Govt to push Centre for fast-tracking BG projects: CM

ITANAGAR, Mar 02: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday assured the state assembly that the government will urge the Ministry of Railways to fast-track construction of broad gauge project from Murkonseleg in Assam to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh, which has been halted due to land compensation issues. The state government is serious about the project and would sit with officials of the ministry soon to resolve the matter at the earliest, the chief minister informed the House. Responding to a short duration discussion initiated by Congress legislator Ninong Ering, Khandu…

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Measures initiated to modernize police in TCL region: Felix

ITANAGAR, Mar 02: Home Minister Bamang Felix on Tuesday informed that the state government has so far released an amount of Rs 139.25 crore for infrastructure development and modernization of police in troubled Tirap, Changlang and Longding district of the state under the TCL Action Plan. Responding to a question raised in the assembly from BJP MLA Laisam Simai, Felix informed that the TCL Action Plan was initiated in the year 2010-11 and finally the revised estimate of Rs 212.85 crore was sanctioned by the Home ministry in 2018-19. He…

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CM discusses developmental issues with Guv

ITANAGAR, Mar 02: Chief Minister Pema Khandu called on Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday during which several ongoing developmental activities and welfare measures for the people of the state to mitigate the challenges arising due to the Covid-19 pandemic were discussed at length. The governor, who inspected the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi on Monday, shared his observations with the chief minister and expressed “if various components of the prestigious project are not expedited, its completion would be difficult.” The governor suggested an increase…

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*NH-415 WORK REVIEW* | Chandranagar Bridge to open partly, underpass completes 34 per cent

ITANAGAR, Mar 02: More than 34 per cent of the work on an underpass within the Chandranagar-Pappu Nallah stretch of NH-415 has been completed, officials said at the eighth review meeting for updating the progress of Package-A of the national highway covering 10.90 km. The meeting was convened by chief secretary Naresh Kumar on Monday with all the stakeholders. Kumar, during the meeting, urged all concerned to expedite the remaining work for the project so that it is completed in time. EE (Highway) Nani Tath said 34.50 per cent of…

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75th I-Day: State readies for Amrut celebration

ITANAGAR, Mar 02: Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar on Tuesday attended a video conference convened by Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Union Home Secretary. The meeting was convened by the Ministry of Home Affairs with all the chief secretaries of the states and union territories to discuss plans and programmes in connection with the celebration of Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav. On August 15, India will be celebrating its 75th Independence Day. The Centre launched Azaadi ka Amrut Mahotsav to commemorate the occasion with a timeline of 75 weeks prior to Independence Day 2022…

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RGU organises ‘Art of storytelling for Entrepreneurship’

RONO HILLS, Mar 02: The Rajiv Gandhi University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship is conducting a special virtual lecture on ‘The art of storytelling for Entrepreneurship’ on Thursday. The university has appealed all potential entrepreneurs and students in higher education to participate in the programme to engage themselves and cultivate newer ideas in the field. Kaninika Mishra, Head of Learning and Development, Genesis BCW would be the keynote speaker. The lecture will dwell into the art of storytelling which brings to the table the emotive narrative tool to connect with the customers…

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Telemedicine helpline to assist Covid-19 vaccination

SEPPA, Mar 02: With the Centre expanding its Covid-19 vaccine coverage to all senior citizens and those aged above 45+ who have co-morbidities, the East Kameng district administration in collaboration with Project StepOne has launched a Telemedicine Helpline to assist all those looking to get themselves vaccinated. Project StepOne is a volunteer driven non-profit organization which has been involved in providing Covid-19 related telemedicine support to people across the country since the start of the pandemic. The organisation has also launched a National Covid Telemedicine Helpline, offering 24×7 access to…

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*ISSUES IN ASSEMBLY* | Khandu talks tough on illegal appointments

  ITANAGAR, Mar 02: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday said that the government will take appropriate action against the officials involved in the alleged illegal appointment in the education department and all such candidates would be terminated if proved. Responding to a question by senior Congress member Ninong Ering on appointment of teachers and other posts in the department without conducting any interview, Khandu asserted that all such appointment would be cancelled if proved. He said the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB), his brainchild, was created to check…

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Teamwork, planning helped contain Covid-19 spike: Khandu | *State averts financial crisis despite shortfall, claims CM*

ITANAGAR, Mar 02: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday said that the state could contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic due to the collective teamwork of various stakeholders and meticulous planning. Participating in the Motion of Thanks on the Governor’s address, Khandu said that though the year 2020-21 passed through a crucial phase due to the pandemic, the state government, however, carried out all important central projects including providing salaries to its employees, pensions and stipend to students. “Despite the pandemic, the government was able to disburse salaries, pensions and…

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Motion of Thanks on Governor Address | MLAs praise govt for effectively handling Covid pandemic

ITANAGAR, Mar 01: Members of the state Assembly, cutting across party lines, on Monday lauded the state government for effective handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state despite resource crunch. While taking part in the motion of thanks to the governor’s address, the legislators appreciated the government for checking the mortality rate besides maintaining a good recovery rate. Moving the motion, ruling BJP member Wanglam Sawin said that meticulous planning by the government to contain the virus had yielded result as Arunachal Pradesh was adjudged the best state in…

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