Four-lanning works of NH-415 in progress: SE

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Jan 30: The works of four-lanning of National Highway-415 has been progressing fast with a target for completion. PWD (highway) superintending engineer Sumnyak Sumnyan along with EE Nani Tath and authorities engineer inspected the digging work of under pass at Bank Tinali here on Saturday to take stock of the progress and directed the engineers of M/s T K Engineering Consortium Pvt Ltd not compromise with work quality. Except bridge and under pass, whose works started recently and would take around three months, carpeting…

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COVID-19 catapults signing MoU | FMU and RMRC to promote public health & modern biology research

From Our Correspondent BHUBANESWAR, Jan 30: Balasore-based Fakir Mohan University (FMU) vice chancellor Prof Dinabandhu Sahoo and Regional Medical Research Center (RMRC) of Indian Council Medical Research director Dr. Sanghamitra Pati signed a MoU here on Saturday for conducting joint PhD programmes in biotechnology, life science, public health and other related subjects. With COVID-19 turning pandemic to bring life to a grinding a halt across the world, cutting edge research in modern biology is the need of the hour while public health education is equally important for a better and…

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Will pre-budget consultations reach all unreachable needy? 

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Realizing the fact that a chief minister being  elected head of a government has much greater roles to play in India’s 14th largest state of Arunachal Pradesh, CM Pema Khandu has toed the principle of ‘seeing is believing’ to expand pre-budget consultations. DyCM-cum-Finance Minister Chowna Mein leading a team including chief secretary Naresh Kumar and planning & development commissioner Prashant S Lokhande is touring the state to hold pre-budget consultations. Confirming it, Lokhande said that the DCs-led HoDs of Namsai, Lohit. Anjaw, Lower Dibang Valley and Dibang Vally…

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Pre-budget consultative meeting aims at regional priorities; DyCM

NAMSAI, Jan 29:  In an effort to incorporate region specific proposals/priorities in coming budget, the GoAP has initiated regional pre-budget consultative meeting proposed at Pasighat, Itanagar and Bomdila which started at DC office here on Friday. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, in his presidential address, said that this initiative is as per wish of young Chief Minister Pema Khandu to incorporate specific needs and priorities in the budget. Terming budget as a vision document for state’s overall development, he urged respective DCs to present their proposals in one-year and three-year…

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Speaker seeks Sona’s help for NeVA project in Meghalaya

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: Meghalaya  Assembly Speaker Metbah Lygdoh, leading an official team on two-day tour to Arunachal Pradesh,  visited Legislative Assembly Secretariat here on Friday to get first hand information on e-Vidhan project. Arunachal Assembly is first in North East and third in India to have successfully implemented the ambitious National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) project. Speaker Pasang D. Sona received and felicitated Lygdoh-led team before both speakers had threadbare discussion  on NeVA and issues  relating to regional cooperation. The NeVA project aimed at not only to make all assembly functions…

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Beware of food safety: DC

ITANAGAR, Jan 29:  ICR DC Komkar Dulom, addressing a preliminary meeting of district level steering committee on food safety and standard on Friday, advocated proper awareness on food safety and hygiene or else why was the need to have foods that are safe for human consumption and free from harmful chemicals. He asked the departments concerned to carry out checking drives from time to time and urge business communities to adhere to standard rules and regulations of food safety and assured all cooperation to them for such drives. Informing about…

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No COVID-19 case

NAHARLAGUN, Jan 29: (AONS): Arunachal Pradesh inked a record with no COVID-19 case reported on Friday, since first case was reported from Tezu area on 02.04.20. However, the caseload stood at 16,827, including 13 active cases, 16,758 recoveries and 56 deaths, state IDSP surveillance officer Dr L Jampa reported.

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Devolution of powers to PRIs soon, assures CM

ITANAGAR, Jan 28: Power, authority and responsibilities to Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) would be devolved soon as per Article 243 G of the 73rd Amendment Act, Chief Minister Pema Khandu announced on Thursday in his inaugural address to a three-day workshop on ‘PRI – Vision 2026’ at D K Convention Center here on Thursday. Admitting that despite conscious efforts, the state government has failed in devolving powers and functions so far in right earnest, he said the process of devolution of powers to PRIs will begin from forthcoming budget session…

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‘One district one bank’ formula adopted for Arunachal Pradesh

ITANAGAR, Jan 28: The state level bankers’ committee (SBC) meeting here on Thursday, chaired by chief secretary Naresh Kumar, adopted ‘one district one bank’ formula to assign every district to a bank for convenience of the people. The meeting decided that the banks would hold financial literacy camps for mobilising loan applications and recovery in their respective districts, also provide loans to 1300 SHGs in tune with Arunachal State Livelihood Mission. Bankers have important role to play for economic development of Arunachal Pradesh. All banks have equal responsibility in shaping…

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