ANSU hails move to relocate Chakma-Hajongs

ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) has welcomed the state government’s proposed move to relocate the Chakma and Hajong refugees from Arunachal and the statements given by Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Union law minister Kiren Rijiju in this regard. ANSU general secretary Gora Rikam in a statement on Monday said the vexed Chakma & Hajong refugee issue has been a lengthy and unresolved concern for the state and for which several student leaders and others have sacrificed their lives. “As human beings, we respect the Chakmas…

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Villagers allege misappropriation of DoTCL fund

ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Villagers of Longphong Village in Longding district in a memorandum to Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra, has alleged misappropriation of fund of over 39 lakh by the state PWD Longding Division against construction of a general ground and an approach road in the village. The memorandum alleged that the Longding PWD Division engaged in corrupt practice by misappropriating an amount of Rs. 39,43,000 allocated by the DoTCL, and sought his intervention. The memo pointed out that the work was awarded in a blatant disregard to…

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Schools to reopen offline from Sept 1

ITANAGAR, Aug 30 (AONS): State Cabinet has decided to re-open schools on offline mode from September 1 next for which a detailed standard operating procedure (SOP) has been prepared to ensure COVID-19 appropriate behaviour (CAB). All teaching and non-teaching staffs, students and parents have been requested to follow the SOP. The DDSEs would be responsible to disseminate this information to all school authorities of their respective jurisdiction, a letter signed by education commissioner said.

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CoSAAP draws govt attention to demands

ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) has called upon the state government to consider looking into all its pending demands, especially the one to bring into effect the revised house rent allowances (HRA) as per the 7th Central Pay Commission rates. The CoSAAP in a statement on Monday said that chief minister Pema Khandu has on many occasions assured to consider the genuine grievances of the state government employees in a phased manner. “The rates of private house rents in the Capital and district…

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Power fault yet to be located

DAPORIJO, Aug 30: A day after the 132 KV Daporijo-Aalo transmission line logged a fault near here, the power department has been unable to locate the exact point of the fault. On Sunday, department technicians cleared the transmission line up to Tode village at tower location no 90. A department official said the transmission wing responsible for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of Daporijo-Aalo line tried to locate the fault in between Tode village and Aalo on Monday. However, the exact point of fault could not be located. The official said…

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CoSAAP condemns attack on PWD official

ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) has strongly condemned the alleged physical attack on a senior government official in Longding district on Friday. According to the association, unidentified miscreants entered the government residence of Longding PWD division executive engineer S K Pandey on Friday and forcibly took away cash from him. “The miscreants looted cash and physically assaulted the officer and ransacked the house when he refused to pay them their demands,” the association said terming the incident as unfortunate and serious. Pandey is…

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CGI sheets distributed to flood-affected families

MEBO, Aug 30: Mebo ADC Ainstien Koyu along with ZPM Mebo Banggo-II Oter Ering Tayeng, GPC Sigar Indu Yommin Monday handed over the CGI sheets to the flood affected families, who have to evacuate their houses to other safer places. Fifty CGI sheets each to 10 flood affected families which was funded under MLA LAD fund was distributed to families whose houses are in the verge of washing away from flash floods at Sigar village. Talking to media over phone from Itanagar, local MLA Lombo Tayeng informed that in the…

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Training on POCSO held

AALO, Aug 30: The West Siang district child protection unit on Saturday organized a daylong orientation-cum-training programme on Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 for the Special Juvenile Police Units (SJPU) of West Siang, Shi-Yomi and Leparada districts here. The event organized under the guidance of district child protection officer Bahi Koyu had Chief Judicial Magistrate Habung Tangu, CWC chairperson advocate Gorik Kamduk, SPP advocates Karken Angu and Murtuza Ansari participate as its resource persons. Matters related…

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NERIST holds AICTE’s faculty development prog

  NIRJULI, Aug 30: Scientific knowledge has a pivotal role to play in this IT age, NERIST director Prof H S Yadav said while terming ‘Engineering applications in signal processing and machine learning’ as an emerging area of science. In his inaugural to five-day online faculty development programme (FDP), sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Training & Learning (ATAL) Academy on above topic recently, he advocated that scientific and technological knowledge should percolate down to the masses to become willing partners of nation building. He exhorted all…

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Inter-state drug racket busted in Guwahati, heroin worth Rs 14 cr seized; 8 arrested

GUWAHATI, Aug 30: Over 1.8 kg heroin worth Rs 14 crore in international market was seized from two different places by Guwahati Police and at least eight alleged drug peddlers were arrested, a senior police officer said. The heroin was seized during operations on Saturday late night after the police received specific information from their sources, Guwahati Police Commissioner Harmeet Singh said. “We had two drug hauls in different parts of the city. In the first case, we seized around 1.324 kg of heroin and around 500 grams of heroin in…

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