State Democracy Award conferred on Longding district & Nafra sub-division

DyCM assures fund for SEC building ITANAGAR, Sept 15: The State Democracy Award, instituted by State Election Commission (SEC), was conferred by chief guest Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra, guest of honours Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and Home & PR Minister Bamang Felix at a function at DK Convention Hall here on International Democracy Day on September 15. The recipients included Longding adjudged as best performing district and Nafra as best performing sub-division in recognition of their excellent performances in present democratic system. DySP B Tanzang received on…

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Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav | Ensure potable water to all one and all: Tassar

ITANAGAR, Sept 15: PHE&WS Minister Lokam Tassar launched 100-day campaign under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and flagged off “Satyagrah se Swachhagrah Rath Yatra” from state laboratory on Wednesday, according to PHE&WS SBM (G) mission director S. Yomcha. Appreciating PH&WS officers and staff, Tassar advocated supplying potable water to all one and all. He advised all field officers for suitable management of solid & liquid wastes (SLW) in all villages to make them open defecation free for the state to attain ODF status within scheduled period. Briefing about success story of…

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Arunachal to install smart monopoles to boost digitization

ITANAGAR, Sept 15: The Arunachal Pradesh power department would soon be installing smart monopoles (street poles with multi telecommunication functions) in a few locations of the state to boost the telecommunication connectivity of the respective areas. The decision to install the smart monopoles was taken during a meeting between the power department and Indus Towers Limited (project executing company) on Monday which was chaired by deputy chief minister Chowna Mein. Interacting with the officials, Mein said the smart monopoles, once installed, would prove to be a major boost towards digital…

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Libang flags off bike on Ayushman Bharat Pakhwada launch

ITANAGAR, Sept 15: Health Minister Alo Libang on Wednesday flagged off an awareness bike rally here at the civil secretariat to mark the launch of Ayushman Bharat Pakhwada. The event was organized by the state health agency (SHA). Ayushman Bharat Pakhwada is a fortnight of enhancing awareness about the Ayushmaan Bharat Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), the salient features of its twin pillars and the benefits that can be availed of under the schemes. Aapke Dwar Ayushman will be conducted in every district of the state in…

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AAPPTA rues suspension of DNGC professor

ITANAGAR, Sept 15: The All Arunachal Pradesh Polytechnic Teacher Association (AAPPTA) has expressed deep resentment over the move of the education department to suspend Narendra Pramanik, associate professor of DNGC. The association in a statement on Wednesday said suspension of a sincere and hard-working teacher has hurt the sentiments of teaching communities of the state. “We want competent authority to immediately revoke his suspension and reinstate him with dignity and respect. This unjustified action by the administration has caused severe trauma and has affected the morale of the teachers,” the…

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Sartang celebrates Tang Festival

From Rinchin Khandu BOMDILA, Sept 15: Tang Festival, reflecting time-tested rich cultural heritage of Sartang tribe of West Kameng district, was celebrated at Salari villlage under Dirang sub-division of West kameng District. Sartangs follow Buddhism with animistic practices and Salari village is their hub. Though all tribes of the state have their festivals, but this agriculture-based festival is most important one of Sartang community and celebrated during pre-harvesting period. On the last day of the festival, a bull tied up with a holy thread made up of sheep wool is freed…

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DC asks power providers to restore normal supply

TAWANG, Sept 15: Tawang deputy commissioner Sang Phuntsok on Wednesday called upon the officials of the electrical and hydro power departments to leave no stones unturned to restore normal power supply in the district. The DC made the appeal while addressing a coordination meeting at his office here. The meeting was convened to discuss matters related to the recent and sudden shutdown of the Shaikang Chhu micro hydro electric power plant (MHEP) which in turn has disrupted power supply in the district. “We need to take this matter seriously and…

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Officials asks to keep coordination with PRI members

ITANAGAR, Sept 15: Aalo East legislator Kento Jini has exhorted the government officers of West Siang district to work in close coordination with the PRI (Panchayati Raj Institutions) members when it comes to implementing the policies and programmes of the government. “The PRIs represent the rural masses so their coordination would be required to implement the government’s policies and programmes. Also the assets created should benefit the people and there should be no disparity in selecting the beneficiaries and awarding them schemes,” Jini said. The MLA was addressing the quarterly…

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CM to address trainee DySPs

ITANAGAR, Sept 15 (AONS): A 13-day specialized training for deputy superintendents of police (DySPs) of Arunachal Pradesh begun in Gandhinagar-based Rashtriya Raksha University (RRY) in Gujarat since September 13 last. Chief Minister Pema Khandu will be virtually addressing the trainees during valedictory session on September 25 next. Moreover, many senior journalists are also being invited either to physically or virtually interact with the trainees, RRY’s PRO Kumar Sabyasachi told this daily.

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State doctors to join NIEPID camps named

By A O News Service ITANAGAR, Sept 12: In response to proposed camp of Hyderabad-based National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disability (NIEPID) at Roing Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya auditorium; Changlang district circuit house auditorium and Miao community hall on September 22, 24 and 25 respectively for identification, assessment and certification of ‘Persons intellectual divangajans’, state health services director Dr M Lego has constituted a medical board for the camp. The board members, namely Midou Mental Hospital senior psychiatrist Dr (Nang) A Namchoom Ete, Lohit district hospital clinical psychologist Osunum Pertin to assist the NIEPID in their mission.

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