Plasma donation boon to fight against COVID: Lawmakers

Be life givers: Dr Jini By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR/NAHARLAGUN, Nov 20: Applauding Arunachal Pradesh Indian Medical Association (IMA) unit decision to hold six-day plasma donation drive at TRIHMS from November 23 next, Lok Sabha member Tapir Gao on Saturday made a fervent appeal to 14,870 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the state to donate their plasma. The state government, led by medical fraternity, worked to the best of their capacities to save lives of many as indicated by the high recovery rate, he said and pleaded with those…

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Techi Meena Lishi murder case | “Hang culprits” demand of agitators reverberates in air

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Nov 21: The murder of seven-month pregnant  Techi Meena Lishi, 36, by her husband Lishi Roni using contact killers at Karsingsa on November 5 last has agitated the minds of common indigenous masses so much that one after another never seen before protest are being organized demanding justice for the deceased. Thousands of people of both sexes belonging to all sections of the society voluntarily assembling holding banners, placards and handouts as seen  at Indira Gandhi Park here Saturday and shouted slogans demanding “hanging”…

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ABK offers financial aid to GWS for flood hit Ego Valley families

ITANAGAR, Nov 21: The Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) handed over cheque amounting to Rs. 4,50,083 to Galo Welfare Society (GWS) on Friday as financial aid for flood affected families of Ego Valley. Devastating flood water on September 17 last had left behind trails of devastation in Dari circle of Leparada district besides claiming two precious lives while many had lost their home and hearths, business establishments being main source of earning livelihood, agricultural and horticultural lands. The ABK is indebted to GWS for its humanitarian gesture in offering financial aid on  August…

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Global webinar on PSATAC conducted | POCSO Act amended to make law stringent: MoS

ITANAGAR, Nov 21: Union MoS for Women & Child Development Debasree Chaudhuri on Saturday highlighted measures taken to prevent sexual abuse and trafficking of children with enactment of stringent laws, like amending POCSO Act and setting up of child helpline numbers. She was addressing as chief guest of an international webinar on legal awareness on ‘Prevention of sexual abuse & trafficking against children (PSATAC)’, organised by Bhagidari Jan Sahyog Samiti (BJSS) with many principal partners including Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) on Saturday. Dhaka University law department Prof.…

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TRIMHS move to appoint more senior faculties indicates growth

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Nov 21: The 500-bedded Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIMHS) hospital-cum-college set up in 2017 admitted its first batch of 50 students on August 1, 2018, but clearly indicated its growth as its College Council Committee, was in session here on Saturday under the chairmanship of Microbiology professor Shyamal Kumar Bhattacharjee. The Council, highest administrative body of TRIMHS and mandated to meet four times in a year, usually takes stock of prevailing situation and recommends steps for further improvement, internal sources…

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Exempt teachers from poll duties: CoSSAP urges CS

ITANAGAR, Nov 21: The Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSSA), in a memorandum on Saturday, has urged chief secretary to exempt teachers from duties of ensuring PRI and Municipal Corporation elections. Pointing out that students have suffered due to suspension of classes in view of COVID-19 pandemic, it said that the class-X & XII classes reopened since November 16 as per Cabinet decision and the teachers are engaged. Though, the State Election Commission has notified simultaneous election to PRI and Municipal Corporation, but engaging teachers on election duties would badly hamper classes resulting in poor performances…

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36 new COVID cases detected

NAHARLAGUN, (AONS), Nov 21: With only 36 COVID-19 cases detected on Saturday, the total cases of Arunachal Pradesh rose to 16,037, including 1,051 active, 14,937 recoveries and 49 deaths, state vigilance officer Dr L Jampa reported. District-wise deaths reported were West Kameng (5); ICC & East Siang (9 each); Changlang, Siang, West Kameng & Leparada (3 each); West Siang, Lohit, Lower Siang, Anjaw, Tawang & Lower Dibang Valley (1 each), Dr Jampa added.

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