87,949 vaccinated 1st dose & 26,980 2nd dose in Arunachal: Dr Padung

By A O News Service NAHARLAGUN, Apr 07: While the Centre has directing state and UT Govts, particularly those recording high rise in new COVID-19 cases as well as to intensify the vaccination drive, Arunachal Pradesh is not legging behind either. State National Rural Health Mission nodal officer Dr. Diman Padung informed that total 87,949 (1st  dose) and 26,980 (2nd dose) were vaccinated till Tuesday. The beneficiaries included 61,439 health care workers (HCWs) and front line workers (FLWs), he said, adding 17,335 HCWs were administered the 1st  dose and 12,783 HCWs…

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CM flags off Trans-Arunachal Drive 2021

Miss World Japan 2016 among participants NAMSAI, Apr 07: Chief Minister Pema Khandu today flagged off Trans-Arunachal Drive 2021, an initiative to boost adventure tourism in the state, powered by Mahindra Adventure, from here on Wednesday. Eminent journalists, bloggers and tour operators are taking part in the 12-day drive along Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) from Namsai to Tawang. The drive will also touch remote locations like Dong and Geku. The 2500-km drive will culminate on April 18 next at Tawang. The road excursion is expected to offer a chance to experience…

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Providing timely legal aid to UTPs mandatory: Judge Chai

ITANAGAR, Apr 07: Indian laws, particularly National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), have made it mandatory to appraise under trial prisoners (UTPs) and convicts about their rights to avail free legal Under Section 12 of Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, from the legal services institutions (LSIs), said Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) member Jaweplu Chai. Judge Chai, who along with Lohit district & sessions judge-cum- DLSA chairman Yomge Ado, visited Tezu district jail on April 3 and while interacting with 23 UTPs, 35 prisoners, including three convicts, who are…

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Arunachal’s Kekar-Monying gives new Begonia plant species to world

Researchers have published a new and wonderful species Begonia, the world’s fastest-growing genus, in Phytotaxa, world’s leading journal in plant taxonomy. The article was jointly authored by Rajiv Gandhi University m Ph.D scholar Momang Taraof,  Goalpara College assistant professor Dipankar Borah  and  England-based Royal Botanic Gardens tropical biodiversity scientist of the Mark Hughes. “Begonia is a very complex genus with a lot of sections and 2000 species, and it’s much difficult to identify them and find its closest allies. We almost failed to find the second ally, only after the editor…

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Willy Sujata turns dream into a reality

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Birth, nourishment, education and taking up livelihood activities to march ahead are indivisible part of life which is interwoven by positive, negative, or improbable events. But ‘Lady Luck’ embraces very few who achieve what they desire or get utmost satisfaction from what they do. An occasional interaction with Nang Sujata Namchoom recently gave an impression about her blissful life because of the fulfillment she gets from the outcome of Blooming Bird Public School she has been running since 2013. Why and how she conceived…

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Radio City Itanagar turns voice of the masses

By Pradeep Kumar NAHARLAGUN, Apr 07: Ethnic rich Arunachal Pradesh awaits the much desired exposure for people even of this tribal dominated state to know each other’s time tested customs and traditions, which had prompted me to conceive the idea of state’s first  community radio station  (Radio City Itanagar) this day in 2018, said its founder Tolum Takar. “Today is the third anniversary of my enterprise set up by NGO Tarhuk Samaj and operating from this township through 90.8 FM and affiliated to Federation of Community Radio Stations, he said.…

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1st death anniversary of social worker observed

ITANAGAR, Apr 07: Active social workers and youth leader late Ruhi Tagok was remembered on his first death anniversary at his ESS Sector residence here on Wednesday. His family members, relatives, well-wishers and friends paid floral tribute after his statue, installed by Ruhi Welfare Society, was also unrevealed. Terming his as a gentleman and liked by all, former Tali MLA Markio Tado recalled that he was that he was associated with many social welfare activities He was involved in several philanthropic works fpr which he is remembered by the people,…

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