Arunachal wildlife film draws global attention

*More films in pipeline: Glow By Pradeep Kumar NAHARLAGUN, July 31: A documentary ‘Wildlife-Our Lifeblood’, by Naresh Glow on a community reserve forest in Arunachal Pradesh, has drawn global attention. The 29-minute documentary on Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve (SBVCR) has got two nominations for best film and best director category at the 15th International Wildlife Conservation Documentary Film Festival (IWCDFF) in Paris and it has also been selected for screening at the 13th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest 2020 (KLEFF2020). ‘Wildlife-Our Lifeblood’ is the only Indian documentary to…

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Arunachal COVID-19 tally upto 1591

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, July 31: Arunachal Pradesh COVID-19 positive tally surged to 1,591 with 107 fresh cases reported Friday  – ICR (22); Changlang- 38 (37 CPMF force & 1 detected from Bordumsa by RDT-Ag); East Kameng-12 (detected from Seppa town & all are primary contacts of positive case detected earlier tested by RDT-Ag); East Siang-14 (2e returnees from Jammu & Kashmir,  2 Truck drivers, 3 HCW, 1 SBI staff, 1 detected from Super specialty Clinics Pasighat, 1 primary contact of positive case detected earlier, 4 detected from Pasighat tested…

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No lockdown extension, facilitate smooth trading: ACC&I to CS

ITANAGAR, July 31:  The business community despite hardships has been extending all possible support to the GoAP to ensure effective lockdown, first imposed on  March 25 last, by making adequate essential commodities available, Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACC&I), drew attention of chief secretary in a memorandum on Friday. Pointing out that the ACC&I has been actively supporting the GoAP  in fight against the spread of the COVID-19,  president Tarh Nachung and secretary general Toko Tatung, recalled that realizing shortage of masks for frontline workers in initial phase, it…

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Aug 7 target to make DCHC functional: CE Jyoti

By Staff Reporter MIDPU, July 31: Heavy rainfall, lack of labourers and materials affected progress of dedicated COVID health centre (DCHC) works, PHE&WS CE Toko Jyoti, who is overseeing its construction,  said while interacting with media persons here on Friday. “We were told about the additional requirements only on July 21 by the health department and works on war footing begun from July 23 last. Works are going on in two shifts involving more than 150 labourers. A technician even met with a serious accident and is in TRIHMS intensive…

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ANSU rejects demand for MAC

ITANAGAR, July 31: Expressing concern over demand for Mon Autonomous Council (MAC) by people of Tawanp and West Kameng districts, the All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU), in a release, out rightly rejected the demand saying it is not in pan-Arunachal interest. Referring to the memorandum submitted to Chief Minister Pema Khandu in support of the demand, ANSU president Toko Taka and GS Tukbom Ligu terming it misinterpretation of Constitution of India as present sixth schedule aims to protect tribal cultural identity and bring a sense security and belongingness to those…

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Maj Khathing: Unsung NEFA hero who brought Tawang under India–VI

On 11.02.51 Bob made a courtesy call on Abbot of Tawang monastery. He gifted the Abbot with a hand wound gramophone and two Beethoven 33 rpm records. The Abbot had never seen such an invention and after the initial fear he instantly took a shine to ‘Music of Budha’. Bob then presented other monks with knickknacks from his camp, American warm clothing, several tiffin carriers, back pack, tinned food, a bugle. He requested them for their assistance to advise and to influence the local people to acknowledge and accept the…

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Follow SOPs strictly to prevent spread of COVID-19: MLA Tashi

TAWANG, July 31: People of Tawang are interdependent and live like families with various forces deployed in the district, said Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi and stressed the need to stand united to fight novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Addressing a coordination meeting of Indian Army, SSB, ITBP, SIB, SB, GREF, public leaders and students’ union leaders of Jang here on Friday  to review the situation due to recent finding of  few positive COVID-19 cases among Army and GREF Personnel, he said that large number of villagers work under GREF as laborers….

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7-day East Siang lockdown from today  

PASIGHAT, July 31: In view of recent spike in COVID-19 cases in East Siang district, the district administration has imposed seven-day lockdown from  Saturday till  August 7 in Pasighat township and its rural peripheries, Ruksin sub-sivision and Sille-Oyan circle. Except emergencies, inter-district and inter-state movement of people will not be permitted and prior permission before 48-hr from DC office for movement should be taken while agri-horti activities have been exempted. The DA will review the situation after seven days. (DIPRO)

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Eid greetings

ITANAGAR, July 31:   While extending Eid Ul Fitr greeting to Arunachal Pradesh people, Governor Brig. (Retd.) B.D. Mishra, in  his message, hoped the sacred occasion will usher-in goodwill, harmony and further strengthen the values of a composite society.

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Quake shakes Aalo

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, July 31: An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude in Richter scale was reported from a place about 185-km form West Siang district HQs Aalo but at a depth of 10-km around 7.05 pm on Thursday, seismologist has reported. The quake was experienced for third time this year as last two earthquakes were  of 4.7 magnitude two months ago at a depth of 10-km  and 4.4 magnitude  four months ago at a depth of 25-km.

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