Sella Tunnel works gain momentum: Vartak CE

1050-metre escape tube opens By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, July 30: The 1050-metre escape tube of one of the two tunnels of main Sela Tunnel was excavated open much ahead of schedule on July 22 last, Border Roads Organization (BRO)’s Project Vartak chief engineer Brig Harish Kumar told this daily over telephone on Friday. The Sela Pass located at an altitude of 13,800-ft in Tawang district remains traffic unworthy round the year due to heavy snowfalls and fog. As the strategic Balipara-Chardur-Tawang road passing through Sela Pass is used by the armed forces for movement to the Indo-China border, the…

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NPP seeks all-party meet on Assam-Arunachal border issue

ITANAGAR, July 30: The state unit of the National People’s Party (NPP) on Friday appealed to the state government for an all-party meeting on the vexed Arunachal-Assam boundary dispute. Addressing media persons at the press club here, newly-anointed state NPP president Mutchu Mithi said the government should hear inputs from all the parties regarding the boundary dispute at the meeting. “We believe that the solutions can be found through talks as both the states are ruled by the BJP,” he said, adding that the boundary dispute has been pending for…

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Tirap, Dibrugarh officials meet for border peace

DEOMALI, Jul 30: Amidst rising border tension in various parts of the North East, an interstate border districts’ coordination meeting between the administrative, police and forest officers of Dibrugarh (Assam) and Tirap districts was held here on Friday. At the goodwill meeting, it was decided to maintain the status quo, coordination and cordial relationship between the people of both the state at the ground level along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. Tirap DC Taro Mize immediately accepted team Dibrugarh’s proposal for the meeting and took the opportunity to invite them for…

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Probe into extortion of Arunachalee girls by Assam cops ordered: PHQ

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, July 30: A probe has been ordered into reported extortion of three Arunachalee girl students by three Assam Police constables at Gogamukh under Dhemaji district on Thursday while they were on way from Aalo to Itanagar in a private car. Informing this to this daily on Friday, a senior officer of PHQ said that the investigation would unravel the truth. The Assam cops had allegedly demanded money, used abusive languages, demanded and forcefully taken away hefty amount before allowing them to go after an…

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Arunachal to join New India@75 campaign: Dr Rina

NAHARLAGUN, July 30: The Centre desires to build the concept of New India@75 campaign, with efficient, transparent and accountable governance to commemorate 75 years of independence, APSACS project director Dr. Riken Rina said while addressing a virtual meeting of state committee on the campaign here on Friday. Every department and institution is taking certain initiatives to bring desired changes to develop a new lndia, he said, adding that National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) in collaboration with Central TB Division (NTEP) and Directorate of General Health Services, Union Ministry of Health…

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NYP skill training reverberates with patriotic songs

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, July 30: On the second day of ongoing skill development training programme by National Youth Project (NYP) in 10 villages of Nampong, Kharsang and Diyun circles of Changlang district on Friday, the trainees, mostly young girls and women, were taught about tent packing in case of touring in difficult terrains of this Himalayan state. The trainees besides their designated trade were taught how to fold, unfold and fix a tent with the fly closest, poles and pegs tightly, said NYP president H P Biswas,…

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L-Dibang Valley to celebrate I-Day in a low key affair

ROING, Jul 30: A meeting to discuss the celebration of Independence Day 2021 here was held on Friday in presence of Lower Dibang valley DC K N Damo, SP J K Lego, administrative officers, heads of departments, public leaders and principals of educational institutions. It was decided that the celebration would be simple, without public gathering and with social distancing and Covid appropriate behaviour followed. Speaking on the occasion, the DC Damo informed the gathering about the Covid-19 status of the district and appreciated the efforts put in by all…

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Sensitization programme for panchayats begins

ZIRO, Jul 30: Lower Subansiri DC Somcha Lowang on Friday inaugurated the two-day district level sensitization program on social audit for the rural development and Panchayati raj functionaries. Underscoring the importance of social audits, Lowang said that the social audits of all the programs implemented at the grass root levels by the Centre, provides a feedback mechanism from the beneficiaries through site inspections and interactions with the beneficiaries for adopting corrective measures. “This creates a sense of ownership amongst the villagers for all the development activities that takes place in…

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Snake thrills NYP trainees at Sumpoi

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, July 30: The trainees of ongoing skill training in association with NERCOMP on bread, biscuits, jam and jelly making and mushroom cultivation for heads of community-based organisations with Tadar Rongsa as master trainer at Sumpoi village under Diyun circle on Friday were shocked as an 8 to 9-feet wild snake appeared in the training hall. “We Arunachalees being nature lovers allowed the snake to creep into nearby jungle with causing any harm,” Rongsa informed this daily.

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Talwade inspects central schemes

PASIGHAT, Jul 30: Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Secretary Amarnath Talwade accompanied by CEO ARSLM Solung Miji and PMAY SNO Tamo Rebi on Friday visited East Siang district. The secretary and his entourage along with PD (DRDA) East Siang Tajing Padung visited Borguli and Kiyit villages under Mebo subdivision and took stock of progress and implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) including MGNREGA (G), PMAY, ARSLM etc. Later in the evening, the secretary held an interactive cum consultative meeting with the ZPMs at the DC’s conference hall and reviewed…

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