470 illegal logs seized, 2 WBIs closed down

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jan 12:  The team of Deomali forest division of Tirap district led by DFO Tabom Soki has seized 470 logs in dense jungle along 47 nallahs on Tuesday which were accumulated after illegally chopping off full grown trees. The team also raided all wood-based industries (WBIs) of Rongula area and closed two of them, informed a top politician of the district. On receiving such information, when contacted, Environment and Forest Minister Mama Natun confirming about the seizure, saying that timber mafias have been operating and selling…

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US team hides Dr. Baruah’s pioneering surgery, claims its pig heart implant first in world

By Pradeep Kumar ITANAGAR, Jan 12: American surgeons have claimed to have implanted a pig heart on a 57-year-old David Benet on New Year’s Eve successfully to create a record. The emergency authorization was granted by the US Food and Drug Administration to University of Maryland Medical School for the surgery. This claim is bogus as Dr. Dhani Ram Baruah, a well-known cardio-thoracic surgeon from Glasgow, had implanted a pig heart on patient Purno Saikia, 32 at Sonapur near Guwahati in Assam, 25 years ago in 1997. “This was a…

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Start Mintong-Khasa road  on war footing: Ngandam

PONGCHAU, Jan 12: Pongchau-Wakka MLA-cum-RWD Minister Honchun Ngandam after inspecting Mingong-Khasa road on Wednesday asked RWD officials to start its work on war footing and directed accompanying DC to stop the plying of vehicle on the road for smooth construction. Ngandam was accompanied by DC, RWD engineers and other departmental officers while visiting the road, earlier taken up under Nano technology but not completed. Ngandam further said that before assuming charge of RWD, he had entrusted few roads for execution under Nano technology on experiment basis. However, the technology could…

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BRO holds road safety campaign  to check India’s rising accidents

By A O News Service TEZPUR, Jan 12: As India accounts for 11% of global death in road accidents, the Border Roads Organizations (BRO) toeing ‘your safety is your family safety’ mantra conducted road safety awareness campaign to improve safety and reduce road accident casualties by involving the masses upto grassroots level to achieve the goal across India. BRO’s Project VARTAK team led by chief engineer (P) Col Ajay Bhandari conducted such awareness here on Wednesday as part of Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav. The team exhorted all road users to…

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India’s Omicron tally 4,461, NE spared except Manipur

ITANAGAR, Jan 12: The Omicron tally in India has reached 4,461 on Wednesday with Maharashtra topping the list with 1,247 cases, followed by Rajasthan (645) and Delhi (546). However, India on Tuesday reported 1,68,063 new COVID-19 cases, 277 deaths, active count reached 8,21,446 and daily positivity rate stood at 10.64%, Union Ministry of Health data showed. It may be noted here that at least nine states and four UTs till January 3 were still spared of Omicron threat. Among the big states, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh haven’t reported any case, while…

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All assured coop during bandh: DC

ITANAGAR, Jan 12: Itanagar Capital Complex )ICC) DC-cum-district magistrater Talo Potom, in an executive order, has declared 36-hour bandh call proposed by All Nyishi Youth Association wef Thursday as illegal and directed the said organization to call off the bandh. Series of meeting were convened by him with corporators, ZPMs, SP led team, executive magistrates and representatives of Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli & Banderdewa Market Welfare Association, ACCI, AAPPTF and others. Moreover, ANYA executive members were also called to office on Tuesday and urged to call off the bandh. However, it was…

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Yugjanma Lord Buddha – birth & Buddhism-III

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Buddha set the wheel of Dharma in motion by explaining the Supreme Truth to the ascetic companions and asking them to spread Dharma to others out of compassion considering the welfare of humanity. He walked all over India with his disciples enfolding all within the aura of his boundless, compassion and wisdom. He imparted training of mind including ethical, self-reliant and meditative practices, like jhana and mindfulness. He criticized practices of Brahmin priests, like animal sacrifices and caste system. As per the Mahaparinibbana sutta, after the meal with Cunda,…

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Outgoing East Siang DC salutes team spirit

PASIGHAT, Jan.12:  Outgoing East Siang DC Dr. Kinny Singh was given a warm farewell by DC office staff here on Wednesday. Dr. Singh conveyed her gratitude to Team East Siang, including the people, elected representatives, administrative officers, police,   PRI members, councilors, Pasighat Municipal Corporation members, CBOs & NGOs for their support & cooperation. She urged them to continue to work with the same spirit in future too. “Together we have successfully conducted assembly, municipal & panchayat elections, national & state level events,   managed COVID-19 pandemic & achieved many developmental…

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Rice farmers empowered to earn better livelihood 

BASAR, Jan 12: A day-long workshop on “Issues in rice cultivation and awareness” to provide right information at right time to empower farmers for taking informed decision to enhance their livelihood was conducted at Nyigam village of Lepa Rada district on Tuesday. Agro-associate Vikash Panggam and field manager Martha Geyi highlighted the benefits the farmers would get while Basar ICAR S.M.S. (plant pathology) Dr. Raghuveer Singh apprised the farmers about diseases of rice. Tungo virus had caused considerable loss to state’s rice growers in recent past, he said and highlighted…

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ArSRLM reschedules recruitment process

ITANAGAR, Jan 12: The 5th batch recruitment process of ArSRLM has been rescheduled from January 15 to January 29 onwards. The admit cards would be re-issued and uploaded to website on January 22. The process was reviewed on Wednesday in view of Arunachal State Disaster Management Authority order on imposition of COVID 19 protocols, according to an ArSRLM release.

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