CM alerts DCs on COVID-19 surge

Cautions of proxy teachers TAWANG, Apr 19: Chief Minister Pema Khandu, while chairing virtual 3rd e-Pragati meeting with all deputy commissioners, representatives of BRO, NHIDCL and central agencies, state chief secretary and commissioners here on Monday, alerted the DCs on  recent surge in COVID 19 cases in India, the state I particular. He directed them to implement the notified SoPs  after taking stock of the check-gates of the state. The Chief Minister said that All entry points of check-gates should be under strict vigil and all persons entering have to…

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Massive illegally cultivated poppy destroyed

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Apr 19: A large scale illegally cultivated poppy straws along Changlang-Namsai boundary were destroyed by the state Govt team including police personnel and magistrate led by state narcotic cell nodal officer Oli Koyu. Such drives usually conducted by the central team, but such operation was conducted for first time by the state government, he said, adding that confiscating illicit poppy opium straws containing certain percentage of opiates capable of being used as drugs or cosmos drugs, was necessary to check large scale illegal cultivation…

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NABARD potential linked credit plan given to DyCM

NAMSAI, Apr 19: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development  (NABARD) district development manager Kamal Roy, accompanied by Namsai Organic Spices & Agricultural Products (NOSAAP) Producer Co. Ltd members, presented a copy of potential linked credit plan (PLCP, 2021-22) for Namsai district to  Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein here Monday. Mein lauded NABARD efforts in formulation and nurturing of farmer producers’ organisations (FPO) in the state and stressed on promotion of local value-added products, particularly handloom products of the districts. Mein also gave impetus to NOSAAP to focus on improving packaging of products…

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Precautions key to fight COVID-19 virus: Sona

ITANAGAR, Apr 19: Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly (APLA) Speaker Pasang D Sona, while taking part in virtual meeting on Monday with speakers and leaders of other states, discussed on “prevailing COVID-19 situation, role and responsibility of public representatives,” chaired by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, amid surge of the virus. Highlighting state’s present situation, he told Birla that the situation now is better than other states but could be bad in future if precautions are not taken. Enlisting various steps taken up by the APLA last year, he said many…

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Deadliest  COVID-19 wave vs vaccine crisis

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar COVID-19 pandemic surfaced in its deadliest form in second wave across India. The country reported its highest-ever single-day spike of 261,500 coronavirus cases in last 24 hours on Sunday morning and  highest 1,501 deaths in 24=houray.” With this, India’s overall tally reached 14,788,109 cases and 18,01,316 active cases while  death toll jumped to 177,150, as per  Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare. Why this wave has been ripping through cities? Public health expert-cum-All India Drug Action Network co-convenor Malini Aisola says:  “There is…

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Noted DJ Bom dies in road mishap

From Our Correspondent PASIGHAT, Apr 19:  Pioneer DJ of Arunachal Pradesh Bom Tayeng, popularly called ‘DJ Bom’, died in a tragic road accident at Tapat village near Dambuk under Lower Dibang Valley district around 4-5 am early this morning. Bom along with two of his friends, John Mengu and Gemin Yomso, were driving back to hiss native town Mebo, from a DJ show at Allubari, Namsai on Sunday. The mishap took place suspected to be tiredness due to two sleepless night performances. While  Bom died on the spot, Mengu of…

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APSCW team visits OWA

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 19: A team of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) visited the Oju Welfare Association (OWA)’s Short Stay Home and One Stop Centre (OSC) here on Monday. OWA chairperson Ratan Anya informed the team – chairperson Radhilu Chai (Techi), vice chairperson Heyomai Tawsik, members Hoksum Ori & Techi Hunmai and legal advisor Karmu Chotton –  that all pending APSCW cases taking shelter at her Swadhar Grah have been disposed off. However, rhe APSCW was unable to give skill development training to Swadhar Grah inmates for lack of…

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Libang assures all support to DCH

By Staff Reporter CHIMPU, Apr 19: Health & Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang along with top officials of his department visited Dedicated Covid Hospital (DCH) here at Chimpu on Monday morning and expressed his happiness on seeing the DCH was made functional. It would be helpful with COVID-19 cases surging in the state, he said and while interacting with medical staff working there assured all possible support of the state Govt in fighting against the pandemic. He urged them to work with sincerity and dedication as the present situation is…

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PWD repairs diversion road

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Apr 19: With ongoing construction of underpass at Bank Tinlai here, roads to this state capital have been diverted in different directions. However, major stretch of the road from Petrol Pump via state election office-Hotel Donyi-Polo was deteriorated. But the PWD Capital B division renovated the road by on Sunday making it traffic worthy, EE Tarh Gonkap confirmed while talking to this daily.

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NYP member Kamlesh Rai no more

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Apr 18: Energetic Kamlesh Rai of Uttar Pradesh, a very active member of NGO National Youth Project (NYP) for last two decades, died due to COVID-19 infection in a hospital in Guwalior on Monday morning. A product of Bundelkhand University, Rai of Jhansi was associated with many socio-cultural organizations and attended almost all National Youth Integration camps conducted across Arunachal Pradesh by leading UP team. He has been offering free education to tribal children in school run in the name of NYP founder Dr…

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