees of same family from West Bengal detected by RDT-Ag at check-gate); Lower Dibang…

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Miscreants chase away authorized labourers

By A O News Service BANDERDEWA, July 28: A group of miscreants used harsh languages and tried to chase away Assamese labourers engaged in transporting Food Corporation of India (FCI) rice for public distribution system of Arunachal Pradesh from check gate here on Tuesday. As a group of local electronic media persons, including Jugi Rekha and Nipjoti, on reporting spree, were shocked when those Arunachalees were even scolding media for the mess in covering such events. Interestingly, those lanbourers were authorized by district administration for the duty and following  standard…

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ANYA flays Assam forest officials for alleged vandalizing of earth mover

By Staff Reporter ITANAGAR, July 28: A large group of people along with Assam forest officials on Monday reportedly damaged excavator and destroyed five oil barrels to obstruct ongoing Kimin to Buka PMGSY road project near Belo-1 village under Papum Pare district. All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) general secretary Dr Bengia Tada claimed that huge gathering of students, under the banner of all Assam Students Union assisted by forest officials obstructed the work and destroyed the machineries. ANYA had earlier too submitted several letters to Home Minister Bamang Felix informing…

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Promote local products: DyCM

ITANAGAR, July 28: Advocating procurement of products manufactured in Arunachal Pradesh, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein called for a policy during a video conferencing with Union industries minister, planning & investment commissioner and industries secretary on Tuesday. Hinting about clear central policy to promote domestic industries with purchase preference of their products, Main said that ‘On the similar lines, we need to give preference to Arunachal-made products for GoAP procurement’. Though Arunachal Pradesh Industrial and Investment policy gives preference to registered units for purchasing manufactured products but it should be backed by a policy…

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NSCN (R) cadre on extortion mission nabbed

CHANGLANG, July 28: A joint operation was launched by Changlang district police, 9th Assam Rifles and 149 Bn CRPF on Monday evening following receipt of specific input about movement of one NSCN (R)  cadre to carry out extortion. The operation led apprehension of one Noksom Tangha, 42, identified as self styled revenue in-charge of Changlang town and recovered a mobile phone and motor cycle from his possession, according to Changlang district superintend of police Mihin Gambo. Resident of New Sallang hamlet under Changlang police station, he was actively involved in…

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‘IMC 15, 16 & 17 wards are COVID-19 hotspots’

Break transmission chain: DMO * State tally 1239 By Staff Reporter NAHARLAGUN, July 27: Worst affected IMC 15, 16 and 17 wards have been identified as COVID-19 hotspots based on a study, ICR DMO Dr Mandip Perme informed. “The number of teams conducting antigen tests in peed these wards will be increased from Wednesday to speed up tests to isolate infected ones to break the chain,” he said. Total 3126 tests have been conducted in ICR during last two days that detected and 52 positive cases but no test was…

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Snow leopard census from September

Thembang By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, July 27: Enumeration of snow leopard as announced by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javedkar in October last year is likely to begin in September next, a senior officer here said Dehradun PCCF (wildlife) Ranjan Mishra has also said that estimation of snow leopard in Uttarakhand will begin in September next, adding it will be a global project – Population Assessment of World’s Snow leopards (PAWS) – to be taken up in 12 nations where the highly rare animal is found. Wildlife Institute of India senior scientist…

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Opium spoiling younger generation | Time to unite and fight against opium menace: Pongte 

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, July 27: Expressing deep concern over the impacts of drugs, particularly opium on younger generations in many parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Deputy Speaker Tesam Pongte said that Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts, are also worst hit as drugs including charas  and heroine make  inroad from Myanmar’s Golden Triangle of Golden Crescent through orous border. Pongte, who represents Changlang North Assembly constituency, made a fervent plea to youth brigade of the state to avail numerous scheme launched by present state and central governments to make them self…

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