Kudos for flying Arunachal flag high: Natung to duo

Body structure & flexibility make Arunachalees superior: Col Sarfaraj By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Arunachal Pradesh celebrated National Sports Day today (Saturday) with a difference as National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) director Col Sarfaraj Singh and engineer Taka Tamut received prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, the highest national award, from President of India President Ram Nath Kovind during a virtual ceremony here on Saturday. Addressing the event, organized here by Sports Authority of India, Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Mama Natung showered praises on the…

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Moyong flags of cycle rally

PASIGHAT, Aug 29: Local MLA Kaling Moyong and East Siang DC Dr. Kinny Singh flagged off a cycle rally by people from various sections from Medical Chariali here on Saturday morning as part of Smart Cities Mission’s ‘India Cycles for Change’, an initiative of the Centre. Pasighat Smart City Development Corporation Ltd (PSCDCL) in collaboration with East Siang Cycle Association conducted the rally that culminated at Gandhi Chowk here coinciding with National Sports Day. Through series of activities, the PSCDCL intends to boost cycling culture among citizens as an eco-friendly…

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Our athletes have made us proud: Natung

ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Though National Sports Day could not be celebrated as usual due to COVID-19 pandemic,  Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Mama Natung, addressed state’s all sports associations, sportspersons, cash incentives awardees and students of Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy and Miao state sports school, coaches, and sports officials though a virtual event on Saturday. Natung said, “Our athletes have made us proud at various national and international events despite limited infrastructure. We look forward to working with our knowledge partners sports seed, Go Sports Foundation and GRIT in helping us…

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7 IRBn jawans hurt in bus-dumper collision  

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Aug 29:  Seven IRBn jawans were injured as a bus carrying them collided with a dumper near Bogibeel around 10 am on Saturday, DGP R P Upadhayaya said. The bus belongs to 1st India Reserve Battalion (IRBn) was carrying security personnel from Itanagar to its Namsangmukh headquarter when the dumper coming from opposite direction collided. “The bus carrying jawans of 1st IRBn returning to Namsangmukh near Deomali in Tirap district meet with an accident in Assam. The accident occurred 3-km ahead of reaching of Bogibeel bridge…

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Arunachal COVID-19 tally up to 3877

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Aug 29: With 123 COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday, Arunachal Pradesh tally surged to 3,877, including 1,116 active cases, 2,754 recoveries and seven deaths so far, state surveillance officer Dr.L. Jampa said. The district-wise fresh cases included: ICC-31(15 detected from Paid Quarantine, Itanagar, 7 detected from Banderdewa check gate, 4 reported from TRIHMS, Naharlagun, 2 reported from SQF, Lekhi, 2 detected from check gate, Kurung Kumey & 1 reported from RKMH, Itanagar, tested by RDT-Ag (21), True Nat(10)); West Kameng-27(20 CPMF personnel returnees from Assam, 6 primary contacts…

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Youth on offering voluntary services

AALO, Aug 29: The local youth without any distinction have been rendering selfless services voluntarily without any financial support of Govt. as COVID-19 workers since lockdown begun in March. These have been spreading awareness in the town, routine duty at Piyi Check Gate round the clock, performing escort duty to people in quarantine facility day and night. They are assisting frontline doctors, police and warriors in crowd control, facilitating antigen tests and escorting them to different destination.(DIPRO)

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RGU holds ‘Fit India Freedom Run’

By Staff Reporter RONO HILLS, Aug 29: Rajiv Gandhi University in the campus conducted “Fit India Freedom Run” coinciding with 115th birthday anniversary of hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand, also celebrated annually as National Sports Day. The event included various fitness contests in sub-junior, junior and senior group categories by dividing participants into two groups – 35 – 50 years and above 50. It saw active involvement of  vice chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha, Dr. Vaishali, Pro-VC Prof. Amitava Mitra, Prof. Tomo Riba, senior faculty members, administrative staff and children of…

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Arunachal COVID-19 deaths up to 7

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Aug 28: A 65-year-old female patient, a resident of Naharlagun with chronic kidney disease for last two years, had tested positive for COVID-19 was admitted in Chimpu DCH on August 25 last, died at 10.30 AM on Friday while a 44-year-old havilder of Kumaon 190 Mtn. Bgd Unit-18 had expired on Thursday at 181 Tenga Military Hospital (MH) in West Kameng district. The havildar had tested COVID-19 positive by RAT on August 16 after suffering from fever with chills, dry cough and headache since August…

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