Khandu to push Centre for fast-tracking industrial corridor project

ITANAGAR, Mar 04: The state government will soon take up construction of the proposed two-lane East-West Industrial Corridor Highway project with the Centre, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Thursday. The chief minister said this in reply to a question raised by Congress MLA Wanglin Lowangdong in the assembly. The proposed highway, which will serve as an industrial corridor of the state, will be constructed along the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh from Bhairabkunda in West Kameng district, at the tri-junction of Bhutan, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, to Ruksin in East…

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Help NGOs, provide training to targeted groups: Guv

ITANAGAR, Mar 04: Union Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Rattan Lal Kataria called on state Governor Brif (Retd) B D Mishra at Raj Bhawan on Thursday and discussed on ways and means to improve and enhance the socioeconomic status of scheduled tribes in the state. The governor impressed upon the minister that as late starter, Arunachal Pradesh has been lacking in various fields, particularly in education and health. He suggested the MoS to facilitate social justice by helping the state’s NGOs, who are doing good work in…

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SIT apprehends Assam-based drug kingpin

ITANAGAR, Mar 04: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has arrested two people following the recovery of contraband items including heroin weighing 269 gm worth Rs 53 lakh. The SIT sleuths also recovered an amount Rs 5.4 lakh, 569 Yuan in Chinese currency, a currency counting machine, a laptop, four phones, a DVR connected to three CCTVs in the house they were staying and a Hyundai I20 car bearing Assam registration number, police said here on Thursday. Acting on intelligence inputs, the SIT arrested Jiten Biswas and one of his accomplishes,…

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ISSUES IN ASSEMBLY | Assembly passes four Govt Bills, takes up budget discussion

ITANAGAR, Mar 04: The state Assembly on Thursday passed four important government bills which were introduced in the house on February 25. Chief Minister Pema Khandu who, introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Civil Courts Bill 2021, in a statement informed that the bill is to consolidate the laws relating to civil courts and for establishment of various civil curts for speedy disposal of cases in the state and matters connected therewith and incidental there to. The bill would facilitate establishment and constitution of various classes of Civil Courts in the state…

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Resolve to lead a positive life: Guv to divyanjans

Khandu assures special budget provisions to PwDs ITANAGAR, Mar 04: Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on Thursday advised the divyangjan to resolve to be happy and concentrate on positive and life sustaining activities that they can do well with human dignity. Interacting with them after witnessing a cultural event – ‘Divya Kala Shakti’ performed by the divyanjan at D K Convention Hall here, the governor motivated them and said that their success and happiness lie in them only. He exhorted them not to let their physical handicap check their…

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CS appeals people to get them inoculated

ITANAGAR, Mar 04: Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar, several top bureaucrats and former lawmakers have univocally appealed the citizens of the state above 60 years and those with comorbidities, to get them vaccinated for Covid 19 at their respective vaccination centres. Briefing media persons at Rama Krishna Mission Hospital here on Thursday, after being inoculated, the chief secretary along with top bureaucrats advised the people not to afraid of the rumours on the vaccine which has no side effects. The vaccination drive in the state got momentum and as per information…

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Organisation alleges fund embezzlement by former HPDCL chairman

APBRDA chairman denies charge ITANAGAR, Mar 04: The Yuva Against Corruption Sangh (YACS) on Thursday alleged Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resource Development Agency (APBRDA) chairman of siphoning of developmental fund to the tune of over six crore when he was serving as the managing director of Hydro Power Development Corporation Ltd (HPDCL). Addressing media persons, the organisation giving a detailed chronology of events informed that, during 2018, the Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) had approved Rs 300 lakhs to the HPDCL for construction of transit accommodation/laborer…

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Forest officials, NGOs apprehend bird hunter

ZIRO, Mar 04: In an attempt to check illegal hunting of migratory birds in and around Ziro, a combined patrolling team consisting of members from Dutta Pyapung Conservation Club (DPCC), Ngunu Ziro and Hapoli Forest Division led by Divisional Forest Officer Abhinav Kumar, carried out an Intensive search operation in the paddy fields early Thursday morning and intercepted a suspected hunter with an SBBL gun SBBL. The gun and two live bullets were seized on the spot from him. The DFO applauded the initiative of DPCC and Ngunu Ziro and…

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NE iconic leader Sangma’s contributions invaluable: NPP 

ITANAGAR, Mar 04: Arunachal Pradesh nit of National People’s Party (NPP) observed fifth death anniversary of former Lok Sabha speaker-cum-NPP founder Puno Agitok Sangma here on Thursday in a befitting manner. The event begun with state president NPP Gicho Kabak along with other party leaders offered flowers to portrait of late leader. Addressing on the occasion, Kabak termed him as a dynamic and one of the most popular personalities of Indian political scenario. He has been the brightest star of NE for getting elected to Lok Sabha for record nine…

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Free IMI medical camp benefits hundreds needy

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Mar 04: Hundreds of poor and needy people were benefitted from a free medical camp-cum-Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) programme, organised by Nafra community health centre at Dibbin-Mathow village on Wednesday last. Senior medical officer-cum-incharge of CHC Dr S K Singh told this daily over telephone on Thursday that there were total 265 OPD cases including 12 dirrhoea, 21 puo, 28 ARI, 69 HTN, one anti-natal case (ANC) and 7 others. However, nine RBS were screened & antigen-wise immunisation activities conducted including a 13-week (ANC)…

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