Compensate state for funding hurdles, Mein urges Centre

NEW DELHI, Dec 30: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Thursday pleaded the Centre to consider an appropriate mechanism to fortify the state against the capital, technical and opportunity losses. Attending the pre-budget Meeting of the Centre convened by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi, Mein while reiterating the non-availability of funding from multilateral development banks and other international financing institutions to Arunachal Pradesh for stated and unstated reasons, requested the ministry to compensate the state through other means. He suggested the Centre consider providing project-specific grants at…

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BJP adopts resolution for separate IAS cadre

Decision taken at Pakke-Kessang district party meeting: Wahge LEMMI, Dec 30: State unit of BJP President Biyuram Wahge Thursday attended the Pakke-Kessang district-level executive meeting with the district Mandal workers and BJP members. Speaking to the reporters, Wahge said the meeting was part of the party work which is being organised after every three or four months in every district of the state. He, however, said that a resolution to have the state’s own state IAS cadre was taken as a resolution during the meeting. “Unlike every party meeting, the…

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CRPF repairs Govt school toilets

KAIMAI, Dec 30:  To reach out to the masses in Tirap district and to provide a helping hand, the 36 Battalion of CRPF on Thursday organised a civic action programme during which, the battalion renovated toilets of boys, girls and staff of the Government Upper Primary School, Kaimai. The toilets and urinal were in a shabby and pathetic condition. As a result, the staff and the students were not able to use it. CRPF battalion Commandant Pawan Kumar Singh in his address said that the toilets are vital to every…

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Outreach on Azadi Mahotsav

TEZU, Dec 30: The Field Outreach Bureau in Lohit district on Thursday organised an integrated communication and outreach programme on ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, which was attended by the teaching staff and senior students of the Government Secondary School here. TGT Kalyani Brahma, while speaking on the occasion as a resource person, appreciated the initiatives of Prime Minister Narendra Modiji for launching the Mahotsav to mark the celebration of 75 years of India’s Independence. She emphasised the need of the hour to take the stories of lesser-known freedom fighters of…

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Medical camp in Tirap village

LAMSA, Dec 30: The Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles on Thursday conducted a medical camp for the residents of Lamsa Village in Tirap district under its civic action programme to provide basic health check-ups and lifesaving medicines to the villagers. The underdeveloped village in the district with a total population of 374 does not have any medical facility nearby and thus remain deprived of basic health-related provisions. The medicines procured by the battalion under the project were handed over to the village authorities after a thorough medical check-up of all…

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